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Cantor, Irwin

Specialties:
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering

Spotlight: Irwin G. Cantor
Irwin Cantor graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1951 with a Bachelor’s in Civil engineering. After college, he worked with a prominent consulting firm in New York city. From then on , Cantor acted as the principle of several different Engineering Firms. He was Principal of Hertzberg & Cantor from 1960-1971. He acted as the CEO of the Office of Irwin G. Cantor from 1971 until 1992 when Cantor Seinuk was formed (WSP Cantor Seinuk since 2000). From 1992 to 1998 he served as CEO of that office. And from 1998 until the present, he has acted as the President of Irwin G. Cantor PE. Since 1994, Cantor has also been a member of the New York City Planning Commission (2).

Cantor has done an enormous amount of work in New York City, such as the Trump Tower and the Rockefeller Research Facility. Further, he has participated in a considerable amount of international projects, including the Chapultepec Towers in Mexico City. Currently he is working on projects in China and elsewhere (3).

For his work, Cantor has received numerous awards in Engineering. These include the Maurice Van Buren Award for Structural Engineering from the ACI and The Lifetime Achievement Award for Service from the AISC.

Selected Projects:


Trump Tower, New York City, New York


Rockefeller Research Center, New York City, New York

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. .

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Written by Trey Dondrea

February 1, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Posted in Engineers

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

Written by Trey Dondrea

January 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Posted in Engineers