The Canadian Steel Conference

Amir Jamshidi

Dr. Jamshidi is currently working at Supreme Group as the Director of Engineering Services. He obtained his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Alberta in 2016 focused on progressive collapse of steel structures.

Dr. Jamshidi is currently working at Supreme Group as the Director of Engineering Services. He obtained his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Alberta in 2016 focused on progressive collapse of steel structures. Amir has worked on many prominent projects in North America including the Rainier Tower, SeaTac Airport, Waterdale Bridge, The Leaf at Canada's Diversity Gardens, Regina Bypass, and the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Amir is heavily involved in the technical and engineering communities through the Steel Centre, ASCE, AISC and NSBA. He is a Steel Centre Industry Advisory Council, CISC Education and Research Council, and chair of the Education and Research subcommittee for the Alberta region.

A new revolutionary game-changer composite shear wall system has been introduced in the design and construction of tall buildings and is now being put into practice in constructing of Rainier Square Tower in the centre of Seattle’s retail district. The system comprises of two steel plates connected by steel spacing anchor rods with the cavity between the plates filled with concrete. Developed by MKA with in-kind support provided by Supreme Group, this cost-saving system provides faster and safer construction and schedule. This presentation will shed lights on the steel fabrication techniques used and challenges being faced with.

*Sessions will be delivered in English or French. Interpreters will be available for each session. The language of delivery is indicated in the session’s title line.

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