NEW YORK,NY–Dr. Mohammed Ettouney, of Weidlinger Associates, Inc., has been named chairperson of the newly established Objective Resilience Committee (ORC) of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI). The committee will address resilience issues from a variety of objective viewpoints, with the goal of improving the resilience of major civil infrastructure assets and communities.
Regarding the organization’s approval of Ettouney’s proposal to form the committee, EMI Director Dr. Amar Chaker remarked, “Dr. Ettouney was right to expect that the rigorous analytical approach needed to advance the very challenging field of objective resilience would be well received by the engineering mechanics community.”
Dr. Mohammed Ettouney is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a fellow and past president of its Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI). He is a recipient of the Homer Gage Balcom lifetime achievement award presented by the ASCE’s Metropolitan Section. He is the coauthor, with Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli of the New York State Department of Transportation, of Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering, a two-volume technical treatise that defines the agenda for a holistic approach to infrastructure design, inspection, maintenance, repair, and decision-making. Ettouney is a licensed Professional Engineer and has been with Weidlinger Associates since 1984.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. The ASCE defines itself as “a global network of civil engineers dedicated to improving society’s infrastructure.”