Bishnu Pandey

P.Eng., Ph.D.
Instructor, Civil Engineering
School of Construction and the Environment

Work Experience

Bishnu has worked as an earthquake engineering expert for more than eighteen years in North America and Asia-pacific countries. He has acted as team lead with the Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineering Team for its post-earthquake reconnaissance study of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Bishnu has been working towards build-back-better reconstruction of Nepal joining team of government and other agencies through expert service, research and technology dissemination. At BCIT, Bishnu divides his time between lecturing, research and publication. He is also teaching for the Certificates in Structural Engineering (CSE) program for the Structural Engineers Association of BC (SEABC) and University of British Columbia (UBC). Bishnu is recipient of the 2018 BC Construction Leadership Award.

Prior to joining the faculty at BCIT, Bishnu held appointments associated with earthquake risk mitigation of developing countries with several UN agencies and other organizations like World Bank, Save the Children and UNICEF.


Ph.D. in Structural/Earthquake Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2013
M. Eng. in Structural Engineering, University of Tokyo, 2002
B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, Tribhuvan University, 1998

Professional Registrations

P.Eng., British Columbia
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)- member
Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering (CAEE) – member
Structural Engineers Association of BC (SEABC)- Executive committee member of CSI

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