Soma Hosahalli PhD, PE

Associate, Technical Project Manager

St. Louis, MO

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    Background

    Soma joined KPFF’s St. Louis office in 2005, bringing strong expertise in the design of seismically base-isolated buildings and seismic retrofit design. His experience includes design of cost-effective structural systems and 3D seismic analysis. Soma’s design portfolio includes structural steel, reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, and masonry structures. As Technical Project Manager, Soma’s 30+ years of experience are crucial to his successful delivery of a wide range of projects, including high-rise office buildings, parking structures, hotels, residential buildings, healthcare facilities, educational buildings, and governmental facilities. He is a collaborative team leader, and is responsible for client contact, oversight of the project’s budget and schedule, coordination with architects and contractors, and development of construction documents.   

    Publications

    “Seismic Vulnerability of a Flat Slab-Core Building,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Volume 120, No. 2, February 1994. Hosahalli, SR; Aktan, AE.

    “Fundamental Issues in Seismic Safety in Midwestern US Due to Hazard/Vulnerability Relation,” Proceedings of Structures Congress, ASCE, April 1993. Hosahalli, SR; Chuntavan, C; and Aktan, AE.

    “Closed-Loop Modal Testing of a 27-Story Reinforced Concrete Flat Plate–Core Building,” National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Buffalo, NY, Technical Report No. NCEER-91-0016, July 1991. Hosahalli, SR; Toksoy, T; Yoshiyuki, H; and Aktan, AE.

     

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    Education

    Doctor of Philosophy-Structural Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1993

    Master of Science-Structural Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1983

    Bachelor of Science-Civil Engineering, Bangalore University, 1981

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    Project Experience

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    Licenses

    • Professional Engineer: MO, OH
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    Affiliations

    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • American Institute of Steel Construction
    • Structural Engineers Associate of Kansas and Missouri (SEAKM) Director
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