Nadeem Zebouni has a Masters degree in Engineering from The University of Florida. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
Nadeem is a Certified General Contractor, Structural Masonry Inspector, and a Licensed Threshold Inspector, in the State of Florida. He is also certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board, and a Certified Inspection Engineer by the Building Inspection Engineering Certification Institute.
Nadeem has been in private practice for over 40 years. He has worked on a countless variety of structures both in the United States and abroad. These structures range from residential additions to a Nitroglycerine Plant in Taipei, Taiwan, His practice of structural engineering is well respected throughout the industry. He has been published both locally, “When the Wind Blows” (Coastal Castles), and nationally, “Thrill of Physics in Our Life”.
In addition to his commitment to engineering, Nadeem also invests countless hours in community service. He has served as a member of the St. John’s County Board of Adjustments and Appeals, a member of the Duval County Building Code Compliance Committee/Wind Committee, Chairman of the FES Community Action Committee, volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, served as Past President of ACI (local Chapter) in 1997, and has also been a professor at Jacksonville University.
Nadeem, along with partner Dan Charletta, formed Structures International, LLC in 2001. Structures International, LLC is a full service structural engineering firm providing professional engineering services for a broad range of industries. Nadeem is the structural engineer of record for many noteworthy projects including the 40 foot deep underground aluminum melting pit at the former V.A.W. (now Hydro Aluminum) in St. Augustine, Florida.
Dan Charletta has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering (structures) from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in seven states. Dan is also a certified Model Law Structural Engineer and certified by the Structural Engineer’s Certification Board.
After graduating, Dan worked as a civil engineer for the Village of Hoffman Estates in Illinois. Dan was in charge of the design and construction of the Village’s annual road reconstruction project. His responsibilities included the evaluation and selection of reconstruction subjects, survey and schematic design, final design, administration of bidding process, evaluation and selection of successful bidder and management of the construction phase of the projects. In each year, the road reconstruction project was completed early and under budget.
Dan then accepted a position at Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers in Crystal Lake, Illinois. This firm provides municipalities with full service water and wastewater treatment engineering as well as transportation engineering. Dan’s responsibilities included the schematic planning of water and wastewater treatment plant structures, final design and preparation of structural construction drawings for the various process structures. In addition, Dan was involved in the preparation of requests for proposals (RFP’s) for other municipal projects such as water tower refurbishing and bridge inspection.
Dan left the Midwest to come to Jacksonville, Florida to work for the large design build firm, The Haskell Company. His duties included the schematic design, final design, and preparation of structural construction drawings for a variety of structures from club houses to large distribution centers to sophisticated manufacturing plants. Dan worked very closely with other engineering disciplines as well as construction personnel and various fabricators to develop designs that ensured the best value based on client needs often employing creative solutions to realize hidden economies.
Dan, along with partner Nadeem Zebouni, formed Structures International, LLC in 2001. Structures International, LLC is a full service structural engineering firm providing professional engineering services for a broad range of industries. Dan is the structural engineer of record for many noteworthy projects including the South End Zone Expansion of the NFL Jaguars’ Alltel Stadium which was done in preparation for the Superbowl in 2005.
In addition to designing structures, Dan created an engineering software program that calculates wind pressures on components in cladding in conformance with both the Florida Building Code and International Building Code.
Mike Kovacs has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Engineering Mathematics from Jacksonville University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering (structures) from the University of Miami. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Mike began his career as a structural engineer intern with the design-build firm, The Haskell Company, in Jacksonville, Florida in 2001. His responsibilities consisted of the design, analysis, and production of structural construction drawings for a variety of projects ranging from schools and hospitals to assisted living communities to multistory commercial and parking structures. He was also involved with the development of several projects for the United States Navy as well as the Oakridge National Laboratory.
