Beta Civil and Structural Engineering was set up in West London in June 2009. The company is a family business run by Fahed Maida and Maes Esber. Fahed qualified as a Civil and Structural Engineer in 1999 and holds a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from London City University. Maes qualified as an Architectural Engineer in 2009 and holds a BA in Architectural Engineering from the University of Homs, Syria.

FAHED MAIDA, CIVIL STRUCTURAL ENGINEER (MSc Structural Engineering)

Before setting up the company, Fahed worked as a site engineer for four years, then joined a major consulting firm (AECOM) for three years and a global construction firm (Bechtel) for three years. Since setting up the company in London in 2009, he has provided civil/structural consultant services on a large number of residential, commercial and industrial projects. Clients that have used Beta services include BP, DNV, KBR, Mustang, Bechtel, Hamilton Estate Agents, Reg Vardy, Intelligence Security, Ealing Council, Hounslow Council and numerous residential clients.

Fahed has a special interest in the assessment, refurbishment and alteration of existing/historic buildings. His portfolio includes a research project on the iconic London Smithfield Market, the conversion of Dean Clough Mills into a mixed residential/commercial development and the refurbishment of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Works.

On a personal note, Fahed was born in Syria (Hasake). He obtained his Civil Engineering degree from Aleppo University in 1999. He won a scholarship to study Master's in Structural Engineering in London and then migrated to the UK on the highly skilled migration scheme. He is married and has two children.

MAES ESBER, ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEER (BA Architectural Engineering)

Before joining the company in 2011, Maes worked as a design engineer in the Middle East for a year where she worked on the architectural design of multi-storey residential buildings. Since joining the company , she has worked on the conceptual and detailed design of loft conversions, house extensions, house conversions to flats and new residential developments.

Maes has a special interest in the habitable space. She places great emphasis on the efficient use of space to suit the daily needs of the modern lifestyle.

On a personal note, Maes was born in Syria (Homs). She learnt the basics of housing design from her personal and professional experience in the old cities of the Middle East (Damascus, Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Cairo, Alexandria, Beirut). She has a passion for designing modern living spaces in traditional contexts with rich historical character.