Our Team(old)

Senthil Puliyadi

P.E. President & Sr. Engineer

Mr. Puliyadi, a licensed civil engineer in California (#C71630), has extensive structural engineering design experience and has worked as Engineer-of-Record on several heavy industrial and commercial construction projects including projects with construction cost of $36 Million, $12 Million, and $8 Million. His range of professional experience includes designing buildings, tanks, and other non-building structures constructed using concrete, masonry, steel, and wood materials. He is knowledgeable about strengthening / retrofitting of existing structures and has experience in construction support such as reviewing shop drawings and submittals, responding to RFIs, and preparing cost estimates. STAAD PRO, RISA, RAM ELEMENTS, AUTOPIPE, MATHCAD, and MS Office are some of the computer tools he uses for proper documentation and efficient use of time.

Mr. Puliyadi is conversant with advanced structural concepts such as finite element methods, mat foundations, pile foundations, liquid-tightness requirements, hydrodynamic loads, structural dynamics, vibration, and dynamic soil loads. He attends seminars and conferences periodically to keep current with Codes and Standards such as IBC 2012, CBC 2013, ASCE 7-10, ACI 318, ACI 350, AWWA D100, AISC 360/345, ACI 530, and NDS Specifications for wood.

Representative Structural Engineering Design Projects:

  • Anaheim Public Utilities Lewis Substation, Anaheim, California
  • Refinery Experience (Shell)
  • Refinery Experience (Chevron)
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion, Ironhouse Sanitary District, Oakley, California
  • Lake Merced Pump Station Upgrades, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, California
  • Sunol Valley WTP Expansion, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, California
  • Digester Upgrades Project, East Bay Municipal Utilities District, California
  • Temecula Valley RWRF, Eastern Municipal Water District
  • City of Roseville, California
  • Water Treatment Plant, City of Clovis, California
  • Water Treatment Plant, South San Joaquin Irrigation District City of Manteca, California
  • Water Treatment Plant Expansion, City of Salem, Oregon
  • Egg-shaped Digester Facility, The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
  • Washington, D.C.
  • El Dorado Irrigation District, El Dorado, California
  • Stockton WWTP, City of Stockton, California
  • City of Chico, California
  • Fairfield-Suisun Sanitation District, Fairfield, California
  • Contra Costa Water District, Concord, California
  • City of Turlock, Turlock, California

Nikhil Choudhary

M.S. Structural Engineer, Partner & Operations Manager

Mr. Choudhary has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and several years of experience in Engineering & General Contracting. Before joining Zenith Engineers as a Partner, Mr. Choudhary worked with large & small general contracting and engineering companies in the Greater New York City area, California & the Midwestern United States. Mr. Choudhary is an expert in team and resource management.

Representative Structural Engineering Design Projects:

  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Hub Signage Project, California
  • Oregon Expressway Repairs, California
  • Sunnyvale Streetscape, California
  • City of Los Gatos, California
  • Caltrans, California
  • Lansing Capital Region International Airport, Michigan
  • Southwest Michigan Regional Airport, Michigan
  • Detroit Arsenal, Michigan
  • Various Wal-Mart & DOT projects in Midwestern US
  • Kingsbury Multifamily Housing, Trenton New Jersey
  • Mid-City Multifamily Housing, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Township of Denville, New Jersey
  • Town of Morristown, New Jersey
  • Township of Morris, New Jersey
  • Township of Somerville, New Jersey
  • Somerset Presbyterian Church, New Jersey
  • Corpus Christie Parish, New Jersey
  • Burns Family Pavilion- Plumbing Seismic Bracing Design
  • St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church & Day School- Plumbing Seismic Bracing Design
  • SFO Airport- Concrete Roof & Slab Formwork Design
  • City of Anaheim, Lewis Substation- Analysis of Various Substructures
  • El Estero WWTP Tertiary Filtration Replacement- Pipe Support Engineering & Design
  • Solano Community College- Plumbing/Duct Seismic Bracing Design
  • Dublin San Ramon Services District- Formwork Design
  • 48 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley – Temporary Shoring Design

Davis Ruiz

Business Development & Account Manager

Mr. Ruiz is an experienced professional with over 15 + years of experience in design and construction. His experience includes project management of government civil projects and contract maintenance for public and private entities. Mr. Ruiz is a people’s person and understands each client’s needs and urgency. His years of experience in the construction industry make him aware of all the challenges faced by contractors during construction. 

Representative Structural Engineering Design Projects:

  • San Mateo 101 Ramp Meter, California
  • City of Hayward, California
  • Town of Los Gatos, California
  • City of Woodside, California
  • City of Seaside, California
  • City of Salinas, California
  • Proposition 13 Water Line Improvements, California
  • Federal Safe Route to School Sidewalk Installation (Cycle 2) Project No. 5256 (008)
  • State Legislated Safe Route to School Sidewalk Installation (Cycle 8) Project No. 5256 (010)
  • Apple Building, Sunnyvale, CA- Thermal Stress Analysis

Manish Sarnaik

Structural Engineer & Designer

Mr. Sarnaik has a Bachelors and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering. He has an expertise in multiple engineering design software and tools such as STAAD.Pro, RAM Elements, CAD 2d & 3d, AutoPIPE, etc. 

Representative Structural Engineering Design Projects:

  • Burns Family Pavilion- Plumbing Seismic Bracing Design
  • St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church & Day School- Plumbing Seismic Bracing Design
  • SFO Airport- Concrete Roof & Slab Formwork Design
  • City of Anaheim, Lewis Substation- Analysis of Various Substructures
  • El Estero WWTP Tertiary Filtration Replacement- Pipe Support Engineering & Design
  • Solano Community College- Plumbing/Duct Seismic Bracing Design
  • Dublin San Ramon Services District- Formwork Design
  • 48 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley – Temporary Shoring Design
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern CA- Pipe Support Engineering & Design
  • Santa Ynez Casino Stairs- Temporary Staircase Design & Engineering
  • Highland Ave. Bridge- Temporary Scaffolding Design & Engineering

Shehnaaz Pathan

Sr. Design Engineer

Ms. Pathan has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and several years of 3D & 2D drafting experience. Her project portfolio includes refinery and water treatment plant projects from around the world. 

Representative Structural Engineering Design Projects:

  • Santa Ynez Casino Stairs- Temporary Staircase Design & Engineering
  • Highland Ave. Bridge- Temporary Scaffolding Design & Engineering

Santosh Chudare

Jr. Civil Engineer

Mr. Chudare has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He has a keen eye for engineering and conducting site visits.

Representative Structural Engineering Design Projects:

  • Burns Family Pavilion- Plumbing Seismic Bracing Design
  • St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church & Day School- Plumbing Seismic Bracing Design
  • SFO Airport- Concrete Roof & Slab Formwork Design