SEAM May Meeting: Ethics Basics and Case Studies

SEAM will be hosting this dinner seminar put on by Marc Barter.

The presentation is focused on the basics of ethics with examples of actual situations. In addition, an analysis of a famous example of ethical behavior will be conducted.

This seminar is Diamond Review Approved.

DATE:
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

PRESENTER: Marc Barter is the President of Barter & Associates, Inc., a structural engineering firm in Mobile, Alabama. He is a past president of the Structural Engineers Association of Alabama, founding member and past president of NCSEA, and currently serving his second term as a member of the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He has spoken for NCSEA on ethics in the past.

LOCATION:
Embassy Suites Hotel
1050 Westbrook Street
Portland, Maine

CREDITS:
2 PDHs will be awarded*

COST:
$40.00 for SEAM and NECSEA members
$60.00 for non-members

AGENDA:
5:00-5:30 Registration and happy hour
5:30-6:15 Buffet dinner
6:15-8:15 Presentation

RSVP:
by Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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SEAM Meeting: Carbon Emissions of Structural Systems

SEAM will be hosting a dinner seminar featuring a recorded NCSEA webinar discussing Carbon Emissions of Structural Systems.

Learning objectives:

    • Review the CO2 emissions of steel, concrete, masonry, and wood construction, as well as building construction in general.
    • Discuss how to reduce the emissions in practical ways.
    • Review a methodology to determine the approximate annual heating energy usage of a building based on construction and site factors.
    • Compare CO2 emissions from initial construction to annual emissions from heating energy.

This webinar is Diamond Reviewed. However, it is not accredited in New York, where seminars must be live.*

DATE: Thursday, April 27th, 2017

WEBINAR SPEAKER: Jim D’Aloisio is a Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, NY. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D’Aloisio is a Registered Professional Engineer (NY and MA). He has written over 20 articles on the relationship between building structures and sustainability.

Certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) – LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C) – GPRO (Green Professionals Contractor Training) instructor – Past Chair of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Sustainability Committee – Steering committee of the SEI Thermal Bridging Task Committee – Principal investigator for the Pankow Foundation sponsored research project “Thermal Break Strategies for Cladding Systems in Building Structures” – Former Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s New York Upstate Chapter – Former USGBC National Board Member (2009) – Trained member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

LOCATION:
The Daniel Hotel
10 Water Street
Brunswick, Maine

CREDITS:
1.5 PDHs will be awarded*

COST:
$45.00 for SEAM and NECSEA members
$65.00 for non-members

AGENDA:
5:30-6:00 Registration and happy hour
6:00-6:45 Buffet dinner
6:45-8:15 Presentation

RSVP:
by Monday, April 24th, 2017

* NCSEA does not warrant that a course complies with the continuing education requirements in all jurisdictions

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SEAM Meeting: Heavy Timber Connections

SEAM will be hosting a dinner seminar put on by Ben Brungraber of Fire Tower Engineered Timber of Providence, Rhode Island.

Learn about heavy timber connections. The presentation will include instruction on designing heavy timber connections, including wood pegged connections.

Learning objectives:
-Detailing and evaluating heavy timber joinery, including: notches, pegs, splines, and wedges
-Detailing heavy timber truss connections
-Avoiding mistakes in truss connections
-Using new, Euro-developed, fully-threaded screws to reinforce and repair connections and timbers.

This presentation will be Diamond Review Approved.

DATE:
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

PRESENTER: Ben Brungraber, Ph.D., P.E. has his Master’s from Colorado State and Ph.D. from Stanford. He has served on the board of the Timber Framers Guild of North America. Ben has authored several papers Ben has been designing and building timber framed structures all of his life. He now heads up Fire Tower Engineered Timber of Providence Rhode Island which specializes in heavy timber construction.

LOCATION:
DiMillo’s Restaurant
25 Long Wharf
Portland, Maine

CREDITS:
2 PDHs will be awarded (Diamond Review Approved*)

COST:
$45.00 for SEAM and NECSEA members
$65.00 for non-members

AGENDA:
5:00-5:30 Registration and happy hour
5:30-6:15 Buffet dinner
6:15-8:15 Presentation

RSVP:
by Friday, March 24th, 2017

* NCSEA does not warrant that a course complies with the continuing education requirements in all jurisdictions

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SEAM February Seminar: Foundation Means and Methods – Industry Perspectives

SEAM will be hosting an all-day seminar on foundations from the perspectives of design professionals, consultants and contractors. Topics will be broad and involve project specific case studies, foundation systems, ground improvements, and vibration monitoring.

DATE:
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

PRESENTERS AND TOPICS:

  • Pile Caps on the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement – Joe Orlando, Kaven Philbrook, Cianbro
  • Large Diameter Drilled Shaft Design and Construction on the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement – GZA
  • Ground Improvement Methods to Reduce Settlement Amounts with Emphasis on Site Preloading and Alternative Fill Materials – Erik Wiberg, RW Gillespie and Associates
  • Examples of Wind Turbine Foundations and the Issues & Advantages of Each – Pat Defilipp, John Phillips, Reed and Reed
  • Means and Methods Based Rock Anchor Design from a Contractor’s Perspective – Bill Scott, Pete Marcotte, Maine Drilling and Blasting
  • Ground Improvement using Rammed Aggregate Pier (RAP) Elements and Grouted RAP (GAP) Rigid Inclusions and End-Bearing and Friction Ductile Iron Piles (DIPs) – Derek Simpson, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Helical Drilling
  • Vibration Monitoring of Structures, Chuck Blakeman, BECC
  • Support of Excavations and Driven Piles, drilled shafts – Dale Lawrence, Scott Linscott, Dave Gifford, HB Fleming

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:
6.5 PDHs will be awarded

COST:
$180.00 for SEAM and NECSEA members
$240.00 for non-members

AGENDA:
8:00-8:30 Registration/Sign in
8:30-12:00 Morning Session (with one break)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-4:30 Afternoon Session (with one break)

RSVP:
Due to space restrictions we are tentatively limiting attendance to 45 people – REGISTER EARLY.
RSVP closes Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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