Austin, Texas — The National Academy of Construction (NAC) elected Thomas Z. Scarangello, chairman and CEO of Thornton Tomasetti, as a new member of its 2015 class. He was inducted October 23 at the NAC Annual Meeting in Charleston, S.C. The 2015 class includes 26 new inductees. More than 250 industry leaders were considered for the NAC’s rigorous nomination and election process.

Scarangello holds bachelor and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Manhattan College and a professional engineering mechanics degree in the PhD program of Columbia University. In his present position since 2008, he leads the strategic direction of the firm. He has more than 35 years of experience in the structural engineering of a wide variety of building types, from long-span sports and entertainment arenas and stadiums to high-rise commercial and mixed-use buildings.

Under his leadership, Thornton Tomasetti has delivered a wide range of services, from engineering of Kingdom Tower, which will become the world’s tallest building in Saudi Arabia, to resiliency work related to Superstorm Sandy to structural, façade, and construction engineering at Hudson Yards. In September, Thornton Tomasetti merged with Weidlinger Associates, creating an organization with 1,200 employees operating in 36 cities internationally. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and Alberta and Ontario, Canada. Scarangello is chairman of the New York Building Congress, and serves as a trustee of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.