The SAFI organization was founded in 1986 in Canada at the early phases of the developments of the Information Technology for the Construction Industry. The company is registered under a federal chart. The English name of the company is ”SAFI Quality Software Inc.” and the French name is ”Société Informatique SAFI inc.” The SAFI Research and Development facilities are located in the heart of the historic Quebec City, in Canada.
SAFI technologies have been developed incrementally for the global market place since over 33 years. Our products meet the highest standards of the market place and are continuously upgraded with new functions and versions for practically all structural applications. The company follows the new technological evolutions, the international standards, codes, recent scientific research, new operating systems, networks, compilers and the latest required to operate modern Software.
For all software applications and tools that are produced, SAFI main trademark is INNOVATION.
Our mission is to provide a wide range of integrated, innovative and reliable technologies that will ensure better productivity and success to small, medium as well as large multinational organizations.For more than a quarter of a century, our mission has been serving our customers with innovative and technologically advanced structural software tools for almost all sectors of structural engineering.
SAFI is a world leader in the technological field of structural engineering and provides the construction industry with state-of-the-art productive software technologies and tools. The company vision is to offer to the market place truly integrated software for the structural applications in civil engineering.
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.
In June of 2016, SAFI’s President, Dr. Rachik Elmaraghy, has been elected a Fellow of the CSCE by the Society’s Board of Directors."The CSCE awards program is administered jointly by the CSCE Honours & Fellowships Committee and by the CSCE Foundation Trustees (a Canadian registered charity) and funded by the generosity of CSCE members and others who support the Society’s mission. These awards are intended to recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence.Members who have attained civil engineering excellence and who have contributed actively towards the progress of their profession may be elected as Fellows by the CSCE Board of Directors. With the designation of Fellow, CSCE seeks to acknowledge annually academic and practicing members, currently active or retired. " (REFERENCE, CSCE, www.csce.ca)
GENERAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Steel, Concrete, Slab Design, Timber, Light-Frame, Aluminum
PETROLEUM STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING®
Offshore and Onshore Structures, FEA, Nonlinear Analysis – API 4F
TOWER STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Latticed towers, Electrical substations, Self-supporting towers, Guyed masts, Catenary Cables
HIGHWAY SIGN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Highway sign structures – AASHTO LTS-13 ASD, AASHTO LTS-15 LRFD, AISC 360-10 LRFD
BRIDGE STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Advanced 3D Bridge Design, Analysis and Evaluation, Prestressed girder bridges