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New SEI Sponsor: AERO Aggregates

posted Feb 18, 2018, 6:16 PM by robert miller

Foamed glass aggregates were originally produced in Scandinavia during the early 1990’s for use as a thermal barrier in road construction. Due to their very low unit weight (8-15pcf), their applications have grown throughout the civil engineering market. Today foamed glass aggregates are used as lightweight fill on highways, bridge abutments, retaining walls, and green roofs. Other applications include backfill of foundations for drainage, insulation (prevention of frost heave) and reduction of lateral loads against structures. The material is produced from 100% curbside recycled glass.

For more information, contact Archie Filshill archie@aeroaggregates.com

2018 Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lecture

posted Feb 18, 2018, 5:40 PM by robert miller

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Civil Engineering
2018 Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lecture

"Some Long-span and Some Tall Buildings"

SawTeen See
P.E., C.E., Dist. M. ASCE

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5 p.m.

Johns Hopkins University
Homewood Campus
Maryland Hall, Room 110

SawTeen See, a structural engineer with 40 years’ experience, will share some of the highlights of her collaborations with architects in the design of pedestrian bridges, museums, convention centers, and some of the world’s tallest buildings.  

She will discuss projects such as the AIG pedestrian bridge in Hong Kong, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC, the Baltimore Convention Center Expansion, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the 555m Lotte World Tower in Seoul (the 5th tallest in the world), the 630m PNB 118 tower under construction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and innovations for some super high-rises of the future. 

SawTeen See has extensive experience in the structural design of the full spectrum of building and structure types.  SawTeen is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences.  She is on the Advisory Board of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University.  In 2017, SawTeen was featured in the CTBUH Journal’s Special Issue: “Women in the Tall Building Industry”.  She was one of three professionals representing architecture, developer, and engineering in the 2016 AIA-CTBUH program “Women Shaping the Urban Habitat”.  The 2006 ASCE publication “Changing our World: True Stories of Women Engineers” featured SawTeen as a structural engineer.  

Schedule of ASCE & JHU Events:

5:00 p.m. 
Carroll Lecture: 
Maryland Hall, Room 110

6:00 p.m.
ASCE Reception/Student Night:
Gilman Hall Atrium*

7:30 p.m.
Dinner: Glass Pavilion*

Reservations are required for cocktails and dinner:


March 6th Meeting: "The Big Buzz on Tall Wood"

posted Jan 23, 2018, 7:58 PM by robert miller   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 8:01 PM ]

Presented by Steve Baden, P.E.
Technical Advisor, Special Projects - Design and Construction Services - WoodWorks


**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**

Topic Description:
As examples of successful tall wood buildings proliferate worldwide, many U.S. design teams are considering how to leverage wood’s sustainability and other advantages through their own tall wood designs.  Intended as a practical overview for those interested in understanding wood’s potential, this presentation will cover the “who, what, when and where” of mass timber buildings.  Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, existing tall wood projects will be used to illustrate mass timber and hybrid components, high-rise structural design concepts, and lessons learned regarding cost and schedule. Topics will also include building code avenues for alternate designs, and available resources and support.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the historical context for tall timber structures, and consider the construction and sustainability motivators driving modern examples.
  • Discover the variety of structural components used in mass timber and hybrid projects and, through a series of studies, learn how they can be assembled into systems that address real architectural and structural design constraints.
  • Based on surveys done on built projects, understand what lessons have been learned and potential impacts to cost and schedule.
  • Realize the construction and sustainability motivators for pursuit of tall wood structures and become familiar with available design guidance and research.

Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, March 6th 2018
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration/Deli Buffet/Open Bar
7:00 – 8:00 PM: SEI Announcements and Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks

Cost for this Event:
SEI-MD Member from Sponsored firm = $25
Non-member from sponsored firm = $30
Dues Paying SEI-MD Member from non-sponsored firm = $40
Non-member from non-sponsored firm = $45
Full-Time Students = FREE

Event Location:
The Engineers Society Of Baltimore (ESB)
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Nearby Parking: 
601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Details:
(1) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Friday at noon prior to event.
Billing for late canceled reservations will be billed at the highest rate.
Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “SEI March meeting" in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket Required

April 3rd Meeting: "Bridge Instrumentation/Testing/Monitoring for Maintenance and Preservation Decision Support"

posted Jan 23, 2018, 7:42 PM by robert miller   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 7:59 PM ]

Presented by Ed Zhou, PhD, PE
AECOM Bridge Instrumentation & Evaluation Lead, North America 
**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**

Topic Description:
Bridge instrumentation and field testing/monitoring involves various types of sensing and data collection technologies, non-destructive testing/evaluation (NDT/E) techniques, as well as structural testing/monitoring methods. If planned and implemented properly, field instrumentation can provide information on bridge in-situ conditions and actual responses to specific loads, which would not be known otherwise. Applications of bridge instrumentation and field testing/monitoring include bridge load rating, fatigue life assessment, condition and defect assessment, problem diagnosis, and various types of structural performance evaluation. The ultimate goal is to support engineers and bridge owners for better decisions in bridge maintenance, weight restrictions, preservation, and replacement. 

This presentation will discuss several bridge instrumentation and field testing/monitoring methods through example projects. The methods will include diagnostic and proof load testing for bridge load rating, field measurement of stress range histograms for fatigue life assessment, the taut cable vibration measurement (TCVM) method for assessing existing tension in cables or P-T bars, and investigation of signs of distress for effective repair methods. The discussions will address instrumentation plans, data collection and processing methods, testing/monitoring results analysis, comparison with and calibration of analytical models, and finally and most importantly, decision support in bridge maintenance and preservation. 

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Ed Zhou, P.E., is AECOM’s Bridge Instrumentation & Evaluation Lead in North America, with 24 years of experience in field testing and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of various types of bridge structures. Ed has evaluated over 100 bridges across the U.S., including many in Maryland, through field instrumentation, structural monitoring, load testing, non-destructive testing (NDT), and finite element analysis for the purposes of strength evaluation, fatigue life estimation, condition and defect assessment, performance problem diagnosis, and decision support in bridge maintenance, weight posting, preservation, and replacement.  

Ed earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northern Jiaotong University in China, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. He has served in several national technical committees as: past chairman of ASCE Committee on Fatigue & Fracture; member of ASCE Committee on Methods of Monitoring Structural Performance; member of TRB Committee on Field Testing and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) of Transportation Structures; and member of AREMA Committee 15 Steel Structures and Committee 17 High Speed Rail Systems. Ed taught several graduate courses in bridge engineering as well as the undergraduate civil engineering capstone course Design and Synthesis at Johns Hopkins University between 2000 and 2015. 


Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, April 3rd 2018
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration/Deli Buffet/Open Bar
7:00 – 8:00 PM: SEI Announcements and Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks

Cost for this Event:
SEI-MD Member from Sponsored firm = $25
Non-member from sponsored firm = $30
Dues Paying SEI-MD Member from non-sponsored firm = $40
Non-member from non-sponsored firm = $45
Full-Time Students = FREE

Event Location:
The Engineers Society Of Baltimore (ESB)
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Nearby Parking: 
601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Details:
(1) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Friday at noon prior to event.
Billing for late canceled reservations will be billed at the highest rate.
Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “SEI April meeting" in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket Required

February 6th Meeting: "Quality in the Constructed Project: A Guide for Owners, Designers, and Constructors,  ASCE, Manual of Practice 73"

posted Jan 23, 2018, 7:35 PM by robert miller   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 8:04 PM ]

Presented by Michael O'Connor, PE, M.ASCE
Vice-President & Chief Engineer
Frederick and Pennsylvania Line Railroad Museum Mix

**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**

Topic Description:
The purpose of ASCE Engineering Practice for Quality in the Constructed Project is to provide project owners, design professionals, and constructors with information and recommendations on opportunities to enhance the quality of constructed projects as well as factors that drive project quality. In its manual on CE practice for delivering quality, ASCE states its guide was not a technical standard, nor a compilation of standard industry practices. The striking feature of the MOP is that unlike the ISO quality frameworks, ASCE's quality vision places the civil engineer on par with the owner and contractor as "customers" in the project execution and delivery. No reference is made to either stakeholder or process in this definition. There are other comparisons to Project Management Institute and ISO, the speaker will discuss these topics.


