Ali Abdel



  • Advanced Courses in Environmental Engineering, UCLA, 1989-1991
  • M.S. Engineering (Geotechnical), University of Ohio, 1987
  • B.S. (Civil Engineering), The University of Nottingham, England, 1983
  • Advanced Level in Mathematics & Physics, Swindon College-England, 1980


  • Geotechnical Engineer, California, GE#2308
  • Professional Engineer (Civil), California, CE#48989


  • GeoDynamics, Inc., Thousand Oaks, Principal Engineer, 2005-present
  • Bing Yen & Associates, Inc., Camarillo, Principal Engineer, 2000-2005
  • Leighton and Associates, Inc., Westlake Village, Senior Project Engineer, 1999-2000
  • Gorian & Associates, Inc., Senior Project Engineer, 1997-1999
  • Burns & McDonnell, Senior Project Engineer, 1994-1997
  • Gorian & Associates, Inc., Senior Project Engineer, 1989-1994
  • Ensotech, Inc., Senior Project Engineer, 1987-1989


  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member


Mr. Abdel-Haq has over 25 years of professional experience in geotechnical engineering in the State of California, and 3 years of experience on projects throughout the United States. His project experience includes field explorations, laboratory testing, engineering analyses, and construction observations, of various types of projects including hillside land development, commercial and industrial buildings, landslides, theme parks, schools, water tanks, airport facilities, wastewater treatment plants, transmission and distribution lines, and power generator facilities. Mr. Abdel-Haq has managed multiple projects with an emphasis on client and project management particularly on meeting project schedules and budgets.

Mr. Abdel-Haq has performed geotechnical engineering reviews for over 8 years for various projects for the cities of Simi Valley, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Moorpark, Hidden Hills and Malibu. He also performed third party reviews of projects for private consultants. He has also served as a geotechnical engineer on several public work projects for municipalities in Southern California, and other parts of the United States including City of Laramie Waste Water Treatment Plant, City of Laramie-Wyoming, clay liner design for lime storage ponds, City of Liberty Waste Water Treatment Facility, Liberty-Missouri, and Doris Drain Channel Improvement, Ventura County, California.

He evaluated the potential for liquefaction and associated hazards at numerous projects including large tract home developments where high liquefaction potential is known to exist, or is suspected. Projects included Simi Village, Tracts 4923, 5164 and 5113 (Simi Valley, California), North Shores at Mandalay Bay, Tract 4424 (Oxnard, California), Tract 44986 (Santa Clarita, California), Mission Bell Plaza Shopping Center and Tracts 5147 (Moorpark, California).

He provided extensive slope stability analyses for hillside developments that included landslides and required mitigation measures to comply with regulatory agencies requirements. One of the largest projects he managed and designed was Tract 46018, Plum Canyon area in the City of Santa Clarita, California. This project involved grading over 11 million cubic yards of soil as part of two deep landslide stabilization plans. Mr. Abdel-Haq has worked on other tract home developments that required landslide analyses and mitigations efforts including Tract 48307 in Palmdale, California, Tract 5164 in Simi Valley, California, and Tract 35998 in Los Angeles County, California.

Mr. Abdel-Haq performed foundation investigations for a wide variety of projects including industrial buildings, Multi-story buildings and parking garages, bridges, water tanks, transmission and distribution, power lines and power substations, retaining walls, several rides at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Navy Facilities, evaluated foundation settlement due to noise vibration (Hush House), and airport facilities.


  • Abdel-Haq, A and Hryciw, R. D. (1998). “Ground Settlement in Simi Valley following the Northridge Earthquake.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, Vol. 124, No. 180-89.