Cawsie Jijina, PE, SECB


Cawsie Jijina, a professional engineer with more than 35 years of experience, is adept in the design of many structural systems and is formally recognized by the federal, state of New York, and state of Nevada judicial systems as an expert in the field of structural engineering. Among his many innovative projects are the “Transformation” of Madison Square Garden and the mixed-use development at 20 Times Square, both in New York City, as well as the renovation of the LA Forum in Inglewood, California. Beyond his work at Severud Associates, Cawsie shares his professional expertise as lead structural engineer for the Building Product Ecosystems study into the use of ground recycled glass in concrete and as a member the ACECNY Legislative and Engineering Excellence committees and several ACI technical committees. He is also a past vice chair of the ACECNY Board of Directors.

Cawsie is co-author of “Times Square’s New Addition,” about 20 Times Square, which appeared in Structure in March 2018 and “Cold and Hot Weather Concrete,” which appeared in Structure in September 2017. He is also co-author of the articles, “Power of the Ring” about the renovation of the LA Forum, which appeared in Structure in March 2015, and “New Brunswick Gateway Transit Village,” which appeared in Structure in March 2012 and “It Takes a Village,” which appeared in Modern Steel Construction in July 2012, about his mixed-use project near Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Cawsie is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) and licensed as a professional engineer in New York, ten other states, and the District of Columbia. He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi and a Master of Engineering in structural engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle.