Within the burgeoning field of resilience management, the only way for engineers to successfully tackle problems is to coordinate among myriad disciplines.

Adam is a key member of Thornton Tomasetti’s Weidlinger Applied Science practice. He has more than 19 years of experience in the design and dynamic response assessment of structures and facilities subjected to shock and vibration.

Diversified Experience
Adam has led a variety of projects, including the protective design of critical transportation facilities in the New York metropolitan area, shock design and assessment of naval platforms and vulnerability assessment of emergency evacuation and rescue and recovery (EERR) equipment in commercial buildings. He heads several projects involving hazard mitigation and antiterrorism infrastructure security design of new and existing critical transportation facilities for regional authorities. Each of these efforts require a keen understanding of mechanics, numerical simulations, threat-mitigating measures and constructability issues, while coordinating with numerous professional disciplines.

Industry and Academic Contributions
Adam has served on the board of governors of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) for many years and served as itspresident from 2014-15. As an adjunct professor at The Cooper Union since 2010, he has taught courses in vector mechanics, mechanics of materials, structural analysis, structural dynamics and finite element methods.

Outside of Work
Adam loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys cooking, photography and music. One of Adam’s favorite activities is wine tasting and is known to have organized a tasting or two himself. In another lifetime, he would have been a vintner.

Expertise
• Vulnerability assessment
• Infrastructure security
• Resilience management