Pankaj Saharia, a structural engineer with a long history of successful projects, is aware that the profession can seem complicated and irrelevant to those not in the field. However, having a bit of basic know-how can be useful for people in a variety of situations to find solutions, such as in landscaping or remodeling. Structural engineering, at its core, deals with load-bearing structures. This means determining how a structure will be designed to hold weight and resist force safely. This includes its own weight as well as the weight of occupants, objects, and natural elements such as snow.
Physics play a vital role in structural engineering in that the stability of structures have to be calculated in order to produce a safe design, taking into account how different materials such as wood, steel, and concrete will behave in any given situation. This also applies to how a structure will manage in earthquakes, explosions, and floods to ensure structural integrity and the safety of any occupants inside.
With a passion for designing structures that help change the lives of others and make the world a more beautiful, livable place, Pankaj Saharia is dedicated to finding solutions in challenging situations. Pankaj Saharia has managed numerous projects handling seismic analysis and structural design of residential, commercial, and academic buildings in a variety of states, including numerous bridge designs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Pankaj Saharia also served as the senior project engineer for Overhead Coverage Projects in Iraq. The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Transatlantic Program Center honored him with high accolades for his work.