Diana Estrada

Diana Estrada, E.I.

Staff Consultant

Ms. Diana Estrada specializes in investigating structural failures and collapses, identifying the cause and extent of structural and infrastructure damage, and performing structural assessments. She also has significant experience investigating issues related to construction, design, maintenance, and material defects, and providing recommendations and designs for repairs.

Prior to joining ESi, Ms. Estrada was responsible for different aspects of the design, preconstruction, construction and closeout phases of Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build projects for domestic and international clients for new construction and renovations in a variety of industries, including commercial facilities, railroad infrastructure, civil sitework, oil and gas, and drinking and wastewater treatment facilities.

Previous project experience includes the analysis and design of aboveground and underground structural systems of various building materials including reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, aluminum and structural steel, the analysis of soil and soil-structure interactions to determine ground stability and ground properties for temporary shoring and dewatering, and the inspection and evaluation of existing oil and gas and water/wastewater treatment facilities to determine the extent and scope of facility improvements.

Ms. Estrada also worked for trade and general contractors, where she led the preconstruction and estimating department. In this role, she was responsible for developing and reviewing construction documents, contract agreements, construction schedules, and cost estimates, performing risk analysis, and determining the cause and effect of project delays or issues. She also has experience providing both general oversight and direct management of construction projects, including day to day activities, construction safety, identification and analysis of constructability issues and constraints, and coordination and logistics on multidisciplinary projects.

Ms. Estrada actively works in conjunction with NGOs like Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Engineers for Humanity (EFH). She serves as a Professional Mentor for the MIT-EWB Student chapter on the design and construction of a multipurpose classroom in Tanzania. 

Ms. Estrada holds a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Structural Mechanics and Design. 

Publications

  • Conceptual Design of a Deployable Vehicular Bridge Structure Using Shape and Geometric Optimization for Post Disaster Relief Applications, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master’s Thesis, January 2018

ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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