2015 Fall Forum

November 10, 2015

Grand Hyatt, Seattle, WA

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Fall Forum 2015


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.

"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

Senior Principal

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

DCI Engineers




Coffman Engineers


Integrus Architecture

KPFF Consulting Engineers

Lane Powell

Lease Crutcher Lewis

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Malsam Tsang Structural Engineering

Seattle Structural

Smith & Huston




Bright Engineering

BTL Engineering

CG Engineering

Contech Services

CT Engineering

Dibble Engineers

Mark & Linda D'Amato

Mayes Testing Engineers

Michael J. Hall & Company

MLA Engineering

Powers Fasteners

Quantum Consulting Engineers

Sellen Construction

Shannon & Wilson

Turner Construction

Verco Decking

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 STEM

Washington State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association



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