Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:
Harnessing the Power of AISC Design Guides
Presented by Larry Kruth, P.E.
Wednesday,February 6, 2019, 5:30 PM
Baci Grill, 134 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416
Structural Engineers are called upon to tackle tough analytical problems every day and AISC has many resources available to make that job a little bit easier. This one-hour presentation will familiarize you with the great technical resources available in the AISC Design Guide Series. We will review the Design Guide Series paying particular attention to the Design Guides that cover floor vibrations (DG#11), Base Plate and Anchor Rod Design (DG#1), retrofit and rehabilitation of existing structures (DG#15), Low and Medium Rise Buildings (DG#5), and design of industrial buildings (DG#7). The session will also include a general review of all AISC Design Guides, including the newest ones on column base plates, steel plate shear walls, welding, and fire.
Larry Is the Vice President of Engineering & Research for AISC. He is responsible for all engineering activities at AISC which includes the development of the Specification and Manual, all research activities, continuing education, university relations and Steel Solution Center. He was previously Vice President of Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation responsible for coordinating all activities of Douglas Steel. He has over forty years of structural engineering experience. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Previously he has served on the AISC Board of Directors and as the Chair of AISC TC-12 Quality Control & Assurance Specification Committee. Member of the AISC Safety Committee, AISC Research Committee, AISC TC-6 Connection Design Specification Committee, AISC Full Specification Committee, and the Research Council on Structural Connections. Appointed to the MIOSHA Part 26, Structural Steel Erection Advisory Committee and MIOSHA Part 10, Lifting & Digging Advisory Committee. Named 2011 Structural Engineer of the Year by the Structural Engineers Association of Michigan.
5:30-6:30 – Social Hour
6:30-7:30 – Dinner
7:30 – Presentation
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.