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Dinner meetings are typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Cliff Dwellers Club in Chicago. The event includes a cocktail hour, dinner, and presentation. Presentations are typically member firms' projects related to structural engineering. In April and November, our dinner meetings are replaced with the Structural Engineers Foundation Lecture. Dinner meetings are not held during the summer months of June, July, and August.

Past Dinner Meetings

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2023-2024 Dinner Meetings

March 2024Design and Construction of Merdeka 118 Tower Using High Performance Concrete

Speaker: Ahmad Abdelrazaq - Rise Global LLC

February 2024Adaptive and Deployable Lightweight Civil Infrastructure

Speaker:  Ann Sychterz - UIUC

January 2024 The Fanny Appleton Bridge Design and Construction

Speaker: William Goulet - STV Incorporated

2022-2023 Dinner Meetings

December 2023 - First Hand Observations from the February 6th Türkiye Earthquake

Speaker: Mustafa Mahamid - University of Illinois at Chicago

October 2023 - 2022 Updates to the AISC Code of Standard Practice

Speaker: Lawrence Kruth - Kruth Engineering, LLC

September 2023 - Allegiant Stadium: Accelerated Structural Design and Delivery

Speaker: Kermin Chok - Arup

May 2023 - Finalists Present

March 2023 - Tall Mass Timber Construction: Ascent

Alejandro Fernandez - Thornton Tomasetti

February 2023 - Initial Investigation into the Partial Collapse of the Champlain Towers South (CTS) Building in Surfside Florida

Dawn Lehman - University of Washington

January 2023 - The New Campus Instructional Facility at the University of Illinois College of Engineering

Toby Mitchell (Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill), James J. Pawlikowski (Datum Engineers)

December 2022 - Curved Tubular Flange Girders: I-95 Section BR2

Speaker: Geoffrey N. Stryker - STV Incorporated

October 2022 -
Renovation of an Iconic Chicago Landmark | Tribune Tower Complex

David Nickell, Jessica Dineen, Matthew McElmury - TGRWA

September 2022 - Salesforce Tower Chicago

Matthew Streid - Magnusson Klemencic Associates 

Right photo courtesy of Bob Johnson, right photo courtesy of Jan Blok

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