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SEAoAL Spring Seminar 2018

  • April 26, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Pelham Civic Center

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 SEAoAL Spring Seminar 2018 

Alternate Means & Methods &

Dynamic Analysis of Structures

April 26th, 2018

7 PDHs (AL/FL approved)

 

SEMINAR LOCATION 
Pelham Civic Center
500 Amphitheater Rd,

Pelham, AL 35124

(205) 620-6448

Seminar includes Presentation Binder
plus 
Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks 


Seminar is a total of 7 PDH's


SCHEDULE

8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m.

Registration

Morning Session

Alternate Means and Methods: Practical Applications to Engineering Design

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Afternoon Session

Dynamic Analysis of Structures (ends at 4:30)


Our Speaker is Dr. Timothy Mays, Ph.D., P.E.

Timothy Wayne Mays, Ph.D., P.E. is President of SE/ES and a Professor of Civil Engineering at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Dr. Mays previously served as Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Associations of South Carolina and North Carolina.  He currently serves as NCSEA Publications Committee Chairman.  He has received three national teaching awards (ASCE, NSPE, and NCSEA) and both national (NSF) and regional (ASEE) awards for outstanding research.  He is the recipient of the 2009 NCSEA Service Award.  He is a prolific speaker who participates in code development and his areas of expertise are code applications, structural design, seismic design, steel connections, structural dynamics, and civil engineering aspects of anti-terrorism. 


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Alternate Means & Methods

Unfortunately, some of the most important yet commonly disregarded sections of the building and residential codes in the United States are those dealing with alternate means and methods (AM&M) in regards to materials and design approaches.  These provisions are intended to allow the use of new materials, advanced technology, and design approaches that result in code compliant designs that may not meet the prescriptive requirements in the codes.  AM&M designs often offer significant construction cost savings to the client while resulting in a final design that that better meets the intent of the code’s prescriptive design philosophy.  Authored by Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., Alternate Means and Methods: Practical Applications to Engineering Design is a comprehensive and example filled design guide on everything from simplified to extremely detailed applications of alternate means and methods to the design of structural systems.  The new, standalone publication contains page after page of comprehensive technical content and easy to read theoretical applications followed by practical, fully worked out, design examples. 

 

This course is a one of a kind introduction to the alternate means and methods process as stipulated in the 2015/2018 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2015/2018 International Residential Code (IRC).  The course begins with a detailed overview of the alternate means and methods provisions, the rationale for their use, and current practice as utilized in the United States.  Problems inherent with the prescriptive nature of the IBC and the IRC are discussed (with examples) and the need for a performance based approach is argued.  Example applications included in this course include: designing lateral force resisting systems not listed in the code, justifying that prescriptive code provisions can be neglected in certain applications, using design approaches not presented in the code and its referenced standards, using new materials not listed in the code, and performance based design for fire.  Each design example includes an overview of applicable code provisions, a discussion of appropriate analysis and design requirements, determination of key system demands, and design of select example elements contained in the building’s load path.

 

Dynamic Analysis of Structure

Authored by Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., Practical Applications of Structural Dynamics is a comprehensive and example filled design guide on everything from simplified to extremely detailed applications of structural dynamics to the design of structural systems including but not limited to buildings, bridges, marine structures, foundation systems, antiterrorism systems, and even retrofitting structures to reduce vibrations.  The new, standalone publication contains page after page of comprehensive technical content and easy to read theoretical applications followed by practical design examples.  All relevant code provisions (e.g., 2015 IBC, 2014 AASHTO, 2017 MOTEMS) for applying the approaches used in the guide are fully presented in the guide.  Simplified design aids are also included in the publication. Part I of the course provides a detailed overview of structural dynamics as needed to fully understand the material presented in the book and to make the remaining portions of the course very easy for the attendee to follow.  Part II of the course presents simplified, yet code compliant, applications of structural dynamics to the design of marine structures and other structures where impact is the prime concern. Part III moves into the world of linear and nonlinear analysis and the design of structural systems for blast loads.  A comparison of example problem results for nonlinear static versus traditional dynamic methods used by engineers is also presented in this section.  Part IV covers all remaining topics to include, but not limited to, floor vibrations, structural system vibrations, and soil structure interaction with an emphasis on preventing damage from pile driving.

 

At the Seminar, Attendees will receive a DISCOUNT on Tim Mays Books, Books must be ordered at time of seminar registration, or PRIOR to seminar.


TIM MAYS BOOKS

SEAoAL Seminar Price $64

Tim Mays BOOKS!

“Alternate Means & Methods”

“Dynamic Analyis of Structures”

Discounted Price for SEA Engineers

Only $64.00—Regular Price $89.00!

Unfortunately, some of the most important yet commonly disregarded sections of the building and residential codes in the United States are those dealing with alternate means and methods (AM&M) in regards to materials and design approaches.  These provisions are intended to allow the use of new materials, advanced technology, and design approaches that result in code compliant designs that may not meet the prescriptive requirements in the codes.  AM&M designs often offer significant construction cost savings to the client while resulting in a final design that that better meets the intent of the code’s prescriptive design philosophy. 

Authored by Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., Practical Applications of Structural Dynamics is a comprehensive and example filled design guide on everything from simplified to extremely detailed applications of structural dynamics to the design of structural systems including but not limited to buildings, bridges, marine structures, foundation systems, antiterrorism systems, and even retrofitting structures to reduce vibrations. The new, standalone publication contains page after page of comprehensive technical content and easy to read theoretical applications followed by practical design examples. 

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2018 Spring Seminar Registration Form.pdf

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