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Hisham Sunna

Manager - Southeast Operations - Structural Design/Inspection

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

Hisham joined Ayres Associates in 1996 with three years of experience and has developed substantial expertise in structural engineering. He has earned master's and doctorate degrees in structural engineering and is responsible for bridge analysis and design and the preparation of plans, structural evaluations, and reports.

Hisham specializes in designing vehicular bridges and pedestrian and bicycle overpasses and has been involved in scour analyses for more than a decade. He also oversees structural design and inspection groups and provides quality assurance on inspection reports.

Hisham's areas of expertise include the following:

  • 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
  • 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