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Founded in 2008 by Humza Chowdhry

Founder Humza Chowdhry grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in San Jose, California, with his wife and two daughters. He has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Structural Engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. His passion is to incorporate and promote sustainable methods and practices, help others achieve their dreams, and manifest work-life balance.

In 2008, Humza Chowdhry established HC Structural Engineering and Construction because he had a unique vision to bridge the needs and objectives of our clients (both public entities and private residential owners), and successfully implement a win-win solution (safety, control costs, communication, and quality services) for each project.

Humza understands that building the right team increases efficiency, cost-effective processes, and productivity. Each team member contributes unique strengths to this environment and enhances our company culture. This firm is an MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) certified company, as well as a Home Advisor screened and approved company. These certifications and approvals ensure that we periodically go through a rigorous 10-point system, which analyzes our company internally and externally, in order to get a seal of approval from the most reliable professional screeners. What does this mean for you? It guarantees that your short-term and long-term objectives and goals are successfully met with integrity, exceptional performance, and superior service.

Today, this firm has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and provides full-service engineering, building design, BIM consulting, and construction services to the Bay Area. At HCSE, our team listens to our clients’ voices and understands that their needs are important, especially when challenges and inconveniences occur. We are dedicated to structural integrity, equilibrium conditions, and dynamic performance despite unexpected circumstances. At the end of the day, the solid foundation and reputation of HCSE, Inc. has allocated from consistent practices and maximizing exceptional services; therefore, improving the quality of life, one community at a time.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens

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 and real estate agent in the State of California. 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. He is a father of three daughters.

Jamie Greene

Senior Associate

Jamie Greene graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and currently Jamie is a registered professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. Jamie joined HCSE, Inc. in 2014 shortly after completing his undergraduate degree. As the firm’s senior associate, 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.

Lalit Sharma


Lalit Sharma graduated from San Jose State University with a Master of Science in Structural Engineering and currently is a registered professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. Lalit completed his bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India. He joined HCSE, Inc. in 2019 as a Senior Engineer. He has worked as a Structural Engineer in Oil & gas and Metal/Mining sector for nearly 10 years in fortune 500 companies like Fluor and Bechtel. As a Senior Engineer, his primary duties include structural calculations, construct and review drawings and co-ordinate with clients on multiple projects. His main interests are in the design and analysis of steel structures including the steel connections, concrete and timber structures with a focus on constructability and value engineering.

David Ardelean

Civil Engineer

David Ardelean graduated from the University of California Riverside with A Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Currently certified as an E.I.T. David has gained over 3+ years Structural and Civil Engineering experience. He joined HCSE, Inc. in 2021 and is working towards his P.E. license in Civil Engineering for the state of California.

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