Schedule of Upcoming Meetings:
Structural Engineering of Mid-Rise Wood-Frame Construction
Webinar Worth 2 PDH’s
Wednesday, January 13, 2020 | 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET. via Zoom Meeting
$25 with PDH ‘s
$20 without PDH‘s
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Structural Engineering of Mid-Rise Wood-Frame Construction:
This seminar will focus on structural design strategies for mid-rise wood-frame projects. As modern multi-family living evolves to achieve greater urban density while accommodating more amenities and long-term value, projects are growing larger, taller and incorporating more open space with views of the surrounding neighborhood. As the material of choice for many of these mid-rise projects, wood framing is well suited to accomplish these evolving trends in multi-family and mid-rise construction. However, along with a shift in the aesthetic and programmatic layout of these buildings has come a need to better frame the spaces and that onus is on the structural engineers. In addition, more and more of a building’s fire and life safety design considerations are becoming a joint effort with architect and engineer.
This half-day seminar will address a number of topics that structural engineers will need to understand in order to cost effectively design and detail mid-rise and mid-rise over podium projects.
Section 1: Mid-Rise Fire and Life Safety
Section 2: Structural Impacts of Mid-Rise
Section 3: Lateral Design of Wood-over-Podium
Marc Rivard, PE, SE is the WoodWorks Regional Director covering the states of MA, CT, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT .
October 7 & 28, 2020: Two Part Welding Seminar Presented by Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E. 12-2 pm via Zoom Meeting
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,
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.