C.Eng. Niyas Samad (M.Sc., B.Sc.) - Chartered Structural Engineer

Area of Expertise:

  • Designing of Reinforced Concrete Structures: Buildings, Water Retaining Structures and other infrastructures
  • Design reviewing of structures
  • Reviewing of structural stability of structures
  • Construction work experience on Building, Water Supply and Road Projects
  • Project Management

Master of Science in Project Management offered by Asia eUniversity of Malaysia

Post-Graduate Diploma in Structural Engineering Design offered by the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering offered by the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Fellow Member of the Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka. [Chartered Civil Engineer – C.Eng., F.I.E (Sri Lanka)]

Council Member of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) for sessions 2015/16 &  2016/17

Chairman, Civil Engineering Sectional Committee of IESL for Session 2015/16 &  2016/17

Secretary of Civil Engineering Sectional Committee of IESL for Sessions 2013/14 & 2014/15

Committee member for IESL Engineering Conference – 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

Member of Professional Review Panel for Chartered Engineers at IESL

Panel member of awarding Construction Excellent Awards conducted by Construction Contractors Association of Sri Lanka in year 2002, 2003, 2004, 2015 & 2016.

32 years’ experience in handling Civil Engineering works in both Private and Public sectors

Reviewing structural design details and drawings to Proposed Six Storied Maternal and Children’s Hospital building at Kalutara General Hospital funded by the Netherland Government under EN-Project (ongoing) | Project Management and structural design for proposed Six Storied Hospital for Rajarata Hospital (Pvt) Ltd at 384/15A, Harischandra Mawatha, Anuradhapura (ongoing) | Project Management and structural design for proposed Six Storied Apartment Building at No. 10, Sripala Road, Mt. Lavinia (ongoing) |Infrastructure Expert: Technical assistance for health infrastructure development to the Primary Medical Care Centers and Divisional Hospitals in nine districts located in four provinces funded by ADB (2018) | Team Leader – Design Team: Leading a design team comprising Architects, Structural Engineers and Quantity Surveyors for 45 Primary Medical Care Centers and Divisional Hospitals in nine districts (2018) | Engineering Specialist for Education Sector Development Program (ESDP) funded by Asian Development Bank (2015) | Senior Project Manager/ Program Manager for Education for Knowledge Society Project (EKSP) funded by Asian Development Bank (2012 -2014) | Construction Manager for water supply and road projects in Northern and Southern Provinces funded by Asian Development Bank, World Bank and JICA (2011-2012) | Project Manager (Construction) and overall in charge for implementing IFRC Tsunami Reconstruction Program which is multi-disciplinary civil infrastructure projects including hospital infrastructures development, housing, water supply and sanitary works scattered all over the Tsunami affected areas in the island (2007-2011) | Hospital Infrastructure development consists of multi storied buildings with Operation Theatres, ICU, ETU, OPD, administration unit and other required services (2005-2006) | Project Manager for Dehiattakandiya Township Water Supply Scheme (1988-1993) | Site Engineer  for Union Equipment & Construction Engineering Co. Ltd. In the construction of five storied office building on Pile foundation (1987-1988)

Key contributions to overseas projects:

Shelter Delegate for Shelter Recovery programme in Sindh Province, Pakistan to International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) under the 2010 Flood recovery programme including Designing and implementing of 6500 shelters in three districts

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