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UPCOMING EVENTS
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May 22, 2017 -
ICC Summit
University of Texas at Arlington
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May 24, 2017 - Fort Worth Chapter
A Look at Some Notable Bridge Problems
800 At Vickery, Fort Worth 76104
11:30 pm -1:00 pm
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May 24, 2017 - Wood Council
The Big Buzz on Tall Wood
Maggiano's Little Italy
9:30 am -12:45 pm

May 25, 2017 - Austin Chapter
The Evolution of Geotechnical Engineering In Texas
Maggaiano's Little Italy 10910 Domain Drive Austin TX 78759
11:45 am - 1:00 PM
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June 20, 2017 - Wood Council
Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies
Flemings - Plano
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
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June 21, 2017 - Wood Council
Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies
Maggiano's Little Italy- Austin
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
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June 22, 2017 - Wood Council
Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies
Maggioni's Little Italy - San Antonio
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
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June 23, 2017 - Wood Council
Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies
Maggiano's Little Italy - Houston
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
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July 12, 2017 - State
SEAoT State Board Meeting
Courtyard Marriott
4533 South IH 35
Austin TX 78744
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

September 21, 2017 -
39th IABSE Symposium
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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October 25, 2017 - State
SEAoT State Board Meeting
Holiday Inn Marina
707 N. Shoreline Blvd.,
Corpus Christi TX 78401
5:00 pm

October 26, 2017 - State
SEAoT State Conference
Holiday Inn Marina
707 N. Shoreline Blvd.,
Corpus Christi TX 78401
October 26-27, 2017

November 03, 2017 - Dallas Chapter
Social Event
To be announced
7:00 pm - 11 pm
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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 22, 2017

 

  ICC Summit
Chapter -
May 22-26, 2017 - Held in conjunction with the 25th Building Professional Institute (BPI) educational program, the summit offers four engaging educational tracks.

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May 24, 2017

 

  A Look at Some Notable Bridge Problems
Chapter Fort Worth Chapter Karl Frank, Ph.D., P.E. - Hirshfeld Industries
800 At Vickery, Fort Worth 76104 This presentation will go over the collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis, the fracture of high strength rods of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bridge, and the recent fracture of the turnpike Bridge in Philadelphia. Each of these bridges will be reviewed to clarify the underlying issues which caused the problems. The implications of the problems associated with these bridges on engineering design and professional responsibilities, as well as the design lessons learned from each bridge failure will be presented.

SPEAKER BIO:

Dr. Karl H. Frank is a professor emeritus of The University of Texas at Austin and a Chief Engineer of Hirschfeld Industries. Dr. Frank taught at The University for 36 years before leaving to work at Hirschfeld Industries in 2010. Dr. Frank has been a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas for over 35 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis, and both his master’s and doctorate degrees in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University.

While at UT Austin he was a director of the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory and of the Maglev Guideway Research Center. Before joining the faculty, he worked 3 years at the Federal Highway Administration of Research. Dr. Frank’s research interests includes the fatigue and fracture behavior of structures, the design of steel plate girders and their connection, and new technology in steel bridge fabrication.

Dr. Frank is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the design and behavior of structural steel bridges. Throughout his career at the University of Texas at Austin, he has made extraordinary contributions to improving the understanding of the fatigue and fracture behavior of structural steel as well as towards the design and behavior of bolted and welded connections. And while he is widely recognized for his expertise in steel bridge systems, he is also well known for his contributions to the building industry.

When Dr. Frank joined Hirschfeld industries in 20110, he played an instrumental role in research and development, and has continued to enhance Hirschfeld’s partnership with the Ferguson Lab, testing structural designs and working on the future of structural steel. Dr. Frank has provided invaluable assistance to Hirschfeld on the implementation of advanced technologies such as, virtual assembly and Bridge Information Modeling.

