Is currently co-chairman of CFCSL. Before joining the company he worked as researcher in the Institute of Construction Materials Eduardo Torroja of Madrid where he obtained his doctoral degree.

He cofounded CFCSL in 1964 and since then has participated in many of the engineering and architectural works of the company, including high-rise buildings, transportation stations and sports centres, but among them he has had special activity in the world of bridges.

He is the lead designer of some world record breaking works as the Barrios de Luna cable stayed bridge (1984) as well as other national and international bridge achievements.
He held the chair of Bridge Engineering at the Madrid Polytechnic University of Madrid until 2006, forming several generations of Spanish engineers, including the majority of the current members of CFCSL. His technical publications about Bridge Engineering are essential references in the Spanish Bridge Engineering Sector.

His prestigious activity has been recognized with several distinctions, among them the Féderation International de la Précontrainte (F.I.P.) Gold Medal (1996), the International Award of Merit (2006) of the International Association Structural Engineer (IABSE), and the First National Civil Engineering Prize granted by the Spanish Ministry of Publics Works in 2005.

His outstanding bridge designs and his studies on modern architecture from the point of view of the structural engineer, led him to be elected in 2006 permanent member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid following Prof. Fernández Casado to receive this distinction in a prestigious organization of multidisciplinary artists.

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