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CBC Award

The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) has awarded Petra Construction Corporation first place in the 2020 Project Team Awards Competition.  Petra Construction won this award in the Large Commercial/Industrial Category for their work at Area Two Experimental Brewing in Stratford.  This building was completed in 2019 and was also awarded the 2019 ABC-CT Excellence in Construction Award last October.   TDEG is proud to have been on this team with Neil Hauck Architects, LLC of Darien.   It is also worthy to note that the CBC also awards scholarships to deserving high school graduates who are entering the design and construction industry.   For more about the CBC scholarships:
Connecticut Building Congress

                                                                                                                   Photo by:   Pam Rouleau

ACEC/CT Award

TDEG was honored to have received the 2020 ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Merit Award for the Warren Harding High School Project.  The new school is a four-story, 208,000 square-foot school, designed for 1,150 students with 55 classrooms.  TDEG worked with architect Antinozzi Associates of Bridgeport.  Click here to read more:
Warren Harding High School

                                                                                                                   Photo by:   Molly Richardson

Congratulations Tim Ma!

Tim Ma recently passed the CT State Licensing Examination and is now a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Connecticut.  Tim has been with the firm since 2016 and in 2018 he was promoted to Project Engineer.   He is involved in the structural engineering and design of many projects including educational, commercial and residential buildings.

Happy Holidays!

As in years past, TDEG has participated in the “Holiday Adopt-a-Family” Program at the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, which provides services to victims of abuse. We each purchased gifts off the family’s “Wish List”. We hope the family has as much fun opening their gifts as we have had giving them! Happy Holidays to All!

ASCE/CSCE Canstruction

TDEG decided to building the world’s largest building, Burj Khalifa.   The first problem was figuring out the amounts of cans to be used and what would be used to hold the structure together.   The rules only allow for cardboard tubes, Velcro, tape, rubber bands, nylon string and wire.   After designing the project, and much thought, the team set forth in building with the cans in the front lobby of the office building.   The structure was 10 feet tall and used a total of 644 cans.   Afterwards, all the food cans are donated to local food banks.   TDEG was up against nine other teams and placed third.  Proud of what was a team effort, the team is ready to take on the competition again next year!  To see more about Canstruction click here: Canstruction.org

Excellence in Construction Award

On Thursday, October 24, ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) of Connecticut presented Petra Construction Corporation, along with The Di Salvo Engineering Group and Neil Hauck Architects, an Excellence in Construction Award for the Two Roads Brewing Company project. The Awards Dinner took place at the Aqua Turf in Southington, CT. We are proud to have been part of this project.

                                                                                                                   Photo by:   Pam Rouleau

Article Featured in Modern Steel Construction Magazine

The September 2019 issue of Modern Steel Construction magazine features an article by Trevor Hill, Principal, entitled “Enhanced Education” about the new Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  TDEG worked closely with the architect, Antinozzi Associates, for the design of this brand new 208,000 square foot school.

Click here to view the article:  www.aisc.org/modernsteel/

Dominic Ammirato Receives Scholarship

The Richard Di Salvo Engineering Scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating student who is pursuing an Engineering Degree at Ridgefield High School.   The scholarship is in memory of Richard Di Salvo, founder of The Di Salvo Engineering Group, made possible by his family after he passed away in 1998.  Richard’s daughter, Elizabeth Di Salvo, was present on Tuesday, June 4, when the scholarship was awarded to Dominic Ammirato of Ridgefield.   Dominic will be attending Lehigh University next year.  His proud parents are Lynn and Vincent Ammirato of Ridgefield.   Pictured below are Dominic and Elizabeth at the Awards  Ceremony.  Congratulations Dominic!

Welcome Summer Interns!

Jesse attends the University of Colorado-Boulder and will be graduating in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Architectural Engineering and Master’s in Structural Engineering & Structural Mechanics. Eric is attending the University of Connecticut and will graduate in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, with a minor in Engineering Management.   We are excited to have them as part of the team for the summer!

New Shareholders

TDEG announces the addition of two new shareholders:   Stephen Lehigh, PE and Ryan Walsh, PE.  Steve joined the firm in May 2015, was promoted to Project Manager in 2016, and now heads up the Colorado branch office.   Ryan Walsh was hired in September of 2015 and in 2018 was also promoted to Project Manager.  The addition of these shareholders recognizes their contributions to the firm and helps to maintain a steady path of growth and expansion for the future.

About Us

The Di Salvo Engineering Group Structural Engineers (TDEG) is a professional engineering corporation offering comprehensive structural engineering services. Started in 1973 in Ridgefield, CT, the firm has grown to become one of the largest consulting firms in the area dedicated exclusively to structural engineering. In 2018 the firm continued that growth with a branch office in Colorado.

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