Register for the SEFW Fall Forum Today! 

By: Angela Gottula Twining, SEFW Administrator 

Did you know…

  • To create a building as tall as the Jeddah Tower (1,000+ meters), you'd have to combine the Columbia Tower, Two Union, One Union, Russell Investments Tower, AND the Space Needle -- all stacked on top of each other?
  • The Jeddah Tower features 2,200 parking spaces below the building, which is more than the entire Safeco Field garage?
  • The amount of concrete used for the Jeddah Tower would fill 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools?
  • There are 5,512 steps to the top of the Jeddah Tower? That is twice the number of steps in Machu Picchu, which would take about 3 hours to climb!
  • The temperature at the top of Jeddah Tower is almost 40 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than at the bottom? That means you could lounge in 70-degree heat outside the lobby, yet have to bundle up for the 30-degree cold outside the spire.

Would you like to hear more about this incredible project? Join the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington for the 2018 Fall Forum, “Higher & Higher:  Jeddah Tower & Building Megatall” on November 14! Peter Weismantle of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Robert Sinn of Thornton Tomasetti will be discussing their experiences on this project and its innovative, record-shattering design.

The lecture is free, but pre-registration is encouraged as seating is limited. SEFW expects to fill the Illsey Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall with students, tall building enthusiasts, professionals across the building industry, and more. So far, registrants include not only structural engineers, but architects, contractors, and developers from prominent local firms. RSVP's stand at around 300 people at press time.

Corporations have until November 9 to contribute to SEFW and receive publicity on the Forum materials. Partnership levels include Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Currently, SEFW has 36 partners, including corporations and a few individuals.

Individuals are also invited to become a “Friend of the Foundation” by donating at the $100 level. All Friends will be recognized at the Forum event, in Forum materials, and on the website. SEFW is a 501c3 charitable organization, and every donation goes toward its mission to promote structural engineering through scholarship, education, research, and outreach.

Register today! 
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