Upcoming SEC Seminar and Dinner Meeting –

Development Along Old Party Walls

Presentation by Dan Eschenasy, P.E., SECB, F.SEI | New York City Buildings Department – Chief Structural Engineer

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:45 PM EDT

LOCATION: Baci Grill
134 Berlin Road
Cromwell, CT 06416

With thousands of party walls in cities up and down the Eastern seaboard working on and around party walls is a reality for many engineers. Listen along as Dan Eschenasy discusses the many challenges of working with existing party walls including legal, code based and structural issues. Topics discussed will include past and current regulations, surveying existing walls, demolition adjacent to walls and developing existing party walls. Don’t miss this informative and relevant presentation.

Dan Eschenasy is the New York City Buildings Department Chief Structural Engineer. In this position he advises the Commissioner on the planning and response to disasters, building code issues and technical bulletins. Has been the first responder lead engineer in cases of building collapses or construction accidents. Using statistical analyses of building conditions or accidents, he advises on the problem trends that require introduction of new programs. He has collaborated with New York City’s engineering consulting community in developing new consensus regulations on the condition evaluation of retaining walls or facades. He was the principal forensic engineer for a variety of cases such as collapses during demolitions, failures of falseworks, post fire structural collapses, uncontrolled blast damages, failures of façade elements resulting in accidents. Following the terrorist attack at WTC, Mr. Eschenasy was the principal organizer of the structural engineering response at the site. In Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath he organized the engineering inspection of over 10,000 buildings. Prior to joining the NYC Buildings Department, Mr. Eschenasy participated in the design of many kinds of structures – nuclear, petrochemical, schools, museums, office high-rises, historic landmarks. Eschenasy is serving as member of several ASCE/SEI committees and is an honorary member of SEAONY and a Fellow of SEI.




Welcome to the Structural Engineers Coalition Web site. The SEC is a Coalition of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut (ACEC/CT).

This Coalition is established to pursue the common interests of firms who practice structural engineering and who are members of American Council Of Engineering Companies of Connecticut (ACEC/CT) or Individual Members. Specific interests include:

  • To advance the technical practice of structural engineers through meetings, seminars, and educational programs.
  • To improve the professional, business and administrative practice of structural engineering firms.
  • To advance proper legislation affecting structural engineering practice.
  • To establish a network among the members of the Coalition to communicate information of common interests to structural engineers.
  • To cultivate social contacts within its membership, and by closer association and a better mutual understanding, discourage unethical and detrimental practice, and inspirit a resolve to act collectively to benefit our profession.
  • To encourage the pursuit of excellence in our practice, to maintain the honor and dignity of our profession, and to serve the public.
  • To serve as spokesman to the public on matters of structural engineering.