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
To RSVP, please CLICK HERE. Online payment is available.

QUESTIONS:
sheldraked@hotmail.com

Sincerely,
David Sheldrake, SEAM President

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SEAM Meeting: Welding Failures and their Causes

Welding Failures and their Causes

SEAM will be hosting this dinner seminar put on by Warren Swan of the New England School of Metalwork in Auburn, Maine.

Learn about the types and causes of weld failures, such as fatigue, cracking, and inclusion of defects. The presentation will also include instruction on spotting common defects as well as physical samples for examination.

DATE:
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

PRESENTER:
Warren Swan, CWI, CWE. Warren is the lead welding instructor at the New England School of Metalwork, a position he has held since May 2002. He is responsible for the everyday operation and long term planning of the welding program as well as organizing and instructing classes for individuals and companies. His current welding certifications include AWS D1.1, AWS D1.5, and AWS B2.1 pipe

LOCATION:
Davinci’s Restaurant
150 Mill Street
Lewiston, Maine

CREDITS:
2 PDHs will be awarded

COST:
$60.00 for SEAM and NECSEA members
$80.00 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 Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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SEAM Meeting: Avalon North Station

ansSEAM will be hosting a presentation of Avalon North Station, put on by LeMessurier.

Located in Boston’s West End neighborhood adjacent to TD Garden and North Station, Avalon North Station includes 32 levels of residences, 4 levels of parking and two lower levels which function as dedicated public and retail spaces. The structure is a 38-story, 663,000 square foot residential building situated atop an existing 5-level underground garage whose original foundation was designed to support a future tower. Vertical and horizontal trusses, battered columns and reinforcement in the lower slabs were utilized to align the primary columns of the tower with the existing garage landing points, all while remaining within the capacity of the existing caisson foundations. In an effort to maximize the comfort of the tower’s residents, toggle dampers were strategically located throughout the vertical braced frame system.

 

DATE:
December 13, 2016

PRESENTERS:
Bill Lovallo, P.E., Vice President LeMessurier
Mike Gryniuk, P.E., Associate, LeMessurier

LOCATION:
Embassy Suites
1050 Westbrook Street (adjacent to Portland Jetport)
Portland, Maine

CREDITS:
1.0 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$45.00 for SEAM members/$65.00 for non-members

AGENDA:
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Social Time
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Presentation

RSVP:
by Thursday, December 8, 2016

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SEAM Seminar, CRSI: Time Saving Design Aids and Pile Caps

SEAM will be hosting a seminar to be put on by Mike Mota, Vice President of Engineering at the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. The presentation will include two separate portions:

Design of Pile Caps (2 hours)
This presentation provides an overview of the new CRSI Pile Cap Design Guide The guide has been developed as a stand-alone publication intended to provide the practicing engineer with a detailed overview of pile cap design, detailing, and analysis methodologies that represent the current state of practice in the industry and meet the latest codes and standards including the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and ACI 318-14. The guide follows the long-established tradition of providing complete, tabulated designs of common reinforced concrete structural members. The tabulated designs are for normally encountered conditions and include axial and lateral loads.

Time Savings Design Aids (2 hours)
Presents practicing engineers with timesaving analysis, design, and detailing methods of primary framing members of a reinforced concrete building. Revised and updated to ACI 318-14, it incorporates seismic and wind load provisions to comply with the International Building Code (2015 IBC). All equations, design aids, graphs, and code requirements have been updated to the current codes. Expanded illustrations of the theory and fundamentals and new timesaving design aids were added to include a wider range of concrete strengths. Also contains a new chapter on sustainable design.

Attendees receive a free copy of the CRSI publication “Design Guide for Pile Caps”

DATE:
Monday, November 14 , 2016

PRESENTER:
Mike Mota, PhD, PE, F.ACI, F.ASCE, F.SEI

LOCATION:
Embassy Suites
1050 Westbrook Street (adjacent to Portland Jetport)
Portland, Maine

CREDITS:
4 PDH will be awarded, Diamond Approved
Note: NCSEA does not warrant that a course complies with the continuing education requirements in all jurisdictions

COST:
$85.00 for SEAM members, $135.00 for non-members

AGENDA:
7:30 am – 7:50am Light breakfast and Registration
7:55 am – 9:55 am Design of Pile Caps
10:05 am -12:05 pm Time Saving Design Aids

RSVP:
November 7, 2016

Seminar Material: 2008 CRSI Manual can be found by clicking here.

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