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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Defects

Keywords/Search Terms:

Civil Engineering, Expansive Soil, Foundation Analysis and Design, Settlement, Heave, Pavement, Retaining Walls, Slope Stability, Numerical Modeling, Seepage, Drainage, Erosion, Hydrology, Seismic, Earthquake Engineering, Laboratory Testing, Structural Engineering, Construction Defects


Ph.D, Southern Methodist University ; MS, Cairo University ; BS, Cairo University

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Additional Information

Dr. Abdelhamid has been designated as an expert witness for many litigated cases. Dr. Abdelhamid is heavily involved in performing forensic geotechnical and geophysical investigations for several problematic foundations, pavements, retaining walls and slopes. He devises protocols for geotechnical and geophysical testing, in-situ long-term monitoring, lab testing and analysis. He is also heavily involved in preparing and reviewing proposals and expert reports for geotechnical exploration and litigated and non-litigated forensic projects. Dr. Abdelhamid is responsible for meeting clients during the proposal phase, the investigation phase and after releasing the final report to ensure client satisfaction. Dr. Abdelhamid has performed work at wide variety of forensic projects. He evaluated numerous residential buildings from single family house to a whole subdivision. Dr. Abdelhamid also evaluated many commercial, school, hospital, garage buildings. He performed stability analysis for various earth slopes, retaining walls and sheet pile walls. He performed forensic analysis on a wide range of pavement projects from a parking lot to a 40-mile long highway. He also performed structural inspections at numerous residences across the state of Texas to evaluate the distress patterns at these structures and to develop possible causes for the distress condition. Dr. Abdelhamid is responsible for directing and managing the geotechnical and geophysical forensic projects in BC’s Texas office, which includes selecting, developing, training and supervising staff of the forensic engineering department. He also coordinates and directs projects, monitors budgets, and makes detailed plans to accomplish goals and directs the integration of technical activities. He also directs and executes geotechnical project assignments including, engineering analysis and report preparation, field exploration and laboratory services.