That’s a Wrap on DegCon 2023! 💡

 

That’s a wrap on the 2023 Degenkolb Conference! 💡🏗️🎉 Degenkolb’s annual company conference—also known as DegCon—brought together 200-plus Degenkolbers from every office to San Francisco for a day of knowledge sharing, collaboration, and a celebration of what the firm is all about: its people. This event is part of the company commitment to life-long learning, offering the opportunity for Degenkolbers to present educational topics of their choosing. Continue reading for a list of all the topics presented at this year’s Degenkolb Conference.

Topics at the 2023 Degenkolb Conference:

  • KEYNOTE: Wellbeing at Work: The New Organizational Competitive Edge with María G. Hernández, PhD
  • SESSION IA:
    • What’s the collapse probability of my building? – Daniel Gaspar
    • Don’t let Torsional Irregularity twist you into knots: Lessons from HUCLA Project Plan Check – Anuj Bansal, Robert Pekelnicky, Dhawal Desai
    • UCDH California Tower: Quantifying the Cost of Irregularities – Elena Good and Robert Wang
  • SESSION IB:
    • Brace Yourself: The design story of the UCI Medical Center – Irvine – Daniel Lin and Eden Wong
    • Carving out a Chunk of Mt. Sutro: The Soil Nail Wall at UCSF NHPH – Amy Inhofer, Claire Killian, Alan Roberts
    • Using Shotcrete on an HCAI New Building…Who does that? – Carmen O’Rourley, Daniel Zepeda
  • SESSION IC:
    • You too can have a virtual twin! Introducing our new Navis VLX Scanners – Sal Hernandez, Tracey Cornell, Laura Rice
    • Tools + Technology in Forensics Data Collection – Fabian Cortes and Bianca Casem
    • Specialty Systems Engineering: Experience Working for an Elevator Manufacture – Hagen Tam and Erik Moore
    • Elevation Sickness – an Insight into Elevator Modernization Projects and Lessons Learned – Andrew McHale
  • SESSION IIA:
    • The Degenkolb Brand: What is it? How does it work for you? – Laurie Lumish
    • Effective Impromptu Public Speaking Tips & Tricks – Bianca Casem and Chris Neisius
    • Don’t talk about my engineer like that! – Megan Schroeder and Chad Closs
    • Therapy Needed: A project management story – Matt Barnard and Ariel Creagh
  • SESSION IIB:
    • Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Big Changes at the Degenkolb Library! – Lindsay Forgione
    • Oh, Snow! Forensics Project Considerations, Approach, and Looking into the Future – Jared Ouellette, Catherine Moore, Jordan Rutledge
    • Cold-Formed Steel Building: Not Too Simple – Charlie Chi
    • SPC-4D: What Wood You Do? Alternative approaches to Light-Framed Building Evaluations – Jaelen Pearson, Chris Hilson, Devon Lumbard
  • SESSION IIC:
    • We, we, we…all the way home! Why Proposal Cover Letters Aren’t About You – Kenda Salisbury
    • REVIT… don’t be scared of it! – Luis Pancardo and Hector Martinez
    • Oh Snap! Lessons from a PT Tendon Failure Investigation – Torrey Bolden
    • What’s the Point? Communicating Our Goals for Point Load Submittals – Christian Curameng
  • SESSION IIIA:
    • Really? No Way. The construction story of the UCI Medical Center – Irvine – Matt Barnard
    • Who Doesn’t Love a CA Lessons Learned Presentation? – Curtis Siegfried, Alex Barnes, Brendin Randall, Robert Wang, Wayne Low
    • Not-so-smooth Sailing: Lessons from Friction Damper Design and Testing for a Healthcare Retrofit Project –Justin Tan and Christopher Neumann
  • SESSION IIIB:
    • P58 Analysis at Degenkolb – An additional dimension for performance-based engineering – Hannah Thompson
    • Taming the Wild ASCE 41-23 Shear Wall Provisions: Crestmont and Harrison Tower Voluntary Retrofit – Ariane Rosario and Fendy Setiawan
    • FEMA P-2055-2: Recommendations for Cordoning Earthquake-Damaged Buildings – Amy Inhofer and Jack Wegleitner
  • SESSION IIIC:
    • The Business of Structural Software Development: Lesson Learned from Pushing the Edges – Peter Fobel and Andrew Scott
    • The Catacombs: Spelunking through Tight Spaces and Concrete Assessment and Repair at the Bay Scene – Valentina Couse-Baker
    • Dynamic characteristics of buildings in the vertical component of motion – Andres Acosta

See you next year at DegCon 2024!