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Muthiah Kasi

Professor of Practice

Muthiah Kasi

MS, Civil Engineering (1968)
Michigan State University

BS, Civil Engineering (1966)
University of Madras, India

Contact Information

Phone: 312-565-0450
Fax: 312-565-2514
Course Work
Awards & Recognition
Book & Publications

Research Interests

Mr. Kasi, currently Chairman of the Board at Alfred Benesch & Company, is a practicing civil/structural engineer specializing in bridge design. He is an internationally recognized contributor in the fields of Value Engineering (VE) and life cycle cost analysis. With more than 43 years of experience as a project manager and project engineer on highway, bridge and building projects. He has authored and co-authored several publications for ASCE, CRSI, NIST and ASTM. He is currently the Recertification Director for SAVE International and Sub-Committee Chairman for ASTM E06.81-Building Economics.

Course Work

  • University of Illinois - Chicago Taught three courses on theory and design procedures related to the analysis and design of modern bridges using AASHTO code. Include concrete and steel structures, construction practices and procedures.
2009: Course 594: Advanced Bridge Design

2008: Course 502: Bridge Design II

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Taught introduction course to problem-solving techniques through TQE

1999: Total Quality Engineering in Planning and Design (national broadcast)

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison 1980-1993: Taught VE correspondence courses for civil engineers, including: 1991: Course 1427: Value Engineering I for Industry, Service, Design and Construction

1991: Course 2411: Value Engineering I for Industry, Service, Design and Construction

1993: Course 3162: Value Engineering II for Industry, Service, Design and Construction

Awards & Recognition

  • 2009: Outstanding Achievement in Management Award, SAVE International
  • 2008: ASCE Civil Engineer of the Year Award
  • 2007: First Prize Paper, ASTM Advantage Award, for “Managing Transportation Projects with ASTM International Standards”
  • 2005: National VE Award, AASHTO (I-94 Reconstruction VE Study)
  • 2005: Best Paper of the SCEA/ISPA Conference: “A Unique Model of L
  • 2005: Best Overall Paper: “A Unique Model for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis,” International Society of Parametric Analysis (ISPA) and Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA)
  • 2004: Induction into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
  • 1992: Paper of the Year Award (SAVE International)
  • 1989: Excellence in Value Engineering (SAVE International)
  • 1989: Best Paper of the Year Award, STH 16 Bypass, Watertown, WI (SAVE International)
  • 1989: Award of Excellence in Value Engineering, SAVE International
  • 1988: SEAOI Award for VECP of US 31 over St. Joseph River in Niles, MI
  • 1978: Richard B. DeMars Award - Honorable Mention

Books & Publications

  • 2009: Function Approach to Transportation Projects Author: The only book of its kind to specifically address the application of VE principles to transportation projects.
  • 1986: Function Analysis - The Stepping Stones to Good Value Co-Author: A premiere textbook on VE, translated into both Spanish and French.
  • 1986: An Introduction to Function Analysis for Architects, Engineers and Builders
  • American Standards for Testing Materials (ASTM)

2007: “Managing Transportation Projects with ASTM International Standards”

2006: Standard for Function Analysis, Value Engineering

  • I-94 Modified Tied-Arch Bridge Publications and Presentations 2007: International Bridge Conference 2007: World Steel Bridge Symposium & Workshops 2006: Structural Steel Magazine
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) 1984: Cost of Reinforced Concrete High-Rise Columns: SP 90-14
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 1989: “Special Topics in Bridge Design & Inspection
Manual: Quality on the Constructed Project

  • International Society of Parametric Analysis (ISPA) and the Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA) “A Unique Model for Life Cycle Costs”
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Publications “Guide to Structural System Selection” “Workbook for Evaluating Concrete Building Design” “Building Design Concepts: An Architectural Perspective” “A New Look at Short-Span Reinforced Concrete Bridges” “SLABBRDG: Design of Continuous Reinforced Concrete Slab Superstructures for Bridges”

Registrations and Certifications Professional Engineer: IL, FL, KY, MI, WI
Structural Engineer: IL
Certified Value Specialist - Life (1983)

Professional Affiliations American Consulting Engineers Council
American Society of Quality Control
American Society of Testing and Materials (including E.06 Subcommittee)
Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois
SAVE International

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