Exclusive interview with the CEO & President of DB Talak and AJA Associates, Luay Aljamal. During the Big 5 Exhibition, Luay described their unique and one-of-a-kind services to the engineering & construction industry.
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About the Leader
Luay Aljamal brings more than 29 years of experience in civil and rail transportation management and design, including mega-rail (freight and light rail) and transit projects.
He was instrumental in winning one the largest rail projects in history (Riyadh Metro -$22 Billion). As program director and effective stakeholder at BART-KKCS projects including but not limited to Homeland security projects specialty security marine and surface barries. The project involves finite element analyses and advanced simulations as well as design and coordination of full-scale testing to ensure the product meets BART design criteria, and BART Future rail vehicle selections project He was a key team member overseeing the successful completion of the Tri-Met design/build Portland Westside light rail project ($1.0 Billion), senior project manager for Tri-Met design/build Hillsboro LRT extension ($870 million) and project engineer for analysis, design, and cost estimation for the Portland/Vancouver south/north light rail extension ($3.3 billion).
As a senior project manager, he successfully managed and was actively involved with client/stakeholders communications, consensus building, project management plans, design basis memorandums, rail station/transit planning/design, maintenance and operations, final environmental impact statement, and QA/QC. He also oversaw preparation of final design plans (civil, structural, architectural, right-of-way, track, signal, electrification/communication, mechanical, landscape, and overhead catenary system), specifications, and cost estimates. He was responsible for the delivery of the final completed product to the clients. Luay is a Certified Professional engineer in several states).
About DB Talak and AJA Associates
AJA ASSOCIATES is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultant providing services in engineering design, project management, project controls, and construction inspection, quality management, ISO auditing, infrastructure asset management, and risk-based inspection.
As a certified Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SBE & DBE) we have a proven track record in project implementation and demonstrated experience in planning, engineering, and management. The predecessor company, DB Talak, was founded in 1987, and for over thirty years the people of AJA ASSOCIATES has been dedicated to serving clients with the highest standards in quality, innovation, safety, and efficiency.
The success of AJA ASSOCIATES is grounded in our collaborative, integrated team approach to our client’s projects. Our team of highly experienced, talented and dedicated professional engineers, analysts and other technical staff pride themselves on working hand-in-hand with clients using industry best practices, leading technologies and finely honed professional acumen to achieve all project goals, on-budget and on-time.