Abi Aghayere

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Alberta
  • SM, Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, Civil Engineering (First Class Honors), University of Lagos

Research Interests

Structural design - concrete, steel and wood, structural failure analysis, retrofitting of existing structures, new structural systems and materials, engineering education. .

Areas of Study

Select Publications

  • Abi Aghayere and Jason Vigil, “Structural Steel Design,” 3rd Edition, 935 pp., Mercury Learning, 2020. 
  • Abi Aghayere, “Reinforced Concrete Design,” 9th Edition, 422 pp., Prentice-Hall, 2018. 
  • Abi Aghayere and Jason Vigil, “Structural Wood Design, ASD/LRFD, 2nd Edition, 629 pp., CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2017.  
  • Abi Aghayere and Jason Vigil, “Structural Steel Design: A Practice- Oriented Approach,” 2nd Edition, 499 pp., Translated into Turkish in 2018 by Nobel Academik, Ankara, Turkey. 

In the Media

  • Downtown Baltimore parking garage partially collapses Friday morning
    The Baltimore Banner (7/15/2022 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Investigation Into Deadly Philadelphia Building Collapse Begins
    NBC10 (6/20/2022 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Wall of Brewerytown home collapses knocking down streetlight, crushing cars under bricks
    6ABC (5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM) View
  • New photos show warnings of 'imminent collapse' in Surfside
    Miami Herald (5/14/2022 12:00:00 AM) View
  • 60-unit building in North Miami Beach ordered evacuated, ‘structurally unsound’
    Miami Herald (4/6/2022 12:00:00 AM) View
  • After Surfside collapse, a push not just for more high-rise inspections but smarter ones
    Miami Herald (12/31/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • 'Save lives, not just money': Surfside collapse grand jury report calls for reforms, warns of further troubles
    USA Today (12/15/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • ‘The city will help us.’ Miami Beach took cash, fast-tracked tower on Champlain’s edge
    Miami Herald (12/7/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Lawsuit against condo association and the new build's owners could run into 'hundreds of millions of dollars'
    Associate Press (11/17/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • What New Yorkers Need to Know About Tornadoes
    New York Times (11/16/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • No answers yet at feds’ first public hearing on Champlain Towers collapse probe
    Miami Herald (11/9/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • No answers yet at feds’ first public hearing on Champlain Towers collapse probe
    Miami Herald (11/8/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Left to rot: Collapsed condo born of botched construction and evidence of money laundering
    Baxter Bulletin (10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • No, Champlain Towers records apparently weren’t stolen — but Surfside still can’t find some
    Miami Herald (9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Contractor for fallen Surfside condo later lost license amid fraud, negligence claims
    Miami Herald (9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Feds’ video shows ‘astronomical’ corrosion, crowded rebar in Champlain Towers debris
    Miami Herald (8/26/2021 12:00:00 AM)
  • Behind the Florida Condo Collapse: Rampant Corner-Cutting
    The Wall Street Journal (8/24/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Anatomy of a collapse
    Miami Herald (8/8/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Far From Florida, Mayors Fear Prospect of a Collapse in Their Own Cities
    The New York Times (7/20/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Before role in Surfside condo that fell, engineer had hand in another building mess
    Miami Herald (7/17/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Slab that failed at fallen Champlain Tower had been a problem for 25 years, records show
    The Miami Herald (7/13/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Did Surfside building official mishandle engineer’s report on doomed condo? Experts think so
    The Miami Herald (7/9/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Two Miami-Area Condo Buildings Were Almost Twins; One Collapsed
    The Wall Street Journal (7/4/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Search and rescue pauses 'temporarily' pending demolition of remaining portion Florida condo
    USA Today (7/4/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Engineers evaluate demolition options to prevent 'mess of immense proportion' in Surfside
    USA Today (7/2/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Drexel structural engineer on the Florida condo collapse investigation
    KYW NewsRadio (7/1/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • From cracked slabs to offshore blast: What probe into Surfside condo collapse might look at
    Miami Herald (6/26/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Florida building collapse: As search & rescue effort continues, expert weighs in on possible cause
    6ABC (6/25/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Experts say collapse could have several possible causes.
    The New York Times (6/25/2021 12:00:00 AM) View
  • Crumbling ceilings pose danger in Center City parking garage; L&I working on repairs
    KYW Newsradio (6/5/2021 12:00:00 AM) View