I’ve studied Structural Engineering for quite some time, first in the MSc and then in the PhD, both in Técnico (IST), Lisbon. There I studied the buckling behaviour and progressive failure of FRP beams and columns using complex physically and geometrically non-linear analyses. The software used to simulate the experimental tests carried out in the university research lab was ABAQUS.
I started my 'mainstream' structural engineering carrer at Tetraplano Engenharia, back in 2013, where I was responsible for the development of numerical models and structural checking of dam support buildings and other hydraulic structures.
Next, I've gathered two other colleagues and we created STIN. Our market was mostly on small buildings and houses, and consultancy projects in the FRP structural field.
Currently, I work part-time as Structural Engineer for GRID International. They were involved in projects like the Allianz Riviera Stadium (Nice, France), the Third Bosphorus Bridge (Istanbul, Turkey) and the Grand Theatre de Rabat (Morocco), the latter of which I had the pleasure to work in.
In recent years, I've been more and more involved into programming for automation and workflow optimisation, having developed multiple small scripts. First with VBA, mainly to automate Excel spreadsheets and Word reports, and lately with Python, which can automate nearly everything on a computer. I've been using several libraries in fields such as automation, standalone application development, data analysis and visualization and data science.
2017 - Present
GRID International Consulting Engineers
Grand Théâtre de Rabat, Morocco
Duqm Port Offshore Access Trestle, Oman
Rwanda Airport Hangar, Rwanda
High-speed Railway Underpasses, Évora, Portugal
Via Expresso Bridges, Madeira, Portugal
Rotterdam Port Bridge, Netherlands
Founder & Structural Engineer
2013 - 2017
Quinta de Sto. André, Portugal
ROL Construction System Consultancy
ALTA LUMA Trees Consultancy
Casa Solar, Gradil, Portugal
2013 - 2013
Ribeiradio’s Dam Support Building
Salamonde’s Dam Support Building
2012 - 2015
GFRP profiles’ fire protection systems
Structural behaviour of eccentrically loaded GFRP columns
Study of the web-crippling phenomenon in GFRP beams
Structural behaviour and fibre architecture optimisation of hybrid FRP pultruded profiles made of glass and carbon fibres
Thesis | Structural behaviour of FRP pultruded beams and columns
PORTFOLIO | GALLERY
SAMPLES OF WORK
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
Area of focus
Bridges And Viaducts
Houses And Villas
Developing Calculation Spreadsheets
Modelling And Analysis