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OFFERING INNOVATIVE STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

Director of Engineering

KIAN KARIMI

PhD, PEng, PE, SE

Dr. Karimi is a Senior Structural Engineer and the Director of Engineering at RAFT Consulting and a faculty member at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology).
With over 18 years of diverse engineering experience, Kian specializes in the design and structural assessment of buildings and infrastructure projects. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia, Canada (P.Eng.), and in California and Washington, USA (P.E.), and holds a credible Structural Engineer (SE) license in Washington.
Kian has served as the principal engineer and project manager on multi-disciplinary projects, overseeing everything from concept-level planning to detailed design, tendering, contract administration, and construction phases. He earned his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from McMaster University in 2011, where he worked as a research engineer on seismic upgrades of structures and authored several technical publications in peer-reviewed journals in this area.

Senior Structural Engineer

DAMOON MOTAMEDI

PhD, PEng, Struct Eng, PE, SE

Dr. Motamedi is a Senior Structural Engineer with over 10 years of experience. He graduated with a Doctorate in Structural Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2013. Damoon has served as the engineer of record on numerous residential, commercial, and institutional projects. He holds a Struct. Eng. designation in British Columbia and an SE designation in Washington State, USA.

Structural EIT

KAMRAN TAYYEBI

PhD, EIT

Kamran Tayyebi, PhD, EIT, graduated with a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Victoria in 2021. He earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.
Since graduation, Kamran has been involved in developing high-performance building envelopes for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, designing new buildings, structural restoration and more.

CAD Technologist

SIMBA SVIKIRO

Simba Svikiro graduated with a certificate in CAD Technology from BCIT in 2018 and has since worked in structural drafting and glazing system design.
At RAFT, Simba focuses on structural drafting, leveraging his prior experience to maintain the quality and standards of the drawings produced. In his free time, he enjoys reading about self-development, spending time with his family, taking long walks on the beach in the summer, and snowboarding at Grouse Mountain in the winter.

About Raft Consulting

RAFT Consulting provides reliable and cost-efficient Structural Engineering solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings and recreational marinas.

We have experience working with developers, architects, consultants and contractors on a wide range of projects of various types and scales. Our goal is to provide top quality services to all our clients, large or small.

Our past projects portfolio includes single and multi-family residentials, multi-use and warehouse buildings, industrial buildings and ports and marine structures.

We are confident that our experience, dedication and commitment to quality work will be an asset to your project.

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Concept Design

Since the 1980s, as the complexity of buildings began to increase, the field of architecture became multi-disciplinary with specializations for each project type, technological expertise.

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Schematic Drawings

Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interiors, sometimes including the exterior, of a space or building, to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment.

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Project Offer

Urban design draws together the many strands of place-making, environmental stewardship, social equity and economic viability into the creation of places with distinct beauty and identity.

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