Grigorios Penelis

1. Family name: Penelis

2. First name: Gregory

3. Date of birth: 23/07/1975

4. Nationality: Greek

5. Civil status: Single

6. Education:

Institution: University of Thessaloniki / Engineering School
Date: July 1998
Degree obtained: Degree in Civil Engineering

 

Institution: Imperial College of London, Civ.Eng. Dpt.
Date: September 1999
Degree obtained: MSc Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Diploma of Imperial College (DIC)

 

Institution: University of Thessaloniki / Engineering School
Date: September 1999 – 2007
Degree obtained: Phd , Dr. Civil Engineer

7. Language skills:

Reading Speaking Writing
Greek 5 5 5
English 5 5 6
French 2 2

8. Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece
  • Member of the the Assosiation of Civil Engineers of Greece

9. Other skills

  • Standard computer literacy used for the management of technical projects (SAP2000, STATIC, FAGUS, CEDRUS, MS OFFICE, MS ACCESS, PRIMAVERA, etc)
  • He has been working for three years (1995-1997) as the chief editor at the School Of Engineering (A.U.TH) magazine

10. Present position

  • Managing director and Vice President of Penelis Consulting Enginers SA
  • An engineering consultant in various projects in Greece
  • A research assistant at the Civil Engineering Dept. of AUTH involved in various EU projects including among others Seismic Risk Mitgation, Monument Restoration, Seimsic Risk Scenarios etc.
  • A teching assistant in the Postgraduate Course on Earthquake Engineering of the Civil Engineering Department of AUTH.
  • A teaching assistant in the Postgraduate Course on Monument Restoration of the School of Engineering AUTH.

12. Key Qualifications

His key qualifications include the static and dynamic analysis of Reinforced Concrete structures, Reinforced and Unreinforced Masonry, and Steel structures, as well as the development of seismic risk senarios using statistical or deterministic methodologies. Furthermore he is very familiar with the procedures involved in the management of public works, both the ones involving the State authorities as well as the ones involving site supervision.

13. Specific Experience in other (European/non-European) Countries

Country Date Description
Fiji Islands 2001 Design and Supervision of four university campuses at the Republic of Fiji, under the 8th HRDP EU program
Bucharest, Romania 2006-todate Design of a 15 storey RC building with 4 basements at the centre of Bucharest to serve as the Headquarters of Pireus Bank SA.
Bucharest, Romania 2007-todate Internatinal Consultant for the Victoria Center Office building owned by Bluhouse
Cyprus 2002-2006 Earthquake Risk Mitigation Program
Croatia 2006-todate Vrbani III Shooping Center, international Consultant (Bluehouse)
Serbia 2006-todate Metropole Palace Hotel, International Consultant (Daskalantonakis group)
Serbia, Belgrade 2007-todate International Consultant for an Office buildings & Shopping center owned by Bluehouse

14. Professional Experience Record

Year: 1998 – 2000
City/Country: THESSALONIKI, GREECE
Company: ADK Consulting Engineers
Position: ADK’s Collegue
Description: Involved in the following projects:
• Supervision of the Precursory Works of the Thessaloniki Metro
• Design of the junctions K6, K7, K8 and K9 of the Thessaloniki East Ring Road.
• Supervision of the Geotechnical campaign fot the junctions K6, K7, K8K8 and K9 of the Thessaloniki East Ring Road.
• Involved in the Design of the Ampelokipi Sports Center
• Involved in the design of the 8th HRDP EU programm in Fiji

 

Year: 1999 – 2002
City/Country: THESSALONIKI, GREECE
Company: Various
Position: General Consultant
Description: • The evaluation of 1000m2 real estate land property in the shore of the Thessaloniki Port (FERRO S.A.)
• The promotion of a 30 Km2 land real estate property in the Sithonia region of Halkidiki.

 

Year: 1998 – today
City/Country: THESSALONIKI, GREECE
Company: Various
Position: Techinical Consultant
Description: Involved in the design of several rehabilitation and strengthening projects of R/C and Masonry structures:
• Seismic strengthening design of the Jerissus High school in Halkidiki. (Halkidiki Perfecture)
• Static strengthening of the prestressed reinforced concrete bridge at the “Paralia Katerinis” junction of the Thessaloniki – Athens Highway, using composite carbon fibre reinforced polymers (Ministry of Public Works).
• Seismic strengthening of the Unreinforced Masonry foundation of the R/C “FYTAKI building” at the Iraklion port, using piles and special prestressed hooks for the confinement of masonry.
• Rehabilitation and strengthening of the Byzantine monastery of Agios Dionissios at Mount Olympus.
• Seismic strengthening/ upgrading of an existing old R/C building at Pentalofos Kozani in order for it to be used as a hotel.(ANKO S.A.)
• Rehabilitation of the 9th Elementary School of Ilion Athens following the 07.09.99 earthquake (OSK S.A.).
• Rehabilitation of the National Library main building following the 07.09.99 earthquake (OSK S.A.).
• Rehabilitation of the Municipality of Grevena City Hall (ANKO AE)
• Design of the new space frame steel roof of the Grevena city hall (ANKO AE)
• The static and seismic upgrading of the Army Pension Fund Building in Athens (PICAR AE, a subsidiary of Pireus Bank)
• Structural and seismic upgrading of the LINK building at the Hellinicon Olympic Infrastructure (ADK- Ministry of public works)
• Structural upgrading of the OTE tower in Thessaloniki (OTE SA)
• Structural restoration of Panagia Pantanassa in Peloponesse Greece, 12th Century Church.

 

Year: 1998
City/Country: THESSALONIKI, GREECE
Company: Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Position: Consulting Engineer
Description: He worked at the consultancy joint venture for the Technical Director of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall who was responsible for the supervision of the project on behalf of the Organisation of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall. He also participated at the meetings of the Organisation’s technical committee.

