Dagher Engineering announces the promotion of Joseph Munafo, LEED GA, to associate principal. Marking 10 years with the building systems design firm, he joins principals Elias Dagher, Richard Pearson and Josephine Zurica on its leadership team. A native New Yorker, Munafo earned a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic University (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering) before entering the building systems field, initially as a plumbing and fire protection specialist.
Since joining Dagher in 2005, Munafo has designed systems for a wide range of projects in the New York metropolitan area, including parks, academic buildings, healthcare facilities, residential buildings, commercial office buildings and retail space. As a project manager, he has spearheaded numerous high profile projects: renovation of New York City schools, development of new park lands for Hudson Park and Boulevard in Manhattan, and the redevelopment of Governor's Island. Munafo’s recent project, 35XV, a new luxury residential tower that sits atop Xavier High School, received a 2016 Platinum Award for engineering excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY).
Active in policy improvement and collaboration initiatives for the A/E/C industry, Munafo has served a combined 12 years on ACEC NY’s Plumbing Codes, Fire Codes, and the New York City School Construction Authority committees. He is also Vice President of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering's New York Chapter.