Mohsen Shahawy, PhD, PE
Principal and CEO
Dr. Shahawy has over 35 years of experience in the design, construction, assessment, rehabilitation and load testing of various complex bridge structures. He has served at various capacities in the design and construction of over 400 bridge structures, including post-tensioned segmental precast/cast-in-place concrete box girders, segmental concrete/steel cable-stayed systems, welded steel plate multi-girders, steel truss structures, precast prestressed concrete U-beams as well as pile foundations, substructures, and retaining walls.
In his fifteen years with the Florida Department of Transportation, he was responsible for the state’s bridge condition assessment, bridge load testing and non-destructive evaluation, bridge rehabilitation, developing design guidelines and implementation of LRFD. In 1986 he pioneered the use of nondestructive test methods for bridge evaluation and created the first test center of its kind, owned and operated by a state DOT.
In 1990 he pioneered research on the use of Carbon Fiber Polymer (CFRP) composites in civil engineering applications; in 1991 this CFRP strengthening and repair method was applied for the first time to a bridge in the United States. He has since designed and repaired over 150 bridges using these innovative methods and he is considered a world leader in this field.
Dr Shahawy is co-author of the Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Bridge Design Manual, the first comprehensive bridge design manual dealing with the implementation of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Specifications. He has also published over 180 papers in the areas of prestressed /reinforced concrete performance, LRFD Code issues related to shear/bond interaction, bridge performance, load testing and load rating of bridges, dynamic behavior of bridges, and bridge rehabilitation.
He is a past chairman of the Transportation Research Board Committee AFF80 “Structural Fiber Reinforced Plastics;” and member of ACI committee 440 “Fiber Reinforced Plastics” and PCI committees “R&D” and “Concrete Bridges.”