Eng. Enrique Blair Vásquez, M.Sc.Enrique Blair V. studied Civil Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (2004), one of the most prestigious universities in USA. After he graduated he came back to Costa Rica to work as a structural engineer at Grupo IECA where he worked for more than 6 years being in charge of structural design as well as the inspection of various types of projects including, among others, buildings with more than 20 stories, shopping centers larger than 100.000m2, and large scale hotel projects. During this time he had the opportunity to work with the most important Engineering and Architectural firms in Costa Rica. In the meanwhile, he began his Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering at the University of Costa Rica, successfully completing all courses. In 2008 he received a scholarship for the Master’s Program MEES (Master in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology), directed by Michele Calvi y Nigel Priestly.
After graduating in 2009 he came back to Costa Rica and worked at BA Ingeniería for one year. On June 2010 together with Eng. Alberto Apéstegui S. they founded the firm Apéstegui – Blair Consultants. Since then they have been developing all kinds of projects at a national and international level.
Eng. Alberto Apéstegui Steinvorth, M.E.Alberto Apéstegui S. studied Civil Engineering at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica from 2002-2006. Afterwards, he started working at Grupo IECA as a project engineer, being in charge of a wide number and variety of projects, both in structural design as well as inspection. In 2008 he began a two-year period Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering at Texas A&M University, one of the most prestigious universities in USA.
After his graduation he came back to Costa Rica and continued working at Grupo IECA as a project engineer for approximately one year until he joined Eng. Enrique Blair Vásquez in June 2010 to form the firm Apéstegui – Blair Consultants.
Eng. Enrique Blair Torres, M.Sc.
Enrique Blair is a Civil Engineer, specialized in Hydraulics and Hydrology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (1977). He has worked as a consultant for public institutions in Costa Rica such as Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados from 1977 to 1979; for private institutions such as Sedic Ltda. in Medellín, Colombia from 1979 to 1980; Consultécnica S.A. in San José, Costa Rica from 1980 to 1986 and 1990 to 1995; Consultoría en Recursos Hidráulicos S.A. in San José, Costa Rica from 2006 to 2012; international entities such as OAS (Organization of American States) from 1985 to 1987, research centers such as CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) in Turrialba, Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and universities such as University of Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica from 1977 to 1995; National University in Heredia, Costa Rica from 1984 to 1985; and Universidad Latina de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica from 1998 to 2012.
During his career he has participated in the design of hydraulic structures such as dams (Hydroelectric projects of Betania, Playas y Jaguas in Colombia), storm sewers (Santa Ana, Esparza, Santo Domingo, Santa Cruz, Aserrí, and Guápiles in Costa Rica), several aqueducts (AyA) and wastewater treatment systems for several developments in Costa Rica.
He has been chief inspector of works for the judiciary power of Costa Rica, National Learning Institute, Bank of Costa Rica, National Coffee Institute, and several companies of the private sector.
As an independent consultant he has developed countless hydrology and hydraulics studies for entities such as the Organization of American States (Paraguay, Surinam, Sanit Kitts), Walmart Costa Rica, DITEK Consultores S.A., Constructora Edica Ltda., Consultécnica S.A., Aplitek S.A., CEGA Consultores S.A. y Mabinsa and others.