Practice Leader, New York Downtown Construction Engineering, Thornton Tomasetti

Nelson joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2004 and quickly rose to project director, taking on complicated projects such as the Roosevelt Island Tramway Rehabilitation Project, the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project, and 95’ foot high pivoting doors at U.S. Bank Stadium. She has investigated major structural collapses, lending her expertise in wind loads and cranes. Now a partner at Thornton Tomasetti, she established and leads the firm’s crane and erection engineering practice in New York City, opening doors for women in a typically male-dominated sector. She brings her experience from forensic investigations of crane collapses and is working to get in front of the problem and improve site safety.

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