Opportunity to Advertise
       
The Structural Engineering Institute of Philadelphia ASCE is pleased to offer you and your company the opportunity to advertise at the ASCE/SEI meetings for the upcoming 2018-2019 year.

     Full Sponsor ($500)
            -Verbal Recognition as an ASCE/SEI sponsor at the opening and/or closing of each meeting (7 total) for the 2018-2019 SEI year

             -1 full-page slide of digital advertising of your choice that will be looped during cocktail hour before each meeting (7 total) for the 2018-2019 SEI year

             -Recognition as an ASCE/SEI annual scholarship sponsor1.  Included as a named sponsor in scholarship application and recognized as a sponsor when scholarship is presented to recipient.

    Annual Sponsor ($350)
             -1 full-page slide of digital advertising of your choice that will be looped during cocktail hour at each meeting (7 total) for the entire 2018-2019 SEI year

             -Verbal Recognition as an ASCE/SEI sponsor at the opening and/or closing of  each meeting (7 total) for the 2018-2019 SEI year

    Scholarship Sponsor ($250)
            -Recognition as an ASCE/SEI annual scholarship sponsor1.  Included as a named sponsor in scholarship application and recognized as a sponsor when scholarship is presented to recipient.

    Single Meeting Sponsor ($100)
            -1 full-page slide of digital advertising of your choice that will be looped during cocktail hour at a single meeting of your choosing during the 2018-2019 SEI year

How to sign up:
            Email Niki Eno at neno@figgbridge.com and provide your desired  sponsorship level, company name, and a 1 full-page slide of your digital advertisement.  Payment details to be arranged after signing up.

1Sponsorships that include scholarship funding are directed, in part or in total, toward the ASCE/SEI annual scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1000 to one or more students pursuing a career in the field of structural engineering.  Scholarships funded through the 2018 fund drive will be awarded in the spring of 2019.

Nonlinear Time History Analysis in RFEM with Machine Induced Vibrations


   Thursday, September 27, 2018
Topic: 
Nonlinear Time History Analysis in RFEM with Machine Induced Vibrations- 1.0 PDH

Location:    
Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Meeting Area Location:  Parkview
Cost**: 
General Admission $50; Government $35; Students $35

PLEASE RSVP BY 5:00 PM ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

Description:

Occasionally, structures may be susceptible to external vibrations such as people walking, rotating machine equipment, or even blast loading.  In order to assess the impact these external loads may have on the structure, a time history analysis is needed.  Many applications capable of running a time history analysis may be limited to a linear analysis only.  Dlubal Software’s FEA program RFEM has recently added nonlinear time history analysis to eliminate any linear restrictions.    This presentation will apply a nonlinear time history analysis on an industrial steel structure with consideration of machine induced vibrations.  Linear vs. nonlinear time history will be explored and how this can influence the result output.  Furthermore, the structure’s natural frequencies will be compared to the induced vibrations to determine if resonance is an issue or if acceleration limits are exceeded requiring structure modifications.  

Presenter:
Amy Heilig, PE
Amy Heilig, PE is the CEO of Dlubal Software, Inc. located in Philadelphia, PA.  Amy attended Colorado State University for her bachelor’s degree before relocating to the University of Texas in Austin to earn her master’s.  After completing college, she spent several years in design engineering at Contech Engineered Solutions as well as AECOM (formally UBS) in Denver, CO.  She moved into the structural analysis and design software industry with RISA Technologies in Foothill Ranch, CA for 2 year as an applications engineer.  The opportunity to join Dlubal Software came about in 2015 when the parent company in Teifenbach, Germany was exploring the opportunity to open a subsidiary office in the USA to provide closer customer relations to existing users and to emerge into the North American market as a key competitor.  In addition to opening the Philadelphia office, she provides sales, technical support, and continues to aid in the development of Dlubal Software programs for the American and Canadian market.

Meeting schedule:
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm  Dinner (chicken/fish/vegetarian) - please note preference in response
7:15 pm Presentation

To register (REQUIRED):
Register Here (link), or you may email Niki Eno <neno@figgbridge.com> or call
610-594-2460, Extension 3028 by the Friday before the meeting (9/21/2018).  

Mail checks payable to SEI-Phila Chapter (or bring to the meeting) to:
SEI Treasurer Mr. James Deeney
1010 Adams Avenue
Audubon, PA 19403

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.**

Introduction to Structural Engineering Law

   Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Topic: 
Introduction to Structural Engineering Law - 1.0 PDH

Location:    
Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Meeting Area Location:  Ross Jeff Room
Cost**: 
General Admission $50; Government $35; Students $35

PLEASE RSVP BY 5:00 PM ON MAY 18, 2018

Description:

This seminar will provide engineers, design professionals, and others involved in the construction industry with an introductory overview of the legal infrastructure governing their profession.  This introduction to the law will provide a basic explanation of certain legal concepts, discuss pertinent statutes, regulations, and case law concerning the engineering profession and/or construction industry, and include commentary regarding risk management considerations.  Through this introduction, attendees will gain an understanding of how their profession and responsibilities as a licensed professional or employee of their company fits within society’s legal framework.  In addition, attendees will be better equipped to make informed risk management decisions, spot potential issues, and have the awareness to contact an attorney and/or their company’s executive committee if/when potential issues arise.

Presenter:
Mike Zettlemoyer, Esq.
Mr. Zettlemoyer earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and a Master of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Delaware. Before earning his law degree from Drexel University School of Law, Mr. Zettlemoyer practiced structural engineering for a firm in the Lehigh Valley. Michael J. Zettlemoyer’s legal practice draws on his engineering and legal education and experience and focuses on the representation of design professionals and others involved in the construction industry.

Michael McCarter, Esq.
Mr. McCarter received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law.  Mr. McCarter’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of design professionals and construction litigation.

Mr. Zettlemoyer and Mr. McCarter have substantial experience litigating complex claims involving construction casualties and accidents, professional negligence, and products liability. They are both licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.



Meeting schedule:
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm  Dinner (chicken/fish/vegetarian) - please note preference in response
7:15 pm Presentation

To register (REQUIRED):
Register Here (link), or you may email Jack Cardinal <jcardinal@figgbridge.com> or call
610-594-2460, Extension 3046 by the Friday before the meeting (5/182018).  

Mail checks payable to SEI-Phila Chapter (or bring to the meeting) to:
SEI Treasurer Mr. Daniel Kucz
100 Campbell Blvd, Suite 100
Exton, PA 19341

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.**
http://www.sei-philly.org/