Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Hamid Karimian, Ph.D., P.Eng. (BC, AB), is a Geotechnical/Earthquake Engineer with more than 20 years of consulting and research experience. His special expertise is the design of buried pipelines, earth-fill dam design and construction, and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Hamid joined BGC in 2006, following receiving his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Hamid has experience working on civil and geotechnical projects in Canada, Dominican Republic, Chile, and Iran, gaining valuable international experience. He has participated in different aspects of world-class pipeline and mining projects, including conceptual design, site investigation, detailed design, construction, geohazard management, and monitoring. Hamid has close connections with academia and was teaching soil mechanics and pipeline design courses as a seasonal instructor at both British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and UBC between 2006 and 2018. He has several conference and journal publications on the design of buried pipelines and geotechnical earthquake engineering.