Join the Special Talk on Performance Seismic Based Design: Best Practices

Venue: AIT Conference Center, Thailand
Date: Friday, 3 November 2017
Time: 13:00 – 16:00

About Ron Klemencic

Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., Hon. AIA is the Chairman and C.E.O. of Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), a 185-person international structural and civil engineering firm headquartered in Seattle.  The firm has completed projects in 47 states and 54 countries with an aggregate construction cost of $99 billion.  Ron has been the structural engineer-in-charge for more than 175 buildings over 27-stories high in 19 countries. This represents over 190-million square feet of space and over $39-billion in construction cost. He was recognized with the 2016 Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal awarded by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) for his engineering excellence of tall buildings and his leadership of the multi-discipline Council. In 2008, he was named Structural Engineer of the Year by Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal.  His leadership in the collaborative design of tall buildings was recognized with the rare election of an engineer to Honorary Membership by the American Institute of Architects.

His leadership in the development and advancement of performance-based seismic design (PBSD) of tall buildings was recognized with both the 2016 ASCE Ernest E. Howard Award and as a 2008 Top 25 Newsmaker by Engineering News-Record magazine. A few of his activities advancing PBSD include involvement with initiatives like PEER TBI Guidelines, meetings with building department officials, and serving as a peer reviewer. His projects include the structural design of more than 70 PBSD structures including 326.2-m- (1,070-ft-) tall Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.

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