Chicago Trade Show and Symposium
The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Chicago Trade Show and Symposium. The event provides a forum for engineers to interact with trade professionals and to learn from informative presentations. The event provides ample time to interact with up to 20 exhibitors.
The Chicago Trade Show and Symposium is a half-day event that includes four to six presentations and breakfast. The Trade Show and Symposium topics are about the latest technology trends and advancements in the construction industry relevant to an audience of structural engineers. The event is limited to a single session, so attendees benefit from the information shared in every presentation.
Continuing education of 2 PDHs/CEs certificates will be granted.
Plan on attending early! We are giving away a pair of Airpods as one of the raffle prizes and an AISC Steel Manual is the Early Bird raffle prize (available only to attendees arriving before 7:30 am program start time). Thanks to AISC for the prize donation!
|7:00 am - 7:30 am||Registration open, Breakfast, Visit Exhibitors|
|7:30 am - 7:40 am||Welcome and Introductions|
|7:40 am - 8:00 am||Exhibitor Introductions|
|8:00 am - 8:30 am||Extreme Steel Stresses in Piles Driven in Soil
Michael Wysockey, Thatcher Foundations, Inc.
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||The Digital Reality of Existing Conditions
Anton Dy Buncio, Via Technik, LLC
|9:00 am - 9:50 am||Break - Visit Exhibitors|
|9:50 am - 10:20 am||Tuned Mass Dampers in Tall Buildings and Other Structures
Victor Salcedo, GERB Vibration Control Systems
|10:20am - 10:50 am||The Business of Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Michael Weber, The Euclid Chemical Company
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Raffle - Visit Exhibitors|
University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe Street
Regular: $40 member / $50 non-member
Group Discount: for companies sending 4+ people, $10 off each registration fee; not available retroactively; must be applied on same order. Contact office@SEAOI.org for discount code.
The Symposium registration fee is waived for presenting authors.
Exhibitor Opportunities SOLD OUT!
- Gold: $850—Recognition on SEAOI website and in event program, display of poster at event, recognition for sponsoring breakfast, and an opportunity to distribute promotional items to all attendees.
- Silver: $500—Recognition in the SEAOI website and in event program and display of poster at event.
- Bronze: $300—Recognition in the SEAOI website and in event program.
- Early Attendance Door Prize Sponsor*: prize valued at $150+—Recognition during the start of the event and during prize drawing. The first 25 in attendance will be eligible for the door prize. SOLD OUT!
*Only one sponsorship available
About the Speakers
Michael Wysockey, PhD, PE, President
Thatcher Foundations, Inc.
Thatcher Foundations is a specialty contractor working in design-build earth retention, pile driving, drilled foundations, and marine construction. Thatcher has built a reputation for innovative solutions to challenging deep foundation and shoring work. From limited access micropiles to high capacity driven and augercast piles (ACIP), Thatcher has been installing piles since 1946.
Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel, his Master’s from MIT, and Doctorate in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign – where he was awarded both the Wilson and Peck Fellowships. His publications range from shore erosion, to the effect of local soil conditions on earthquake motions, to the capacity of deep foundations. He is the Chairman of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings, a past Chairman of the Driven Pile Committee of the DFI and the ASCE Geo Institute, Illinois Section.
Extreme Steel Stresses in Piles Driven in Soil
Thatcher Foundations recently drove piles for the foundation of the Union West/Haymarket building in Chicago’s West Loop area. These are twin 15 story buildings where both driven piles and drilled Caissons were being considered. Driven piles were selected as the most viable option due to deep granular deposits on part of the site. The piles were 12 inch H beams that penetrated about 10 feet into the hard glacial soils, but well above bed rock. Since the Chicago Department of Buildings through its code memo was allowing allowable stresses as high as 25 ksi on 50 ksi steel, highly stressed piles were desired. This presented a unique challenge which had not been achieved in Chicago previously without bearing on bedrock.
Anton Dy Buncio, Co-Founder & COO
Anton Dy Buncio is the Co-Founder and COO of VIATechnik, a technology consulting firm specializing in the built environment. Anton is involved in leading the VDC consulting, implementation and education teams and leads VIATechnik’s Research and Development Studio. Prior to founding VIATechnik, Anton worked at the global management consulting firm Bain & Company in both San Francisco and Sydney where he worked on advising leading technology, media, and telecom firms.
His global growth strategy and operations experience provides VIATechnik’s clients with a unique industry outsider perspective. Anton graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Management Science & Engineering.
Anton’s has previously spoken about the digitization of the built environment at Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering, SPAR3D Expo and Conference, VR Days Europe, Shadow Summit and the VRAR Conference.
The Digital Reality of Existing Conditions
As professionals in the AEC space, we deal with existing conditions quite a bit. After all, half of all buildings have been built before 1980, with the average age being 32 years old. Anton Dy Buncio, co-founder/COO of VIATechnik will talk about why going digital with existing conditions is moving towards becoming the standard for built environment projects, the value it provides to the design team, and some case studies of projects that benefited from a digital twin. In addition to sharing the value of existing conditions, this presentation will dive into understanding what to look for from a scan and model to align expectations with project needs.
Victor Salcedo,President of US Operations
GERB Vibration Control Systems
Victor H. Salcedo is the President of GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc. located in the greater Chicago area. He has served GERB for nineteen (19) years and has worked as project lead on many remarkable structures, including ten Skyscrapers with Tuned Mass Dampers up to 700 T. Victor is an active member of several committees including ASME-subcommittee on the Qualification of Dynamic Restraints, the Forging Industry Association Plant Engineering Committee and newly the CTBUH Chicago local steering committee. After attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering he specialized with GERB Schwingungsisolierungen GmbH & Co. Kg. in Berlin, Germany in spring support of machinery and structures, and specialty foundation design. He has contributed to conference papers and publications such as CTBUH Damping Technologies for Tall Buildings.
Tuned Mass Dampers in Tall Buildings and Other Structures
New York City has been the cradle of tall slender buildings the last few years. The height and slenderness of these towers has resulted in new challenges for occupant comfort and serviceability level drift due to wind induced motion exacerbated by long natural periods and low inherent damping. Critical wind speeds may occur once a year or even more often, exciting primary sway modes.
Incorporating a tuned mass damper of several hundred tons can significantly increase damping from 1% to 5% or more, but requires significant coordination between structural engineer, construction manager and ownership, especially as long building periods require standard pendulum lengths that can be greater than 80 ft. These requirements force innovative design to meet limited space and minimize cost impact at the top-of-house.
This talk will also present TMDs applied to structures susceptible to vertical vibration like pedestrian bridges and monumental stairs.
Michael Weber, CGP, IOM, National Business Development Manager
The Euclid Chemical Company
MIchael Weber is a voting member on ACI's 332, 533, 550, & 560 Standards Committees and Co-Chaired the PCA 100 Above-Grade Wall Standard committee. He received the National Association of Home Builders' 2019 SA Walters Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership in the systems-built industry. In 2006, he received Hanley Wood Media's "Ten Most Influential People" award for the concrete industry. He has published articles and papers in numerous industry publications.
The Business of Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) has been used since the 1960s, but until now, there has been little agreed-upon design approaches in North America for many of the potential applications.
New developments in materials' technology and the addition of field experience to the engineering knowledge base, have expanded the applications of FRC to include structural design guides for many applications. These are now material independent and recognized by the engineering, design, and standards community.
Early Entry Door Prize
Thanks to AISC for donating a Steel Manual!
Free Admission to 2020 NASCC in Atlanta or AISC webinar
Hilti PROFIS Engineering software subscription
Yeti 26oz "SEAOI" stainless steel bottle