Star Seismic Engineer Receives Multiple State Accolades

Kim RobinsonKimberley S. Robinson, S.E., chief engineer at Star Seismic (an AISC member), was recently recognized as “Engineer of the Year” by both the Structural Engineers Association of Utah (SEAU) and the Utah Engineering Council (UEC). She will also be recognized this month as a distinguished alumna by the University of Utah Department of Engineering.

Robinson is a structural engineer with more than 18 years of experience in construction, seismic design, structural analysis and earthquake engineering. She has several publication credits in Modern Steel and regularly presents for industry organizations and conferences such as NASCC: The Steel Conference, Structural Engineers State Associations, the Northwest Structural Engineering Conference, Steel Innovations (SCNZ) and the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering.
She also provides continuing education for structural engineers and is serving on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Civil Engineering program at the University of Utah, her alma mater. She is a corresponding member of the AISC TC-9 Seismic Committee and consults with code writing authorities on seismic design. She has served The Structural Engineers Association of Utah as secretary/treasurer of the Seismic Committee and other committee positions in the organization. In addition, she’s been involved in outreach to elementary, middle and senior high school students to introduce them to engineering topics.

Her recent projects include the steel-framed Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, Calif., designed by Degenkolb Engineers, and the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, designed by Thornton Tomasetti.