SEAM Seminar: Structural Renovation in Accordance with the International Existing Building Code (IEBC)

SEAM will be hosting this full day seminar put on by Mr. Alexander Newman, P.E., F.ASCE.

Maine has many existing structures that were built before the current generation of building codes arrived. For decades, the design professionals have debated what should be done with these buildings when any renovations were required. Specifically, to what degree should the renovated building comply with the code for new construction? Some thought that the buildings were “grandfathered” and required no further upgrading, while others believed that nothing short of complete rebuilding would satisfy the code officials. The International Existing Building Code (IEBC) was published to provide answers to these questions and to promote reuse of existing buildings. Depending on the category of work, the IEBC specifies the degree of structural upgrade that the building must undergo. Being it is a complex document, the IEBC needs to be studied and interpreted with great care. This seminar offers guidance on the structural provisions of the code and illustrates them with examples and case studies, highlighting the areas of controversy and misunderstanding. In addition, the instructor discusses practical methods of upgrading various structural systems to comply with IEBC provisions.

DATE: Tuesday, April 12th , 2016

PRESENTER: Alexander Newman, P.E., F.ASCE.
Alexander Newman, P.E., F.ASCE, is a forensic and structural consultant in Needham, Massachusetts. During more than 35 years of professional practice, Mr. Newman has been involved with structural design, renovation, and failure investigation of numerous structures around the country. Most recently, he has been a managing engineer with the country’s leading construction failure and accident investigation firm and a principal consultant with another well-known forensic-engineering company. His previous positions include being a principal engineer with a large architectural and engineering firm, where he was responsible for structural design of projects ranging from simple residential buildings to complex, multistory industrial facilities. His experience also includes engineering positions with a light-gage steel contractor, precast concrete manufacturer, and being a manager of fabrication division with a steel fabricator. Mr. Newman’s many publications include a definitive reference book Structural Renovation of Buildings: Methods, Details, and Design Examples, published by McGraw-Hill Book Company in 2001. He is the author of two other authoritative books from McGraw-Hill: Metal Building Systems: Design and Specifications, now in its 3rd edition and translated into Chinese, and Foundation and Anchor Design Guide for Metal Building Systems. Mr. Newman has led numerous educational seminars around the country for design professionals, building officials, owners and contractors. He has conducted training programs for the employees of US State Department, NASA, US Air Force, Iraq Reconstruction Team, and many educational and professional groups.

Embassy Suites Hotel
1050 Westbrook Street
Portland, Maine

7 DIAMOND APPROVED PDHs will be awarded**

$180.00 for SEAM members
$240.00 for non-members

8:00 am-8:30 am Sign in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am-12:00 pm Seminar with break
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Deli Lunch Buffet
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Seminar with break

by Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

**Note: NCSEA/SEAM does not warrant that a course complies with the continuing education requirements in
all jurisdictions

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