The Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington (SEFW) hosted its fifth-annual Fall Forum on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The Forum’s keynote speaker was Dr. Ahmad Rahimian, Director of Structures at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff in New York, who spoke on the redevelopment of the One World Trade Center building, previously known as the Freedom Tower. Opening remarks were given by Jon Magnusson, Senior Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates, who discussed the original Twin Towers and September 2001.
YMF volunteers get ready for the networking reception attendees to arrive.
Jon Magnusson preps for his remarks with the IT team.
The Recital Hall almost fills to capacity!
Jon Magnusson presents on the original WTC site and the terrorist attacks of 2001.
Ahmad Rahimian presents an interesting structural perspective of the new 1WTC tower.
SEFW Chair Dave Peden welcomes attendees to the Forum.
"One World Trade Center: Then & Now" fulfilled SEFW’s mission to “advance the profession of structural engineering” by showcasing the role of structural engineering in 1960s innovation, a terrorist attack, and the new iconic skyscraper. Close to 500 attendees filled the Ilsey Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, a record for an SEFW Forum.
About our speakers:
Ahmad Rahimian, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., F.ASCE
Director of USA Structures
WSP Group, New York, NY
Jon D. Magnusson, P.E., S.E., Hon. AIA
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle, WA
Thank you to the more than 30 firms sponsored the Forum, while 15 cooperating organizations provided publicity and support for the successful event.
Cary Kopczynski & Company
Coughlin Porter Lundeen
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Malsam Tsang Structural Engineering
Smith & Huston
Mark & Linda D'Amato
Mayes Testing Engineers
Michael J. Hall & Company
Quantum Consulting Engineers
Shannon & Wilson
Wetherholt & Associates
AGC Education Foundation
American Institute of Architects, Seattle Chapter
American Institute of Architects, Southwest Chapter
ASCE Seattle Section
ASHRAE, Puget Sound Chapter
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Northwest Concrete Masonry Association
Portland Cement Association
University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Structural Engineers Association of Washington
Seattle Architectural Foundation
Seattle University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Washington State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering