After a very busy year and a sustained high demand for our civil/structural engineering services, resulting largely from natural disasters (tornadoes as well as record snow loads and floods), our team was taxed but was able to cope, albeit at the expense of longer delays for reports and site examinations. As such, we extend our thanks to our clients for being so understanding and patient during that time period. However, we have taken steps to remedy this situation and we are pleased to announce that two additional  civil/structural engineers have now joined our Ottawa office staff.


Alexander Suttie, EIT, joined the Civil/Structural Engineering team in Ottawa in July 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering obtained from Lakehead University in 2016. Prior to joining CEP, Mr. Suttie worked as a consultant in building sciences and restoration where he provided engineering services for many restoration and rehabilitation projects. His past experience includes building investigations and condition surveys, remedial design, cost estimating, preparation of technical specifications and drawings, materials testing, construction review, and contract administration for a variety of structures. As a forensic investigator, Mr. Suttie conducts investigations at claims sites and prepares technical investigation reports identifying the cause and extent of the damage.


Ahmad Shahroodi, MASc., P.Eng., joined the Civil/Structural Engineering team in Ottawa in August 2019. He has over 15 years of experience, 9 of which are in forensic engineering, including the investigation of the Elliott Lake Algo Centre mall collapse  on June 23, 2012 that resulted in the death of 2 people and caused injuries to 20 others. Mr. Shahroodi holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (Structural) from Iran and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (NDT of Concrete Structures) from the University of Toronto.  He is an associate member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI)-Committee 228 (Non-destructive Testing of Concrete) and a voting member of the ACI-Committee 228-B (Inspection of Structures). In addition, he is an active member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE). Prior to joining CEP, he worked as a project manager, structural designer, forensic engineer, and quality control manager in many structural and infrastructure projects in both Toronto and Ottawa. 


The arrival of Mr. Suttie and Mr. Shahroodi strengthens our Ottawa Civil/Structural Engineering team consisting of Frédérick Beaucage, P.Eng. and Robert Massarelli, M.Eng, P.Eng. We look forward to drawing on their expertise moving forward as well as providing better and more timely services to our clients in Ontario and Quebec.

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