The Founder and the Managing Director of The Structural Engineers Ltd., Engr. Md. Abdul Awal, was born in 1954. He graduated from the Civil Engineering department of BUET in 1977. In the same year, he joined M/S Rana Construction Co. Ltd. as Asst. Engineer. He also worked with M/S Bangladesh Consultant Ltd. (BCL), the local consultant for the Jamuna Bridge Project, as a Project Engineer from January 1978 till September 1981.
He traveled abroad to augment his experience in his chosen profession. As a field Engineer in Baghdad (Iraq), he joined a Japanese firm named New Japan Engineering and Service Corp. Being impressed by Japanese Management techniques, he decided to emulate these techniques and propagate the standards in Bangladesh in order to improve the professionalism of Bangladeshi professionals.
In 1983, on his return home, he established a Civil Engineering Firm, The Structural Engineers. which was converted into a Limited company in 1987. In 1999 SEL obtained the membership of REHAB (Real Estate & Housing Association of Bangladesh).
Mr. Awal has received training on Quality Management (AOTS, Japan, 1994), Training of Trainers in Japanese Management (AOTS/BAAS, 1996), Total Quality Management, Critical Path Method, Leadership & Effective Management (CMD, Dhaka, 1997), Executive Program on Corporate Management (Japan, 2000) etc.
Mr. Awal has taken part in the World Convention of AOTS Alumni Society (Japan, 1997), International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC) (Sri Lanka, 1998), Asia Pacific Quality and Service (APQS) conference (Singapore, 1999), Regional Convention on TQM (Nepal, 1999), International Convention on Students Quality Control Circles (ICSQCC) (India, 1999 & 2005), Regional Convention on TQM (Sri Lanka, 2000), International Conference on construction (ICC) (Hong Kong, 2000), Regional Convention on TQM (Pakistan, 2000), ICSQCC (Japan, 2003), Seminar on Problem Solving Procedure in TQM for Manufacturing and Services Industries (Dhaka, 2004) and Regional Quality Convention (Nepal, 2006).
Mr. Awal is a Member of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Bangladesh AOTS Alumni Society (BAAS) and Bangladesh Association of Construction Industries (BACI).
Mr. Awal has served as the President of Bangladesh Society for Total Quality Management (BSTQM). He has served as President, Sr. Vice-President & Vice President of REHAB and continues to play a vital role as one of its most valued members. In 2012, he was honored with the prestigious CIP (Commercially Important Person) status.
Mr. Awal has widely traveled to almost all the continents at various times for attending seminars, conventions, training programs etc.