MKA Senior Principal John D. Hooper Elected to National Academy of Construction

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John D. Hooper, SE, PE, Senior Principal and Director of Earthquake Engineering at Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), has been elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC), whose mission is to “recognize and honor individuals for their distinguished contributions to the industry and to share this reservoir of expertise as a service to the nation.” This honor recognizes Hooper’s contributions to advancing building design in seismically active areas.

Throughout his career spanning more than 35 years, Hooper has made innumerable contributions to the field of seismic design, especially in the development of Performance-Based Seismic Design methodologies and the advancement of code-prescriptive seismic design approaches.

Hooper is involved in several AISC committees: Task Committee 3 (Loads, Analysis, and Stability), Task Committee 5 (Composite Design), and the Committee on Specifications; he is also the Chair of the ad hoc Task Group on Seismic Analysis. In addition to his AISC involvement, Hooper is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7 Main Committee and Chair of the ASCE 7 Seismic Subcommittee. He also is an ASCE Fellow and Structural Engineering Institute Fellow.

In April, AISC honored Hooper’s contributions to the structural steel industry by presenting him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Since its founding in 1999, nearly 400 owners, designers, construction managers, contractors, and other professionals have been inducted into the NAC. Hooper will be among the new members who are formally inducted during the organization’s annual meeting in October.