Amin Gharai has practiced as a professional engineer in the state of Washington for over 25 years.  He has performed as a design engineer, project engineer, and principal in charge on many projects throughout the west coast of the United States, including projects for the private sector as well as for governmental agencies at all levels.

Mr. Gharai’s expertise includes Post-tensioning for building and bridge structures, Pre-fabricated concrete, Deep foundations, Steel frames, Wood, Concrete, Masonry and tilt-up buildings.

Represenative Projects:

 

Municipal Buildings:

Port of Bellingham

Grade Beam and Pile foundation design for Blaine Public Promenade Development.

 

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington-Design of fall protection for the music hall auditorium.

 

Port of Bellingham

Whatcom International shipping terminal, Bellingham, Washington.

 

Port of Bellingham

Pier renovation and bulkhead design for Dahll Seapak and Schenk Buildings.

 

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington-Design of two way crane system and concrete slab design.

 

13th Street Fire Station

Anacortes, Washington – A three-story wood frame building with an apparatus bay.  Architect: Don L. McKee.

 

West end Fire Station

Anacortes, Washington – A one-story wood frame satellite station.  Architect: Don L. McKee.

 

Upcounty Government Center

German town, Maryland – A three-story steel moment resisting frame building.  Architect: Maguire Group, Inc.

 

Northern Virginia Community College

Reston, Virginia – A two-story concrete theater building.  Architect: Maguire Group, Inc.

 

Office Buildings:

Land Title Company

Burlington, Washington- Design of two story wood office building for Fisher & Sons. Architects ,TSA.

 

Roosendal Hancoop Office Building

Bellingham, Washington- Design of one story wood frame Office building. Architect, Grinstad and Wagner.

 

North West Forest Products Office Building

Arlington, Washington-A two story wood frame office building. Architect Grinstad and Wagner.

 

Kohl Office Building

Bellingham, Washington-A two story wood frame office building. Architect: Grinstad and Wagner.

 

Whatcom Place

Bellingham, Washington-A two story wood, concrete office buildings. Architect:  Grinstad and Wagner.

 

Commercial Retail Structures:

Skagit State Bank

Mount Vernon, Washington-Design one story wood frame building for Fisher & Sons. Architect, TSA.

 

CC Beverage Corp.

Burlington, Washington-Design of one story wood frame building for Fisher & Sons. Architect TSA.

 

Barkley Crossroads.

Bellingham, Washington

 

Whatcom Plaza

Bellingham, Washington

 

Hobb Dental Clinic

Sedro Woolley, Washington-A two story wood frame building for Fisher & Sons. Architects, TSA.

 

Yorkston Oil Company

Ferndale, Washington- A one story wood \ masonry gas stationWith a restaurant. Architect Grinstad and Wagner.

 

Little Tokyo at Barkley

Bellingham, Washington- one story wood \ masonry restaurant. Architect Grinstad and Wagner.

 

Precision Tune

Bellingham, Washington – A one-story wood frame service station. Architect: Ron Johnson.

 

Auto Glass Shop

Lynnwood, Washington – A one-story wood frame building.  Contractor:  O’Sullivan Construction.

 

Olympic Boat Center

Tacoma, Washington – A one-story wood framing building.  Contractor:  O’Sullivan Construction.

 

Industrial Buildings & Facilities:

Hexcel Addition

Bellingham, Washington- Foundation and steel design to expand 45000 SQ-ft. of light manufacturing facility. Architect, Grinstad & Wagner.

 

RD Masonry

Bellingham, Washington

 

Ferrotek Corp.

Bellingham, Washington- Foundation design for steel fabrication building.

 

T. Bailey Building

Anacortes, Washington- Design of steel frame addition and a Mezzanine to an existing building.

 

Camtec Precision Addition

Bellingham, Washington- Design of steel frame addition to an existing manufacturing building. Architect, Grinstad and Wagner.

 

Janicki Machine Design

Sedro Woolley, Washington-Foundation design for manufacturing building.

 

IKO Pacific, Sumas Washington-Analysis and design of  Building

Tank Farm foundation for the Asphalt Shingle Manufacturing Plant.

 

Kaiser Aluminum

Spokane Washington- Design of air cooling tower, duct support system.

 

Shell refinery

Anacortes, Washington- Design of pipe rack and steel frame supporting various mechanical equipment’s and their foundations. Shell oil project.

 

Milne point

Prudhoe Bay, Alaska-BPX oil expansion project, Designing modulated truckable buildings and steel frames supporting large mechanical equipment’s.  BP project.

 

Port of Everett

Everett, Washington – A 100′ high steel tower and a mechanical room with platform on the top of the Dome.  Reid Middlton project.

 

Boeing Space Center

Tukwila, Washington – Remodeling of building 18-24 and addition of new crane system.  Boeing project.

 

Boeing Test Crane System

Kent, Washington – A one-story steel frame building.  Boeing project.

 

Port of Everett

Everett, Washington – A concrete oil water separator tank.  Ried Middlton project.

 

Storage & Warehouse Buildings:

Audrey Borders

Bellingham, Washington- design of six storage buildings. Architect Grinstad and Wagner.

 

Kent Industrial Park

Kent, Washington – A one-story tilt-up building while employed at Engineers Northwest.  Architect: Lance Mueller.

 

Apartment and condominiums:

 

The Flame Building

Bellingham, Washington – Design of four story wood frame, Masonry building consist of 24 units apartments, Architect, Grinstad and Wagner

 

Keystone Building (36 unit apartment)

Bellingham, Washington

 

The Atrium Apts.

Bellingham, Washington

 

12th St. Village Condos

Bellingham, Washington

 

82 Unit Apartment

Bellingham, Washington, Railroad Ave.

 

Barkley Trail Apartments

Bellingham, Washington – Design of five two story wood frame buildings consist of 144 units apartments, Architect, Grinstad and Wagner

 

Barkley Park Apartments

Bellingham, Washington – Design of three story wood frame building consisting of 52 units apartments, Architect, Grinstad and Wagner

 

Laurel Court Studios

Bellingham, Washington- Design of two story wood frame building consisting of 24 unit studios. Architect, Grinstad and Wagner.

 

Lyon & Lyon Construction

Bellingham, Washington- Design of 27 unit two story apartment building. Architect, Grinstad and Wagner.

 

Lexy Manor Apartements

Oak Harbor, Washington-A two story wood frame apartment Building. Architects Grinstad and Wagner

 

Yesler Court Apartments

Seattle, Washington – A three-story wood frame building.  Architect: Bob Stazny.

 

Hansen Studios

Bellingham, Washington- A two story wood frame building. Architects: Grinstad and Wagner.