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SEF Fall Lecture 2017: Vista Tower – Frustrums on Chicago’s Skyline Presented by David Fields

Parul Dubey on October 23, 2017 - in Events

Chicago, IL: The Structural Engineers Foundation (SEF) is pleased to welcome David Fields, PE, SE, to present “Vista Tower – Frustrums on Chicago’s Skyline” for the 2017 Fall SEF Lecture on November 7, 2017 in Chicago, IL

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The 2017 Fall Lecture will present in detail the unique engineering challenges of Chicago’s newest supertall building, the Vista Tower. Highlighted topics will include wind tunnel optimization, geometric irregularities, construction sequencing, and differential shortening. The Vista Tower is currently 16 stories above grade, and headed for 96 by the end of 2018.


David is a Senior Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates and leader of the firm’s Residential Specialist Group. His portfolio of more than 50 residential projects includes towers up to 100 stories, multi-block developments up to 92,900 m² (1 million ft²), and more than 40 projects in areas of high seismicity. David is also a key member of MKA’s Performance-Based Design and Earthquake Technical Specialist Teams, and active on several national committees developing related codes.


The lecture will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at University Center, 525 South State Street, Chicago. The reception will begin at 5:00 pm and the lecture begins at 6:00 pm. 



This event is free and open to the public; advance reservation is requested. To register for this event, please visit: https://www.seaoi.org/rsvp-sef-fall-lecture-2017


The Structural Engineers Foundation (SEF) is an independent, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to one goal: the advancement of structural engineering. SEF has committed to sponsoring and funding scholarships, lectures, awards, publications and research all aimed at improving structural engineers and structural engineering

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