March 2020 Dinner Meeting - CANCELLED

Thursday, March 12, 2020


Topic: 

Learn about the benefits and challenges of renovating an existing building into Saint‐Gobain CertainTeed’s new headquarters, a double LEED Platinum project.
Location:    
HNTB - 1650 Arch St, 21st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Cost**:
General Admission $50; Government $35; Students $35
PLEASE RSVP BY 3:30 PM ON MONDAY MARCH 9, 2020
Maggiano’s buffet will be provided
REGISTER HERE
Meeting schedule:
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm  Dinner
7:15 pm Presentation
Description:
Saint‐Gobain CertainTeed’s new headquarters is a living lab. Learn about the benefits and challenges of renovating an existing building into a double LEED Platinum project.  In 2016, CR Magazine published a list of the most sustainable corporate headquarters. On the list were leading companies including Saint‐Gobain CertainTeed. Demonstrating their leadership in sustainability, instead of building a ground up, new corporate headquarters, Saint‐Gobain CertainTeed transformed a 320,000 SF existing office building into a state of the art headquarters incorporating innovative solutions for energy use and a premier environment for employees. The project recently achieved LEED v2009 for Core & Shell Development Platinum certification and LEED v2009 for Commercial Interiors Platinum certification.
Presenters:
Michael Pavelsky, AIA, LEED AP BD+C - The Sheward Partnership
Michael is Senior Associate and Sustainability Director at The Sheward Partnership, LLC, an architecture, planning, and sustainability consulting firm based in Philadelphia. Michael is responsible for directing all sustainable design and LEED efforts within the firm having managed nearly 600 LEED projects throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad. Michael is a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional with over fifteen years of progressive sustainable design and consulting experience. Michael earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree, with honors, minoring in Historic Preservation from Philadelphia University.

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.**

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.**