About Me!!

I am structural engineer working in a reputed firm in West Los Angeles, Caifornia. I am licensed Civil Engineer in State of California. Please feel free to contact me about any issue related to Structural Engineering specially if you have question related to ETABS, SAFE, SAP2000 and Perfrom3D.

9 comments on “About Me!!
  1. Teodor says:

    Great blog. simplicity. i’m a civil eng from Romania.

    • zstructures says:

      Thank you for the comments.please let me know when ever you are looking for new topic. Z

      • KK says:

        Do you use ETABS for Response Spectrum Analsysis. As SRSS results are without sign (positive), how is it transferred to SAFE?

      • zstructures says:

        Yes, I use Response spectrum cases in ETABS but I don’t use these cases for foundation design because of lost of sign. Therefore I use ELF load cases but reduce the reactions by 25% as per ASCE chapter 12, which allows 25% reduction for overturning moment for ELF cases and 10% reduction for RS cases.

  2. Umar Saeed says:

    Hello friend… Nice site… I am a fresh Civil Engineer, and I have started to work on ETABS, SAFE and SAP2000 professionally…

    you can contect me on umar.saeed88@hotmail.com
    there are different questions I have regrading ETABS.
    I hope you can help me…!

  3. Umar Saeed says:

    Can you describe where should we define PIER and SPANDREL.
    What is the main difference?

    • Shoja says:

      Pier labeling for vertical loading in which gives you input taking from upside of wall and results in output from downside of wall in case of reinforcement design; unlikely, Spandrel labeling are for left side to right side consideration.

  4. jk says:

    Is there many structural engineering jobs in Los Angeles these days? I’m a structural engineer from Toronto, but i’m drawn to the Californian climate.

  5. Teodor says:

    do you use perform3d? how is it in comparasion with etabs?

    you can caontact me by email or msn:teodor.cojanu@live.com or yahoo id:teocojanu


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