ASCE 59-11 Blast Protection of Buildings: Overview, Blast Effects, and Design Consideration
Jun
8
11:30 am11:30

ASCE 59-11 Blast Protection of Buildings: Overview, Blast Effects, and Design Consideration

ASCE 59-11 Blast Protection of Buildings: Overview, Blast Effects, and Design Consideration

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • Intent and application of 59-11 Blast Protection of Buildings
  • Explosions and blast loads
  • Design considerations for mitigation of blast effects on buildings
  • Building structure and façade response to blast

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Renovation of Slabs on Grade (tentative)
May
20
11:30 am11:30

Renovation of Slabs on Grade (tentative)

Renovation of Slabs on Grade (tentative)

Outline

  • Overview of common problems in slabs on grade
  • Settlement and heave
  • Various types of cracks and methods of their repair
  • Surface defects: scaling, delamination, popouts
  • Curling
  • Joint deterioration
  • Delaminating finishes and other moisture-related problems
  • Various surface treatments and methods of their repair
  • Slab replacement

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Installation, Verification and Application of Driven Piles
May
19
11:30 am11:30

Installation, Verification and Application of Driven Piles

Installation, Verification and Application of Driven Piles

Outline

  • Pile types and installation equipment
  • Overall design process
  • Review of methods of capacity estimation
  • Safety factor concepts, designs by ASD and LRFD
  • Typical installation criteria and installation control
  • Setup and relaxation, with examples of application
  • Applying higher loads, reduced support costs
  • Effects on the soil due to pile driving (soil improvement)
  • Conservative nature of driven piles
  • Value of the blow count log
  • Pile lengths adapt to site variability
  • Rapid construction
  • Marine and environmentally difficult sites
  • Seismic and lateral load benefits

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Improving Project Communication: Within and Outside of the Project Team
May
11
11:30 am11:30

Improving Project Communication: Within and Outside of the Project Team

Improving Project Communication: Within and Outside of the Project Team

Outline

  • Client and project life or death cycle
  • Tips for effective project communication
  • What you send versus what they get
  • Results of communication studies
  • First look inward
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Communication protocol
  • Caution with “red flag” words
  • Creating ownership
  • Mixing “push” and “pull”
  • Learning styles and how to use them
  • Reality check: Using third parties
  • Psychological types
  • “Listening” with the eyes
  • Trimming hedges
  • Rearranging the office
  • Resources for additional study

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Structural Testing of Curtain Wall Systems
May
9
12:00 pm12:00

Structural Testing of Curtain Wall Systems

Structural Testing of Curtain Wall Systems

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • What is a full scale curtain wall mockup
  • Why full-scale mockup testing is performed
  • Overview of a mockup test: curtain wall units, chamber, equipment, loading, and displacement
  • What elements of the curtain wall system can be tested in the mockup
  • Detailed review of how different types of curtain wall systems respond to in-plane lateral displacement
  • Performance assessment after testing is completed

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Practical Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings
May
6
11:30 am11:30

Practical Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings

Practical Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings Using ASCE 41-13 Tier 1 Screening Procedure with a Case Study

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • Overview of ASCE 41-13, its scope and application
  • Seismic evaluation process using a three-tiered system
  • Performance objectives and seismic hazard
  • Tier 1 screening procedure and limitations
  • Selection and practical completion of checklist through a case study

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Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems
May
4
11:30 am11:30

Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems

Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems: A Practical Guide for MS4s

Primary Discussion Topics

  • Basic background related to regulatory context for FIB and pathogens
  • Sources of pathogens in the urban environment
  • Transport and fate issues, along with the factors affecting survival of pathogens and FIB
  • Approaches for monitoring, source tracking and evaluating FIB and pathogen data
  • Source controls and treatment strategies
  • Case studies illustrating challenges and approaches to implementing and complying with FIB TMDL requirements in urban areas

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