Ramon Gilsanz is a founding Partner of the firm Gilsanz Murray Steficek, LLP. In his 32 year career as a structural engineer, he has worked on a wide range of projects, both new construction and renovations. He is NCEES accredited, a registered Structural Engineer in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Washington, and a registered Professional Engineer in New York and 25 other states, as well as in Spain and the US Virgin Islands.
Mr. Gilsanz actively contributes to the structural engineering industry through involvement in professional societies. He is currently serving as: Chair of the New York City Department of Buildings’ Structural Technical Committee, a group responsible for the 2014 revision of the NYC Building Code; Director for the New York/Northeast Chapter of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI); Past-President of the Applied Technology Council (ATC); Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Metropolitan Section Structural Code Committee; Honorary Member, Past-President and Past-Chair of the code committee of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), and he is working on several committees for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), and American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).
Mr. Gilsanz has participated on several post-disaster investigative teams, traveling to Greece in February 2014, to Virginia in August 2011, and to Chile after the Maule, Chile Earthquake of February 2010 to investigate earthquake preparedness and recovery as well as seismic code issues. He has participated in the New York City DOB's post-hurricane Sandy building assessment efforts as well as the national ASCE-FEMA building performance assessment team investigating the World Trade Center attack, leading the WTC7 collapse analysis.
In addition to his professional affiliations, Ramon has served on the board of trustees for the United Nations International School (UNIS), has taught at Parsons and Columbia University, and has participated for over 15 years in the New York City CANstruction competition, a charity event to fight hunger.
P.E., S.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2013