Gilsanz Murray Steficek experienced considerable change in 2021. In addition to returning to in-person work in our offices and making an effort to return to a safe, healthy, new normal, GMS has grown our number of employees with several new hires.
The feature article for Concrete International’s January 2022 issue comes from the collaboration of Michael Hopper (LERA Consulting Structural Engineers), Michael A. Russillo (Cobiax USA Inc.), Mike Mota (Cobiax USA Inc.), and GMS founding partner, Ramon Gilsanz.
Thirty years ago, in 1991, founding partners, Ramon Gilsanz, Philip Murray, and Gary Steficek, came together to form Gilsanz Murray Steficek. Seasoned and established engineers, the three partners started GMS in an office at 95 University Place in Manhattan with one employee and one purpose: to provide structural engineering solutions to communities across the world.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released ASCE 7-22, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-22), which plays a critical role in the future of building codes in the United States.
The Construction Codes Revision Bill, Local Law 126 of 2021, was enacted on November 7, 2021, by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB). The bill, which will take effect on November 7, 2022, is an amendment completing the most recent code revision cycle for the city.
The steel has arrived!
This week, we received a very exciting visitor: Jacinda Collins from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) stopped into the office to present GMS with the 2019 AISC Ideas2 Presidential Award for Erection Engineering to Facilitate Adaptive Reuse for our project at the iconic 75 Rockefeller Plaza.
Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and we continue to remember and honor the lives lost, the brave responders who fought to save them, and those who helped rebuild at the World Trade Center site.
Last month, Gilsanz Murray Steficek attended the ACEC Coalitions Summer Meeting in Nashville, TN, from August 9-10. As their website states, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) serves as the voice of the engineering industry throughout the United States and represents thousands of companies, working to strengthen the business environment for their members’ firms through government advocacy, political action, and business education.