BURLINGTON, MA (June 23, 2022) – EBI Consulting is pleased to welcome industry experts Saeed Fathali and Jeffrey S. Falero to lead EBI’s seismic and structural practices!

Saeed Fathali, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, joins EBI as Director of Seismic Risk and Resilience Assessments and brings over 20 years of engineering experience, three of which include niche seismic risk assessment experience. Saeed will be 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.

Jeff Falero, P.E., joins EBI as Director of Structural Evaluations and Forensics and brings over 30 years of engineering experience, six of which include niche seismic due diligence experience. Jeff has experience in structural evaluations, structural forensics, structural repair, and strengthening design and seismic retrofit. He will be responsible for expanding upon EBI’s structural evaluation practice, structural maintenance and risk management, the evaluation of balconies, decks and raised walkways, such as for California’s “Balcony Inspection Law,” and for EBI’s structural forensics practice.

With their combined 50-plus years of industry experience, Saeed and Jeff will elevate EBI’s seismic and structural practice from a traditional due diligence service by expanding the team and service offerings to add value to client asset management. This growth coincides with EBI’s developing ESG service offerings for other aspects of resiliency including the Climate Change Risk Assessments that EBI introduced in September 2021.

Saeed and Jeff are adept at solving complex structural and seismic issues and analyzing risk to properties, as well as identifying measurements to minimize that risk, enhance resilience and support return to operation following seismic events. Additionally, they will be responsible for building and maintaining successful relationships with clients, property owners and investors. Saeed and Jeff will be based out of the San Francisco Bay Area of California.

“We are thrilled to welcome Saeed and Jeff to the team as renowned experts in the seismic and structural field,” said John Katze, EBI’s National Director of Operations for Traditional Due Diligence. “Saeed and Jeff will bring a level of expertise in-house that is unprecedented for EBI. Their leadership will bolster the strategic growth of our seismic and structural team to expand service offerings nationwide and establish EBI as an industry leader. I look forward to increasing EBI’s footprint on the seismic due diligence world to better support the needs of our clients.”

Saeed holds a Ph.D. in structural and earthquake engineering from the University of Buffalo, is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in California, certified in the California Emergency Management Agency Safety Assessment Program, and is also LEED AP certified.

Jeff holds a master's degree in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University and completed his undergraduate work at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. Jeff is a licensed P.E. in California, as well as more than a dozen other jurisdictions; is a Structural Specialist Responder with FEMA’s National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response Operation, CA Task Force 3; and is also involved in several other professional and volunteer organizations.


About EBI Consulting:

EBI Consulting is focused on maximizing value in the built and natural environments, delivering quality insights that move clients forward. With over 550 industry experts coast-to-coast, EBI’s vast capabilities include environmental and building condition due diligence, energy and sustainability, architecture and engineering, and environmental health and safety services. Established in 1989 and headquartered in Burlington MA, EBI Consulting is a privately-owned firm known for going beyond expectations. More at www.ebiconsulting.com.


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