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Tomasetti, Richard


Richard Tomasetti

Specialty:
Structural Engineering

Richard L. Tomasetti graduated from Manhattan College with a B.C.E in 1963 and received his M.S.C.E from NYU in 1965. He completed several post-graduate studies at UCONN and NYU-Poly. In 1975 Tomasetti co-founded Thornton-Tomasetti.
His awards include:
New York Building Congress 2003 Industry Honoree
New York Association of Consulting Engineers 2002 Engineer of the Year Award
Manhattan College 1991 Chi Epsilon Honor Member
Engineering News Record’s citation “Those Who Made Marks” for developing the “stressed skin” tube structure for high-rise buildings.
In 2004, Mr. Tomasetti was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. “He was cited for innovative structural engineering in the design of high-rise buildings and long-span structures”. 1
Currently he acts as an adjunct Professor at Columbia and New York University, as Chairman of Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, and Chairman of the New York Building Foundation.

Reference:
1 http://www.engineering.manhattan.edu/na/tomasetti.html. Retrieved 1-26-11.

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Written by Jake Henning

February 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Posted in Engineers