Mr. Luke Sharara holds a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree in Construction Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, and Ohio.
He has extensive project management experience in the residential and commercial industries, taking projects from the schematic design phase to construction completion. He has designed structures utilizing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood.
Mr. Sharara is also experienced in scheduling, contract administration, construction engineering, field investigation, cost estimation, project budgeting, and cost control. He has designed and supervised the construction of banks, medical clinics, retail stores, and large residential projects. He also has designed and supervised residential subdivision development, including storm drainage, water distribution, and wastewater collection systems.
As a forensic engineer, Mr. Sharara is experienced in the evaluation of structures for moisture/water intrusion, construction defects, structural engineering analysis, building envelope failures, concrete and masonry cracking, and retaining wall failures. He has performed investigations to identify sinkhole activity and to determine the extent of the damage of structures underlain by sinkholes. He has investigated flooring failures, building settlements, and building collapses.
Mr. Sharara has evaluated structures for wind, hail, fire, hurricane, tornado, flooding, vibration blasting, construction equipment vibrations, and earthquake damage. Mr. Sharara also has experience in the assessment of historic buildings and has performed numerous premises liability evaluations and building code analyses.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
• Construction Engineering, B.S.: The American University, Cairo, Egypt (1997)
• Construction Engineering, M.S.: The American University, Cairo, Egypt
• Licensed Professional Engineer: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee
• English XL Tribometer Certification: CXLT