Catching Up On People

by Don Friedman on November 8, 2017

Two interesting articles on firms and employees: on office manuals and new employees, and on emerging professionals. Linking to them is my way of saying that I’ve neglected talking about people for a while and we’ve been hiring. Our new people, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Tawhid Chowdhury, who has a Bachelors of Civil Engineering from the City College of New York, has joined us an engineer after a short stint as an intern;
  • Jimmy Chen, a student at City College, is an indefatigable intern;
  • Angelo Leggio, who has a BS/MSc in Architectural and Building Engineering from the University of Palermo and a MSc from the Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions program at the University of Padova and the Technical University of Catalonia, has joined us as an engineering trainee;
  • Johanna Molander, who has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Structural Engineering with Architecture from the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Texas at Austin, has joined us as an engineer;
  • and Angela Nappi, who has a Bachelors and Masters in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and four years work experience in the New York area, has joined us as a project manager.

Looking for a Project Manager

April 10, 2017

And now for something completely different… Old Structures is looking for a project manager. I’m going to describe who we’re looking for in this blog post and trust that if anyone reading is interested they’ll get in touch, or if anyone reading knows someone who might be interested they’ll forward a link to this post to their friend. […]

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Our New Home

December 13, 2016

This Friday, we’ll be moving the office to 90 Broad Street. The move itself is about five blocks, which is nothing much, but the new space is significantly larger. Anyone who’s ever had a meeting at our old office will greatly appreciate that we will now have a proper conference room, rather than a fishbowl […]

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Bannerman Island, Again

September 27, 2016

Bannerman’s Island in 2003: This article in Brownstoner is a nice description of the history and buildings of Bannerman Island, even if we’re not mentioned. Our first phase of bracing for the arsenal and the flagpoles for the Constellation art installation are quite prominent in the top photo. Given that this is the third time […]

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Mona Abdelfatah Is A PE

August 24, 2016

Mona Abdelfatah recently passed the professional engineering exam and is now a licensed PE in New York State. She received an undergraduate degree from UC San Diego in Structural Engineering and had a couple of years of experience with renovation and new construction projects before coming to Old Structures in 2011. At OSE, she has […]

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More Communication

August 13, 2016

Old Structures now has a Twitter account: Old Structures. For now, it’s going to be mostly links to our blog updates, but that’s not so bad because if you have a Twitter account, following us there will be the easiest way to find our new posts. Of course, this post itself is being linked on Twitter, […]

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Lucy Moses Award: The Coignet Stone Company Building

May 6, 2016

The 2015 Lucy Moses Award that I want to talk about the most is the Coignet Stone Company Building. The Piros Residence is nice, but it’s one rowhosue among many; St. Paul’s Chapel is nice, but it’s famous and has been well maintained. The Coignet Stone building, on the other hand is odd enough to […]

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Lucy Moses Award: St. Paul’s Chapel

May 5, 2016

The Lucy Moses Award for the work at St. Paul’s Chapel actually encompasses a number of linked projects. The exterior masonry was restored in several phases, including the front and rear porches and the facades in general, the roof and spire were reclad, and the surrounding churchyard was upgraded. Old Structures worked on several portions […]

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Talking in Virginia

March 4, 2016

I’ll be giving two talks about preservation engineering in Virginia next month: April 7 in Richmond, and April 8 in Norfolk. If anyone reading wants to say hello or come for a full-day seminar, I’d be delighted to see you. The two talks are at the gracious invitation of the Virginia Structural Engineers Council. Old […]

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St. Peter’s Church Chelsea

December 24, 2015

One of our projects got a nice write-up in yesterday’s New York Times. Congratulations to Marie and to Bill Stivale, who’s no stranger to the Times.

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