Ibrahim “Ibbi” Almufti, SE, P. Eng.
Associate Principal, Advanced Technology & Research
Ibrahim (Ibbi) Almufti, SE, P. Eng., Associate Principal in the Advanced Technology + Research group in Arup’s San Francisco office where he leads the Risk and Resilience practice. He is the City Resilience skills network leader for Arup Americas and he manages the Seismic skills network for Arup globally.
Ibbi works at the intersection of design, risk, and resilience. He led the development of the REDi™ Rating System which provides owners, architects and engineers a framework for implementing “resilience-based earthquake design”, a holistic design, planning, and verification approach for achieving “beyond-code” earthquake resilience objectives. He and his team are currently developing a similar guideline for flood resilience and other natural hazards, launching summer 2019.
He is a licensed structural engineer with emphasis in earthquake engineering. He leads a multidisciplinary team to design buildings to be more resilient against multiple hazards. He has performed numerous risk assessments for institutional and corporate asset holders and developed resilience strategies integrating physical and operational measures to improve business continuity. Ibbi serves on committees for FEMA, USGS, and the Building Seismic Safety Council to develop seismic design provisions for future national building codes. He is a former member of the LEED Resilience Working Group and the Board of Directors of EERI Northern California Chapter.