International Dam Safety Expert @ Asian Development Bank
Resident Engineer @ Artelia Group
Bachelor's degree, Civil Engineering, First Division (78%) @
NED University of Engineering and Technology
As a Civil / Geotechnical Design Lead, Wasim has over 20 years proven skills, from planning and management of complete execution of the full scope of the project from contract signature, detailed design, construction to close out, inline with Contract requirements pertaining to water / tailings dams, hydropowers, tunnels, canals, barrages, mining and civil infrastructure in Australia,
As a Civil / Geotechnical Design Lead, Wasim has over 20 years proven skills, from planning and management of complete execution of the full scope of the project from contract signature, detailed design, construction to close out, inline with Contract requirements pertaining to water / tailings dams, hydropowers, tunnels, canals, barrages, mining and civil infrastructure in Australia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran and Papua New Guinea.
Has successfully delivered design, construction and delivery of several multi-billion $ projects including over 100 dams and more than 20 hydropowers funded by World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other donors.
Areas of Experience:
• Team Lead
• Value Engineering / Peer Review
• Meeting project milestones / performance goals to meet business objectives / customer satisfaction.
• Responsible for the Project Profit / Loss
• Earth / rockfilled, very high head RCC (roller compacted concrete) , concrete gravity, concrete faced rock-filled, clay core rock filled, masonry, and HDPE lined dams,levees, flood protection bunds,box gabion walls, reno mattress, tailings dams (gold / copper / silver/ nickel/ iron ore)
• Retaining walls, ground anchors, shallow/deep pile and raft foundations;
• Roads, highways, heavy haul roads, road / airports pavements, rail roads, bridges,municipal infrastructure including waste dumps, water and waste water;
• Mining infrastructure, heap-leach pads, bulk earthworks
• Ground investigations, lab testing, material strength characterization
• Liquefaction, piping assessments
• Hydrology, hydraulics and GIS
• Slope, settlement and seepage analyses
• Ground Improvements (stone columns / vibro-compaction)
• Soil Stabilization using lime and cement
• Geotechnical Instrumentation Evaluation
• Liquefaction & piping risk assessments;
• Subsea SUTU & offshore foundations;
• Asset Management;
• Project planning & scheduling using Primavera P3 / P6; and
• Business Development .
Principal Engineer (Civil / Geotech. (Tailings / Dams / Infrastructure)) @ SEC is a leading West Australian based Civil, Structural, Environmental, Hydrology, Hydraulics & Geotechnical Engineering Consulting firm established in 2013. SEC has experts and associates in Australia, Canada, US, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Middle East, Saudi Arab, Oman and Pakistan. SEC offers proven skills from initial to advanced planning and management to complete execution of full scope of project from contract signature to close out, in line with Contract requirement. This includes water/tailings dams, levees, channels, mining, hydropower, airports, highways,roads, railways, pavements, buildings, bridges, municipal infrastructure and water supply and sewerage. SEC team offers following services at very competitive price;
• Pre-feasibility, feasibility, detailed design, cost estimates, specifications and construction supervision;
• Contract, Bid and Procurement Management as per FIDIC;
• Rock mechanics engineering;
• Hydrology, hydraulics design, flood estimation, reservoir operations and sediment studies;
• Material strength characterisation, slope, settlement & seepage analyses with Plaxis, Slope/W/Seep/W etc.;
• Design with Geosynthetics (HDPE, GCL, Geotextiles, Gabions, Reno Mattresses etc.);
• Geotechnical,Geophysical, Environmental Investigations & laboratory testing;
• Value Engineering & Peer Review;
• Economic analysis, benefit-cost analyses and optimum operating storage reservoirs;
• Dam safety inspections, geotechnical instrumentation design, evaluation and maintenance;
• Environmental impact assessment, institutional capacity building and policy solutions;
• Infrastructure Operation and Maintenance Manuals;
• Bulk earthworks in difficult volcanic clays and shales;
• Ground improvement (vibro-compaction & stone columns etc);
• Soil stabilization with lime & cement;
• Seismic liquefaction and piping assessments; and
• Planning & Management with advanced training of Primavera Project Planner P6;
• http://www.swanaustralia.com.au. From December 2013 to Present (2 years) International Dam Safety Expert @ The Integrated Rural Development Sector Project (IRDSP) covered 17 dams up to a maximum height of 32 m for the Dam Safety Inspections, Upgrades and Operation and Maintenance in central provinces of Vietnam.
