Nila Abubakar

Nila Abubakar, PE


Nila is a Managing Director in Walter P Moore's Atlanta Diagnostics Group, with more than a decade of experience in structural evaluation, rehabilitation design, and construction management. She specializes in analysis, design, construction, inspection, forensic and failure investigations. She provides quality control on construction sites while ensuring and enforcing compliance with appropriate safety standards.

Additionally, Nila has expertise in numerous market sectors including commercial, industrial, residential, transportation, and water management. She has also conducted slip resistance testing and has provided code consulting for personal injury, premises liability, issues related to ADA compliance, trip and fall hazard assessments, and building code requirements. Nila has performed drainage analysis on existing drainage systems and evaluated drainage needs for project sites, proposing drainage systems, and solutions.


B.S.E., Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

How does engineering make a difference in the world?
Forensic engineering particularly within the civil and structural disciplines plays a crucial role in our society by ensuring the safety, reliability, and longevity of our built environment.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
Solving complex problems and preserving infrastructure. I love to uncover the root cause of a failure and provide maintenance or retrofitting strategies to help preserve existing structures.
What's the best advice you've received - so far?
"Listen more than you speak." It has been instrumental in understanding others better, fostering empathy, and having good communication.


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