Have an attendance code? Sign In to enter it. This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Beth Grote, P.E., S.E., LEED AP Beth Grote is a senior project structural engineer at HOK with experience in a variety of building types and structures. She has experience in design of both new buildings and renovation, including seismic design and retrofit. She brings particular expertise in design of foundations, specifically in irregular or problematic soils, as well as assessment and retrofit of existing buildings. The majority of her design experience has been in seismic areas. In addition to design Beth is experienced in coordinating construction administration, as well as OSHPD plan checking and sustainable design. In her project work, she is recognized for building strong working relationships with the owner, engineer, inspectors, and contractors. Michael Hopper,P.E. Michael W. Hopper, P.E. is an Associate Partner at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers. With the firm since 2010, he has contributed to numerous innovative structural designs for a wide range of structures, from cultural facilities to academic buildings and supertall towers. Mike specializes in the design of concrete structures, and is an expert in the use of post-tensioning. Some of his award-winning post-tensioned projects include the Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University Medical Center; The Broad Museum in Los Angeles; the Novartis Radiation Oncology Research Office Building in New Jersey; and the recently completed Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago. He is also working on several ongoing post-tensioned projects, such as the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, and is currently managing the School of Engineering & Applied Science / Environmental Sciences academic complex at Princeton University.