Acting as an Expert to asses dam safety upgrades and verify project financing and technical viability for Asian Development Bank while working with Central Project Management Unit (CPMU) of Vietnam Government. Acted as a specialist to undertake field investigations of the integrity of the dams that support the subproject irrigation schemes. Where relevant, assessed the feasibility of the measures proposed by the officials responsible for the management of the dams for repairs or improvements. Should such measures be found inadequate, made recommendations for appropriate measures or for not proceeding with the subproject. Specific tasks included but were not limited to:
- Meeting with MARD officials responsible for the development and management of MARD’s irrigation dams;
- Meeting with specialists in irrigation from the World Bank and JICA and other donors;
- Visiting the dams that were included in candidate subprojects. Making a rapid assessment of the condition of the dams and the adequacy of the management regime(s) in place;
- Review the design of the subprojects related to reservoir / dam and propose upgrading solutions;
- In close consultation with the officials responsible for the management of the dams undertake the onsite investigation of the condition of the dams and the adequacy of measures proposed for repair and subsequent maintenance;
- Produce a concise report on the findings and recommendations from the investigation in terms of a) adequacy of proposed repairs and subsequent management; b) any lessons learned that should be taken into consideration in the overall consideration of dam safety; and
- Provide guidance to the national dam safety specialist to assist in carrying out the above listed tasks. From October 2014 to December 2014 (3 months) Resident Engineer @ The Flood Protection Scheme in Wadi Rafsah comprise two phases. Phase I covers Bilad Sur with training works for 2.2 km long channel, 1 km long lateral levee, a 220 m long low weir, a 650 m long spilling levee and few flood crossings. Phase II extends over 9 km from existing Fulaij recharge dam to the sea. It involves construction of 4 recharge dams, river training works in the wadi bed 100 m wide and 2 to 3 m deep, and additional several km long levees to protect area from extreme flood events like Gonu and Phet. Overall the wadi bed capacity will be increased to 1200 cumics.
Specific responsibilities are as follows:
- Team lead, overall design review,construction planning, management and supervision
- Geotechnical design review and assessment and updation of sustainable design options
- Coordination with the client, government agencies and contractors
- Bulk Earthworks quality control, time and measurement of works.
- Geotechnical Investigations and laboratory tests program development, validation and approval
- Concrete, Steel, Reno Mattress, Gabions Quality Control testing
- Site and office meetings, preparation of minutes of meetings and progress reporting
- Project management, planning and construction planning using Primavera Project Planner P6
- Coordination activities at site work relating to the project involving multiple contractors
- Problem solving and problem forecasting
- Government Approvals Processing involving Petroleum Development Oman Gas pipelines, Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), and others utilities crossing the project area
- Certification of interim and final payment certificates
- Site investigations planning, interpretation and laboratory testing program development
- Preparation and approval of construction drawings
- Recommendations for Corrective Actions
- Leading, guide and direct staff for better results, health and safety and security of works. From December 2013 to October 2014 (11 months) Senior Associate Geotechnical Engineer / Project Manager (Infrastructure / Tailings / Water Dams) @ An active design engineer, team player and Project Manager in the infrastructure group. Ultimately responsible for project proposals, planning, scheduling, resource loading, engineering, construction and delivery of infrastructure projects.
