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ASCE NEW ORLEANS BRANCH STRUCTURES COMMITTEE

SEMINAR LIST

List of Seminars presented by SEI New Orleans Chapter
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1990
July 20, 1990 The Long and Short of it- Debate on Development Length of Reinforcement in Concrete
Construction
David Hunter Dr. James Jirsa
October 24, 1990 Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for Steel – What and Why??? Om Dixit Dr. Michael Folse
1991
January 23, 1991 Innovative Ways to Use Welded Wire Reinforcing in Concrete Construction David Hunter Richard Ramsey
June 27, 1991 Computerized Structural Analysis, Design and Drafting – Current State of the Art Jim Danner Dr. Jyoti Chaterjee
October 1, 1991 Design of Offshore Structures Located in a Soil Subsidence Bowl Juan Campo Juan Campo L.B.Green J.R.Hooper
November 19, 1991 Wood Structures: Design and Materials Om Dixit Dr. Vijay Gopu Catherine Marx
November 20, 1991 Wood Structures: Design and Materials Om Dixit Mark Eide E.J.Lamulle
1992
March 10, 1992 Concrete Parking Structures – Planning to Construction David Hunter Richard Ramsey
March 11, 1992 Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures David Hunter Dr. Farhad Afshar David Factor Guy Knight
May 6, 1992 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7) and Controversy of
Load Factors and PHI Factors For LRFD Design
David Hunter Walter P. Moore, Jr
August 19, 1992 Salvage, Disposal, and Reuse of Offshore Structures Juan Campo Griff Lee Tom car Robert LaBlanc
December 9, 1992 Structural Connections – Concrete, Timber, and Wood Herb Roussel Sam Greenwood Ed Morphy
December 10, 1992 Structural Connections – Concrete, Timber, and Wood Herb Roussel Dr. Vijay Gopu Dr. Herbert Roussel
1993
June 9, 1993 Protecting Public from Fools and Rascals: Developing User Friedly Codes Om Dixit Dr. Gene Corley
October 26, 1993 Auger Tension Leg Platform Juan Campo Peter Arnold Don Crimmons Glen Gros
1994
February 22, 1994 Practical Steel Connections – Design and Detailing John Housey Tom Farrell James Anders
May 5, 1994 New AASHTO Specifications for LRFD – Underlying Principes Om Dixit Dr. John Kulicki
June 20, 1994 Seminar on Computer Software for Structural Design Herb Roussel Dr. Herbert Roussel,Jr
October 19, 1994 Garden Banks 388 Subsea Template Juan Campo Mike Blincow Tom Carr George Gerno
1995
February 7, 1995 Structural Integrity: Lessons from Earthquake Damage Studies Om Dixit Dr. James Jirsa
May 11, 1995 Wood Structures-Design and Detailing with New 1991 NDS Code Om Dixit Dr. Vijay Gopu
July 18, 1995 Theory and Design of Curved Steel Girder Structures Om Dixit Om P. Dixit Rudy McLellan William Convay
August 16, 1995 Economic Design of Steel Structures John Housey James Anders Brian Quinn
October 18, 1995 Neptune Project-First Production Spar Floating Platform Juan Campo Don Verdeman Steve Richardson Rick
December 12, 1995 When, Why and How to Use NON-DESTRUCTIVE Testing of Concrete Om Dixit Dr. Luke Snell Donald Meyn
1996
March 28, 1996 Harrah’s New Orleans Casino is No Gamble-Unique Structural Design saved Time and
Money
Subhash Kulkarni Subhash Kulkarn
June 6, 1996 Concrete in New Orleans-A Review from the Days of Mortar Box Mixing to Projections
into 21st Century
Om Dixit James Shilstone, Sr
August 7, 1996 Steel Connections-Art Science and Information in the Quest for Economy and Safety Om Dixit Dr. William A. Thorton
October 10, 1996 Assessment of Existing Offshore Structures: Fitness for Purpose Juan Campo Griff Lee Felix Dyhrkopp G. Petrauskas
1997
February 27, 1997 Structural Repairs of Cracked Concrete by Resin Injection Subhash Kulkarni Subhash Kulkarni Thomas D. Harvey
May 1, 1997 Wind Force: How to Contain this Menace in Hurricane Prone Areas Jim Danner Marc Levitan Subhash Kulkarni
June 12, 1997 Structural Integrity: Lessons from Earthquake Damage Studies Om Dixit Dr. S. K. Ghosh
August 12, 1997 Steel Hollow Structural Section Specifications-An Overview John Housey James Anders John Housey, Jr
