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MEETING INFORMATIONCityplace Conference Center2711 North HaskellDallas, TXCocktails6:15 PM – 7:00 PMDinner7:00 PM – 7:45 PMProgram7:45 PM – 8:45 PMSOLVING COMMON DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROBLEMSENCOUNTERED IN PARKING STRUCTURESTENTATIVE SEAoTMEETING TOPICSFebruary 28, 2006NDS 2005 ChangesDr. Dan WheatUniversity of TexasMarch 28, 2006Innovative Highway BridgeDesign, Construction and RepairMary Lou Ralls, P.E.Ralls Newman, LLCApril 25, 2006Review of Damage to OffshoreStructures due to HurricaneKatrinaFrank Puskar, P.E.Energo EngineeringUPCOMING EVENTSFebruary 8-11, 2006North American SteelConstruction ConferenceHenry B. Gonzalez CenterSan Antonio, TXwww.aisc.orgFebruary 14, 2006Hilti - Concrete Capacity DesignMethod for Post-InstalledAnchorsCityplace Conference CenterDallas, TXwww.us.hilti.com/educationMarch 30 – April 6, 20062006 Architectural EngineeringNational ConferenceEmbassy Suites DowntownOmaha, NEwww.asce.org/conferencesApril 20, 2006New AISC Specification/Manual SeminarLocation TBDDallas, TXwww.aisc.org/seminarsMay 18-21, 20062006 Structures CongressAdam’s Mark St. LouisSt. Louis, MOwww.asce.org/conferencesSpeaker: Thomas J. D’Arcy, P.E.The Consulting Engineers GroupTUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2006SYNOPSISThe presentation will cover the key aspects of parking structure design and construction toprovide good long term performance. Discussed will be joint details, connections, lateral loadresisting systems, correct drainage design, effects of volume change and proper provisions,and unique framing solutions.ABOUT THE SPEAKERThomas D'Arcy is a principal in the firm of The Consulting Engineers Group, Inc. and pastPresident of CEG – Texas. CEG specializes in the design of parking structures, justice facilitiesand stadiums. Mr. D'Arcy's experience includes the design of over 350 parking structures,including some of the largest parking structures ever built. In 2005, he served as Chairman of thePrecast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). He has also served as Chairman of the PCIResearch and Development Council and the PCI Technical Activities Council. Mr. D’Arcy is amember of ACI Committee 362 (Parking Structures, Chairman of Committee 550 (PrecastConcrete), and past Chairman of the Parking Consultants Council of the National ParkingAssociation. He lectures and publishes on parking structure design, durability and construction.He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and a Registered Engineer in 19 states. He is aFellow of ASCE, ACI and PCI; and recent recipient of the Medal of Honor from PCI.As of press time, a hospitality sponsor had not yet been secured for the January meeting.Please consider showing your support of SEAoT by becoming a hospitality sponsor at a future meeting.


Pictured above are NCT Chapter Past President Michael Lee and BrianRaff of AISC, who discussed AISC Quality Inspection and its importanceto the engineering community on November 15, 2005.CCD For Post-Installed AnchorsHilti has developed a continuing education program entitled TheConcrete Capacity Design Method For Post-Installed Anchors. Thishalf-day program, which has received NCSEA Diamond Reviewrecognition, will educate engineers on the design of post-installedanchors using the Concrete Capacity Design Method and is worth 4contact hours of continuing education. The program will be presentedin Dallas on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at Cityplace from 7:00am-12:00noon. Breakfast, lunch and break refreshments will be provided.Attendees will learn how to use the CCD Method with the provisions ofACI-318 Appendix D. They will learn about the pre-qualificationprocess for post-installed anchors in accordance with ICC AcceptanceCriteria AC 193. Finally, attendees will receive a CD-ROM of Hilti'slatest anchor design software known as PROFIS and learn how to usethis software with the CCD Method. Technical information and designaids will be provided.Understand that three or more attendees from the same firm willreceive a 20% discount off the registration fee, and Hilti will make a$25 donation to SEAoT for every member that attends. Weencourage you to attend this highly educational and very informativeprogram. To register and obtain more information regarding theseminar, visit www.us.hilti.com/education.