The key achievements were;
• Successful delivery of a number of projects covering all stages of the projects;
• Increased 80% confidence of internal and external clients on URS WA engineering capabilities while nullifying the idea that URS Perth was only environmental consultancy thus opening windows of opportunities and enhanced business development opportunities for URS; And
• Winner of the “ URS Project Manager of the Year 2011 ” award;
Some of the projects worked include;
• Black Diamond Lake Collie – Department of Mines and Petroleum: Rehabilitation strategy preparation and design of pit slope to achieve stable landform for the abandoned mined pit.
• St. Ives Gold Mine Kalgoorlie: Detailed design of the flood protection bund in the alkaline lake.
• Nammuldi Waste Fines Storage Facility (WFSF): Review and advice on the comments of the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) on the Final Engineering Design of the WFSF to obtain final approval for construction. Advice was provided in accordance with the latest ANCOLD, DMP and leading practise guidelines for the design and construction of the tailings storage facilities.
• Nammuldi Below Water Table Project : Value Engineering for all the bulk earthworks for the Iron Ore Mine in Pilbara Western Australia. Revision of specifications and suggestions for further cost reduction measures;
• Nammuldi Detailed design review of Reclaimer and Stacker Foundations and Embankments and Train Load Out Area
• Nammuldi Waste Fines Storage Facility: Value Engineering assessment of the WFSF while recommending reduction in costs of construction. From January 2013 to May 2013 (5 months) Perth Area, AustraliaSenior Associate Geotechnical Engineer / Project Manager (Infrastructure / Tailings / Water Dams) @ West East Railway – Feasibility Study – Department of Transport – Hazard assessment for potential railway routes in Western Australia.
• Nammuldi Below Water Project (Rio Tinto Iron Ore) Pilbara – Western Australia –Detailed engineering design of the mining infrastructure that included ROM pad, stockyard, landfill, landforms, heavy haul roads, access roads, water tanks, waste dumps, top soil waste dumps, drainage infrastructure including culverts and floodway and design review of Waste Fines Storage Facility (WFSF).
• Tailings Storage Impoundment (TSI) Step Change Project, Northparkes Mines: Prefeasibility design component of a over 40 m high tailings storage impoundment. This includes among others identification of suitable construction material and design of TSI.
• Kathleen Valley Gold Project, Western Australia, X-Strata Gold. Conceptual Design of the flood control structures around mine pit. The channel was an HDPE lined with a length of about 1 km.
• Phil’s Creek Mine, Project, Iron Ore Holdings Ltd (IOH), Western Australia. Design and geotechnical engineering review of the flood diversion bunds / levee for a mine.
• Granny Smith TSF Drainage Trench Project – Detailed engineering design of seepage drainage collection system for the seepage resulting from a TSF.
• Alpha Coal Project Queensland- Pre-feasibility design of over 30 m tailings storage facility (TSF) to store 150 million m3 of tailings. Three options included Out of pit Valley fill, In-spoil and In-pit design of TSFs using dispersive clays material.
• Yandi Storage and Seasonal Discharge Facility: Option study for over 3 over 40 m high rockfill dams. The options studied were concrete faced dam, front clay core dam, mid dump cutoff wall and HDPE lining.
• Northparkes Mines: Peer review of design of over 20 m high E27-Estcourt tailings storage facility (TSF) proposed for copper, gold and silver tailings in NSW.
Ye Chang SUTU – Design of subsea footings in South China Sea at 100 m depth. From January 2012 to December 2012 (1 year) Perth Area, AustraliaSenior Associate Geotechnical Engineer / Project Manager (Infrastructure / Tailings / Water Dams) @ • John Creeks Cyclone Anchor - Design of steel piles for cyclone anchors.
• PNGLNG Komo Advanced Works: Planning, design, supervision and detailed assessment of earthwork trials for a 4.5 km long and about 37 m high runway embankment in Highlands of Papua New Guinea. As a Project Manager, he scoped and managed an intensive geotechnical investigation and testing program involving more than two thousands tests. The project involved use of very high moisture content volcanic clayey soils in extremely wet climate. Devised construction methodology for compaction. Strength characterisation and compaction methodologies were prepared using approach contrary to standards. Testing program also included lime and cement stabilisation trials.
