Mr Maqsood Ahmed is a registered professional engineer from New York State with a master’s degree in Architecture and master’s degree in structural engineering.
He is a board member of special structures committee of American Society of Civil Engineers.
25 years of design/build practice and 18 years of teaching and research.
Practice & research work includes fabric structures, specialty glass, suspension roofs,
tension rod glazed facades, pedestrian bridges, retractable roofs, 3D organic shapes with structural FRP,
skylights with grid shells, mesh structures, specialty facades and more. He has lead design & construction
teams at Birdair Inc, Cannon Design, Halcrow international. Currently serves as the Director of design for
Specialty Structures USA.
Recent publications include ASCE design code -55 - 2017, Fabric Structures design guide - ASCE/SEI 2013,
Steel grid shells – ASCE 2015, Building codes & tension structures – European textile roof
convention 2016, . With projects in 26 countries including India, he looks forward to introduce
research products from Germany & USA to Architects, Engineers and contractors in India
(replace with Mid-east) with a focus on sustainable structures.