Saeed Fathali, PhD, PE, LEED AP
Seismic Solution Team Leader
Dr. Saeed Fathali is the Director of Seismic Solutions at STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES. Saeed received his PhD in Structural and Earthquake Engineering from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. As a co-authors of the SEAOSC Design Guideline for non-ductile concrete buildings, published in 2016, Saeed was the lead author for the section dedicated to seismic applications of FRP material. Prior to his current employment, Saeed worked as a consulting engineer for Rutherford + Chekene in San Francisco for seven years where he worked on several seismic evaluation and retrofit projects as well as applied research projects including probability-based seismic performance assessment of buildings, evaluation of code requirements for directional combination of building seismic responses, development of seismic guideline for roof-mounted solar panels, and evaluation and improvement of the current code formula for seismic design of acceleration-sensitive nonstructural components. Saeed’s expertise in nonlinear response history analyses has benefited several seismic retrofit projects in the Bay Area, and the peer review of several high-rise structures and base-isolated hospitals along the West Coast. Saeed is an active member of several committees at both SEAOSC and SEAONC, and ACI, and has served in the past as a manager on the board of ICC Evaluation Services (ICC-ES).