Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion: Structural Challenges and Solutions


April 14, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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About the Topic

The presentation will include discussions on the following topics:

  • Project overview
  • Delivery team introductions (Owner, Contractor, Design Team)
  • Project schedule
  • Architectural program and design
  • Conceptual structural studies
  • Foundation systems
  • Gravity framing systems
  • Lateral force resisting systems


About the Speaker

Derek Beaman, PE, SE, is a Senior Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), a 185-person structural and civil engineering firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with a branch office in Chicago, Illinois.  Derek leads MKA’s Convention Center Specialist Group, which focuses on the unique requirements associated with the structural design of convention center facilities, both new buildings and the expansion and renovation of existing buildings.  His design portfolio includes over 60 convention center projects with a combined cost of built work totaling almost $13 billion, and a corresponding program area of more than 26 million square feet.  During his 25 years in the engineering industry, Derek has developed a holistic understanding of the structural and nonstructural systems that come together in a convention center facility, allowing him to identify and target the appropriate structural material quantities early in the design process and deliver on those initial targets throughout the design of the project.  Derek is an active member of the International Association of Assembly Managers, the American Institute of Architects, and the Society of American Military Engineers.

Registration Fees

Members: $10
Non-Members: $20

Registration fee includes zoom webinar presentation and a certificate for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH) to be emailed to each registered attendee after the presentation.

Webinar Link

The link for this webinar will be emailed to each registered attendee on April 13, 2021.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your registration on or before close of business on Monday, April 12, 2021, and receive a refund. There are no refunds given for cancellations made after April 12.

The Deadline to Register for this presentation is April 12, 2021.


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$20.00 Non-Member Ticket

$10.00 Additional Company Member - Members

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