November Monthly Meeting: RAD Urban Design and Committee Outreach Night
What committee is right for you? Come to the Committee Outreach event on November 6 (after you vote in the midterm elections!) and visit with our active committee members to learn more about the important work they are doing and how you can get involved. To view a list of our SEAONC Committees and get a preview of the work they do visit the Committee Page on the SEAONC Website.
With rising costs and laggard technological advancement over the past 70 years, the construction industry is ripe for innovation. RAD Urban is a vertically-integrated real estate developer headquartered in Oakland that is utilizing industrialized construction in its quest to build low-cost, high-quality urban housing. RAD Urban’s staff will present an overview of its 3 completed and 2 under construction modular projects as well as a technical look into some of the innovations that make prefabricated construction possible in the high-seismic region of the San Francisco Bay Area.
When: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 5-6 PM: Committee Outreach Night & Happy Hour // 6-7 PM: Program
Where: SPUR SF, 654 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Price: Member: $39 // Associate: $33 // Non-member: $44 // Student: $16
Andrew Cussen, PE is a development manager at RAD Urban. He is the team lead responsible for all project phases on a number of RAD Urban’s mixed-use developments including underwriting, financing, acquisition, entitlement, construction management, lease-up and disposition. Prior to RAD Urban, he practiced structural engineering as an associate in the San Francisco office of Walter P Moore where he was part of the team that designed the ACEC’s Grand Conceptor Award-winning San Francisco International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower. Andrew holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UCLA and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley.
David Tse is a project engineer at RAD Urban with a particular structural focus on performance-based seismic design, non-linear FEA, and steel modular chassis design. His work on a modular high-rise was published and presented at the 2018 SEI Structures Congress. He holds a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT and an M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.
Wenjin (Jim) Situ is a project engineer at RAD Urban. Originally from Guangzhou, China, Jim was drawn to RAD Urban by its unique implementation of industrialized construction and vertical integration. Jim has been responsible for design and performance-based seismic analysis of two residential high rises. He holds a B.S. in Structural Engineering from UCSD and an M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.
Ben Carter is a senior structural engineer at RAD Urban. He has been involved in seismic and vibration engineering in both New Zealand and the U.S. with a focus on improving the resilience of the built environment. Across project scales from individual buildings to portfolios of structures, his focus has been on applying new analytical, design, and construction technologies to reduce society’s collective exposure to seismic risk and enhance the overall experience for building users. Ben holds a B.Eng. in Structural Engineering from the University of Canterbury and an M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.