Schaefer principals Chris Harper, PE, SE; Matt Horne, PE and Marshall Carman, PE, SE will present “Structural System Selection” at The Arizona Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMAarizona) on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Schaefer will provide an introduction to the basic drivers used in the selection of structural systems. With structures getting larger + more complex, and with sustainability + the variable nature of both material costs + availability, we intend to present the importance of communicating with your structural engineer to evaluate what type(s) of structural system(s) will be appropriate to achieve design intent + project goals while navigating cost, schedule, and other constraints.
About the speakers
With 20+ years of structural engineering experience in our country’s western region, Chris Harper, PE, SE knows how to design for the area’s specific requirements. He has also designed tall – up to 18 levels of post-tensioned concrete slab – to deliver the towers that the owners and design teams desired. Big or small, east or west, Chris brings a creative approach to the structural design of his projects. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from University of Nevada, Reno. He’s a licensed PE in California, Colorado, Nevada + Texas; and a licensed SE in Arizona, Nevada + Colorado.
Matt Horne, PE has added to the creative culture at Schaefer. He has nearly 20 years of experience in both renovating + building new structures. He is aware of the trends changing the market and collaborates with the client + project team to design structures that can adapt with the ever-changing industry. Matt earned a Master of Science, Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from University of Notre Dame. He’s a licensed PE in Kentucky, Maryland + Ohio.
Marshall Carman, PE, SE has over two decades of structural engineering experience. In his current role as technical director, he’s the firm’s first resource for structural challenges + building code questions. He has previously served as Structural Engineers Association of Ohio’s Building Code Committee Chair, and on the National Council of Structural Engineers Association’s Seismic Code Advisory Subcommittee. Marshall earned a Master of Science, Structural Engineering from UC San Diego and a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from University of Michigan. He’s a licensed PE in California, Ohio, Kentucky + Oregon; and a licensed SE in California.