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About Kirk Harman

D. Kirk Harman, PE, SE, SECB, FACI is President and Managing Principal of The Harman Group. He is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the company, which he co-founded in1984.

Under his leadership, the firm has provided structural engineering services for numerous tall building projects such as the Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ as well as the SLS International Hotel and Residences in Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Harman is active in various professional organizations. He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, and has served on several of their committees, including Committee 318, Building Code Requirements, as well as Subcommittees 318-G, Prestressed Provisions and 318-H, Seismic Provisions. He is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and serves on its Committee for The Code of Standard Practice.
He is also a past board member of the National…


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About Kirk Harman

D. Kirk Harman, PE, SE, SECB, FACI is President and Managing Principal of The Harman Group. He is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the company, which he co-founded in1984.

Under his leadership, the firm has provided structural engineering services for numerous tall building projects such as the Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ as well as the SLS International Hotel and Residences in Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Harman is active in various professional organizations. He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, and has served on several of their committees, including Committee 318, Building Code Requirements, as well as Subcommittees 318-G, Prestressed Provisions and 318-H, Seismic Provisions. He is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and serves on its Committee for The Code of Standard Practice.
He is also a past board member of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) and serves as the Chair of the Code Advisory Subcommittee on Special Inspections/Quality Assurance, and is a past President of the Structural Engineers Association of Pennsylvania. He is an active board member and past President of the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers.

Mr. Harman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from Drexel University. He holds licenses in over 30 jurisdictions, and is certified by the Structural Engineers Certification Board.

CTBUH Involvement

  • City Chair, Philadelphia (2018 – Present)
  • Working Group: Building Damping Technologies (2015 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • City Representative, Philadelphia (2013 – 2017)

Events/Initiatives Involving Kirk Harman

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during…

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018

19 Oct 2018, CTBUH News – In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia,…

Events/Initiatives Involving Kirk Harman

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.
Four New Chapters Formed in 2018
19 Oct 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Scandinavia and Seattle, more than have ever been established in a single year.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
CTBUH Philadelphia: Living High from Bottom to Top
29 Jun 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee met at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to examine how developers and designers differentiate residential offering based on regional preferences.
CTBUH Philadelphia: Creating Real Estate Out of Thin Air
3 May 2016, Philadelphia – Event Report
The CTBUH Philadelphia Committee hosted speakers at the Hayworth Showroom in Philadelphia to discover how the development at 30th Street Station can be made a reality.
Second CTBUH Damping Research Meeting
26 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
Nearly 30 industry professionals and academic experts were in attendance at the second meeting for the CTBUH research project on damping.
First Meeting for CTBUH Damping Technologies Research
19 May 2015, Chicago – Event Report
More than 40 industry and academic experts convened at CTBUH Chicago to mark the launch of the Bouygues Construction-funded damping initiative.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.

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