Mar
26
5:15 PM17:15

March Seattle Chapter Meeting

“The M9 Project: Predicted Structural Response to M9 Cascadia Ground Motions”

Joint Meeting with Seattle Chapter of ASCE

Registration Fees:
Early Bird Members - $40*
Non-Members, & Guests - $50
Early Bird YMG - $30*
Students - $15

*Early bird rate ends March 22, 2019. YMG rate applies to Engineers under 35 for both members and non-members.

Agenda:
5:15 - 6:00 pm Registration/Networking
6:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner
6:50 - 7:00 pm Welcome/Announcements
7:00 - 8:15 pm Program

We all know the Puget Sound region can be subject to very large earthquakes. We have heard the predictions for many years. The M9 Project is a 6-year, interdisciplinary research project at the University of Washington, that was developed to investigate the impacts of a Magnitude 9 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake on the Pacific Northwest. Researchers have used physics-based computational ground motion simulation to produce regional predictions of ground shaking that include the effects of the deep sedimentary basins that are present in major urban areas.

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UW structural engineering researchers characterized the resulting ground motions using parameters that correlate well with structural performance and compared them to the more conventional crustal earthquake records that underpin our understanding of structural response. This has revealed that that M9 simulated ground motions have more damaging characteristics. Detailed structural analysis of reinforced concrete shear wall archetype buildings, developed in collaboration with SEAW, were then performed to estimate building response to simulated ground motions. The results indicate that the probability of collapse of reinforced concrete shear wall buildings for the M9 motions is larger than the maximum currently targeted by building codes. 

 Benefits and knowledge attendees can expect to take away from the presentation:

-A fundamental understanding of basin amplification of strong motion.
-The particular impact that basin amplification has on the Cascadia Subduction Zone ground motions.
-The corresponding consequences for building structures in Seattle

Speakers:

Jeffrey Berman, Ph.D., University of Washington
Dr. Berman is the Thomas and Marilyn Neilson Professor of Structural Engineering in the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Washington. His research strives to blend experimental and analytical investigations to help develop the tools and understanding necessary for practicing engineers to design structures to resist the forces of earthquakes, blasts, and other hazards. He is a co-Principal Investigator on the M9 Project, the Operations Director for the NSF supported NHERI Rapid Facility, has served as the Director for UW the Structural Research Laboratory and led the acquisition of the UW’s large-scale X-Ray CT scanner. His research on steel plate shear walls and braced frames are cited in the AISC Seismic Provisions. He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Structural Engineering and is a past recipient of the UW Distinguished Teaching Award.

Marc Eberhard, Ph.D., University of Washington
Dr. Eberhard is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington, who teaches and performs research in earthquake engineering and the performance of reinforced concrete structures. He was awarded the PCI Charles Z. Zollman Award in 2013, the ASCE T.Y. Lin Award in 2014, and was named the 2018 Academic Engineer of the Year by the Puget Sound Engineering Council.

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Apr
16
12:00 PM12:00

Disaster Prep & Response Committee meeting.

Agenda published prior to the meeting and distributed to the approximately 60-person email list. Please contact John Riley (JRiley@quantumce.com ) to be added to (or removed from) the email list. 

GoTo Meeting (voice only) is used for meetings.

 Please contact Joyce Lem (jmlem@live.com) for more information.

Quantum Consulting Engineers
1511 3rd Ave, Suite 323
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

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May
21
12:00 PM12:00

Disaster Prep & Response Committee meeting.

Disaster Prep & Response Committee meeting.

Agenda published prior to the meeting and distributed to the approximately 60-person email list. Please contact John Riley (JRiley@quantumce.com ) to be added to (or removed from) the email list. 

GoTo Meeting (voice only) is used for meetings.

 Please contact Joyce Lem (jmlem@live.com) for more information.

Quantum Consulting Engineers
1511 3rd Ave, Suite 323
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

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Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

Disaster Prep & Response Committee meeting.

Disaster Prep & Response Committee meeting.

Agenda published prior to the meeting and distributed to the approximately 60-person email list. Please contact John Riley (JRiley@quantumce.com ) to be added to (or removed from) the email list. 

GoTo Meeting (voice only) is used for meetings.

 Please contact Joyce Lem (jmlem@live.com) for more information.