October 9, 1997 Compliant Towers: A Design and Construction Overview John Housey Steve Wills David Wisch David Fangue
1998
February 5, 1998 Nuclear Power Plants: A Design, Construction, & Operations Overview Om Dixit John Burke Sid Munshi Greg Ferguson
March 12, 1998 Panel Discussion on Local Building Code Subhash Kulkarni Subhsh Kulkarni
May 12, 1998 What is High Performance Concrete? Om Dixit Dr. Paul Zia
October 22, 1998 Shell Oil’s”Cinnamon”:World’s Deepest Tripod Pltform Juan Campo Dr. John Reeves Ernest Langley Robert Machen
December 8, 1998 Economic Detailing of Steel Structures Om Dixit Walter J. Gat
1999
January 28, 1999 Masonary Design Seminar Norma Jean Mattei
February 25, 1999 A Practical Approach to LRFD Steel Design Pramod Patel Jacques Cattan
May 11, 1999 Lessons Learned from Structural Failure Om Dixit Dr. Saad E. Moustafa
June 15, 1999 Design of Steel Weld and Bolt Groups Herb Rousse Dr. Herbert Roussel,Jr
August 24, 1999 Demonstration of Shell’s 3-D PDMS Cad Structural Design and Detailing Program Juan Campo Anrew Egne Doug Lewis Robert Samudio
October 14, 1999 Morpeth Field Development Project Subsea System, Export System and Installation Juan Campo Neil Mackintosh Jonathan Kennefick Ian Redfern
December 15, 1999 Applied Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue Seminar Mark Gonski Dr. Robert S. Vecchio Dan Vorenkamp
2000
January 20, 2000 Design and Inspection of Steel Bolted Connection Anthony Goodjion Dr. Lewis B. Burget Kenneth Meyn
March 23, 2000 Heat Straightening Repair of Damaged Steel Om Dixit Dr. Richard Avent
April 26, 2000 Straightforward Design for Concrete Columns & Unified Design of Concrete Om Dixit Dr. Richard Furlong
October 26, 2000 Non-traditional Offshore Platform Topsides Installation Methods Juan Campo Tom Carr John Greeves
December 14, 2000 Finite Element Analysis and Modeling for Today’s Civil Engineer Juan Campo Eugene Pharr, Sr
2001
March 29, 2001 Preventing Corrosion with Protective Coatings Richard Burgess
May 16, 2001 Lessons Learned in a Long Bridge and Structural Engineering Career Om Dixit William B. Conway
August 23, 2001 Load and Resistance Factor Design of Wood Structures Norma Jean Mattei Vijay Gopu
October 25, 2001 API RP 2A, 21 st Edition: Consequence-Based Offshore Structural Design Standard Juan Campo Griff Lee Felix Dyhrkopp
November 12, 2001 WIND LOADING OF STRUCTURES: BEYOND ASCE 7 John Housey J.D.Holmes
2002
February 28, 2002 MODERN WELDING PRACTICE AND INSPECTION M Gonski David Mandina
June 4,2002 Performance of Structures in Natural Disasters (DHL) Om Dixit Vijaya Gopu
July 18,2002 Galvanize It J. Crut Dale Williams
October 24, 2002 Devils Tower Spar (Offshore Seminar) Crutti/Campo Steve Richardson
December 2 2002 Light Cold Formed Members in Structural Design A. Goodgion Melvin Loseke
2003
February 6 2003 World Trade Center Building Performance Om Dixit Gene Corely
March 13 2003 Essential Requirements for Reinforced Concrete Buildings Om Dixit Luis Garcia
April 24 2003 Misuse of Computers by Structural Engineers (DHL) H. Roussel Leroy Emkin
June 12 2003 Light Gage Steel Framing and Connection Design T. Smith Michael Booth
October 9 2003 Vortex Induced Vibrations (Offshore Seminar) Campo/Crut Dale Ramsey Bala Padmanabhan
3-Dec-03 Liquid Containing Concrete Structures Dixit David Kittridge
2004
29 January, 2004 International Building Code (IBC) w/ Applicable Foundaction Amendments Kulkarni Kulkarni
31 March, 2004 Legal Responsibilities of Structural Engineers Om Dixit Tom Jackson Larry Canada
29 April, 2004 Finite Element Analysis and Modeling Gonski Kenneth Will
20 May, 2004 What’s New in Wind Loading Codes and Standards Roussel Levitan
17 November, 2004 Spars Lessons Learned and Technology Developments Campo Tom Carr Robbin Converse
2005
27 January, 2005 API RP 2A Section 17 (2003Revision) – Recommended Practice for the Assessment of Existing (Offshore) Platforms John Crutti Paul E. Verowsky
2 March, 2005 Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete – Five Test Methods That Can Save You Money Om Dixit Dr. Luke Snell
