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Jaber Engineering Consulting,



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Tarif M. Jaber, P.E. Tarif M. Jaber, P.E.


Doctoral Study in Civil Engineering,
    University of Missouri - Rolla, Missouri   1983
Master of Science in Civil Engineering,
    University of Missouri - Rolla, Missouri   1982
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering,
    University of Damascus - Damascus, Syria   1976


State of Minnesota Registered Professional Engineer #19872

State of Arizona Registered Professional Engineer # 36805

Professional Experience

President/Principal Engineer

1993 - present

Jaber Engineering Consulting, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Provides engineering consulting services to a diverse range of businesses in the engineering and construction industry.  Specializes in concrete, and construction materials.   Broad and distinctive services include concrete and materials evaluation, forensic investigations, and design and supervision of concrete repair.  Evaluates the computability of various concrete admixtures.  Designs and evaluates properties of mass concrete, high performance and high strength concrete.  Optimizing concrete performance.

Oversees the quality of concrete construction and materials, ensuring that project specifications are satisfied.  Scheduled and managed construction engineering projects.  Lead the organization in design and evaluation of the properties of high performance and durability of concrete.

Providing consulting, inspection and management services including critical strategic planning, project staging and logistics.  Approved engineering/design changes, troubleshoot and resolve technical problems.

Manager/Senior Engineer

1987 - 1993

Braun Intertec Engineering, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Project Manager

1983 - 1987

Alpha Testing Companies

Dallas, Texas

Project Highlights

bluediam.gif (123 bytes) Concrete Deterioration- Twin Cities, Minnesota
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) 500 K.V. Transmission Power Lines - Northern States Power Co.
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) Processing and Storage Facility - Anoka County Highway Department
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) Park'N Fly Parking Ramp - Apple Valley Ready Mix
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) Rock Island Arsenal Simulator - MTS Systems Corporation
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) Mall of America - Bloomington, Minnesota
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) Highway Pavement Research Project, MnDOT - Minnesota
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) Leamington Municipal Transit Hub - Minneapolis, Minnesota
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) Dain Bosworth High Rise Tower - Minneapolis, Minnesota
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) Lake Street Bridge - Minneapolis, Minnesota
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) Bellaire Plaza Shopping Center - Lewisville, Texas
bluediam.gif (123 bytes) 140 acre office development - Las Colinas, Texas

Professional Activities - Memberships

Minnesota Concrete Council
American Concrete Institute
   Subcommittee Chair for the proportioning high strength concrete
   Member of Fly Ash, Silica Fume, Strength Evaluation and Mix proportioning committees
Committee member for the "University of Minnesota Annual Concrete Conference"
Past Commissioner for the City of Eden Prairie for the Environmental and Waste Management

Awards and Patents

Won the 1988 Grand Award of the Consulting Engineers Council of Minnesota, CEC for innovative design of concrete for durability and corrosion resistance on Spruce Tree Parking Ramp in St. Paul, Minnesota

U.S. patent # 5,262,967 for an air void analysis system, AV2000, for testing hardened concrete


A small sampling of numerous presentations include:

"Testing High Strength Concrete," Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.

"Testing Concerns for Cold Weather Concrete," Minnesota Concrete Council

"Dealing with Modern Concrete Mixtures," University of Minnesota

"Total Quality Management," Minnesota Quality Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota

" High Strength Concrete," American Society of Civil Engineers, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Ash Utilization," Energy & Mineral Research Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

"Application of Silica Fume," University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Silica Fume Concrete," North Dakota Ready Mix Association, Bismarck, North Dakota


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