Cell no: 250-801-8831,, Address: 4-147, Briarwood Road, Kelowna, BC



Student of MASc in Civil Engineering (expecting degree in December, 2011). Highly experienced in the field of structural engineering. Proven ability to work in civil engineering projects. In-depth knowledge of seismic analysis and design of structures.



SAP2000         CSI Bridge      ETABS           SAFE      STAAD Pro SEISMOSTRUCT

Shaft 3D       Microsoft Office Suite    ALL PILE    AutoCAD    MATLAB     ORIGIN



Master of Science in Civil Engineering                                                Expected in December 2011

The University of British Columbia


Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Structural)                  Completion December 2009

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering                                 Completion November 2006

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)



Teaching Assistant and Marker                                                September 2010 to December 2010

School of Engineering, the University of British Columbia

Job description: As a teaching assistant, instructed the laboratory classes of Civil Engineering Materials. Marked the assignments of Soil Mechanics as a Marker.  


Research Assistant                                                      September 2010 to present

School of Engineering, the University of British Columbia

Job description: Working on the seismic performance evaluation of irregular reinforced concrete bridges with varying column heights and varying tie spacings by non-linear time history analysis Using SEISMOSTRUCT and CSI Bridge. Comparison between force-based and displacement-based design. 


Structural Engineer                                                      February 2010 to July 2010

Design Planning & Management Consultants Limited      

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Job description: Performed structural analysis-design and to communicate with architects of the main campus of The Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Main campus includes the academic buildings, library, auditorium, arcades and retaining wall.


Research Assistant                  April 2007 to October 2007, June 2008 to January 2010.                           

Jamuna Bridge Seismic Instrumentation Project

Depart of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)  

Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh

Job description: Data collection from strong motion accelerometer placed in field and Jamuna

Multipurpose Bridge. Performed Fast Fourier Transformation for analyses of the collected data. Observed the response of Jamuna Bridge for earthquake excitations. Modelling of the bridge super-structure using SAP2000 and bridge sub-structure using Thin Layered Element Method. Improving the model of bridge considering different end conditions. Simulation of response of bridge finite element model for different earthquake excitations. Comparison simulated bridge response to the recorded response due to different seismic loadings.


Engineer in training                                                     November 2007 to May 2008

Design Alliance                                                                              

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Civil/structural engineering services for petroleum and power industries.

Job description: Performed structural modelling, analysis (Static & Dynamic) and design of heavy process structures and foundations (soil supported and pile supported) of EXXONMOBIL Projects in USA.

Expertise developed: Designing structures according to the code, finite element modelling, analysis and optimization, and the estimation of structural project works.



1.       Second place MASc., School of Engineering Research Showcase Poster Competition, the University of British Columbia, November 2010.

2.       6.0 Professional Development Hours of attendance at The Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code 2010, Vancouver, BC, January 18, 2011, by CSCE.

3.       The Graduate Student Travel Grant from the UBC Okanagan Research Grant Program to support the participation in the conference ‘CSCE 2011 General Conference’ in Ottawa, Ontario.

4.       The University Graduate Fellowship (UGF), September 2011 & January 2012, The University of British Columbia



1.    S.M. Reza, M. Shahria Alam, and S. Tesfamariam, “Performance Evaluation of a Multi-Span RC Bridge with Irregular Column Heights of Varying Ductility Levels”, CSCE (Canadian Society for Civil Engineering) Annual General Meeting and Conference, Ottawa, June 2011.  

2.    Ahsan, R., and Reza, S., M., “Behaviour of the Jamuna Multi-Purpose Bridge Considering Soil-Structure Interaction”, 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, July 2010.

3.    S. M. Reza, R. Ahsan. Dynamic behaviour of the Jamuna multi-purpose bridge considering different scour depth. IABSE-JSCE Joint Conference on Advances in Bridge Engineering-II, Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 8-10, 2010.

4.    Ahsan, R., Hasan, M., M., and Reza, S., M., “Modal Analysis of the Jamuna Multi-purpose Bridge Considering Soil-Structure Interaction”, International Earthquake Proceedings, 3rd Symposium Bangladesh, Dhaka, March 2010.

5.    Islam, B., Ahsan, R., and Reza, S., M., “Dynamic Stiffness Parameters of Hollow Steel Piles for Soil-Structure Interaction”, the Bangladesh Geotechnical Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2009.

6.    Reza, S. M., Ahsan, R., "The Effect of Infills on the Dynamic Behavior of RC Frames", New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2007.