Real Life Adventures in Structural Engineering
Ron Klemencic, PE, SE, Ho. AIA
Chairman and CEO
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Chicago
Buildings which capture the imagination, inspire, and add richness to the skyline have one thing in common; the engineering which made them possible seemingly defies the laws of nature. Consider the Great Pyramid, the majestic Cathedrals of Europe, the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge and not the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah planned to the 1 km tall! Throughout history, engineers have responded to the challenges of man and nature by experimentation, lessons learned form the past, and the creative application of engineering fundamentals. In each case, new technology was bore as a result, advancing the state of engineering practice.
Today, building structures with unique qualities such as unusual height, span, or form, tend to be the breeding ground the for the latest advancements in engineering technology. With an engineering practice built around responding to the challenges, Ron Klemencic of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, will share recent examples of how new technology is created and applies.
Lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP by January 25. 1 PDH will be given for attendance.
Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering