Construction Tours and Workshops

March 5th, 2019 Half-Day Seminar:

“Understanding Wind Loads and Standards: Fundamentals Behind Their Provisions”

Presented by Dr. Theodore Stathopoulos, PHD

Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Concordia University, Montreal

**Receive 4.0 Professional Development Hours**


Topic Description:

Wind engineering and building aerodynamics examine the impact of wind action on a building and its components in terms of wind pressures. The seminar will offer some fundamental knowledge in wind engineering and will help participants to understand the code and standard provisions for wind design. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ASCE 7 provisions, their history and evolution, as well as the current state-of-the-art of research in various wind loading areas. Differences between Component-and-Cladding (CC) and Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) design loads will be elaborated along with specific examples. This includes the discussion of internal pressures and their problematic definition in codes and standards. The significance of the exposure characteristics and the difficulties associated with its definition will be outlined and current research in addressing these difficulties will be described. A detailed question and answer period will be accommodated.

Learning objectives:

- Develop a good understanding of how wind interacts with buildings and demystify the wind code and standard provisions

- Learn how to use the wind load provisions of the ASCE 7 standard and produce correct wind design loads on CC and MWFRS

- Find out how to reduce wind loads and utilize provisions to ensure wind resistant and economical building construction

- Familiarize yourself with wind engineering and building aerodynamics and become aware of the issues currently under research

The seminar will be of interest to Building Designers, Architects, Builders, Civil and Construction Engineers, Building Officials and others involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings.

Speaker Biography:

Ted Stathopoulos, PhD and P.Eng., is a professor of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal. He is a specialist with more than 35 years of experience in the areas of wind engineering and building aerodynamics, including natural ventilation. He has actively participated in numerous external bodies including the ASCE Standards Committee of Minimum Design Loads of Buildings and Other Structures and the Canadian Wind Code Committee. He has published more than 500 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Previously honoured by the American Association for Wind Engineering, he also received the 1997 Engineering Award of the National Hurricane Conference for his research in hurricane-resistant construction that lead to the adoption of the new ASCE-7 minimum design loads.

He has received the 2012 Alan G. Davenport Medal from the International Association for Wind Engineering, following numerous other distinctions, such as the 2009 Jack E. Cermak Medal from the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE. Dr. Stathopoulos is a professional engineer registered in Québec, Ontario, and Greece. A Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Fellow and life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), he is also the Editor of the International Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics.

Evening Schedule:

Event Date: Tuesday, March 5th

7:30 – 8:00 AM: Registration/Breakfast

8:00 – 9:45 AM: Seminar – Session 1

9:45 – 10:00 AM: Break

10:00 – 11:30: Seminar – Session 2

11:30 – NOON: Q&A


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

600 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201

600-608 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21202


Cost for this Event:

Early Bird (Before February 15th, 2019)

SEI-MD Members: $125

Non-Members: $140

Employee of Sponsoring Firm: $110

Students: $20

Regular: (After February 15th, 2019)

SEI-MD Members: $150

Non-Members: $160

Employee of Sponsoring Firm: $135

Students: $25


Event Details:

(4) 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 “Wind Loading Seminar" in the memo spot on the check.

Credit card payment also available via PayPal.

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

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:

This workshop is designed for professional designers, specifiers, engineers, and architects interested in learning about effectively specifying, designing, detailing, and installing Post-Installed Adhesive anchors. A variety of post-installed anchor options exist, and finding the proper solution depends on a multitude of variables that extend far beyond just simple anchor capacities. Base material properties, anchor material costs, contractor preference, product availability, quality control/inspection, and even weather factor into the proper anchor chosen for an assembly. This workshop will explore many of these factors and will provide a hands-on anchor installation for a variety of mechanical and adhesives. Upon completion of this workshop, attendees should understand the differences between installing a variety of mechanical and adhesive anchors into concrete and masonry. Additionally, attendees will gain a first-hand experience with innovations in anchor technology, including but not limited to piston plug and dust extraction systems, post-installed rebar development length, and stainless steel screw anchors. Finally, attendees will witness a side-by-side tension load test of a post-installed adhesive anchor installed with proper hole cleaning and one without.

Evening Schedule:

Event Date: Wednesday, July 25th

5:30 PM– 6:00 PM: Registration & Dinner

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Workshop

Event Location:

Simpson Strong-Tie

18280-A Stayton Drive

Jessup, MD 20794

Cost for this Event:

Member/Non-Member from Sponsored Firm: $10

Full-Students: FREE with proof of enrollment

Others: $15

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 “Adhesive Anchor Workshop" in the memo spot on the check.

Credit card payment also available via PayPal.

Workshop PPE: Eye Protection

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

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 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.

Speaker Biography:

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

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

Cost for this Event:

Member/Non-Member from Sponsored Firm: $10

Full-Students: FREE with proof of enrollment

Others: $15

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)