MNSEA Seminar & Trade Show

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Name: MNSEA Seminar & Trade Show
Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Please register now for the May 14  MNSEA Seminar and Trade Show -   STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE that will be held at Marriott Minneapolis West along with a Trade Show featuring 27 vendors!
Participants will benefit from attending the seminar by: 
  • Receiving 3.0 PDH credits.
  • Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE giving an overview of ways to verify computer analysis results with hand calculations.
  • Matt Schwartz and David Hyland, presenting on UAVs, mixed reality, and 3D laser scanning and how to integrate into your workflow.
  • Jan Olek, PhD, PE discussing challenges and opportunities in 3D printed concrete structures.
  • Learning about recent advances in construction industry from our vendors during breaks for the trade show (26 vendors currently attending).
  • And much more!
Flyer: MNSEA Seminar and Trade Show Flyer
Session 1 – THE PAST
Verifying Computer Analysis Results with Hand Calculations

Structural Engineers are relying more and more on structural engineering software for analysis and design. Understanding the different options available for modeling is paramount in ensuring the best model is created to imitate reality and give engineers the best possible design. This presentation reviews various hand calculation methods for verifying the loads defined on models, and verifying the analysis results. Lastly, we will verify the design checks made for members within the model.  It is easy to assume that all structural engineering software solves engineering problems correctly. Unfortunately, there can be errors from programming and user mistakes. Engineers must have a good understanding apart from software to spot these errors.

Session 2 – THE PRESENT    
UAVs, Mixed Reality, and 3D Laser Scanning

Few technologies in the construction industry are more talked about and have more potential for disruption than UAVs, mixed/augmented reality, and 3D laser scanning.  UAVs have made tasks like inspections safer and easier than ever before.  Mixed reality devices are changing the way we view the jobsite.  3D laser scanning has the most exciting applications for structural engineers: these systems can capture existing and as-built conditions more accurately and completely than any other method.  Join us for an overview of UAVs and mixed reality, followed by a deep dive into 3D laser scanning, including case studies and examples of “real world” uses for the devices that are easily implemented into structural engineering workflows.

Session 3 – THE FUTURE
3D Printed Structures: Vision and Opportunities

The presentation will examine both the challenges but also innovation opportunities offered by 3D printing technology in the field of structural concrete. The opportunities range from the ability to create complex and architecturally unique structures without the need for intricate formwork to the ability of creating an “internal architecture” of the elements that can result in novel mechanical responses. The challenges involve compliance with the existing building codes, integration of reinforcement, and durability. The current focus areas of the industry and the research communities will be critically examined and illustrated by examining the relationships between processing parameters, structure and performance characteristics of 3D printing as a way to customize the response of the printed elements.


Trade Show:

Suppliers from many areas of the construction industry ranging from fabricators to providers of design tools will be available to update us on products and services. Suppliers will be happy to answer your questions and provide solutions for your every-day challenges.
American Engineering and Testing
Atlas Foundation Company
Cemstone Products Company
CLP Systems
DeWALT/Powers Fasteners
EPIC Metals Corporation
FORSE Consulting
Ground Improvement Engineering
Hayward Baker
Hilti Corporation
Innovative Foundation Supportworks
MiTek Builder Products
Molin Precast

Roseburg Forest Products Co.
Simpson Strong-Tie

Veit Companies
Wells Concrete
Zekelman Industries (JMC) (Atlas Tube)
Subsurface Constructors, Inc.
Frontier Precision
Martinez Geospatial
Event Sponsors:
  • Wells Concrete
Marriott Minneapolis West  /  9960 Wayzata Blvd, MN Minnetonka   /  952.544.4400
(Located on the north frontage road of I-394 between Hwy 169 & Hopkins Crossroad – directly across from the ACEC/MN office)
Date/Time Information:

Agenda: MNSEA May 14, 2019 Seminar/Tradeshow

7:00 a.m. Registration, Start of Trade Show, Breakfast        10:00 a.m.       Session 2
7:40 a.m. MNSEA General Meeting        11:00 a.m.       Trade Show Wrap-up, Snacks
8:10 a.m. Trade Show Introductions        11:45 a.m.       Session 3
8:30 a.m. Session 1        12:45 p.m.       Raffle and Prizes
9:30 a.m. Trade Show Break    

MNSEA or SEAWI Member - $100
General attendees (non-member) - $150
Student  - $40 (contact the ACEC/MN office to register if you are a student)
Registration Includes General Meeting,
Breakfast and Snack/Refreshment Breaks, Morning Seminars, and Trade Show
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