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structural engineer

Ralph Francis Abate, American structural engineer. Achievements include first consultant in New York to use high density concrete for bridge overlay. Named Boss of Year, Buffalo chapter National Association Women in Construction, 1991, Engineering Manager of Year, Erie-Niagara chapter New York State Professional Engineering Society, 1991, Engineer of Year, University at Buffalo Engineering Alumni Association, 1993.

Background

Abate, Ralph Francis was born on May 29, 1945 in Buffalo. Son of Morris Anthony A. and Lorraine (Wiese) Hunt.

Education

Bachelor of Civil Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1968. Master of Civil Engineering, State University of New York, 1969.

Career

Structural engineer, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpaige, New York, 1969-1974;chief structural engineer, Krehbiel Association, Inc., Tonawanda, New York, 1974-1979;vice president, DeSerio Engineers, Buffalo, 1980-1989;president, DeSerio-Abate Engineers, Buffalo, 1990-1993;president, Abate Engineering Associations, Buffalo, since 1993. Vice chairman advisory board civil technical curriculum Erie Community College, Buffalo, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first consultant in New York to use high density concrete for bridge overlay.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Reviewer: American Society of Civil Engineers Journal Computing in Civil Engineering, 1986-1994.

Membership

Member American Concrete Institute (chapter president 1980-1981, McKaig Memorial award 1985), New York State Consultant Engineers Council (chapter president 1983-1984), Association for Bridge Construction and Design (chapter president 1983-1984), American Society of Civil Engineers (chapter president 1995-1996).

Connections

Married Barbara Ann Schwelle, June 24, 1967. Children: Annette, Michelle.

father:
Morris Anthony A. Hunt

mother:
Lorraine (Wiese) Hunt

spouse:
Barbara Ann Schwelle

child:
Annette Abate

child:
Michelle Abate