From the New York Building Congress:
“RICHARD TOMASETTI represents the continued strength of this industry as well as the vitality of the New York Building Congress, which has been fortunate to have consistently outstanding leadership,” said Building Congress President Richard T. Anderson. “Richard succeeds John F. Hennessy III, joining a long list of men and women who exemplify this history of devotion and intelligent service to the industry and New York City.”
Richard Tomasetti has more than 35 years of extensive experience in the design of major innovative commercial, industrial and residential projects. His firm has been the structural engineers for the world’s tallest buildings, including Taipei 101 and Petronas Towers, as well as major athletic stadiums and arenas throughout the country. In New York, Thornton-Tomasetti is currently providing structural engineering services for the New York Times Building, the new Yankee Stadium, Giants/Jets Stadium and the Nets arena, among many others. Tomasetti is also a well-known specialist in building investigations and his firm was the lead engineering consultants on the World Trade Center rescue and clean-up operations.
Mr. Tomasetti’s many honors and awards include election to the National Academy of Engineering, an Honorary Doctorate from Manhattan College, the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York’s 2002 “Engineer of the Year Award,” the 2001 Salvadori Center Founder’s Award, the 1999 Concrete Industry Board “Leader of Industry Award,” and the Engineering News-Record citation “Those Who Made Marks” for developing the “stressed skin” tube structure for high-rise buildings. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, a member of the honors seminar faculty at New York University, a noted author, lecturer and leader in the development of industry professional standards.
“It is a great honor to be named chairman of the New York Building Foundation by my peers at the New York Building Congress,” said Mr. Tomasetti. “I look forward to continuing the dedicated work of my predecessor John Hennessy and the mission of the Foundation in giving back to the city and region from which we all have received so much.”
The Foundation was formed in 1998 to promote the long-term growth and well being of the industry through a program of research, educational and philanthropic activities. It was created by construction industry leaders in part to marshal the diverse talents and energies of local firms and trade unions toward projects that give back to the community.
In seeking to better serve the industry and contribute to public debate on issues concerning design and construction, as well as the City’s economic future, the New York Building Foundation has also made research and analysis a major part of its efforts. The Building Foundation and its parent organization, the New York Building Congress, sponsor research and publish periodic reports on construction in New York City. The reports analyze the impact of design, construction and real estate activity on the City’s economy and quality of life.
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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