Industrial Advisory Board


Fred Buhamdan, P.E.

Senior Principal, Terracon

Fred Buhamdan is a Senior Principal and the Orange County office manager at Terracon. He is a licensed civil engineer (PE) in the State of California with substantial experience in performing geotechnical investigations, engineering design, and project management. He has a Master of Science degree of Civil Engineering from California State University - Fullerton, and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate.  Fred spent most of his professional life in Orange County and served as principal engineer on hundreds of projects involving shallow and deep foundations design, settlement and slope stability analysis, pavement design, geologic hazard analysis, and storm water management.


Richard Daoud, S.E.

Principal, MELQART Inc Structural Engineering

Richard graduated from CSUF in 2008 with a B.S. in civil engineering. Principal at Melqart Inc which he established in 2014, and a key consultant structural engineer for major power and water projects in Nevada, Arizona, and California, which included the Solana Power Generation plant, AZ , the largest in the world at the time of its commissioning. Richard is also passionate about real estate investing where he considers his structural engineering knowledge a critical factor assisting his ventures.


Michael Moore, P.E.

Assistant General Manager, Anaheim Public Utilities

Michael Moore is the Assistant General Manager for Anaheim Public Utilities and has more than 25 year’s experience in water resources for the private and public sector.  He is a registered professional civil engineer and is a certified design-build professional.  He received a bachelor degree from CSUF and a Master’s in Business from Pepperdine.


Elton Murakami, DBIA, LEED AP

Project Executive,  Pankow Builders

Elton holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. Based out of Pankow Builders' southern California office, Elton is responsible for ensuring his projects get the resources and commitments needed, providing high-quality service to his clients. With a background in Construction Planning, Operations and Project Management, he has the ability to create seamless transitions between planning and execution across multiple markets. Elton is a DBIA Designated Professional and LEED Accredited. His ability to clearly and effectively forge strong client relationships will lead projects towards a successful completion.


Sagar Pandey, P.E.

CEO and Principal Engineer, S2 Engineering Inc.

Sagar Pandey, M.S., P.E. Graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Roorkee) in 1984 with the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.  After getting his M.S degree from Michigan State University (East Lansing), he worked for Caltrans for almost ten years primarily in the field of Transportation Construction Management.  Currently, CEO and Principal Engineer at S2 Engineering.  Major projects worked as Construction Manager / Resident Engineer include the I-215 Widening Project ( an Bernardino), I-10 Widening Project ( LA/SBD County Line to I-15 Connector), and State Route 60 Widening project (LA/SBD COunty Line to I-15 Connector).