SEAoNY Honorary Member Lecture
Are We There Yet?
A Personal History of AEC Innovation
May 10, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
In 2014 the Harvard Business Review published a ranking of innovation by industry and it was no surprise to see our industry dead last. It’s no wonder that in the last few years we have seen outsized interest in our industry from the venture capital community—we might be the last, stubborn frontier of global proportions. Everywhere you turn you bump into ConTech and PropTech and the promise (or threat, if you shy from opportunity) of AI and MI. The world has finally caught on. But to understand where we’re going, it helps to look at how we got here. What does all this mean for the future of structural engineering, as a practice and as a career? Here are reflections of a 40-year engineering career, and why I wish I were 25 years old again.
About the speaker: Thomas Z. Scarangello has more than 40 years of experience leading the structural engineering and analysis of a wide variety of building types worldwide, from long-span sports and entertainment venues to high-rise commercial and mixed-use buildings. With the 2015 merger with Weidlinger Associates, Tom expanded the firm’s service offerings to include transportation, protective design and security, and applied sciences. He is co-chair of the New York Building Congress Council on Innovation and Best Practices and the NYBC Ascend conference. He is also active in evaluating and promoting innovative AEC technology, serving as chair of TTWiiN, an innovation accelerator that commercializes technology spun off from Thornton Tomasetti incubators, as well as driving industry innovation as a member of the BuiltWorlds’ Corporate Venture Forum and as a founding member of AEC Angels.
SEAoNY Members – Free
Non-Members – $15
1 PDH offered
Registration closes 5 pm, May 09, 2022