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    • Tue, September 26, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • G's Pizza of Saginaw, 3823 Bay Road, Saginaw, MI

    Concrete Masonry Storm Shelters: Lessons Learned 

    Speaker: Scott Walkowicz, Walkowicz Consulting Engineers

    Due to its inherent strength and aesthetic potential, concrete masonry is a prime system of choice for meeting the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) storm shelter requirements. Join Scott Walkowicz for “lessons learned” while performing recent storm shelter conceptual masonry designs. Discussion includes: introduction of storm shelter code provisions, storm shelter loading, potential wall widths and heights, expected reinforcement and anchorage levels, and tips for optimizing concrete masonry storm shelters.

    After the seminar attendees will be able to:

    • Understand the development the sheltering requirements
    • Discuss concrete masonry attributes that promote safe storm shelter designs.
    • Relate required storm shelter loading to concrete masonry systems.
    • Generalize reinforcement and anchorages for concrete masonry storm shelters.
    • List two tips for optimizing concrete masonry systems for storm shelter design. 

    • 6:00 pm ~ Registration & Social Time 
    • 6:30 pm ~ Dinner     
    • 7:00 pm ~ Presentation 





    • Wed, September 27, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Prince Conference Center, Calvin College, 1800 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids Mi

    Concrete Masonry Storm Shelters: Lessons Learned 

    Speaker: Scott Walkowicz, Walkowicz Consulting Engineers

    Due to its inherent strength and aesthetic potential, concrete masonry is a prime system of choice for meeting the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) storm shelter requirements. Join Scott Walkowicz for “lessons learned” while performing recent storm shelter conceptual masonry designs. Discussion includes: introduction of storm shelter code provisions, storm shelter loading, potential wall widths and heights, expected reinforcement and anchorage levels, and tips for optimizing concrete masonry storm shelters.

    After the seminar attendees will be able to:

    • Understand the development the sheltering requirements
    • Discuss concrete masonry attributes that promote safe storm shelter designs.
    • Relate required storm shelter loading to concrete masonry systems.
    • Generalize reinforcement and anchorages for concrete masonry storm shelters.
    • List two tips for optimizing concrete masonry systems for storm shelter design. 

    • 11:30 am ~ Registration & Social Time 
    • 12:00 pm ~ Lunch
    • 12:30 pm ~ Presentation 





    • Wed, September 27, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ruby + Associates, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 400, Bingham Farms, MI

    Concrete Masonry Storm Shelters: Lessons Learned 

    Speaker: Scott Walkowicz, Walkowicz Consulting Engineers

    Due to its inherent strength and aesthetic potential, concrete masonry is a prime system of choice for meeting the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) storm shelter requirements. Join Scott Walkowicz for “lessons learned” while performing recent storm shelter conceptual masonry designs. Discussion includes: introduction of storm shelter code provisions, storm shelter loading, potential wall widths and heights, expected reinforcement and anchorage levels, and tips for optimizing concrete masonry storm shelters.

    After the seminar attendees will be able to:

    • Understand the development the sheltering requirements
    • Discuss concrete masonry attributes that promote safe storm shelter designs.
    • Relate required storm shelter loading to concrete masonry systems.
    • Generalize reinforcement and anchorages for concrete masonry storm shelters.
    • List two tips for optimizing concrete masonry systems for storm shelter design.
    • 6:00 pm ~ Registration & Social Time
    • 6:30 pm ~ Dinner
    • 7:00 pm ~ Presentation





    • Thu, October 05, 2017
    • Sat, October 07, 2017
    • Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

    SEAMi COURTESY ANNOUNCEMENT

      

    Message from Engineers Without borders -USA to SEAMi Members:

    In conjunction with EWB's National Conference in Milwaukee in October, we have worked with ATC to put on ATC 20/45 Training (Assessment of Wind and Earthquake Damaged Structures) the day before our conference starts.  Ed Huston will be conducting the training. 

    We have the ATC 20/45 Workshop up on our conference website and would like to invite your SEAMI members to come to the training. The link to our website is: https://www.regonline.com/2017EWBUSA.  

     

    The training will take place on Thursday, October 5, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It will be held in the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, at 333 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It will start at 8:00 am and finish at 5:00 pm.  For registered PE's this session will also serve as training for the CalOES certification.  Cost has been reduced from $200 to $35!.

     

    By selecting "Pre-Conference Workshop ONLY" in the Registration Type drop down box at the bottom of the page a interested person can sign up for the workshop without having to sign up and pay a fee for attending the EWB Conference.


    Download flyer:

    https://seami.wildapricot.org:443/resources/SEAMi%20Documents/ATC%2020-45%20Training%20Letter%20to%20Outside%20Organizations.pdf


    Questions?  Contact Bruce Nieman

    bjnimail@gmail.com.  

    Engineers Without Borders


    2017 EWB-USA Conference

    Thursday, October 05, 2017 4:00 PM - Saturday, October 07, 2017 9:00 PM (Central Time)

     

    Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
    333 West Kilbourn Avenue
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
    United States
    (414) 276-1234

     

    For event details and agenda visit the Conference Website

    Book a Room at the Conference Hotel

    Conference Pricing

    EWB-USA Student Member – Regular: $200
    EWB-USA Professional Member – Early Bird: $300
    EWB-USA Professional Member – Regular: $400
    Non-Member: $425

    After online registration closes (9/20/2017), onsite registration will be available ($50 additional fee)

    Preconference Workshops
    Workshop #1 - Project Management and Delivery/Project Plan Workshop (8 am - 5 pm) - $150
    Workshop #2 - ATC-20 Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings and ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods (8 am - 5 pm) -  $200
    Workshop #3 - Solar Pump Technology and Application  (8 am - noon) - $75
    Workshop #4 - Solar Electricity in the International Development Context (1 pm - 5 pm) - $75
    Workshop #5 - Surveying Basics for EWB-USA Projects (8 am - noon) -  $75

    Have questions?


    Email Us

     

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    EWB-USA’s ​annual ​conference ​will ​address ​the ​theme ​“Building ​Futures.” ​Experts, ​practitioners, ​decision-makers, ​young ​professionals ​and ​students ​from ​a ​range ​of ​sectors ​will ​come ​to ​Milwaukee ​to ​network, ​exchange ​ideas, ​foster ​new ​thinking ​and ​develop ​solutions ​to ​the ​world’s ​most ​pressing ​infrastructure ​challenges.

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