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City Tech Professor Anthony Cioffi Honored by American Society of Engineers

Professor Anthony Cioffi

City Tech Professor Anthony Cioffi Honored by American Society of Engineers

Professor Anthony Cioffi, chair of City Tech's Department of Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology, is the 2014 recipient of the Thomas C. Kavanagh Service Award, which is presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Metropolitan Section. This award recognizes a civil engineer who has rendered exceptional service and dedication to the profession.

The award is named after Dr. Thomas C. Kavanagh (1912-1978), a professor at Penn State University, New York University and Columbia University as well as a partner with the consulting firm of Praeger-Kavanagh-Waterbury. Kavanagh was actively involved with dozens of professional societies, helped to found the National Academy of Engineering, and authored more than 100 technical publications. He was responsible for creating the Met Section Structures Group and also served as president of the ASCE Met Section.

Cioffi is a licensed professional engineer with more than 32 years of experience in the private sector mainly as a geotechnical engineer for projects encompassing highways, bridges, commercial buildings and institutional facilities. He has substantial experience in the areas of project management, residential construction, and foundation engineering, subsurface analysis, subsurface borings, design of residential and commercial additions, prefabricated and cast-in place retaining walls, bulkheads, foundation assessment and analysis, structural design and field inspections. His construction experience includes pile inspection, sanitary lines, drainage systems, embankments, rail facilities and pre-fabricated homes.

For the past fourteen years, Cioffi has served on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Metropolitan (Met) Section Board in various capacities. He is most notably a Region 1 Governor and past President of the ASCE Met Section (2010-2011) and the Lower Hudson Valley Branch of the Met Section (2005-2006). Cioffi is also a certified examiner for the American Concrete Institute–Field Inspection of Fresh Concrete Level 1.

Actively engaged in academia, Cioffi developed new curricula and has engaged up-and-coming engineers in the overall planning, development, coordination and implementation of educational programs at New York City high schools and colleges. Professor Cioffi is often featured as a guest speaker/presenter at conferences, local high schools, colleges and international engineering associations.

Cioffi received his A.A.S. degree in construction technology at City Tech. He went on to earn a B.C.E. degree and an M.C.E. degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College.

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