Build and maintain safer and sustainable structures with the Structural team at EHRA Engineering.

Practice Area Leader - Structures
Sivaji Senapathi, P.E., F. SEI, F. ASCE

Sivaji Senapathi, P.E., F. SEI, F. ASCE

Associate | Practice Area Leader - Structures

Sivaji has served for more than 25 plus years as a Professional Engineer in Public Infrastructure Planning and Design. He attended graduate studies at Arizona State University with a major in Structural Engineering. Sivaji obtained a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.Tech. in Ocean Engineering at IIT in Chennai, India. He has many years of experience in preparing and reviewing Construction documents from conceptual stage to completion. Apart from his professional career, Sivaji wears many hats serving on the Structural Engineering Institute 'SEI' committee since 2005. Sivaji Served as the SEI Board of Governor from 2015-2019, co-chaired the Local Planning Committee for 2010 Structures Congress in Orlando, and served on the National Technical Program Committee and presented at the Congress technical paper on "I4-Leeroy Selmon Expressway Cross-town Connector" describing standardization of Segmental Bridge design to reduce the cost of construction.

In 2011, Sivaji joined the EHRA family and feels privileged to be part of the EHRA's Legacy. Since 2011, Sivaji placed great emphasis on building the Public Infrastructure Group, by focusing on growth strategies for business development in various sectors within the Houston Metropolitan Service Area by focusing on the region's infrastructure and future economic development through his involvement with regional industry advocacy groups. He enjoys unique challenges associated with each opportunity at hand by constant learning through collaborative brainstorming of innovative ideas with his colleagues and clients to help stay focused on achieving solutions on critical matters. Outside his work, Sivaji values spending time with his wife and two children. He takes great pride in mentoring the high school robotics teams which won multiple regional championships and competed at the 2019 World Championship. He actively participates in several community outreach activities promoting S.T.E.M. learning in Elementary, Middle and High schools, thus serving and valuing shared humanity.

Building the Infrastructure of Tomorrow

The EHRA Structures team takes pride in providing cost-effective solutions for complex structures by adopting a holistic approach at the beginning of every project. This is accomplished through continued collaboration with the client and other stakeholders along with developing a good quality product.

Our EHRA Structural team experience encompasses structural design and analysis for existing and new concrete and steel bridges (include major highways, multi-level interchanges, water crossings, and railroad grade separations), bridge load ratings, civil structures, retaining walls, culverts, headwalls, junction boxes, hydraulic weirs, pump stations, lift stations and wastewater treatment plants. Our team carefully evaluates the constructability aspect of any given structure by understanding its behavior under construction loads, as well as design loads and site conditions, during the analysis and design phase. We also provide construction phase services to the client for RFIs, submittal review and structural construction methods. We provide solutions in the area of retrofit and repair of structures.

The EHRA team performs feasibility studies for several structural projects on a continuous basis for our Public and Private Clients. These studies include alternatives focused on the functionality and safety of structures, as well as the lifecycle cost.

At EHRA we have several team members who hold the Envision Sustainability Professional Certification; hence, we put an emphasis on sustainability for all of our structural projects.

Our Structures Services Include:
  • Structural Feasibility Studies
  • Bridge Design (Vehicular and Pedestrian)
  • Bridge Load Rating
  • Structural Analysis for Existing and New Bridges that include Major Highway Overpasses, Railroad Grade Separations and Waterway Crossings
  • Exhibit A Approvals for Railroad Companies
  • Bridge Inspection Services
  • Retaining Walls
  • Concrete Foundations
  • Lift Stations and Pump Stations
  • Culverts, Headwalls, Junction Boxes and Weirs
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Steel Platforms
  • Construction Phase Services
  • Structural Peer Review
  • Forensic Studies
Our Structures Project Types Include:
  • City, County and State Agencies
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Management Districts
  • Private Clients (Developers)
  • Railroad Companies


The purpose of this project was to convert the existing at-grade crossing of Brazoria County Road 56 (CR 56) and State Highway 288 (SH 288) into a diamond interchange that includes a new overpass bridge and providing access to...

Towne Lake

EHRA was selected by the client to provide engineering design and to serve as District Engineer for the 2,400 acre Towne Lake Development. Our survey department retraced the overall boundary and performed a topographic survey of...

Cane Island Parkway

The new roadway design comprises of one-half major thoroughfare, conventional drainage, a 600-ft long bridge over Willow Fork Bayou, Retaining walls and intersection improvements at FM 1463 (including traffic signals and...

288 & CR56

The purpose of this project was to convert the existing at-grade crossing of Brazoria County Road 56 (CR 56) and State Highway 288 (SH 288) into a diamond interchange that includes a new overpass bridge. Coordination with TXDOT,...

League Line

EHRA performed preliminary drainage area delineations for nine creek crossings and calculated approximate 100-year flows for each culvert crossing.  Culvert structures were sized for each of the six crossings, ranging from 48”...
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EHRA, Inc. knows that keeping the design and construction of municipal projects on schedule and within budget is critical to municipalities and counties as both ensure available funding is maximized. When a hurtle presents itself, EHRA, Inc. reacted quickly and provided the services necessary to complete the project within and acceptable schedule.

Yancy Scott, P.E., CFM, Waller County Engineer and Floodplain Administrator

Want a Better-Moving Community?

At EHRA, the Structures team works closely with the client, taking an innovative approach to deliver cost-effective structural solutions that are tailored to specific client needs.