Mehdi Rashti, S.E.


Mehdi Rashti, S.E.


Mr. Rashti has over 33 years of structural engineering experience in the design of wood, steel, concrete and masonry structures located all over the United States. He is the engineer of record for a variety of single family residences (custom homes), residential apartment buildings, condominiums, numerous commercial facilities such as office buildings, shopping centers, and educational facilities such as elementary, middle and high schools; community colleges, universities and hospitals projects. Between 1992 and 1996 Mr. Rashti was employed as senior structural engineer with the Division of the State Architect where he reviewed over $600 million dollars of K-12 schools and community college projects for compliance with the requirements of the building codes for structural safety prior to their construction. He has proficiency in seismic evaluation, finite element analysis, building codes, structural analysis of steel, reinforced concrete, masonry and wood structures.

Mr. Rashti has been serving the legal community with expert witness services for the past 24 years and continues to use his structural expertise to bring these legal cases to a successful completion. Mr. Rashti has served on various committees and continues to be actively involved in the structural engineering community.

Consultant Engineer Core Consulting Group, Inc. 2011 – Present
President / CEO SMR Structural Engineers, Inc. 1991 – Present
Senior Structural Engineer Division of State Architect, State of California. 1995
Vice-President Structural Technology Consultants, Inc. 1990 – 1991
President / CEO California Structural Engineering, Inc. 1987 – 1990
Director, Structural Engineering Naegle Associates 1985 – 1987
Department Project Engineer at the Unified Port of San Diego 1984 – 1985
Project Engineer at Hope Consulting Group 1981 – 1984
Assistant Project Engineer at Bennett Engineers 1979 – 1981


Bachelor of Science – Structural Engineering 1978
University of Sussex, Brighton, England
Masters of Science – Structural Engineering 1980 CSU Pomona, CA


1981 California Civil Engineer #33464 1986 California Structural Engineer #2834
1997 Arizona Professional Engineer – Structural #31408 1997
Nevada Professional Engineer – Civil & Structural #12715 1997
Oregon Professional Engineer – Civil & Structural #18897 1996
Kentucky Professional Engineer #19370 1999 Washington
Professional Engineer – Civil & Structural #35953 2002 Utah
Professional Structural Engineer #2203 2002 Colorado
Professional Engineer #36456 2004 Montana
Professional Engineer #16692 2009 Texas
Professional Engineer #103296 2014 Hawaii
Structural Engineer #15870 2014 New Mexico
Professional Engineer #22004 2015 Florida
Professional Engineer #79579


Over thirty years of forensic structural engineering experience
Over twenty four years of Structural Plan Review Services
Over thirty seven years of structural engineering experience.
Peer review of major projects located throughout United States.
Structural Engineering Studies, Investigation and Reports Structural Engineering Design, Construction Documents and Construction Administration
Structural Engineering Seismic Retrofits


Structural Engineers Association of California, San Diego Chapter Member, State Emergency Services & The Structural Engineers Risk Management Council
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Concrete Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers
International Conference of Building Officials