Dr. Frank has received the AISC Lifetime Achievement Award, the Croes Medal and Reese Research Prize from ASCE, and the Richard Fountain Bridge Task Force Award from AISI.  
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11:30 pm -1:00 pm
     

May 24, 2017

 

  The Big Buzz on Tall Wood
Chapter Wood Council Sherry Mundell -
Maggiano's Little Italy As examples of successful tall wood buildings proliferate worldwide, many U.S. 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 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.

$20 fee Speaker: Sherry Mundell, PE, South Central Technical Advisor, WoodWorks Fee: $20 • Contact: Courtney Rouse Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits. 
9:30 am -12:45 pm
     

May 25, 2017

 

  The Evolution of Geotechnical Engineering In Texas
Chapter Austin Chapter Dexter Bacon, P.E. - Intertek-PSI
Maggaiano's Little Italy 10910 Domain Drive Austin TX 78759 The presentation will include a discussion of the following items:

  • A continual evolution in geotechnical recommendations over the last 35 years.
  • The changes are a result of trial and error observations, more sophisticated analysis techniques and innovative new technologies.
  • Structure damage from expansive soils still a problem.
  • Costs associated with building structures that have little to no cracks from foundation movement.
  • Examples of what was typically done in the 80s and 90s compared to what is done now and insights into why the changes occurred.
  • No 4th order differential equations. Just lots of pictures and observations and a few aha moments.

The presenters would also like to encourage the audience to come with questions - anything they may have seen in their experience that have led to foundation concerns. Or if they have had questions or concerns with past geotechnical recommendations. The presenters would like to have the question and answer period not only address the items in the presentation but also address any other questions they may have from practice.

 
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11:45 am - 1:00 PM
     

June 20, 2017

 

  Monthly Meeting
Chapter Dallas Chapter -
Maggaiano's Little Italy North Park Dallas To be announced 
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11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

June 20, 2017

 

  Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies
Chapter Wood Council -
Flemings - Plano Led by experts in wood science and building enclosures, this seminar focuses on the effects of moisture on wood as a building material, as well as design considerations and best practices associated with detailing for durable wood structures. Beginning with a review of relevant wood science, the first half focuses on how wood is affected by moisture, how moisture travels through wood, and wood’s relationship with humidity and liquid water. The second half focuses on wood-frame assemblies for walls, low-slope roofs, and balconies. Details and case studies will be used to illustrate detailing best practices for these locations to provide moisture protection while allowing evaporation, with the goal of achieving maximum durability. Topics will include ventilation, placement of control layers, dew point location, and lessons learned from past balcony issues.

Speakers:
• Ron Anthony, Wood Scientist, Anthony & Associates
• Colin Shane M.Eng., P.Eng., RDH Building Sciences Inc. 
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8:15 am - 2:00 pm
     

June 21, 2017

 

  Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies
Chapter Wood Council -
Maggiano's Little Italy- Austin Led by experts in wood science and building enclosures, this seminar focuses on the effects of moisture on wood as a building material, as well as design considerations and best practices associated with detailing for durable wood structures. Beginning with a review of relevant wood science, the first half focuses on how wood is affected by moisture, how moisture travels through wood, and wood’s relationship with humidity and liquid water. The second half focuses on wood-frame assemblies for walls, low-slope roofs, and balconies. Details and case studies will be used to illustrate detailing best practices for these locations to provide moisture protection while allowing evaporation, with the goal of achieving maximum durability. Topics will include ventilation, placement of control layers, dew point location, and lessons learned from past balcony issues.

Speakers:
• Ron Anthony, Wood Scientist, Anthony & Associates
• Colin Shane M.Eng., P.Eng., RDH Building Sciences Inc. 
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8:15 am - 2:00 pm
     

June 22, 2017

 

  Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies
Chapter Wood Council -
Maggioni's Little Italy - San Antonio Led by experts in wood science and building enclosures, this seminar focuses on the effects of moisture on wood as a building material, as well as design considerations and best practices associated with detailing for durable wood structures. Beginning with a review of relevant wood science, the first half focuses on how wood is affected by moisture, how moisture travels through wood, and wood’s relationship with humidity and liquid water. The second half focuses on wood-frame assemblies for walls, low-slope roofs, and balconies. Details and case studies will be used to illustrate detailing best practices for these locations to provide moisture protection while allowing evaporation, with the goal of achieving maximum durability. Topics will include ventilation, placement of control layers, dew point location, and lessons learned from past balcony issues.

