May 31, 2017:
Please join us on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:45 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. for "A
Selective History of the Forests and Wood Construction in the US” by Erik Nelson,
PE of Structures Workshop. The event is at the offices of Structures Workshop, See
Flyer for more info.
Feb 21, 2017:
Please join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 4:45 P.M. - 6:00 P.M., for a
structural overview of Insulated Concrete Forms. Our speaker will be Winford Peck
of Logix Insulated Concrete Forms and event is at the offices of Structures
Workshop, See Flyer for more info.
Dec 13, 2016:
Please join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 4:45 P.M. - 6:00 P.M., for a
seminar on "Tensile Structures." Our speaker will be Matthew Berrelli, PE, of
Ronstan International, Inc. at the offices of Structures Workshop, See Flyer .
Oct 11, 2016:
Please join us on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 4:45 P.M. - 5:45 P.M., for a
seminar on "Allowable Stress Design of Post-Installed Anchors in Masonry." Our
speaker will be Mark Jarvinen, PE, of Simpson Strong-Tie Company.. See flyer.
March 1, 2016:
Please join us for a seminar on open web steel joist composite floor systems. It
will be given by Ric Anderson PE, project engineer for the Ecospan Composite
Floor System supplied by Nucor – Vulcraft. See flyer.
Nov 17, 2015: Wind Webinars
Please join us for two wind webinars "Design and Construction of Low-Rise
Buildings for High Winds and Hurricanes" and "Significant Changes to the Wind
Load Design Procedures of ASCE 7-10".
Dec 1, 2015: Condition Survey and Thermal Bridging
Please join us for two webinars "Structural Building Condition Surveys: Looking for
Trouble" and "Structural Thermal Bridging in the Building Envelope"
Sept 8, 2015: The Application of Traditional and Modern Timber Connections
Please join us for a seminar on "The Application of Traditional and Modern Timber
Connections." Our speaker will be R.L. "Ben" Brungraber, PhD, PE, and he will be
talking about all aspects of heavy timber connections, including the different types,
their transfer capabilities, and more. See Flyer.
Apr 28, 2015: Recent Snow Events
Please join us for a seminar on "Recent Large Snow Events." Our speakers will
be Dave Grandpre and David J. Odeh, and they will be talking about recent projects
pertaining to the snow events that have occurred this past winter. See Flyer.
Dec 11, 2014: Annual Dinner Meeting
Please join us for our first annual SEARI dinner meeting. We will enjoy dinner at
Fred and Steve’s Steakhouse, located at Twin River Casino, while reviewing
budgeting, ideas for future events/seminars for SEARI, and having structural
engineering business discussion. (See Flyer)
Oct 21, 2014: Archaic Structures
Please join us for a screening on a recorded webinar: "Code Issues in Existing
Buildings: Archaic and Obsolete Structures," given by Donald Friedman, PE SECB.
June 25, 2014: Risk Category and Wind Speeds
Please join us for an educational presentation on risk categories and wind
speeds given by David J Odeh, Steven Olsen, and David Grandpre. SEARI will
team up with the RI Building Officials Association. (See Flyer)
May 20, 2014: Concrete in Torsion
Please join us for an educational presentation on torsion in concrete by Erik
Nelson, PE, SE of Structures Workshop, Inc. Erik will introduce the basics of
designing for torsion using ACI 318-11. (See Flyer)
Feb 18, 2014: Strength Design of Adhesive Anchors
Please join us for an informative seminar on the strength design of adhesive
anchors. Our guest speaker will be Mark Jarvinen, P.E. from Simpson Strong-Tie
Company. (Click to see Flyer)
Nov 19, 2013: Amusement Ride Talk
Please join us for a seminar given by Magdy Guirguis, P.E., "Amusement Ride
Industry Opportunities." Please see the attached flyer.
