Ashraf Omran, P.E., Executive Director of Cranes & Derricks
Ashraf Omran, P.E. is the Executive Director of the Cranes and Derricks unit for the NYC Department of Buildings, the regulatory agency responsible for the safe and lawful use of over one million buildings and active construction sites. He has been with the Department for over 10 years.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Omran has held the titles of Director, Technical Director, and Executive Engineer within the Cranes & Derricks unit. He is the Chair for the NYC Crane Advisory Committee, which has been updating NYC’s Codes and rules for cranes, already the most stringent in the world. Under his leadership, the Department has added new crane modernization, lift director requirements, updated HMO licensing standards, and implemented an industry leading Code revision process, the first major change in crane regulations since 1968.
Mr. Omran has over 25 years of combined experience providing engineering, safety and construction management services. A licensed NYS Professional Engineer, and Site Safety Manager, Mr. Omran graduated from the University of Alexandria, in Egypt, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is a member of the B30 Regulatory Authority Council for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), as well as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).