Biographies

Name: Friedman

First name: Donald

Function: Mr

Affiliation: Old Strictures Engineering, Pc

Country: United States

Email: dfriedman@oldstructures.com

 

CV: Donald Friedman is a structural engineer with 30 years of experience in the investigation, analysis, and restoration of landmark buildings. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.A. in Historical Studies from the New School for Social Research, and is certified in the practice of structural engineering by the Structural Engineering Certification Board. Mr. Friedman’s design experience includes the integration of modern construction into existing buildings with archaic and obsolete structural systems; and the investigation, repair, and restoration of historic buildings. Research and projects have included work on cast and wrought iron, steel, unreinforced and reinforced concrete, and masonry. His work has included managing historic preservation, structural design, and investigation projects, including the development of details for combining new and historic structures, and designing repair and restoration techniques.  He has taught engineering of historic buildings in the Building Conservation Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and at Columbia University.