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    • 11/01/2020
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    • 11/01/2021
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    SEAoT 2020 Conference On-Demand Videos


    SEAoT Members and non-members may purchase on-demand pre-recorded videos from the SEAoT 2020 Virtual Conference available for Professional Development Hours (PDH). A total of 10 videos are included in the bundle, altogether worth 10 PDH. Videos can also be purchased individually.

    1. Basics of Strut and Tie Modeling - Royce Floyd, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor

    2. Architectural Exposed Concrete - Rob Kinchler, P.E. Greater Southwestern Region Manager for CRSI

    3. Gusset Plates: The Evolution of Simplified Design Models - Bo Dowswell, P.E., Ph.D.

    4. Large Scale 3D Printing: Concrete Construction Applications - Edel Arrieta, Ph.D.

    5. Best Practices for Expert Witness Testimony - Cara Kennemer

    6. Wind and Storm Design for Mission Critical Projects - Brad Cheshire, P.E.

    7. Bridge Repair Practice and Considerations - Brian D. Merrill, P.E.

    8. Castings in Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel - Suzy Rajamoney, PE., Technical Sales Specialist, Cast Connex

    9. Reimagining the Engineering Industry Post COVID-19 Paul J. Rielly, P.E., SECB, Halff Associates, Inc. | Peter Larson, P.E., Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. | John Schwab, P.E., Spannbeton, Inc.

    10. Understanding Structures: Concrete Never Lies - Dr. Ramon Carrasquillo
    • 05/20/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • online webinar
    • 100
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    THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021

    Noon-1:00 pm (1 PDH)

    Online Webinar via Zoom

    Presenter:

    Benshun Shao, PE, PhD

    Topic: 

    Wind Risk Assessments of Mission Critical Facilities 

    Abstract: 

    For mission-critical building assets in wind-prone regions sensitive to operational disruption, probabilistic risk assessments can be performed to understand crucial vulnerabilities and develop mitigation strategies. In this study, we developed an advanced simulation-based wind risk assessment framework to understand the operational risk of a portfolio of mission-critical facilities during high wind events and to provide risk mitigation strategies. 3D progressive damage simulation was used considering different types of primary and secondary effects such as component and cladding damage, wind-driven rain, failure of mechanical and electrical systems, etc. A comprehensive operational simulation procedure was developed to combine with the REDi downtime calculation method to simulate the disruption of business due to direct wind/rain damage, electrical system failure, mechanical system failure, and power utility failure. Individual facility risk, as well as share fate risk for multiple facilities, were calculated considering dependency among facilities and interaction with public utilities. Risk mitigation strategies were proposed with cost-benefit analyses to provide the most efficient option to reduce operational downtime and financial loss.

    Bio:

    Ben is a structural analyst in the Advanced Technology + Research Team at Arup San Francisco Office. Before joining Arup, he obtained his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in the field of earthquake engineering. Since joining Arup, he has been engaged in a wide variety of projects within the field of seismic engineering, natural hazard risk modeling, numerical analysis of structural and geo-mechanical systems. Ben has deep knowledge of finite element analysis, quantitative risk modeling, and simulation of building structures under natural hazards.

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    • 06/17/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • online webinar
    • 100

    THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2021

    Noon-1:00 pm (1 PDH)

    Online Webinar via Zoom

    Topic: 

    to be announced

    Abstract: 

    to be announced

    Presenters:

    to be announced


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