The SEFW 2018 Fall Forum was a tremendous success! More than 350 people were able to enjoy the reception and lecture, “Higher & Higher: Jeddah Tower & Building Megatall." CHECK BACK for the video recording of the event and a summary recap!
Peter Weistmantle and Robert Sinn shared the stage for the Q&A session, answering many questions about their experiences working on Jeddah Tower.
Guests participating in the pre-function networking reception had the opportunity to mingle with the event speakers and other industry professionals.
About 350 people attended the free public lecture, including engineers, architects, owner/developers, students, and other guests less familiar with the building industry.
SEFW Chair Tom Corcoran shared a video summary of SEFW's charitable activities of scholarship, education, research, and outreach.
Speaker Robert Sinn compares the Jeddah Tower to other megatall buildings, including the Burj Khalifa, Taipei 101, and Chicago's Sears Tower.
Speaker Peter Weismantle is welcomed on-stage by SEFW Board Member Cary Kopczynski.
About our speakers:
Peter Weismantle, FAIA
Robert Sinn, P.E., S.E.
Peter A. Weismantle, FAIA, RIBA is the Director of Supertall Building Technology at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago and is responsible for overseeing the development of AS+GG’s supertall projects from onset to completion. Peter is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, is the past-Chairman of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings, Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, member of the Architectural Advisory Group of Underwriters Laboratories as well as the National Fire Prevention Association’s High Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee.
Robert Sinn, P.E., S.E, is a Principal at Thornton Tomasetti in Chicago, with more than 30 years of experience in medium- to large-scale projects, ranging from long-span structures to high-rise buildings. He was named to Structural Engineering & Design magazine’s Power List in 2011. Bob actively shares his knowledge through lectures and numerous publications detailing innovations in building materials, structural engineering and system design. His writing has been recognized by trade associations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations and The Institution of Structural Engineers in the United Kingdom.
About our supporters:
THANK YOU to the firms and individuals who generously pledged support to SEFW!
Cary Kopczynski & Company
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
PCS Structural Solutions
Coughlin Porter Lundeen
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Quantum Consulting Engineers
Smith & Huston
Wetherholt & Associates
Armour Unsderfer Engineering
Charlie Griffes & Marty Gordon
Graphite Design Group
Mark & Linda D'Amato
Mayes Testing Engineers
Shannon & Wilson
Wiss Janney Elstner Associates
ACE Mentor Program of Washington
Art Institute of Seattle
Northwest Concrete Masonry Association
Seattle Architecture Foundation
Structural Engineers Association of Washington
University of Washington (ASCE Student Chapter, SEAW Student Chapter, and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)