About paul aming

Education

  • 2017
    University of Sheffield

    MSc Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics

    Core modules: Structural Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Structural Design and Fire Resistance, Computational Structural Analysis, Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures, Advanced Simulation of High Strain Rate Dynamics and Blast and Impact Effects on Structures ● Performed Nonlinear time history analysis to verify the design of a multi-storey reinforced concrete building. ● Using ANSYS and LS-DYNA I explored the differences between loading in static and highly dynamic high strain blast and impact events, focussing on stress wave propagation. ● My thesis involved the determination of the mechanisms behind blast wave diffraction upon impact with finite sized targets. Specifically investigating the impact of the non-linear loading experienced under near-field blast events. The analysis is done using LS-DYNA

  • 2011
    University of Trinidad and Tobago

    BSc Civil Engineering

    Core modules: Structural Analysis and Computer Modelling, Structural Design of Steel and Concrete. Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Geotechnics, Construction Management, Engineering Project Management. ● My thesis explored the economic suitability of varying types of wastewater treatment facilities, to replace an existing facility that was no longer adequate to meet the increasing demands of the community.

Experince

  • 2018
    Steve Kistow Engineering

    Structural Engineer

    • Conceptualised structural design and determined applicable loads on the structure • Performed structural analysis of structures using a combination of hand calculations and 3D analysis in ETABS • Completed structural designs, including connections, to pertinent codes and standards • Developed spreadsheets to aid the quick completion of repetitive tasks and to ensure all required checks are completed • Prepared sketches to assist drafting technicians in the accurate completion of structural drawings • Produced structural calculations and structural design reports for submittal to the Ministry of Works Design Branch for approval • Reviewed drawings before submitting to clients and relevant authorities • Produced structural drawings in AutoCAD and REVIT

  • 2012 - 2016
    CE Management & Services Ltd

    Civil/Structural Engineer

    • Performed structural analysis using a combination of hand calculations and analysis in STAAD Pro • Completed structural designs to specified codes and standards • Prepared sketches for draftsmen and reviewed structural drawings • Produced technical reports including design methodology and structural calculations • Developed design completion timeline and preliminary construction schedules • Assisted in creation of tender documents • Supervised construction works to ensure the quality of works and materials • Guided contractors on the interpretation of construction drawings • Assisted project managers in monitoring and control of construction projects

Skills

analysis and design of earthquake-resistant structures
analysis and design of multi-story steel and reinforced concrete structures

Honors & awards

  • 2016

    Chevening Scholarship

    Chevening is an international awards programme aimed at developing future global leaders. It is offered by the UK government through its Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Partners, and recipients are personally selected by the British Embassy.