Technical Presentation and Dinner Meeting

Tuesday February 25, 2014


Emerging and established technologies related to civil infrastructure - 1.0 PDH

Drexel University - 3141
Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104                     
Atrium on the 3rd floor of Bossone

members $45; non-members $50; students free  

This presentation will discuss some emerging and established technologies and their potential to contribute to the assessment and preservation of civil infrastructure. While many technologies have been available for years (and have revolutionized other fields), they have failed to make a profound impact on the practice of infrastructure engineering. One of the principal reasons for this is that technology was rarely developed for the civil infrastructure use case, but rather borrowed from other fields and applied in a fragmented manner. As the visibility and societal recognition of the importance of infrastructure has grown over the last decade, this trend has begun to change. To illustrate this phenomenon, an overview of on-going Drexel research will be provided, including projects that aimed to develop and validate a novel rapid load testing device, use unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) for infrastructure inspection, and leverage optical metrology techniques for remote sensing.   

Franklin Moon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University. Since joining Drexel in 2004, his research has focused on the development and application of structural health monitoring and structural identification approaches to diagnose, preserve, and renew civil infrastructure systems. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware.

Meeting schedule:
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm  Social and Registration
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm  Dinner Buffet (chicken, fish, roasted vegetables)  
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm  College Night Program

Drexel university faculty member, Associate Professors Franklin Moon will give a brief introduction into Drexel's involvement with ASCE/SEI.

Two groups of Drexel University students to present their design projects 

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Technical Program 

To register (REQUIRED):
Please email Khalid Shaikh at:
Tel: (215)896-6264 by 02/22/2014    

Mail check payable to SEI-Philadelphia Chapter to SEI Treasurer Mr. John Milius, c/o AECOM
1700 Market Street, Suite 1600, Philadelphia, PA 19103
T 215.735.0832  F 215.735.0883 ,  or bring it to the meeting.

Should you decide to cancel your registration, it must be done at least three days prior to the scheduled meeting date. Any cancellation made within three days is subject to pay the full meeting rate.