SEAM Meeting: Transmission Tower Replacement Project, James River

Please join us for a presentation by Ronald Kief, P.E., on Thursday, February 21th at Buck’s Naked BBQ in Freeport.

The presentation will be on the Line 567 Tower Replacement Project. Ron Kief is an engineer with the Construction Structures Group for Cianbro Inc., where he works out of Ricker’s Wharf in Portland, Maine. As a member of the Construction Structures Group, Mr. Kief has been involved in design of temporary structures and Heavy Lift planning since 2009.

In the Autumn of 2017, CIANBRO undertook an unprecedented project as a subcontractor to PARR Electric. The Line 567 replacement for Dominion Power in Virginia consisted of numerous aspects, but the main thrust of CIANBRO’s portion of the project consisted of the demolition and replacement of two 430 foot tall transmission towers on the James River in Virginia.

To prosecute this work, a very large variable counterweight crane, the Manitowoc MLC650, was mounted on a 132 x 132 x 10 sectional barge. The main boom of the MLC650 was 459 feet long, with a 25 foot extended upper boom point to accommodate the very tall picks. This was the minimum that was required to handle the tallest sections of the towers. To this day, this was the largest barge mounted crane that Cianbro has ever assembled for any project. Many technical and logistical problems had to be overcome for the successful completion of the line 567 tower replacement project.

If you are a fan of Heavy Lifts and REALLY big equipment, you will not want to miss this presentation.

DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019

LOCATION: Buck’s Naked BBQ (Room: Juke Joint)
568 US Route 1
Freeport, Maine

CREDITS: 1.0 PDH will be awarded

COST: $40.00 for SEAM/NCSEA members
$60.00 for non-members

AGENDA: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Registration/Social
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Dinner
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm Presentation

RSVP: by Friday, February 15, 2019

QUESTIONS: director1@seam.org

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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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