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Dr. Saeed Fathali, PE, LEED AP, joined EBI as Director of Seismic Risk and Resilience Assessments in 2021 and brings over 20 years of structural/earthquake engineering experience. At EBI, Saeed is responsible for performing and reviewing all levels of seismic risk and resilience assessments, including conventional Probable Maximum Loss (PML) reports, PML + Resilience (PML+R) reports, and portfolio assessment reports for clients with equity and IAG needs, using customized methodologies to deliver reliable seismic risk assessment and practical risk mitigation measures.
Saeed earned a Doctorate in Philosophy in structural and earthquake engineering from the State University of New York. Throughout his career, he has furthered his contributions to the field by leading several applied research projects including: probability-based seismic performance assessment of buildings, evaluation of code requirements for directional combination of building seismic responses, development of seismic and wind analyses of roof-mounted solar panels, and evaluation and improvement of the current code formula for seismic design of acceleration-sensitive nonstructural components.
Additionally, he is currently a member of the ASTM Task Group developing the Property Resilience Assessment Standard.