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It’s Soil, Not Dirt: Podcast S1:E1
Solar Foundation Design and Geotechnical Engineering with Arash Yazdani

It's Soil Not Dirt Podcast Arash Yazdani

All about Solar Foundation Design

PRI Engineering speaks with our own Arash Yazdani, Director of Engineering about solar foundation design. While still a relatively new subfield of geotechnical engineering, it has developed a long way from its beginnings, yet there is still a ways to go before it's a fully mature discipline. Hear about best practices and Arash's thoughts about the future of solar foundation design.

Learn more about our host and guest on this episode's podcast on solar foundation design.

Director of Engineering

Arash Yazdani

Arash Yazdani is a designated professional engineer and has been working in the fields of geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology for over ten years.

Arash Yazdani is a designated professional engineer and has been working in the fields of geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology for over ten years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Science with a Professional Internship in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Technical Entrepreneurship Certificate from Western University. He is a licensed engineer in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia. Arash will act as a senior technical advisor on this project, primarily responsible for internal QA/QC and delivery of the project to PRI’s high standards, he will be peer reviewer for the remediation reports of Oxford Road and assist with development of the report template for the Geotechnical Investigation Reports for all other projects.

Prior to joining PRI Engineering where he is the Director of Engineering Services, he was the WSP Geotechnical Team Lead for Northern Ontario working out of the Peterborough office and overseeing remotely their Timmins office. Arash has completed over 100’s of geotechnical investigation for a variety of projects from municipal infrastructure, airports, solar developments and roadways. Arash, has completed all aspects of the geotechnical investigation, including coordination of works, oversight of subsurface investigation, laboratory testing selection, primary author of geotechnical investigations and peer review of geotechnical investigations. Arash has been involved in a variety of road reconstruction projects similar to the mandate for Oxford County, specifically a similar mandate for Peterborough County where he was the project manager and developed the proposed work program, completed the pavement analysis and prepared the design of pavement structures based on the pre-determined Peterborough County budgets. He has completed the geotechnical investigation for other road reconstruction projects in the Town of Richmond Hill, Sault-Ste-Marie, Timmins, The City of Kawartha Lakes and the City of Toronto to name a few.