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Thu-Loan DinhThu-Loan Dinh
P.E. Assistant Commissioner
New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC)

Thu-Loan Dinh, P.E. Assistant Commissioner at New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), where she oversees an annual capital program comprising more than 120 capital projects and valued at approximately $4 billion. She supports DDC’s traditional duties installing new water mains and sewers for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) while also building streets, sidewalks and new public plazas for the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT). She will also continue work in vital new programs in DDC’s Infrastructure Division related to coastal resiliency and green infrastructure intended to reduce the effect of cloudbursts on city neighborhoods.

Assistant Commissioner Dinh was previously Director of Design for DDC’s Coastal Resiliency Program, where she was responsible for a $2 billion portfolio of cutting edge coastal protection projects including East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) and its companion project Brooklyn Bridge-Montgomery Coastal Resiliency (BMCR). Together the two projects are creating a 3.2-mile-long flexible flood barrier on the east side of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge up to East 25th Street, protecting more than 150,000 residents from future tidal flooding and coastal storms while enhancing numerous parks and open space areas with better recreational opportunities.

Furthermore, Assistant Commissioner Dinh is a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, where she specialized in environmental hydrology and water resources. She has been at DDC since January 2017, where in addition to her work on ESCR and BMCR, she also has contributed extensively to future coastal resiliency projects intended for Red Hook, Brooklyn as well as to protect Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. In addition to her education and experience, her many strengths include critical thinker, problem-solver, collaborator, team builder, and her commitment and dedication to DDC.