Updates About Construction Professionals
Thornton Tomasetti, New York, has promoted Anjana Kadakia from principal to senior principal in the firm's Newark, N.J., office. Kadakia
manages the operation of Thornton Tomasetti's Mumbai, India, office and has more than 30 years of experience in the structural analysis, design and review of a variety of building types. Some of her recent projects include the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey and Comcast Center in Philadelphia.
Gilbane Building Co., Providence, R.I., has named John Fumosa vice president and district manager of its New Jersey office operations. He will lead the firm's New Jersey team in serving public and private clients. Fumosa has been in the construction business for 37 years and has overseen projects in the higher education, health-care, corporate and sports markets. He graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
Gary Neuwerth of Dewberry, Fairfax, Va., was presented with the Harold Williams Award for Professional Excellence. The award was given to Neuwerth in recognition of his management expertise and professional leadership. Neuwerth began his career with Dewberry as a computer programmer in 1969, and in 1989 he assumed management of the firm's New York City office. In 1999 Neuwerth was named senior vice president and chief operating officer for Dewberry's Northeast operations, and in 2011 he was appointed corporate compliance officer. Neuwerth has a doctorate and a master's degree from Rutgers University and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
John Sorrenti, founder and president of JRS Architect PC, Mineola, N.Y., has been named to the board of directors of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Sorrenti has volunteered on NCARB's Committee on Professional Development and has served as chair since 2008. He has also been a member of the New York State Board of Architecture since 2005, where he currently serves as chair.
Sorrenti became a fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2008 and has been vice president of National AIA, president of New York State AIA, president of the Long Island AIA Chapter and is the vice chair of the Town of North Hempstead Landmarks Commission.
T.Y. Lin, Hackettstown, N.J., has hired A.J. Nayee as director of transit and rail and associate vice president for the East District in the firm's New York City office. Nayee has more than 20 years of engineering experience and has held numerous positions at NJ Transit and served as project manager on the canceled $8.7 billion Trans-Hudson Express Tunnel Project ARC.
Stantec, New York, has hired former transportation planner Richard Domas to its aviation practice in New York, where he will have responsibilities for business development and project management and lead the firm's expansion into the tri-state region. Domas has more than 34 years of experience in the development and management of transportation and environmental projects in the aviation, high-speed rail, transit and highway sectors. Stantec's aviation division is currently involved in several projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
IPD: Engineering, Syracuse, N.Y., promoted Samuel Gramet to partner. Gramet has worked as a mechanical engineer with the firm and has engineered and commissioned heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for government, health-care and commercial projects. He joined IPD: Engineering in 2010 and will also carry the title of vice president.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), New York, inaugurated Brian Glanville as the new chairman of RICS Americas World Regional Board for the 2011-2014 term. He was elected to RICS membership in 2007 and became vice chairman of the RICS Americas Valuation Council in 2009 and a member of the board of directors in 2010.
SYSTRA, New York, has hired Yakov Strizhevsky as senior catenary engineer in the firm's Electrical Engineering and Power Group, where he will perform engineering, design and construction inspection.
The Subcontractors Trade Association has welcomed back W. Scott Rives, Woodworks Construction Co., New York, as president for his second two-year term. Other returning officers include first vice president, Jerry Liss, A. Liss & Co. Inc., Woodside, N.Y.; second vice president, Robert Ansbro, The New York Roofing Co., New York; treasurer, Robert Weiss, A.J. McNulty & Co., Maspeth, N.Y.; and secretary, Peter Cafiero, Island Painting Inc., Long Island City, N.Y.
Mancini Duffy, New York, has appointed John Sadlon as managing principal of its New York office. He joined the company in 2002 and has been principal since 2005, leading the firm's interior studios.
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lawrenceville, N.J., named Sebastian DiBlasi senior supervising scheduler. He will be responsible for managing the scheduling process for more than $250 million in construction costs for the NJ Turnpike expansion project. He has more than 25 years of experience with large-scale construction projects and previously served as senior scheduler with a New Jersey construction management firm on the World Trade Center redevelopment project.