• PNG LNG Hides Waste Management Area - Design of 5 small clay core and concrete faced rock filled dams in Papua New Guinea.
• PNG LNG Hides Waste Management Area – Design of sedimentation and dilution pond embankments in PNG.
• Hides Waste Management Area – PNGLNG: Preparation of Geotechnical Investigation program and testing program.
• PNG LNG Runway Project- Assessment of proposed 37 m high volcanic clay embankment for possible ground improvement using stone columns
• BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA Coal) - Detailed design of a 25 m high rockfilled Dam (Filter Buttress) against Permian spoils at a coal mine in Queensland to mitigate piping risks.
• Water Corporation WA - Reconnaissance assessment of the slope stability for an open cut coal mine pit proposed as water storage facility in Collie.
• Heap Leach Pad Design for Fox Resources: Review of the design and preparation of specifications
• Split Rock Dam, NSW - Slope stability analysis of the earthen and rockfill embankments. Detailed design of dam raising of the dam to minimise piping risk for dam. From March 2010 to December 2011 (1 year 10 months) Perth Area, AustraliaGeotechnical Specialist ( Building Structures / Piles / Deep Foundations) @ The Project sites were spread all over the 5 districts of the Capital City Riyadh. The sites comprised RCC and pre-stressed concrete new / old heavy to very heavy machine foundations, sub-station buildings and package units for residential, governmental, commercial and industrial consumers either over-basements or on fills. The foundations system and rafts were to be designed to take the heavy machine and foundations loads comprising either over basement construction or on reclaimed / backfill sites.
Managed successfully ultimate planning, scheduling, design, supervision and delivery of heavy machine foundations / substations for 5 districts of the Capital City of Riyadh. Lead consumer’s Consultants for the detailed foundation design and construction drawings consistent with SEC standards while meeting other electro-mechanical requirements. Upgraded SEC’s machine foundations design standards and specifications as per recent engineering design standards and codes. Significantly minimized approval process for consumers / clients while preparing several standard designs suiting various foundation and site conditions. This lead to increased quality construction, reduced construction approval time, enhanced consumer /client's confidence and savings while significantly increasing revenue for SEC. From January 2007 to June 2009 (2 years 6 months) Principal Engineer (Buildings / Bridges / Road / Municpal Infrastructure) @ The project required the development of municipal infrastructure in 27 cities / Tehsil Municipal Administrations (TMA’s) of the NWFP province with a cost of 2 billion Rupees. Projects included design of structural system, foundations, retaining walls, fruit and vegetable markets, intercity bus stands, slaughterhouses, pile design, geotechnical investigations, roads (flexible and rigid concrete pavements), footpaths, bridges, culverts, embankments, super passages, storm drainage, water supply, sewerage and sanitation schemes, solid waste management and parks etc. Some of these structures required significant care as the areas were hilly with frequent landslides and required special foundation system design. Several roads required retaining walls to support road pavement due to limited right of way and extensive cutting. Additional tasks involved computerization and improvement of municipal management information system (Asset Management) of the TMAs, consumer data base surveys and community mobilization.
Supervised a team of one Senior Engineer, two Junior Engineers, one Urban Planner, one contract engineer and draftsman. The team also included three sub-consultants working on the geotechnical investigations, structural design and survey works.
The tasks involved were project concept planning, preparation of Planning Commission Reports (PC-1) for approval from higher government forums, detailed design, cost estimation, tendering, construction planning, scheduling and supervision of municipal infrastructure with close coordination with local governments. Also included were presentation of progress to higher forums, coordination with TMAs for the development of Municipal Management System, mentoring local council’s staff, asset management for roads and other assets of the local council etc. This also included lead for technical, financial and administrative management of the Contractor’s Contracts.
