NJIT Faculty and Students Present Storm Resilient Designs to the Public

Faculty and students recently participated in a design showcase in Long Branch sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association. NJIT entries included work from the College of Architecture and Design (COAD) studios, the Department of Engineering Technology and the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs, and the new Center for Resilient Design. The design studios, taught by assistant professor Matt Burgermaster and university lecturer Thomas Ogorzalek, focused on applying high-performance precast concrete technologies into the design of next generation construction solutions for a new ferry terminal at Sandy Hook and a new emergency operations center in Long Branch. Storm-resilient projects designed by students Katherine Isidro, Michael Nieves, Stephen Staronka, Nicole Gabbard, Gajun Lau, and Travis New were featured for their unique use of precast concrete in new storm-resilient design solutions, typologies, and practices.