10 May, 2005 ARCHITECTS DREAMS – ENGINERS’ NIGHTMARES” -SOLUTIONS TO GRAVITY DEFYING ARCHITECTURE Om Dixit Jon Magnusson
5 June, 2005 ADVANCES IN CONNECTION DETAILS FOR PRECAST CONCRETE Om Dixit Alvin c. Ericson
2006
27 April, 2006 The World Trade Center Investigation: Analysis and Recommendation Om Dixit Dr. Fahim Sadek
6 June, 2006 New Orleans Levee Failure Mattei Gordon Boutwell
17 August, 2006 Achieving Flood Resistant Design Seminar Juan Campo Chris Jones
26 October, 2006 Design and Construction of STEEL SHEET PILING STRUCTURES(8 Hours) Om Dixit Dr. Richard Hartman
14 November, 2006 Evolution and Lessons Learned in the Design of Soft Berth for MPEH Juan Campo Jose H. Vazquez, PH.D.
7 December, 2006 ARE YOU USING ASCE 7 CORRECTLY FOR WIND DESIGN? Om Dixit Dr. Frank Bernardo
2007
March 14, 2007 PREDICTION FOR THE LIFECYCLE OF ENGINEERED STRUCTURES – USING FABRICATION QUALITY CONTROL AND STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING Jay Jani Dr. Vivek R. Dave
May 10, 2007 Professional Practice & Business of Forensic (Structural) Engineering Om Dixit Dr. Robert T Ratay, P.E.
June 7, 2007 High Definition Underwater Acoustic Substructure Inspection Om Dixit Kenneth LaBry
August 9, 2007 What should structural engineers know about a Geotechnical report? Om Dixit Bill Gwyn & David Lourie
October 4, 2007 An Overview of Inland Marine Facility Design Tom Smith Gil Chatagnier Joe Jacquat Lanier &; Associates, New Orleans, LA
November 29, 2007 An Introduction to the IBC Seismic Requirements for Southeast Louisiana Bill Rushing Ronald O Hamburger Simpson Gumpertz & Herger, San Francisco, CA
2008
February 13, 2008 Towards Total Precast Construction Om Dixit Donald Don Theobald Gulf coast Prestress, Pass Christian, MS
April 10, 2008 The Devil is in the Details – Structural analysis, Structural Collapse and Structural Integrity Om Dixit Ed Huston Smith & Huston, Seattle, Washington
June 19, 2008 What Engineers Should Know about Contracting Tom Smith & Bill Sewell Robert Boh Larry Gibbs BOH Brothers & Gibbs Contrsuction, New Orleans, LA
October 16, 2008 GULF OF MEXICO OFFSHORE PLATFORM ASSESSMENT, DESIGN, AND ANALYSIS – TODAY AND TOMORROW (API Recommended Practice in RP2A ) John Crutti Paul E. Versowsky Cheveron Corp., New Orleans, LA
November 12, 2008 Local Building Design Codes and IBC 2008 Code S.Kulkarni & Bill Sewell S.Kulkarni Paul Mat, Curtis Mann Kulkarni Consultants, Metairie, LA Permit Dept., City of New Orleans, New Orleans, La
2009
January 28, 2009 Using the 2008 MSJC Code and Specification Om Dixit Richard Klingner University of Texas, Austin TX
March 5, 2009 LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE I-35W BRIDGE COLLAPSE Jay Jani Dr. Justin Oecl Professional Services, McLean, VA
April 16, 2009 More To Concrete Than Meets The Eyes Om Dixit Dr. Kenneth C. Hover Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
June 24, 2009 INTERPRETATION OF GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN TO PROJECT DESIGN Mike Choudry William W. Gywn Eustis Engineering, Metairie, LA
August 5, 2009 Transforming The Project Delivery Process Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) Om Dixit James G. Jacobi Walter P. Moore& Associates, Houston, TX
October 15, 2009 INNOVATIONS IN OFFSHORE LIFT RIGGING AND SALVAGING TECHNIQUES John Crutti Jon E. Khacchaturian Versabar, Belle Chasse, LA
2010
January 21, 2010 HOLLOW STRUCTURAL SECTION CONNECTIONS Pawan Gupta Jefrey Parker University of Toronto, Toronto CANADA
March 4, 2010 SMART STRUCTURES Om Dixit Joe Church Roctest, Charleston, South Carolina
April 8, 2010 CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN SUSTAINABILITY OF CONCRETE Om Dixit Richard Stehly President ACI, American Testing, Minneapolis, MN
August 26, 2010 ASD AND LRFD CODE FOR WOOD CONSTRUCTION AND UPCOMING CHANGES IN WOOD-FRAME CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS/SPECIFICATIONS Mike Choudry VIJAYA GOPU CATHERINE MARX KAAKE LTRC, Baton Rouge, La. Southern Forest Product Assoc., Kenner, La.
