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Structures Congress 2018 - Call for Abstracts and Sessions

posted by robert miller

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND SESSIONS
Submit your abstract or full session proposal by June 5, 2017 
The program committee is seeking abstracts that allow audience participation and provide practical applications.

New information about submissions this year so make sure to read the website carefully. 

All approved presenters are required to register and attend the conference. Please make sure this is possible before you make a submission.
Key Dates
Abstracts and Session Proposal Due: 
June 5, 2017
Notification of acceptance to authors: August 31, 2017
Publication Ready Final Papers due: October 19, 2017
Notification if issue with final paper:November 18, 2017
Exhibit and Sponsorship  
For information on Sponsoring and/or Exhibiting, contact Sean Scully at sscully@asce.org or 703-295-6276.
Questions?
Contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@asce.org or 703-295-6095.

New Sponsor

posted May 22, 2017, 2:47 PM by robert miller

http://www.wallacemontgomery.com/
We are proud to announce that Wallace Montgomery has rejoined SEI's sponsorship program. As always, we greatly appreciate the partnerships we have with the businesses that serve our members and look forward to working with WM over the next year. 


New Platinum Sponsor - Simpson Strong-Tie

posted May 14, 2017, 8:08 AM by robert miller   [ updated May 14, 2017, 8:12 AM ]

Popular Titen HD® Anchor Now Available in Stainless Steel
Titen HD stainless-steel screw

The new stainless-steel Titen HD® screw anchor can now be installed in exterior and corrosive environments. Its innovative design effectively cuts the concrete while significantly reducing the carbon steel in the anchor to maximize corrosion resistance.


May 25th MICA Dolphin Building Construction Tour

posted Apr 29, 2017, 4:40 PM by robert miller   [ updated May 9, 2017, 4:07 PM ]

MICA Dolphin Building Construction Tour

Project Team:
Owner: Maryland Institute College of Art
General Contractor: Southway Builders, Inc.
Structural EOR: Hope Furrer Associates, Inc.
Architect:  GWWO Architects, Inc.

                                                                            **Receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours**

Following a brief introduction, join SEI-MD for a construction tour of the MICA Dolphin Building project site.  Representatives of the design team will discuss their personal experiences with the project. 

Project Description:
The MICA Dolphin Building is a five story art laboratory space located in one of Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods.  The building footprint utilizes every square foot of available space within property lines, and it is adjacent to a light rail stop.  These conditions have presented construction challenges which have required close interaction with contractors during design and construction.  The building itself features open floor plans with exposed structure, which calls to mind Baltimore’s industrial past, while allowing for flexible space utilization in the future.  An unusual architectural feature affecting the structural design is the main building columns outside the building.  In order to avoid thermal bridging of mate rials as the beams extend from inside to outside, thermal break material is sandwiched into the connections.

Immediately preceding the tour, Nicole Baer, PE, the project’s lead structural designer with Hope Furrer Associates, will introduce the project and its unique design aspects.


Tour Schedule:
Date:  Thursday 05/25/17
3:30pm – 3:45pm: Registration/Networking at MICA's Mt. Royal Station Lot 
3:45pm – 4:15pm: Presentation/Project Introduction
4:15pm – 5:30pm: Walk to Construction Site and Tour (there are stairs from parking area to the site).
5:30pm – 7:45pm: Happy Hour with complimentary finger foods at The Brass Tap.

Happy Hour Location:
The Brass Tap
1205 W Mt Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217 

Cost for this Event:
Full-Time Students…Free (with proof of enrollment)
SEI Members/Non-members…$15
Employees from Sponsoring Firm...$10

Event Location:
Meeting/Parking:
MICA's Mt. Royal Station Lot 
1400 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Construction Site:
MICA Dolphin Building
100 Dolphin, Baltimore, MD 21217

Event Details:
(1.5) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form
RSVP by: 5pm Monday 05/22. 
RSVP Early. Attendance Limit = 20
Checks or cash payable on-site. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “May SEI Construction Tour” in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
PPE: Reflective vest, hardhat, eye glasses, boots, long pants


 

Structures Congress 2018 - Call for Abstracts and Proposals

posted Apr 19, 2017, 7:43 AM by robert miller

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND PROPOSALS
Submit your abstract or full session proposal by June 5, 2017 for Structures Congress 2018
The National Technical Program Committee seeks sessions and abstracts addressing topics identified in this list. We are placing emphasis on papers and presentations that highlight innovative topics with practical applications and encourage audience participation. 

*NEW Information This Year* Please read the website carefully. 

June 5, 2017 is the deadline for session proposals and abstracts. 

Who should submit a session proposal/abstract?
We encourage submissions from practitioners, educators, researchers, structural engineers, bridge and building designers, firm owners, codes and standards developers, and others. 

All approved presenters are required to register and attend the conference. Please make sure this is possible before you make a submission. 

Final papers are optional but strongly encouraged. Final papers will be evaluated by NTPC. See conference website for details. Final papers that meet all the necessary format, copyright permissions and content requirements will be published in the conference proceedings. 

