Nov 28
8:00-10:00 am Registration

Morning General Session

Presiding: Paul Thompson, SE, PE, Chairman

8:25-8:30 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Chairman Paul Thompson, SE, PE

8:30-9:30 am ABC of Network Tied Arch using SPMTs - Construction Update

Mike LaViolette, PE, Senior Professional Associate National Bridge Practice Leader, HDR

9:30-10:30 am AI and the Future of Engineering

Robert Otani, PE, Chief Technology Officer, Thornton Tomasetti

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-11:45 am Sustainability Panel Discussion

Speaker: TBD


Presiding: Paul Thompson, SE, PE

11:45-1:00 pm Engineering Communications

NOTE – This will be a virtual presentation
Shoots Veis, PE, Environmental Engineer, U.S. Navy

Concurrent Sessions – Building Session

Presiding: Kari Sebern, PE

1:00-1:45 pm Exploring New Heights on Mass Timber Construction - Ascent

Alejandro Fernandez, Leed Green Associate and Senior Associate at Thornton Tomasetti

1:45-2:30 pm Tornado, Wind, and Wind Debris Design Considering the Recent Building Code Requirements With Tornado Considerations

John McLean, PE, SE (IL), Technical Director, Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger

2:30-3:15 pm Designing with Structural Thermal Breaks for Improved Comfort, Efficiency, and Moisture Control

Alyson Hallander, PE, Product Engineer, Schöck

Concurrent Sessions – Bridges Session

Presiding: Travis Konda, PE

1:00-1:45 pm Midway International Airport Checkpoint and Bridge Expansion

Jennifer Drake, PE, SE, Group Leader of Structures/Rail (IL, MN, IA, WI) and Matz Jungmann, PE, SE, Structural Engineer, Jacobs Solutions

1:45-2:30 pm Fern Hollow Emergency Bridge Replacement

Jason Fuller, PE, Vice President / Sr. Project Manager, HDR

2:30-3:15 pm Bridge 3D Design & Digital Delivery at Iowa DOT

Thomas Hamski, PE, Bridge BIM Engineer, Iowa Department of Transportation

3:15-3:30 pm Break

Afternoon General Session

Presiding: Lauren Ray, PE

3:30-4:15 pm Introducing the 2022 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings

Nathaniel Gonner, SE, Director of Specifications, American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, IL

4:15-5:15pm Baird Center Expansion - A Structural Design & Constructability Case Study

Adam Mentink, PE, Division Manager – Construction Services, J.P. Cullen

Nov 29
Masonry Design and Construction per TMS 402/602-16

Phillip Samblanet, PE, Executive Director, The Masonry Society and Mark McGinley

9:00-10:00 am Introduction & Materials, Phillip Samblanet

Introductions of Seminar and Speakers
Units, Mortar, Grout, Reinforcement

10:00-10:30 am Overview of Code/Specification and General Requirements, Phillip Samblanet

2016 TMS 402/602 Provisions, IBC 2021 Provisions, Major Changes to 2022 TMS 402/602
Strengths, f’m Unit strength method/prism/test,
Section properties

10:30-11:00 am Strength Design Basics, Mark McGinley

11:00-12:00 pm Flexure and Out of Plane Wall Design, Mark McGinley

Masonry Lintels
Nonbearing Walls
Loadbearing Walls
Slender Wall Design

12:00-12:45 pm Lunch break

12:45-1:15 pm Anchor Bolts, Phillip Samblanet

1:15-2:30 pm Shear Wall Deign, Mark McGinley

Shear Walls
Shear Walls Types for Seismic Design

2:30-3:30 pm Veneer, Mark McGinley

Common connectors, pros and cons
Vertical support of veneer,
cavity increase for added insulation,
discuss briefly 2022 changes.

3:30-4:30 pm Construction and Special Inspection, Phillip Samblanet

4:30-5:00 pm Q&A