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Biography

Maroua is  currently an Engineer with the Structures Team with Properties and Building.  I am young professional engineer with a passion for Designing Building Structures.  I am a motivated individual and extremely eager to further develop my technical skills. I enjoy challenges that help me understand and solve complex structures. I enjoy working with a team and at the same time am able to work independently. During my time with WSP, I participated in a company challenge to develop new ways to improve integration within different Design Disciplines. My team  and I  won that challenge. As a result, WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff has implemented some of the proposed solution from my team's into  the organization. I enjoy being in the  Construction and Consultancy Industry and look forward to facing more exciting challenges in the future. 

 

Profession     Structural Engineer

Nationality    Canadian

Languages     English (fluent), Arabic (Intermediate), French (Intermediate).

Work History

Jan 2016Present

Engineer- Structures

WSP Parson Brinkerhoff,  Middle East
Apr 2014Dec 2015

Graduate Engineer - Structures 

WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff, Middle East
Jul 2012Aug 2012

Intern  Engineer - Structures

WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff, Middle East 

Education

20082013

B.Sc in Civil Engineering

American University of Sharjah

Major : Structural Engineering








Relevant Technical Courses

  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Theory of Structural Analysis
  • Construction Materials and Quality Control
  • Prestressed Concrete Design
  • Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics
  • Project Estimation, Planning and Control
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Computer Methods in Structural Analysis
  • Engineering Economy

Research Projects

Red Sea -Dead Sea Canal and Raising the Dead Sea Level"          

AUS / Cambridge University Collaborative Research project supervised by Professor Geoffrey Parker, on sustainability. This project studied the attempts of raising the Dead Sea level in addition to generating Energy by means of fluid flow between the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

Impact of Changes in ACI 318 Building Code: Changes in Durability and Structural Design Requirements”  

AUS Research project supervised by Professor Sherif Yehia, this project studied the changes of the ACI 318 through a period of 50 years and their changes, and the significance on the impact on the structural integrity of structures.

Certifications

Nov 2015

Theory and Practice Performance- Based Design 

Computers and Structures, inc. (CSI)

A one day International Technology seminar by Ashraf Habibullah on the theory and practice of performance-based design  of Earthquake Engineering, 


Jan 2015Sep 2015

WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff Graduate Challenge

WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff Graduate Program

A member of the winning team of a four month research challenge on how to improve integration among different design disciplines within WSP. 


Mar 2013

MIDAS Gen training

MIDAS GEN

One day training on the use of MIDAS for structural analysis and design for Bridges and Building structures.


Jul 2012

Symposium  for Design of Fire resistance in structures

Two day symposium on the theoretical and practical aspects of fire engineering in relation to structural stability in fire.






Technical Program Skills

TEDDS
S-Concrete
PROKON
SAP 2000
SAFE
ETABS

Building Codes

  • ACI 318                                        
  • BS CODES                    
  • UBC 97                                                
  • CIRIA C660                  
  • ACI 435
  • AISC       
  • AS 3600        
  • ASCE 7

Key Project Experience


One Za'abeel ICD Headquarters. (February 2015- Present)

  • Responsible for the Concept and Preliminary Design of the 235m Steel Cantilever Link Bridge, determining sizes and performing Wind Analysis and Detailing of Steel structure.
  • Responsible for conducting a full structural analysis on the Podium structure using ETABS including Seismic Analysis.  The podium consists of 7 basements that is approximately 28m below ground level.
  • Responsible for ensuring a fully coordinated design with other Engineering discipline such as  Building Services.
  • Responsible for the production and checking of markups for CAD draftsmen. 
  • Responsible for reviewing and assisting team leader engineer in the design production.
  •  Attended and participated in workshops with Peer Reviewer.

Hyundai Meeras Dubai I ( March 2015 - April 2015)

  • Assisted in an Independent review of the terminal building of Largest Ferris wheel, based on QA/QC.
  • Review of Structural Steel, Reinforced Concrete and composite structural members following the BS codes, Euro-codes and local standards.
  • Review of Drawings and Specifications.

Dubai Mall, Cinema  Expansion ( December 2014- February 2015)

  • Responsible for the full Structural Analysis of Etabs model, and performing independent reviews  based on QA/QC in addition to responding to contractors RFIs.

Meeras Bvlgari  Hotels and Residences. (June 2014 - December 2014)

  • Responsible for analyzing the Structural ETABS model of the Hotel structure and produce calculations and drawings of the horizontal elements (floor slabs & beams) of the hotel.
  • Support the Lead Engineer with coordination with Building Services and Architect.
  • Performed independent design verification of  the design completed by other colleagues based on internal QA/QC procedures, and assisted  team leader engineer with the preliminary and detail design of the Hotels and Residential structures

Al Barari Development - Seventh Heaven ( April  2014 - June  2014)

  • Assisted team leader  engineer to perform serviceability checks and produce reinforcement schedules and markups for floor system.
  • Produced markups for CAD draftsmen and checked them, assisted in the review of colleagues engineers to help meet deadlines.


Hobbies and Interests

  • Pottery                                                                               
  •  Photography                                               
  • Travelling                    
  • Running
  • Reading


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