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Civil and structural engineer

Manu Hirachand Shah, Indian civil and structural engineer. Achievements include construction inspection of Kennedy Expressway and Lake Shore Doctor, design and construction management of Metra's Kensington Yard facility, design of improvements on CTA Lake St. and North Main Line, rehabilitation of high rise building at Cabrini Green.

Background

Shah, Manu Hirachand was born on May 14, 1936 in Bardoli, Gujrat, India. Came to the United States, 1959. Son of Hirachand N. and Gulabben H. Shah.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering Civil, Victoria Jubilee Technology Institute, Bombay, 1958;Master of Science Structural, University of Illinois, 1960.

Career

Design engineer, Patel Engineering, Bombay, 1958-1959;project engineer, Skidmore Owings & Merril, Chicago, 1960-1973;project engineer, Alfred Benesch & Company, Chicago, 1974-1975;owner, president, Shah Engineering, Inc., Chicago, since 1976. President Chicago Architectural Assistance Center, 1985, board directors, 1976-1985.

Achievements

  • Achievements include construction inspection of Kennedy Expressway and Lake Shore Doctor, design and construction management of Metra's Kensington Yard facility, design of improvements on CTA Lake St. and North Main Line, rehabilitation of high rise building at Cabrini Green.

Membership

Member Zoning Board of Appeal, Village of Oak Brook, since 1992. President India Association Metropolitan Chicago, 1965. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Concrete Institute (board directors Chicago chapter 1984-1985), Structural Engineers Association Illinois (board directors 1982-1985), Jain Society (coordinator Chicago 1986-887), Jain Social Group (president Chicago 1986-1987), Midwest Club (Oak Brook) (trustee, chairman architectural committee 1986-1990, since 1993), Toastmasters (president Speakers Forum 1976-1977).

Connections

Married Ila M. Shah, December 14, 1962. Children: Paras, Pamona, Punam.

father:
Hirachand N.

mother:
Gulabben H. Shah

spouse:
Ila M. Shah

child:
Paras Shah

child:
Pamona Shah

child:
Punam Shah