Master of Science, Structural Engineering, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
As a professional structural engineer, Mr. Patel leads the analysis and design of complex projects that involve unique challenges associated with environmental and dynamic loading associated with hurricane force winds, wave action, flooding and seismic events. Ashish is particularly knowledgeable in hurricane-imposed storm surge loading and has a keen appreciation for dynamic wave action effects. Ashish understands a structure’s response to earthquake loads. Ashish also leads heavy civil structures projects, which include port and marine structures. Ashish is technically strong in condition assessments and forensic analysis, repair, retrofit and rehabilitation of structures. As a Houstonian, Ashish is passionate about ensuring that structures in coastal environments are designed, detailed and constructed with safeguard and resilience against potential flood hazard. He applies conscientious and cost-effective mitigation techniques in his designs that meet or exceed code-minimum mandates.
Ashish’s in-depth knowledge of both structural and geotechnical engineering facilitates his analysis and design of structural systems that involve soil-structure interaction.
He has experience and expertise with many sophisticated numerical modeling and analysis software, including STAAD, RAM-Steel, RISA, ANSYS, MATLAB and SupportIT. Ashish has performed many analyses using finite element analysis (FEA).
Ashish is well versed in the International Building Code and several of its referenced standards, including ASCE 7 (Minimum Design Loads for Building and Other Structures) and ASCE 24 (Flood Resistant Design and Construction). He is thoroughly familiar with codes and commentaries, including ACI 318, ACI 350, ACI 530, AISC 303 and AISC 360, as well as publications from PCA, PCI and FEMA.
Certifications / Licenses
Professional Engineer – Civil, Minnesota
Professional Engineer, Louisiana
Professional Engineer, North Carolina
Professional Engineer, Texas
Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
International Code Council (ICC)
International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
Coasts, Oceans, Ports and River Institute (COPRI)