Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:
December 12, 2018: Mass Timber: A New Paradigm, presented by Tanya Luthi.
5:30 PM, New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT
Mass Timber: A New Paradigm:
As concerns about climate change mount and designers seek more sustainable ways to build, there has been a resurgence of interest in building large-scale urban buildings with timber. After a brief look back at the history of wood as a structural material, this talk will explore the opportunities and challenges of modern mass timber building systems. Worth 1 NYS Education Credit.
Tanya is a licensed professional engineer and a senior associate at Fast + Epp structural engineers, a Vancouver-based firm known for innovative and architecturally expressive wood structures. She served as project lead on the Mountain Equipment Co-op head office building, one of the largest contemporary timber buildings in Canada. She also co-authored a comprehensive design and construction guide for nail-laminated timber and gives frequent presentations to architects, engineers, and developers on the topic of mass timber buildings.
Tanya joined Fast + Epp’s Vancouver head office in 2011 and started the firm’s New York branch office in early 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University and a master’s degree in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Registration, Social Hour, Hors D’Oeuvers & OPEN BAR
6:30 – 7:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 pm – Program
Wood Products Council
Mixed Green Salad – Chocolate Bourbon Cake for dessert—Choice of Entrée:
1.)Roasted Breast of Chicken,Truffle Butter Roasted Smashed Fingerling Potato and Confit, Pea Arugula Emuslion, Candied Grape Tomato, Thyme Roasted Mushroom, Chorizo Demi
2.)Pan Seared Salmon, Whipped Celery Root Seafood Black Truffle, Maple Hubbard Squash Purée, Baby Kale Roasted Apple Salad, Pumpkin Red Curry Velouté, Celery Oil Drizzle
3.)White Bean Ravioli VG, Grilled Pepper Broccolini, Watercress, Grilled Tofu Crumbs, Crispy Garlic Chips, Olive Tapenade Velouté, Lemon Oil
**PLEASE REGISTER BY DECEMBER 5TH**
September 11, 2013: Industrial Rope Access seminar and dinner meeting, 5:30 PM, at the North Haven Holiday Inn.
October 17, 2013: Ethics Seminar and dinner meeting with Don Doeg, PE, Esq. 5:30 PM, Four Points by Sheraton.
November 13, 2013: Helical Screw Anchors In Soil Foundations with Pat Haffert, Danbro Distributors, 5:30 PM, Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell.
December 11, 2013: SEC Holiday Party, Yale University Sterling Power Plant: Presenter: Mr. Robert Charney
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.
March 12, 2014: Shaft Wall System Structural Issues with Wayne Jenkins, USG architectural Services
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.
May 14, 2014: Structural Renovations of Historic Structural Systems with Ciro Cuono, PE, Cuono Engineering, PLLC. 5:30 PM, Best Western North Haven.
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.
October 8, 2014: Corrosion Mitigation in Reinforced Concrete Structures, Erik Thorpe, Vector Corrosion Technologies. 5:30 PM, Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell.
November 12, 2014: Engineering Heavy Timber with Jim DeStefano, PE, 5:30 PM, Four Points Sheraton, Meriden.
December 3, 2014: Holiday Party: Rewards of Failure: Changes in Codes, Standards and Practices Resulting from Structural Failures, Dr. Robert Ratay.
February 11, 2015: Cinder Concrete Floor Systems with Ciro Cuono, PE, LEED AP; 5:30 PM, Best Western Plus, North Haven.
March 4, 2015: Ethics and Risk Management Seminar with Scott Smith, Smith Brothers USA.
April 9, 2015: Lateral Load Design Using IBC and ASCE 7-10 Seminar with Ed Huston, PE, SE.
May 6, 2015: Condition Assessment of Old Stone Retaining Walls with Dan Eschenasy.
October 7, 2015: Corrosion Mitigation In Older Building Envelopes, Presenter: Gina Crevello, Principal – e2chem Consultants, LLC,
November 9, 2015: Engineering Ethics: Back to the Future, Presenter: Paul Brady, Executive Director, ACEC, CSPE, 5:30 PM, Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell, CT.
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.
February 3, 2016, FM Global – Issues for Structural Engineers, Presenter: Daniel G. Howell, P.E., Senior Engineer – FM Global
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.
May 11, 2016: Joint International Concrete Repair Institute/SEC Dinner Meeting: Shoring Up The Hynes, From Decision to Complex Execution, Best Western, New Haven.
September 7, 2016: Dinner Meeting: Assessment of Fire Damaged Structures with Michael Cuevas, PE, Radisson Hotel, Cromwell, CT.
October 5, 2016: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Half-day Designing Masonry Seminar with David Biggs, PE, SE., Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell.
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.
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
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
December 5, 2017: SEC Holiday Party – The Structure of Design presented by Les Robertson. New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave, New Haven, 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
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.
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
October 9, 2018: Forensic Geology, Concrete Petrography & Interesting Case Studies Including an Ancient Mystery with Scott Wolter, PG, 5:30 PM, Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell, CT 06416.
November 7, 2018: Development Along Old Party Walls presented by Dan Eschenasy, P.E., SECB, F.SEI. 5:30 PM, Baci Grill, 134 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416