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Jordan Middle School Jordan, Minnesota DLR Group
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Elm Creek Dam Restoration Champlin, Minnesota WSB Associates
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  • What we stand for:

    MNSEA is the subcommittee of ACEC/MN (American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota) and a member organization of NCSEA (National Council of Structural Engineers Associations). MNSEA represents structural engineering firms throughout the state of Minnesota and provides a forum for the engineers within the local consulting structural engineering member firms to improve the quality and the level of practice...

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    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 26 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.

    AISC

    American Engineering and Testing

    Atlas Foundation Company

    Cemstone Products Company

    CLP Systems

    DeWALT/Powers Fasteners

    EPIC Metals Corporation

    Euclid Chemical Company

    FORSE Consulting

    GIZA

    Ground Improvement Engineering

    Hayward Baker

    Hilti Corporation

    Innovative Foundation Supportworks

    Lindapter

    Molin Precast

    Peikko

    Roseburg Forest Products Co.

    Simpson Strong-Tie

    Veit Companies

    Wells Concrete

    Zekelman Industries (JMC) (Atlas Tube)

    Subsurface Constructors, Inc.

    Frontier Precision

    Martinez Geospatial

    Agenda: MNSEA May Seminar Tradeshow

    7:00 a.m. Registration, Start of Trade Show, Breakfast

    7:40 a.m. MNSEA General Meeting

    8:10 a.m. Trade Show Introductions

    8:30 a.m. Session 1

    9:30 a.m. Trade Show Break

    10:00 a.m. Session 2

    11:00 a.m. Trade Show Wrap-up, Snacks

    11:45 a.m. Session 3

    12:45 p.m. Raffle and Prizes

    Location: Mariott 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)

    Cost:

    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 VIEW ALL
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