The President and Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia invite members to the 2020 Annual Dinner & Presentation. The Dinner is hosted as a separate event following the Annual General Meeting.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will be held shortly before the Annual Dinner & Presentation. The purpose of the Annual General Meeting will be to report on and discuss the business of the Association, and elect the Board of Directors for 2020/2021. More information…
Annual Dinner & Presentation
Join fellow SEABC members and guests for a three-course plated dinner and engaging presentation:
- Date: Wednesday, March 11
- Networking: 5:00 PM (following the preceding Annual General Meeting)
- Dinner and presentation: 6:00 PM
- Venue: Ballroom Versailles-A at Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Keynote Presentation by Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., Hon AIA.
“You can see the FUTURE standing on top of a tall building! (Well, almost)”
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 will set the scene by reviewing some of the key advancements of the past, summarize current state-of-the-art practices, and will provide 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.