2020 Annual Dinner Keynote Presentation: You can see the FUTURE

Date: March 11, 2020

Presenter: Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., Hon AIA.
Chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA)

Tall buildings have always challenged our imaginations and pushed technology toward new advancements. Since the early 1960s, the unique challenges posed by the design and construction of tall towers has inspired new ways of thinking and new materials, engineering methods, and construction techniques. Today, with towers of unprecedented geometry, slenderness, and height spread around the globe, the velocity of advancement has never been greater.

Looking back at what history has taught us provides some clues as to what the future might hold. In his presentation, Ron Klemencic set the scene by reviewing some of the key advancements of the past, summarized current state-of-the-art practices, and provided a peek at what the future might hold.

Meet our Keynote Presenter

Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., Hon AIA
Chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA)

Ron Klemencic is the Chairman and C.E.O. of MKA, a structural and civil engineering firm with offices in Seattle and Chicago. Ron earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California Berkeley. His work in 25 US states and 24 countries include multiple-block developments up to 11.5 million square feet and towers up to 112 stories.

Ron is sought out internationally by developers, architects, and contractors for his creativity, “big picture” approach, and unique ability to consistently produce cost-effective, innovative designs. He continues to lead the advancement of performance-based seismic design of tall buildings through initiatives, such as the PEER TBI Guidelines and design of buildings such as the 1,070-foot-tall Transbay Tower in San Francisco.

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