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Thursday, March 21 | 4:14 - 5:15 p.m. 

SEI Keynote | Future Ready Structures 

ASCE has reunited with MacGillivray Freeman Films for another giant-screen feature film, following the success of Dream Big in 2017. Cities of the Future: Reimaging Our World is slated for release in 2024 and "will take audiences into the imagination of the world's most innovative engineers who are working right now to design the cities we will live in 50 years from now," said producer Shaun MacGillivray. 

We will share the trailer from the movie and David Odeh will share his thoughts on Future Ready Structures. 

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David J. Odeh, S.E., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
David J. Odeh is a Principal at Odeh Engineers, a leading structural engineering consulting firm with offices in Providence and Boston, that is now part of the WSP family of companies. Odeh Engineers has completed projects throughout the United States and has gained international recognition for its innovative use of technology. In his 25 years of practice, David has overseen major structural engineering projects of all sizes throughout the United States and worked to advance new materials and structural systems in his work. 

David served as the President of SEI, and he served as Technical Region Director on ASCE's Board of Direction. Mr. Odeh is a Fellow of SEI and of ASCE, a distinction reserved for the most accomplished structural engineers in research and practice, and he received the 2019 SEI President's Award. He currently serves on ASCE's Industry Leaders Council. 

In addition to his professional practice, David taught on the adjunct faculty of the Brown University School of Engineering in Providence for 18 years, where he led courses in structural analysis and design and has also been an invited lecturer at numerous other colleges and universities around the United States. David is a licensed structural engineer in California and Illinois, and a licensed professional engineer in 23 states. 

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