Sept 10, 2013: Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10
Come for the webinar, "Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE
7-10 and Coordination with the 2012 IBC and 2012 IRC." (See Flyer)
May 30, 2013: Geotechnical Discussion
Our speaker will be Steven Bogle, P.E., from Geisser Engineering, Inc. He has an
extensive background in soils evaluation. (See - Flyer)
Jan 29, 2013: Structural Engineering Software Developments
Please join us for a presentation on Structural Engineering Software
Developments,by Brian Armour, P.E., and Kurt Krasavage, E.I.T., of CSC. See flyer
for more info.
Nov 13, 2012: Cold-Formed Steel Engineering
Please join us for a presentation on Cold-Formed Steel Engineering, by Christian
Van Nelson of ClarkDietrich Engineering Services LLC. See flyer for more
Sept 18, 2012: Structural Collapse of the Bussey Railroad Bridge
The Regional Manager, Steve Pennington, of Geo-Instruments will be giving a
presentation on Modern Lessons Learned Regarding the 1887 Structural
Collapse of the Bussey Railroad Bridge in Massachusetts. See attached flyer.
May 17, 2012: Joint ASCE/SEARI Dinner Lecture with Gene Corely
For our May speaker we have the preeminent structural engineer Gene Corley.
The meeting and dinner will be held at Squantum Association in Riverside Please
join us! (Flyer)
March 22, 2012: Engineered Wood Construction
Do you need to brush up on engineered wood design, detailing, and construction?
Don't miss this one. We will have Bryan Readling, who is a structural engineer
and APA's North Carolina Senior Engineered Wood Specialist deliver the talk.
Jan 10, 2012: Welds
Please join us for an educational presentation on designing and specifying welds
by our very own Erik Nelson, PE, SE of Structures Workshop, Inc. (Flyer)
Nov 7, 2011: International Existing Building Code
Rhode Island is considering adopting the new IEBC, which has recently been
adopted in MA and CT as the code for existing buildings. The speaker is David
Bonowitz, from CA, who heads the NCSEA Existing Building Committee. Come
join us. Flyer
Sept 6, 2011: Design in Flood Zones
Please join us for an educational presentation on Coastal Construction in Rhode
Island, presented by Michelle Burnett and Jerry Murphy of the Rhode Island
Emergency Management Agency RI-EMA. (See Flyer)
May 3, 2011: "LiteSteel" Beam for Residential
New product LiteSteel will be discussed for residential projects by Gerald Murphy.
This talk highlights cold formed steel (history, process, welds, construction
applications) as well as the product LiteSteel. See PDF of Event.
April 1, 2011: Diaphragms and More
Timothy Mays will discuss the 2006/2009 International Building Code (IBC) and
ASCE/SEI 7-05 requirements that are difficult for structural engineers to apply
during routine practice See Flyer
March 1, 2011: Rehabilitation of Timber Structures
Paul Gilham, PE, SE of Western Wood Structures, Inc will present on reinforcing
and rehabilitation of existing wood structures and reasons for doing so. See Flyer
Nov 30, 2010: New Details for Masonry Construction
Richard Filloramo, Area Director International Masonry Institute, will highlight new
details, materials and specifications for masonry construction. Th (For more info
please see Flyer and Mtg Minutes)
May 4, 2010 "Practical Seismic Design"
A Discussion of the Equivalent lateral Force Procedure, presented by Erik A
Nelson, P.E. Erik will discuss the equivalent lateral force procedure using latest
updates in IBC 2009 and ASCE 7-05. (see more > Mtg Minutes)
March 24, 2010: SEAMASS presents "Steel Connections / AISC 13th Edition"
Bill Thornton, Ph.D.,P.E., will present braced frame connections for seismic design
and art and science of connections in the morning. In the afternoon, Erik Nelson
will present "From the Green to the Black" (read more > Flyer)
March 9, 2010: "Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel"
Bill Pascoli, P.E., American Institute of Steel Construction, will guide us through
architecturally exposed structural steel. In addition, Chris Doppke, Capco Steel,
will answer questions regarding fabrication of AESS. (read more > Flyer and Mtg
February 9, 2010 "Total Precast Structures"
Join us for an informative, educational presentation "Total Precast Structures" by
Rita Seraderian, P.E. of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
(read more > Flyer and Mtg Minutes)
ASCE - SEI