2022 Pinnacle Lecture: Paul Fast

Date:  March 9, 2022
Presenter:  Paul Fast, P. Eng., Struct.Eng, P.E., FIStructE, Beratender Ingenieur (IngKH)
Founder of Fast + Epp

“Forty Years Design Enjoyment and Lessons Learned”

SEABC’s Pinnacle Lectures epitomize high caliber topics on themes that shape the future of our profession. Paul will share insight into several of his favourite projects with behind the scene anecdotal commentary. He will also share some of his most valuable design and business lessons learned, as well as give his projection of what lies ahead for the structural engineering profession. Young engineers in particular will benefit from what should be should be an inspirational and stimulating talk. Questions from the audience will be welcomed at the end of the presentation.

Meet our Keynote Presenter

Paul Fast, P.Eng., Struct.Eng, P.E., FIStructE, Beratender Ingenieur (IngKH)

As founder of Fast + Epp, Paul is passionate about design excellence. He has emerged a leader in architecturally-exposed structures and is recognized for his unconventional use of materials, including hybrids of timber, concrete and steel.

Following graduation with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering in 1981 from the University of British Columbia, Paul worked for four years with two prominent Vancouver consulting firms, where he gained valuable experience working on the Expo ‘86 Modular Pavilion System and the Expo ‘86 geodesic dome (now Science World), which would have a lasting impact on his career.

In 1985, Paul decided to establish his own company, Paul Fast Associates Ltd.; four years later the corporate partnership of Fast + Epp was born.

For over three decades, Paul has been the design lead for many of the firm’s most significant award winning projects, including the Richmond Olympic Oval roof, the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, the Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge, and the 18-storey Tallwood House at UBC.


Agenda (see page 2 of AGM Package)

A video recording of the presentation can be found here. Please note the video recording is restricted to members only.

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