Dominick R. Pilla Invited as Guest Lecturer at Columbia University


DRPILLA is pleased to announce that on March 6, 2019 Principal, Dominick Pilla, PE, CE, SE, RA, LEED AP will be a guest lecturer at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering + Applied Science. Professor Pilla will be discussing principles of construction engineering, as well as techniques and methods for new and existing buildings in NYC. Topics include:

  • Evolution of NYC building codes and approval agencies
  • Modifying existing “old” buildings vs. new construction
  • Subsurface soil conditions and proximity of adjacent buildings
  • Foundation techniques (spread footings, deep foundations, and mat systems)
  • Construction techniques (support of excavation design, construction sequence design, demolition design, tenant safety plans)
  • Staging locations (road widths and proximity to subways)
  • Structural monitoring of buildings (seismic and optical)

Post lecture, presentation materials will be posted online at www.drpilla.com