Structural Engineers Association of New York
SEAoNY Codes & Standards Committee Meeting
This meeting will take place at October 24th at GACE, 105 Madison Ave near 30th St, 5PM
Please RSVP at Peter.Torres@wsp.com if you plan to attend.
1.0 PDH credit pending.
SEAoNY Diversity Committee Launch Event: Networking Strategies for the AEC Industry
The SEAoNY Diversity Committee welcomes you to join us for an evening of education, networking, and community strengthening on Monday October 30th, 2017.
Networking is essential to a successful career in professional services – for both job hunting and for business development. Join us for this interactive program by Judy Nitsch on why we should network and how to network, as she shares resources, research data, and helpful tips … along with ample opportunity to put her advice to work as we network with SEAoNY members and our allied professionals.
Speaker Name: Judith Nitsch, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Founding Principal, Nitsch Engineering, Inc.
6:00-6:30 Registration and refreshments (Open bar and light dinner)
6:30-7:15 Presentation: Effective Networking Strategies
7:15-8:00 SEAoNY Networking BINGO
8:00-8:15 Prizes awarded to BINGO winners
8:15-9:00 Continued networking and social hour
When: Monday, October 30th, 2017
Where: Black Door - 127 W 26th Street NY, NY 10001
MEMBERS: $10 online/ $20 at the door (cash only at the door) for SEAoNY, AIA, PWC, CREW, DFI, and WTS Members.
Members may bring one guest at the member price.
NON-MEMBERS: $20 online/$30 at the door (cash only at the door) for everyone else.
Judy Nitsch is Founding Principal of Nitsch Engineering, Inc., a 100+ person firm headquartered in Boston, and with offices in Washington DC, and Worcester and Lawrence, MA. Established in 1989, the firm has provided civil, structural, and transportation engineering; land surveying; planning; green infrastructure consulting; and GIS services on projects in 20 states and five countries.
Judy is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. She has 40+ years of experience and has been a registered professional engineer in 27 states, and is a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C. She received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2010 and received an honorary Doctor of Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2015.
Her work as a civil engineer has focused on the design, permitting, and management of site development and infrastructure-related projects. Much of her firm’s civil engineering work includes consulting for and designing the sustainable sites aspects of green building projects.
In 1989, Judy was elected the first alumna member to WPI's Board of Trustees where she served for 23 years, including 16 years as Chair of the Facilities and Campus Infrastructure Committee. She has been a Trustee Emerita since 2012. Under Judy’s leadership, WPI developed two master plans and built many projects, including a Campus Center, a LEED-certified admissions building, a LEED-Gold residence hall, and a LEED-Gold Sports & Recreation Center. The Nitsch/Magliozzi Green Roof atop East Hall and the Nitsch/Magliozzi Entrance to the Sports & Recreation Center are named for her and her late husband, architect Tony Magliozzi, in honor of her focus on building sustainably on campus.
She is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Boston Architectural College, a Trustee of Eastern Bank, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of its Real Estate Development Committee. Judy is co-chair of the Host Committee for Greenbuild 2017, the international conference of the U.S. Green Building Council, which will be held in Boston in November. She was the 2014 national President of CREW Network (Commercial Real Estate Women). Judy is Past President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE, and the Society of Women Engineers-Boston Section. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the ULI Boston/New England Advisory Board.
In 2016, Nitsch Engineering was named the #1 top place to work among mid-sized firms by the Boston Globe. In 2014, Nitsch Engineering was named #2 on the Zweig Group’s Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work for List. In 2011, Judy was named one of CE News Power List professionals for her work in the civil engineering discipline. She is a Fellow of ASCE, ACEC, SWE, and SMPS.
Online Registration ends October 28th 2017.
Students, engineers, and architects are invited to test their NYC knowledge in our structural scavenger hunt!
Professionals get teamed up with students and go adventuring around the city on a structures-themed scavenger hunt. The event is sponsored by SEAoNY’s Education Outreach Committee and Cives Steel Company. Registration includes breakfast, participation in the game, lunch upon return and a change to win the coveted mini I-beam trophies!
When: Saturday, November 4 10:00 AM - 5:00PM
Location: Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square
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Online Registration closes 11/3 at 12:00pm.
