Press Release

New York Engineering Firm Feld, Kaminetzky & Cohen (FKC) Merges with GEI Consultants

August 11, 2014

New York City—July 11, 2013—GEI Consultants, Inc., P.C. (GEI) announced today that Feld, Kaminetzky & Cohen, P.C. (FKC), a Manhattan-based consulting engineering firm, has merged with GEI effective June 29, 2013. FKC and its predecessors have served New York metropolitan area architectural and engineering firms, builders, contractors, private clients and public agencies for more than 80 years.  The GEI companies are among the nation’s leading civil, geotechnical, environmental, water resources engineering and ecological services firms. FKC staff continues to service its clients as the FKC division of GEI Consultants, Inc., P.C.

In a joint statement, the leaders of GEI and FKC noted, “FKC’s merger with GEI demonstrates our collective commitment to expand our local presence and technical offerings in the New York metropolitan market, supported by our offices in Manhattan, Long Island and Northern New Jersey. In addition, the two companies share a very strong common culture. Since the first meeting between principals of the two firms, we have found that our expressed core values of client service, high quality work, professionalism and concern for our employees are very similar and compatible.”

FKC was formed in 1966 as a successor to the firm of Feld and Timoney. Dr. Jacob Feld was the original founder, beginning his engineering practice in 1926. Dr. Feld was internationally recognized for his work in the fields of structural design, soil mechanics, foundations, and structural failure analysis. GEI’s FKC division continues this long tradition of technical expertise.

The FKC division’s capabilities in specialty analyses and design for existing and new structures are supported by GEI’s integrated environmental and geotechnical engineering services and geostructural design offerings.  The FKC division’s forensic evaluation and design of repairs of existing structures that have undergone distress due to settlement and deformation or aging further strengthens the combined companies’ offerings, particularly in metropolitan New York.  FKC division engineers also maintain particular expertise in the evaluation and rehabilitation of masonry, concrete structures, and building facades and envelopes of all types.

FKC’s core professional services include structural design, architectural design, construction administration, testing and instrumentation, evaluation and restoration of building facades, feasibility studies and reports, forensic engineering, structural failure investigation of distressed structures, and litigation support. The FKC division employs 25 staff from offices in Manhattan and Long Island.

GEI Consultants, Inc., P.C., a Delaware corporation, is an affiliate of GEI Consultants, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation.

GEI’s acquisition of FKC officially closed on June 28. Terms were not disclosed.

For more information, please visit www.geiconsultants.com.

About GEI Consultants, Inc.

GEI’s multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists deliver integrated civil, geotechnical, environmental, water resources and ecological solutions from 30 offices to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on more than 35,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information, please visit the firm’s web site at www.geiconsultants.com.

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