In this episode, we talk to Joe Maffei, SE, Ph.D., LEED AP, an internationally recognized expert on the seismic evaluation, design, and retrofitting of structures, about the SFO Air Traffic Control Tower, for which his company, Maffei Structural Engineering, also received an excellence award. He talks about their involvement in the project and how they designed the first-ever control tower that used a nonlinear analysis performance-based seismic design.
In this episode, we talk to Matteo Jean Pietrobelli, P.Eng, Eur.Eng, P.E., who is the Principal – Regional Manager of Maffeis Engineering. We found Matteo through an article that was published on the New Atlas called Russia’s massive Lakhta Center named skyscraper of the year. We talk to him about the ETFE applications of the skylight in between the glazed façades of the buildings at Lakhta Center. Matteo expands on the design and loading process that was used and the type of fabric material used in EFTE applications.