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Ogilby, a former commercial contractor, discussed the
importance of technology in the construction industry as well
as the inclusion of small businesses in American
infrastructure. Lennart Anderssen, Pratt Institute; Ryan
Forrestel, Cold Springs Construction; and Chris Shepard,
Trimble, Inc., were also witnesses at the hearing.
Phelps Construction Group Completes Statue
of Liberty Museum
Phelps Construction Group completed the new Statue of
Liberty Museum on Liberty Island for the Statue of Liberty-
Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. (SOLEIF). The 26,000 ft2
(2415 m2) building provides an estimated 4.3 million annual
visitors the opportunity to learn about the Statue of Liberty’s
history, influence, and legacy through three gallery spaces.
The cast-in-place concrete structure sits above the 500-year
flood level. It includes the Statue of Liberty’s original torch
surrounded by frameless glass curtainwalls. The multifaceted
three-dimensional structural steel roof system is clad with an
expansive green roof.
Construction materials were delivered to the island using a
temporary dock that could be adjusted for the varying tides.
Everything ranging from loads of lumber to concrete trucks
were barged from a nearby facility in Jersey City, NJ.
SUNY New Paltz’s Engineering Innovation
The State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz,
Urbahn Architects, and PC Construction completed the new
Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH) building. The building,
located within SUNY New Paltz’s main campus, was erected
on a parking lot near the existing engineering building. The
two-story, 19,500 ft2 (1811 m2) facility houses the college’s
bachelor’s program in mechanical engineering. It includes
innovative lab spaces and the school’s Hudson Valley
Additive Manufacturing Center.
Urbahn designed the EIH to allow for a potential expansion
to the east. The exterior walls feature an ultra-highperformance
rainscreen system with high-performance
concrete (HPC) panels in two colors: light gray and dark gray.
The light gray portions have a smooth appearance, while the
dark gray sections feature textured panels. The first floor of
the building includes polished concrete floors and painted
steel columns, beams, and a metal deck ceiling.
Deep Foundations Institute Announces
Winners of 2019 Student Paper Competition
Abigail H. Bateman and Jamie J. Crispin from the
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, are the 2019 DFI and the
DFI Educational Trust Student Paper Competition winners.
DFI and the DFI Educational Trust hold the Student Paper
Competition annually to bridge the gaps between practice,
studies, and research. The winning paper, titled “Theoretical
‘t-z’ Curves for Piles in Radially Inhomogeneous Soil,”
describes the development and evaluates the use of a radial
inhomogeneity correction factor for selected constitutive
models. The award was presented at the DFI 44th Annual
Conference on Deep Foundations in Chicago, IL, where
Bateman and Crispin were invited to present the winning
paper to conference attendees. Their paper will be published
in a future issue of the DFI Journal. The award recipients also
received a library of up to 20 printed DFI publications and a
gratis 2-year DFI Individual Membership.
The 2019 Student Paper Competition winners with Tracy
Brettmann (center), Chair of the DFI Educational Trust
The new Engineering Innovation Hub’s exterior walls feature HPC
panels in light and dark gray (Photo courtesy of Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing