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John Abruzzo

P.E., S.E., LEED AP Managing Principal & Forensics Practice Co-Leader


John Abruzzo, a leader of the firm’s Forensics practice, has an extensive background in the investigation of structural failures involving bridges, construction cranes, stadiums, residential towers, parking garages and everything in between. His work includes emergency response, litigation support, construction defect cases, blast mitigation and deconstruction engineering. John specializes in the use of forensic information modeling, blast analysis, nonlinear analysis, materials testing, data acquisition, soil structure interaction (SSI) and testing of structural elements. He is particularly knowledgeable in performance-based design, assessing and predicting the behavior of steel and reinforced concrete connections, structural stability and hardening. John was elected to Thornton Tomasetti's board of directors in 2021.


M.S., Civil Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

B.S., Civil Engineering, Villanova University

A recognized expert in the field of forensic engineering, John has worked on some of the most significant structural collapses in the United States.