A Day to Share: Degenkolb’s 2017 Technical Conference

On May 19th, Degenkolb hosted its day-long internal technical conference. This year’s event included more than 25 sessions dedicated to sharing information on technical solutions for a range of projects. The day includes all the engineers and BIM specialists from our five offices, featured speakers, breakout sessions, team-building activities, and social events to foster personal connections.

The morning opened with, Maryann Phipps, President of Estructure and Degenkolb Alum with her presentation How to Design a Good Building. Throughout the day, session topics included projects from practice areas such as Healthcare, Construction Means and Methods, and Forensics.

Project discussions included seismic retrofits with work at the Peninsula Pipeline in San Francisco and hospital analysis and design at Seton Hospital and California Hospital. Panelists also covered the future of practice with design automation topics.

All five offices were able to bring forth their most memorable and lessons-learned projects to share with colleagues, giving an insight to the expansive and diverse technical expertise that is available at Degenkolb.

The day concluded at the Hotel Zetta with games, appetizers and drinks. On Saturday, Degenkolb hosted its 2nd annual golf tournament, inviting employees, friends and family to participate in a “Scramble” game of 18 holes.

For more information on session topics or awards, please contact Senior Principal and Group Director, Jim Malley at malley@degenkolb.com or 415.354.6419.


Congratulations to our Structural Engineering Associates award winners:

• Loring Wyllie receives the H.J. Brunnier Lifetime Achievement Award at the SEAONC Awards Dinner

• Daniel Zepeda was honored as one of the two SEAOSC “Engineers of the Year”

• David Williams collected an Award of Excellence for the Cedars-Sinai Pharmacy Exhaust Tower

• David Williams and team take home the S.B. Barnes Research Award for the work with Safer Cities Survey

• Bob Pekelnicky and team brought home the Engineering Excellence in Structural Engineering Award of Merit in the Study/Research category for
a high-rise, steel moment frame
San Francisco Hotel