n World Trade Center reconstruction projects, including Freedom Tower, World Trade Center 7, Towers 2, 3, 4, 5 and Memorial;
n the World Trade Center and the below-grade recovery after Sept. 11, 2001;
n Battery Park City Site 26 Tower;
n Toree Major in Mexico City, Mexico;
n Times Square Tower, 4 Times Square and 5 Times Square;
n JFK Light Rail Transit System;
n Central Artery/ Third Harbor Tunnel;
n World Financial Center;
n Financial Square; and
n MesseTurm Tunnel in Frankfurt, Germany.
Tamaro has authored and co-authored more than 75 works on foundation engineering, caissons and slurry wall construction for leading engineering and construction publications, journals and conferences.
“In a world that is beset with so much rapid change, disorder and uncertainty, you are very fortunate,” Tamaro told the students. “You have the knowledge, the values and essentials.”
Tamaro has more than 50 years of experience in foundation engineering and was a partner at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers for more than 25 years where he still works as a consultant.
In design and construction, he is an international leader in the field of complex foundation problems and slurry wall construction. He holds several U.S. and Canadian patents in slurry wall construction, and has considerable experience in conventional foundation and marine construction, sheeting, bracing and underpinning.
George Tamaro, left, accepts his honorary degree May 21 from Manhattan College President Brennan O'Donnell.
Fact BoxGeorge Tamaro at a glance
Occupation: Internationally acclaimed structural engineer.
Residences: Bristol, R.I., and Boca Grande.
Honors: U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in 2007; Concrete Industry Board Leader of Industry Award in 2007; and the American Society of Civil Engineers Ernest E. Howard Award in 2006.
Memberships: National Academy of Engineering, an honorary member of ASCE, and member of the ASCE GeoInstitute and ASCE Structural Engineering Institute.
Education: Graduated from Manhattan College in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and earned master’s degree from Lehigh University in structural engineering in 1961. Graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in architectural engineering in 1969.