Structural Engineers Association of New York

  • 27 Oct 2016 4:06 PM | Anonymous
    The Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with the Applied Technology Council (ATC) has released a report on the reconnaissance findings of the April 2016 Mw7.8 Muisne, Ecuador earthquake, available here.

    The event and report were co-led by SEAoNY members S. Nikolaou and R. Gilsanz with participation from other SEAoNY Members from GMS and WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff.

    The event and its aftershocks led to hundreds of fatalities, thousands of injuries, tens of thousands of people homeless, serious damage and collapses to buildings and infrastructure, and economic impact estimated at 3% of the national GDP. The performance of the natural and built environment was documented in the geotechnical, structural and nonstructural aspects by the GEER-ATC reconnaissance team that visited the most affected areas. The reconnaissance has yielded datasets, lessons, and suggestions for future research on:
    (i)       seismological and recorded strong ground motions;
    (ii)      application of US rapid assessment methods;
    (iii)    geotechnical and infrastructure performance;
    (iv)    site amplification and liquefaction;

    (v)     structural and nonstructural effects and correlation to geotechnical effects;
    (vi)    critical facilities and seismically-isolated structures response;
    (vii)   use of advanced 3-D technologies to map drone and photo observations;
    (viii) case histories documentation of successful behavior in addition to failures; and

    (ix)    community/government response and awareness aspects. 

    View report here.

  • 22 Aug 2016 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    CIB Seminar: High Performance Concrete in New York City

    September 14th 2016
    9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Engineers, contractors and concrete producers will share their experiences and recommendations for advancing quality in concrete projects

    SPEAKERS
    Borys I. Hayda, PE, SECB
    Managing Principal -DeSimone Consulting Engineers

    Megan Lenz
    Associate -LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

    Antonio Martins
    Owner - J & A Concrete Corp.

    Raul Herrera
    Quality Control Manager - Jenna Concrete Corp.


    Moderator

    William S. Phelan

     Senior Vice President of Marketing & Technical Services -The Euclid Chemical Company


    Location 

    New York Athletic Club, 59th & 7th Avenue - 180 Central Park South


    Click Here for more information


  • 07 Jul 2016 2:00 PM | Anonymous

     

    WoodWorks 'Call for Nominations’ for 
    2017 U.S. Wood Design Awards

    Deadline September 30th 2016 

    WoodWorks, an educational initiative that provides free technical support and resources related to the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings, is now accepting nominations for its 2017 U.S. Wood Design Awards. 

    The awards recognize excellence in wood design, engineering, and construction, as well as innovative projects that showcase attributes of wood such as strength, beauty, versatility, cost effectiveness, and sustainability. 

    The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2016

    Projects may be submitted in the following eight categories: 

    • Multi-Family Wood Design 
    • Commercial Wood Design - Low-Rise
    • Commercial Wood Design - Multi-Story
    • Wood in Schools
    • Institutional Wood Design
    • Green Building with Wood
    • Beauty of Wood 
    • Wood in Government Buildings

    Projects across these categories will also be selected to receive regional awards of excellence. For program rules, category descriptions, and nomination information, please visit www.woodworks.org/wood-design-awards/nominate.  


  • 18 Apr 2016 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Big Buzz on Tall Wood in New York City

    Date: May 3 2016

    Time: 9:00am-1:45pm

    Venue: The Steakhouse of the New York Yankees. 

    7 West 51st St
    Between 5th & 6th Avenues
    Manhattan, NY 10019
    646-307-7910

    Cost: $30

    Lunch is included in the cost.

    On-site Check-in: 8:30 am
    Program Begins: 9:00 am
    Program Concludes: 1:45 pm

    Attendees will qualify for 3 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits.

    Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.

    As examples of successful tall wood buildings proliferate worldwide, many architects are considering how to leverage wood’s sustainability and other advantages through their own tall wood designs. Intended as a practical overview for those interested in pursuing wood’s potential, this presentation will cover the “who, what, when and where” of tall mass timber buildings. Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, existing tall wood projects will be used to illustrate mass timber and hybrid components, high-rise structural design concepts, and lessons learned regarding cost and schedule. Topics will also include building code avenues for alternate designs, and available resources and support. Finally, the project architect of 475 West 18th, a proposed 10-story mass timber building in New York City currently in design—and east coast winner of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition—will share insights regarding the design process. Discussion will include economic and sustainability impacts, approval and testing, design considerations, and challenges associated with high-rise residential typology.

