About the author:
Uwe Starossek is a professor of structural engineering and head of the Structural Analysis Institute at Hamburg University of Technology in Germany. Moreover, he is a practitioner licensed as a professional engineer in California and as a checking engineer in Germany. The major projects Uwe has been involved with throughout his career have spanned continents and taken him to Brazil, the United States, and Korea, among others. Uwe is a member of the ASCE SEI Disproportionate Collapse Technical Committee and Standards Committee.