15 Mar TERPconsulting OPENS NEW YORK CITY OFFICE WITH INDUSTRY VETERAN JOSEPH PLATI, PE AT THE HELM
TERPconsulting is pleased to announce its continued expansion on the East Coast with the establishment of a New York City office offering fire protection services in the five boroughs of Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Queens, and Manhattan. TERPconsulting has named fire protection engineering veteran Joseph Plati, PE to oversee the NYC operation.
Joining TERPconsulting as a regional director and sr. fire protection engineer, Joe has over 15 years of industry experience providing code consulting and smoke control analysis services in the New York City market and around the country. His code consulting experience includes egress analysis, passive fire resistance rating analysis, height and area analysis, smoke control system design and analysis, and determination of required fire protection systems.
Joe comes to TERPconsulting with a wealth of experience. “I have worked on dozens of sports facilities and transportation facilities that probably enhance our portfolio the most in project types. However, my over 15 years in the New York City market is probably the biggest add overall,” Joe offered of his expertise.
His markets of proficiency include large assembly (including transportation, museum, performance and sports facilities), high-rise and super high-rise buildings, mixed-use podium and tower buildings, retail buildings and covered and open mall buildings, office buildings, warehouse/distribution/cross-dock facilities, hotels, apartments, condominium buildings, and historic and landmark structures.
As the newest chapter of his career begins, Joe’s professional goals include “establishing a New York City presence for TERP, expanding our large assembly portfolio, and helping to expand our fire and egress modeling capabilities,” he said. On a personal note, Joe added that he would like “to get back to finding joy in my work. This may sound a bit cliché but getting my clients the design they want in the safest way possible is a challenge I relish.”
Joe’s project highlights include 111 West 57th Street (Steinway building), Brightline Florida High-Speed Rail Stations and mixed-use towers, Webster Hall, Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves ballparks, Las Vegas Sphere, Hudson’s Site, Moynihan Station, and the TWA Hotel. “I have, through luck alone, had the pleasure of working on several amazing projects. Most of the professional sports projects I have worked on have challenged me to push the limits of my creativity. The Las Vegas Music Venue (Sphere) was one of the largest and most complicated projects I personally have been awarded in my career. My high-speed rail work in South Florida, Brightline, was also extremely rewarding,” he reflected.
“Again, through pure luck I have had the pleasure of working on so many different types of projects, with so many different types of people, in so many different places. Those experiences have taught me many different things, but they also have helped me find what I value in life and it’s the people,” he noted. “The people we spend our time with can add or subtract to our lives; they can enhance or degrade; they can support or undermine. I chose to be here because of the people and the way they want to positively affect other people’s lives.”
Joe has a master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.