Thursday, 20 February 2020 Dinner Meeting

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Topic: 
Structural Design for Multifamily Projects
Location:    
Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Meeting Room: Grand Ballroom
Cost**:
General Admission $50; Government $35; Students $35
PLEASE RSVP BY 3:30 PM ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2020
Please note dinner preference in response - chicken, fish, vegetarian
Meeting schedule:
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm  Dinner
7:15 pm Presentation
Description:
This presentation will discuss structural design for multifamily projects. Different design techniques including foundation improvements, podium design and wood framing will be presented. Specifically the different types of podiums - Concrete (PT and conventional), Steel/Concrete, Precast Plank, Composite (Hambro) will be reviewed.  Also the advantages/disadvantages of each, cost and construction impact in this market will be discussed. 
Presenters:
 Dave Brown, Vice President of CBG Building Company
Dave Brown is currently the Vice President of CBG Building Company.  Dave started the Philadelphia office in 2017 and is currently responsible for all work in the greater Philadelphia area.  His portfolio in this market include The Smith Valley Forge (320 units - $57M), Parkview at Oaklands (291 units - $52M) and 130 Monument (205 units - $41M).  Dave is a 2009 graduate from Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Questions:

Please email “phillysei+meeting”<at>”gmail”<dot>”com”


Note:
 **Payment must be made for the cost of dinner if you make a reservation but are not able to attend, since we must pay this cost to the caterer.**

HAPPY NEW YEAR - 23 January 2020 Dinner Meeting - Bridge Inspections

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Topic: 
Bridge Inspection: Past, Present, and Future
Location:    
Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Meeting Room: Laurel Ballroom
Cost**:
General Admission $50; Government $35; Students $35
PLEASE RSVP BY 3:30 PM ON MONDAY JANUARY 20, 2019

REGISTER HERE
Please note dinner preference in response - chicken, fish, vegetarian
Meeting schedule:
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm  Dinner
7:15 pm Presentation
Description:
In response to the collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967, the U.S. Congress established the National Bridge Inspection Standards to set policy regarding bridge inspection for the safety of bridges in the United States. Subsequently, the NBIS has evolved into an essential part of DOT structures policy and the oversight of all highway bridges in the United States. This presentation will review the origins of the NBIS and some of the major events which have occurred in the past five decades that have shaped the current policy. It will also include case studies illustrating some of the unique challenges of bridge inspection.  Finally, the presentation will look at some of the emerging changes that could shape the future of bridge inspection.
Presenter:
Henry Fix, PE - Associate Vice President, Bridge Inspection
Henry Fix, PE, is an Associate Vice President for AECOM and works in their Conshohocken Office for the Bridge Inspection Group.  He has been a Certified Bridge Inspector since 1988 and has been involved in numerous inspection and evaluation projects for highway and railroad bridges in 14 states.  His portfolio of projects covers a wide variety of bridges including long-span trusses, suspension bridges, moveable bridges and cable-stayed bridges, as well as thousands of common bridges.  He has been an instructor for the PennDOT Bridge Inspector Refresher Course, the PennDOT Bridge Scour Evaluation Course and lectured as an adjunct professor at Widener University.  Henry has also been a design engineer and program manager for numerous bridge design and rehabilitation projects.  He is a licensed professional engineer in six states and Puerto Rico.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master of Civil Engineering from Villanova University.

Questions:

Please email “phillysei+meeting”<at>”gmail”<dot>”com”


REGISTER HERE
Note:
 **Payment must be made for the cost of dinner if you make a reservation but are not able to attend, since we must pay this cost to the caterer.**

5 December 2019 - Dinner Meeting - Join us!

Contech Bridge and Buried Structures

Technical Presentation

1 professional development hour (pdh)

Location:    

Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Meeting Room: Laurel Ballroom

Cost: Registration required

General Admission $50; Government $35; Students $35

PLEASE RSVP BY 3:30 PM ON MONDAY DECEMBER 2, 2019

Please note dinner preference in response - chicken, fish, vegetarian
Bring checks payable to “SEI-Phila Chapter” or send to:
Att: James Greco, AECOM, 1700 Market St Suite 1600, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Description:

 Learn about the industry’s latest innovations for bridges and culverts that work for a wide variety of applications and capacities, spanning distances from five feet to 400 feet.Including plate, precast & truss bridge systems overview; precast design overview; soil-structure interaction analysis and design process; precast wingwalls and abutments; Pennsylvania applications; and PennDOT LRFD Standards (Change #2) Review.

Presenters:


Philip Creamer, PE- Director of Precast Bridge Design Services 
Phil joined Contech in 1996. Phil has served in his current position since 2006. Prior to this position, Phil was the Area Engineer overseeing the West Coast territory and initially served as a design engineer and hydraulic engineer responsible for the research required to approve ConSpan in HEC-RAS. He has extensive experience using the finite element program CANDE, which is used to design CON/SPAN® and BEBO bridge systems. Phil is member of TRB Committee AFS40 – Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction and a member of ASTM Committee C13.  Phil received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky and is a registered professional engineer in 30 states.
Bill Gray, Senior Bridge Consultant 
Bill jointed Contech is 2001. Bill is responsible for managing structure projects in Eastern Pennsylvania, which includes PennDOT Districts 4-0, 5-0 & 6-0. Bill’s areas of expertise include solution development for modular bridge technologies including precast, plate and truss bridges and culverts and scour protection systems. Bill is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, where he received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. In addition to his current position with CONTECH, he has worked in consulting engineering and the construction industry.

Questions: Please email “phillysei+meeting”<at>”gmail”<dot>”com"