15. Others

Publications – Conferences:
  • Gregory G. Penelis, Chris Drakopoulos, “Comparative evaluation of the analytical methods for Unreinforced Masonry Buildings”, Undergraduate thesis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Imperial College of London, June 1998
  • Gregory G.Penelis, “A new approach for the push over analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Structures”, MSc thesis Imperial College of London, September 1999
  • Πενέλης Γ., Παπαγιαννίδου Χρ., Πενέλης Γρ., «Απόκριση παλιών και νέων κτιρίων στο σεισμό της 07.09.99 στην Αθήνα» Σεμινάριο για τον Σεισμό της Αθήνας, Λεμεσός Σεπτέμβριος 1999. (in Greek)
  • Πενέλης Γ., Παπαγιαννίδου Χρ., Πενέλης Γρ., «Απόκριση παλιών και νέων κτιρίων στο σεισμό της 07.09.99 στην Αθήνα» 13ο Συνέδριο Σκυροδέματος του ΤΕΕ, Ρέθυμνο, Οκτώβριος 1999. (in Greek)
  • Penelis G., Papagianidou Ch., Penelis Gr., “Old and new buildings response to the 07.09.99 Athens earthquake”, 3rd Workshop of the Uk-Japan Forum on Seismic Risk, April 2000
  • Gregory G.Penelis, “ Push over analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings”, 5th International Congress on Restoration of Architectural Heritage Firenze 2000, September 2000
  • Gregory G.Penelis & George G.Penelis, “ Restoration of the National Library Building in Athens” 2nd International Congress on studies in ancient structures, Istanbul, July 2001
  • Gregory G,Penelis, Andreas Kappos & Chris Dracopoulos, “Evaluation of simplified models for lateral load analysis of URM”, July 2002, Vol.128, Num.7, ASCE, Structural Division
  • Gregory G,Penelis & Andreas Kappos, “ 3D pushover analysis, the issue of torsion” (In Greek), 2nd National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki, 2001
  • Gregory G,Penelis & Andreas Kappos, “ 3D pushover analysis, the issue of torsion”, 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, London, Sept. 2002
  • Penelis, Gr., Kappos, A., Stylianidis, K., & Lagomarsino, S., 2002. Statistical asssessment of the vulnerability of URM buildings, International Conference on Earthquake Loss Estimation and Risk Reduction, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Penelis, Gr., Kappos, A., Stylianidis, K., & Panagiotopoulos, C., 2002. 2nd level analysis & vulnerability assessment of URM buildings, International Conference on Earthquake Loss Estimation and Risk Reduction, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Penelis Gr.G., A.J. Kappos and K.C. Stylianidis (2002). WP4 – 1st level analysis:Unreinforced masonry buildings, RISK-UE document, May.
  • Penelis Gr.G., A.J. Kappos, K.C. Stylianidis and Ch. Panagiotopoulos. 2nd Level Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment of URM Buildings. Proceedings of 1st U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 113-22.Berkeley, Calif., EERI.
  • Gr.G. Penelis, A.J. Kappos, K.C. Stylianidis, «Assessment of the seismic vulnerability of unreinforced masonry buildings», STREMAH 2003, Halkidiki, May 2003
  • “Athens quake 7-9-99: Assessment of the seismic vulnerability in the epicentral area and comparison to actual damage” (2 years duration, start date: 5/5/01). Supervisors: V.Lekidis (ΙΤSΑΚ) – Α. Κappos (ΑUTH)
  • George Gr.Penelis, Gregory G.Penelis, Konstadinos P. Paschalidis, “The Structural Upgrading Of The Army Pension Fund (A.P.F.) Building In Athens”, FIB2003, Athens, 2003
  • Gregory G. Penelis, Kostas Paschalidis, “Seismic strengthening of the link building at the Hellinikon Olympic Installation”, 14th Greek Concrete Conference, ΤCG, Κos, 2003
  • Gregory G. Penelis, George Gr. Penelis, K.C. Stylianidis, J. Moschonas, «Structural analysis and seismic strengthening of OTE tower in Thessaloniki», 14th Greek Concrete Conference, ΤCG, Κos, 2003
  • George G.Penelis, Gregory G.Penelis, Konstadinos P.Paschalidis, The Structural Upgrading of the Army Pension Fund (A.P.F.) Building in Athens, FIB Symposium: Concrete Structures in Seismic Regions. Athens, May 6-9, 2003
  • Penelis, Gr.G. and Kappos, A.J. (2005), Inelastic torsion effects in 3D pushover analysis of buildings, Proceedings of the 4th European Workshop on the Seismic Behaviour of Irregular and Complex Structures, CD ROM, Thessaloniki.
  • Penelis, Gr.G., Penelis G.G. and Sextos, A., Evaluation of the observed damage and rehabilitation study of two underground R/C biological treatment tanks, 1st Greece Japan Workshop on Seismic design of Foundation, October 2005, Athens, Greece
  • Penelis, Gr.G., Kappos, A.J., Stylianidis, K. et al (2006), GIS Database and vulnerability Assessment for the monument population of Theessaloniki (RISK UE project), 1 Greek Conference on Monument Restorration, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Mauro Dolce, Andreas Kappos, Angelo Masi, Gregory Penelis, Marco Vona, (2006), Vulnerability assessment and earthquake damage scenarios of the building stock of Potenza (Southern Italy) using Italian and Greek methodologies, Journal of Engineering Structures, Feb. 2006
  • Gregory G. Penelis (2006), An Efficient Approach for Pushover Analysis of Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Structures, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 3 (2006) 359-379