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Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Designing For the Future: How Structural Engineers can Make an Impact Through Sustainable Design

  • 28 Nov 2023
  • 5:30 PM
  • ASU College Avenue Commons Building, 660 S College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281


  • All registrations after November 23, 2023
  • Speaker or Guest Attendee
  • Must present student ID at meeting.

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Central Chapter Dinner Meeting -

Designing For the Future: How Structural Engineers Can Make an Impact through Sustainable Design

A structural engineer’s scope and thought process extends beyond the strength and serviceability requirements of the structural system. This raises the question, what is the structural engineer's role in the design process to improve the sustainability and resiliency of buildings? Participation in LEED accreditation for projects has been a primary objective towards this end for many years, however, now more than ever, there are an abundance of ways to participate in “sustainable design”. Embodied carbon and the SE2050 Commitment program are topics that are gaining ground. Lindsey and Nathan from Meyer Borgman Johnson will present on the firm’s participation in sustainable design practices and principles. The firm has been a signatory firm of the SE2050 Commitment program since 2020. The presentation will speak on a range of topics relating to a structural engineer’s interaction with sustainability, including material specific considerations, embodied vs. operational carbon, and case studies of embodied carbon reduction strategies.

Presented by Lindsey Schultz, PE and Nathan Holt, PE

Lindsey Schultz is a licensed Structural Engineer and Phoenix Office Leader with Meyer Borgman and Johnson, in Tempe, AZ with over 18 years of experience in the structural engineering profession. As Office Leader she serves multiple roles including structural engineer of record, project manager, and staff leader and mentor. Her experience ranges from small tenant improvement projects to large, multi- phase developments and includes concrete, steel, wood, cold-formed steel, and masonry structural systems. She works in a wide variety of market segments, such as industrial, higher education, K-12 education, health care, office, multi-family residential and others. Nathan Holt is a licensed Professional Engineer with Meyer Borgman and Johson, in Tempe, AZ with over 5 years of experience in the structural engineering profession. He is a current co-leader of the Phoenix Metro hub of the Carbon Leadership Forum. He has experience with primary structural systems of concrete, steel, and masonry.

Note: registration rates for members increase at EOD on 11/23

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