“Mr. Wriston, your building is not well…”

9/9 2019

“Mr. Wriston, your building is not well…"

Koncem 70. let byl ve Spojených státech dokončen mrakodrap Citygroup center. Krátce nato se hlavní konstrukční inženýr budovy dozvěděl, že „rutinní“ změny provedené během nabídkového řízení významně ohrozily bezpečnost postavené budovy. Prezentace se bude kromě vyprávění tohoto příběhu zabývat etikou návrhu nosné konstrukce i pohledy do myšlenkových procesů klíčových účastníků...

Přednáška se koná 9. září 2019 na Fakultě stavební ČVUT od 15:00, místnost B-169 (předpoklad délky 60 min.)

Speaker: Ronald D. Ziemian, Ph.D., PE.

Přednáška je v anglickém jazyce, je zdarma, určena studentům a zaměstnancům. Veřejnost je také vítána.

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Topic: In the late 1970’s, an iconic skyscraper was completed in the United States.  Shortly thereafter, the building’s chief structural engineer learned that a “routine” design change made during the bidding process had significantly compromised the safety of the constructed building.  What followed is a story of remarkable engineering, and commendable, and to some degree, questionable ethics.  In addition to telling this story, the presentation will include an overview of the unique architectural and structural system and the background and thought process of the key participants.  This seminar will conclude with a series of ethics-related questions for the audience to ponder.

Speaker Bio: Ron Ziemian is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, USA. He received his BSCE, MENG, and PhD degrees from Cornell University, and has authored numerous papers and two books on topics related to the analysis and design of metal structures. Ron serves on the Specification Committees of both the American Institute of Steel Construction and the Aluminum Association and is active with the Steel Joist Institute. He has received the Norman Medal (1994) and the Shortridge Hardesty Award (2013) from the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the AISC Special Achievement Award (2006). He is also the recipient of Bucknell University’s Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence (2000), and was named the 2010 Bucknell University Presidential Professor.

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