Structural Associates

Daniel Chavez, LEED AP, PE | Senior Structural Engineer
Daniel is a Structural Engineer with over 10 years of experience managing and designing vertical structures in California and internationally. Project experience includes vertical and lateral structure design, blast and preventative collapse analysis, seismic retrofit of historic structures, structural drafting and calculations, and structural modeling. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and holds a Professional Civil Engineering license in the United States.

Sothean Thun, PE | Structural Engineer
Sothean is a civil engineer with over 8 years of extensive experience in Cambodia and Malaysia. After graduating in 2006 in Civil Engineering from the National Technical Training Institute, he began his career at Akitek AKIPRIMA Co., Ltd and got involved in many projects as CAD operator, Quantity Surveyor, and Structural Engineer. After the first 5 years of experience, he started working with G9 Engineering Team as a Structural Engineer and Chief CAD operator. He worked on various projects including houses, shops, apartments and condominiums, as well as a public hospital that he redesigned. Sothean has joined the AE team as a Structural Engineer. Sothean is a registered Professional Engineer in Cambodia.

Sopheap Lay, BS | CAD Technician / Civil Engineer
Mr. Lay began his career working with Camatec Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. as site engineer on the “CROWN CANS Factory” project. After the completion of this project, Mr. Lay moved to S.O.M Corporation Ltd. and worked as a CAD Operator on the JICA funded Kampong Cham Hospital project. Following the hospital project, Mr. Lay temporarily relocated to Lebanon for 1 year to work with the UN on several infrastructure projects. After returning to Cambodia, Mr. Lay began working with Ly Chhuong Construction & Import Export Co., Ltd. as Chief CAD Operator on the JICA funded Flood Protection and Drainage Improvement in the Phnom Penh Capital City (Phase III). Finally, Mr. Lay joined the AE team and has worked on several projects including garment factory structural investigations, construction inspections and GIS work for solar power projects.

Chek Sroeun, BS | Site Civil Engineer
Chek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC). He started his career with TSO, a construction company and worked on the Railway Rehabilitation Project. He was involved as Site Engineer in the construction of Neak Loeung Bridge, in Cambodia, with SUMITOMO Construction Co., Ltd. Since joining AE team, Chek has worked on various projects including school construction inspection, structural design review, and irrigation canals project.

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