Dr. Hatem Bedair joins HKA’s growing team of Forensic Engineering Experts as a Director in Houston

HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services, announces that Hatem Bedair has joined the firm’s Forensic Engineering team as a director based in Houston, TX.

Dr. Bedair has over 25 years of experience directing and supervising the work of structural design engineers and engineering technicians and reviewing all structural design, fabrication, and erection procedures assigned to design teams. He has also been responsible for project management, preparation of project proposals, contract negotiations, and coordination of the bidding process for projects throughout the United States and Egypt.

Dr. Bedair has extensive experience in the structural analysis and design of bridges and has served as the project engineer for numerous bridge construction, widening, and rehabilitation projects. He has overseen the repair of several structurally deficient bridges. Dr. Bedair’s experience includes linear and non-linear finite element analysis, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design, friction-damping systems, foundation design, soil-structure interaction, and structural design optimization.

At HKA, Dr. Bedair will lead the analysis of highway and bridge design and construction issues and alleged deficiencies, develop expert opinions on the factors that led to a deficiency or failure, and identify the parties responsible. He will also lead the development of forensic engineering reports that summarize the facts, provide analyses and tests performed, and present expert findings and opinions.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Bedair to HKA as we continue to expand our Forensic Engineering practice across the Americas. Dr. Bedair’s decades of experience working on challenging engineering projects make him a welcome addition to our team to provide the forensic expertise required to investigate and resolve disputes and to anticipate and mitigate risk.”

Michael Griffin, Partner, Forensic Technical Services Lead, Americas

Before joining HKA, Dr. Bedair was responsible for reviewing the design, supervising the construction, and serving as the point of contact with the contractor, consultant, and owner for two stadiums in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt and has years of experience at other firms in management or supervisory roles. Dr. Bedair earned a PhD and an MASc in Structural Engineering from Concordia University in Montréal and his BS in Civil Engineering from Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Bedair is a licensed professional engineer and holds numerous licenses in the United States and Canada.


HKA is the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness, and litigation support services.

HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts, and advisors, we help clients manage disputes, risk, and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. Our advice is impartial, incisive, and authoritative.

We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions, and insurers. HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, buildings, energy and natural resources, environment and climate change, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, marine and shipping, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, real estate and tourism, sports and entertainment, technology, media and telecoms and transportation infrastructure.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 experts, consultants, and advisors across 45+ offices in 17 countries with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes.

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NameAndrew J. Katz, CPSM
TitleAmericas Marketing and Communications Director
Number+1 215 962 1136


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