Mr. Tamaro joined MRCE in 1980, where he was a Partner from 1983 through 2006. He is now a Consultant for the firm and actively participates in many projects. Prior to joining MRCE, he served nine years as VP and Chief Engineer of ICOS Corporation of America and eleven years as Staff Engineer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He possesses extensive design and field experience in the construction of foundations and superstructures.

Mr. Tamaro has been an innovator in the field of slurry wall construction and its application in foundations and protection of existing structures, as well as use of slurry cutoff walls for containment of groundwater. He lectures internationally on the subject, and he holds several patents for slurry wall construction techniques in US and Canada.

Columbia University, MSAT, 1969, Architectural Technology
Lehigh University, MSCE, 1961, Structural Engineering
Manhattan College, BSCE, 1959, Civil Engineering

  • Professional Engineer:  1964/New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Washington, Rhode Island, Mississippi
  • Structural Engineer:  Illinois (Civil and Structural), Massachusetts
  • Civil and Geotechnical Engineer:  California
  • Certificate of Qualification - NCEES
  • Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom
  • Registered European Engineer (FEANI)

1963 - Port Authority's Howard S. Cullman Service Fellowship
1986 - nominated for the Engineering News-Record Man of the Year Award for his work on the World Financial Center
1987 - ASCE Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award
1989 - Chapter Honor Member, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society at Manhattan College
1995 - Elected to National Academy of Engineering “for advancing the design and construction of slurry walls and deep foundations worldwide”
1999 - Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Distinguished Service Award
2002 - ASCE Homer Gage Balcolm Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering
2003 - The Moles' Award for Outstanding Achievement in Construction
2003 - ASCE GeoInstitute Ralph B. Peck Medal
2003 - Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award
2003 - ASCE Honorary Membership
2004 - The Beavers' Golden Beaver Award for Engineering
2004 - ASCE Outstanding Projects and Leadership Award (OPAL) for Design
2005 - New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction / NJPEC Bonhag Engineer / Constructor of the Year
2005 - John Fritz Medal, ASCE and the AAES (American Academies of Engineering Societies)
2005 - Lynn S. Beedle Distinguished Engineering Award, Lehigh University
2006 - NSPE Award, National Society of Professional Engineers
2006 - ASCE Ernest E. Howard Award
2007 - Concrete Industry Board (CIB) Leader of Industry Award
2007 - Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, U.S. Department of the Army

  • Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
  • Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and member of the ASCE GeoInstitute and ASCE Structural Engineering Institute
  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers ( UK )
  • Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers ( UK )
  • Member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMFE)
  • Member of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) - former Trustee; current member of the Slurry Wall Committee
  • Member of the Council on Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat - former member Finance Committee
  • Member of The Moles - President 2001-2002; former Trustee and Chairman of Education Committee
  • Associate Member of the Beavers
  • Member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY)
  • Member of the Manhattan College Civil Engineering Consultors
  • Member of the Columbia University Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Industry Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Member of Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society
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