Shalva Marjanishvili

Senior Managing Engineer & Technical Director

Dr. Marjanishvili leads Hinman’s Advanced Technology practice, and is an expert in the dynamic non-linear response of structures to the effects of seismic, impact and explosive loadings. He uses a broad range of computational methods to develop models tailored for specific projects and analytical methods to evaluate the detailed design requirements for both new and existing buildings.

Dr. Marjanishvili is responsible for Hinman Consulting Engineer’s analytical capabilities including multi-hazard analysis, resilience management, progressive collapse, anti-terrorist design and analysis of air-blast response of existing and new structures He is a principal author of Hinman analysis software for evaluating structural response to threats using new and innovative analysis techniques and cost effective design solutions to provide and improve reliability and robustness of structural systems against various threats and hazards, natural or manmade.

His experience includes resilience design, protective anti-terrorism design, progressive collapse mitigation, vulnerability and risk assessments of numerous federal office buildings including federal and state courthouses, embassy structures, aviation facilities, military installations, commercial building, pharmaceutical and petrochemical facilities.