For 25 years, Mehrak has served DIALOG with a fearless pursuit of innovative project solutions and a distinct ability to think outside the box. Spanning building types, scales, and materials, Mehrak always finds a way to solve complicated approaches and push the status quo. Mehrak provides technical leadership to the Vancouver Structural Team and helped establish tall building structural engineering in both the Toronto and Edmonton studios. He was integral to the engineering of the award winning, zero carbon 105-storey Hybrid Wood Tower Prototype Project, as well as Living Shangri-La towers in Toronto and Vancouver, and other notable projects. His interest in computer programming and automation has resulted in the authorship of many analysis and design programs now used across the practice, facilitating data exchange and collaboration between ETABS, Excel, AutoCad, and Revit.
Mehrak is always looking to improve the quality and accuracy of the design process. In his free time, he participates in code committees and related volunteer work in programming. A respected member of Canada’s engineering community, Mehrak is also a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)’s Seismic Peer Review Committee and Technical Review Board, and has been an active voting member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) concrete code committee since 2014.
What is the one thing you want to redesign every time you see or use it?
Trying to simplify and make the design more cost effective. Resources are best spent on visible parts of any project, as opposed to reinforcement embedded in concrete or making a complicated piece of form work.
What’s one thing about you that would surprise people?
Ability to smile at any circumstance and keep calm.
What do you geek out on?
Working on my laptop from dawn to dusk, whether it is work related, doing research on code related items or developing a software.
Give me a problem to solve and I'll develop a program solution.
Master of Structural Engineering
Bachelor of Civil Engineering