Dr Ali Arasteh
Siniat UK & Ireland Technical Manager
Dr Arasteh is the UK Business Unit Technical Manager at Siniat. He continues the development of the drywall systems part of the Company’s activities. This includes representing the Company on various committees and working on technical publications and design guides.
Having graduated in 1980 in Civil Engineering, Dr Arasteh went on to complete a Diploma in Building Management. In 1986, he gained a PhD in Structural Engineering. He has played a key role in the development of precast systems as well as providing structural solutions and value engineering. Dr Arasteh has over 25 years experience in the Construction Industry and several years research experience in prestressed and ultra lightweight concrete.
His publications include:
In 1991 Dr Ali Arasteh was awarded the Henry Adams Award of the Institution of Structural Engineers.
- Regan, P E and Arasteh, A R, “Lightweight Aggregate Foamed Concrete”, International Conference on Development of Low-cost and Energy Saving Construction Materials and Applications, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 1984, Proceedings Vol.1 ENVO Publishing Corporation Inc., pp.123-138.
- Arasteh, A R, “Structural Applications of Lightweight Aggregate Foamed Concrete”, PhD thesis, University of London, 1988, pp.283.
- Regan, P E and Arasteh, A R, “Lightweight Aggregate Foamed Concrete”, The Structural Engineer, Vol.68, No.9, May 1990.
- Arasteh, A R, “Piping Hot in Libya: Pre-stressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe and the Great Man-made River Project - Libya”, Concrete, Vol.31, Nos.9 and 10, October/December 1997.
- Arasteh, A R, “Pre-stressed Concrete Pipe Installation - theory and practice”, First Asian Conference on Water and Wastewater Management, Tehran, Iran, March 1998, Proceedings.
- Arasteh, A R, “Brick use for sustainability”, The Structural Engineer, Vol.87, No.9, May 2009.
- Arasteh, A R and Forth, J P, “Masonry wall design”, ICE manual of construction materials, Vol.1, 2009, Thomas Telford, Chapter 33.
- Arasteh, A R and Haseltine, B, “Vertical Loadbearing Masonry Walls – obtaining eccentricity of loads”, 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, Germany, 2010