Rachik Elmaraghy, Ph.D., Eng., FCSCE
Dr. Elmaraghy founded SAFI Quality Software Inc. in 1986 with the vision of providing the construction industry with state-of-the-art software tools. He is leading the innovative R&D work for the many technological products at SAFI. He is also guiding the consulting engineering services for the affiliated company StructureTech Network Inc.
Dr. Elmaraghy holds a B.Sc. from Cairo University and an M.A.Sc. from Toronto University. In 2008, he was granted a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering from the ETS University of Quebec in Montreal Canada for his significant research work related to solving the Interoperability problems that are facing the construction industry, and which led to the development of the Virtual Technologies for the full integration of 3D modeling, analysis, design, detail drawings and fabrication.
Dr. Elmaraghy has gained extensive industrial experience before founding SAFI™. He worked for two years at Pratt & Whitney, a United Technology company, where he carried out stress and vibration analyses of aircraft components. For another three years, he performed stress and vibration analyses, and structural design of diesel engines and electric generator structures at Bombardier. Dr. Elmaraghy then joined the Industrial Research Center of Quebec (CRIQ) where he was successively Head of the Vibration and Noise department, Head of the Testing and Evaluation department and Head of the Structural Dynamics department.