Structural Integrity Associates. Inc. (SIA) is pleased to announce the addition of Lachezar Handzhiyski as Executive Director of our Critical Infrastructure Business Unit. Mr. Handzhiyski brings a wealth of experience to SIA, further augmenting the technical depth, leadership, and capability of Structural Integrity’s Critical Infrastructure business.
Mr. Handzhiyski holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, a Professional Engineer (PE) license in CA, a Structural Engineering (SE) license in CA and IL, and is a member of the Structural Engineering Institute committee on Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. He has eleven years of international experience in structural design, peer review, and evaluation of high-profile new and existing building structures and has designed and delivered performance-based seismic designs for high-rise and government buildings in multiple countries. Mr. Handzhiyski’s background includes experience working with a variety of structural systems, including moment frames, concrete shear walls, exterior diagrids, and unreinforced masonry walls.