Mr. Harrison Dowd is a recently graduated civil engineer from Vancouver, Canada and will be working with ESS from June to September 2018. He is excited to begin his professional career doing meaningful work in Nepal. He will be involved in retrofit projects throughout the Kathmandu valley, performing condition assessment, structural analysis, and retrofit design of building elements. Prior to joining ESS, Mr. Dowd has experience in building envelope evaluation and design. He has also been involved in the geotechnical engineering field, providing drafting and on-site monitoring and review of pile installation, ground improvement, and shoring construction projects. Mr. Dowd holds a B.Eng. Degree (2013-2018) in civil engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver, Canada. He focused on structural, seismic, and geotechnical engineering his final years of study. Mr. Dowd is a member of various professional associations including the Structural Engineers Association of BC and Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Danielle King completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Degree at the British Columbia Institute of Technology at the end of April 2018. She will now join ESS in the role of Engineer-In-Training Intern. In her fourth year of the Civil Engineering program, Danielle took on the role of Team Leader and structural designer for her group’s Capstone Project, which included the design of two identical 5-storey wood-frame residential apartment buildings on a shared concrete parkade. Furthermore, in her fourth year of studies she selected elective courses in seismic design and structural analysis to prepare for her goal to work as a structural engineer. During the summers, she worked for a general contractor (BA Blacktop) as a project coordinator on major infrastructure projects including the DTRRIP Intermodal Yard Reconfiguration and the Montroyal Bridge Replacement Project. She was primarily involved in resolving construction changes and issues, maintaining as-built drawings, and coordinating quality control testing. Danielle is registered Engineer-In-training with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.