150 North Riverside: Leading engineer discusses unique structural framing system at Oct. 6 meeting

A construction camera shot of the 150 N. Riverside project.

Ron Klemencic, chairman and CEO at Magnusson Klemencic Associates, will discuss Chicago’s 150 N. Riverside project at an Oct. 6 Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) meeting.

“This eye-catching building is currently under construction with presently the unique structural framing system exposed,” the SEAOI announcement said. “As the project progresses the structural system will surely garner attention from the public. Upon completion the structural system will be covered by architectural cladding with onlookers wondering what could be holding up the building.”

Ron Klemencic
Ron Klemencic

Klemencic, who leads the international engineering practice that has completed projects worth more than $73 billion in 47 states and 51 countries, is known for his creative yet practical design solutions.

A past five-year chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, his focus is on complex high-rise and mixed-use designs. He recently led the development of a new high-rise design methodology known as “Performance-Based Seismic Design,” which provides buildings with increased safety, reliability, and flexibility at a reduced cost, and it is rapidly being adopted throughout the United States. He has worked on projects in 23 states and 23 countries, with projects up to seven million sq. ft.

Klemencic received SEAOI’s  2015 John F. Parmer Award.

The pubic is invited to attend, and SEAOI’s announcement says “this program should be of interest to all members of the construction industry, including architects, engineers, and contractors.

The event will occur at the Cliff Dwellers Club on the 22nd floor at 200 S. Michigan Ave. The fee, which includes dinner, is $45 for SEAOI members and $65 for non-members.

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A construction camera shot of the 150 N. Riverside project.

For more information and to register, contact  SEAOI executive assistant Donna Childs at office@seaoi.org or 312-726-4165 x200, by Thursday, Oct. 1. On-line registration is available at the SEAOI website at www.seaoi.org.

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Rendering of the completed project



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