Angela Nappi

by Don Friedman on December 5, 2017

A short note for a big event: Angie has passed her exams and is now a New York State Professional Engineer.

Catching Up On People

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 […]

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Recertified As A B Corp

March 23, 2017

Old Structures Engineering has been recertified as a B Corp, a process that takes place every two years. This was our first recertification and my overall feeling is that it’s nice to know that our original certification wasn’t a fluke. There were two interesting aspects to taking the B Assessment for the second time. The first […]

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March 8, 2017

The last I heard, there were still a few seats available for this week’s symposium at the Skyscraper Museum, titled The Rise of the Skyscraper City: ​All the Tall Buildings in Manhattan, 1874-1900.​ All of the information is at the link, but here it is anyway: Thursday, 5PM to 6PM, Carol Willis will give a tour […]

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March 5, 2017

Old Structures is now on Instagram. The image-centric nature of Instagram means that the posts there won’t exactly follow this blog, but they will parallel it most of the time. Besides, there was no way here to fit in the picture of me in a pink hard hat. Also, the picture above has nothing to […]

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The Uptown Acropolis

January 6, 2017

Audubon Terrace, photo credit to NewYorkDolls: There is, by an accident of history and over-optimistic planning, a miniature acropolis at Broadway and 155th Street, called Audubon Terrace. Had New York developed as London did – a wide-spread low-rise city of roughly uniform density – Audubon Terrace might have become the true cultural center it was […]

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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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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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Best for NYC: The Best for NYC

May 10, 2016

The conclusion of the 2015 Best for NYC Campaign was held last Tuesday at the New York Academy of Sciences. Old Structures was there and we were a finalist in the campaign. Our congratulations to the honorees and to all of the participants. I started blogging about the Best for NYC Campaign last September, so it’s probably […]

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