Speakers:
• Ron Anthony, Wood Scientist, Anthony & Associates
• Colin Shane M.Eng., P.Eng., RDH Building Sciences Inc. 
More information, click here
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
     

June 22, 2017

 

  Monthly Meeting
Chapter Austin Chapter -
Maggaiano's Little Italy 10910 Domain Drive Austin TX 78759 To be announced 
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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
     

June 23, 2017

 

  Moisture Management and Building Enclosure Detailing Concepts for Durable Wood Assemblies
Chapter Wood Council -
Maggiano's Little Italy - Houston Led by experts in wood science and building enclosures, this seminar focuses on the effects of moisture on wood as a building material, as well as design considerations and best practices associated with detailing for durable wood structures. Beginning with a review of relevant wood science, the first half focuses on how wood is affected by moisture, how moisture travels through wood, and wood’s relationship with humidity and liquid water. The second half focuses on wood-frame assemblies for walls, low-slope roofs, and balconies. Details and case studies will be used to illustrate detailing best practices for these locations to provide moisture protection while allowing evaporation, with the goal of achieving maximum durability. Topics will include ventilation, placement of control layers, dew point location, and lessons learned from past balcony issues.

Speakers:
• Ron Anthony, Wood Scientist, Anthony & Associates
• Colin Shane M.Eng., P.Eng., RDH Building Sciences Inc. 
More information, click here
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
     

June 28, 2017

 

  Monthly Meeting
Chapter Fort Worth Chapter -
800 At Vickery, Fort Worth 76104  
11:30 pm -1:00 pm
     

July 12, 2017

 

  SEAoT State Board Meeting
Chapter State -
Courtyard Marriott
4533 South IH 35
Austin TX 78744
 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
     

July 18, 2017

 

  Monthly Meeting
Chapter Dallas Chapter -
Maggaiano's Little Italy North Park Dallas To be announced 
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11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

August 15, 2017

 

  Monthly Meeting
Chapter Dallas Chapter -
Maggaiano's Little Italy North Park Dallas To be announced 
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11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

September 19, 2017

 

  Monthly Meeting
Chapter Dallas Chapter -
Maggaiano's Little Italy North Park Dallas To be announced 
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11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

September 21, 2017

 

  39th IABSE Symposium
Chapter -
Vancouver, BC, Canada September 21-23, 2017

Vancouver will host the 39th IABSE Symposium on the exploration of topics related to structural engineering of buildings, bridges and other civil infrastructure. The Symposium will showcase the latest in technology and practice to enable engineers, researchers and public agencies to plan ahead. The Symposium Organizers invite the world’s structural engineers to share their experiences with contemporary structures and their vision for the future. 
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September 27, 2017

 

  Monthly Meeting
Chapter Fort Worth Chapter -
Pappasito's 2740 West Freeway Fort Worth 76102  
11:30 pm -1:00 pm
     

October 25, 2017

 

  SEAoT State Board Meeting
Chapter State -
Holiday Inn Marina
707 N. Shoreline Blvd.,
Corpus Christi TX 78401
 
5:00 pm
     

October 26, 2017

 

  SEAoT State Conference
Chapter State -
Holiday Inn Marina
707 N. Shoreline Blvd.,
Corpus Christi TX 78401
Annual State Conference 
October 26-27, 2017
     

November 03, 2017

 

  Social Event
Chapter Dallas Chapter -
To be announced To be announced 
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7:00 pm - 11 pm
     

November 15, 2017

 

  To be announced
Chapter Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter -
Hess Engineering & Science Society
5430 Westheimer
Houston 77056
 
6:00 PM Social; 6:30 Dinner; 7:00 Program
     

November 19, 2017

 

  Monthly Meeting
Chapter Dallas Chapter -
Maggaiano's Little Italy North Park Dallas To be announced 
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11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

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