Successfully manged the project with in a very tight schedule. From November 2006 to January 2007 (3 months) Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Water Dams / Infrastructure) @ For Three Small dams (60 to 80 m high) FATA project further geotechnical investigations, seismic refraction surveys for locations of faults under the embankments and detailed laboratory testing programs were prepared after reviewing the feasibility studies and then tenders were invited.
A detailed review of the Pehur powerhouse foundation was made to estimate the affects of the soft clay layers below the power house. Laboratory testing and in-situ tests were carried out to estimate the behaviour of the soft clay layers like swell potential, insitu density, Atterberg Limits, under full saturated conditions. Based on the parameters found settlement analysis was carried out to check the probable amount of short and long term settlement. Contractor was given detailed briefing regarding the preparation of the construction schedule in Primavera Project Planner. Later the schedule submitted by the contractor was reviewed many times and changes were recommended keeping in mind the exigency of work. Additional resources were recommended to contractor for timely completion of the project.
For the Golan Gol hydropower project detailed technical proposal for the geotechnical investigation, laboratory testing program, plan for feasibility and detailed design was prepared as part of the bidding process. From September 2006 to November 2006 (3 months) Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Water Dams / Infrastructure) @ Golan Gol Hydropower (106MW) is proposed on Golan Gol River tributary of Mastuj River, 25 km from Chitral in NWFP. It has a head of 1427ft and tunnel length of 12500ft with concrete gravity dam for storage and diversion for hydropower generation with an estimated cost of US$117 million. The tenders for the detailed feasibility, tender and detailed design were invited and the tender design is in operation.
Northern Urban Development Project (NUDP) is a project of 2 billion Rupees for the development of infrastructure in the 27 cities of the NWFP funded by Asian Development Bank. The projects include the construction of water supply, sewerage and sanitation schemes, solid waste management, roads, foot paths, bridges, culverts, super passages, storm drainage systems, retaining walls, embankments to protect roads from flood, fruit and vegetable markets, intercity bus stands, slaughterhouses and parks etc. Computerization / improvement of municipal management information system of the TMAs using consumer data base surveys and community mobilization in coordination with Non-Governmental/ Community Organizations (NGOs) / CBOs.
Revised the feasibility study of very high head hydropower Palas Valley –Spat-Gah project. The crash schedule was prepared for the site / geotechnical investigations and laboratory testing. A detailed laboratory tests planning was made to estimate the geotechnical, seismic and rock mechanical features of the probable borrow area for the RCC, roller compacted concrete and concrete faced rock fill dams, tunnels and underground powerhouses.
For the Jinnah Hydropower project construction planning and scheduling of the Contractor was reviewed and changes recommended. A detailed technical study for the dewatering operations under 28m deep beds of the Indus was made reviewing contractor's proposal for removal of the cut off wall around the powerhouse. Schedule of dewatering and construction was reviewed and changes were recommended. From July 2006 to October 2006 (4 months) Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Water Dams / Infrastructure) @ Projects:
Principal Engineer, Palas Valley- SpatGah Hydropower Project 2006-2007, Lahore Pakistan
Principal Engineer, Jinnah Hydropower Project 2006-2007, Lahore Pakistan
Principal Engineer, Three Small Dams Project FATA 2006-2007, Lahore Pakistan
Principal Engineer, Pehur Hydropower Project 2006-2007, Lahore Pakistan
Principal Engineer, Golan Gol Hydropower Project 2006-2007, Lahore Pakistan
Principal Engineer, Northern Urban Development Project 2006-2007, Lahore Pakistan
Clients: WAPDA, Small Dams Organization (SHYDO) NWFP, Asian Development Bank and LGRD NWFP.
Palas Valley- SpatGah Hydropower Project (2800 MW Very High Head Project) located in Kohistan District of the NWFP. The project comprise a cascade of seven (7) concrete, roller compacted concrete and concrete faced rock-filled dams of over 120 m heights, deep tunnelling ,staged downstream to upstream construction and construction of excess roads in very difficult mountainous areas.
