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Dov Kaminetzky, a pioneer in forensic engineering

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:01 am    Post subject: Dov Kaminetzky, a pioneer in forensic engineering Reply with quote


Dov Kaminetzky, a pioneer in forensic engineering  passes away


Dov Kaminetzky, a pioneer in forensic engineering and founding partner and 30-year president of New York City engineer Feld, Kaminetzky and Cohen (FKC), died on July 17,2010 after a long illness. He was 83.

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Dov Kaminetzky, a pioneer in forensic engineering and founding partner and 30-year
Widely known for his expertise in structural failures, he authored “Design and Construction Failures—Lessons From Forensic Investigations,” published in 1992 by The McGraw-Hill Co, 600pp. Galgotia has published an Indian edition at Rs. 520 only
                    

Kaminetzky also was structural engineer on such New York City landmarks as the Guggenheim Museum and the North River water pollution-control plant, both in Manhattan, and an adjunct professor at City University of New York’s graduate engineering school.
     

Kaminetzky, born and educated in Israel, was a decorated Israeli military officer who was seriously wounded in 1948 during construction of the so-called Burma Road, the route that enabled supplies to reach the city of Jerusalem under heavy fire during the country’s war of independence. He was FKC president from 1975 until retiring in 2005.

Two Technical sessions have been convened by ACI Fall Convention during  Oct. 24-28, 2010, at  Pittsburgh, PA,  

Part 1 Tuesday, October 26, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM,  Part 2-2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session Moderator: Gajanan M Sabnis

This symposium is a tribute to late Dov Kaminetzky, who devoted his career and life for betterment of concrete starting from concept to execution and to make it a quality concrete. These sessions will include presentations and highlight Dov Kaminetzky's many technical contributions to ACI and the concrete industry in general. Presentations that focus on Kaminetzky's contributions in the field of structural failure investigations and their educational importance will include an overview of construction failure case studies with lessons learned or sometimes not learned. Several presentations will highlight his contributions to structural testing, evaluation and repair of concrete structures in general and environmental structures in particular. Additional presentations will cover Kaminetzky's contributions in the formwork design and construction practices.

The two part session will be of interest to design engineers, contractors, formwork engineers and manufacturers, and others interested in concrete construction practices. The attendees will have the opportunity to learn from design and construction failures, learn about testing, evaluation, and repair of distressed structures, and to learn about various aspects of formwork design and construction.

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Subramanian
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