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

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May
21
5:00 PM17:00

May 21st Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting

“Dumb Things Engineers Do, from Roofs to the Rest of the Building Exterior"

Sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie!

Click Here to Register to Attend Today!

NEW Date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Time
: 5:00 - 8:15 PM

Location: Hotel Monaco
1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Click here for directions.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird Members - $40*
Non-Members, & Guests - $50
Early Bird YMG - $30*
Students - $15
*Early bird rate ends May 17, 2019. YMG rate applies to Engineers under 35 for both members and non-members.

Click here to register to attend online today!

Agenda:
5:00 - 6:00 pm Registration/Networking
5:15 - 6:00 pm Tech Talk presented by: Simpson Strong-Tie
6:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner 
6:50 - 7:00 pm Welcome/Announcements
7:00 - 8:15 pm Program

TECH TALK
"Yield-Link Connection for Structural Steel Frames"
Presented by Simpson Strong-Tie
Phil Hui, P.E., Branch Engineer & Mike Lampley, Structural Steel Specialist

We will be introducing the Yield-Link connection - a time saving and cost effective solution for structural steel construction. The Yield-Link connection is a pre-qualified connection for special and intermediate steel frames for seismic applications.

Accepted into AISC 358-16 and code listed in ICC-ES ESR-2802, the Yield-Link connection is a bolted steel connection which eliminates costly field welding & inspection & expedites fabrication and assembly.

Click here for the flyer with additional details.

Program:
The design and construction of a building can be very complicated and, although we all strive for the best possible structural solutions, the reality is that the best solution may not be the best structural solution. During his illustrious career in the building envelope industry, Ray Wetherholt has seen a lot and will be passing on examples of what should and could be avoided as they relate to the building exterior, from stamping architectural drawings to condensation on the interior structural supports, and examples in between.

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

  • Identification of commonly observed risks in commercial and institutional construction. 

  • Risk avoidance when dealing with roof penetrations.

  • Risk avoidance when dealing with roof blowoffs.

  • Risk avoidance when dealing with interior condensation on structural issues.

  • Risk avoidance with piling issues.

Speaker:
Ray Wetherholt, PE, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC
Wetherholt and Associates, Inc

Ray has expertise in roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope consulting. He started Wetherholt and Associates in 1984 to assist owners, architects, contractors, and attorneys in resolving water intrusion related issues. Prior to starting Wetherholt and Associates, he worked for a commercial construction inspection and testing company as their inspection supervisor and special projects troubleshooter, resolving concrete, steel and masonry issues, along with developing the roofing and waterproofing inspection team.

Over the years, he has consulted on commercial and institutional buildings, mostly in the Pacific Northwest and including Alaska and Hawaii. Projects have ranged from large houses with green roofs, to large manufacturing buildings for an aircraft manufacturer, to the Experience Music Project. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in four states and has attained title of the Registered Building Envelope Consultant. Ray has presented papers at RCI conventions and has regularly taught RCI and related industry courses, including the SWR Institute “Liquid Applied Sealants” course.

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May
21
5:30 PM17:30

SEAW YMG Happy Hour with Steel Encounters

SEAW YMG Happy Hour with Steel Encounters

YMG will be hosting a informal bowling tournament at The Garage from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm sponsored by Steel Encounters. Learn about better connection detailing from the industry’s finest while also having the opportunity to network with your fellow engineers. This will be a unique event. From the first game that each participant plays, the one with the highest score will win a $25 Amazon gift card from SEAW YMG. Below is the signup sheet for this event. FREE FOOD AND DRINKS PROVIDED!!

Attendance for this event is capped at 35 so please sign up fast!

Where: The Garage (1130 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122)
When: Tuesday May 21st  5:30-8:30 pm
Time: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm Tuesday May 21st, 2019

Click here to RSVP today: Steel Encounters Social Sign Up

Contact Juzer Millwala at juzer.millwala@kpff.com if you have any questions

Sponsored by: Steel Encounters.

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May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Joint SEAW SW Chapter and AIA SWW Meeting!

Join us Wednesday, May 22nd!

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Click Here to Register to Attend Today!

Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Location: The Hub Stadium District
203 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98402. Click here for directions.

Fees - $20 (Includes a hosted bar, heavy appetizers and presentation!)

Click here to register to attend online today!

Agenda:
5:00 - 6:15 PM: Social hour hosted bar & heavy appetizers
6:15 - 7:30 PM: Presentation and Q&A

One CE credit has been applied for.

