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Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:

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

With thousands of party walls in cities up and down the Eastern seaboard working on and around party walls is a reality for many engineers. Listen along as Dan Eschenasy discusses the many challenges of working with existing party walls including legal, code based and structural issues. Topics discussed will include past and current regulations, surveying existing walls, demolition adjacent to walls and developing existing party walls. Don’t miss this informative and relevant presentation.

Dan Eschenasy is the New York City Buildings Department Chief Structural Engineer. In this position he advises the Commissioner on the planning and response to disasters, building code issues and technical bulletins. Has been the first responder lead engineer in cases of building collapses or construction accidents. Using statistical analyses of building conditions or accidents, he advises on the problem trends that require introduction of new programs. He has collaborated with New York City’s engineering consulting community in developing new consensus regulations on the condition evaluation of retaining walls or facades. He was the principal forensic engineer for a variety of cases such as collapses during demolitions, failures of falseworks, post fire structural collapses, uncontrolled blast damages, failures of façade elements resulting in accidents. Following the terrorist attack at WTC, Mr. Eschenasy was the principal organizer of the structural engineering response at the site. In Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath he organized the engineering inspection of over 10,000 buildings. Prior to joining the NYC Buildings Department, Mr. Eschenasy participated in the design of many kinds of structures – nuclear, petrochemical, schools, museums, office high-rises, historic landmarks. Eschenasy is serving as member of several ASCE/SEI committees and is an honorary member of SEAONY and a Fellow of SEI.

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Past Meetings:

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.