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Upcoming Seminar on October 11,2011: Innovative Seismic Retrofits of Structures

October 11, 2011

David Mar, SE

Owner and Principal

Tipping Mar

David is a principal at Tipping Mar. He has practiced structural engineering for over twenty years, after graduating from UC Berkeley with a BS and MS. The firm’s work is noted for its high-performance seismic designs and creative solutions. Tipping Mar’s focus on innovation often leads to experimentation and applied research. 

Abstract: A Discussion on Innovative Structural Solutions

This talk will present an mix of unusual structural designs that all emphasize innovation. The lecture has three parts, beginning with projects made with natural materials – bamboo and straw bale. The middle section are steel projects that feature spines and rocking and re-centering steel frames.  The last section is for concrete structures, also with re-centering capability. 

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