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Cori Kwitkin Joins O&N!

Cori Kwitkin Joins O&N!

Cori Kwitkin, PE has joined O’Donnell & Naccarato’s New York office as a Senior Associate, bringing more than 22 years of experience in structural analysis and design to the firm.

Cori’s addition is part of O&N’s larger strategic vision and efforts to expand our team of structural engineering experts and specialists in key markets across the country. A LEED Green Associate and licensed professional engineer in New York and Florida, Cori has specialized in large-scale projects, with an outstanding portfolio that includes projects throughout the U.S. and Asia. She joins O&N from the Hatfield Group, where she served as Associate Principal since May 2021. Prior to that, she worked at Thornton Tomasetti for over 20 years.

Cori has a strong background in project coordination and management on a variety of building types including healthcare, mixed-use, commercial, educational, sport facilities, renovation/tenant fit-out, residential, and aviation. She also has deep experience in peer-review projects and high-rise facilities. Cori has worked on several award-winning projects, including Huntington Hospital Emergency Department, Northwell Health in Huntington, New York; Socar Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan; Seoul International Finance Center in Seoul, South Korea; Cornell University Physical Sciences Building in Ithaca, New York and many others. 

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Senior Associate Liam McNamara Discusses the Guarini Justice Complex

Senior Associate at O'Donnell & Naccarato Liam McNamara | Liam McNamara Discuses the Guarini Justice Complex

Senior Associate Liam McNamara Discuses the Guarini Justice Complex 

April 7, 2023

Recently, Senior Associate Liam McNamara had the opportunity to talk to the American Society of Civil Engineers magazine, The Civil Engineering Source,  about our Honorable Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex project, currently underway in Jersey City, NJ. Boasting an impressive 405,000 SF and spanning 5 floors, this state-of-the-art justice complex is a monumental replacement of the outdated Hudson County Administration Building, constructed in 1957.

In his discussion with the ASCE, Liam delved deep into the intricate structural challenges that come with creating a modern, aesthetically pleasing structure that can withstand even the most catastrophic forces. He recounted the innovative measures taken to mitigate any possible progressive collapse in the event of a large explosion on the lower floors, drawing on the tragic bombing that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

One of the complex’s most awe-inspiring features is the pair of massive steel trusses, stretching an incredible 700 ft in length and standing tall at approximately 35 ft, designed specifically to safeguard the upper floors from any potential disaster. This design-build complex is a testament to the resilience and innovative capabilities of modern engineering.

To read Liam’s interview with the American Society of Civil Engineers, check out the link here: The Civil Engineering Source: Guarini Justice Complex

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