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Founded in 2008 by Humza Chowdhry

Founded in 2008 by Humza Chowdhry, HC Structural Engineering provides full-service structural engineering, building design, and BIM consulting to clients.

Mr. Chowdhry’s vision in developing a unique and successful firm is to deliver the highest level of client satisfaction. When developing the firm, Mr. Chowdhry sought the interest of industry leaders to provide feedback on what they saw as a distinct vision for the future of the design industry. This combined with Mr.Chowdhry’s own creative thinking has created a firm that aims to be an industry leader. By delivering quality and affordable engineering to clients, HC Structural Engineering has turned the dreams of many individuals into reality.

Headquartered in San Mateo, CA with field offices in San Francisco, HC Structural Engineering provides the highest level of client satisfaction, support, and integrity to all projects throughout the Bay Area, guaranteed.

HC Structural Engineering is an MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) certified company as well as a Service Magic screened and approved company. These certifications and approvals mean that we periodically go through a rigorous 10-point system which analyzes our company inside and out in order to get a seal of approval from the most reliable professional screeners. What does this mean for you? It ensures that you are getting the best possible experience. From customer service to the end product you can be assured that you will leave satisfied.

Meet our team

Humza Chowdhry


Humza Chowdhry has over 15 years of structural engineering experience. His extensive list of structural engineering projects include: skate parks, medical centers, hospitals, schools, student housing, laboratories, and high end residential projects. He has a Bachelor in Science degree in Architectural Engineering with a Minor in Construction Management from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He obtained his masters in Civil Engineering with a minor in Geotechnical Engineering from San Jose State University. Humza is a registered professional Civil Engineer and Structural Engineer in the State of California, as well as a licensed General Contractor.  He is  an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, and the Structural Engineers of Northern California. He currently is an adjunct professor for the Civil Engineering Department at Santa Clara University

Ronald Migdal

Senior Associate

Ronald Migdal has been practicing structural engineering for more than 20 years. His responsibilities has included projects such as new high school campuses, libraries, a performing art center and a series of large new retail buildings. In addition, he performed numerous seismic building retrofits of Bay Area public schools and hi-tech firms. Ronald has also been involved with the repair and reconstruction of a number of fire damaged buildings, and has provided services to the solar power industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree , both in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. Ronald is a registered professional Civil Engineer and Structural Engineer in the State of California, and a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Norther California and the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.

Jamie Greene

Associate Engineer

Jamie Greene graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and is currently an Engineer In Training. Jamie joined HCSE, Inc. in 2014 shortly after completing his undergraduate degree. As one of the firm’s Associate Engineers, his primary duties are to perform structural calculations, construct plans, and coordinate with clients on both residential and commercial projects. His main interests are in the design and analysis of reinforced concrete, timber, and steel structures with an emphasis on efficiency and constructability.

Scott Ruth

Project Manager

Scott Ruth graduated from San Jose State in 1989 with a degree in Advertising and Marketing. He was an advertising sales rep from 1989-1998 with the San Jose Mercury News and San Diego Union-Tribune. He and his wife met one of his advertisers who owned a flooring and window covering store and decided to purchase the business in 1999. Scott learned the business quickly and soon opened a flooring Super Store in San Diego. After acquiring his General Contractors license in 2006, he quickly grew into the residential and commercial markets.
Scott joined HCSE, Inc. in 2016 and has led most of the firm’s construction projects. His primary responsibilities are job site supervision and project management

Harshil Vikmani

Junior Engineer

Harshil Vikmani graduated from UCLA with an Masters of Science in Structural/Earthquake Engineering in September 2016. Harshil is currently a an Engineer-in-Training. He joined HCSE in 2016. As a Junior Engineer, his primary duties are to assist in the structural calculations and development of construction documents. His main interests are in Precast-Technology, Performance-based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE), Bridge Structures and Timber high-Rises.

Sayali Naikdhure

Junior Engineer

Sayali Naikdhure is a graduate student at UC Davis pursuing her Masters of Science in Structural Engineering. Sayali is currently an Engineer-in-Training. She joined HCSE in 2018. As a Junior Engineer, her primary duties are to Perform structural calculations, field notes, and prepare construction documents as it relates to the Company’s design, structural engineering, and BIM consulting for structures. Her main interests are in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE), Steel and Concrete Structures and Timber high-Rises.

Bernadette Pallen

Office Administrator

Bernadette Pallen graduated from University of Phoenix in 2012, with a Bachelor of Business Management. She has 28 years of office experience and will be responsible for all activities that enhances the day-to-day operations. Her main interests are to successfully accomplish daily office operations to ensure efficiency, compliance to company policies, and contribute to driving sustainable growth.

Marcus Yan

Engineering Consultant

Marcus Yan graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has over 6 years of experience in Structural Engineering. Marcus is a registered professional Civil Engineer in the State of California and Hong Kong, China. Major projects involved includes: Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 2 Expansion, West Kowloon Terminal MTR Station, Yellowstone Club Village, and MGM Grand Cotai. He joined HCSE, Inc originally in 2012 and recently came back in 2017 and as a Junior Engineer. His primary duties are to assist in structural calculations, construction documents, and building information modeling.

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