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V.P. Samy, P.E. – President
V.P. Samy founded O&S Associates in February of 1996. As Principal-in-Charge of O&S Associates, Samy is responsible for supervising all engineering and architectural staff and overseeing production and quality control. Samy is responsible for all phases of professional services, including preparation of technical reports, analysis and design, program development, technical specifications, drawings, bidding services, construction administration and supervision. Under Samy’s leadership, O&S has grown from a parking design and consulting practice to a full-service architectural and engineering firm that performs architectural design, structural engineering, civil engineering, MEP engineering, restoration and rehabilitation, parking design and restoration, studies, and expert witness services. Samy holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida.
William Payne, P.E. – Vice President
Bill Payne is a Principal of O&S and serves as the firm’s Vice President. He is an experienced structural engineer and project manager with over 20 of experience in designing and managing restoration projects for buildings and parking structures. Bill has managed over 300 restoration projects and is a specialist in exterior envelope design and restoration, waterproofing design, and parking garage restoration. Bill has also served as an expert witness in multiple States on cases related to design and construction deficiencies. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey.
Suchi Jayasena, P.E. – Principal
Suchi Jayasena is a Principal of O&S and serves as the firm’s Chief Structural Engineer. Suchi has over 20 years of experience in the design and restoration of buildings and parking structures. He has been with O&S since 2004 and is responsible for supervision and quality control of all the firm’s structural engineering for the construction or restoration of building superstructures, parking structures, facades, roofs, and plazas. Suchi holds an M.S. in Structural Engineering from City College of the City University of New York and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, and Virginia.
Tim Webb, R.A., LEED AP – Principal
Tim Webb is a Principal of O&S and manages the firm’s Manhattan office. Tim has over 17 years of experience in the design and restoration of residential, commercial, and public structures. Tim is involved with all aspects of architectural design including programming, functional design, cost estimating, schematic design, code requirements, construction documents and construction administration. He is also LEED AP accredited and works collaboratively with other disciplines including structural, civil, and MEP to incorporate sustainable “green” design features into his design projects. Tim holds a B.S. in Architecture from New York Institute of Technology and is a Registered Architect in New York State.
Prabhu Perumalsamy, P.E. – Principal
Prabhu Perumalsamy is a Principal of O&S and serves as a Senior Project Manager with the firm. Prabhu has over 8 years of experience in structural engineer and project management. He has managed a range of restoration projects for parking structures, high-rise buildings, office parks, and industrial buildings. He is involved with projects from inception to completion including developing conceptual designs with the Owner, development of construction documents, and construction administration and oversight. Prabhu holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Columbia University and a B.S. in Engineering from Dartmouth College. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and an AWS Certified Welding Inspector.
Nabeel Raazi – Director, Ohio Region
Nabeel Raazi has managed the firm’s Columbus, OH regional office since its inception in 1998. Nabeel manages the office’s operations and oversees all of their services including the design and restoration of buildings, parking structures, facades, roofs, and plazas and consulting services including parking consulting, planning, peer review, expert witness, condition assessments, due diligence, and studies. Nabeel also manages most the firm’s design-build delivery services including parking restoration, structural engineering, and exterior envelope restoration projects in more than 25 states. He holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Andrew Wilson, P.E. – Director, Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Region
Andy Wilson manages the firm’s Blue Bell, PA office which serves clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Andy has over 16 years of experience in building investigations, repair design, structural design, geotechnical design, construction management and construction litigation. His thorough knowledge of building systems has been successfully applied to a broad and diverse range of projects including historic building restoration, parking garage structure assessment and restoration, high rise hospital restoration and new construction, and multi-building assessment and restoration programs for Universities and institutions. Andy recently presented at the ASCE Forensic Engineering Congress (Pathology of the Built Environment) on the restoration of reinforced parking structures within a marine environment. He holds an M.S. and B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania.
Duane Ellis, P.E. – Director, D.C. Metro Region
Duane Ellis manages the firm’s Springfield, VA office which service the D.C. Metro Region. Duane manages the design and construction administration phases of engineering projects. He is responsible for the coordination of structural calculations, drawings, and project specifications for the design of new structures. He has hands-on experience with design of new transportation related structures including parking garages, mixed use facilities, and bridges. He has experience in vertical and horizontal expansion of existing parking facilities. He is familiar with multiple structural framing systems including structural steel, precast/prestressed concrete, mildly reinforced concrete, and cast in place post-tensioned concrete. He also has extensive experience in inspection and structural evaluation of existing highway structures including bridges, culverts, and overhead sign structures. Duane holds a B.S in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Florida.
David Brown, P.E., CIPE, CPD – Director of MEP/FP Engineering
Dave Brown is the firm’s Director of Mechanical, Engineering, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering. Dave has 31 years of experience in MEP/FP including over 20 years of diverse project management experience. He is an expert at problem solving as well as proven experience in planning and managing projects from inception through completion. Dave provides dedicated leadership in supervising and coordinating with owners, architects, engineers and contractors. His areas of expertise include: Fire Protection Engineering, Medical and Industrial Gas System Engineering, HVAC and Plumbing Engineering, Green Building and Systems Design, Business Development, Contract Preparation, Specifications Preparation and Construction Administration. He holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Penn State and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. He also holds CIPE (Certified in Plumbing Engineering) and CPD (Certified in Plumbing Design) designations from the American Society of Plumbing Engineers and is a NYSERDA Flextech Consultant.
Tariq Wasti, R.A., NCARB – Director of Architecture
Tariq Wasti is the firm’s Director of Architecture and has over 30 years of experience in the design, construction, life safety and fire code compliance, and field supervision for commercial, governmental and residential buildings. Mr. Wasti is responsible for the preparation of information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction timelines. He also works closely with each client to determine functional and spatial requirements of each structure. As a Project Architect, he maintains experience with owner’s meetings, functional design, integrating structural elements, cost estimating, schematic design, architectural design, code requirements, construction documents and all phases of construction administration. Tariq holds a B.S. in Architecture from the Pratt Institute and is a Registered Architect in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. He also holds an NCARB certification for reciprocity with other States.
Jason Borden, P.E. – Director, Florida and Southeast Region
Jason Borden manages the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale, FL office which serves clients in Florida and the Southeast. Jason has over 17 years of structural engineering experience and is responsible for foundation design, vertical and lateral load analysis, and seismic design for buildings and parking structures. Jason is experienced with multiple structural systems including structural steel, cast-in-place conventionally reinforced concrete, precast and pre-stressed concrete, and cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete. He is also a specialist in the restoration of structural systems, facades, roofs, plazas, and waterproofing systems. Jason is also responsible for producing conceptual and functional design per the Owner’s requirements, developing the design specifications, producing construction documents, and providing construction oversight and administration. Jason holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Drexel University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.