Structural Engineers Association of New York
DOB COOP-DAPR 2019 Full Scale Exercise - SEAoNY Members Only!
As a professional, you are invited to Participate to the Department of Buildings’ Continuity of Operations Program – Damage Assessment and Power Restoration 2019 Full scale Exercise (DOB COOP-DAPR 2019 FSE)
In collaboration with FDNY at Fort Totten – Queens on one of the below dates
Registration will close the day before each training at 4pm.
Daily Agenda (the same for each day/session)
8:00–12:00 Classroom Training
13:00–15:00 Field Exercise
15:00–16:00 Hot Wash
AIA Course Number - S052019; 7.5 LU/HSW for Professionals (P.E. / R.A.)
AIA Accredited Course Description:
To comply with the high standards set out by Federal Continuity Directives 1 & 2 and NYC Executive Order No. 107, the Department of Buildings Continuity of Operations / Emergency Management Team in collaboration with FDNY Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness (CTDP) will perform the annual training exercise for: Preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating the potential effects of emergencies / disasters on Buildings’ structure and equipment. Attendees will be able to identify the Construction Codes standards for design, construction, and maintenance of buildings/equipment as they relate to risk mitigation for protecting public safety, health and welfare, and advance sustainability and resiliency goals.
Participation to DOB COOP- DAPR FSE is a requirement for the On-Call Emergency Contracts (OCEC) - Building Assessment Teams
Please confirm your participation/attendance day to DOB_COOP (Buildings) DCOOP@buildings.nyc.gov with the subject line: SEAoNY at DOB 2019 FSE.
If there are any questions regarding the exercise please contact Dmitri Dits, CBCP at DDits@buildings.nyc.gov
Arrival to Fort Totten no later than 7:45 am; parking outside – inside transportation is provided by FDNY IMT. Bring your Hard Hat and adequate shoes, your Lunch or $$ to buy from a local vendor
Panel Discussion: Career Paths in Structural Engineering
October 21, 2019
Columbia University, Room 750 Schapiro CEPSR
The SEAoNY Student Outreach Committee and Columbia University Student Chapter are hosting a panel discussion for college students focusing on career paths in structural engineering. Even within a specialized field like structural engineering, career options can be endless. This discussion will feature a panel of experienced professionals speaking about their career paths and work experience in fields such as building design, bridge design, protective design, and transportation structures. Students will learn what each of those fields encompasses and will have an opportunity to ask the professionals about their personal experiences.
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As Built Performance as a measure of Risk, Capacity and Areas of Structural Weakness
October 22, 2019
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for Architecture | 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Presented By: Dr. Alan Jeary, AO, DSc (Eng), PhD, FRSN, FIEAust, FIStructE, FAIB, FRMetS, Chief Technology Officer of STRAAM Group
This seminar will explain the basic outline of the dynamic behavior of structures, the application of system theory to structures and the assessment of the health of a structure through analysis of dynamic behavior. Some goals of this lecture are to appreciate the use of archived baselines for the quick assessment of structures after an event, for comparison with a similar measurement after an event. Such assessments can be obtained from low amplitude structural vibrations and this allows the determination of a risk ratio that gives a comparison of the current state of a structure with that envisaged by codification.
Dr. Alan Jeary has over 35 years of experience in the management and performance of investigation services, structural engineering services and wind engineering for a broad range of critical infrastructure projects throughout the world. His many professional highlights include the Telford Gold Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom in 1981. Dr. Jeary holds two doctorates and has published over 200 papers on the instrumentation of structures to study their dynamic characteristics. Dr. Jeary helped establish the Australia, Hong Kong and new Euro-codes for wind and he has served on numerous engineering committees. Dr. Jeary has taught at several universities as well as consulted for the largest structural engineering firms in the world. During the last year Dr. Jeary and his company were awarded a Professional excellence award by the Australian Institute of Building for work on the subject of today’s talk. He holds numerous professional registrations and was made an officer of the order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2015, for services to engineering.
l.5 PDH Credits (pending)
Advanced registration closes 5:00pm October 21, 2019
Registration opens at 5:45pm. Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm
For SEAoNY members, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.For student members, registration is $5.
To avoid the credit card convenience fee, please send us a check. If you would like to bring cash or a check at the day of the event, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
Codes and Standards meeting will be held at 5:30pm on November 6th at
GMS (129 W 27th Street, 5th Floor)
Please RSVP with email@example.com by end of day November 7th if you plan to attend.
PDH - Credits Pending
Students, engineers, and architects are invited to test their NYC knowledge in our structural scavenger hunt!
When: Saturday, November 9 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, Room LL101
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You will be asked to fill out the waiver onsite and hand it in day of event.
Online Registration closes on November 7th at 12:00 PM.
Become a member and save! Before you register, join SEAoNY here.
--SEAoNY Members: $10
If you have any questions about StructureQuest or other Education and University Outreach events, please email the co-chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Structures of Coastal Resilience
November 12, 2019
Presented By: Guy Nordenson, Guy Nordenson and Associates
Nordenson will present research and designs for coastal resilience from the 2010 On the Water | Palisade Bay (Hatje Cantz) which was the inspiration and background research for the 2010 MoMA workshop and exhibition “Rising Currents” organized by Barry Bergdoll, to the Rockefeller Foundation supported Structures of Coastal Resilience (Island 2018) research with the Army Corps of Engineers and recent Four Corridors: Design Initiative for RPA's Fourth Regional Plan (Hatje Cantz 2019).
l.5 PDH Credits
Advanced registration closes 5:00pm November 11, 2019
Structural Stability - Letting the Fundamentals Guide Your Judgement
December 11, 2019
Presented By: Ronald D. Ziemian, PhD, Professor, Bucknell University
One of the great things about working with structural steel is that most design provisions are based on first principles and fairly predictable experimental test results. This is especially true when assessing structural stability. The primary objective of this lecture is to show how most stability problems can be understood by focusing on the big picture rather than on the details of the seemingly complex mathematics. The presentation will begin by identifying those factors that primarily impact the buckling strength of a system, member, or cross section. Drawing on several example applications, the proper use of today’s computational analysis tools will be demonstrated as a means for enhancing engineering judgement. A case will be made for how a fundamental understanding of structural stability is often sufficient for today’s steel designers, whether applying the direct analysis method to assess system strength or a column curve to evaluate the strength of a compression member. The lecture will also include an overview of the author’s paper “Formulation and Validation of Minimum Brace Stiffness for Systems of Compression Members.”
Ronald D. Ziemian is a professor at Bucknell University. He received his BSCE, MENG, and PhD degrees from Cornell University. In addition to authoring papers on the design and analysis of steel and aluminum structures, Ron is co‐author of the textbook Matrix Structural Analysis (Wiley, 2000), the developer of the educational analysis software MASTAN2, and the editor for the 6th edition of the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures (Wiley, 2010). He is the Co-Editor in Chief of Elsevier’s Journal of Constructional Steel Research. Ron is a member of AISC’s Committee on Specifications, chairs AISC’s TC3 - Loads, Analysis and Stability, and previously chaired AISC's TG on Inelastic Analysis and Design. He also serves on the AISI and Aluminum Association Specification Committees, is active with the Steel Joist Institute, and the former chair of the Structural Stability Research Council. Ron was awarded the ASCE Norman Medal (1994), the AISC Special Achievement Award (2006), and the ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award (2013) for his contributions to the profession related to the stability analysis and design of metal structures.
Advanced registration closes 5:00pm December 10, 2019
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