MNSEA Tradeshow and Seminar

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Name: MNSEA Tradeshow and Seminar
Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Special Structures Series

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Session 1 - BEYOND TENTS
Fabric Structures for Buildings

Lack of access to knowledge has been a significant barrier for consultants and building owners who might wish to use fabric technology. David Bowick has spent much of the last decade trying to break down this barrier. This session will introduce the basics of working with fabric, from structural forms to software; from codes to detailing and contracts. The attendee should leave feeling inspired and empowered. Picture: Recreation Outdoor Center in St. Louis Park, MN.

on Freeform Surfaces

Architectural design continues to push the limits of the structural glazing industry. For engineers, the support of complex glazing is a unique challenge which demands detailed design of geometric forms, strict control of fabrication and erection tolerances, and innovative solutions for structural analysis and connection design of structures that often are not addressed directly by building or design codes. This presentation focuses on the engineering design process of Freeform “grid shell” structures and the technologies that have been developed to solve the issues related to the support of glazing systems on complex structural forms.

Structural Design Principles and Practices

Wind turbine generators (WTG’s) produced about 6% of United States electricity in 2017 and continue to be one of the leading sources of new electric generation built each year. Consequently, more and more structural engineers will become involved with the design and evaluation of the support structures including towers and foundations. This session will discuss structural design principles and practices for the tower support foundation, including the unique loads produced by the wind turbine, design standards, steps in the design process, and construction sequence. Real project examples, illustrations, and photos will be used to help present the topic.

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.

Agenda: MNSEA May 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    

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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)
Contact Information:
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, Morning Seminars, and Trade Show

Vendors - $350
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