02 December 2012

Thornton Tomasetti Opens New Office in São Paulo, Brazil

30 November 2012 - International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti announces the opening of a new office in São Paulo, Brazil. With this commitment, Thornton Tomasetti now has 27 offices internationally, including offices in each of the “BRIC” nations – Brazil, Russia, India and China – where strong economies have emerged. 

Euclydes Trovato, director of engineering, is the local manager of the new office. The Brazilian native has 25 years of experience in structural design and analysis, critical integrity and structural safety assessments, fatigue and fracture mechanics, welding technology and steel work construction. He will be working closely with Mike Squarzini, senior principal; Lauana Lins, senior associate who is also a Brazilian national, and Joe Burns, managing principal. 

The expansion to São Paulo is strategic and timely, as the country continues preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as well as continued growth beyond these events. The continued expansion of Latin America’s largest economy provides Thornton Tomasetti with opportunities to contribute to the development of transportation – rail, aviation and marine –commercial, hospitality, healthcare and entertainment infrastructure. 

Thornton Tomasetti offers services focused on the building industry that include structural design, advanced detailing of complex structures, consulting services in building skin and sustainability/LEED, among others. 

The firm’s capabilities in integrating advanced project delivery services using BIM technology expedites the design process and construction schedule and improves coordination between design and construction team members to save an owner money. 

Many of Thornton Tomasetti’s clients have opened offices in Brazil. The firm’s network of offices worldwide and sophisticated engineering operations provides plenty of new opportunities for international collaboration. 

Joseph Burns, managing principal, Chicago, Thornton Tomasetti said "Brazil is one of the brightest economies in the world right now and we look forward to participating in its continued growth. This is a long-term investment for Thornton Tomasetti. 

Euclydes Trovato, Director of Engineering, São Paulo, Thornton Tomasetti said “With the opening of an office in São Paulo, the firm is able to showcase its strengths in structural engineering design, building skin and sustainability services as many firms in the region tend to specialize in one type of practice. The ability of Thornton Tomasetti to provide in-house services for multiple disciplines saves our client time and money. This level of expertise and high-professionalism places the firm in a desired position here in São Paulo. I look forward to working with my colleagues in maintaining our commitment to quality and excellence.” 

Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in engineering design, investigation and analysis serving clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity. With practices in building structure, building skin, building performance, construction support services and property loss consulting, Thornton Tomasetti addresses the full life cycle of a structure. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is a 700-person organization of engineers and architects collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 

Source: Thornton Tomasetti