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Paul Weidlinger

High-rise buildings
High-strength concrete

Paul Weidlinger was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1914, and studied at the Technical Institute in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and at the Swiss Polytechnic Institute. Paul Weidlinger pioneered in the fields of high-rise buildings and high-strength concrete, and he collaborated with many renowned twentieth-century architects, including Marcel Breuer, Gordon Bunschaft, Walter Gropius, Eero Saarinen, and José Luis Sert. He founded his engineering firm, Paul Weidlinger in 1949. In 2004, Weidlinger received the National Grand Conceptor Award, the top engineering award from the American Consulting Engineers Council, for an in-depth investigation of the World Trade Center collapses. He died in 1999, but to this day, Weidlinger Associates Inc. continues his tradition of excellence in structural engineering. (Research By – Fan Feng, Nicole Brischetto)

Selected Project:

World Trade Center collapses study

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Written by Fan Feng

February 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Posted in Engineers

Weidlinger Associates

Name: Weidlinger Associate Inc.
Main Office: 201 Broadway, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139-1955
Additional Offices:
New York, US
Washington, DC, US
New Jersey, US
California, US
New Mexico, US
Glenrothes Fife Scotland, UK
Glasgow Scotland, UK

Engineering Specialties:
Forensic Engineering
Seismic Engineering
Wind Engineering
Thin-shell Structure
Life-extending Reconstruction
Energy Sustainability
Computational Structural Dynamics
Applied Science and Investigation

History of Firm:
Weidlinger Associates Inc. was founded by Paul Weidlinger in 1949 as Paul Weidlinger, a Consulting Engineering firm in Washington D.C. In 1951 their headquarters were moved to Manhattan, and in 1974 the name was changed to Weidlinger Associates Consulting Engineers. With a move to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1982 came the final name change to Weidlinger Associates Inc.
Early on, Paul Weidlinger made a name for himself in the fields of high-rise buildings and high-strength concrete. Additionally, an applied science division was launched by two Columbia College professors. In 1976, Herbert Rothman launched the transportation division. As Weidlinger expanded, Forensic, Seismic, and Wind Engineering received new emphasis in 2001. Joseph LoBuono joined the firm in 2003 as principal in charge of expanding Weidlinger’s pre-cast-concrete, long- span segmental bridge practice to the international arena. Nowadays, Weidlinger Associates Inc. is known for everything from innovative bridge design to hallmark infrastructure projects with wide spread specializations. It is committed to the continued growth of all Weidlinger’s lines of business, especially in the Western U.S., Europe, and Asia. More than 150 Weidlinger projects have received awards. Six of the principals have been honored by being elected to the National Academy of Engineers including Paul Weidlinger. (Research By – Fan Feng, Nicole Brischetto)

Selected Projects:

Harvard University, One Western Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, US

Rose Center for Earth and Space, New York, US

Class of 1959 Chapel, Boston, Massachusetts, US

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

TEDA International Convention Center Hotel, Tianjing, China

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Written by Fan Feng

January 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Posted in Engineers