SEAM April Meeting: Structural Fire Protection

SEAM will be hosting an evening seminar presented by Eric Apolenis from Coffman Engineers, based in Atlanta Georgia. The presentation will cover structural fire protection design as it pertains to 2018 codes and standards.

The presentation will consist of three main parts:

1. Prescriptive Structural Fire Protection Strategies
2. Changes in Structural Fire Engineering
3. Performance Based Design (PBD) Approaches for Structural Fire Protection

Included in the discussion will be relevant IBC and ASCE provisions for fire protection with background information on calculating fire resistance rating, types of construction, and fire and smoke protection features. A case study using performance based design will also be discussed.

DATE:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

PRESENTER:
Eric Apolenis, P.E., Engineer, Fire Protection
Coffman Engineers, Atlanta

LOCATION:
DiMillo’s On the Water
25 Long Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
Please park at the Wharf – it will be validated by the restaurant

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

COST:
$50 for SEAM members, $70 for non-members

AGENDA:
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration/ Social
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Dinner
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm Presentation

RSVP:
by Friday, April 6, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT MEALS
When you register online you will be given a choice of three meals (see detailed meal list below) – be sure to make a selection. If you don’t – we will choose for you!

• Grilled Vegetables over house made polenta served with garlic bread

• Maple Baked Haddock Fresh Filet of Haddock, topped with Seasoned Bread Crumbs and Maple Cream Sauce

• Black Angus Sirloin Steak 9 oz. Black Angus Steak served with bleu cheese and garlic butter and House made onion rings. Cooked Medium Rare to Medium Unless otherwise requested

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SEAM Meeting: Beyond Contract Basics

Gregg Ritter of Clark Insurance will be leading a seminar on the Do’s and Don’ts of effective contract writing. This seminar will be useful even for engineers with standard contracts, as there are new recommendations for clauses as issues have arisen over the past few years. The program is designed to help you review client-developed agreements and to improve your contract negotiation skills. You will:

  • Understand the general purpose of 25 different types of contract clauses or issues and the risks commonly associated with them.
  • Be able to identify contract and negotiation solutions to these risks.
  • Be able to recognize clauses that contain onerous language and those with acceptable wording.
  • Learn to revise clauses to reflect a more equitable allocation of risk.
  • Be better prepared to justify these modifications.
  • Acquire strategies to provide alternative or additional language to protect yourself.

DATE:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

INSTRUCTOR:
Gregg Ritter (Vice President, Senior Account Executive)
Gregg, a graduate of the University of Vermont and a resident of Portland, has distinguished himself in the area of professional liability for architects and engineers. He has more than 20 years in the industry and joined Clark in 2003. He serves as a VP of the agency as well as a Fiduciary of the Clark Insurance Employee Stock Ownership Trust.

LOCATION:
***NOTE! HEADQUARTERS HAVE MOVED!
Clark Insurance
1945 Congress Street, Building A
Portland, Maine 04104

CREDITS:
2.0 PDH will be awarded
XL Insurance Premium Credit

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

AGENDA:
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration/social time
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Dinner
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm Seminar

RSVP:
by Friday, March 9, 2018

 

 

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SEAM Meeting: Leading Effective Meetings

SEAM is pleased to present a workshop hosted by Nancy K. Ansheles – Catalyst & Co. The workshop will run approximately 90 minutes and will have the following objectives:
• Observe and evaluate factors that contribute to facilitating successful group meetings
• Identify characteristics of effective group leaders
• Review the structure and process that maximizes participation by others
• Discuss and practice critical facilitation skills

DATE:
Thursday, February 15th, 2018

INSTRUCTOR:
Nancy K. Ansheles, M. Ed.
Nancy Ansheles is passionate about helping develop and achieve results through creative learning programs. For more than 20 years, she’s motivated leaders and professionals to develop workplace skills, energize the creation and sustainability of effective teams, and sparked organizational change. She has created and facilitated customized learning programs for more than 200 clients and 28,000 learners.
Additional information about Nancy may be found at: www.nkacatalyst.com

LOCATION:
University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
Abromsom Center, Room 213
Free parking in attached garage
88 Bedford Street
Portland, Maine 04101

CREDITS:
1.5 PDH will be awarded

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

AGENDA:
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Workshop
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Dinner and complete workshop

RSVP:
by Friday, February 9, 2018

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SEAM January Tour/Dinner Meeting: Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Site Tour and Dinner Meeting

SEAM will be hosting an afternoon site tour of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge between Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH, followed by a dinner meeting and presentation by the contractor, Cianbro.

DATE:
Thursday, January 25th, 2018

PRESENTERS:
Joe Orlando, Senior Design Engineer
Joe Foley, Senior Design Engineer
Pete Malikowski, Senior Project Engineer

Note: Joe Orlando did a presentation at the SEAM February 2017 Foundations seminar about the SML pile caps, but this is intended to be a more comprehensive overview of the entire project.

LOCATION:
Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, meet at the Portsmouth approach
Redhook Ale Brewery, 1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth, NH 03801

SAFETY GEAR FOR SITE VISIT:
Hard hat, steel toes, glasses, gloves, safety vest if you have one.

CREDITS:
2 PDH will be awarded

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

Note: Remember to sign up or renew your membership!

AGENDA:
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Bridge tour
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Registration and social time
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Presentation

RSVP:
by Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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