As the year comes to a close, we want to highlight several of our events, awards, and new projects from 2020. Our structural firm thanks all of our team members across all our offices for their work in 2020. We are proud of the achievements of our team and our structural engineering and design partners.
As the months get cold, now is a good time for season garage building maintenance. The proper assessment and maintenance of parking garages is critical to maintaining their structural integrity, so anyone parking or walking within the garage is safe. To keep parking garages safe, facility managers and owners should get their parking garages and buildings routinely assessed and repaired by structural engineers.
O’Donnell & Naccarato Director of Restoration Jason Coleman, PE, CDT, was recently interviewed by NBC 4 New York’s I-Team about New York City’s building façade inspection process. Changes to NY Local Law 11 that govern façade inspections have been enacted as a result of the recent tragedy caused by falling high-rise debris. Jason is one of only about 500 engineers qualified to provide rope access investigations of hi-rise structures, and he provided an overview of the process for the I-team.
See the full video below.
This article was originally posted by NBC New York.
The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration, recently announced the winners of ICRI’s first 40 Under 40 Award.
O’Donnell & Naccarato is proud to announce that Matthew Mowrer, PE was amongst the announced winners. Matt is a Restoration engineer and Senior Project Manager for the firm. Matt was on ICRI’s Board of Directors for 4 years and past president of the Delaware Valley Chapter in 2016. He is also a voting member of two technical committees: Committee 320 (Concrete Repair Materials and Methods) and Committee 510 (Corrosion).
The prestigious award recognizes 40 individuals who exemplify dedication to the concrete repair industry. A peer-nominated award, the ICRI 40 under 40 recognizes individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to continued professional growth, high potential for continued success in leadership roles, and a strong passion for—and commitment to—the mission of ICRI.
Bill O’Donnell was a proud graduate of Villanova University where he earned his degree in Civil Engineering in 1965. After working for CertainTeed and Day & Zimmerman, he served for two years as an engineer in the U.S. Army in South Korea. In 1968, Bill joined the firm of Seymour W. Greenberg. Bill’s classmate at Villanova, Pete Naccarato joined the firm in 1974 and the firm was renamed Greenberg, O’Donnell & Naccarato. In 1981, the name changed to O’Donnell & Naccarato and the company as we know it today was founded in the historic Bourse Building in Philadelphia.
Over the past three decades, Bill spearheaded many notable projects in the Philadelphia region, including: Villanova’s West Campus expansion, a new science building, and expansion at Roman Catholic High School, the renovation of Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral, the King of Prussia Mall parking garages, and Harrah’s Chester Downs Harness Racetrack to name a few. In addition, Bill was heavily involved in the renovations of the historic Bourse Building where his company was founded as well as the renovations of the historic Lit Brothers Building where the company now resides.
Bill will forever be a part of the soul of O’Donnell & Naccarato, the company that bears his name. He was a dynamic leader, a stalwart supporter, a loyal friend, and an empowering mentor with a vibrant spirit and a calming presence. Bill’s “people first” approach is still evident within our company in both his unwavering support and friendships with our clients. His impact on the construction community of the Philadelphia area was widespread and will continue to contribute to our present and future successes for decades to come.
The entire McComas staff, including office leaders Rod McComas, PE, SE and Tom Miltner, PE, will continue to serve regional clients as McComas / O’Donnell & Naccarato. This acquisition strengthens O’Donnell & Naccarato’s geographic position and services on a national level. The combined firms with more than 100 employees in 5 regional offices are registered to perform design and restoration services in 49 of the 50 states and Washington D.C.
“This move to establish a position in the Midwest has been a strategic objective for some time and McComas was a natural fit. We were impressed by their technical capabilities, relationship-driven approach, potential for expansion and their inclusive, welcoming culture.”Anthony Naccarato, PE, SECB, President of O’Donnell & Naccarato
The addition of McComas increases O’Donnell & Naccarato’s core building design services by offering specialty engineering for precast concrete, cold-formed-steel and other contractor services. McComas also provides specialized structural design to the aquatics industry for competition pools, dive towers and leisure swimming pools throughout the country.
“Earlier this year we conducted an extensive search seeking an opportunity like this. O&N made the decision easy as a firm whose core values and business approach fell in line with our own. The merger provides McComas the opportunity for growth and access to a new pool of talent, which will benefit our new and longstanding clients.”Rod McComas, PE, SE, President of McComas Engineering
Contact McComas / O’Donnell & Naccarato:
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