Full Schedule:

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Morning Portion at the Business Silo, Cal Poly Campus:

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Erin Andes

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Brian Katz

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Intermission

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Troy Morgan


Evening Portion at Madonna Inn Expo Center:

4:00 PM – 6:45 PM Career Fair

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner and Keynote Speaker, Marc Guberman

9:30 PM – After Party in Downtown San Luis Obispo


Morning Speakers:


Erin Andes, P.E., LEED AP

Erin Andes is a Professional Engineer who specializes in building enclosure consulting on new construction and rehabilitation projects. She collaborates with developers, building owners, architects and contractors to achieve durable, watertight, and energy-efficient building enclosures. She uses her breadth of experience in building science, structural engineering, and construction administration to effectively communicate technical content to non-technical audiences and has presented many of her published works at conferences across North America. She holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Association of Preservation Technology (APT).

Brian Katz, S.E.

Brian Katz is a Senior Managing Engineer with Hinman and leads their Critical Infrastructure & Adaptive Risk Management group.  He has 10+ years of experience as a structural engineer that cover a wide range of project applications and market sectors in both foreign and domestic markets.  His role at Hinman is strongly focused on the assessment of risk and resilience to inform extreme event mitigation and management planning with owner and stakeholder groups.  He is a strategic advisor to corporate and government leaders, helping each to manage and protect against increasingly complex and extraordinary risk while bridging the strategy/implementation gap with smart, defensible solutions.


Troy Morgan, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Troy Morgan is a principal engineer at Exponent in New York who specializes in the performance-based analysis, design, and assessment of structures under extreme loading such as earthquakes, wind, flood, and explosions. He has served as a consultant on major projects, assisting with the analysis and design of essential structures including healthcare facilities, laboratories, industrial buildings, and critical infrastructure requiring sophisticated analysis techniques and the applications of advanced seismic protective systems. Dr. Morgan also has substantial consulting experience with the nuclear power generating industry, evaluating seismic risk to new and existing safety-critical structures and equipment through ground motion selection/scaling and nonlinear structural analysis including soil-structure interaction.


Dr. Morgan holds B.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees, all from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a registered Professional Engineer in six states. Prior to joining Exponent, he was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. 

Keynote Speaker: Marc Guberman, AIA, LEED AP

Marc Guberman is a Design Partner at Foster + Partners based in San Francisco.  He studied at Yale University School of Architecture, during which time he also pursued an MBA at the Yale School of Management.  He has worked for a number of architecture offices including Rafael Viñoly Architects in New York, the Takenaka Corporation in Osaka, Japan and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in Connecticut. 

He joined the New York office of Foster + Partners in 2008.  In 2011, he relocated to California to help build Foster + Partners’ office in Silicon Valley, where he worked on the design and construction of Apple’s new campus.  Since completing Apple Park, Marc has worked on a number of forward-thinking projects including the Mars Habitat for NASA and a new mode of transportation on earth for Hyperloop One.