Quantum Consulting Engineers
1511 3rd Ave, Suite 323
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

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Mar
19
12:00 PM12:00

Disaster Prep & Response Committee meeting.

Agenda published prior to the meeting and distributed to the approximately 60-person email list. Please contact John Riley (JRiley@quantumce.com ) to be added to (or removed from) the email list. 

GoTo Meeting (voice only) is used for meetings.

 Please contact Joyce Lem (jmlem@live.com) for more information.

Quantum Consulting Engineers
1511 3rd Ave, Suite 323
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

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Feb
26
5:15 PM17:15

February Seattle Chapter Meeting

“Global Concrete: ACI International’s New “Excellence in Concrete” Awards Program”

Joint Meeting with Seattle Chapter of ACI

Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Time: 5:15 - 8:15 PM
Location: Hotel Monaco - 1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Click here for directions.  

Registration Fees:
Members - $45
Non-Members, & Guests - $50
YMG - $35
Students - $15 

YMG rate applies to Engineers under 35 for both members and non-members.

Agenda:
5:15 - 6:00 pm Registration/Networking
6:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner 
6:50 - 7:00 pm Welcome/Announcements
7:00 - 8:15 pm Program


Benefits and knowledge our members can expect to take away from the presentation:

  • An understanding of the new ACI “Excellence in Concrete” program

  • An understanding of the key structural design and construction features of two award winning projects  

Concrete is an increasingly versatile, efficient, and dominant construction material. To identify and honor projects that best exemplify concrete excellence worldwide, and to recognize the design and construction firms who create them, ACI in 2015 conducted their inaugural international awards competition. The “Excellence in Concrete” program has been held annually since and has rapidly become one of the most successful initiatives in recent ACI history. It has also helped increase public awareness of the beauty and versatility of concrete. 

 Our February program will feature highlights of this exciting new ACI initiative. This will include presentation of the 2018 ACI International EIC video featuring award-winning concrete projects from around the country and the world. Also featured will be two local Washington award-winning projects from the 2016 and 2017 events. The background, key features, and key players will be discussed, as well as interesting engineering and construction aspects of each project.

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Speaker:

Cary Kopczynski, PE, SE, FACI, FPTI

Cary Kopczynski, PE, SE, FACI, FPTI

 

Senior Principal / CEO, Cary Kopczynski & Company

Cary serves on the Boards of the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington, the ACI International Foundation, and the Post-Tensioning Institute. He is a past President of the Seattle Chapter of SEAW and the ACI Washington State Chapter. ACI International honored Cary with the Charles S. Whitney medal in 2015 and the Alfred E. Lindau Award in 2017. He was recently elected Vice President of ACI International and will become its President in 2021.

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Feb
20
3:00 PM15:00

17th Annual Architectural and Engineering Educational Trade Show

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Please Join Us at the
17th Annual Architectural and Engineering Educational Trade Show

The SEAW Southwest Chapter invites you to join us for our annual trade show to benefit the SEAW SW scholarship foundation. The trade show provides an opportunity for professional engineers, architects, and those in the building construction industry to share and discover the latest in technology and design innovations.

Meet the Experts and Learn Industry Secrets

Date: February 20th, 2019 
Time: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino - 5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424

Attendees
Free
for all pre-registered attendees (register prior to February 18th, 2019)
$10 for attendees after Feb 18 or at the door.

Register Now

Vendors
$650 - Booth and table registration includes electricity, Wi-Fi and two free representatives. Additional representatives are $40.

Register Now

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Feb
19
12:00 PM12:00

Disaster Prep & Response Committee meeting.

Agenda published prior to the meeting and distributed to the approximately 60-person email list. Please contact John Riley (JRiley@quantumce.com ) to be added to (or removed from) the email list. 

GoTo Meeting (voice only) is used for meetings.

Please contact Joyce Lem (jmlem@live.com) for more information.

Quantum Consulting Engineers - 1511 3rd Ave, Suite 323 Seattle, WA 98101

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Feb
13
7:30 AM07:30

Post Disaster Building Saftey

The SEAW Disaster Preparedness & Response Committee is hosting an eight-hour training session on Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluation Procedures to help participants develop the skills to properly assess buildings for occupancy following a major earthquake, flood, or wind event. The training will be based on the WAsafe Building Safety Assessment Program, which incorporates material from ATC-20 (Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings), ATC-45 (Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods), and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP). The SAP and ATC evaluation procedures are internationally recognized standards for performing post-disaster building safety assessments. This program is a must for engineers, architects and building officials committed to using their unique professional skills to assist following a catastrophic event. 

