Seattle Engineers Share Lessons Learned at Degenkolb Technical Conference


The Seattle Group poses outside of the office

Lifelong learning is a core value at Degenkolb. Each year, our staff gathers in San Francisco at the Degenkolb Technical Conference to share lessons learned from our current projects, new trends in the engineering industry, and changing practices that may affect our clients.

Project Engineer Hee Jae Yang presented on the next big thing in building materials – Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). CLT construction is popular in Europe and Canada, and projects are beginning to crop up in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle team has explored CLT for two projects in the last year. Hee Jae discussed why architects and owners are shifting towards CLT, the basics of CLT design, and the opportunities to incorporate this renewable building material into more of our designs.

Design Engineer Dan Sloat teamed with Designer Josh Sizemore to outline lessons learned during a unique structural evaluation project. Working for a local aircraft manufacturer, the Degenkolb team evaluated two large-span hangar buildings that had different heights, structural systems, and building materials. Their presentation focused on how the unique structural systems were evaluated and the seismic retrofit concepts that were developed to increase life safety and reduce downtime after an earthquake.

Are you interested in learning more about these presentations? Please feel free to reach out to our engineers in Seattle at 206.262.9240.