Save the Date: November Bath Iron Works Tour

On Wednesday November 18th SEAM will be hosting a yard tour at Bath Iron Works. A dinner will follow the tour.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming days.

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SEAM: Tour of Boise Structural Solutions

SEAM has arranged for tours of Boise Structural Solutions (formerly Wood Structures, Inc) wood truss and wall panel manufacturing facilities in Saco and Biddeford. Following the tours, a social hour and dinner will be held at the Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery in Saco. Dinner selections below.

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Locations:
1st:Boise Structural Solutions,Industrial Park Road,Saco, ME
2nd: Boise Structural Solutions, 20 Pomerleau Street, Biddeford, ME
3rd: Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery, 100 Main Street, Saco, ME

Credits: 1.5 PDH will be awarded.

Cost: $40 for members/$60 for non-members

AGENDA
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tour truss manufacturing facility
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Tour wall panel manufacturing facility
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Social time
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner

RSVP: by 12pm, Friday, October 16, 2015

PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL WITH YOUR REGISTRATION AND DINNER SELECTION IN ADDITION TO PAYING ONLINE.
DINNER CHOICES: Please select one and email your choice:

Sea Scallops
Seafood Paella
Baked Stuffed Shrimp
Maple Glazed Salmon
Chevre Stuffed Salmon

Chicken Cordon Mill
Pecan Encrusted Chicken
Basil Chicken Penne

10oz. New York Strip
Steak Tips
Sweet & Savory Stuffed Pork

Mushroom Stroganoff
Grilled Veggie Napoleon
Butternut Squash Risotto
Veggie Primavera & Parmesan Risotto Cakes.

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SEAM September Wood Design Seminar

SEAM will be hosting a seminar to be put on by Mr. John ‘Buddy’ Showalter, P.E., of the American Wood Council. The presentation will run approximately six ‘Diamond Approved’ hours and will be comprised of four parts:

  • Connection Solutions for Wood-Framed Structures (DES310) – Two hours
  • Overview of Cross-Laminated Timber (MAT240) – Two hours
  • ASD and LFRD with 2012 NDS for Wood Const’n (STD105) – One hour
  • Significant Changes to AWC’s 2015 NDS & SDPWS (STD510) – One hour

DATE: Thursday, September 17th, 2015

PRESENTER: John Showalter

Buddy Showalter joined the American Wood Council (AWC) staff in 1992 and currently serves as Vice President of Technology Transfer. His responsibilities at AWC include oversight of publications, website, helpdesk, education, and other technical media. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards for Wood Design Focus, published by the Forest Products Society, and STRUCTURE magazine, published jointly by NCSEA, ASCE/SEI, and CASE. Prior to joining AWC, Showalter was Technical Director of the Truss Plate Institute. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

LOCATION:
Ramada Saco & Express Events
352 North Street
(and off the Maine Turnpike North)
Saco, Maine

CREDITS:
6 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$125.00 for members/ $150.00 for non-member

AGENDA:
7:00 am am-8:00 am Deli Continental Breakfast
8:00 am-10:00 am DES 310 Presentation
10:00 am-10:30 am Break
10:30 am-12:30 pm MAT240 Presentation
12:30 pm-1:30 pm New England Deli Lunch
1:30 pm-2:30 pm STD105 Presentation
2:30 pm-3:30 pm STD510 Presentation

RSVP:
by Friday, September 11, 2015

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SEAM: Open Forum

SEAM will be hosting an evening Open Forum hosted by the board of directors. The meeting will run approximately 1 to 1.5 hours and will be an open discussion within the membership on issues facing the structural engineering profession in Maine. A prime objective will be to have attendees interact with each other and the board by raising concerns, sharing experiences, and comparing practices. It will also be an opportunity for those attending to give feedback to the board on where they see SEAM can be improved.

Some of the topics expected for discussion are:

– Major design issues facing structural engineers right now
– Software
– Codes and Standards
– Legal Issues
– Concerns/question people may have with SEAM

Note: In an effort to reach out to those members outside of the Portland area we will be holding this meeting in Augusta, at the Senator Inn and Spa, off I-95.

***UPDATE: This meeting will be broadcast live online!***
We are offering this option to reach out to those members that may have difficulty attending due to the remoteness of their location. Of course, we would prefer you be there in person, but if that’s not possible then hopefully this will be a more convenient option. Please select the appropriate option when responding. You will receive instructions on how to join the meeting closer to the date

DATE:
May 12, 2015

PRESENTER:
SEAM Board of Directors

LOCATION:
Senator Inn & Spa
284 Western Avenue
Augusta, Maine 04330

CREDITS:
1.0 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$20.00 for members/ $40.00 for non-member

AGENDA:
5:00 pm -6:00 pm Social Hour
6:00 pm-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm-8:00 pm Open Forum

RSVP:
RSVP Deadline Tuesday, May 5th 2015

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