MNSEA Seminar & Trade Show
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!
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.
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.
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.
: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
EPIC Metals Corporation
Ground Improvement Engineering
Innovative Foundation Supportworks
MiTek Builder Products
Roseburg Forest Products Co.
Zekelman Industries (JMC) (Atlas Tube)
Subsurface Constructors, Inc.