Robynn Andracsek, P.E., is associate environmental engineer for Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., based in Kansas City, and a freelance writer.
Topic: Engineering Ethics - Kansas City Skywalk Collapse
Until the events of 9/11, the skywalk collapse at the former Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, MO was the most devastating structural failure ever in the U.S. in terms of loss of life and injuries—and the cause was a direct result of engineers who violated their ethical code. Listen to the story behind this engineering disaster and learn how two engineers behaved with “conscious indifference” toward their professional duties resulting in the death of 114 people and the injury of another 216 people. The lessons of the skywalk collapse remain relevant to today’s engineers and architects.
Registration closes at 5:30 pm, Friday, October 18th, 2019.
16th Annual Fall PDH Days
15 PDH's in 2days; satisfies 1-year's PDH requirements
Affordable - $30 or less per PDH; 1-day and 2-day
Registration includes lunch & breaks each day
Lodging $96 plus tax, cutoff date for group rate is September 30, 2019. Make your reservations by calling 573-635-1234 or
1-800-338-8088 and mention that you are with MSPE Fall PDH Days.
Check-in: Tuesday 7:30am, Wednesday 7:30am
Programs: Tuesday 8am-5pm, Wednesday 8am-4pm
Please click here for full agenda
Volunteers needed for RooBuilders Competition Modeling Session!
RooBuilders is a high school and middle school basswood bridge building competition where students design, build, and test their customized bridge. The modeling session involves talking with the teams about their first ideas of what their bridge will look like. Volunteers will be offering advice on good design ideas and how the teams will construct their bridges along with helping them model their design using basic structural analysis software. The following is a link to the webpage with more information and the rules for the competition: https://sce.umkc.edu/roobuilders/
Contact Caleb Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
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MSPE 2020 Annual Convention
June 15-17, 2020
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
2601 S. Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203
200 E. McCarty St., Ste 200Jefferson City, MO 65101