Basics of Concrete structural design

Basics of Concrete Mid and High-Rise Structural Design

Mid and High-Rise multifamily residential buildings are prominent features in city skylines, and many share basic commonalities in their structures. This presentation will discuss why concrete is a common material choice for this project type, and cover the fundamentals of the design of slabs, columns, shear walls and their supporting foundations. As with all project types, coordination with the design and construction teams is crucial. Case studies from over 15 multi-family projects constructed across the country will be illustrated to share lessons learned and unique challenges encountered during the design and construction of mid and high-rise projects.


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Rachel Jackson, S.E.
Thornton Tomasetti

Speaker Bio

Rachel Jackson, S.E. is an Associate Principal at Thornton Tomasetti in Chicago and has almost 20 years of experience. Her career portfolio primarily features new design projects, as well as adaptive reuse projects, investigation and repairs, and damage assessment following natural disasters. Rachel is a collaborative leader, mentor, and is passionate about finding simple, constructible solutions for design challenges. At Thornton Tomasetti, she is active in the Women at TT program, and serves as a coach in firmwide training programs for younger staff. Rachel served as a board member of SEAOI from 2020 to 2023 and has been a member of the Women in Structural Engineering (WISE) committee for over 5 years. Outside of work she enjoys building Lego structures with her two young sons.

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Aug 07 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 07 2024
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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