Dr. Behnam Arya has more than 20 years of experience in analysis, design and investigation of structures during which he has directed a large number of investigation projects to determine the cause of structural damage / failures due to earthquakes, extreme winds, adjacent construction activities, construction defects and design errors. Behnam has extensive experience in conducting and directing destructive and non-destructive structural testing for investigation projects. He has performed numerous advanced computer modeling and analysis for seismic hazard mitigation and structural failure investigation.
Behnam actively participates in professional and technical committees and has published more than 30 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is currently a member of Forensic Practices Committee of ASCE through which he recently coauthored “Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice (Second Edition)” a publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).