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    Name: ACEC Georgia Structural Forum Program: Digital Design Mini-Symposium
    Date: May 17, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:


    Digital design, documentation and fabrication technologies are rapidly evolving, which will significantly alter the way building projects are delivered and the way in which we conceptualize design. Join fellow engineers, architects and others to learn more about how this technology can help you be more creative and collaborative during this two-part event hosted as a partnership by ACEC Georgia's Structural Forum, AIA Atlanta and the Georgia Tech School of Architecture.

    SESSION 1 (May 17, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

    • Case Study One: Small Project Presentation - "Nimbus" Sculpture by Tristan Al-Haddad and Jim Case

    • Case Study Two: Mid-Sized Project Presentation by Dennis Sheldon

    • Panel discussion moderated by Scott Marble

    SESSION 2 (June 14, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Georgia Tech Digital Fabrication Lab)

    • Case Study Three: Large Project Presentation - SunTrust Park by Ben Cheplak​

    • Panel discussion moderated by Scott Marble

    • Digital Fabrication Lab Demonstration by Dennis Sheldon

    Engineers, architects, artists, fabricators, builders or anyone else who would like to:

    • See examples of state-of-the-art digital design projects

    • Learn about the future of digital design

    • Have the opportunity to discuss digital design with leading experts in the field
    • Socialize and learn how your colleagues are integrating digital design into their practice


    • Scott Marble is the Chair of the Georgia Tech School of Architecture and a Partner at Marble Fairbanks Architects

    • Dennis Sheldon is Director of the Digital Building Laboratory at Georgia Tech

    • Tristan Al-Haddad is Principal of Formations Studio and a Georgia Tech faculty member

    • Jim Case is a Principal at Uzun+Case, a Georgia Tech faculty member and the ACEC Georgia Structural Forum Chair

    • Ben Cheplak is a Principal and the Atlanta Office Design Manager for Walter P Moore


    About the ACEC Georgia Structural Forum:
    As with all ACEC Georgia Practice Area Forums, the Structural Forum offers an opportunity for professionals from the same engineering disciplines to get together to discuss the business issues and common challenges unique to their specific practice area, as well as ideas about how ACEC Georgia might engage to address those concerns. 

    Interested in learning more about these free groups? Contact Sasha Ugi at sasha.ug


    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Hinman Building

    723 Cherry Street NW
    Atlanta, GA 30332

    Date/Time Information:

    Thursday, May 17
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (followed by a social hour from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

    Contact Information:
    Sasha Ugi

    All ACEC Georgia Practice Area Forums are free to members. Non-members may attend one meeting.

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