Michael Stein P.E., Schlaich Bergermann Partner
In his 25 year long career with Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Michael has designed projects around the world in different areas of advanced structural engineering, such as lightweight cable roofs, transparent facades, innovative bridges and moveable structures. He believes in the creative skills of engineers and the potential benefits of an integrated design approach for construction projects. Michael founded the New York branch office of SBP in New York in 2004 and has since been leading the North American Operations as Managing Director and Partner.
Michael's projects have received numerous awards, including the Arthur G. Hayden Medal for the Duisburg Bridge in 2003, the 2006 OCEA Award of Merit for the Liberty Bridge, the 2013 ACEC National Recognition Award for the Phyllis Tilley Bridge, and the SEAoNY Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering in 2014 for the Consol Energy Wingtip Bridge.
Michael has also taught extensively and was the Bedford Professor at the School of Architecture of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 2010-2014.
Michael will be discussing Past And Principles - A Procedure to Cultivate Creative Engineering at SBP. Over the past four decades Schlaich Bergermann Partner has been active internationally in a number of diverse fields, from the design of celebrated buildings and bridges to the development of renewable energy technologies. Within this wide range of experience, there remains a continuing focus on innovation in our work, as shown by examples such as our lightweight cable structures, introduction of novel materials, and new approaches to bridge design. We believe innovation is the key to success in engineering, but there is no simple path to implement it into our daily work routines.
"Past And Principles - A Procedure to Cultivate Creative Engineering" is one of the methods we at Schlaich Bergermann Partner use to foster a culture of innovation. We integrate a look back at the historical accomplishments of some of the most celebrated engineers in our industry with a focus on the fundamental principles of what made their work so innovative in its time. We then seek to creatively apply these innovative principles into new structures in a contemporary context. This presentation will use project examples of how this technique has been used to create new innovative structures and explain how they were realized.
150 N. Riverside Plaza
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Reception (cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres)
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Lecture
Free! Use the link to the right to RSVP and guarantee your place.
1 CEU will be issued for this event.
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* Photo of Cable-Net Roof in Wolfsburg Germany courtesy of Schlaich Bergermann Partner