People Updates: DOB, NYBC, ACEC Name Officers
The New York City Dept. of Buildings has named Timothy E. Hogan deputy commissioner of enforcement, replacing Eugene J. Corcoran.
Hogan will oversee the DOB’s enforcement division, including all emergency and safety operations, complaint inspections and construction accident investigation. He will also oversee more than 120 attorneys, investigators and inspectors who focus on investigating violations of NYC construction codes and zoning resolution, DOB says.
Hogan will also oversee DOB’s Office of Internal Audits and Discipline; work closely with the city’s Dept. of Investigation (DOI); and assist DOI with the Buildings Special Investigations Unit, which investigates unethical business practices and unsafe construction work that warrants criminal prosecution, DOB says.
Hogan has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience and previously served as chief deputy U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of New York since 2005. He began his career in 1981 as a special police officer in Dennis, Mass.
“Increasing the safety of our construction sites requires smart, strict enforcement and Timothy Hogan has the expertise and experience to raise building standards citywide,” says DOB Robert LiMandri, who announced the appointment on June 10.
Other recent industry appointments include Frank J. Sciame, CEO and chairman of Sciame Construction, New York, who has been elected chairman of the New York Building Foundation, a philanthropic unit of the New York Building Congress. Dominick M. Servedio, CEO and chairman of STV Construction, New York, previously held the NYBF position.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York has elected Mitchel W. Simpler as chairman, replacing Michael Leydecker, who has now been named national director. Simpler is the managing partner of Jaros, Baum & Bolles, New York. Leydecker is associate principal and surface transportation group manager at Wendel Duchscherer Architects & Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y. In his new role, Leydecker serves as liaison between ACEC New York and the national organization in Washington, D.C.
Joining Simpler and Leydecker on ACEC New York’s executive committee are Linda Shumaker, Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, Utica, New York, who serves as chairman-elect; and Joseph R. Amato, Cameron Engineering & Associates, New York, who serves as treasurer. Serving as vice chairmen are Charles J. Gozdziewski, Hardesty & Hanover, New York; Thomas J. Cascino, AECOM, New York; Mark McAnany, Bergmann Associates Inc., Rochester, N.Y.; and Nicholas Pinto, Barton & Loguidice, Liverpool, N.Y.
All ACEC New York officers’ and directors’ terms began on July 1.