Seminar - Daniel Cuoco - Lessons Learned from Structural Failures
Wednesday, August 21, 2002, 2.00 - 4.00 pm
PNR Lecture Room 2
Daniel A. Cuoco is President of The Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc., a 500-person, international engineering and design firm comprised of three divisions: Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers structural design division, LZA Technology forensic engineering and restoration design division, and LZA Associates multi-disciplinary design division.
Mr. Cuoco led the World Trade Center Structural Engineering Disaster Response Team in the search, rescue/recovery, stabilization, demolition, and clean-up efforts, and the assessment of hundreds of buildings in the area surrounding the collapse site.
Mr. Cuoco has extensive experience in the design of major projects, such as long-span structures, high-rise buildings, hotels, industrial buildings, airport structures, schools, parking structures, hospitals, and special structures. He has also been personally involved with the investigation of numerous building failures, ranging from field reconnaissance to collapse analysis to expert testimony services.
Mr. Cuoco holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the City College of New York, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from New York University, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Management from Adelphi University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in 8 states, has authored numerous technical papers, and has lectured extensively at universities and engineering conferences in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Cuoco is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves on its Committee on Special Structures. He is also a Member of the American Concrete Institute, the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, and the American Iron and Steel Institute's Committee on Specifications for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, and a Professional Member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).