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ACEC/CT Engineering Award

The Di Salvo Engineering Group is honored to be receiving a Merit Award for the 2017 ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Award competition.  The project entered was The Prospector in Ridgefield, a state-of-the-art movie theater with a deep connection to the community.  The Prospector provides vocational training in meaningful employment for adults with disabilities.   The building replaced a movie house that was built in 1939.   The architect for this award-winning project was Doyle Coffin Architecture of Ridgefield, CT.  See the group picture at the Awards Dinner on our “Did You See This?” tab.

Project Featured

TDEG is proud to have been partnered with Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP, Philadelphia, PA for the building of a new girls’ dormitory at Millbrook School.  Millbrook is an independent co-ed high school in Millbrook, NY.  The building was completed in 2014 to help house the growing student population.  The project was featured in Traditional Building magazine and can be seen here:  http://www.traditionalbuilding.com/new-dorm-millbrook/

 

New Awards

Two of TDEG’s projects with Gallin Beeler Design Studio were recipients of  the 2016 AIA Westchester Hudson Valley Design Awards.  In the Unbuilt/Institutional category North Bellmore Public Library received a Citation Award.  In the Municipal category, 333 Broadway, New York Entry Plaza received an Honor Award.

Employee News

TDEG is pleased to announce a new member has joined its staff.  Tianming (Tim) Ma is a graduate of Guilin University of Technology in Guangxi, China with a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering.  In May 2016 he graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BSCE and Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering.  Welcome Tim!

Building Code Updates

Building code updates for Connecticut, New York and New Jersey are as follows:

Connecticut:  The new Connecticut State Building Code is planned for adoption in the Fall of 2016 and will include the 2012 International Building/Residential Codes and a supplement of CT-specific items.

New York:  New York State has adopted a new building code that started on April 6, 2016 with a transition period until October 3, 2016.  The building code is based upon the 2015 International Building Code, 3rd printing and the 2015 Residential Code, 2nd printing, with NY-specific amendments.

New Jersey:  New Jersey adopted the International Building/Residential Codes, 2015 editions.  The building code is based upon the 2015 International Building/Residential Codes with NJ-specific amendments.

2016 Award

TDEG completed working on the Bronxville School Auditorium in Bronxville, NY in 2015.  The structural work involved the complete gutting and renovation of the auditorium and science wing and the addition of an entry lobby.  The architect for this project was Kaeyer, Garment & Davidson of Mount Kisco, NY.  This project was awarded the 2016 AIA NY Excelsior Award.

Summer Interns

We’re excited to welcome two interns to our team for the summer.  They are Amanda Ruyack of Brewster, NY and Andrew Gardell of Weston, CT.  Amanda will be a senior at Villanova University pursuing her BSCE.  Andrew has obtained his BSCE and is now working towards his Master’s in Civil Engineering.

Promotions at The Di Salvo Engineering Group

The Di Salvo Engineering Group, Structural Engineers, of Ridgefield, is happy to announce the following promotions in 2016:

Stephen Lehigh, who came on board as a Senior Project Engineer in May 2015, has been promoted to Project Manager.  Steve is a 2004 graduate of State University of New York Technology at Utica/Rome with a BSCE.  He is a registered professional engineer in both Connecticut and New York.

Ryan Walsh was hired in September 2015 as a Project Engineer and was recently promoted to Senior Project Engineer.  Ryan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BSCE from University of Connecticut in 2010.  He is also a registered professional engineer in Connecticut and New York.

Jason Henion and Christian Briggs were both promoted from Engineer to Project Engineer.  They both started their employment at TDEG in July 2014.

Awards

Project Awards: The fact that we are routinely associated with award-winning projects means that our commitment to high-quality service is well-placed.  The following projects were recently judged by juries of our peers and found to be worthy of award:

  • The Bronxville School Auditorium, Bronxville, NY:  This project was awarded the 2016 AIA NY Excelsior Award.  The structural work involved the complete gutting and renovation of the auditorium and science wing and the addition of an entry lobby.
  • The Prospector Theater, Ridgefield, CT:  This project was awarded the AIA CT 2015 Design Award.  The theater is a 23,000 sq. ft. three-screen theater, with two stories and a full basement.  The new playhouse replaces a town icon, the movie house built in 1939.
  • RCG Farm, Newtown, CT:  This was a 2015 People’s Choice Award winner.  The equestrian center is comprised of three buildings which include a 21,100 sq. ft. Stables building and a 20,000 sq. ft. Arena.

The following projects were granted awards in 2014:

  • Black Rock Congregational Church, Fairfield, CT: this project received the AIA CT 2014 People’s Choice Award for favorite Religious Building. It is a 55,000 sq. ft. new and renovated non-denominational church which incorporates many existing modified and adapted elements into newly imagined spaces
  • Winston Restaurant, Mt. Kisco, NY: this project received the AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Honor Award. It is a renovation project of a commercial building on Main Street in Mt. Kisco.
  • CREC Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy, New Britain, CT: this 146,000 sq. ft. middle and high school opened in September and was featured in the December 2014 issue International Masonry Institute as the Project of the Year.
  • Henry H. Wells Middle School, Brewster Central Schools: Winner of the AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Citation Award. A three-level brick and block addition adds 26,000 SF of new space housing a new science wing which connects all levels of the existing building and includes an elevator. The three other additions are: the 800 square foot, fourth floor expansion of the library; the four-story, stair tower; and the new 2,750 square foot bus canopy.
New Leadership Role

Trevor Hill PE, Principal: in recognition of Trevor’s significant contributions to the success of the firm and his critical involvement with the firm’s management, we were pleased to promote him to Principal this year.

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.

Contact Us
  • CONNECTICUT OFFICE:
    Lee Farm Corporate Park
    83 Wooster Heights Road, Suite 200
    Danbury, CT 06810
  • (203) 490-4140
  • COLORADO OFFICE:
    PO Box 2022
    Castle Rock, CO 80104
  • (720) 667-3388
  • info@tdeg.com