S.E., A.M.ASCE, M. ACI, M. BEM
Dr. Khaled Ghaedi has experience in both the academia and industry fields. Over the course of many years career growth, he has built his professional career through his involvement in many research and business projects, holding different positions such as the research and teaching assistant, senior structural engineer, BIM modeler and manager, structural checker and quality control manager. He is currently the technical director of the software engineering services and solutions provider in Malaysia to support the engineering industry in Southeast Asia. Because of his practical skills with multiple engineering software and being familiar with engineering topics, he has been invited by various national and international firms and universities to improve engineers and students' technical skills. He has provided consultancy for many projects such as MRT Putrajaya line, underground parts (tunnels), in Malaysia (costs RM13.11 billion) and Pavilion Damansara Heights (costs RM7 billion) among others. He is also the member of several famed organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He is presently taking part as the associate committee member of the international structural design code, ASCE7-22 (to be published in 2022). As a researcher, he has frequently published his researches in well-known journals in different engineering fields such as materials, seismic design, structural control systems and structural damage detection of buildings, bridges, dams, etc. He has also contributed to the process of knowledge sharing through his roles as the editorial board member and reviewer of eminent engineering journals (such as the Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Journal of Computers and Concrete, Journal of Engineering Structures, American Journal of Structures (ACI), and Applied Soft Computing), conferences and institutes. He has also been invited in several international conferences as the committee member. He has always shown his support to students, in different universities, in order to help them to become an important part of their community. Through his high technical experience and skills in both engineering and academia, Khaled has surely given value, benefit and asset to the engineering community.
In what ways can you be an exemplar for others in engineering?
How do you keep yourself up to date with the latest technical knowledge in engineering?
It is hard to find time to be technically up to date, but working on projects together with reading helps. I am very lucky because I have a very special and expert skilled team, known as PASOFAL, as we have many internal communications to keep ourselves up to date. Alongside skills, networks for sharing our questions and quickly getting responses from our team around the world helps to keep my structural knowledge updated. Furthermore, my engagement in giving consultation for different types of structures for different companies around the globe, give me a great chance to boost my structural knowledge in the field of civil, structural, mechanical and architectural engineering. Likewise, my involvement in high-ranked engineering journals and conferences as editorial board, reviewer and technical committee member allows me to think about the broader challenges. That is why I always look to engineering and technology to help myself in providing solutions.
You mention to PASOFAL. Could you tell us more about that?
PASOFAL also offers practical, elegant and economical structural design solutions for all types of structure and infrastructure projects irrespective of their size or complexity. We have achieved an impressive portfolio of work with an extensive list of clients, all recognizing PASOFAL’s quality, reliability and expertise.
What are the biggest challenges facing the firms todays?
What are your favorite projects, which you have been involved?
You are a senior technical engineer and researcher. What type of supports and training courses you offer to your clients?
- Building Information -Modelling (BIM) - Sustainability - Earthquake Engineering - Seismic Design - Blast Loading - Finite Element Analysis - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Structural Design - Structural dynamics - Design of Post-tensioned Structures - Performance-based Design of Structures - Structural Control Systems - Software Training - Advanced Modelling Methods - Engineering Troubleshooting - Journal Writing Consultation
Why engineers, companies and universities should choose you as the trainer?
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a deep effect on livelihoods. How do you benefit others through these hard times?
How much should a firm invest in research before starting a major project? What is your opinion as a researcher?
What contribution can a structural engineer make to designing and delivering a sustainable structure?
What advice would you give to other young engineers who would seek positions similar to you?
How can customers communicate with you or PASOFAL?
We are always available to assist engineers around the globe. They can get in touch with us by visiting our official website. PASOFAL has also its social media channels including YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. They can just simply google our channels. Engineers and students can subscribe to our channels and newsletters to get our latest important updates and special tutorials.
I will also be happy to share my personal contact number, if any body wishes to reach me out directly.