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International Spy Museum
Designed by renowned architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, and local architects, Hickok Cole, the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is a 130,000 sf, distinctively designed steel building with museum exhibition, office, retail, classroom, and event spaces. The building’s innovative design incorporates architecturally-exposed, sloping steel columns along the south and west faces that are part of the building’s gravity load carrying system and support an intricate series of exposed steel monumental stairs and platforms as well as a sixty-foot-tall glass “veil”. This presentation will provide an overview of the building’s structural concepts, as well as highlight and discuss the various structural engineering challenges encountered throughout design and construction.

Presented by: Walid Choueiri, P.E., S.E., and Daniel Cocciardi, P.E., S.E., SK&A Engineers

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, located in Los Angeles and designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, transforms the historic May Company Building into more than 50,000-sf of galleries and archives, and introduces a base-isolated spherical addition with a 1000-seat theater and event terrace. This presentation will describe the significant challenges in engineering the theater and accommodating its movement. The speakers will describe the use of advanced technologies and unprecedented structural solutions that provide flexible connections between the two buildings.

Presented by: Derrick Roorda, S.E., and Andrew Rastetter, P.E., Buro Happold
*Please note: this presentation will not be available as a recording.

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  • Walid Choueiri, P.E., S.E.

    A Principal with SK&A, Walid Choueiri, PE, SE, has been with the firm since 2000 and is responsible for all phases of structural engineering services, from feasibility studies and schematics through construction observation and contractor submittals review. He oversees internal engineering staff and coordinates projects with the work of other design disciplines, ensuring that project submittals meet established schedules. Walid’s project portfolio includes wood-frame, steel, concrete, and masonry structures, from low to high-rise, and a range of building types, such as: institutional, commercial, residential, hotels, and mixed-use. He’s also led the structural design of secure buildings meeting government anti-terrorism and force protection (AT/FP) standards inclusive of progressive collapse resistant structures.

  • Daniel Cocciardi, P.E., S.E.

    An Associate with SK&A, Daniel Cocciardi, PE, SE, has been with the firm since 2006 and is responsible for structural design and analysis, the preparation of project drawings and specifications, shop drawing approvals, and construction administration assistance. His project experience includes commercial office buildings, residential structures, parking facilities, and specialty structures such as monumental stairs. Dan has extensive experience in the repositioning of existing assets including adaptive re-use and large-scale renovations using a range of structural systems. He also excels in the application of special dynamic and seismic analyses of high-rise structures, as well as the performance of blast assessment studies for various structures.

  • Derrick Roorda, S.E.

    Derrick Roorda is the director of Buro Happold’s California Structures team. With over 20 years of experience, he is an expert in the topic of seismic engineering and performance based design. Derrick participated on a number of expert committees charged with the advancement of seismic design regulations, including those responsible for the development of PBD guidelines for Tall Buildings in San Francisco and Los Angeles. More recently he served on the NEHRP consultants joint venture that published recommendations for seismic design of concrete buildings following the 2010 Maule, Chile earthquake.

  • Andrew Rastetter, P.E.

    Andrew is an Associate on Buro Happold’s California Structures team. In his eight years of experience in the fields of architecture and structural engineering, Andrew has helped deliver a broad spectrum of projects, from single-family residential to large-scale cultural and institutional buildings.

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June 30, 2021
Wed 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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