Arpan B. Tailor, P.E., F.ASCE, manager of in-house structural engineering at DEPCOM Power Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, and an ASCE 7-16 main committee member, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Tailor is in charge of all matters related to structural engineering at DEPCOM Power, an engineering, procurement, and construction firm, working for various utility-scale solar projects across the United States in addition to supporting DEPCOM’s purchasing and construction groups. Previous to this role, he worked with developer Abengoa on the Mojave Solar Project in Hinkley, CA. MSP was a $1.6 billion project under the Department of Energy. Tailor was a lead structural engineer and managed many “big project” challenges.
He has been active in ASCE for more than 18 years, and currently serves on the ASCE 7-16 Committee, the Energy Division Executive Committee, the Structures Congress Committee, and the Business Practices Committee. He has been involved for almost as long with the Structural Engineers Association of Arizona (SEAoA), where he is both the current president for the 2016-17 term and a member of the Code and Convention Planning committees. He chairs the Speakers Committee, as well.
Tailor founded Arun Inc. and managed it for more than nine years. As principal he designed many commercial building projects and four religious temple facilities. As a proponent of community, he has devoted many hours of service in helping communities realize temple projects. His Jain Temple endeavor was recognized with a Merit Award in Structural Engineering by SEAoA in 2009. Another project also won an award from the Arizona Masonry Guild.
His years of experience as a structural engineer have seen him succeed on projects in Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, and California. He is a registered engineer in 10 states. A graduate of Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya Engineering college in India, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering (specializing in structural), Tailor placed first in his master’s program.