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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 Aug 24, 2017, 6:42 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.