Program:
The $1.7B, 1,500,000 square foot Washington State Convention Center Addition is under construction in downtown Seattle. Leo de Costa with LMN Architects and Tom Meyer with MKA will present on the site characteristics, project goals, building design concepts and program, analysis and tools used during the design. Seating is limited – Register now and ensure your seat to closeout this year’s meeting calendar.

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Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

SEAW YMG Happy Hour with Contech Services, Inc.

SEAW YMG Happy Hour w/ Contech Services, Inc.

We’ll be having our first social of the summer with Contech Services, Inc.. They are industry leaders in rehabilitation and renovation of structures and will be sharing their experience with us. As always FREE FOOD AND DRINKS PROVIDED!!

Where: Taphouse Grill (1506 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)
When: Thursday June 6th 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Click here to register to attend: Contech Social Sign Up

Contact Juzer Millwala at juzer.millwala@kpff.com if you have any questions

Thank you to our sponsor: Contech Services, Inc.

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Jun
12
11:30 AM11:30

SEAW Webinar "Engineering Requirements for Mass Timber Buildings"

The SEAW Education Committee is hosting a 2-hour webinar on the topic of Mass Timber Buildings. The advent of cross-laminated timber panel technology has been the catalyst to enable the rapid expansion of a new type of structural system and methods of construction for large scale commercial buildings. This presentation will provide an in-depth technical assessment of mass timber building systems in their application from Europe, to Canada, and most recently USA markets.

A summary will be provided of the current engineering design methods, and testing at the product, assembly, and building system levels that allow the practitioner to demonstrate International Building Code compliance for Type III, IV, and V construction types.

 This webinar will cover:

  • The fundamentals of mass timber material properties

  • CLT and Glulam specification for code compliance.

  • Mass timber and IBC construction types.

  • Mass timber structural system performance.

  • Fire design of mass timber structural elements. 

Date: Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Time: 11:30AM - 1:30PM (No breaks)
Location: Webinar only
Fee: Price is per connection.
SEAW Member - $120
Non-Member - $175
Student - $15 

When registering, please list all attendees per connection and specify who will require a PDH certificate.

Updates to the list of attendees should be emailed to SEAW@AMInc.org.

Speakers: Hans-Erik Blomgren, PE, SE, P.Eng, Struct. Eng. & Robert Gerard, PE

 Up to 2 PDH's will be offered. Webinar notes will be emailed prior to the webinar.

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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

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Jun
18
5:30 PM17:30

YMG PE Info Session

YMG PE Info Session

Are you planning on giving the PE anytime soon? Have questions on filling out the form and getting tips on how to study for it? Well you’re in luck!

SEAW YMG is hosting a PE Info Session on June 18th. We’ll have Chun Lau from SEAW chapter to share his experience on the PE licensure. After which we’ll have a diverse panel for a Q&A session for the remainder of the evening. Sign up via the link below so we have an idea of how to cater the event to your needs.

Where: KPFF Consulting Engineers (1601 5th ave Suite #400, Seattle WA 98101)
When: June 18th 5:30-7:30 pm 
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Click here to register to attend: PE Info Session Sign Up

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Aug
15
to Aug 17

SEA NW Conference 2019

“Panic in the Code Change”

Location:
Salishan Resort - 7760 N Highway 101, Gleneden Beach, OR 97388

  • It’s time for a code change… are you prepared?
    Enjoy a dinner and evening with Hart Keene, an interactive illusionist, mind reader, and comedian

  • Take your kids to Snapology workshops where they can learn the basics of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) with LEGOs!

  • Attempt to take down Oregon as the reigning water competition champions

  • Relish in outdoor dining

  • Take advantage of the resort’s golf course o Bask in the sun on the beautiful Oregon coast

  • Register now and make lodging reservations directly with Salishan Resort using the code SEAO2019

    *Note: the code should already be included when using this link. However, shall you choose to book a room outside of the included dates, you will need to contact the resort directly*

Guest Speaker Topics will Include:

• Engineering Tall Wood Buildings: The New Type IV Construction Types
• ASCE 7-16 The Wind Provisions: Changes Affecting the Design Provisions
• Designing with Structural Glass
• An Update to Changes to TMS 402/602-16
• AISI Cold Formed Steel Industry Updates
• Updates to Seismic Provisions in ASCE 7-16
• A Summary of Significant Updates in ASCE 41-17

*More information on times to follow*

Credits: 9 PDH Credits

Flyer
Printable Registration Form
Form for Exhibitors

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May
9
4:00 PM16:00

May 9th Southwest Chapter Meeting

Join us for a Basalite Block Plant Tour!

Click Here to Register to Attend Today!

Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Location: Basalite Block Plant
3299 International Place Dupont, WA 98327-7707. Click here for directions.

Registration Fees:
SEAW Members - $35
Students - $20‌
Click here to register to attend online today!

Agenda:
4:00 - 5:00 PM: Tour of the Block plant and Sack Plant
5:00 - 7:00 PM: Hosted Dinner & Presentation

Program:
Basalite began as a part of Basalt Rock Company, Napa, CA in the mid 1930's and was acquired by Pacific Coast Building Products in 1979 becoming one of the largest suppliers of concrete masonry products in Western North America.  Product lines include structural block, interlocking paving stones, wall systems, retaining walls, ornamental and garden products, and a full range of packaged concrete/mortar products. Today, Basalite Concrete Products manufactures hundreds of types and styles of concrete structural block. Basalite presents a complete offering of custom colors, shapes, and sizes in most product lines and often works with architects to create effects that showcase the building's design. The full line and custom options are available to builders and developers.

After the tour, we will have a hosted dinner and presentation by Tom Young, PE, Executive Director of the Northwest Concrete Masonry Association. The presentation is titled “Concrete Masonry Construction” and will focus on the subject of constructability in masonry construction. Two local contractors with many years of masonry construction in the commercial building market will participate in the discussion. The contractors are Steve Borman with Keystone Masonry and Ron Adams with Cascade Construction Company.

Speaker:
Thomas Young, P.E. (AZ, CO)

Tom is Executive Director of the Northwest Concrete Masonry Association and a Fellow of The Masonry Society. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and has over 40 years’ experience working in the masonry industry. Tom is a member of the Structural Engineers Associations of Idaho, Washington and Oregon, and is co-chair of the Structural Design Task Group of the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards. He is also a member of the ASTM Committee C-15 on masonry materials. Tom has presented at numerous conferences and meetings. He serves as a guest lecturer at several northwest universities in the colleges of architecture and engineering. He has co-authored several papers based on structural masonry research and written technical articles for industry publications.

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Apr
23
5:00 PM17:00

April Seattle Chapter Meeting

April Seattle Chapter Meeting

“ACI 562-16, The Concrete Repair Code"

Sponsored by Contech Services!

Joint Meeting with ICRI

Registration Fees:

Early Bird Members - $40*

Non-Members, & Guests - $50

Early Bird YMG - $30*

Students - $15

*Early bird rate ends April 19, 2019. YMG rate applies to Engineers under 35 for both members and non-members.

Agenda:

5:00 - 6:00 pm Registration/Networking

5:15 - 6:00 pm Tech Talk presented by Contech Services

6:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner

6:50 - 7:00 pm Welcome/Announcements

7:00 - 8:15 pm Program

TECH TALK

Presented by Contech Services, Inc.

Pete Barlow—Vice President

A brief presentation of technologies available to replace and or supplement missing reinforcing steel in slabs and walls. Missing reinforcing steel can occur by field or detailing errors. Once the structural elements are cast, the application of external reinforcing may be a solution. Discussions on engineering properties and application procedures will be reviewed for the different technologies.

Program:

The concept of a building code for repair of existing concrete structures has been discussed for nearly thirty years. However, a major obstacle to the development of a concrete repair code was how it would interact with existing codes, such as ACI 318, the International Building Code (IBC), and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC). In June 2016, the American Concrete Institute published ACI 562-16, Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary. This code was developed to provide design professionals a code for the assessment of damage and deterioration of concrete structures, and the design of appropriate repair and rehabilitation strategies. ACI 562 includes both prescriptive and performance requirements, which provide great latitude and flexibility to the licensed design professional in satisfying the requirements of ACI 562. The presentation will describe the concrete repair code, focusing on how the code interacts with other codes and is to be used on concrete repair projects. Evaluation and analysis options will be discussed along with a worked example.

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

  • An introduction to ACI 562 code provisions

  • Learn how ACI 562 interacts with other codes to be used on concrete repair projects.

  • A worked example of the application of ACI 562 code provisions on a concrete repair project will provide insight on how the code is to be used in practice

Speaker:

Kip Gatto; PE, SE

Mr. Gatto is principal of Interbay Engineering. He has over 18 years of experience in forensic investigation, evaluation, and repair of existing structures with an emphasis on evaluation and repair of structural concrete. He is a licensed professional and structural engineer in Alaska, California, Oregon, and Washington. Mr. Gatto is an active member of the ACI 562-16 subcommittee C and is a board member of the Pacific Northwest chapter of ICRI. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Washington and his M.S. degree from the University of California, San Diego

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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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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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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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