David Biggs, P.E., S.E., will present the lecture “Design Lessons from Disasters — The 2001 World Trade Center, 2007 Bridge Collapse and 2011 New Zealand Earthquake. Biggs is a structural engineer with Biggs Consulting Engineering, Troy, NY, he specializes in forensic engineering, historic restoration, masonry design, and the development of new masonry products and standards. He was one of FEMA-ASCE investigators for the World Trade Center disaster of 2001 and was in Christchurch New Zealand for the 2011 earthquakes. He works internationally on historic preservation and restoration projects. He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and an Honorary Member of The Masonry Society. Please contact Prof. Duncan Stroik with any questions.