About Farhood

Dr. Farhood Nowzartash is the Group Director of the Civil/Structural division of the Major Loss Practice with over 23 years of experience in structural design and construction including reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, structural steel, formworks, and wood structures. He has been an active member in the design process of multi-story and high-rise concrete buildings, low-rise commercial buildings, bridges, oil and gas pipelines, sport complexes, stadiums, earth shoring, and concrete shoring. In addition, Dr. Nowzartash has experience with..

Dr. Farhood Nowzartash is the Group Director of the Civil/Structural division of the Major Loss Practice with over 23 years of experience in structural design and construction including reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, structural steel, formworks, and wood structures. He has been an active member in the design process of multi-story and high-rise concrete buildings, low-rise commercial buildings, bridges, oil and gas pipelines, sport complexes, stadiums, earth shoring, and concrete shoring.

In addition, Dr. Nowzartash has experience with forensic investigations, large scale commercial losses, industrial losses, building systems and structural failure analysis, seismic hazard assessment, building rehabilitation, and stress analysis of component failures using finite element modelling. He also has extensive knowledge of building code compliance and assessments in Canada and internationally including CSA, OBC, NBC, ACI, AISC, and IBC. He has been the lead investigator in numerous course of construction losses. 

Dr. Farhood Nowzartash is the Group Director of the Civil/Structural division of the Major Loss Practice with over 23 years of experience in structural design and construction including reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, structural steel, formworks, and wood structures. He has been an active member in the design process of multi-story and...

Dr. Farhood Nowzartash is the Group Director of the Civil/Structural division of the Major Loss Practice with over 23 years of experience in structural design and construction including reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, structural steel, formworks, and wood structures. He has been an active member in the design process of multi-story and high-rise concrete buildings, low-rise commercial buildings, bridges, oil and gas pipelines, sport complexes, stadiums, earth shoring, and concrete shoring.

In addition, Dr. Nowzartash has experience with forensic investigations, large scale commercial losses, industrial losses, building systems and structural failure analysis, seismic hazard assessment, building rehabilitation, and stress analysis of component failures using finite element modelling. He also has extensive knowledge of building code compliance and assessments in Canada and internationally including CSA, OBC, NBC, ACI, AISC, and IBC. He has been the lead investigator in numerous course of construction losses. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Structural Engineering
    University of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario
  • Master of Applied Science, Structural Engineering
    University of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering
    BIHE University – Tehran, Iran
Farhood Nowzartash

Farhood Nowzartash, BS, MASc, Ph.D, P.Eng

Group Director

Civil/Structural, Major Loss

Areas of Expertise

  • Concrete Failure Analysis
  • Foundation Damage/Evaluations
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Seismic Exploration
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Bridge Structures
  • Steel Structures
  • Institutional, Commercial and Industrial Structures
  • Earth Shoring
  • Civil and Structural Failure Analysis
  • Major Loss Investigation
  • Structural Steel
  • Multi-Story Construction - Steel/Concrete/Wood
  • Building Systems
  • Structural Failure
  • Building Code Consulting – OBC and NFPA
  • Civil and Infrastructure Failure
  • Structural Fire Origin and Cause Determination
  • Structural Drawings
  • Structural Analysis and Rehabilitation
  • Wood Structures and Framing
  • Soil Retaining Structure Damage/Evaluation
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