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AN OUTSTANDING PARTNER FOR YOUR ENGINEERING CHALLENGES.

IH Engineers, PC employs engineers, technicians, resident engineers, and inspectors available to work on a wide variety of projects throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Our staff is primarily headquartered in Princeton, with branch offices in Hackensack, NJ and Manhattan, NY, and project specific offices in various locations. The following is a summary of the qualifications of our Key Personnel.

IFTEKHAR HOSSAIN, PE

President and Principal-In-Charge
Mr. Hossain has extensive experience in the analysis, design, and constructability review of structures including moveable bridges, culverts, tunnels, buildings, sign structures, and various types of foundations including pile foundations. He has performed dynamic analysis on several structures, has prepared design reports, plans and specifications and cost estimates, evaluated bid documents and provided construction support services. He has worked with various structural materials such as prestressed and precast concrete, steel, and composite materials. Mr. Hossain also has experience with bridge inspection and load ratings and he has managed and successfully completed several projects ranging from simple to complex ones.

Mr. Hossain holds an M.S.C.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and New York.


MICHAEL J. BRUNO

Senior Vice President
Mr. Bruno has extensive experience in construction inspection, management, and design with an emphasis on transportation projects. He is a seasoned construction manager and has worked for numerous transportation agencies such as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New York City Department of Transportation, NJ TRANSIT, New York State DOT, New York City DOT, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. His experience also extends into environmental, mechanical, electrical and buildings. Primary components of his experience have been the management of projects of varying complexity in structural, civil, and site development.

Mr. Bruno holds an M.S.C.E. in Construction Management and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has Primavera Expedition training and is a member of ASHE, ASCE and the ASCE Construction Institute.

 

CHARLES W. YOUNG

Business Strategy Advisor
Mr. Young has over 40 years of experience in the transportation industry including 30 years at the New Jersey Department of Transportation where he served as Resident Engineer, Project Field Manager, Regional Construction Engineer, and Executive Director of Operations. He has managed staff and operations in excess of 350 employees. He is adept in the construction management and construction inspection of Highways, Bridges and Transit facilities and has overseen hundreds of projects varying in size from one hundred thousand dollars to over one hundred million dollars.

Mr. Young holds a B.S. in Civil Construction Technology from Thomas Edison State College, is certified in NJDOT Project Management, and has extensive training and experience in Construction Claims Management and Project Scheduling.

 

WEN-JINN CHIOU, PE

Department Manager, Structural Engineering
Mr. Chiou has extensive experience providing services for the scoping, analysis, inspection, and structural design of bridges and structures, including projects involving the rehabilitation, replacement and reconstruction of bridges. He has performed structural design of all substructure elements, pile foundations, superstructures (straight and curved steel, prestressed and precast concrete beams) and bearings, and has prepared design and inspection reports, plans, specifications and cost estimates. Mr. Chiou’s ability to incorporate Context Sensitive Design practices has merited several awards during his career.

Mr. Chiou holds an M.S. in Structural Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a B.S.C.E. He also has Advanced Training in Seismic Design of Highway Bridges, AASHTO LRFD procedures for Bridge Design, and Seismic Assessment of Regional Lifelines. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

 

DAVID X. CHIU, PE

Project Manager, Civil/Utility/Traffic Engineering
Mr. Chiu has extensive experience providing site/civil engineering services, including the design of major highways, roadway reconstruction and rehabilitation, transportation studies, traffic engineering, stormwater management, drainage, and utility engineering. Mr. Chiu has managed a wide range of projects involving stormwater and drainage design, utility engineering, hydraulic studies, hydrological engineering and environmental permitting applications. He has prepared design exceptions, specifications and engineering cost estimates for numerous clients.

Mr. Chiu holds an M.S.C.E. from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Transportation Engineering & Planning and a B.S.C.E. from Jilin University of Technology. He also has Advanced Training in Civil Design and Traffic Analysis Software. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and New York.

 

GARY PATTERSON, PE

Department Manager, Civil/Utility/Traffic Engineering
Mr. Patterson has 30 years of experience in multi-disciplinary projects and all aspects of highway design. He has provided transportation engineering design services, including, but not limited to: resurfacing, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of interstates, freeways, county roads, land service highways, bridges, and signalized and unsignalized intersections. Mr. Patterson has managed transportation projects of all sizes and scopes, with proven experience on a wide variety of transportation projects including those involving roadway reconstruction, drainage and utility engineering, Right of Way (ROW) and Access Design, Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT), ADA Compliance and Context Sensitive Design. He has overseen plan preparation of multi-disciplined, multi-sub-consultant projects. He has successfully completed projects for clients including NJDOT, NJTA, DRJTBC, DVRPC, NYSDOT and several Counties.

Mr. Patterson holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the Rutgers University, and is trained and proficient in Primavera Project Planner, MicroStation, and InRoads software. He is a registered Professional Engineer is New York and New Jersey.

 

SID W. SIDHOM, PE

Project Manager, Structural Evaluation
Mr. Sidhom has extensive experience in NBIS bridge inspection and load rating projects, with additional work experience in bridge rehabilitation projects. He has conducted inspections on sign structures and bridges of every shape, type, and form including railroad bridges and complex bridges. He is extremely familiar with in-depth inspections, fracture critical member inspections, scour critical inspections, and fatigue prone details. He has successfully managed projects and led inspections for several major agencies in the tri-state area such as NJDOT, NJ Transit, PennDOT, DRPA, and NJTA as well as several New Jersey counties.

Mr. Sidhom holds a B.S.C.E. from Cairo University and is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.

 

EDUARDO SZMURLO, PE

Operations Manager
Mr. Szmurlo has over 30 years of civil engineering in highway design, traffic engineering, and construction management. He has managed transportation projects of all sizes and scopes and has proven experience providing QA/QC on a wide variety of transportation projects including those involving drainage, stormwater, utility engineering, Right of Way (ROW), access design, maintenance, and protection of traffic (MPT), and context-sensitive design. Mr. Szmurlo has worked extensively in the U.S. and other markets such as Argentina, India, Kuwait, and UAE.

Mr. Szmurlo holds an MS in Civil Engineering/Transportation from City College of the City of New York (CCNY). He has a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from Hult International Business School. He is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers – New York Metro and is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey.

 

DAREN DONG, PE, ENV SP, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

NY Branch Manager
Mr. Dong has over 24 years of experience designing and managing transportation projects of all sizes and scopes, in an increasingly higher level of responsibility. He is well versed in project management, design, inspection, seismic and structural analysis in the rehabilitation and construction of major bridges and transit structures in complex urban areas. He has also provided services for numerous concept development and feasibility assessment studies, design exception reports, and corridor studies. Mr. Dong has successfully managed projects for various major transportation agencies including NYCDOT, NYCDDC, NYSDOT, PANYNJ, NJDOT, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North Railroad.

Mr. Dong holds an MS in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and a BS in Civil Engineering from Feng Chia University in Taiwan. He is a LEED Green Associate and is a registered Professional Engineer in New York and Connecticut.