Fortunato Orlando, PE, SECB
Fortunato Orlando arrived at Severud Associates in 1996 after working as an engineer in his native Italy for two years. With more than 20 years of experience, he has become well versed in most structural systems and materials. Fortunato has engineered many important and large-scale projects, including the Greenwich Lane condominiums and townhouses, the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, and the AirTrain JFK–Jamaica Station addition and renovation, all in New York City, as well as many international projects. He contributes to the structural engineering profession as an on-call volunteer with the Structural Engineer Emergency Response Plan (SEERP) of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY). He is also a past director and past secretary of SEAoNY.
Fortunato is co-author of the articles, “New Brunswick Gateway Transit Village,” which appeared in Structure Magazine in March 2012, and “It Takes a Village,” which appeared in Modern Steel Construction in July 2012, about the mixed-use project near Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Fortunato is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) and licensed as a professional engineer in New York and New Jersey. He is also a registered engineer (inactive) in Italy. He earned a Master of Science in civil engineering from La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.