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Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:

Two-Part Welding Seminar 

Worth 4 PDH’s

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:00 – 2:00 pm 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00-2:00 pm 


$25 with PDH ‘s
$20 without PDH
‘s
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This two part webinar, designed for practicing structural engineers, will provide an overview of what is needed to design reliable welded connections. Based on the requirements of AISC 360 and AWS D1.1, the program will consist of the following two lectures:

October 7, 2020 – Principles of Welded Connection Design: twelve principles that should be considered when welded connections are designed, followed by two failure case studies where these principles were violated

October 28, 2020 – Special Welding Applications &Problems and Fixes: two topics in one lecture. In Part A, specialized welding applications will be reviewed, including welding on heavy shapes, AESS, HSS, field welding and low temperature applications. In Part B, problem and solutions to common construction situations will be discussed, including repairs to base metal, out of tolerance joints, mis-located holes, welding on anchor rod, and dealing with welds that were not properly inspected.

The content of the course is generally based on AISC Design Guide 21—A Primer for Engineers, which was written by the presenter. 

Information on the Presenter: 

                                                         Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E.
                                                      Manager, Engineering Services
                                                        Welding Design Consultant

                                                     The Lincoln Electric Company
                                                           Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.

Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E., is a recognized authority on the design and performance of welded connections.  He is a popular speaker on the subject and has lectured around the world. In 2015, he was named an AWS Fellow. He received the American Institute of Steel Construction’s T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award in 2001, the AISC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and became the eighth recipient of the AISC Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence in 2016; he became the first recipient of the AISC Steel Conference Speaker Award in 2018. He was appointed an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta in 2019. He has authored or co-authored texts and chapters of many handbooks, including the AISC Design Guide on Weldingand the Mark’s Handbook of Engineering, 12thEdition.He has appeared as a subject expert on the History Channel and Discovery Channel. 

Dr. Miller earned a B.S. degree in Welding Engineering from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, an M.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from LeTourneau University in 1997.   He is a former Chair of the AWS D1 Structural Welding Code Committee. He was the first Chair of the Seismic Welding Subcommittee and is a former co-chair of the AASHTO-AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code Committee. His current technical involvement includes membership on the AWS D1 committee and the AISC Specification Committee. He is a Professional Engineer, and formerly a Certified Welding Inspector and Qualified Welder.

Past Meetings:

March 4, 2020 Top 10 Things to Know About HSS Connections Presented by Brad Fletcher, S.E.
5:30 PM Baci Grill, Cromwell, CT Link to Presentation

Holiday Party: Case Studies in Foundation Failures Presented by Theodore Von Rosenvinge IV, PE, DGE, 5:30 PM, New Haven Lawn Club

November 6, 2019 : Engineering Ethics Presented by Donald W. Doeg of Updike, Kelley & Spellacy
5:30 PM Baci Grill, Cromwell, CT

October 2, 2019: Effective Use of the SDI Diaphragm Design Manual, presented by Michael Martignetti of Canam
5:30 PM Baci Grill, Cromwell, CT

September 11, 2019: NON-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION (NDE) A CONSIDERED APPROACH TO REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
In association with ICRI and presented by Charles Bransby-Zachary 5:30 PM Best Western Plus North Haven

May 1, 2019: Harnessing the Power of AISC Design Guides 
Presented by Larry Kruth, P.E. 5:30 PM Baci Grill

April 3, 2019: Floodplain Design, Construction and Impacts on Flood Insurance, presented by Brian Newman  5:30 PM,
Baci Grill

March 6, 2019: Techniques, Materials and Design Considerations for Strengthening & Repair of Existing Concrete Structures, presented  by Sanjiv Inamdar 5:30 PM, Baci Grill

January 9, 2019: Structural Innovation and Disruption Using Ground Improvement and Other Geotechnical Elements, presented by Rimas Veitas, P.E.  5:30 PM, Casa Mia at The Hawthorne

December 12, 2018: Mass Timber: A New Paradigm, presented by Tanya Luthi.
5:30 PM, New Haven Lawn Club.

November 7, 2018: Development Along Old Party Walls presented by Dan Eschenasy, P.E., SECB, F.SEI.  5:30 PM, Baci Grill.

October 9, 2018: Forensic Geology, Concrete Petrography & Interesting Case Studies Including an Ancient Mystery  with Scott Wolter, PG,  5:30 PM, Courtyard by Marriott.

June 7, 2018:  In the Footsteps of Vitruvius – seminar and dinner meeting with Matthew Bronski, P.E., FAAR,  5:30 PM, Best Western PLUS, 201 Washington Avenue ,North Haven, CT 06473

April 18, 2018: Frame for Success — Avoid Callbacks! seminar and dinner meeting with Robert Kuserk,  5:30 PM, Courtyard Marriott, 4 Sebether Drive, Cromwell, CT.

