Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT
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Caltrans Auditorium 
111 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612

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Shanshan Wang, Event Director 
SEI of ASCE San Francisco Chapter 

Robotics and Structural Engineering: Why This is the Greatest Time in History to be Engineers

Big changes are taking place in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. One big area of change is robotics. We’re going to see more machines involved in everyday projects in a short amount of time. New materials are also coming – materials that will allow buildings to not only be more responsive to people, but also healthier and more sustainable. In addition, with the advent of big data and artificial intelligence, we will also see more clever integrations of buildings with the data – where a building might tell us where it’s experiencing stress or starting to develop cracks long before it becomes a problem.

How these ongoing changes are going to impact our daily lives, and can we better prepare for the future world as engineers? In this talk, Steve Burrows will share his ideas of how the construction industry will change, and the new roles engineers will take to embrace the challenges ahead.

Event Schedule:

6:00 - 7:00 PM:   Social Hour (light refreshments will be served)

7:00 - 8:00 PM:   Presentation


Speak Bio

Speaker bio  

Steve Burrows, CBE, PE, Fellow of ASCE, ICE

Senior Engineer, Founding Partner at Baumatix                                        

Steve Burrows CBE is a Professional Engineer and Founding Partner at Baumatix. He also advises firms about the impact of change in the construction industry driven by technology. Steve has worked in Europe, Asia and the US on projects such as the Bird’s Nest Stadium, the new Apple Campus, and Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

Steve was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen in 2009 and received an Honorary Fellowship from his alma mater Liverpool John Moores University in 2018. He is adamant that this is the greatest time in history to be in the AEC industry. He presents TV shows such as Time Scanners, Engineering the Impossible, and recently Dream Big a 3D IMAX movie narrated by Jeff Bridges as a way to broadcast this.

Steve is passionate about the potential for AEC in a digital future and with Baumatix is revolutionizing construction from first principles creating a quantum shift in quality and speed with a fraction of the labor and substantially lower cost.