Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:
SEC Holiday Party
Case Studies in Foundation Failures
Presented by Theodore Von Rosenvinge IV, PE, DGE
December 11, 2019 – 5:30 PM
New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Signup info coming soon!
Presenter Bio from GEODesign’s website: As a founding Principal and current CEO, Ted leads and promotes a culture of quality that is based on teamwork, client service, critical thinking, technical excellence, pragmatism and professionalism. Prior to earning his advanced degrees, Ted began his career as a union construction worker in Boston. Since then he has served in roles from Field Engineer to Principal-in-Charge of hundreds of projects involving foundation engineering for high-rise buildings, major bridges, rail facilities, marine projects, earthwork/underground construction and soil mechanics. His expertise also includes serving as a forensic/expert witness, providing field and lab testing, and implementing geotechnical instrumentation.
An American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow since 1998, Ted brings enthusiasm and passion to all aspects of the field. Whether brainstorming with clients, mentoring younger members of the firm, serving as a guest lecturer on a hot button topic, or receiving accolades for an award-winning project, Ted is inspired and motivated by the work and long-term relationships he has developed as the firm’s lead underground intelligence officer.
Above ground: When the opportunity arises, Ted can be found sailing. He has crewed on and completed 10 Newport to Bermuda sail races (635 miles). A guitarist, guitar collector and songwriter, he also enjoys playing rock’n’roll nearly as much as engineering rock’n’soil.
November 6, 2019 : Engineering Ethics
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,
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.