The five speakers are employed by Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco, California and have the following areas of expertise:
David Bonneville, S.E.: Structural and seismic analysis of buildings in the science and technology and government sectors.
John Dal Pino, S.E.: Evaluation and seismic strengthening of existing buildings, renovation of historic buildings, deep excavation bracing
Mahmoud Hachem, S.E.: Forensic investigation of structural problems due to natural and man-made causes, seismic evaluation and retrofit, risk-analysis and seismic loss estimates.
Kirk Johnston, S.E., LEED AP: New facility design, seismic evaluation, seismic retrofit, and the development of safety measures for earthquake resilient structures.
Roger Parra, S.E.: New structures and seismic strengthening of existing structures, including hospitals, office buildings, historic buildings, military housing, manufacturing facilities and aircraft hangars.