International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti announces the opening of a new office in São Paulo, Brazil. With this commitment, Thornton Tomasetti now has 27 offices internationally, including offices in each of the “BRIC” nations – Brazil, Russia, India and China – where strong economies have emerged. The São Paulo office is part of the firm’s East U.S. region, led by Senior Principal Michael Squarzini.
Euclydes Trovato, director of engineering, is the local manager of the new office. The Brazilian native has 25 years of experience in structural design and analysis, critical integrity and structural safety assessments, and fatigue and fracture mechanics.
The move to São Paulo is strategic and timely, as the country continues preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This provides Thornton Tomasetti with opportunities to contribute to the development of transportation – rail, aviation and marine – commercial, hospitality, healthcare and entertainment infrastructure.
Thornton Tomasetti has strong capabilities in the construction of high-demand steel and unique structures.
Many of Thornton Tomasetti’s clients have made the move to Brazil, and the firm’s new office in São Paulo creates a stronger network of interaction and support. Additionally, Thornton Tomasetti’s recently launched Beijing office provides new opportunities for international collaboration since Brazil is China’s largest trading partner. +