ABOUT US
Sayed Attaalla, PhD, P.E., S.E.

CEO and Principal Engineer

Since receiving his B.Sc. degree with honor from the University of Alexandria in 1983, Mr. Attaalla has been working in the field of structural analysis, design and research in different capacities. He started his career teaching and conducting research in steel structures. Meanwhile, he was working in design and details of major projects in Egypt and Middle East. Mr. Attaalla has designed several mid to high rise reinforced concrete buildings as well as steel industrial structures including grain silos, factories, water tanks, steel bridges, schools,etc. During his graduate studies and after receiving his PhD degree from the University of Southern California (USC), he worked in the field of Finite Element Analysis with extensive application in the aerospace and automobile industry during his work at the Structural Research and Analysis corporation (SRAC), the developer of COSMOS/M finite element packages (currently SolidWorks Corp). After few months of joining Peter Erdelyi & Associates, Inc., he has been selected to be the vice president of the company. Over the past 14 years and with hands-on attitude, Mr. Attaalla has designed numerous projects in California including many 3 to 5 stories wood structures on one or two levels of subterranean garages, commercial buildings, steel structures, schools and medical office buildings. Mr. Attaalla is specialized in shoring design and seismic analysis and retrofit of existing structures. He has seismically upgraded several URM and soft-story buildings in the city of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, as well as the surrounding cities. He provided peer review for major projects in the city of Culver City. Mr. Attaalla has published several journal and conference papers and served as a peer reviewer for ACI Structural Journal. He also served in the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and geologist as a field expert. Mr. Attaalla is affliated to several engineering socities.
Our Concept

We believe that structural engineering is a calculated balance between safety and economy while providing a uinique solution that satisfies the aesthetic demand and architectural vision. Over the years of working in the structural field, we learned and developed a simple technique to collaporate with architects, contractors, and building owners in defining the proper structural system. We value the time and client relation as major factors in developement of any project.

Our Team

    ​From  Our Client
    1. Dr. Attaalla has provided excellent and comprehensive peer review for the structural design of two major projects in Culver City, California which are the headquarter buildings for Symantec and the major improvement and addition to the Fox Hills Mall
      Craig Johnson, Head of Building and Safety, Culver City
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