The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Structures Symposium, which provides a forum for engineers to share analysis, design, and construction information from recent projects with unique and/or distinguishing characteristics. Attendance typically represents a diverse cross-section of all aspects of the profession, including: design, construction management, material suppliers, academia, general contracting, and owners’ representatives.
Please register by Friday, October 21 to guarantee your place. Registrations made after that time will be accommodated if possible, but we cannot guarantee that space will be available.
Keynote Address: Adam Reed Tucker - Thinking Outside the Box
SEAOI is delighted to welcome Adam Reed Tucker to present the keynote address at the Structures Symposium. Mr. Tucker works in collaboration with The LEGO Group to design and distribute the LEGO Architecture line, and his exhibit Brick by Brick, featuring over a dozen giant constructions, may be viewed at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago through February 2017. Throughout his professional career, Adam has worked to develop educational programs to bring a greater understanding and appreciation in the areas of architecture, engineering, art, science and design.
"In my journey of working with the Lego brick, my interests have been to teach others not just about architecture and design but the engineering that goes hand in hand with these concepts. I strive to use a familiar medium to help people understand and think about the engineering that goes into their daily lives and in the world around them. It seems like an easy concept for many in the fields of art, architecture, design and engineering but I have discovered a joy in showing audiences and helping them figure out the structure that is planned in items they experience and count on every day. Every project I create takes these concepts into account and my latest large scale project, the Brick by Brick exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry showcases this the most - not only talking about the architecture of well-known landmarks but focusing on the structure and engineering forces that are behind each. My presentation will look into my journey into this field and my personal interests in art, architecture, engineering and design are all highlighted as I discuss how I work to create with the Lego brick as a medium and the concepts I incorporate."
The Symposium is comprised of a single day-long session including continental breakfast and a group luncheon. In addition to the keynote address, the Symposium includes thirteen half-hour presentations. Attendees of the Symposium receive 7.5 hours of continuing education credit.
Read more about the presenters and projects here.
|7:15 am||Registration Opens, Breakfast, Visit Exhibitors|
|8:00 - 8:05 am||Program Begins: Welcome Remarks and Overview|
|8:05 - 8:35 am||Chicago Riverwalk
Matthew Hellenthal, Alfred Benesch & Co.
|8:35 - 9:05 am||Colossus TV
Jacob Phipps, Raker Rhodes Engineering LLC
|9:05 - 9:35 am||OKO Tower
Jim Pawlikowski, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
|9:35 - 10:05 am||“To Demo, or Not to Demo, That is the Question” – Wheaton Center Building 6
Terry McDonald, Klein and Hoffman
|10:05 - 10:20 am||Break, Visit Exhibitors|
|10:20 - 10:50 am||Adaptive Reuse of Wrightwood Art Gallery
Michael Murphy, Thornton Tomasetti
|10:50 - 11:20 am||Zurich North America Headquarters
Patrick Ragan, Halvorson and Partners — A WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Company
|11:20 - 11:50 am||181 Freemont
Brian McElhatten, Arup
|11:50 am - 12:30 pm||Lunch|
|12:30 - 1:30 pm||Keynote Presentation - Thinking Outside the Box
Adam Reed Tucker, Brickstructures, Inc.
|1:30 - 2:00 pm||Raising the Roof: Three Case Studies on Structural Expansion
Josh Dortzbach, FOREFRONT Structural Engineers, Inc.
|2:00 - 2:30 pm||Recent Developments Regarding High Strength Reinforcing Bar
Dave Fanella, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)
|2:30 - 3:00 pm||Building a Wheel: Dismantling and Erecting a Ferris Wheel on an Existing Structure
Jared Brewe, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
|3:00 - 3:15 pm||Break, Visit Exhibitors|
|3:15 - 3:40 pm||LondonHouse Hotel
Martin White, TGRWA
|3:40 - 4:10 pm||O'Hare Pedestrian Canopy Evaluation and Repairs
Predrag Popovic, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
|4:10 - 4:40 pm||Super Tall Buildings: 12 Seconds and Counting
Melissa Burton, BMT Fluid Mechanics
|4:40 - 5:00pm||Raffle, Adjourn|
Location, Times, and Fees
The Symposium will take place at Maggiano's Little Italy, 111 W. Grand Avenue in Chicago.
Registration and a continental breakfast will be available at 7:30 am; the program begins at 8. Lunch will be provided. The program concludes at 5 pm.
The registration fee is just $350 for members and $400 for non-members.
Limited Exhibitor Opportunities are available. The exhibit fee is $825 and includes recognition the program, mention from the podium, one admission to the Structures Symposium, and access to participants during breakfast, lunch and breaks during the day. Register online as an exhibitor today!
There are four different levels of corporate sponsorship:
- Platinum: $1,000 – Recognition in program, poster exhibit at event, and recognition for sponsoring lunch.
- Gold: $850 – Recognition in the program, poster exhibit at event, and recognition during the technical session for sponsoring one of the following: Continental Breakfast, Morning Break or Afternoon Break
- Silver: $600 – Recognition in the program and poster exhibit at event
- Bronze: $300 – Recognition in the program