"Suspension System of New York's Manhattan Bridge Gets Long-Awaited Update," by David Hill, Civil Engineering, November 2013—Weidlinger is providing engineering services for replacement of the suspension cables of New York's Manhattan Bridge, to be completed in November 2013. Weidlinger Principal Guang-Nan Fanjiang is quoted. read more
"New York City Explores 'Green' Infrastructure Approaches to Reduce Sewer Overflows," by Jay Landers, Civil Engineering, November 2013—Weidlinger provided civil and structural engineering services for the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, one of two projects profiled here. The 1,800-square-foot system will retain and filter stormwater runoff from streets that drain into the canal. read more
"A Modernist Structure Is Restored with Kickstarter," by Kevin Wilcox, ASCE News, October 29, 2013—The fundraising campaign to save the historic summer home of company founder Paul Weidlinger has reached its initial goal of $50,000. However, the total amount needed to complete the restoration is $150,000. Click here to learn how you can contribute. read more
Weidlinger Principal Dr. Mohammed Ettouney will be among the panelists for Engineering News-Record's "Smart Infrastructure: Business Risks & Opportunities" webinar on October 23, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. To register, click here.
Weidlinger's Dr. Mohammed Ettouney will present "Progressive Collapse Principles of Bridge Structures" as part of the ASCE Met Section lecture series. The presentation, which is free to ASCE members, will take place October 16, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Edison Room of Con Edison's New York Headquarters. Click here to register online.
The Cape Cod Modern House Trust (www.ccmht.org) has mounted a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 toward restoration of a summer home designed and originally occupied by company founder Paul Weidlinger. The historic structure is representative of the Modern movement on Massachusetts's Outer Cape. To view a short film about the house and learn how you can contribute, click here.
"Estadio Ciudad de La Plata (La Plata Stadium), Argentina," by Matthys Levy, Tian-Fang Jing, Andrzej Brzozowski, and Gregory Freeman, Structural Engineering International, August 2013—This cover story in the journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering profiles La Plata Stadium, winner of the organization's 2012 Outstanding Structure Award. request PDF
Built on Narrow Land, a film by Malachi Connolly, will be featured at the Provincetown International Film Festival, June 19-23, 2013. This intimate documentary chronicles the history of mid-century Bauhaus architecture on Cape Cod—including the summer home of company founder Paul Weidlinger—and ongoing efforts to preserve the structures. Click here for festival details and here for the film's official website.
"New Design Concept for W. Thames Bridge Is Finally Revealed," by Hana R. Alberts, Tribeca Trib Online, June 6, 2013—The city presented renderings of a new design for the $27-million pedestrian bridge over West Street in New York City, designed jointly by Weidlinger Associates and WXY Architecture. read more
Weidlinger Senior Associate Adam Hapij, PE, will co-present "Multidisciplinary Assessment of Building System Response to Superstorm Sandy" at the June 6, 2013, panel, After Superstorm Sandy: Rebuilding and Planning Metropolitan Infrastructure. He is representing the Architectural Engineering Institute Committee for Abnormal Demands on Buildings, of which he is chairman. Click here for event info and here for presentation abstract.
"Weidlinger Launches PZFlexCloudTM Using CliQr TechnologiesTM to Set New Standard for Finite Element Software-as-a-Service," Marketwire.com, May 21, 2013—Weidlinger Associates, Inc., and CliQr TechnologiesTM announced the release of PZFlexCloud on CliQr's CloudCenterTM platform. Running on HP Cloud Services, PZFlexCloud makes PZFlex®, Weidlinger's popular 3D virtual-prototyping and wave-propagation analysis software, affordable and accessible to a much broader set of users. read more
"ACEC New York Awards 18 Scholarships to NYS Schools' Engineering Students," New York Real Estate Journal, May 15, 2013—The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) awarded the Weidlinger Associates, Inc., Scholarship to Matthew Post, a bachelor's degree candidate in civil engineering at Manhattan College. read more
"Youth Activity Center Gets Donations," Los Alamos Monitor, March 21, 2013—A donation from the Weidlinger Navarro Northern New Mexico Joint Venture helped fund the upgrade of the Family Council's Youth Activity Center in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Associate Principal Jim Weeks is pictured. read more
"Bleecker Street Subway Restored by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects" by REW Staff, Real Estate Weekly, March 20, 2013—Designed by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects in a joint venture with Weidlinger Associates, the MTA's $94.5-million rehabilitation restores the station to its former glory and links two major subway lines. read more
"East 180th Street Station Renovation Complete" by Kevin Wilcox, Civil Engineering, March 12, 2013—Weidlinger Principal Steven Highfill describes the engineering challenges of restoring the historic station and adjoining administration building. Engineering and design services were provide by a joint venture of Weidlinger and Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects. read more (ASCE login required)
"WWII Museum Pavilion Salutes Nation's Strength" by Lynn R. Novelli, Civil Engineering, February 12, 2013—The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, announced the opening of the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: Boeing Center, part of the museum's $325-million expansion plan. Weidlinger is providing structural engineering services for all phases of the expansion. Weidlinger Principal Tian-Fang Jing is quoted. read more (ASCE login required)
