SEAoNY Honorary Member Lecture
Elegance in Structure: From Idea to Inception…How does the process influence this Elegance?
May 14, 2018
6:15PM - 8:00PM
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
Presented By: Joe Tortorella
SEAoNY Honorary Member
"In my 39 years in the industry, much has changed (and much remains the same). I dare not list all the changes that have taken place. Two of the major changes that affect our work every day are technology and speed. In this presentation, I will discuss the changes in our industry that I believe, have put us at a greater risk for errors and potential failures. I will discuss the changes as they developed and the responses by our profession to these changes. I will introduce some case studies on what has gone wrong, and what can go very well. Lastly, I will propose and idea for moving forward for ALL projects in the future."
Joe Tortorella, PE is President at Silman where he is the managing principal responsible for day-to-day operations.
Mr. Tortorella is active in industry organizations. As a member of International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), he helped plan their annual symposium in Shanghai in 2004. He also served as Chair of the Scientific Committee, planning the 2008 Symposium in Chicago. He is currently a Vice President of the organization and Chair of the US National Group.
Mr. Tortorella is member and Past-President of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) and formerly served on the Executive Board of New York New Visions in the evaluation of the designs for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center Site. He also serves on the board of the Center for Architecture Foundation (now "the Center for Architecture") as President through which he previously taught primary school children through the Learning by Design program and is a former board member of the American Council of Engineering Companies, New York Chapter. Lastly, he serves on the advisory boards of Manhattan College and the Urban Assembly School for Design and Construction.
1.5 PDH Credits will be offered
Registration opens at 6:00pm. Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm
For SEAoNY, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
For student members, registration is $5.
The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.