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Hisham Sunna

Manager - Structural Engineering - Southeast

Tampa (Hidden Rvr), FL

"The camaraderie is great at Ayres, and there is a fun atmosphere even through intense project delivery work. I enjoy the variety of projects and pursuits. There are always unique challenges, and observing the creativity of my co-workers in handling them is always refreshing."
Hisham Sunna

I joined Ayres in 1996 and have amassed substantial expertise in structural engineering. I have earned master's and doctorate degrees in structural engineering and am responsible for bridge analysis and design and the preparation of plans, structural evaluations, and reports.

I specialize in designing vehicular bridges and pedestrian and bicycle overpasses and have been involved in scour analyses for more than a decade. I also oversee the structural design and inspection groups and provide quality assurance on inspection reports.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Bridge and highway design
  • Preparation of bid documents
  • Utility design
  • Water control structures
  • Soil analysis and foundation design
  • Industrial building design
  • Wind and seismic analysis
  • Structural analysis program experience (e.g., GTSTRUDL)
  • GEOPAK and MicroStation proficiency
  • FHWA NHI 130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges
  • FHWA NHI 130053 Bridge Inspection Refresher
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • FDOT Maintenance of Traffic - Advanced, FL
  • PhD, Structural Engineering, University of Alabama
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Jordan-Amman
  • MS, Structural Engineering, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Registered Professional Engineer, LA
  • Registered Professional Engineer, MS
  • Registered Professional Engineer, MI
  • Registered Professional Engineer, WI
  • Registered Professional Engineer, FL
  • Registered Professional Engineer, GA
  • Registered Professional Engineer, AL