Schedule Set for 2016 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series

The dates and speakers have been set for the Spring 2016 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series. The details for the individual dates are listed below.

Senior Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., San Francisco, CA
"Performance-based Design: What, How, When, Why, and Why Not to Use It"
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Senior Structural Consultant at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago, IL
"Lessons Learned"
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Chair Professor of Structural Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
"Structural Use of FRP Composites in Construction: Past Achievements and Future Opportunities"
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 4:30 pm

The Structural Engineering Institute-Lehigh Valley Chapter will be once again awarding 1 PDH credit for each lecture to eligible attendees.

To learn more about Fazlur R. Khan, the lecture series that honors his legacy, and Dan M. Frangopol, the Fazlur Rahman Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture, visit

By John Gilpatrick

Fazlur R. Khan Lectures

Fazlur R. Khan initiated structural systems that are fundamental to tall building design today. In a career marked by innovation in structural engineering and collaboration between engineering and architecture, Khan introduced design methods and concepts that set new standards for efficient use of material and suggested new possibilities for building architecture.



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