SEAM Seminar: The AISC Steel Construction Manual, 15th Edition and the 2016 Specification

SEAM will be hosting a half-day seminar presented by the American Institute of Steel Construction. Important changes and clarifications that have been incorporated into the 2016 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and the 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual will be explained. The seminar will examine the Specification chapter by chapter and highlight changes since the 2010 version. Design examples will be presented to demonstrate the changes in the Specification and how to apply useful design aides in the Manual.

The seminar will highlight changes to:

• Treatment of compression members with slender elements
• Treatment of tees and double angles in bending
• Shear provisions for built-up I-shapes
• Bolted connection provisions
• And more…

NOTE: The Steel Construction Manual, 15th Edition, is available for purchase with this seminar for $125 (a $200 value)! Only one discounted Manual purchase per registrant allowed and must be purchased in advance. No on-site sales will take place (you will need to purchase when signing up online).

DATE:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

PRESENTER: LOUIS F. GESCHWINDNER, PHD, PE
Louis F. Geschwindner is a former Vice President of Engineering and Research at AISC, Professor Emeritus of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University, and Senior Consultant at Providence Engineering Corporation.

LOCATION:
Abromson Center, Level 2
University of Southern Maine
88 Bedford Street, Portland
Parking is free and located in the main parking garage attached to the Abromson Center
(Note: access to Abromson Level 2 is through Level 3 of the carpark)

CREDITS:
4 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$170 for SEAM members, $190 for non-members
(Add $125 to the above if purchasing a Manual – there will be an option at registration to purchase)

AGENDA:
7:30 am – 8:00 am Beverages/snacks and Registration
8:00 am – 10:00 am First Session
10:00 am – 10:10 am Break
10:10 am – 12:10 am Second Session

RSVP:
by Tuesday, January 15, 2018

****Seminar is full, registration is closed. We apologize for any inconvenience****

QUESTIONS:
president@seam.org

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SEAM December 2018 Meeting: Tour of St. John Street Parking Garage, Portland

SEAM has arranged for a tour of the deep foundation construction of an 8 story, 2,450-space garage on the west side of St. John Street. It’s a great opportunity to observe the pile driving operations, pile cap/grade beam construction, and construction techniques for the structure. The garage is part of the second phase of the Maine Medical Center $512 million hospital expansion. The garage will be approx. 800,000 square feet and will be primarily built out of precast concrete.

SEAM is very appreciative of Travis Kirby, Project Manager, Consigli Construction, Chris Williams, Associate, Becker Structural Engineers, and SW Cole Engineering for graciously hosting the tour. See the attached location map for parking and tour information. Please arrive on site with hardhat, safety glasses, safety vest, ear protection, and appropriate footwear.

Following the tour, a catered social hour with appetizers will be held at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant adjacent to the work site.

DATE:
Thursday, December 13, 2018

LOCATION:
Tour
Parking Garage Construction Site
222 St. John Street (Map Here)
Portland, Maine

Catered Social Hour
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
242 St. John Street
Portland, Maine

CREDITS:
1.0 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$30.00 for SEAM/NCSEA members
$40.00 for non-members

AGENDA:
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Tour
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Catered Social Hour

RSVP:
by Friday, December 7, 2018

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SEAM Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Workshop

SEAM will be hosting a full-day CLT design workshop presented by Mr. Howard M. Thurston, P.E., Ph.D., Head of Engineering KLH-USA.

This seminar will cover several aspects of CLT design including: structural properties and features, shipping and logistical considerations, construction considerations, CLT manufacturers, structural systems used in combination with CLT, relevant sections within IBC, NDS and the CLT Handbook, manufacturing/materials/grading within the PRG 320, details of CLT structural design (calculating structural properties of specific lamination build-ups, floor/roof/wall out-of-plane loading, bearing walls, shear walls, deep beams, vibration design and fire design), typical connection details, seismic considerations, market obstacles and opportunities for the future of CLT and other topics of interest.

DATE: Monday, October 22, 2018

PRESENTER: Howard M. Thurston, P.E., Ph.D.

Following graduation in 1976 with a B.S.C.E., Howard began his engineering career working for a large engineering/construction company, assigned to multi-disciplinary teams designing mining, minerals processing, and industrial facilities throughout the western states. He earned a master’s degree while working, then later left the company to continue in graduate school in preparation for a teaching/research career. After twenty years in engineering education and research at three institutions, Howard left the academic world and hung out his shingle as a consulting engineer in Portland, OR. His consulting practice over the last fifteen years has focused largely on residential new construction and remodeling, with a handful of small non-residential projects along the way. As a result of serving as the Engineer-of-Record for a local cross-laminated timber (CLT) residential project, Howard joined the team of KLH-USA, where he provides technical support to design teams in North America that are considering CLT as a structural material and system. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in six U.S. states.

LOCATION:
University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, Level 2
88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine
Parking is free and located in the main parking garage attached to the Abromson Center (Note: Access to Abromson Level 2 is through Level 3 of the garage).

CREDITS:
6.5 PDHs will be awarded

COST:
$120 for SEAM/NCSEA members, $180 for non-members

AGENDA:
7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration/Coffee/Fruit/Baked Goods
8:00 am – 9:30 am Part I
9:30 am – 9:45 am Break
9:45 am -11:45 pm Part II
11:45 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Part II Cont., begin Part III
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Part III Cont., Q&A

RSVP:
by Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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SEAM Meeting: Renovating the Boston Public Library Johnson Building

SEAM will be hosting a dinner meeting detailing the recent renovations to the Boston Public Library.

Major renovations to an iconic building can create substantial structural challenges, particularly when the building remains occupied during construction. The recent transformation of the Boston Public Library by William Rawn Associates opens up the Johnson Building to be inviting to library users and improves the connectivity between the Johnson and McKim Buildings.

The structural scope included the removal of an existing mezzanine to create a grand two-story lobby along Boylston Street, replacement of a portion of a 7-story column for the installation of a new glass elevator and removing a segment of a masonry bearing wall to create a missing link between the Johnson and McKim Buildings.

Key to the success of the transformation of the BPL Johnson Building was the early and continued coordination between the architect, engineer, contractor and specialty construction engineer. The project is featured in this month’s Structure magazine with a follow-up article slated for next month’s edition. This presents a great opportunity to hear about the project first hand.

DATE: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

PRESENTERS:
Nathan C. Roy, P.E. is an Associate at LeMessurier and teaches at the Boston Architectural College. Nathan was the project manager for LeMessurier, the Structural Engineer of Record for the BPL transformation.

Ethan A. Rhile, P. E. is a Senior Associate with Becker Structural Engineers, Inc. Ethan was the project manager acting as the Specialty Shoring Structural Engineer for the BPL transformation.

LOCATION:
Embassy Suites Portland
1050 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102

CREDITS:
1.5 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$40 for SEAM members, $60 for non-members

AGENDA:
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Registration/ Social
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Presentation

RSVP: by noon Friday, September 21, 2018

 

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