A Quick Look:

Halim M. Saab, PE, LEED AP – President
Registration: Professional Engineer – State of Ohio 1992
Master of Science in Civil Engineering – Cleveland State University, 1988
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering – Cleveland State University, 1986

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member: American Concrete Institute, Cleveland Chapter
  • International Code Council
  • Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • City of Cleveland, Board of Building Standards
  • Structural Engineers Association of Ohio, Past President
  • American Institute of Steel Construction


Halim serves as Principal in Charge and Project Manager on commercial, institutional, and healthcare projects for public and private sector clients. He oversees a project from its initial conception to its completion. He performs conceptual studies, analyses, wind design, seismic design, foundation design, and structural investigations of exiting structures. He has extensive experience in the design of steel and concrete structures. He has broad knowledge of structural modeling utilizing several structural engineering programs and he is proficient in computer-aided drafting software (CAD) and has received Revit training. He is the managing partner of our Columbus office.


Mr. Saab is the firm's Information Technology Manager. He oversees the implementation of all engineering and CAD software and standards. In addition, he manages the firm's internal network and web site. He joined the firm in 1990 and became a principal in 2004.

Key Projects:

CCF TaussigCleveland Clinic Foundation — Taussig Cancer Center — Cleveland, OH
A state-of-the-art, 210,000-square-foot, laboratory, research, and medical treatment facility with a partial basement with hydraulic slabs; a four-story steel frame building with interstitial floors. An underground tunnel and a pedestrian bridge connecting the new structure to existing structure.

Tri-C center for Innovation in the ArtsCuyahoga Community College — Center for Innovation in the Arts —
Cleveland, OH

A new 75,000-square-foot, three-story LEED-certified building housing the Center for Innovation in the Arts at the College's Metro Campus. 20,000 square feet of the addition will be allocated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame archive and library. The Center will feature a performance space that will accommodate 150 to 200 guests, a theatre and dance studio space, and an art gallery. The construction is expected to be completed in late 2008.

Cleveland Museum of Art's ExpansionCleveland Museum of Art — Expansion and Renovation — Cleveland, OH
Renovation and alteration of several existing buildings, and the addition of new buildings for offices, galleries and utilities. Much of the existing renovated space will be unified with the new space to improve circulation and increase gallery space. The current design calls for renovating the existing historic original 1916 and Breuer Building, the addition of a new gallery building, and a central utility plant. In addition, the parking capacity would be expanded by adding a new parking level on top of the existing parking facility and with the addition of an adjacent parking structure.

South Franklin Circle Retirement CommunitySouth Franklin Circle Retirement Community — Bainbridge Twp., OH
320 housing units on an 82-acrea area, underground parking, and a community center featuring an indoor natatorium, restaurants, storefronts, meeting spaces, art/classrooms, and fitness center. Full structural design services from schematics through project closeout. Barber & Hoffman was the Structural Engineer of Record.

Additional Project Experience:


  • Cleveland Clinic - Huron Community Health Center, East Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic - Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, OH
  • Fairview General Hospital - Emergency Department / Intensive Care Addition, Cleveland, OH
  • Summa Hospital - Lake Medina Emergency Department Addition, Medina, OH
  • Southwest General Hospital Center - Brunswick Emergency Department Addition, Brunswick, OH
  • Fisher-Titus Medical Center - Patient Care Pavilion Addition, Norwalk, OH
  • Lake Health Tripoint Medical Center - Physicians' Pavilion, Concord, OH
  • Mount Carmel West - Condition Assessment, Columbus, OH


  • Cuyahoga Community College - Center for Innovation in the Arts, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland State University - 17th and 18th Block Project, Cleveland, OH:
    • Parking Structure
    • Law Library Addition
    • College of Business
    • College of Urban Affairs
  • Kent State University at Salem - Building Addition and Expansion, Salem, OH
  • Youngstown State University - Kilcawley Center Renovations and Expansion, Youngstown, OH
  • Ohio State University Medical Center - Rhodes/Doan/James/Cramblett MEP Upgrades, Columbus, OH


  • Cleveland Museum of Art - Expansion and Renovation, Cleveland, OH
  • Great Lakes Museum of Science, Environment, and Technology, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden Center - Retail Space Addition, Cleveland, OH
  • Strongsville Fire Station, Strongsville, OH
  • Livingston Park Improvements Phase 1, Columbus, OH


  • Cuyahoga County Coroner - New Parking Structure and Storage Facility - Cleveland, OH
  • Great Lakes Museum - Parking Structure, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art - Parking Structure, Cleveland, OH
  • Fairview Hospital - New Parking Garage Structure,
    Cleveland, OH
  • Fairview Hospital - Existing Parking Garage Repairs,
    Cleveland, OH


  • South Franklin Circle Retirement Community,
    Bainbridge Twp., OH
  • Westlake Skilled Nursing Expansion, Westlake, OH
  • Homewood Residence Skilled Nursing Expansion,
    Richmond Hts., OH
  • Emerald Alliance V, Cleveland, OH
  • US Customs and Border Patrol, Harpers Ferry Conference Center / Dormitories, Harpers Ferry, WV

Façade Restoration:

  • Cuyahoga County - Coroner's Office Facade Renovation, Cleveland, OH
  • Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority - Kennedy and Riverview Plaza Repairs, Elyria, OH
  • Springfield Towers Façade Repairs and Restoration, Springfield, OH