phone: (510) 461-2315
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Mr. Limaye is an experienced Project Manager with more than 38 years of experience in the industry. His primary experience is in construction materials such as concrete, stucco and asphalt. Mr. Limaye has worked with general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, project owners (both public and private), and design professionals in providing solutions to the concrete problems faced in the construction industry. His other experience consists in nondestructive testing of concrete and masonry structures, vibration and sound analysis, and data acquisition systems.
Assessment and Repair of Existing Structures
Mr. Limaye has carried out numerous condition surveys on a variety of structures such as condominium and rental apartment buildings, bridges, pavements, tunnels, water treatment facilities, residential homes to document existing conditions. He has evaluated buildings with fire damaged concrete, moisture intrusion and moisture related issues. To determine internal condition of the structural members, he has developed and applied nondestructive techniques such as impact-echo, impulse response, spectral analysis of surface waves, etc. He has used radar and X-ray techniques to detect and locate significant internal flaws. His notable projects include various bridges in the bay area, California State Capitol building, Brooklyn Bridge, Seattle Kingdome, Los Angeles and Chicago subway tunnels and the Denver International Airport runways.
Materials Engineering and Testing
Mr. Limaye is knowledgeable in various construction materials such as concrete, stucco, masonry, asphalt, steel, timber, and elastomers. He has worked on numerous projects related to concrete mix design, high performance concrete, concrete and clay masonry, asphalt performance, and mortar analysis. He has participated in research projects including both laboratory and field investigations. Previously, as a consultant to the Federal Highway Administration, he has provided instruction and practical training in construction materials and nondestructive testing to various state departments of highway personnel. In addition, he has provided litigation support in numerous construction defect cases.
Measurements and Vibration Analysis
Mr. Limaye has provided solutions to vibration problems related to building floors, tall buildings, mechanical equipment, and large industrial rotating machinery. His noise related experience includes community noise compliance and providing solutions to excessive noise created by mechanical equipment such as air conditioning, motors, fans, and pumps.
Principal Engineer, Concrete Science, Inc., Hayward, CA