CHARBEL ABOU MALEK

Senior Structural Facade Engineer

Jounieh, Lebanon
Arabic, mother tongue,
English, advanced,
French, advanced
Fields of Expertise

Facade Engineering

Codes & Standards
CWCT
BS EN
BS
EC
AAMA
ASTME
ASCE
AISC
IBC
UBC
CSTB
NF DTU.
Software Knowledge
• AutoCAD
Autodesk Robot
Autodesk Inventor
SJ Mepla
Flixo
Resist
S Concrete
C++
Microsoft Office
Visual Basic
CAREER SUMMARY
I am a professional façade engineer with over 5 years of experience in the façade industry and a master’s degree in façade engineering from the university of the West of England. I have very good skills in providing calculation and technical advice in the design of the façade structural systems. I have a strong experience in façade design on projects locally and internationally and strong communication skills of developing relationships with clients, architects and consultants. Moreover, I have an extensive knowledge in codes and standards. Furthermore, I have a strong knowledge in using design and analysis software’s for the structural and thermal calculations. Not only I have technical and structural skills expertise, but also, I have management and leadership strengths applied to guide junior engineers, understand overall project requirements, milestones and budgets. I'm multilingual, punctual team player and a fast learner with excellent problem-solving skills, working ethics and passion for making new professional acquaintances.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Senior Structural Facade Engineer
2015 - Present
Glassline Industries
Mallat Industrial Street, Lebanon
- Preparing structural layouts, calculations and reports
- Development of typical details and drawings and explaining the same to other engineers and technical team leaders
- Analysis and designing of façade elements i.e. unitized curtain walls, stick curtain walls, structural glazing, skylights, suspended glass, aluminum cladding, sliding windows and doors, louvers, steel canopy, balustrades etc.
- Preparing movement reports for all types of façade systems
- Analysis and designing of steel structure
- Assisting tender and estimation team for quotation
- Value engineering with respect to technical specification, architect and consultant requirements
- Representing the company at design meetings with architects and façade consultants like Meinhardt, Arup, BuroHappold, Dar Al-Handasah, etc.
- Attending meetings with the consultant in order to justify the structural adequacy of our system and to close any issue that is related to façade
- Ensure various project submissions are made on time and follow up on approvals
- Managing a team of four structural façade engineers
- Direct and supervise other designers and drafters’ activities
- Performing thermal analysis
- Conducting finite element analysis for glass, brackets and other small critical components
- Performing nonlinear analysis
- Handing queries of a technical nature and working to resolve them
- Reviewing project specifications
- Reviewing testing method statement
- Responsible for checking the quality and accuracy of own work
- Coordinating work with technical team leaders during design development stage
- Reviewing shop drawings
Field Civil Engineer
2015 - 2015
Al Mabani
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Preparing construction work packages describing and sequencing work activities
- Supporting QC work on site
- Attending site field inspection to assure construction quality meets plans and specifications
- Reviewing drawings and specifications
- Preparing reports as required
- Overseeing the selection and requisition of materials
- Coordinating with responsible superintendent to support everyday activities
Structural Engineer
2013 - 2015
Modulo Facades
Jounieh, Lebanon
- Preparing structural calculations, reports and shop drawings related with curtain wall, glass stairs, canopies, steel stairs and balustrades
- Verifying drawings, details and specification complies with structural requirements in coordination with structural engineer
- Designing the reinforced concrete structure for buildings and preparing shop drawings
EDUCATION
Master in Facade Engineering
2019
University of the West of England
Bristol, United Kingdom (UK)
Master in Civil Engineering
2014
Lebanese University
Roumieh, Lebanon
CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Planning and scheduling with Primavera
2016
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
Facade Engineering
 
Area of focus
Façade Structural Design
Materials
Roofing & Waterproofing
Building Science & Physics
Specializations
Glazing Systems
Thermal Efficiency
Condensation Analysis
Services
Detailed Design
Design Review
Schematic Design
Report Writing
Specifications
Skills
Behavior Of Materials
Heat Transfer