News

  • July 2015, David Biggs was the leader for an international team of structural engineers who went to Nepal for earthquake damage assessments. Read more. 
  • ​February 4, 2015, "Evaluating Structural Resiliency through Codes, Earthquakes and Preservation"University of Minnesota-Minneapolis  2015 Structural Engineering Seminar Series.
  • July 7-9, 2014, 9th International Masonry Conference: in Portugal. Presentation titled "Preserving History - It Starts with Temporary Stabilization" with Brian Lione of the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage.
  • June 2014-July 2014, Restoration of Gordion, Turkey
  • February-March 2014, Visiting Lecturer at Czech Technical University for Masonry Repair and Strengthening of Historic Construction and capstone project.
  • Fall 2013, David Biggs was an advisor in the masters program for Historic Preservation within the School of Architecture, The University of Pennsylvania.
  • July 2013, Worked in Turkey on restoration of ancient city of Gordion.
  • April 2013, Inducted as Fellow of American Concrete Institute at annual convention in Minneapolis.
  • Feb. 2013, Lecturing and consulting in Erbil, Iraq for Iraqi Institute of Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage on behalf of the University of Delaware.
  • Nov. 2012, Presentation at 6th ASCE Forensics Congress in San Francisco titled "The February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake: Incorporating Transect Methodology into Rapid Damage Assessment".
  • Oct. 2012, Presented at 6th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions in Wroclaw, Poland,  "Strengthening an Adirondack Hipped Roof" co-authored with preservation architect Janel Null.
  • July 2012, Biggs worked in Gordion, Turkey on restoration of ancient city with the University of Pennsylvania http://sites.museum.upenn.edu/gordion/
  • May 2012: Biggs was lecturer at Building Envelope Council of Greater Detroit and Structural Engineers of Michigan (SEAMI) on "Prefabricated Masonry Systems".
  • April 2012, Biggs elected Fellow of Structural Engineering Institute
  • February-March 2012, Biggs visiting lecturer for 2012 at Czech Technical University for Masonry Repair and Strengthening of historic construction.
  • February 2012, Biggs named Coordinator of United States masonry industry's National Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative. Canada became a sponsor in 2013.
  • June 6, 2011, Opening speaker for 11th North American Masonry Conference "Innovation in the Masonry Industry, What Would Steve Jobs Do?", Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition, paper co-authored with Richard Filloramo, titled "Beyond Brick Boundaries" was selected Best Paper in the Category of Innovation.
  • February - March 2011, Visiting professional at University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Presented lecture series "Structural Engineering Forensics" in 7 cities in NZ.
  • February 2011, Biggs in Christchurch (NZ) Earthquake M6.3 and provides disaster assessment to City Council.
  • December 2010, Selected Fulbright Scholar Specialist candidate for 2010-2015.

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