Speaker Bio:
Mike graduated with an undergraduate degree in liberal arts, political science and economics as well as a minor degree on soviet studies. He had worked his way through college doing construction jobs during the summer. When Mike started his first year of college, tuition cost was $1,100 a year and the minimum wage was $0.90. Mike quickly realized that he really had wanted to go into engineering and completed his graduate degree in civil engineering in 1975. He quickly passed his EIT and then got his PE in 1978. Overall, Mike has five decades of engineering, construction and project management experience that is split equally between the public and private sectors. He managed his own engineering firm in the 1979-1987 timeframe and then in retirement, starting an engineering non-profit in 2015. Mike is the father of three children, all in their thirties and more recently has had the good fortune to be a proud grandfather of two beautiful grandchildren, Jack and Hannah. He has had a lifelong interest in engineering history and railroads in particular. One of his fond memories was operating a PCC streetcar in Philadelphia in the early 1970s on Germantown avenue (route 23), then, one of the longest streetcar routes in North America.


Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, February 6th 
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration/Deli Buffet/Open Bar
7:00 – 8:00 PM: SEI Announcements and Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks

Cost for this Event:
SEI-MD Member from Sponsored firm = $25
Non-member from sponsored firm = $30
Dues Paying SEI-MD Member from non-sponsored firm = $40
Non-member from non-sponsored firm = $45
Full-Time Students = FREE

Event Location:
The Engineers Society Of Baltimore (ESB)
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Nearby Parking: 
601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Details:
(1) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Friday at noon prior to event.
Billing for late canceled reservations will be billed at the highest rate.
Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “SEI February meeting" in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket Required

    

Jan 24th Special Event: US Concrete Products Batch Plant Tour & Pre-Tour Technical Meeting

posted Jan 4, 2018, 5:34 PM by robert miller   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 7:07 PM ]

Chris Baldauf, Chief Operating Officer
US Concrete Products / American Dry Mix

Register by 12:00 PM Monday January 22nd
**Receive 2.0 Professional Development Hours**

Topic Description:
Pre-Packaged Concrete Repair materials.  One of the most widely used structural building components in the world, Concrete, 
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remains a challenge for specifiers in rehabilitation and repair.  Although the first load of Redi-Mix Concrete was first delivered in Baltimore, MD in 1913, some repairs are not logistically fit for a Redi-Mix trucks.  When this is the case, Engineers turn to Pre-Packaged Concrete Repair Materials.  As with Redi-Mix Concrete, aggregate gradations - ASTM C33 and water cement ratios are of vital importance to the concrete’s long tern durability and physical properties.   Repair Concrete with Concrete.  Material considerations for Full Depth Repairs as noted by Federal Highway Administration.  US Concrete Products’ Full -Depth Repair materials.

**This event will begin at the Engineers Club followed by a free bus shuttle to the USCP batching facility and back to the city.**

Speaker Bio:
Chris Baldauf, currently COO of US Concrete Products / American Dry Mix, leading supplier of pre-packaged concrete materials to residential and commercial construction.  Chris works closely with Owners, Engineers and Contractors providing repair alternatives to structural industry.  Chris started his career in concrete materials with American Stone Mix, Sakrete USA NE, developing and contracting Flowable Fill (Flo-Ash) installations for geotechnical and civil applications with entities such as: WSSC, BGE and PECO Energy.  Over the last 17 years, Chris has developed a full understanding of cement technology and mix design parameters encompassing the pre-packaged structural repair industry.  Involved with Projects specifying fast-setting concretes at Logan Airport in MA to Historical Restoration of Berkeley Stadium in CA, Chris has practical exposure to all types of structural concrete repair. Current Member of ACI, ASA, ICRI -  VA (Past Board member of Richmond, VA Chapter).  Currently hold ACI Field Testing Certificate.


Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Wednesday, January 24th 
10:45 AM– 11:30 AM: Registration/Deli Buffet
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Technical Presentation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Free Bus Shuttle to USCP Plant
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Plant Tour and Discussion
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Free Bus Shuttle back to ESB

Cost for this Event:
Member/Non-Member from Sponsored Firm: $10
Full-Students: FREE with proof of enrollment
Others: $15

Event Location:
The Engineers Society Of Baltimore (ESB)
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Nearby Parking: 
601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Details:
(2) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Monday noon prior to event.
Billing for late canceled reservations will be billed at the highest rate.
Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “USCP Tour in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket Required
Concrete Batch Plant PPE: Eye Protection (can be provided by USCP if needed)

    

January 9th Meeting: "Business Ethics vs. Engineering Ethics: Conflicts of Interest, and Unlicensed & Unauthorized Practice"

posted Dec 29, 2017, 3:29 AM by robert miller   [ updated Dec 29, 2017, 3:42 AM ]

Presented by Troy S. Brown, Esq.
Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**
This presentation meets Cat B continuing ed requirements for the State of Maryland

Topic Description:
The concept of “business ethics,” as economist Milton Friedman summarizes, is “generally … to make as much money as possible while conforming to their basic rules of the society, both those embodied in law and those embodied in ethical custom.” Conversely, the concept “professional ethics” are often established by professional organizations to help guide members in performing their job functions according to sound and consistent principles, adopted by that professional community. Being caught between the proverbial Scylla of business ethics and the Charybdis of professional ethics can be difficult for engineering professionals to navigate. Many potential problems can arise for those aspiring endeavoring to build a lucrative business, especially one involving professional services that may be considered quasi-engineering, in nature. 

This presentation focuses on the interaction and tensions between professional ethics and business ethics, namely business conflicts of interest, unlicensed practice, and unauthorized practice. These issues necessitate resolving essential questions; the failure to properly navigate the interstices of business and professional ethics could result in reprimand, suspension, fines, revocation of one’s professional license, ruinous liability or the inability to compete, and, in the case of engineering disaster, even death. Many questions arise while balancing between these often opposing ethical poles. For example, what concerns should an engineer consider before being engaged to perform similar services for rival businesses? For a businessperson providing quasi-engineering services, should it matter, from an ethical perspective, if unlicensed an “engineer” provides engineering services? Similarly, should there by any ethical issues if an engineer licensed in one state extends her business into another state without obtaining proper authorization? 
From one perspective, we as a society want to protect the justified and reasonable endeavors of qualified professionals. One the other hand, society has an interest in ensuring minimum safety requirements for services provided by engineers. Sometimes these tensions can be harmonized, but as the provision of services becomes a matter of interstate commerce, these tensions become rather difficult to resolve. These issues, while not exhaustive of their type, represent three of the more ubiquitous and challenging for the 21st century professional/businessperson. The presentation will use several scenarios to illustrate the tensions between the contrasting concepts of professional ethics and business ethics to facilitate discussion.

Speaker Bio:
Troy S. Brown is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Brown graduated summa cum laude from Morgan State University in 1999, where he earned a B.A. in political science. Mr. Brown earned his J.D. in 2003 from Harvard Law School, and his masters in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Brown is a practicing attorney and currently works with the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was an associate professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law and a visiting professor at Vytautas Magnus University Law School, where he taught Professional Responsibility and Conflict of Laws. Mr. Brown was also an associate at McGuireWoods, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia where he practiced intellectual property and complex commercial litigation and represented franchisors, Fortune 500 companies, and major financial institutions in a broad range of litigation matters. He is a member of several professional legal groups including the American Bar Association and the Gate City Bar American.
Mr. Brown's research interests lie in governmental responses to crises, law and policy, and law and economics. 


Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, January 9th 
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration/Deli Buffet/Open Bar
7:00 – 8:00 PM: SEI Announcements and Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks

Cost for this Event:
SEI-MD Member from Sponsored firm = $25
Non-member from sponsored firm = $30
Dues Paying SEI-MD Member from non-sponsored firm = $40
Non-member from non-sponsored firm = $45
Full-Time Students = FREE
Event Location:
The Engineers Society Of Baltimore (ESB)
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Nearby Parking: 
601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Details:
(1) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Friday noon prior to event.
Billing for late canceled reservations will be billed at the highest rate.
Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “SEI Meeting” in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket required, Tie optional.
 

December 5th Meeting: "Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Bridge Applications"

posted Oct 7, 2017, 7:16 AM by robert miller   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 6:40 PM ]

Presented by Gregory Nault, PE, SE
UHPC Specialist for Bridge and Other Structural Engineering Applications
Ductal (a division of LafargeHolcim)

        

**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**

Topic Description:
Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is one of the major breakthroughs in concrete technology in the last two centuries. It is a fiber-reinforced, cementitious material that offers exceptional mechanical and durability performance, including compressive strengths exceeding 22,000 psi and excellent resistance against environmental degradation. For this reason, UHPC is being considered for a wide variety of structural and architectural applications to provide innovative design solutions. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has taken significant interest in this material as part of their Every Day Counts program to promote accelerated bridge construction (ABC) through the use of prefabricated bridge elements. Field-cast UHPC is used in this case to join prefabricated elements on-site to form simple, strong, durable connections for improved long-term performance. Over 180 bridges throughout North America have been constructed using this type of system. This presentation will discuss what UHPC is, what characteristics it exhibits, the advantages to using it, and the various structural applications that have proven successful over the years.

Speaker Bio:
Gregory Nault, PE, SE is currently a project manager with LafargeHolcim, a world-leading concrete supplier that manufactures ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) under the brand name Ductal®. Greg works closely with engineers and owners to provide innovative design solutions using UHPC. Prior to joining LafargeHolcim, Greg spent 8 years as a professional engineer designing bridge structures for highway and railway projects. He received his BSCE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MSCE from the University at Buffalo (UB). Greg is a registered professional engineer in five states and a registered structural engineer in Illinois. He is an active member of various ACI and PCI Committees and is an Advisory Board member for the Institute of Bridge Engineering at UB.

Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, December 5th 
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration/Deli Buffet/Open Bar
7:00 – 8:00 PM: SEI Announcements and Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks



Event Sponsored by DeWalt / Powers. DeWalt representative to have booth with product information including new anchor design software. 


Cost for this Event:
SEI-MD Member from Sponsored firm = $25
Non-member from sponsored firm = $30
Dues Paying SEI-MD Member from non-sponsored firm = $40
Non-member from non-sponsored firm = $45
Full-Time Students = FREE
Event Location:
The Engineers Society Of Baltimore (ESB)
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Nearby Parking: 
601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Details:
(1) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Friday noon prior to event.
Billing for late canceled reservations will be billed at the highest rate.
Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “SEI Meeting” in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket required, Tie optional.
 

November 7th Meeting: "Bridge Foundations: Constructability Issues In The Design And Selection Process"

posted Oct 2, 2017, 4:12 PM by robert miller   [ updated Oct 14, 2017, 9:54 AM ]

Presented by Steve W. Fung, PE
Schnabel Engineering, LLC. 
Email: sfung@schnabel-eng.com

**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**

Topic Description:
Bridge foundations are designed based on the AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications, 7th Edition, 2014.  The specifications provide design guidelines for the design of different foundation elements, however, the selection of the appropriate foundation type for support of the bridge structure is ultimately the responsibility of the designer.  The selection of the appropriate foundation type is typically based on one or more of the following factors:
        •The magnitude and type of foundation loads. 
        •The subsurface conditions at the site
        •Cost of the foundation type
        •Special design considerations such as scour and downdrag loads
        •Availability of technology and local practice
        •Constructability

 For designers to fully incorporate constructability into their design, the designers must have a thorough knowledge of the construction process; experience in the construction planning process and field operations; and knowledge of the available technology and resources, to achieve the overall project objectives.  Most designers do not have this level of knowledge, therefore, while constructability is already practiced to some extent by designers, some aspects of constructability is sometimes overlooked in the design and selection process of foundations – which could lead to project delays, cost overruns, or even litigation.   