The Jinnah Hydropower Project is located on the right bank of the Jinnah Barrage, about 5km downstream of Kalabagh, District Mianwali, Punjab Pakistan. The Project is intended to utilize the water head difference created by the Barrage for building a run-of-river hydropower station. The Project consists of Headrace Channel, Powerhouse, Tailrace Channel and Switchyard, etc. Eight vertical tubular units with a total installed capacity of 96 MW will be installed.
Three Small Dam Project FATA (60-80 m high earth and rock-filled dams) is located in Waziristan area in NWFP on various local rivers. When constructed they will provide irrigation water for the politically instable area.
Pehur Hydropower Project, a run of the river type, is located at Pehur High Level Canal adjacent to Tarbela Dam. The canal has been used for irrigation and production of electricity. Once in operation the electricity produced shall be supplied to the local areas to meet their current demand. From May 2006 to August 2006 (4 months) Deputy Project Manager / Municipal Engineer ( Municipal Infrastructure) @ SPBUS was a 7 billion Rupees funded project involving 21 cities covered the poor districts of the Punjab funded by the Asian Development Bank.
Worked as Head of the Project Unit (PU). Coordinator / Advisor between the Asian Development Bank, Punjab Local Government /district /local municipal governments and consultants for the projects identification and selection with intensive discussions in public and private forums understanding the needs of the local governments and people, responsible for the provision of technical expertise as applied to large projects and in the achievement of civil designs and documentation, land acquisition for the construction of projects like waste water treatment plant, disposal stations, solid waste dump sites, detailed topographic surveys, traffic count surveys, land use survey, preparation and validation of Strategic infrastructure Plan (SIP) through Geographic Information System, detailed water quality and soil investigations tests, laboratory testing for the roads and open waste water treatment lagoons, lagoons were then designed with clay liners below to protect the contaminant migration, the preparation of PC-1, overseeing, developing a high level of civil design with the Consultants detailed design for the water supply and sewerage schemes and other infrastructure projects like parks, road network and slaughterhouses, technical sanctions from the government audit forums, tendering, contractor's and bids evaluations, review of the construction planning and schedule submitted by the contractors, preparation of progress reports / presentations on higher forums and construction supervision. Computerization / improvement of municipal management information system of the TMAs in order to enhance their revenue potential using consumer data base surveys and community mobilization in coordination with Non-Governmental/ Community Organizations (NGOs) / CBOs.
Successfully designed and deliver the projects for construction to TMAs. From December 2004 to May 2006 (1 year 6 months) Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Water Dams / Infrastructure) @ GBHP cont....
Revised embankment zoning along down stream to reduce the pore pressure in random fill material. Prepared revised alignment of the North headpond dam embankment, slope and stability analysis, redesigned the impervious blanket, designed toe drains and seepage discharge and measurement structures, cost estimate / BOQ.
Supervised first reservoir filling of 60 meters high earth filled dams (North and South Head ponds), 52 km long power channel and barrage reservoirs and remedied the problems of sand boils, excessive seepage losses etc. Extensive study of the Tarbela Dam Reservoir, located just 7 km upstream of the Ghazi Barrage, was made to understand the local soil behaviour and the problems faced in the 1st reservoir filling of the World's Largest Earth filled dam. Optimized load operations using computer programs. Writing of geotechnical design reports and Operation & Maintenance (O&M) manuals for long term serviceability of the project. Redesigned the anchors installed in the spill way area. Design of additional stone protection for the tail race channel and for first filling from the sill structures. Assisted the site staff in solving construction and management problems related to the layout and hydraulics of the structures.
Organized and supervised the preparation of the construction drawings and prepared the hydraulic design reports. Involved in the hydraulic design of the Ghazi Barrage and its ancillary works, layout and the hydraulic design of the power channel and ancillary works, i.e. head regulator, cross drainage (super passages and inlets) and escape structures, fall structures and the tail regulator. Design of more than 200 km long road network, culverts, super passages, bridges, storm drainage for the project area. From January 2002 to December 2004 (3 years) Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Water Dams / Infrastructure) @ Duties involved design, planning, scheduling, management and coordination between civil, structures, geotechnical, hydraulic, mechanical and electrical departments in the design office for the preparation of design drawings, as built drawings and site coordination. Preparation of work plans, implementing schedule and staff management with the Chief Civil. Involved in extensive geotechnical investigations, insitu and laboratory testing program of construction materials as per ASTM and BS Standards as per USBR Earth Manual which were used in the zoned embankment.