"100 Years Later, a Railroad Landmark Is Revived" by David W. Dunlap, the New York Times, January 31, 2013—For its 2012 centenary, the historic East 180th Street station in the Bronx, New York, received a $66.6-million restoration. Weidlinger designed the renovation in association with Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects. read more
"Translucent Dome for Argentine Soccer Stadium" by Matthys Levy, Structure, February 2013— This cover story, written by Weidlinger Chairman Emeritus Matthys Levy, details the design and construction of Argentina's prizewinning La Plata Stadium, whose twin-peaked fabric roof is an application of the Tenstar Dome™ concept originally developed by the firm for the Georgia Dome. read more
"National September 11 Memorial: Notes of Interest," AIA.org, January 14, 2013—The American Institute of Architects announced that the National September 11 Memorial, designed by Handel Architects, won a 2013 Institute Honor Award. Weidlinger was the blast hardening consultant for the project. read more
"Times Square 'Bow Tie' Is to Get Belts of Steel and Granite" by David W. Dunlap, the New York Times, January 13, 2013—Weidlinger has been the civil engineer since 2006 and has provided structural and security engineering services for the Times Square Reconstruction project, profiled here. read more
"President Clinton, Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg, Tom Brokaw and Friends Dedicate FDR Four Freedoms Park in New York City," Business Wire, October 17, 2012—Weidlinger Associates was the structural engineer for the FDR Four Freedoms Park, dedicated on October 16, 2012. Designed in 1973 by the late Louis I. Kahn, the park is the first memorial dedicated to President Roosevelt in his home state. read more
"Set in Stone: Commemorating the Legacy of FDR, Louis I. Kahn's Last Monument Rises, 38 Years After He Designed It, on a Watery Urban Site" by Beth Broome, Architectural Record, October 17, 2012—Located on Roosevelt Island, overlooking New York's East River, the FDR Four Freedoms Park realizes the vision of architect Louis I. Kahn, who conceived it as a "room and a garden." Weidlinger was the structural engineer. read more
The 12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, convened by the American Association for Wind Engineering, will take place in Seattle, Washington, June 16-20, 2013. The conference theme will be "Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation." The deadline for submission of presentation abstracts is October 20, 2012. Weidlinger Principal Dr. Anurag Jain will co-chair the conference along with Professor Dorothy Reed of the University of Washington. read more
"Lightness of Being: Light Gauge Structural System Saves the Budget for St. Hilda's House Convent in Harlem" by Peter Wilk, Structural Engineer, September 2012— Weidlinger's Jing Wang, PE, is quoted in this profile of St. Hilda's House, a convent in West Harlem serving Episcopalian women. As the structural engineer, Weidlinger helped to incorporate intensive green roofs and other cutting-edge sustainable solutions into the design while adhering to a very limited budget. read more
"Decades Later, a Vision Survives" by Michael Kimmelman, the New York Times, September 12, 2012—Review of FDR Four Freedoms Park, architect Louis Kahn's only work in New York City, which describes the project as "…a belated and monumental triumph for New York and for everyone who cares about architecture and public space." Weidlinger was the structural engineer for the project. read more
"Museum Additions Create Alternative Energy Fun" by Lynn R. Novelli, Civil Engineering, September 11, 2012—Weidlinger's Gregory Freeman discusses engineering challenges in designing the Staten Island Children's Museum Environmental Structures—a vertical-axis wind turbine, skylight wind scoop, and tent-like meadow structure, the first project with a fabric cover that combines photovoltaic film panels with a PTFE-fiberglass membrane. read more (ASCE login required)
"Rite of Spring" by Cheng Gu and Tian-Fang Jing, Modern Steel Construction, August 2012—Weidlinger's Cheng Gu and Tian-Fang Jing explain how complex geometry, cost considerations, and other factors influenced the design process of the steel, glass, and concrete Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center. read more
"U.S. Navy Eyes Technology to Cloak Subs," by Michael Fabey, Aviation Week, June 5, 2012—Senior associate Jeffrey Cipolla describes Weidlinger's underwater acoustic-evading technology, now in SBIR Phase II development. read more
"National Park Service (NPS) and Cape Cod Modern House Trust (CCMHT) Sign Leases for Hatch and Weidlinger Houses," NPS, July 2, 2012—A vacation home designed and built by Paul Weidlinger in 1954 is being preserved and studied in depth. read more (NPS) | read more (CCMHT)
Cliqr Technologies (cliqrtech.com), June 26, 2012—PZFlex director Robert Banks cites benefits of CliQr's next-generation CloudCenter™ solution for clients supported by Weidlinger's FEA simulation software. read more
"Ray Daddazio: Stepping Up Sustainability" by Maureen Foody, Structural Engineer, June 2012—Cover story that describes Weidlinger's President and CEO as "a New Yorker, an environmentalist, a collaborator, a scientist and ultimately an engineer's engineer." read more
"Book Review: Review of Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering" by Anil K. Agrawal, Journal of Bridge Engineering, May 2012—Review of groundbreaking two-volume technical treatise coauthored by Weidlinger Principal Mohammed Ettouney and Sreenivas Alampalli read more
"Major Times Square Redesign to Start in Spring" by Mathew Katz, DNAinfo.com, May 1, 2012—Weidlinger Principal Jim Quinn comments on the upcoming $40-million reconstruction of Times Square, for which Weidlinger is providing final design services. read more
"In Detail: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center" by Gwen Webber, the Architect's Newspaper, April 18, 2012—Profile of the new Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, a curvilinear steel-framed structure with a heavily planted green roof designed to unify the building with the surrounding gardens; Weidlinger provided structural engineering services.
