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   Xu Chuanxi

   MSc, M.Eng, B.Eng

Chuanxi is a registered Professional Engineer in civil & structural engineering.

He had been an Associate Professor and the Academic Head of the Department of Civil Engineering when he worked for Hohai University – a state key university in China. He spent two years as a Civil & Structural Engineer in DE Consultants (s) Pte Ltd, Singapore. In 2003, he joint Right Tech (s) Pte Ltd – a specialist tensile membrane contractor, to set up an engineering design department, then he worked as a Senior Engineer for Right Tech(s) Pte Ltd for over three years. In April 2006, he joint Uni-Associated Consultants as a Senior Design Engineer. In March 2007, he joint Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd as a Senior Structural Engineer,and subsequently as a Principal Engineer since July of 2008.

Beside of building structural and geotechnical design, construction supervision and project management, his particular skills also include research, analysis, design and detailing of complicated lightweight space structural systems and tensile structures.

M.Sc , (Civil Engineering), 2001, The National University of Singapore.
M.Eng , (Structural Engineering) , 1995, Hohai University.
B.Eng , (Civil Engineering), 1985, Hohai University.

Honours & Awards
National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, by the Government of P.R.China, 1996.
Ministry Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, by the Ministry of Education, P.R.China, 1995.
Prize for Outstanding Course, by the Education Committee of Jiangsu Province, P.R.China, 1995.
Prize for Excellent Teaching Result, by Hohai University, P.R.China, 1996.
Money Award for Teaching, by Hohai University, P.R.China, 1997.

Professional Activities
Member, Editorial Board of Steel Construction (Beijing, China).
Member, Institution of Engineers Singapore
Member, Singapore Structural Steel Society.
Vice Chairman, Administration Committee of Forum of Steel Construction.

Senior Structural Engineer, Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd, From March 2007.
Senior Design Engineer, Uni-Associated Consultants, Singapore, from April 2006 to March 2007.
Senior Engineer, Right Tech (s) Pte Ltd, Singapore, from 2003 to March, 2006.
Civil & Structural Engineer, DE Consultants (s) Pte Ltd, Singapore, from 2001 to 2002.
Assistant; Lecturer; Associate Professor, Hohai University, China, from 1985 to 2000.

Design & Supervision of Construction Experience
More than 8 years full-time structural analysis, design and supervision of construction experience in Singapore and China, about 12 years part-time structural design and consultation experience.
Good at analysis and design on high-rise building and lightweight and tensile structures, such as space truss, reticulated shells, tensile membrane structures.
Familiar with both British & Chinese Standards (Code of practice).
Familiar with software ETABS, STAAD-PRO, ADAPT (for pre-stress RC structure design), EASY(for tensile fabric structure design) and SIGMA/W ( for geotechnical analysis).
Main Design Projects (refer to Selected Projects).

Research Experience
Study on Structure of Ship-lifting Machinery Room for Three Gorges Project, sponsored by the Science and Technology Committee of Three Gorges Project, National Key Project, 1995-1996.
Research on New Type Space Structures, sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1991-1994. (The results of this project was awarded Silver Medal Prize for Progress of Science and Technology by the Ministry of Education, Bronze Medal Prize for Progress of Science and Technology by the Government of P.R.China).
Research and Development on CAD System for Structural Engineering, sponsored by the Research Fundation of China Water Power Science, P.R.China, 1991-1992.
Research on High Strength Concrete, sponsored by the Research Fundation of Hohai University, 1990-1992.
Publications(refer to Selected Publications).

Teaching Experience
Lectures on Method of Computer Analysis for Building Structures (FEM), Reinforced Concrete Structures etc. 7 subjects, for 1200 undergraduate students, 1987-2000.
Lecture on Spatial Structures, for postgraduate students, 1999-2000.
Instructed 198 undergraduate students for their final year design projects, 1990-2000.
Instructed postgraduate students for their research program, 1997-2000.

Administration Experience
Deputy Head (Academic) of the Department of Civil Engineering, Hohai University, 1997-1999.

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