Ramon Gilsanz presented at the Structural Engineering Talks in Austin, TX. This event hosts speakers with atypical, non-technical presentations that are lively, philosophical, inspirational, thought-provoking, and/or make engineers re-think the approach to structural engineering. It is co-hosted by the Austin chapters of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas and ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute, the Texas Department of Transportation, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Ramon’s presentation, “Understanding Resililence through a Musical Analogy,” uses musical terminology, instruments and notation to explain the sciences involved in seismic engineering and earthquakes’ effects on structures, concepts which may be abstract to many architects, builders, and the public at large.