2011
January 20, 2011 AASHTO LRFD BRIDGE DESIGN – OBSERVATIONS ON THE CODE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND FUTURE Zolan Prucz John M. Kulicki Modjeski and Masters, Mechanicsburg, PA
January 26, 2011 CONCRETE ANCHOR DESIGN IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACI 318 APPENDIX D Om Dixit Anthony J. Lamana Anthony J. Lamana Consulting Engineers, New Orleans, LA
February 17, 2011 MSJC MASONRY CODE CHANGES FOR 2011 EDITION Pawan Gupta Dennis Graber David Pitre National Concrete Masonry Institute & Hardscape, USA, Theodore, AL
March 29, 2011 APPLICATION AND ADVANCES IN NON DESTRUCTIVE WELD TESTING Mark Gonski David Mandina Mandina’s Inspection Service, Inc., New Orleans, LA
April 20, 2011 THE CASES FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN CONCRETE REPAIR, PROTECTION AND REHABILITATION PROJECT Om Dixit Peter Emmons Structural Group, Baltimore, MD
June 9, 2011 PERFORMANVE OF CONTINUOUS PRESTRESSED GIRDER BRIDGES: A STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING APPROACH Om Dixit Ayman Okeil LSU, Baton Rouge, LA
August 4, 2011 TIPS FOR IMPROVING THE CONSTRUCTIBILITY OF STRUCTURAL STEEL AND CAST-INPLACE CONCRETE STRUCTUCTURES Om Dixit Clifford Schwinger The Hartman Group, King of Prussia, PA
August 23, 2011 Reorganization and Modifications to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE/SEI 7-10 Mark Gonski Sam Amoroso Joffrey Easley Engensus Engineering and Consulting, Baton Rouge, LA
October 20, 2011 THE ROLES OF DYNAMIC POSITIONING AND HEAVE COMPENSATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEEP AND ULTRA WATER RESOUCES Jay Jani Anil Raj Technology Associates, Inc., New Orleans, LA
November 10, 2011 DESIGN OF CONNECTIONS IN WOOD FRAMED STRUCTURES Mike Choudry VIJAYA GOPU CATHERINE MARX KAAKE KAAKE
LTRC, Baton Rouge, La. Southern Forest Product Assoc., Kenner, La.
2012
October 18, 2012 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY AND DISCUSSION OF THE AMERICAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION’S 2012 RECOMMENDED PRACTICES (AWEA RP2012) Barry Reed Benjamin Foley Keystone Engineering, Metairie, LA
November 15, 2012 Connection Eccentricities and Restraints: Common Misconceptions Om Dixit Dr. Joseph Yura University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
2013
February 26, 2013 Lessons Learned: From Structural Problems that Ended in Litigation William Rushing, Jr Jeffrey W. Coleman Coleman, Hull & van Vliet, PLLP, Minneapolis, MN.
April 4, 2013 What to Expect in the Reorganized ACI 318-14 Building Code Om Dixit Basile G Rabbat Structural Engineering Consultant, Mt. Prospect, IL
July 18, 2013 The ACI 562 Repair Code – How does it Affect Your Concrete Repair Project? Mike Choudhry Keith Kessner WDP Associate, Inc., South Norwalk, CT
October 24, 2013 INNOVATIONS IN HIGHWAY BRIDGE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Zolan Prucz Edward P. Wassermen Modjeki Masters, Nashville, TN
2014
May 8, 2014 The Panama Canal 100 years of History – A Review of the Past, Present and Future of an Engineering Marvel William Rushing, Jr. Luis Ferreira Communication Specialist, Planning Division of Resources and Enlargement Programs Authority of Canal de Panama, PANAMA
October 16, 2014 The AASHTO LRFD Strut-and-Tie Model for Design of Concrete Bridges Om Dixit Basile G. Rabbat Structural Engineering Consultant, Mt. Prospect, IL
2015
January 21, 2015 THE DIRECT ANALYSIS METHOD OF AISC 360-10 Michael Folse Michael Folse Steven Fall, Jay Jani Lanier & Associates, New Orleans, LA
February 26, 2015 USACE Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps in New Orleans Leslie Campbell Benan Zahawi, Shaun Gill Dan Grandal, Rian Johnson STANTEC
April 2, 2015 Tornadoes, Hurricanes, and Other Windstorms: Advances in Engineering Design for Extreme Winds Norma Jean Mattei Marc Levitan National Institute of Standards and Technology, Washington, DC
April 28, 2015 The Building of a Building Code Om Dixit Randall W. Poston Senior Principal, Pivot Engineers, Austin, Texas
October 8, 2015 Practical Applications of Structural Engineering & Design for Historic Structures and Modern Brick Masonry Jay Jani David Biggs Biggs COnsulting Engineering, Saratoga, NY