ROOTS: Los Angeles, California
ALMA MATER(S): Punjab Engineering College, Indian Institute of Technology, and University of Central Florida
Forte: With three decades of experience in structural engineering, seismic design of new buildings, seismic evaluation of existing buildings, and seismic upgrades, Balram is an expert at addressing technical challenges, strategic thinking, writing proposals, managing a team of engineers, overseeing project schedules and budgets, project delivery, and interfacing with clients. Additionally, Balram brings structural engineering expertise across a wide range of market sectors including healthcare, commercial, education, and residential. He is particularly adept at developing team business plans, business development, strategizing project pursuits, managing team financials, and providing team and technical leadership.
GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Saving a 120-year-old hospital building with zero seismic retrofit.
WORK SATISFACTION: Winning a client’s trust.