Rudivien Josef

Associate New York Office

Mr. Josef is an Associate in McNamara Salvia’s New York City office with more than 21 years of progressive experience in highly complex structures. Rudivien has a particular concentration in the analysis of gravity and lateral systems of medium to super-tall high-rise buildings across numerous market sectors. Rudi’s experience includes new concrete and steel structures using state of art three-dimensional finite element analytical software packages, but he is also capable of developing high-level concepts for all types of structural systems.


University of the Philippines – Master of Science, Civil Engineering
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

130 William is a slender 66-story, 800-foot luxury condominium tower in Manhattan’s Financial District of New York. It features 242 units ranging from studios to four-bedrooms. The precast concrete façade’s textured dark tone panels lead to bright and airy interiors. The rows of arched windows reference the historic warehouses of New York City with an eye toward innovation. Additional amenities in this skyscraper include a full-scale health and wellness club, IMAX theater, spa, private rooftop observatory deck and a new public park at the base. McSal’s solutions created an affordable concrete structure over earlier design iterations while improving architectural layouts, occupant comfort, and structural performance.
18 Sixth Avenue is the tallest component of the Pacific Park megadevelopment in Brooklyn, New York. Located next to Barclays Center, the 511-foot, 49-story residential tower contains 727,000 SF. The 810 units span the building with an associated 52,000 SF of commercial space to enliven the streetscape. 18 Sixth Avenue is a distinct architectural icon, representing the natural evolution from rock, to crystal to gem. The base is The Rock and anchors the commercial program, followed by The Crystal which redefines the skyline with an attractive façade. Finally, the top portion of the tower is The Gem and opens upward; it is transparent, luminous and the prominent building feature.
50 West 66th Street is a 69-story, 775-foot residential tower on the Upper West Side in the Lincoln Center neighborhood. The tower includes 127 condominiums that offer views of Central Park and the surrounding skyline. The unique structural solution provides a transfer system for the tower columns that simultaneously buttress the building. Large double-height spaces were created at the base of the building for a regulation basketball court as well as a synagogue which occupies the majority of the ground floor. Water Slosh Tank Dampers are utilized within the building crown to control lateral motions, improve occupant comfort and economize the structure.
11 Hoyt is a 57-story residential building with a façade featuring precast concrete scalloped panels shaped to create a wave-like effect. Reaching 620-feet, there are 480 units that offer 10-foot ceilings. Over 29,000 SF of amenities can be found on two levels which connect to a private outdoor park. The 32nd floor Sky Club provides private dining and entertainment with panoramic views. The existing foundation walls and much of the ground floor of the parking garage that previously occupied the site were incorporated into the new design. Additionally, an existing air parcel within the property was preserved and built over without interruption to the tenancy. This translated to additional cost savings beyond the lean structural design.

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