On May 11, 2017, MFS Engineers and Surveyors attended the American Society of Civil Engineers 41st Annual Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Seminar, specifically with the topic of “Geotechnical Engineering: Adapting to the Unknown”. MFS is proud to announce that Jose Palao, Jr., EIT and Michael Mudalel, PE presented on one of MFS’ most noteworthy projects – the prominent Hudson Yards Development located in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Upon completion, Hudson Yards will have a price tag of over $20 Billion, and is estimated to add approximately $18.9 Billion to NYC’s annual gross domestic product. MFS’ presentation concentrated on the construction of Tower D, located at 15 Hudson Yards, a high luxury apartment building that will extend over 900-ft into the Manhattan Skyline.
MFS provided engineering support to New York Concrete Corp. for the excavation support design required to construct the foundation of Tower D. MFS’ Jose Palao, Jr., EIT and Michael Mudalel, PE presented this project in front of a crowd of about 200 prominent geotechnical engineering professionals. The presentation was focused on the many challenges that arose during the 40-ft deep excavation, innovative solutions the MFS team devised due to unforeseen complications, and how the versatile system can be utilized for future projects.
MFS was one of the eleven presentations during the daylong seminar. At the conclusion of the presentation, Jose Palao, Jr., EIT and Michael Mudalel, PE were awarded with the highly coveted Golden Apple!