Engineering Criteria Review Board

The Engineering Criteria Review Board ECRB is an advisory board that assists the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission BCDC in evaluating the more complex engineering aspects of projects that require BCDC’s permits or consistency determinations. Currently, the ECRB is made up of 12 eminent professionals, including structural, coastal, and geotechnical engineers who volunteer their time and expertise. The ECRB members are professionals in private practice, government service, and academia.

Board members

Rod K. Iwashita, P.E., F.ASCE, Chair

Marine Structural Engineer

Bob Battalio, P.E.

Coastal Engineer

Gyimah Kasali, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.

Geotechnical Engineer

Kris May, PhD PE

Coastal Engineer

Dilip Trivedi, Dr. Eng., P.E.

Coastal Engineer

Thaleia Travasarou, PhD, PE, GE

Geotechnical Engineer

James B. French, P.E., G.E., Vice Chair

Geotechnical Engineer

Patrick Ryan, P.E.,S.E.

Structural Engineer

Ramin Golesorkhi, PhD, P.E, G.E, F. ASCE

Earthquake Engineer

Professor Nicholas Sitar, PhD

Engineering Geology

Gayle S. Johnson, P.E.

Earthquake/Structural Engineer

Justin Vandever, PE

Coastal Engineer

All communication to the Board should be sent to the Commission offices. Staff will forward any communication received directly to the Board.