"Concrete Tiltwall: Design and Construction" by Chuck Brooks on 1/16!
1.0 PDH provided! Registration due Thursday! Click here for more info.
ACI CNY Newsletter
January 2019 - Happy New Year!
Hello ACI CNY!
I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful holiday season and a boisterous New Year’s Eve celebration that included staying up until at least 9:30!
Now that 2019 is here, it’s the perfect opportunity to make good on your very first New Year’s resolution - submitting your amazing recently completed project to our concrete and masonry award coordinators (Greg Novitzki and Nick Carparelli, respectively) for consideration in our upcoming annual Excellence in Concrete and Masonry Awards gala. I’m sure you all have other resolutions as well, but probably none more important than that. Visit ACI CNY's Awards page for more information.
Also coming up in 2019 is our January 16th event at the East Syracuse DoubleTree Hotel, where we are welcoming Chuck Brooks of C&S Companies to give us a presentation on concrete tiltwall construction. This simple means of construction offers so many benefits, and leaves me wondering: Why don’t we see more of this type of construction in our area?
Visit ACI CNY's Events page to sign up. The deadline to register is this Thursday!
***1.0 PDH provided, sponsored by Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt!***
This presentation explores the concepts and key considerations in the design and construction of site cast concrete wall panels for vertical construction. This method of construction is used frequently in commercial and multi-family residential structures throughout the southern and western United States and into western Canada. However, engineers and contractors in the northeast United States have been slow to adopt this economical method of construction. By applying standard concrete design principals and integrating proven fabrication, erection, and connection details, engineers and contractors can help building owners save time and money by casting the wall panels that will make up the building envelop on site and erecting the building structure in a matter of days. Site cast concrete avoids the common hassle of sizing precast panels for highway transport. It also provides for a safer working environment when compared to standard masonry as the fabrication of the walls is done at ground level. The author covers the basic principles and proposes several proven design details that any engineer can take and use in the design of their next concrete tiltwall project.
Chuck Brooks is a Managing Structural Engineer with C&S Engineers, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm in Syracuse, NY. Chuck graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2000 with a degree in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in New York, Florida, Ontario (Canada), and Nunavut/Northwest Territories (Canada). After completing his service in the United States Army, Chuck moved to San Antonio, Texas where he practiced as a structural engineer at a firm specializing in the design of concrete tiltwall buildings until he joined C&S in 2010. He has twelve years of experience with structural design and project management of various industrial, military, aviation, municipal, and commercial building projects including wastewater treatment facilities, medical office buildings, office leased space, multi-family residential, custom residential, warehouse facilities, industrial facilities, radar and communications facilities, performance venues, and governmental office space. Chuck has personally designed over 25 concrete tiltwall buildings ranging in size from as small as 10,000 square feet to over 100,000 square feet and from one to four stories in height.