SEARI
Structural Engineers Association of Rhode Island

Events


May
21
4:30 PM16:30

Historic Building Walking Tour along Westminster

  • 13 S Main St Providence, RI, 02903 United States (map)
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Come take a walking tour with us and learn about the development of the street and buildings on Westminster to learn about historic and modern building systems in this city.  Erik of Structures Workshop will introduce the evolution of Providence’s streetscape, from late 19th century 5+/- story buildings (ie first building with elevator) to early “skyscrapers” (the first steel building in Providence) to later 20th century modern and post-modern buildings.  We will determine which buildings are cast iron, which are concrete encased steel, and which are terra cotta facades  We will see Art Deco next to Art Nuevo and discuss ides for the future of the city (Superman Building / Arcade / Etc) and walk by current transformations happening at the Old Projo and Kresge Buildings, as well as changes to Laptham / 270-290 Westminster and the Providence Library and many others.   We start just east of the river and work west, first we will witness the early 20th century Federalist style makeover of Victorian Providence prior to touring downtown along Westminster.     We will also see the height of the water elevation of historic flood events to remind us of the importance of the hurricane barrier.

 

Please meet us at the start at the 150ft monument/ WWI Memorial east of the river at 4:30pm, should be a fun 1.5 hours.At the end, please join some of us for a happy hour drink at the Malted Barley at 6pm

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Mar
19
4:30 PM16:30

Historic Terra Cotta Floor Systems

Please join us for a special presentation by Donald Friedman, PE on the topic of historic terra cotta floor systems.  In this 2 hour session Donald will discuss five types of floor system: flat end construction, flat side construction, segmental, proprietary, and with concrete joists.

 

Donald is president of Old Structures Engineering, PC, in New York City, consulting on historic structures for architects, engineers, and building owners. He is the author of Historical Building Construction and the Investigation of Buildings.  He has also taught at the Pratt Institute, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. 

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Feb
26
4:30 PM16:30

Professional Practice: Legal Topics

Please join us for a special presentation by Donald Doeg of Updike Kelly & Spellacy, PC. Donald is both an Attorney and a Professional Engineer and focusses his practice on representing design professionals as the chair of his firm’s construction law practice. Part of Don’s practice is about educating design professionals about important legal topics in an effort to help them avoid future legal issues. In this 1 ½ hour session Donald will discuss two critical components of any engineer’s practice: key contract provisions (both good and bad) and project documentation for practicing engineers.

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Jul
31
4:30 PM16:30

Proper Installation of Post-Installed Concrete Anchors

Hands on event focused on proper installation of post-installed concrete anchors!  With the help of Hilti field engineers, you’ll have the opportunity to get some hands on experience placing anchors in concrete.  We’ll discuss the appropriate used for various adhesive and mechanical anchors, then we’ll pull test anchors to failure.  See FLYER for more info.  

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Feb
21
4:30 PM16:30

Insulated Concrete Forms

Please join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 4:45 P.M. - 6:00 P.M., for a structural overview of Insulated Concrete Forms.  Our speaker will be Winford Peck of Logix Insulated Concrete Forms and event is at the offices of Structures Workshop, See Flyer for more info.

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Dec
11
4:30 PM16:30

Annual Dinner Meeting

Please join us for our first annual SEARI dinner meeting. We will enjoy dinner at Fred and Steve’s Steakhouse, located at Twin River Casino, while reviewing budgeting, ideas for future events/seminars for SEARI, and having structural engineering business discussion. (See Flyer)

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