Engineered Solutions with High Performance Grouts

SEAM will be hosting an evening seminar discussing Engineered Solutions with High Performance Grouts.

PRESENTER: Mark Cunningham, Project Engineer for Northeast Infrastructure, Civil and Energy with Five Star Products, Inc.

In this seminar, Mr. Cunningham will review Five Star products and technical resources; the ACI and API definitions of precision, non-shrink grout; specifying cementitious vs. epoxy grouts; the best practices for placing and installing grouts; and technical field issues.

LOCATION:
Seasons Conference Center
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
155 Riverside Street
Portland, Maine

CREDITS:
1.5 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$35 for members/$60 for non-members

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

RSVP:
by Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Masonry Design Learning Session

SEAM will be hosting an evening seminar to be put on via digital recording by Prof. Richard E. Klingner recently retired from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His areas of expertise include the behavior and design of masonry structures. From 2002 to 2008, he was Chair of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee, charged with the development of masonry design provisions for the U.S.

The presentation will run approximately 1.5 hrs and will be a prerecorded webinar. In this webinar, the structural behavior of low-rise reinforced masonry structures is first reviewed. That review is used as the basis for a simplified design approach for each essential structural component: walls loaded out of plane; walls loaded in plane; lintels; and diaphragms. Simplified techniques are introduced for lateral load analysis. Finally, the basics of masonry terminology and specification are presented.

DATE:
September 23rd 2014

PRESENTER:
Prof. Richard E. Klingner
LOCATION:
Seasons Banquet Center
(Formerly Verillo’s)
Portland, Maine

CREDITS:
1.5 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$45.00 for members/ $60.00 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 Presentation
8:00 pm-8:30 pm Questions

RSVP:
by Friday, March, 26 2010

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Seminar: Practical Design of Shallow Foundations for Conventional and Pre-engineered Buildings

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

SEAM is planning a full day seminar on the Practical Design of Shallow Foundations for Conventional and Pre-engineered Buildings, presented by Alexander Newman, F.ASCE.

Seminar will be Diamond Approved for 8 pdh’s. PDH hours will be valid in all 50 states.

This seminar covers the design of both basic and complex shallow foundations. It starts with a brief review of foundation basics and continues to the design of shallow foundations for conventional buildings using longhand calculations, reference tables, and software. The larger part of the presentation addresses the unique challenges of designing foundations for pre-engineered metal buildings. Mr. Newman explains the process of estimating column reactions and methods of resisting horizontal forces and uplift on these foundations. The design methods for tie rods, hairpins, downturned slabs, and moment-resisting foundations are explained and illustrated in several design examples. The basics of designing anchor bolts and other embedments to resist tension and shear are also discussed.

LOCATION:
Ramada at Saco Plaza Conference Center
352 North Street, Saco, Maine

CREDITS:
8 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$150 for members / $200 for non-members

AGENDA:
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental breakfast buffet
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Seminar
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break and buffet
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Seminar

RSVP: by Friday, April 18, 2014

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SEAM Meeting Presentation: Special Inspections – A Perspective from an Engineer of Record

Special Inspections – A Perspective from an Engineer of Record

John Thomsen, a principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in Waltham, Massachusetts will present this informative talk on the Special Inspections process.

What is the structural engineers role? What’s involved in the Statement of Special Inspections? What are the owners expectations and what can be expected of the structural engineer of record during construction?

These questions and more will be discussed as we hear about John’s experience with the process of Special Inspections from start to finish.

DATE:
March 13, 2014

PRESENTER:
John Thomsen

LOCATION:
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
(Formerly Verillo’s)
Portland, Maine

CREDITS:
1.0 PDH will be awarded

COST:
$35.00 for members/ $55.00 for non-member

AGENDA:
5:00 pm -6:00 pm Social Hour
6:00 pm-7:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm-8:00 pm Presentation & Questions

RSVP:
by Friday, March 7, 2014

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