A Dome Rises In Delaware

Thursday, October 25, 2018
A Dome Rises in Delaware- 1.0 PDH

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



By using modern design and construction methods, an award-winning Academic and Athletic Facility was created for the expanding Delaware Military Academy.  This presentation will address project development, design and construction methods, and the full sequence of construction.  The reinforced concrete dome gymnasium roof was made with an inflated form and interior shotcrete, allowing construction to proceed through the Winter.  The resulting signature form has the inherent strength to serve as a rated hurricane shelter, and the costs to build and operate this facility are considerably less than those for a building of similar size and conventional construction.

Theodore J. Smulski, PE
Theodore J. Smulski is the Senior Structural Engineer at DEDC in Newark, Delaware, where he specializes in structural engineering for industry. With BCE and MCE degrees from the University of Delaware and over 35 years of design experience, he is a licensed professional engineer in five states. Mr. Smulski is a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute, American Concrete Institute, and the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures. He is a member of ACI-ASCE Committee 334, Concrete Shell Design and Construction. He has been active in the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Chapter of ACI, serving as chapter President in 2007-2008, Seminar Chair, and Co-chair of the 2016 Chapter Convention Committee. He serves as Curator for Pier Luigi Nervi: Art and Science of Building, North American Traveling Exhibition.

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 Monday before the meeting (10/22/2018).  

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


**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.**