Engineer Abu Mohammed Masud obtained graduation degree in civil engineering from Rajshahi
College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh and started career as a junior engineer for construction of
slipway for Chittagong
Port Authority and then joined specialized geotechnical engineering German company, Soiltech
pioneer of geotechnical engineering in Bangladesh. During four and half years service in
Soiltech International Ltd
he himself experienced boring and installation of water wells, construction of bored pile,
driven cast-in place pile,
geotechnical investigation, pile load testing work done for different project and started
career as a geotechnical
Then, he went abroad and worked in a geotechnical investigation and material testing laboratory in Jeddah, KSA. He was responsible there for doing geotechnical investigation work, asphalt mix design, compaction test, CBR test, Marshall stability and flow test on asphalt concrete, non-destructive concrete testing by using ultra-sonic pulse machine and Schmidt hammer and other routine concrete testing in laboratory.
After returning home he joined DRILLTECH and did ground improvement work such as dynamic consolidation, ground improvement by sand injection, construction of stone column, determination of lateral deformation of soil by using pressure meter, boring and installation of water well for drinking purposes etc. During the period he became experienced in developing equipment for different purposes.
Late in 1991, he started his own business under the name of ICON ENGINEERING SERVICES based only on past experience and personal contact. Construction of bored RC pile, geotechnical investigation, pile load test and driving pre-cast concrete pile works were the main stream of the business at the beginning.