KAMINETZKY Dov Kaminetzky, a pioneer in forensic engineering and founding partner and 30-year president of New York City engineer Feld, Kaminetzky and Cohen (FKC), died on July 17 after a long illness. He was 83. Widely known for his expertise in structural failures, he authored “Design and Construction Failures—Lessons From Forensic Investigations,” published in 1992 by The McGraw-Hill Cos., the parent of ENR. Kaminetzky also was structural engineer on such New York City landmarks as the Guggenheim Museum and the North River water pollution-control plant, both in Manhattan, and an adjunct professor at City University of New York’s graduate engineering
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