Dr. Said Bolourchi joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) in 2002. He has three decades of engineering experience, including seismic soil-structure interaction (SSI) analysis, design and analysis of new high hazard facilities, nuclear reactor Category 1 structures, and design evaluation and upgrades design of nuclear facilities. He is intimately familiar with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Department of Energy (DOE), and industry requirements, standards, and Orders. He has also served as peer reviewer for number of projects. He is a member of the ASCE Nuclear Standards Committee, and DOE Seismic Lessons Learned group.