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Salvadori Center honors Tomasetti at annual benefit.

The Salvadori Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to motivating New York City youngsters to learn about the sciences and the humanities, recognized three notable leaders in engineering, construction, and publishing at its Annual Benefit Celebration held on May 8th at The New 42nd Street Studios in Manhattan.

Awards were presented to Richard L. Tomasetti, P. E., president of The Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc., Frank J. Sciame, Jr., president of F.J. Sciame Construction, and Norbert W. Young, Jr., president of The McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group. Four college scholarship winners were also introduced at the event.

"We are delighted to recognize the outstanding accomplishments these three professionals have made in business, as well as in their philanthropic endeavors," said Charles H. Thornton, president of the board of the Salvadori Center, and chairman of The Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc. "Their achievements in engineering, construction, and publishing parallel the commitment to excellence and passion for learning the Salvadori Center strives to infuse into the classrooms of thousands of New York City students each year."

Salvadori Center, founded by the late eminent engineer and university professor Dr. Mario Salvadori, imparts the excitement and understanding of the sciences and the humanities to youngsters while stimulating their curiosity about their neighborhoods and city. Using compelling activities involving towers, tunnels, and bridges as a context for learning, specially trained Salvadori Center architects and engineers help teachers integrate topics relevant to students' lives into the educational process. Since 1987, more than 150,000 New York City youngsters have been taught to become more successful students and engaged citizens.

"The Annual Benefit is Salvadori Center's chance to shine a bright light on the hard work and exceptional accomplishments of our students, teachers, volunteers, and distinguished honorees," Dr. Thornton said. "This year's honorees are extraordinary in their fields and represent the very essence of the qualities to which our students aspire."

Honoree Richard L. Tomasetti, P.E., president of The Th Group, Inc., has 30 years of worldwide design experience as a structural engineer, including such projects as the World Financial Center in New York and Plaza 66 in Shanghai, the tallest concrete building in China. Recipient of Engineering-News Records 1982 citation "Those Who Made Marks" for developing the "stressed-skin" structure for One Mellon Bank Center in Pittsburgh, Mr. Tomasetti is an active author, lecturer, and recognized investigator of structures in distress. He has received numerous awards for innovative design and is the 1996 LIFE Industry Leadership Award recipient, and the 1999 Concrete Industry Board, Leader of Industry Award. Active in the development of industry professional standards, Mr.

Tomasetti is a director and past vice chairman of the New York Building Congress and has served as vice president of the New York Association of Consulting Engineers.

Honoree Frank J. Sciame, Jr., president of F.J. Sciame Construction, founded his company in June 1975. Over the past 25 years, Sciame has become the builder of choice for some of New York City's most complex, high profile projects, including The New Victory Theater, the Seamen's Church Institute, Windows on the World Restaurant/Catering Facility, Bridgemarket, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, and the Central Synagogue Restoration.

Honoree Norbert W. Young, Jr. is president of the McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group, one of the leading sources of project news, product information, industry analysis, and editorial coverage for design and construction professionals. The Construction Information Group is comprised of such prestigious brands as F .W. Dodge, Sweet's Group, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record, and Design Build. Mr. Young joined The McGraw-Hill Companies in December 1997 as vice president of editorial for F. W. Dodge. Prior to that, he spent eight years with the Bovis Construction Group, one of the global leaders in the management of high profile construction projects.
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Date:May 30, 2001
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