Hayder is a Project Engineer with 12 years of experience providing engineering assessment of existing structures; including pedestrian, highway, and railroad bridges, as well as commercial and historical buildings, and underground structures. He is a specialist in providing nondestructive assessment of concrete structures using sonic, ultrasonic and impulse radar testing equipment. He is experienced in the areas of concrete coating inspection, assessment, and repair specification. Hayder is a qualified Professional Engineer and bridge inspection team leader, in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards 23 CFR Part 650.309. He is also skilled in producing restoration drawings and specifications for concrete structures, as well as observing the restoration work. Hayder is experienced in observing roofing and waterproofing construction practices, as well as producing roofing restoration details. He is a NACE CIP-1 certified coating inspector, a certified Structural Masonry Special Inspector (SMSI), and a certified Concrete Coatings Inspector (CCI-2).

Hayder served as the assistant project manager and lead field engineer for coatings, concrete, and structural steel repair work for a two year project which involved the widening of the Ambassador Bridge. He also provided concrete repair consulting, restoration specifications, and document preparation and auditing of the restoration work on the concrete abutments and piers of the Ambassador Bridge on both US and Canadian sides. Hayder also served as the assistant project manager and lead field engineer for several bridge inspection and restoration projects, including the Conrail Bascule Bridge over the Rouge River in Detroit, Michigan, the Grosse Ile Toll Bridge over the Detroit River in Grosse Ile, Michigan, and the Oakland University Pedestrian Bridge Replacement in Rochester, Michigan.

Lastly, Hayder assisted in performing and developing nondestructive assessments of concrete foundation components for power plant facilities worldwide, including the Steam Turbine concrete foundation at the Subiya II Power Plant located in Subiya, Kuwait, and the Gas Turbine concrete foundation at the SLP CCGT Power Plant located in Queretaro, Mexico.

Hayder is currently serving as a director member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) - Michigan Chapter. He also serves as an associate member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 222 “Corrosion of Metal in Concrete” and Committee 365 “Service-Life Prediction”.


Keeping a Century Old Bridge in Tip Top Shape

The Grosse Ile Toll Bridge opened for traffic on November 27, 1913. After celebrating the bridge’s centennial, the owner retained SME to perform a detailed condition assessment of the concrete substructure elements in 2014 to ensure it would live on to serve future generations.

Lofty living in an upscale student apartment

Students living at Zaragon Place enjoy apartments with an edgy, industrial loft aesthetic, sweeping views of the city, ultra-modern gathering spaces, flat screen TVs, and state-of-the-art gym.


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Hayder Seeks: Mortar Mishaps

FAQ: Hayder, my exterior tiles sound hollow when I walk on them, and they seem to be debonding. I just had them installed, what might the problem be? …

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Hayder Seeks: Sealant Slip-ups

FAQ: Hayder, I’m having problems with my masonry walls. Water is leaking into the interior along the drip edge at windows and doors. I have sea…