The Concrete Industry Foundation, an educational fund that fosters excellence in design and construction through a scholarship and grant program for study in the concrete built environment, presented Dr. Charles H. Thornton and Richard L. Tomasetti, founding principals of Thornton Tomasetti, Inc., with the Foundation’s Humanitarian Fellow Award at its annual awards luncheon.
The Foundation’s Humanitarian Fellow Award is presented to those whose dedication to the industry, community and society results in outstanding benefits to future generations. The presentation was made September 17th at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.
“We are honored to recognize Charlie Thornton and Richard Tomasetti for their lifetime of accomplishments and dedication to providing opportunities and guidance to future generations of architects, engineers and construction professionals,” said James Halpin, president of the Concrete Industry Foundation. “Their dedication to the future of our industry is an inspiration to us all.”
Charlie Thornton and Richard Tomasetti have spent much of their careers giving back through teaching, lecturing and philanthropy. They jointly established the Thornton Tomasetti Chair in Engineering at Manhattan College, the first of its kind. Richard Tomasetti serves as chairman of the New York Building Foundation and of the newly formed Thornton Tomasetti Foundation. Dr. Thornton is chairman and founder of the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program, which has affiliates in 31 states and involves 37,000 students in learning about the design and construction industries. He is also chairman emeritus of the Salvadori Center, a nonprofit educational organization in New York.
For more than five decades, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. has devised interdisciplinary engineering solutions for globally iconic skyscrapers, stadiums, museums, health care and airport facilities, as well as leadership in forensic engineering, historical preservation and building information modeling. The firm was charged with overseeing the rescue and clean-up operations after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York.
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We fulfill the needs of our clients at every stage in the building life cycle through seven integrated practices in Structural Engineering, Façade Engineering, Forensics, Renewal, Construction Engineering, Property Loss Consulting and Sustainability. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is an 800-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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