Generative Design and Parametric Modeling

Friday, October 26, 2012

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170

Presentation by by Joseph Burns, SE, PE, F.ASCE, FAIAI, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago.

Joseph Burns is Practice Leader, Managing Principal and board of director member for Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. His more than 30 years of experience and his contributions to the field of structural engineering have been recognized with his advancement to fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Architects and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. A recipient of the American Institute of Steel Construction's Special Achievement Award and named to ENR's Top 25 Newsmakers list for the innovative use of Tekla modeling, Mr. Burns is well-known for his innovative structural design work. He is a member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, and The Institution of Structural Engineers. Mr. Burns holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame and master’s degrees in architecture and civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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