It’s hard to believe how fast the time is going – we are almost to the end of our presentation season!
In case you missed it, our January presentation on Synthetic Fibers for Steel Replacement given by Dave Orzell was a huge hit! A lot of industry professionals turned out to hear the presentation and came away more knowledgeable and ready to take Dave’s practical tips back to their own jobsites. So, on behalf of everyone in attendance, thanks again, Dave!
Our 2/28 presentation, "Masonry Options for Every Project," is sure to be interesting as well. David Biggs, P.E., S.E., FACI is an industry leader in masonry design, historical preservation, forensic engineering, disaster investigations, and product development. David’s presentation will show us that masonry systems have the versatility to satisfy the building code and provide long-term resilience. Attendees will also learn about various structural masonry options including load bearing masonry, steel frames paired with masonry (hybrid systems), prestressed masonry, and prefabricated masonry.
Registration ends for David's presentation on Thursday, 2/22, so be sure to sign up soon! This presentation also offers 1.0 LU/HSW for those of you who need your continuing education credits.
The deadline for submissions for our Annual Design & Installation Awards Banquet has also come and gone – and we received some excellent entries this year!
Make sure you save the date for the upcoming Awards Banquet - 4/4! We hope to have a packed house for NYS DOT Commissioner Matt Driscoll, and we can’t wait to show him all of the outstanding projects that have recently been completed in our area.
We hope to see you soon!
John Pillar, P.E., S.E.
ACI CNY President
Join Us! Wednesday, 2/28
"Masonry Options for Every Project" (with Dinner)
Presented by David Biggs, P.E., S.E., FACI
East Syracuse, NY
4:30 PM Board Meeting
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Presentation & Dinner
(provided by the DoubleTree)
Successful building projects not only meet the building code but provide sustainability and long-term resilience. Masonry systems have the versatility to satisfy those conditions and provide the many benefits an owner will need. But, designers must know what options are available so they can select the appropriate one.
This presentation will address various structural masonry options using loadbearing masonry, structural steel frame and masonry, prestressed masonry and prefabrication.
Describe the numerous structural masonry options available to architects and engineers,
Summarize the benefits of hybrid masonry utilizing structural steel frames.
Explain the theory of prestressed masonry.
Compare various prefabricated masonry systems used in the United States.
David Biggs, P.E., S.E., FACI, is a structural engineer with Biggs Consulting Engineering in Saratoga Springs, New York. He specializes in masonry design, historic preservation, forensic engineering, disaster investigations, and product development. Biggs is a Fellow of ACI and a Distinguished Member of ASCE.
David serves as the masonry industry’s North American coordinator for Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) and Technical Director for Constructive LLC, a masonry technology development company in Michigan.