TSEC-The Structural Engineering Channel
In this episode, we talk to Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., SE, F. SEAOC, SECB, mass timber specialist at Structurlam, about mass timber in structural engineering and how engineers can become more involved in the industry.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Michelle:
- What does a career in mass timber entail, and what should people considering a career in mass timber know about it?
- What would you say is the secret to being successful in the industry with the rise of mass timber?
- How can engineers become more involved in the industry and support future engineers?
- What are a few innovative projects that you have worked on in the past, and some of the new uses of mass timber in structural engineering?
- What are some of the ways that engineers can gain more information on mass timber?
- Do you have any final advice for structural engineers considering working more with mass timber?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Mass Timber in Structural Engineering:
In this episode, we talk to Joe Maffei, SE, Ph.D., LEED AP, an internationally recognized expert on the seismic evaluation, design, and retrofitting of structures, about the SFO Air Traffic Control Tower, for which his company, Maffei Structural Engineering, also received an excellence award. He talks about their involvement in the project and how they designed the first-ever control tower that used a nonlinear analysis performance-based seismic design.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Joe:
In this episode, we talk to Alex Morales, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, PMP, LEED Green Assoc., about structural steel design and how he went from architecture to falling in love with steel. He also talks about some of the latest innovative steel systems and how they are helping structural engineers.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Alex:
In this episode, we talk to Michael Hopper, P.E., an Associate Partner at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, about post-tensioned concrete (PT) structures, what they are, some of the advantages of using post-tensioning, and what he thinks the future holds for PT.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Michael:
- What is post-tensioning, and why is it important?
- What are some of the advantages of using post-tensioning in structures?
- How has PT structure design evolved over the last 10+ years?
- How does a post-tensioned concrete perform in seismic events?
- What are void-formers and when should they be used?
- How has concrete technologies made the construction industry more efficient?
- What trends are driving innovation in construction?
- Is PT concrete environmentally sustainable, and what does the future holds for the PT concrete industry?
- Do you have any advice for engineers considering a career like yours?
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures:
In this episode, we talk to Derek Loush, P.E., who has worked as a senior project engineer for the past seven years and then decided to go back to business school to get his MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. We talk about why he chose to go back to business school, what he hopes to accomplish by doing it, and how his structural engineering background fits into all of that.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Derek:
In this episode, we talk to J. G. (Greg) Soules, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., P.Eng, a Senior Principal Structural Engineer and the Technical Authority for Seismic and Wind Engineering for CB&I, about his involvement in the Peachoid Water Tower project, how he received his Ph.D. at 63, and why professional judgment is important as an engineer.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Greg:
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In this episode, we talk to Christopher Gill, a senior product manager at Hilti, Inc, about fastening in corrosive environments and how structural engineers can help to decrease the corrosion of metals used in construction.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Chris:
In this episode, we talk to Alyson Hallander, a product engineer at Schöck, about structural thermal breaks, what it is, as well as some of the benefits and structural design considerations when working with it.