This presentation provides an overview of some of the constructability issues related to different foundation types, and discusses some of the constructability issues that the designer should evaluate when selecting foundations in the following environments: 
        •Urban fill
        •Soft compressible soils
        •Lateral resistance
        •Available space/Site constraints
        •Karst/Sinkholes
        •Scour
        •Depth to rock

Speaker Bio:
Steve Fung is a senior associate at Schnabel Engineering and has over 15 years of experience in geotechnical engineering analysis and design, construction inspection services, and project management.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Guyana and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and is a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.  He has specialized geotechnical engineering experience in deep and shallow bridge foundation design, design of support of excavation walls, slope stabilization design, and the evaluation of soil-structure interaction problems.  

Steve has served as Secretary and Vice-President on the board of the Maryland chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute. 

Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, November 7th 
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration/Deli Buffet/Open Bar
7:00 – 8:00 PM: SEI Announcements and Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks

Cost for this Event:
SEI-MD Member from Sponsored firm = $25
Non-member from sponsored firm = $30
Dues Paying SEI-MD Member from non-sponsored firm = $40
Non-member from non-sponsored firm = $45
Full-Time Students = FREE
Event Location:
The Engineers Society Of Baltimore (ESB)
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Nearby Parking: 
601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Details:
(1) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Friday noon prior to event.
Billing for late canceled reservations will be billed at the highest rate.
Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “SEI Meeting” in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket required, Tie optional.
 

September 12th Meeting: "Non-Destructive Bridges/Structures Inspection Technology"

posted Aug 24, 2017, 6:49 AM by robert miller   [ updated Aug 24, 2017, 6:50 AM ]


Presented by Kyle Ruske
Technology Leader
NEXCO West USA, Tysons, VA 

**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**

Topic Description:
This presentation focuses on NEXCO’s implementation of mobile and stationary inspection platforms for bridge components. NEXCO operates multiple inspection technologies which comprehensively image the entire surface of bridge components, providing a means to better ascertain the condition of bridge components and the structure as a whole through the collection of data in a systemized and pragmatic way. Resulting data yields quantification of cracking, sub-surface delamination, patchwork, and spalling.
 
In the preliminary screening and analysis phase of bridge structures, it is advantageous to rapidly screen a large amount of structures, and prioritize maintenance schedules based on major findings in initial detections. In terms of generating a realistic life-cycle outlook for any structure, NEXCO believes the future of inspection technology lies in data-driven models, and a more efficient means of obtaining diagnostic data on structures. This can be achieved through the use of 1) non-destructive and non-invasive inspection technology, 2) mobile inspection technology which operates at highway speeds, and 3) a move from purely subjective data reports to more quantitative data reports.  
 
Speaker Bio:
Mr. Ruske is a technology leader at NEXCO West USA, Inc., a structural inspection company specializing in the use of infrared (IRT) and high definition (HD) visual technologies. He has participated in research and paid projects involving the imaging of concrete and brick masonry surfaces of various structures. He also facilitates business connections between engineering companies in the USA, Japan, Brazil, and Spain.  He operates newly developed imaging technology which aims to supplement and even replace classical sounding methods. 

Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, September 12th 
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration/Deli Buffet/Open Bar
7:00 – 8:00 PM: SEI Announcements and Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks

Cost for this Event:
SEI-MD Member from Sponsored firm = $25
Non-member from sponsored firm = $30
Dues Paying SEI-MD Member from non-sponsored firm = $40
Non-member from non-sponsored firm = $45
Full-Time Students = FREE
Event Location:
The Engineers Society Of Baltimore (ESB)
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Nearby Parking: 
601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Details:
(1) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Friday noon prior to event.
Billing for late canceled reservations will be billed at the highest rate.
Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “SEI Meeting” in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket required, Tie optional.
 

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