Ricky McLain, Senior Technical Director, WoodWorks
Ricky is WoodWorks’ on tall mass timber buildings, providing analysis and guidance on architectural, fire and life safety, and structural design topics. He supports the AEC community and guides the development of education and resources related to tall mass timber buildings in the U.S. He also has experience in lead engineer roles related to structural design, project management and construction administration.
Dmitri Jajich, Director of Structural Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Dmitri has worked on projects ranging in scale from the World’s Tallest Building to a single-storey residence. Working in partnership with SOM’s architectural teams and other architects and artists, Dmitri has delivered projects characterised by elegantly integrated structural design, with an emphasis on clear, hierachical structural expression and carefully crafted details.
Robert Jackson, Associate Principal, Fast + Epp
Robert is a designer with expertise in timber, steel and concrete in both Canada and the US. Robert offers a unique skill set in the structural engineering community due to his background as a carpenter which has led to his specialisation in mass timber design. Robert has contributed to the success of many innovative tall timber projects across North America, including the TallWood House at Brock Commons, and The Arbour.
Bernhard Gafner, Partner, ASPECT Structural Engineers
Bernhard is a licensed carpenter and timber engineer with over 20 years' industry experience. He has led many projects in various countries around the globe. Even though his expertise is in timber or timber hybrid structures, he is accomplished in all major building materials. His focus is always to understand the project specific delivery and construction process which results in clean, simple and practical solutions.