Today at SEAOC, Doug Thompson from STB spoke about some of his current work and what it is like to be an SE. An ARCE graduate from the class of 1976, Doug is now a partner at STB, author of three design examples in the Structural/Seismic Design Manual, and has been involved with code development for nearly 20 years. Thanks for visiting and speaking to us, Doug!
Today at SEAOC, Paul Kovach from WJE spoke to students about his recent work in New Jersey pertaining to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. He also shed light upon load cases which we do not typically see out here in California, such as hurricanes, flood loads, and many others. Thank you, Paul, for sharing your knowledge and insight with us!
Today at SEAOC, Adam Azofeifa from Degenkolb's Oakland office came down to speak at our weekly meeting to talk about a few of the projects he has worked on and also shared some information about Degenkolb. He was a member of the first graduating class for the ARCE graduate program. Thanks for joining us Adam!
Be sure to sign up for the Simpson Symposium happening on May 4th. Sign-ups end this week!
First meeting of the quarter tomorrow! Deidra Bernal & Sandra Jung from Cushing Associates will be coming and providing Giuseppe's! You won't wanna miss it!
This week Mounir El-Koussa, a recent ARCE grad, will be coming back to talk about how he scored a local job and his experiences since then. El Nabor Burritos will be served.
Also don't forget to submit your t-shirt ideas to Andrew!
See you all tomorrow.
This Spring Break SEAOC is planning a trip to Seattle! We will be going to be there the 24th through the 29th in March. If you want to sign up/learn more about the trip we will be having a meeting on Tuesday (tomorrow) the 29th of January at 6:00pm in B lab!
This trip will be really fun and it's a great opportunity to see the firm life outside of California. We will also be visiting the Nucor Steel Mill up in the area!
Unfortunately, I have to limit the amount of students that can go, so the people who show up to the meeting will have first priority. If you cannot make it then email or come talk to me, Ethan Meier, beforehand and we can work something out! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Architectural Engineering | Cal Poly SLO
2012-2013 Vice President | SEAOC/AEI
Please go to building 13 room 118 @ 11:00 am for this week's SEAOC meeting.
Owen Rosenbloom will be speaking on behalf of WJE.
Pizza will be provided.
Here is an abstract on his speech:
Seismic Strengthening of a 19th Century Banking Palace Owen Rosenboom
Abandoned by its namesake and left to the pigeons in the 1980s, the Hibernia Bank Building (circa 1892) was used briefly by the San Francisco Police Department as a substation in one of its most colorful neighborhoods: the Tenderloin. The police left in the year 2000 and the “banking palace” was left to sit for another decade. Things seem to be improving for this San Francisco City Landmark, not only is the neighborhood (now coined “mid-Market”) slated for improvements by the City, but the new owners of the building have embarked on an ambitious renovation including seismic strengthening. WJE’s proposed retrofit concept -- which has just been approved by the planning department -- was designed in deference to the structural mechanism of rocking that allowed the unreinforced masonry building to survive the ground shaking associated with the 1906 earthquake relatively unscathed, although the building was later ravaged by the great fire. Although concrete shear walls are being added as part of the retrofit, they will be placed surgically in the structure, located in deference to historic finishes which have survived remarkably intact despite decades of neglect. Other unique components of the retrofit include: 1) center coring of the massive granite and masonry piers to promote rocking and reduce cracking and sliding, 2) installation of corrugated steel shear walls as a backup lateral system for a portion of the building, and 3) fiber reinforced polymer strengthening of the concrete roof diaphragm. This presentation will discuss technical aspects of the retrofit scheme including computer modeling and use of provisions in the California Historic Building Code, but also will demonstrate how seismic strengthening can work alongside historic preservation.
Hope to see you all there.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ARCE
Structural Forum 2013 is right around the corner! The event is February 2nd this year and the theme is "Structural Expressions", focusing on how engineering influences architecture. For those of you who don't know, Structural Forum is a daylong event. The morning portion (located on campus) consists of three technical presentations from industry professionals focused on the theme. The afternoon/dinner portion is located at Embassy Suites here in San Luis Obispo. There will be a career exposition where all the companies will have representatives to talk with students and discuss potential career possibilities. After the career fair, there is a dinner banquet with a keynote speaker. Each company sits at a separate table with students to further the networking opportunities!
Nancy Hamilton - Director of Engineering Services at HOK
Martin Bechthold - Professor of Architectural Technology at Harvard Graduate School of Design
Neville Mathias - Associate Director and Senior Structural Engineer at SOM in San Fransisco
Bruce Danziger - Associate Principal with ARUP in Los Angeles
SEAOC Members - $25
Non-SEAOC Members - $35
Cal Poly SEAOC Structural Forum Chair
Architectural Engineering, Senior
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
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