"Brooklyn Botanic Garden Green Roof Captures Water, Camouflages Building and Complicated Construction" by Nadine M. Post, ENR.com: Engineering News-Record (via GreenSource), April 16, 2012—Weidlinger's Cheng Gu describes engineering challenges involved in designing the 10,000-square-foot green roof of the new Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center read more
"Getting Ready to Move," produced by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, March 19, 2012—Chronicles the preservation and removal of Juno, the largest classical sculpture in the U.S., from her former Brookline, Massachusetts, home in preparation for relocation to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Weidlinger repaired and helped install the statue) view video
"A New Bostonian, Size XL, Age 1,900" by Ellen Gamerman, the Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2012—Profiles the colossal sculpture of the Roman goddess Juno recently acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, describing plans for her repair and relocation (Weidlinger repaired and helped install the statue) read more
"From Opening Thunder to Closing Whimper: Predicting Bomb Shockwaves, Building Vulnerability, and Evacuation Priority," EurekAlert.org, January 13, 2012—Examines the capabilities of the Urban Blast Tool developed by Weidlinger for the Department of Homeland Security to predict damage patterns if a bomb were to detonate in lower Manhattan read more
"A Bridge Built to Sway When the Earth Shakes" by Henry Fountain, the New York Times, February 6, 2012—Weidlinger was the structural designer of the deck and suspension system for the new signature span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, profiled here read more
"DHS Simulation Software Predicts Bomb Blast Paths" by Elizabeth Montalbano, InformationWeek, February 3, 2012—Spotlights the Urban Blast Tool software developed by Weidlinger Associates for the Department of Homeland Security, which is used to predict the impact car or truck bombs would have on the streets of lower Manhattan read more
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"Multihazard Design: How to Prepare for Dual Disasters" by Mohammed Ettouney and Anurag Jain, ENR.com: Engineering News-Record, October 10, 2011 read more (subscription required)
Rebuild, directed by Eddie Rosenstein, presented at the summit "Remembrance, Renewal, Resilience," hosted by the Center for National Policy and Voices of September 11th, September 8, 2011—Highlights safety measures incorporated into the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site by the PANYNJ; Weidlinger's Najib Abboud interviewed; Michael Udvardy served as technical advisor view video
"Washington, DC, Engineers Assess Quake Damage, Seismic Codes" by Bruce Buckley, ENR.com: Engineering News-Record, August 25, 2011—Weidlinger's Jerry Rasgus quoted regarding the seismic performance of Washington, DC, buildings after the earthquake of August 23, 2011 read more (subscription required)
"Reactions to the Washington, DC, Earthquake," The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU-FM, August 25, 2011—Weidlinger's Jerry Rasgus interviewed regarding potential structural damage resulting from the earthquake that shook the East Coast on August 23, 2011 listen to program
"Defensive-Design Aid Coming" by Nadine M. Post, ENR.com: Engineering News-Record, May 5, 2011—Weidlinger's Robert Smilowitz quoted regarding guidelines under development by the American Society of Civil Engineers' Structural Engineering Institute for the performance-based design of structures to resist disproportionate collapse read more (subscription required)
Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering, CRC Press, Mohammed Ettouney's groundbreaking new two-volume book on structural health monitoring, scheduled for release in September 2011, is available for preorder.
"Missing from the Checklist on the Safety of Nuclear Structures" by Mohammed Ettouney, Structure, August 2011 read more
"Legacies: Roosevelt's Room" by Paul Goldberger, The New Yorker, August 2011—Profile of FDR Four Freedoms Park read more
"Extending Jefferson's Vision" by Weidlinger's Peter DiMaggio, Civil Engineering, April 2011 read more
"Engineering the City" Mann Report Building, April 2011 – profile of Weidlinger president and CEO Raymond Daddazio
"Life after Fukushima" by Pam Hunter, Pam Radtke Russell, Debra K. Rubin, and Bruce Buckley, ENR: Engineering News Record, March 23, 2011 – Weidlinger's Mohammed Ettouney quoted regarding evaluation of the aging structure of nuclear reactors
"No Bridge Too Far in Daddazio’s Pursuit of Perfection" by Roland Li, Real Estate Weekly, February 9, 2011 – profile of Weidlinger president and CEO Raymond Daddazio