Aldea Services LLC recently appointed Hiva Mahdavi, PhD, PEng, as its senior tunnel engineer/project manager for its office in Toronto.
Mahdavi brings more than a decade of international engineering and tunnel design experience to her new position, with a special interest in geotechnical design.
Her proven ability to manage, design and deliver transit and utility tunnel projects utilizing best practice methodology for the conditions makes her an invaluable asset to the Aldea team. In fact, one of her most recent projects for the city of Calgary was named winner of the NASTT NW Project of the year competition in 2015 and winner of the award of excellence in Consulting Engineers of Alberta in the Category of Sustainable Design in 2016.
“Hiva’s experience, talent and depth of knowledge are being put to very good use with the variety of our Aldea projects in Canada.” Said Bob Goodfellow, senior vice president. “Her specialization in geotechnical modeling and her ability to lead a design team through complex project conditions makes Hiva a very special person for us to add to our team”.
Mahdavi’s path into the tunneling industry has been a fairly unique one, from analysis of pipe-soil interaction to geotechnical investigation, to design of tunnel and underground excavation, her technical brilliance has shone throughout.
“What I love about tunneling is that it has both geotechnical and structural elements to it because of the way ground and structure interact with each other,” she said. “The complexities and challenges of each project are quite unique. It takes a great team to make it all work and what I love about Aldea is that every single person is a good technical resource.”
Aldea Services LLC is an internationally recognized leader for design and construction management of major underground civil projects. Offerings include planning, design, construction and risk management as well as general engineering consulting.