Firas Abdelahad, P.E., M.S., Lauded for Expertise in Structural Engineering and Design.
Updated: Apr 26
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Background and History
Drawing on more than 16 years of experience in structural engineering and design, Mr. Abdelahad is distinguished for his work as principal engineer and owner of Pittsburgh Design & Engineering Services LLC. Utilizing his extensive knowledge of metal cladding, wall panel systems, curtain walls and building facades, he provides evaluation, consultation, design, drawing and inspection services, owner representation, and expert witness services. After observing his friends and family struggle during the homebuying process and renovation projects while dealing with home inspectors and local building codes, he realized there was a need for his engineering services and decided to pursue that career path.
Born in Syria, Mr. Abdelahad obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering from Damascus University in 2005, also serving as engineer intern for the Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts Project in Damascus. Upon earning his degree, he accepted a role as design engineer for Nemeh Engineering, also in Damascus, and worked there just enough to complete a 27000 sq. ft multi story hospital before relocating to the United States to pursue his master's degree. Mr. Abdelahad enrolled at Florida Atlantic University, and during his studies, worked as a math tutor and an engineering teaching assistant. He went on to obtain his Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 2008. Prior to founding Pittsburgh Design & Engineering Services LLC, Mr. Abdelahad gained experience as a structural engineer in Pennsylvania and Florida, holding increasingly senior positions with Bunting Architectural Metals, Crown Castle and IEM Services.
Today, Mr. Abdelahad is a registered professional engineer in the states of Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia. As a commitment to his profession, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, as well as the Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc., and the Golden Key International Honor Society. Known for his contributions to the community, he is active with his church, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, and has held leadership roles including chairman of St. John the Divine and parish council board member. He also served as secretary of the planning commission for Green Tree Borough.
Mr. Abdelahad attributes his success to dedication, consistency and the support of his family. Above all, he prides himself on being extremely efficient; in each of his companies, he has succeeded in creating visible savings for the company and bringing a sense of organization to his teams. Furthermore, he prides himself on being a value added service even for the clients that may not hire his firm and continue to offer creative and affordable solutions with his vast knowledge and experience in design, fabrication and construction. He looks forward to continuing to use his leadership skills to grow his company. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Rasha, and their sons, Mark and Luke.
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