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WSP Cantor Seinuk (WSP Group)

WSP Cantor Seinuk
Main Office: 512 7th Avenue
NY 10018
New York, United States

Additional Offices:
(40 US offices)
Dallas
Los Angeles
San Francisco
London, England
Dubai, UAE
New Delhi, India

Number of employees: 32000+

Engineering Specialties:
Structural
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Wind/Seismic Design for High-rises
Forensic Engineering
Blast-resistant Design
Building Alteration and Investigation
Peer Review & Value Engineering
Construction Inspections

History:
WSP Cantor Seinuk is a member of the WSP group. WSP was founded in the UK in the 1970’s and it acquired the American companies Cantor Seinuk and Flack + Kurtz in 2000. Cantor Seinuk, formed by Irwin Cantor and Ysrael Seinuk in 1971, is a renowned Structural Engineering firm that evolved largely as a result of its work in New York City. Buildings like the Helmsley Palace, which was the first use of high strength concrete in New York, and the Trump Tower reveal the ingenuity of Cantor Seinuk. The firm specializes in high-rise buildings of all types (apartments, commercial, etc.) and frequently employs concrete, steel, and post-tensioning techniques (3).

Cantor Seinuk prides itself on being a field leader with over 100 awards of engineering excellence during its 40 years and has completed billions of dollars worth of work within the United States and elsewhere. Working with high-rises creates unique site challenges–working around exising infrastructure, creating complex foundations, respecting nearby, existing structures, etc– which the firm handles with creative solutions within on-time, economically efficient projects. Such challenges have made Cantor Seinuk a “top-tier” engineering firm which has worked on 60% of all major buildings in New York City in the last 10 years (4). Today, as part of the WSP group, Cantor Seinuk has worked on many international projects including the Al Asima Tower in Kuwait and the ALM Tower in the UAE, among many others.

The firm continues to grow and be recognized as a superb structural engineering company.

Selected Projects:

The Place
The Place, London, UK

Mall of Egypt
Mall of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt

Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Zayed National Museum
Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Shard
London Bridge Tower (The Shard), London, U.K.

Strata Tower
Castle House Tower (Strata Tower), London, U.K.


111 First Street, Jersey City, United States

Arthur Ashe Stadium
Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadow, NY

60 Wall Street
60 Wall Street, New York City, New York

Beekman Tower
Beekman Tower, New York City, New York

Nakheel Tower
Nakheel Tower, Dubai, UAE

References
1)”About WSP Cantor Seinuk.” WSP: Cantor Seinuk. WSP, 2011. Web. 20 Jan. 2011. .
2)”The Cantor Seinuk Group Inc. | Emporis.com.” Commercial Real Estate Information and Construction Data | Emporis.com. Web. 20 Jan. 2011. .
3)”Commission Information – New York City Department of City Planning.” Web. 20 Jan. 2011. .

Updated by Giancarlo Grant  on 2/7/15

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Written by Trey Dondrea

January 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Posted in Engineers