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--SEAoNY Members: $10
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SEAoNY Upstate – Syracuse: CNY Engineering Expo
When: 13 Nov 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center (Oncenter), Syracuse
Description: With the expansion of SEAoNY Upstate – Syracuse, the 2017 Central New York Engineering Expo will be debuting a structural tract to join the other engineering disciplines at this annual event.
The structural tract will include the following (6) PDHs on structural topics plus (1) PDH on an ethics topic over lunch for a total of (7) PDHs:
Background for Specifying and Controlling Water Content, Curing, and Concrete Temperature (1.0 PDH) – Ken Hover, PE, Ph.D.
Origins of Concrete’s Mechanical Properties, Cracking, and Deformation (1.0 PDH) – Ken Hover, PE, Ph.D.
Geotechnical Challenges of the Lakeview Amphitheater (1.0 PDH) – Jim Stewart, PE, Ph.D.
Case Studies for Ethical Engineering (1.0 PDH) – William Spizuoco, PE
Use and Implementation of ICC Evaluation Service Reports (1.0 PDH) – Brian Tollisen, PE
Structural Building Condition Reviews Beyond Distress (1.0 PDH) – Jim D’Aloisio, PE, SECB, LEED AP
Concrete Tilt Wall Design and Construction (1.0 PDH) – Chuck Brooks, PE. P. Eng.
$120 (early bird)
$150 after October 27
Register directly on the event website: http://www.cscos.com/engineeringexpo/
"TR Higgins Lecture: Effective Bracing for Flexural Members and Systems in Steel Buildings and Bridges"
Presented by Todd Helwig, PhD
Professor Helwig’s Higgins Lecture is focused on the stability of flexural systems in steel buildings and bridges with a particular emphasis on bracing requirements. The lecture highlights the results from large‐scale experiments and parametric finite element analysis on flexural members. The many factors that impact the effectiveness of torsional bracing systems are covered. An overview of the system buckling mode for I‐shaped girder systems, which is a relatively new failure mode the profession has become aware of over the past 15 years, is also discussed. Improved details such as the use of split pipe stiffeners and lean‐on bracing are also covered
Professor Todd Helwig is currently in his 23rd year of teaching and conducting research in the field of structural engineering. He currently holds the J. Neils Thompson Teaching Fellowship in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). He joined the faculty at the UT Austin in 2005 after teaching at the University of Houston for 11 years. His area of interest is the design and behavior of steel structures with an emphasis in structural stability and bracing. He has co-developed and taught a number of short courses on the fields of structural stability and bracing on behalf of the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the National Highway Institute. Since 1994 more than 5000 engineers have attended the short courses that he has co-developed and taught. He has conducted a wide range of research studies on the design and behavior of steel buildings and bridges. Results from the past studies have led to design methodologies for bracing systems for steel box girders as well as new details for stability bracing systems for I-shaped sections. He has also developed recommendations for cross-frame and diaphragm systems that rely on lean-on bracing to help reduce the number of fatigue sensitive braces on steel bridges. His research has been recognized with several awards including the ASCE Collingwood Research Prize, the ASCE Moisseiff Award, and the ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award. He was recognized by TxDOT with a top innovation award in 2005 for work related to lateral bracing of bridge girders by permanent metal deck forms. In 2010, his work on stability bracing systems in steel bridges was recognized at the North American Steel Construction Conference with an AISC Special Achievement Award. He has served on a number of technical committees for AISC, ASCE and SSRC. He is currently the Chair of SSRC
1.5 PDH Credits will be offered
Registration opens at 5:45pm. Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm
For SEAoNY members, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.For student members, registration is $5.
The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
The YMG is hosting a "Recap & Rewind" session immediately after this lecture!
Location: The Malt House (206 Thompson St)
This new networking series will serve as an opportunity for Young Members to be integrated into the greater SEAoNY community, and for more established members to get to know us. It's a chance to continue discussion from the lecture while expanding your professional network. All seminar attendees are welcome. This post-lecture event will include light appetizers and a first round of refreshments.
For questions about the "Recap & Rewind" session or other YMG events, please email seaonyYM@gmail.com.
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