Pump-in/out tests, load tests, cut-off wall construction, design of earth dams, seepage and stability analysis of 80m deep powerhouse cut slopes, 7 km long and dam embankment up to 60m height, 52 km long stretch of Power Channel (cut and fill), tailrace channel, Ghazi Barrage & allied structures, design of seepage measurement flume structures, toe drains, impervious blanket to reduce seepage losses from reservoir, dewatering system, filters and geotechnical instrumentation like extensometers, tilt meters, inclinometers and vertical settlement gauges, settlement markers, seismographs, electrical and stand pipe piezometers etc. Revised embankment zoning along down stream to reduce the pore pressure in random fill material. From March 1999 to December 2002 (3 years 10 months) Junior Engineer (Water Dams / Infrastructure) @ Prime Minister Housing Schemes Project
Kala Bagh Dam Project (3500 MW Proposed Dam)
Duber Khawar Hydropower Project (130 MW)
Matiltan Hydropower Project (86 MW)
BS Link Canal Hydropower Project (10 MW)
Client: WAPDA, Small Dams Organization (SHYDO) NWFP, M/S ICI.
Independently carried out detailed review and recommendations for the geotechnical reports of more than 150 consultants of Prime Minister Housing Project. That included checking of geotechnical investigation reports, verification of the laboratory testing reports, rectifying hazardous areas involving landfill / hazardous waste sites, recommending improvements and final approval of the foundation bearing capacities of the multistory buildings. Detailed review of the construction planning and schedule submitted by the contractors for construction.
Prepared detailed presentation of the impacts of Kala Bagh Dam project on the economy and its impact on the environment for the government.
Involved in the design of dams, seismic risk evaluation, liquefaction assessment, slope stability and seepage analysis, foundations, quantity estimation for rock-filled and roller compacted concrete dams like Toghur dam Iran, Zaibi dam N.W.F.P. Pakistan, Bal Brahmann dam in Muzafarabad Azad Kashmir , Duber Khawar Hydropower Project, Matiltan Hydropower project, BS Link Canal, etc.
Redesigned bridge foundations and piles for five district road and village road bridges located on the Greater Thal Canal Project Pakistan. The piles were 85ft deep bored piles having diameter of 2.5 ft.
Slope Stability assessments for Matiltan Hydropower Project powerhouse slopes.
Involved in estimation of hydroelectric generation potential of the B.S. Link Canal Hydropower project, insitu and laboratory testing and detailed design. From September 1996 to September 1997 (1 year 1 month) Junior Engineer (Water Dams / Infrastructure) @ Projects:
Chashma Hydropower Project Mianwali, Pakistan (184MW)
Moghan Hydropower Project Iran (30 MW)
Client: WAPDA, Small Dams Organization (SHYDO) NWFP, M/S ICI
The Chashma project site is located in District Mianwali Pakistan. This project was heavily instrumented to determine the foundation behaviour after the ground improvement works (Vibro-compaction). The instrumentation comprised more than 100m deep extensometers, level indicators, pressure cells and piezometers.
The Moghan Hydropower project Iran lies in an area of very high seismic risk. The powerhouse foundation comprising fine sand with about 10 % fines was susceptible to liquefaction under designed earthquake.
Technical assistance in geotechnical, IT and civil engineering matters, planning, scheduling of dams, and issues like design of earth-filled dams, seepage, slope stability analysis, seismic risk assessment, liquefaction assessments, Dam Inspections, design of filters, dewatering wells and material testing. Involved in several hydropower projects while doing planning, scheduling, design and delivery with coordination between several project managers. Acted as a coordinator between engineers, geologists, hydrologists and draftsmen to ensure timely completion of projects and writing progress reports ensuring timely delivery to clients.
