John Viise Joins CTBUH Panel Discussing Chicago Building Code Modernization

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February 14, 2020

John R. Viise, Managing Principal of DeSimone’s Chicago office, is a featured panelist at the upcoming CTBUH Panel Discussion: Chicago Building Code Modernization. Bringing over 28 years of experience to the table, John will discuss the effects the code modernization will have on structural engineering in Chicago, alongside a panel of experts in Architecture, Sustainability, High-Rise Buildings, Fire & Life Safety, and MEP.

The panel is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18th at 150 North Riverside, Chicago, Illinois.


Judith Frydland, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Buildings
Grant Ullrich, Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Buildings


Sustainability – Building Performance & Energy Efficiency
Oliver Baumannn, President, Baumann Consulting

High-Rise Buildings
Erik Harris, Associate Principal, Goettsch Partners

Structural Engineering
John Viise, Managing Principal, DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Lori Chandler, Senior Project Architect, Epstein Architecture

Fire & Life Safety
Kim Clawson, Senior Associate, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Kevin Cahill, Senior Vice President, WMA Consulting Engineers


150 North Riverside
Conference Center: Century Room A
Chicago, IL 60606

To register or read more about the conference click here.

John_Viise_Headshot_DeSimone_Consulting_EngineersJohn Viise currently serves as Managing Principal of DeSimone’s Chicago office. His experience includes high-rise and specialty structures around the world and he specializes in wind and seismic engineering in tall building design. At DeSimone, John’s recent work in Chicago includes 900 W Randolph, a 500-foot-tall, condominium tower that achieves a slender form without the need for costly outriggers, and Lincoln Yards, a 22-story, 637,000 square foot building comprised of ground floor retail, office space, and parking.