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May 21st Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting

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

Sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie!

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NEW Date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
: 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.

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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

"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.

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.

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.