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William F. Baker to Speak in London at Royal Academy of Engineering and Victoria & Albert Museum

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On Tuesday, May 31st, SOM Structural and Civil Engineering Partner William F. Baker will participate in two high-profile panel discussions in London centered around the practice of structural engineering. The first panel will take place at the Royal Academy of Engineering in celebration of the Queen Elizabeth Prize, a program that celebrates and rewards groundbreaking innovation in engineering.

The second panel will be held at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Titled "The Engineers," it will be hosted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Baker, who developed the structural system for Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, will be joined by two other world-leading engineers. They are Michel Virlogeux, the engineer behind the Millau Viaduct, and Ilya Espino de Marotta, who is leading the expansion of the Panama Canal. The trio will discuss the complexities and innovations, as well as the impact and responsibility, of their projects.

Queen Elizabeth Prize Panel Discussion at Royal Academy of Engineering

May 31, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Royal Academy of Engineering
Prince Philip House
3 Carlton House Terrace
London, United Kingdom

"The Engineers," hosted by the BBC and the Royal Commission of the Exhibition of 1851

May 31, 2016
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Rd
London, United Kingdom

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