Mike left The Haskell Company in 2002 to join Structures International, LLC. He has continued to apply his extensive knowledge of various structural systems and building materials including structural steel, light gage steel, precast and prestressed concrete, reinforced masonry, and wood. His portfolio of work has expanded to include luxury oceanfront homes, multilevel commercial buildings and condominiums, distribution centers, and heavy industrial facilities.
Mike is also OSHA 30 certified in the construction industry.
Gil Samson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (structures) from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Before graduating, Gil interned as a project engineer at C-Buck Engineering, Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida. There, he performed site-specific wind load analyses, as well as component and cladding design for residential and commercial structures. His responsibilities included building code research, calculation and analyses, and evaluation and selection of approved cladding systems. Gil also was in charge of Product Approvals, helping manufacturer clients obtain certification from the state of Florida for their products.
After graduating, Gil left south Florida to return to his hometown of Jacksonville. There, he accepted a position at Structures International, LLC; a full-service structural engineering firm providing professional engineering services for a broad range of industries. Gil is an assistant project engineer for a wide variety of projects, ranging from single-story residential structures to 600,000 square foot industrial buildings. His responsibilities include schematic design, coordination, final design, and preparation of structural construction drawings. Gil works closely with the other engineers at Structures International, as well as other engineering disciplines to provide the most economical solution that meets the client’s needs.
John Grady earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Ohio University with a concentration in Structures. He has completed both civil and structural professional engineering examinations and is a licensed Professional Engineer in three states. John is also a certified Model Law Structural Engineer (MLSE) and is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB).
John began his career as a structural engineer for GPD Group in Akron, Ohio. His responsibilities at GPD included structural analysis of self-supported steel lattice towers, guyed towers, and monopole towers. John was responsible for analyzing tower structures and their supporting foundations for new antenna and equipment loadings. Where tower structures or their foundations were found to be deficient, John was responsible for designing structural modifications to bring the tower structure and their foundations into compliance with the governing codes. John was also responsible for overseeing and inspecting the construction of tower modification projects in accordance with the project construction documents.
John then relocated to Florida accepting a position as a civil engineer at Matthews Design Group, Inc. in Saint Augustine, Florida. John’s responsibilities at MDG included engineering design, project management, permitting, construction oversight and inspection and for various civil engineering projects including projects in the Residential, Commercial, and Public sectors. Simultaneously during this time John also worked as a consulting structural engineer, providing structural engineering for various projects including residential, marine, and civil structures.
In 2010 John joined Structures International, LLC, where he works on various projects including residential, commercial, industrial, marine and civil structures. His responsibilities include schematic design, coordination, final design, inspection, and preparation of structural construction drawings and reports of structural field inspections.
Bob Connors has a Post Graduate degree in Professional Engineering ( mechanical,electrical, structural and civil ) from the graduate School of The University of the State of New York and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a registered professional engineer in 32 states including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Florida Engineering Society, Life Member of the American Society of Engineers and is certified by NCEES.
After graduation, Bob worked as Director of Engineering and Research for Van Raalte Company in New York and designed and constructed new manufacturing plants in New York State, Vermont, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Germany, Italy, and Venezuela over a period of 20 years. Bob was also responsible for all Engineering and Manufacturing.
Subsequently, he worked for Indian Head Inc. as Corporate Vice President, Engineering and Manufacturing responsible for three major Divisions and later became Corporate Vice President Kurt Salmon Associates , Worldwide Management Consultants.
In 1979 Bob joined VF Corp. as Corporate Vice President responsible for Worldwide Corporate Engineering. VF Corp. is the largest Textile Apparel Firm in the world with over 300 plants and
Distribution Centers. Bob was elected to the Board of Directors of VF Corp. and “Office of the Chairman” in 1981 with responsibility for all Worldwide Operations.
Several years later, Bob moved to Florida and joined KAMM Consulting, Inc. in Boca Raton, FL. in 1998 and held the position of Corporate Vice President. KAMM Consulting is one of the largest Engineering Consulting firms in the United States.
In 2007 – Bob joined Structures International as Marketing Director.