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.
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.