May 11, 2022
Move Provides Additional Support for DeSimone’s Facades Practice in the Southeast Region
DeSimone Consulting Engineering, DPC, a leading full-service engineering firm with offices worldwide, has announced that FOURZERO, LLC, a Florida-based engineering firm, will be joining the DeSimone group. FOURZERO is specialized in the design, investigation, and rehabilitation of complex building envelopes and specialty structures. The move further strengthens DeSimone’s ability to respond to the growing needs of the firm’s clients in the southeast region.
FOURZERO is led by Managing Director, Federico Balestrazzi, PE, SI, a civil engineer who has over 20 years of experience in building enclosures and products with an extensive background in design, testing, manufacture, estimating, and installation. He and his team, with over 50 years of combined experience, will bring extensive experience in hurricane-prone regions to DeSimone’s group.
“I am very pleased to welcome FOURZERO and its staff to the DeSimone team,” said Stephen DeSimone, Chairman and CEO of DeSimone Consulting Engineering. “Federico and his team complement our existing façade operations and will help maximize opportunities in our fast-growing southeast region.”
William O’Donnell, Managing Principal of DeSimone’s Miami office, said, “I’ve known Federico for many years and we have worked together on a number of projects. He is a very talented professional and well respected in the industry. The opportunity to join forces is very exciting resulting in an expanded marketplace for our Miami office while adding considerable horsepower to Federico’s team.”
Commenting on the move, Federico Balestrazzi, Managing Director of FOURZERO, said, “We are very excited to join DeSimone. Becoming part of the DeSimone family will benefit us by enhancing expertise, expanding market share, diversifying products, and minimizing redundancy.”
Established in 1969, DeSimone is an acknowledged leader in structural engineering, forensics, facade consulting, and construction and environmental risk management, providing services for the most complex projects in the United States and around the world.
DeSimone’s facade consulting division works from concept to completion to address exterior building facade components, including roofs, walls, windows and waterproofing. The forensics department offers customized investigations, such as buildings and equipment, complex property and liability losses, and builder’s risk. The company’s construction and environmental risk management team collaborates with DeSimone’s design engineers and forensics consultants to identify and deliver end-to-end risk management solutions that support effective decision making.