September Tour of Auburn Concrete

SEAM has arranged for a tour with Auburn Concrete at their Auburn facility. Tour will include both a tour of the concrete batch plant and their lab facility. On hand will be two representatives from BASF / Master Builders that will discuss trends in admixtures and answer any admixture questions you may have. Please arrive with steel toed shoes and eye protection. Following the tour, a social time and dinner will be held at DaVinci’s Eatery.

DATE:
September 22,2016

LOCATION:
Tour
Auburn Plant
82 Goldthwaite Road
Auburn, Maine

Social & Dinner
DaVinci’s Eatery
150 Mill Street
Lewiston, Maine

CREDITS:
1.0 PDH will be awarded

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

AGENDA:
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tour
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Social Time
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner

RSVP:
by Friday, September 16, 2016

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Concrete: Cracking and Case Studies of Failures

SEAM will be hosting a seminar to be put on by Dr. David W. Fowler, P.E., of The University of Texas at Austin. The presentation will run approximately two hours and will focus on three topics:

Volume Change and Restraint: Recipe for Cracking

Case Study: Big Dig Ceiling Panel Failure

Case Study: Concrete Parking Garage Foundation Failure

DATE: Tuesday, June 7 , 2016

PRESENTER: David W. Fowler, PhD, P.E.

Dr. David W. Fowler, P.E., is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor and the Joe J. King Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches courses in forensic engineering, structures and materials. His research has been in the areas of concrete-polymer materials, forensic engineering, concrete materials, wood structures, aggregates in concrete, and specialty concretes. He has served as president of the International Congress of Polymers in Concrete, member of the ACI Board, and member and chair of numerous committees in ASCE, ACI and TRB. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. His consulting is in the area of forensic investigations related to wood structures, concrete foundations and structures, and concrete materials. His daughter and her husband, Teresa and David Price, have their own structural consulting firm in North Yarmouth.

LOCATION:
Rolandeau’s Restaurant
775 Washington Street North, Auburn, Maine

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

COST:
$50.00 for SEAM members
$70.00 for non-members

AGENDA:
5:00 pm-5:30 pm Sign in and social
5:30 pm-6:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm-8:00 pm Presentation

RSVP:
by Friday, June 3, 2016

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SEAM May Seminar: 2015 and Beyond – International Building Code Changes

SEAM will be hosting this half day seminar put on by a variety of speakers.

Maine currently utilizes the 2009 IBC and will soon transition to the 2015 IBC, yet it is already 2016. The building codes are ever changing. This seminar will focus on the most dramatic current and some possible future code changes.

DATE:
Monday, May 23rd , 2016

PRESENTERS:
Robert Durfee – Nationally recognized expert in covered bridge repair and restoration
Alex Azodi – 2015 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year, Omega SE of Newbury, NH
Carmen Bombeke – Senior Structural Engineer at Gartley & Dorsky of Camden, ME
Peter Griem
Tom DiBlasi
Michael Fillion
Rimas Veitas

LOCATION:
Ramada @ Saco Plaza
352 North Street (and accessible from 95N)
Saco, Maine

CREDITS:
3.5 PDHs will be awarded

COST:
$90.00 for SEAM and NECSEA members
$120.00 for non-members

AGENDA:
11:30-12:00 Sign in and Registration
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch – ‘Memphis Time BBQ’, Covered Bridges by Robert Durfee
1:00-1:30 Welcome and introductions
1:30-2:00 General Requirements by Alex Azodi
2:00-2:30 IRC by Carmen Bombeke
2:30-3:00 Seismic Provisions by Peter Griem
3:00-3:15 Break – fruit, juice, and coffee
3:15-3:45 Wind Engineering by Tom DiBlasi
3:45-4:15 Existing Buildings by Michael Fillion
4:15-4:45 Special Inspections by Rimas Veitas

RSVP: by Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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Save the Date: IBC Code Seminar

A note to ask you to save the date for our next upcoming event.

On Monday May 23rd we will be hosting a seminar on 2015 and Beyond – International Building Code Changes. The meeting will be held in Saco.

This seminar will offer 3.5 PDH’s.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming days.

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