Executive Board

Dr. Suhail Albhaisi, PE – President

Dr. Albhaisi is the Transportation Senior Principal for STANTEC in New York. His responsibilities include the technical development and oversight of major structural-bridge projects. He also provides peer reviews and independent reviews for major national bridge projects. He holds a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University. Dr. Albhaisi is the Chairman of ACEC Committee for NYCDOT, a voting member of the Post Tensioning Institute (PTI) Bridge Committee, and a member of several ACI committees on bridges. He has authored numerous technical publications and has taught the bridge design class at the University level. Dr. Albhaisi is a licensed professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Virginia, Florida, and Kentucky.

Nidal Elderamneh, PE – Vice President

Mr. Elderamneh is a Sr. Electrical Engineer/Project Manager at HDR Engineering Inc. His responsibilities include project management, oversight of Junior to Mid level Electrical Engineers, as well as business development. He is a current member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Standards Organization and Heavy Movable Structures (HMS). He is an active Engineering advisory board member at Passaic County Community College (PCCC). He is also an Adjunct professor at PCCC teaching engineering courses.

Mr. Elderamneh consulting experience includes the design and rehabilitation of movable highway and railway bridges. He managed multi discipline Movable Bridge projects up to $25M in construction value. His responsibilities include managing the design team, providing technical expertise, and communicating directly with the client.

Saed Elahmad, P.E.- Treasurer

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Mr. Elahmad holds an MSEE from the University of Bridgeport, an MBA from Southern Connecticut State University and a B.S in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He has over 15 years of experience designing building electrical systems. Saed is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Georgia and New York. Saed is a certified Physical Security Professional. He has designed physical security systems for multi million dollar buildings, some examples of his work are the Bank of America Headquarter in New York City, Tower 7, and Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Arkansas.

Mohammed Al-Arag– Public Relations

Mohammed Al-Arag is a Civil-Water Resources Engineer at Dewberry-NYC Office. Mr. Al-Arag has a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, 2010. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager. Mr. Al-Arag has experience in Civil, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering , including Site Investigation, Stormwater and Sanitary Drainage management Design, Hydrology and Hydraulic Analysis, Green Infrastructure Planning and Design, Preparation of Construction Documents, Basis of Design Reports, CSO Reduction Studies, Flood-Risk Reduction and Resilience Studies and Site/Civil Work and Design.

Sandra Hudeihed, EIT – Secretary

Sandra is an Assistant Engineer at NYSDOT, she obtained her Master degree in Transportation Engineering from CCNY and her Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Berzeit University.

Hassan Alkhafaji – Media and Membership Committee Chair

Mr. AlKhafaji is a Sr. Electrical Engineer at HDR Engineering Inc. and currently is a Consultant Electrical Engineer at MTA Bridges and Tunnels.
He has fifteen (15) years of experience in the design, testing, construction and inspection of electrical controls, power generation and power distribution systems. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. During his industry tenure, Mr. AlKhafaji has developed extensive experience in low voltage and medium voltage power distribution systems, controls and SCADA systems, field testing and commissioning, construction inspections and construction support services for Movable bridges, power generation substations and distribution projects.

Fayez Fanik – New Jersey Director

Mr. Fanik is a Supervisor of Enforcement for the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs. Mr. Fanik is also an instructor at Mercer County Community college teaching building inspection courses for residential, commercial, High-rise, and High Hazard buildings. He is a licensed professional engineer in NY and NJ. Mr. Fanik serves on two committees with the International Code Council, namely, the Consensus Committee on Hurricane Resistant Construction and the Reinforced/Pre-stressed Concrete Exam Development Committee.

Jawad Assaf – New York Director

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Jawad Assaf is a Principal Project Manager at Mott MacDonald’s (MM) US-East Water/Waste Water Division. Mr. Assaf is currently involved in project management and leading construction management/resident engineering and inspection (CM/REI) services for infrastructure projects in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan area. MM is a $2 billion global management, engineering and development firm. MM works on projects in transportation, buildings, power, oil and gas, water and wastewater, environment, education, health, international development and digital infrastructure sectors.
Prior to MM, Mr. Assaf was a Vice President and Executive Project Manager of major projects for the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) Capital Program Division. He was responsible for overseeing the design and construction of a portion of the Division’s $500M annual Capital Program Portfolio. Mr. Assaf had worked for NYCEDC for more than 20 years, starting in 1997 as a senior Project Manager in Capital Program Department. Since then he had held number of positions from Senior Project Manager, Director, Assistant Vice President, and the Vice President. He had managed and supervised multi-million-dollar capital projects ranging from infrastructure, waterfront, and underground construction to the rehabilitation of commercial and industrial buildings.
Jawad Assaf has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Construction Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey (NJIT).

Mohammad Almatari – Connecticut Director