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Cary Kopczynski
CEO, Cary Kopczynski & Company, Seattle
“Envisioning the Future: Building Design and Construction in the New Millennium”

The design and construction of large urban buildings is changing dramatically. The use of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery is radically changing design offices; the same revolutionary events combined with improved construction materials and jobsite productivity is creating no less significant a metamorphosis on jobsites. Combine this with the current worldwide shift from consumption to sustainability and it becomes clearly apparent that our industry is in the middle of massive change. This presentation will show that today’s designers can participate in a very exciting, impactful and positive worldwide revolution in urban building design and construction.


Cary Kopczynski is CEO of Cary Kopczynski & Company, Inc. PS (CKC), a structural engineering firm based in Seattle, Washington.  CKC provides leading edge structural design for major buildings throughout the United States and beyond.  The firm’s projects include high-rise towers and mixed-use projects for commercial, institutional, and corporate clients.  CKC is especially known for its expertise in concrete and post-tensioning design.  The firm was recently selected by ZweigWhite and Structural Engineer magazine as one of 2009’s “Top 15 Firms To Work For” in structural engineering.

Mr. Kopczynski is active locally and nationally in many organizations.  He served on the ACI Strategic Planning Committee, is a member of ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; and a Past President of the Washington State Chapter of ACI.  Mr. Kopczynski serves on the Board of Directors of the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) and chairs the PTI’s Technical Advisory Board.  He is a Fellow of both ACI and PTI and was recently made an Honorary Member of the Wire Reinforcing Institute for helping to advance the use of welded wire reinforcing in high-rise towers.  Mr. Kopczynski was also selected by McGraw-Hill Construction and ENR magazine as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers in 2007 based on CKC’s pioneering work in the field of high-strength steel and reinforcing bar.

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