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Francois Fayad

Senior Mananging Engineer

With his childhood passions for taking intricate household items apart and putting them back together, teaming with friends to create complicated LEGO® structures, and building sand castles, it was no surprise that Francois Fayad would find himself with a career in engineering. It was his experience during a civil war in his birthplace, while witnessing the destruction of buildings and infrastructure from blasts, that led him to earn an MSSE degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Rome.

A member of the Senior Management Team, Francois heads Hinman’s New York office focusing on developing marketing and teaming strategies, developing new and nurturing existing client relations, in addition to managing projects.

Francois brings over 25 years of extensive experience with conventional structural design and protective anti-terrorist design. Since 2003, he has managed several PANYNJ security capital program projects including the New York Airports, George Washington and Bayonne bridges, The New York Bus Terminal, PATH Stations and the PATH System. He has shepherded many of these projects from the early stages through construction – coordinating various specialties such as risk assessment, blast vulnerability, hardening design and physical testing to deliver successful projects on time and on budget.

Francois has devoted his professional life to creating safer buildings against extreme events – natural or intentional. He enjoys being actively involved in organizations and interacting with other professionals both in the field of engineering and associated fields of architecture, environmental scientists and developers.


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September 11, 2015

Hinman Remembers 9/11

by Francois Fayad

Remembering to remember is a powerful act, a sacred statement that the bonds that unite us are stronger than the forces that seek to divide us.