February 7, 2018: Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel seminar and dinner meeting with Adam Boswell, P.E. 5:30 PM, Best Western PLUS North Haven, 201 Washington Ave., North Haven, CT 06473

December 5, 2017: SEC Holiday Party – The Structure of Design presented by Les Robertson.  New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT.

November 8, 2017: SEC Seminar and Dinner Meeting – The Good & Bad with Delegated Design, Presenter: Kevin Chamberlain, P.E., SECB – C.E.O. and Principal, DeStefano & Chamberlain, Inc. 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Radisson Hotel Cromwell, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT

April 5, 2017: SEC Seminar and Dinner Meeting – Benefits of Unmanned Aerial Systems to Forensic Engineering, Presenter: Bruce Barnes, MS PE – VP – East (Structural) Envista Forensics
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Radisson Hotel Cromwell, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT

February 1, 2017: SEC Seminar and Dinner Meeting – Structural Provisions of the New Code, Presenter: Mr. Thomas DiBlasi, P.E., SECB; 5:30 – 8:30 PM, Best Western Plus, North Haven.

October 5, 2016: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Half-day Designing Masonry Seminar with David Biggs, PE, SE., Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell.

September 7, 2016: Dinner Meeting: Assessment of Fire Damaged Structures with Michael Cuevas, PE, Radisson Hotel, Cromwell, CT.

May 11, 2016: Joint International Concrete Repair Institute/SEC Dinner Meeting: Shoring Up The Hynes, From Decision to Complex Execution, Best Western, New Haven.

March 2, 2016 Cross Laminated Timber Common Design Challenges & Exposing the Potential of Heavy Timber Construction, Presenter: Marc Rivard, P.E., New England Regional Director, Wood Works – Wood Product Council.

February 3, 2016, FM Global – Issues for Structural Engineers, Presenter: Daniel G. Howell, P.E., Senior Engineer – FM Global

Dec 2 2015 SEC Seminar and Holiday Meeting: Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame, Presenter: Mr. David Kufferman, P.E., 5:30 PM, New Haven Lawn Club.

November 9, 2015: Engineering Ethics: Back to the Future, Presenter: Paul Brady, Executive Director, ACEC, CSPE, 5:30 PM, Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell, CT.

October 7, 2015: Corrosion Mitigation In Older Building Envelopes, Presenter: Gina Crevello, Principal – e2chem Consultants, LLC,

May 6, 2015: Condition Assessment of Old Stone Retaining Walls with Dan Eschenasy.

April 9, 2015: Lateral Load Design Using IBC and ASCE 7-10 Seminar with Ed Huston, PE, SE.

March 4, 2015: Ethics and Risk Management Seminar with Scott Smith, Smith Brothers USA.

February 11, 2015: Cinder Concrete Floor Systems with Ciro Cuono, PE, LEED AP; 5:30 PM, Best Western Plus, North Haven.

December 3, 2014: Holiday Party: Rewards of Failure: Changes in Codes, Standards and Practices Resulting from Structural Failures, Dr. Robert Ratay.

November 12, 2014: Engineering Heavy Timber with Jim DeStefano, PE, 5:30 PM, Four Points Sheraton, Meriden.

October 8, 2014: Corrosion Mitigation in Reinforced Concrete Structures, Erik Thorpe, Vector Corrosion Technologies. 5:30 PM, Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell.

September 10, 2014: Joint Meeting with ICRI: “What’s Wrong with my Precast Concrete Garage”? – Identifying and Avoiding Failures Due to Vehicular Fatigue Loading with Lawrence Keenan, AIA, PE.

May 14, 2014: Structural Renovations of Historic Structural Systems with Ciro Cuono, PE, Cuono Engineering, PLLC. 5:30 PM, Best Western North Haven.

April 9, 2014: Design and Specification of Curved Glulam Beams, an SER’s Responsibility vs. Delegated Design with Russell Learned, Centerbrook Architects and Rik Vandermeulen, Unalam.

March 12, 2014: Shaft Wall System Structural Issues with Wayne Jenkins, USG architectural Services

February 12, 2014: Topics in Snow Load Design seminar and dinner meeting with Michael O’Rourke, PhD, PE. 5:30 PM, Four Points Sheraton, Meriden.

December 11, 2013: SEC Holiday Party, Yale University Sterling Power Plant: Presenter: Mr. Robert Charney

November 13, 2013: Helical Screw Anchors In Soil Foundations with Pat Haffert, Danbro Distributors, 5:30 PM, Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell.

October 17, 2013: Ethics Seminar and dinner meeting with Don Doeg, PE, Esq. 5:30 PM, Four Points by Sheraton.

September 11, 2013: Industrial Rope Access seminar and dinner meeting, 5:30 PM, at the North Haven Holiday Inn.

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