    Speakers

    Marc Rivard, PE, SE, New England Regional Director, Woodworks

    Marc is a licensed Structural and Professional Engineer in the State of California, and received his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to joining WoodWorks, he was a Senior Structural Engineer in California with 13 years of experience primarily involving seismic design and analysis of new and existing buildings. Marc has experience providing structural calculations, plans, specifications and construction administration services for a wide variety of projects including public schools and libraries, churches, state park facilities, multi-family and single family custom homes, universities, commercial and retail buildings, NASA operational facilities, and military housing and operational facilities.

    Amir Shahrokhi, LEED AP, SHoP Architects

    Amir is a Project Director at SHoP Architects with eight years of diverse architectural experience leading design teams on complex urban sites, large mixed-use projects, and innovative structures. He understands that inventive and meaningful work requires a particular ability to understand and satisfy the goals of various stakeholders in order to create memorable spaces and experiences that impact the lives of those who inhabit them. He has worked at a variety of scales ranging from intimate galleries to multi-block urban projects involving multiple city agencies and transit authorities. Amir’s current and past experiences include: parcels of The King Abdullah Financial District, a mixed-use development in Riyadh; Empire Outlets, an urban mixed-use complex of retail, hotel and parking, situated over a rail yard on the New York Harbor; and the east coast winner of the US Tall Wood Building Prize Competition—475 W18, a 10-story luxury-residential condominium utilizing mass-timber.

    Click here for more information and to register 


  • 07 Apr 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

     

    MoMA Symposium

    Structured Lineages: Learning from Japanese Structural Design

    Saturday, April 30, 2016

    9:00am - 5:00pm


    In conjunction with the exhibition A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond, seven leading structural engineers will speak on Japanese structural design from 1950 through today. 


    This symposium is organized by The Museum of Modern Art and Guy Nordenson of Princeton University, with John Ochsendorf of MIT. Speakers and panelists also include: 

    • William Baker of SOM Chicago
    • Seng Kuan of Washington University
    • Marc Mimram, architect and engineer, Paris
    • Laurent Ney of Ney + Partners, Brussels
    • Mike Schlaich of Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Berlin
    • Jane Wernick of Jane Wernick Associates, London

    Additional panelists include Sigrid Adriaenssens of Princeton University; Caitlin Mueller of MIT; and Mutsuro Sasaki of SAP, Tokyo; with concluding remarks by Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA. 


    Please use the Film entrance at The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building, east of the main entrance on 53 Street.

    RSVP to adevents@moma.org

    Space is limited and RSVP is required


  • 06 Apr 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

       

    9/11 Tribute Center Complimentary 

    One World Observatory Tickets

    May, 2016

    One World Observatory is generously offering complimentary tickets to 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who responded to the World Trade Center site from September 11, 2001 through May 28, 2002. 


    Complimentary tickets are being administered by the 9/11 Tribute Center, a project of the September 11th Families Association. 


    9/11 first responders and recovery workers may register for two complimentary tickers; one week advance registration is required. 


    Program available through May 2016. 


    For more information Click here.


  • 16 Mar 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

      

    SEAoA 50th Anniversary 

    Convention And Conference

    June 16-18, 2016

    Event will be held at WE-KO-PA Resort & Conference Center 10438 North Fort McDowell Road Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 

    9 PDHs offered 

    Register Online at

    http://www.seaoa.org

    Click here for more information.


  • 15 Mar 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous


    September 14th - 17th 2016 

    Registration is now open!

    Join NCSEA in Lake Buena Vista Florida at Disney's Contemporary Resort for the 2016 Structural Engineering Summit! Come for the education and networking, stay for the fun![more information]


    Don't miss our keynote speaker this year, one of Disney's own Imagineers! Kent Estes' presentation, Structural Engineering for Walt Disney Theme Parks, will provide a glimpse into the process of designing Disney theme parks, with a focus on structural engineering.[read more] 


    The complete slate of educational sessions will be posted on the NCSEA website soon.


  • 14 Mar 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    March 31st - April 1st 2016

    The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute are pleased to announce the 1st Biennial AEI Forum for 2016 "The IMPACT of the Integrated Building" scheduled for March 31 - April 1, 2016. The technical program will feature an impressive lineup of  9 industry expert keynote lecturers including SEI President, David Odeh,  followed by interactive breakout sessions allowing for dynamic discussions and information exchange among Forum participants. 


    Other Forum highlights include the AEI Student Design CompetitionProfessional Project Awards and more.


    Registration Deadline is March 18th 

    Don't Miss out!


  • 11 Mar 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Improving the Design of Slender Concrete Columns

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12 noon

    Speaker: Robert J. Frosch, PhD, PE, FACI - Professor of Civil Engineering, Associate Dean of Engineering Purdue University

    Location: New York Athletic Club, 59th & 7th Avenue - 180 Central Park South

    Click here for more information.



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