Design of the Stone Columns foundations to improve foundation of Moghan Hydropower Project, Iran to mitigate liquefaction risks. From September 1995 to September 1996 (1 year 1 month) Project Engineer (Geotechnical / Dams/ Ground Improvement) @ Chashma Hydropower Project (184 MW) Mianwali, Pakistan.
The project site is located along right bank of Indus on Chashma Barrage in District Mianwali. This World Bank and ADB funded project is Run of the River type. This low head project comprises 8 bulb type turbine units each 23 MW capacity, with annual generation potential of 1,081 billion kWh. The foundations of the power house were improved up to 30 m depth to minimise liquefaction hazards of the foundation soil with huge dewatering and excavation of 24 m in the beds of Indus.
Construction planning, scheduling and management using Microsoft Project and excel, co-ordination and management, technical supervision and quality controller of the ground improvement works i.e. vibro-compaction and bulk earthworks. Involved in intensive laboratory testing and calibration of the gauges at CMTL Pakistan. Preparation of ground improvement drawings. Supervision Cone Penetration Tests (CPT) and Standard Penetration Tests (SPT) and data processing. Preparation of data and interpretive reports on completed works and working schedule. Co-ordination with other contractors for bulk earthworks and consultants for simultaneous operations of their works like dewatering operations, 24 m deep ground excavation, cement bentonite cutoff / diaphragm wall construction, dredging works etc. From September 1994 to September 1995 (1 year 1 month) PakistanHighway Engineer (Planning and Design) @ Projects:
Form to Market Roads Project
Islamabad Peshawar Motorway (M-1) Project
Swargali Muzaffarbad Road Project
Client: C&W Departments of the Provincial Governments
The Form to Market roads project, funded by the Asian Development Bank, was spread in NWFP, Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. The purpose of the projects was to provide the people living in and around those areas an easy access from forms to markets for transport of goods.
The Islamabad Peshawar Motorway connects Islam Abad to Peshawar through 325km motorway.
The Swargali-Muzaffarabad road connects Muree area to Azad Kashmir area. Its construction provided the local people an easy and safer access to the two important tourist spots
Planning, scheduling and co-ordination with site staff of road projects like Farm to Market roads, National Highway N-5, Islamabad Peshawar Motorway M-1 etc. in geo-technical problems, material engineering and assisting the Project Manager in technical matters. Preparation of tender documents, monthly progress reports, periodic inspections and cross monitoring construction progress of projects. Work also involved the conversion of raw site received progress reports data to computer based planned progress. Geometric Design hilly terrain roads of Mansehra (N.W.F.P) and Swargali-Bakote-Muzaffar Abad using AutoCAD, Road Calc., and worksheets like Lotus, Excel etc. Verification of the survey data including Traverse Data, Setting out, Control Point Surveys, Topographic sheets, Ground Level Data etc. Preparation of B.O.Qs for highways, bridges and buildings, preparation of Variation Orders and Invoices etc. Contractor's bill of quantities (B.O.Q) checking and approval. Involved in the design of structures like buildings, bridges and culverts and vetting of designed structures using SAP90 and various worksheets. From June 1993 to August 1994 (1 year 3 months)
Master's degree, Geotechnical Engineering, First Division @ University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore From 1998 to 2001 Bachelor's degree, Civil Engineering, First Division (78%) @ NED University of Engineering and Technology From 1987 to 1993 Higher Secondry School (HSC), Pre, A Grade @ DJ Science College, Karachi, Pakistan From 1985 to 1987 Wasim Latif is skilled in: Civil Engineering, Road, Dams, Drainage, Highways, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Design, Site Investigation, Hydropower, Hydraulics, Dam Safety, Hydrology, Slope Stability Analysis, Seismic Design, Project Management
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