Class participants will be eligible to join WAsafe, Washington State’s new program for volunteers who can perform post-disaster building safety assessments. Class participants can enroll in WAsafe’s online database, which will be used to contact and dispatch WAsafe volunteers to assist local governments. The WAsafe database includes registered engineers, architects, and building officials and inspectors, as well as EITs and other professionals who may be working towards licensure or certification. The professional organizations that comprise WAsafe – SEAW, WABO, AIA WA Council, and (soon) ASCE Seattle Section -- are working in concert with the Washington State Emergency Management Division to finalize operating procedures for call-up and deployment of our volunteers.

Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST Check-in opens at 7:30 AM.
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Location: Union Square Boardroom (in the One Union Square Building)
600 University Street Seattle, WA 98101
Click here for Directions 

Course Fees: Regular Registration - $120.00

Manuals:
ATC-20-1 Field Manual (2006) - $24.00
ATC-45 Field Manual (2004) - $27.00
Field manuals ordered when registering will be distributed at class check-in.   

The Course is sold out! Contact the Association Office today to be placed on the waiting list.

Registration price includes the class, the WAsafe Building Safety Assessment class presentation notes, coffee and tea. ATC-20-1 and ATC-45 Field Manuals are not included in the price but may be purchased separately when registering for the class. The ATC Field Manuals are vital for working in the field and will be referred to in class. ATC Field Manuals ordered during registration will be distributed at class check-in. We recommend that students have or order at least the ATC-20-1 Field Manual for use during the training.

This training will include:

  • A detailed presentation of SAP and ATC-20/45 Manuals with examples of damaged buildings.

  • The important role of engineers, architects, and building officials in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

  • The process for conducting post-disaster rapid building assessments and completing damage assessment forms and placards.

  • The significance of the green, yellow, and red assessment placards. 

  • The process for volunteer call-ups following a disaster.

  • Information on WAsafe, the building safety assessment program that is being developed for use in and by Washington State. 

The instructors will lead the audience through evaluation exercises based on real-life examples of damaged buildings.

Instructors:

Paul Brallier, PE, SE, is a structural engineer and a WAsafe Coordinator and Cal OES SAP Coordinator. He has over 30 years' experience in engineering. Paul has been a member of the SEAW Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee for over 20 years. He is a former member of the Washington Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. In 2011, he traveled to Sendai, Japan, to observe the effects of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.

Jackie Celin, PE, is a member of the SEAW Disaster Preparedness & Response Committee and a project engineer at KPFF Consulting Engineers in Seattle. Jackie has 14 years’ experience in structural engineering for buildings and managing multi-disciplinary project teams. Additionally, she volunteered and lived in Haiti for over a year assisting in the recovery efforts after the devastating 2010 Léogâne Haiti Earthquake.

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Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

SEAW Refresher Course

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SEAW Seattle Chapter will hold its annual Refresher Course on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from February 5 through March 28 via webinar.

The course instruction and PDF notes are designed to assist engineers in preparing for the NCEES Structural Exam and for practicing engineers who want to review principles of structural engineering. Fifteen two-hour lectures will present information regarding Structural Analysis, Wind Design, Foundations & Earth Retaining Structures, Seismic Design I & II, Structural Steel Design I & II, Concrete Design I & II, Pre-stressed/Post-tensioned Concrete Design, Bridge Design I & II, Wood Design, Masonry Design and Cold-Formed Steel Design.

A half Refresher Course of eight sessions (your choice of eight session from the sixteen available) is also available at a reduced rate. Please choose which 8 courses you would like to attend by webinar.

Course presentations are offered online through GoToMeeting.

We would like to welcome Oregon SEAO members for the second year.  SEAO Members may register at SEAW member pricing.

For those unable to attend the course, complete course notes of the most recent course are available via a download link for easy access at a price of $150 for SEAW members, and $200 for all others.

Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 248

Registration Fees: 
Full Course Members - $350
Full Course Non-Members - $425

Half Course Members - $225
Half Course Non-Members - $275

Notes Only Members - $150
Notes Only Non-Members - $200

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