SEAM April 2019 Meeting: Loss Prevention (Case Study)

Gregg Ritter of Clark Insurance will be leading a seminar on loss prevention, which involves identifying and anticipating risks in the practice of architecture and engineering. Studying claims that have actually happened can help you more readily spot risks, identify opportunities to use loss prevention techniques and decrease exposure to claims in your own firm. The case Gregg will present is taken directly from an actual claim. It is not a composite case, nor has it been embellished—it is simply a real-life situation that involves design professionals.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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.

Clark Insurance
1945 Congress Street, Building A
Portland, Maine 04104

1.5 PDH will be awarded
Insurance Premium Credit for AXA, XL, and Beazley clients

$40.00 for SEAM members
$60.00 for non-members

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration/social time
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Dinner
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm Dinner and complete workshop

by Friday, April 19, 2019

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SEAM Seminar: Post-Disaster Building Safety Assessment Training

SEAM will be hosting a full-day training seminar on the methods of assessment of the safety and usability of buildings after natural and man-made disasters. This training can be employed by engineers and architects to assist government agencies in their emergency response to such events.

Participants who have an active license in any state as a Design Professional (Civil PE, SE or RA) will receive California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ Safety Assessment Program (Cal-OES SAP) credentials. Evaluators under the Cal-OES SAP program can participate in emergency response activities in many states. (Valid license numbers will be required for this certification.)

Based on the Applied Technology Council’s well-accepted post-disaster methodologies and documentation guidelines ATC-20 and ATC-45 (for earthquake and wind/flood events, respectively), this SAP training course will provide engineers, architects and code-enforcement professionals with an understanding of the basic skills required to perform safety assessments of structures following disasters.

Case studies will be presented and discussed to illustrate examples of possible damage scenarios that a Second Responder could encounter and how to properly assess the damage and record it for later use by emergency management personnel. Attendees will be introduced to the FEMA requirements and protocols for responders operating in a post-disaster theater which will prepare them to take the self-study online courses required of Second Responders who wish to perform post-disaster assessments.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Michael Fillion, PE, SECB

Ramada Hotel Saco
352 North Street, Saco Maine 04072

6.5 PDH will be awarded

$165 for SEAM/NCSEA members
$185 for non-members
Includes copies of ATC-20 and ATC-45 for each attendee, and pre-printed Evaluator Student Manuals.

7:45 am – 8:15 AM Light breakfast and Registration
8:15 AM – 10:30 AM SAP Introduction, Process and Procedures
10:30 AM – 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Building Evaluations with Assessment Exercise
12:10 PM – 12:55 PM Lunch
12:55 PM – 2:25 PM Critical Lifeline Systems + Non-Earthquake Hazards
2:25 PM – 2:35 PM Break
2:35 PM – 3:50 PM Field Safety + Conclusion
3:50 PM – 4:05 PM Q & A

by Friday, March 15, 2019

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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

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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).

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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.

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)

4 PDH will be awarded

$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)

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

by Tuesday, January 15, 2018

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


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