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Curriculum Vitae

Born 1957

Qualifications BSc(Hons), CEng, MSc, PhD, MICE, FIStructE

Profession Consultant Structural & Civil Engineer

Career Outline


Shapour has over thirty years of experience in the analysis and design of structures. He initially worked in Iran on the design of steel and concrete building against earthquake. He went to the United Kingdom in 1984 after working in Iran on a number of different types of projects in civil and structural engineering. He obtained his Doctorate from University of Surrey in 1988 and statred working for Gifford and Partners. His work has included inspection, assessment and monitoring of bridges, with soil-structure interaction, both in service and under test loads. He has led load testing of about 50 deck spans and used the results to improve the load carrying capacity of the decks. He has used a core-stress-relief method developed by himself on over 40 concrete structures to measure in situ stresses. He has also been involved in mainstream design of highway and railway bridges and used his structural behaviour understanding to improve design methods. Shapour is fully experienced in finite element analysis, implementing the technique on structures with linear and non-linear behaviour under static and dynamic loads. He is the author of a number technical reports and has published several papers on the measurement of in situ stresses in concrete structures and load testing of bridges. He developed relationship with Iranian consultancies, contractors and universities on behalf of Gifford to promote engineering excellence. In addition he acted as the adviser on the seismic design of their buildings in Iran.

He joined Atkins between June 05 and January 07 as the Head of Structural Design in their office in Dubai producing innovative solutions for high-rise developments and complex structural designs. He helped to developed the department, put a management system in place. The department grew during this period from 25 to 55. Major projects in this period were, Burj Dubai Lake Hotel, Al Mas tower, Palm Trump Tower, Palm Gateway, Towers in Dubai Marina, Towers in Jumeirah Lake. 

He joined WSP Middle East Ltd which is part of WSP Group in January 2007. His initial roles in the WSP UAE were to review and help to develop the following:

  • Review Project Life Cycle from the structural design point of view
  • Harmonise design approach in different offices
  • Identify training needs
  • Help the management for future growth of the company
  • Lead the technical excellence in the company

At the same time he has been acting as the project director of a number of project. He was then promoted to Director, Structures - Abu Dhabi to help with the expanding market in that area. 

From August to October 2010 I joined Saudi Diyar Consultants in Jeddah for consultancy work as Head of Engineering Departments responsible for all the engineering activities internal and external to the company. I then started work as an advisor to Tat Group in Iran but working from Dubai which led to becoming Development Manager and Technical Advisor to Alborz Tat Construction which is a subsidiary of the Tat Group. From March 2013, I have been helping Kling Consult in their Dubai office as a Consultant.

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