LOS ANGELES, Calif. — International engineering firm Walter P Moore announces the addition of Balram Gupta, Ph. D., SE, as health care market leader – West Coast in the firm’s Los Angeles-based Structural Group. Gupta is an experienced worker in seismic retrofit work in the California health care market.

“Balram has extensive experience with HCAI regulations and has proven throughout his storied career that he is highly proficient in successfully delivering health care projects,” said Kurt Young, health care market leader, Walter P Moore. “He is an excellent choice for this position, and we are excited for him to excel in this leadership role.”

Gupta is a senior principal at the firm with more than three decades of experience in structural engineering, seismic design of new buildings, and seismic evaluations/upgrades of existing hospital buildings for compliance with SB-1953 regulations. He is an expert at addressing technical challenges, strategic thinking, writing proposals, managing a team of engineers, overseeing project budgets/schedules, project delivery, and interfacing with clients. He has a proven track record of saving owners money and has great working relationships with HCAI engineers, including Barlow Respiratory Hospital, Alta Hospital System, KPC, and many others.

Additionally, Gupta brings structural engineering expertise across a wide range of market sectors, including health care, commercial, education, and residential. He is particularly adept at business development, strategizing project pursuits, managing team financials, and providing team and technical leadership.

“Balram Gupta is an important and transformative hire for Walter P Moore, expanding our presence on the West Coast, helping us further achieve our goal of having a truly national healthcare practice,” said Dilip Choudhuri, president and CEO.

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