Tour – 181 Fremont Tower

Join us for a construction site visit of the 56-story 181 Fremont Tower in San Francisco on Thursday, September 1st. The field trip will begin at Arup’s offices with a presentation by Ibbi Almufti (Associate at Arup and project manager for the 181 Fremont Tower) about the unique seismic features of the tower and the implementation of a resilience-based design approach to achieve a REDi “Gold” Rating designation (recently approved via independent peer review as the first REDi-rated building in the country). After a short walk to the site, Adrian Crowther (Senior Engineer for the 181 Fremont Tower) will lead us on a tour for a close-up view of the construction of this landmark building.

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Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: ARUP, San Francisco.
Cost: FREE

Safety: Protective equipment and construction clothing is required including full length pants/sleeves, steel toe capped boots, hard hats and eye protection.
Please note access to the upper floor plates of the building will be via the construction elevator so it is not recommended for people who suffer vertigo.

RSVP ASAP to to reserve your spot. Only 15 spots available. Priority will be given to EERI members.  If additional space is available, additional guest will be welcomed to join.

Speaker Information:

Almufti_headshotIbbi Almufti is the Global Seismic Skills manager for Arup. He recently led the development of the REDi™ Rating System which provides owners, architects and engineers a framework for implementing “resilience-based design”, a holistic approach for achieving “beyond-code” resilience objectives. Ibbi is currently serving on USGBC’s LEED Resilience Working Group, the EERI’s Resilience Panel, the Board of Directors of EERI’s NC Chapter, and the FEMA/USGS Project 17 Committee. His projects include the new Mexico City Airport and Air Traffic Control Tower, Salesforce Tower, Transbay Transit Center, the Las Vegas High Roller, and London Aquatics Centre.

crowther_headshotAdrian Crowther is Senior Engineer with Arup specializing in the design and delivery of challenging steel structures. His larger projects include 181 Fremont, the Las Vegas High Roller and California High Speed Rail. He is also Arup’s SF champion for sculpture and art installations and was the Engineer for San Jose’s Idea Tree, Des Moines Stainless steel installation, Swirl and the proposed Reflected Loop installation for the new Union Square SF Muni Station.

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