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Tales of Loss and Resilience From Jojutla Morelos

An ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team traveled to Mexico this month, gathering information about the region's recent earthquakes to help engineers better understand how to make infrastructure more resilient. Craig Davis, Ph.D., G.E., P.E., M.ASCE, Water System Resilience Program Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and Allison Pyrch, G.E., P.E., M.ASCE, an associate geotechnical engineer for Hart Crowser Inc. in Vancouver,...

Structural Engineer Behind Notable New York Skyscrapers Has Died

ASCE has learned of the passing of Fellow John G. Shmerykowsky, P.E., F.ASCE, founding principal of Shmerykowsky Consulting Engineers in New York City, who died on April 2. He was 79. Shmerykowksy established the structural engineering firm in 1996 and was soon joined by his son, Marco J. Shmerykowsky, P.E., F.ASCE. Over the course of 20 years, father and son built a company serving clients...

DeSimone, Innovative Engineer With Impressive Hotel Projects, Dies at 78

Vincent J. DeSimone, founder and chairman of DeSimone Consulting Engineers in New York City, died on November 16. He was 78. DeSimone, P.E., M.ASCE, established the firm in 1969 and had been senior principal-in-charge of design since itsĀ outset. The firm has designed projects in 40 states and 18 countries. DeSimone headed many projects, including the Four Seasons Miami (the tallest building in Miami when it...

By engineers, for engineers

The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at Toronto's York University brings together students of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering in a structure designed with innovation and collaboration in mind.