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WEBINAR – Adventures in Engineering – Designing the Iconic Metropol Parasol

August 14, 2013 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern

This presentation focuses on the design of the iconic Metropol Parasol. From the first sketches to the turn of the last screw, the design team—architects, structural engineers and wood specialists —found itself on an expedition in new technological and architectural territory. This could only be managed with a great deal of knowledge, experience, and creativity, as well as the courage to come up with new, cutting-edge solutions. Likewise for the innovative ideas that are necessary for the realization of a design that cannot and does not want to differentiate between architecture and structure..

Speaker Bio

Jan- Peter Koppitz, CEng was born 1973 in Germany but spent his youth and high school in the USA. He studied Civil Engineering in Germany. He has worked for Arup since 2000 starting in London then Madrid and now San Francisco. He specializes in the delivery of integrated design and analysis of complex projects and his favorite projects utilize timber.


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WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 credit (HSW).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit.

Certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks of the webinar.


If you are attending the webinar as a group, each person in your group requiring a certificate of attendance must sign the Group Sign-in form.

  • Download and print ONE sign-in sheet for your group.
  • Return the completed sign-in form by email within 72 hours to .
  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks.

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet


14 August 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.