Visit the conference website for all the necessary details. 
Structures Congress 2018
Fort Worth Convention Center
Fort Worth, Texas
 April 19-21, 2018
Key Dates:
Abstracts and Session Proposal Due: June 5, 2017
Notification of acceptance to authors: August 31, 2017
Publication Ready Final Papers due: October 19, 2017
Notification if issue with final paper:November 18, 2017
Exhibit and Sponsorship  
For information on Sponsoring and/or Exhibiting, contact Sean Scully at sscully@asce.org or 703-295-6276.
Questions?
Contact Debbie Smith at dsmith@asce.org or 703-295-6095.
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May 2nd Meeting: "Testing and Detailing for Inelastic Performance of Steel Moment Frames"

posted Apr 12, 2017, 4:12 PM by robert miller   [ updated Apr 16, 2017, 10:07 AM ]




Presented by Dave Eckrote, PE 
Regional Engineer - SidePlate Systems

**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**



Topic Description:
This presentation will discuss the entire process of testing steel moment frames.  Dave will discuss the differences between wind and seismic design and how the code distinguishes these differences including why testing is required for seismic designs.  These tests do focus on performance of the structure and we will discuss why this is important.  Dave will review the testing protocols for AISC prequalification.  We will then discuss how a testing program was developed and performed, using recent tests completed on the bolted SidePlate connection as an example.  This will include review the test results including examination of how each test specimen performed.  This will include a brief examination of how the test results compared to the previously run finite element analysis.  There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. 

Speaker Bio:
Dave Eckrote, PE is the regional engineer for SidePlate Systems who covers Virginia to Maine.  He is tasked with educating all member of a project team (Architect, Structural Engineer, General Contractor, Fabricator and Erector) on the benefits of using SidePlate connection technology.  Dave is licensed in Pennsylvania for over 17 years.  Dave has over 20 years of experience in the structural engineering industry from performing construction inspection work as a co-op to structural project lead for a mid-sized AE firm.  Dave is a graduate of Drexel University with degrees in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering with a structural concentration. 

Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, May 2nd 
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

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 “May SEI Meeting” in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket required, Tie optional.
 

New Sponsor!

posted Mar 15, 2017, 8:08 AM by robert miller

We are proud to announce that Pennoni has rejoined SEI's sponsorship program. As always, we greatly appreciate the partnerships we have with the businesses that serve our members and look forward to working with Pennoni over the next year. 


New Sponsor!

posted Mar 10, 2017, 1:45 PM by robert miller   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 1:47 PM ]

We are proud to announce that Menard Group has joined SEI's sponsorship program. As always, we greatly appreciate the partnerships we have with the businesses that serve our members and look forward to working with Menard over the next year. 

Menard is a design-build specialty geotechnical contractor offering expertise in ground improvement for sites with poor soil. Combining creative design and innovative techniques, Menard delivers practical, sustainable solutions that can be attractive alternatives to deep foundations. Top tier engineers, geologists, operators, mechanics, laborers and managers come together to craft the efficient and economical solutions. Visit Menard at www.menardgroupusa.com or contact Greg Simmons, MSCE, PE
at 301.318.1719 and gsimmons@menardusa.com


April 4th Meeting: "Practical Design of Structures at Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)"

posted Mar 8, 2017, 3:24 PM by robert miller   [ updated Mar 25, 2017, 8:16 AM ]

Presented by Will Pines, PE
Director of Project Development - Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA)

**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**





Topic Description:
Practical Design is more than a buzz word, and it's not just for highway projects. This presentation will discuss general principles, results, and examples of how practical design has been implemented for transportation infrastructure projects at the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA). Several case studies will be discussed at length, with an emphasis on the Canton Viaduct bridge replacement project and how practical design will deliver systemwide benefits to MDTA's two highest volume thruways.

Speaker Bio:
Will is the Maryland Transportation Authority’s Director of Project Development, providing leadership for MDTA's system preservation program and several mega-projects, including the Nice Bridge and Canton Viaduct replacement projects and the ETL Northbound Transition project. Prior to joining MDTA, Will served the State in SHA’s Office of Structures. He is a graduate of the National Transportation Leadership Institute and is a licensed professional engineer. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Management from the University of Maryland.

Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, April 4th  
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

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 “March SEI Meeting” in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket required, Tie optional.

2017 Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lectureship

posted Feb 27, 2017, 3:52 AM by robert miller

Dr. Ahsan Kareem
Robert M. Moran Professor of Engineering
Director of the NatHaz Modeling Laboratory
University of Notre Dame

“Wind Effects on Structures: Fundamentals to Emerging Frontiers”
Wednesday, March 8. 2017
Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus


Schedule of JHU & ASCE Events:
5:00 p.m., Reception: Hodson Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby
5:30 p.m., Carroll Lecture: Hodson Hall, Room 210
6:30 p.m., ASCE Social Hour: Glass Pavilion
7:30 p.m., Dinner: Glass Pavilion

Registration for social hour and dinner is required on ascemd.org 

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