• Repair of Concrete Structures• Strengthening of Structures for Change of Use• Blast Protection and Design• Crack Injection• Marine Dock Repair and Upgrades• Corrosion Repair• Wastewater Treatment Facility Renovation• Coatings• Expansion Joint Installation and Repair• Design of Composite Carbon and E-glassStrengtheningThe North Central TexasChapter of SEAoT wouldlike to thank all theadvertisers that havecontributed to thenewsletter. We appreciateyour support.Structural Technology, Inc.Erik Guggenheimegugie@fiberwrap.comProject Manager682-365-1273 C800-728-5444817-741-0218 Fhttp://www.fiberwrap.comIf you would like tocontribute to futurenewsletters, please callStewart Verhulst at (469)429-9000.NOTICE!You are receiving this newsletter via email either by request orbecause it was assumed to be your preference!Those of you interested in receiving the North Central Texas Chapter newsletter by mail shouldcontact Eric Christiansen by phone at (214) 346-6284, or via email at echristiansen@halff.com.It will be assumed that you prefer to receive the newsletter only via email unless yourespond to the contrary!Thank you for your assistance!


NEWSLETTERThe newsletter editor is always looking forarticles and announcements for publication.Submissions must be sent to the editor viaemail at echristiansen@halff.com no later thanthe fifth day of the month of publication.You may support SEAoT by advertising in thenewsletter. Space is available to structuralengineering firms, vendors, and suppliersstarting at $110.00 for one year ofadvertisement (8 newsletters). If interested,please contact Stewart Verhulst via email atsverhulst@architecturalengineers.com or viaphone at (469) 429-9000.RESERVATIONSTo reserve a place at this month’s meeting,please RSVP to Eric Christiansen by 1:00 PMon Thursday, January 19, 2006. You maycontact Eric at (214) 346-6284, or via email atechristiansen@halff.com. Indicate the name ofeach attendant when making a reservation forseveral people. Also, specify if vegetarian mealsare required. Dinner will be served at themeeting. The cost is $25.00 for members,$35.00 for non-members, and $10 for students.A free, “no-meal” option is available if you donot wish to be served dinner. However,reservations are required to ensure adequateseating. Please note that cancellations must bemade by noon on Friday, January 20, 2006, tobe honored. SEAoT reserves the right todecline cancellations made after the cut-offand to invoice no-shows. As a friendlyreminder, SEAoT members and guestsattending the monthly meetings at Cityplacemay obtain a validated parking ticket at theregistration table. This will allow you to exit theparking garage without paying a fee.MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTSThe Chapter would like to welcome Brian Chenas a new Graduate Engineer member and MarkMonghate as a new Structural Engineermember.Chapter members are encouraged to review the“New & Prospective Members” webpage atwww.seaot.org/northcentral/new_members.cfm,as it contains information about recentapplicants and allows current members theopportunity to offer constructive commentsregarding prospective members. For furtherapplication information, contact the MembershipChairman, Greg Horne, at (214) 752-9098 or viaemail at ghorne@jqeng.com.For those who missed the November meeting:THE CERTIFICATION STANDARDFOR STEEL BUILDINGSTRUCTURES IS HERE!By Roberta L. Marstellar, P.E.Since 2002, AISC has been talking about theCertification Standard for Steel BuildingStructures (the Standard). Through the 2004auditing year, fabricators had the choice ofbeing audited to the new Standard or to theexisting checklist. If you’re a fabricator whodecided to stick with the checklist for your 2004audit, just remember—you no longer have thatoption. By January 1, 2006, all AISC Certifiedfabricators in the building structures categorywill have completed an audit to the Standard.Don’t be caught off guard—becoming certifiedto the Standard will require additional work thefirst time through. From experience, we knowthat many fabricators underestimate the time ittakes to prepare their materials for their firstaudit to the Standard. Fabricators who havealready been certified to the Standard tell us thefirst submission is the hardest because of thedocumentation required. After that, it’s a matterof doing what their documentation says—andthen maintaining the system they’veestablished.Below is a quick list of the documentationrequired for an audit to the Standard:• AISC Certification Application Form orCorrected Renewal Form• Job/Position Descriptions• Biographical Information• Facility Plan• Equipment List• WPS and Welder Qualifications (only onefor each process used at the facility)• Quality Manual and Procedures (this iswhere the work is)• Cross Reference Matrix• Internal Audit• Record of Management Review MeetingAudits are performed by Quality ManagementCompany, LLC (QMC). Detailed descriptions ofeach documentation item are available online atwww.qmconline.com.Some of the most significant changes fromchecklist auditing fall under the “ManagementResponsibility” and “Detailing” elements in theStandard. Under “Management Responsibility,”responsibility for the direction of the qualitymanagement system is now more focused onthe executive manager. The executive managernow must perform a formal review of the qualitymanagement system—including procedures foraddressing customer complaints.In “Detailing,” fabricators must define theprocess for creating and checking drawings andhave effective systems in place to qualifydetailing subcontractors. Quality managementsystem conventions that may be new to somestructural steel fabricators include documentand record control requirements, correctiveaction procedures, and internal auditprocedures. While planning for some additionalwork is smart, many fabricators find that theirexisting documentation simply needs to beedited and their existing procedures just need tobe “tweaked.”Under checklist certification, fabricators wereaccustomed to documenting a minimum of fourprocedures. Under the Standard, there are 12additional areas that must be addressed—butremember, simplicity is the key! QMC’s auditorshave observed that uncomplicated manuals andsimple procedures are most effective becausethey are easiest to understand and implement.If you’re already an AISC Certified Fabricator,chances are good that you are already doingmost of what is required. You’ll just have torecord those procedures in writing.A question I’m frequently asked by fabricatorsis, “Why would I want to put myself and mycompany through this?” My response is torepeat what other fabricators have told me timeand time again: “It was worth it, and we are abetter fabricator because of it.”AISC Certified Fabricators who haven’t beenaudited to the Standard should start gettingready now. If you are feeling overwhelmed, letQMC help. QMC recently launched a new website at www.qmconline.com with over 75frequently asked questions pertaining to theStandard. In addition, you’ll find otherresources, including sample procedures, to getyou started on the right path. If you don’t findwhat you need, please call (312) 670-7520 or e-mail certinfo@aisc.org.Roberta (Bobbi) Marstellar is Vice President ofCertification for AISC.Editor’s Note: This article was originallypublished in the January 2005 (Volume 45,Number 1) edition of Modern Steel Constructionmagazine and is reprinted here with permission.Please visit their website atwww.modernsteel.com.IN MEMORIAMThe North Central TexasChapter has lost one of itsfounding members. OnJanuary 9, Jack EarlRosenlund died at the age of83. Born on October 18,1922, in Ft. Worth, Jackattended Texas ChristianUniversity for two yearsbefore enlisting in the Navy,where he was sent to Southern MethodistUniversity in the V-12 program. Upon receivinghis Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in1944, he was commissioned as an officer in theSEABEES, the Civil Engineering Corp. After atwo year stint in the Philippines during WorldWar II, Jack earned his Master’s Degree at theUniversity of Minnesota. Returning to Texas in1946, he was the Chief Structural Engineer atGeorge L. Dahl, Architects and Engineers until1962, when the firm Terry, Rosenlund & Co.was established. It would later becomeRosenlund & Co., Consulting Engineers. Jackwas a registered engineer in ten states, whilehis firm served as structural engineer onnumerous signature buildings. The EminentConceptor Award was presented to Rosenlund& Co. for the Dallas City Hall in 1979 by theConsulting Engineers Council of Texas. Jackwas also involved in the design andconstruction of the Dallas Memorial Auditorium,DFW Airport, the Republic National Life Buildingaddition in Dallas, the Dallas Public Library(downtown), various buildings at SMU and EastTexas State University, as well as varioustraining centers for General Motors. In 1986,Jack was chosen as the Engineer of the Yearby the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society ofProfessional Engineers. He also served as amember of the voting committee to approve the1986 revisions to the 1983 American ConcreteInstitute Building Code, commonly known asACI 318. In 1987, Jack was elected Fellow ofthe American Concrete Institute as well as aLifetime Member of the American Society ofCivil Engineers. He is survived by his wife,Peggy, three daughters, and five grandchildren.


2006 OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND COMMITTEE CHAIRSChapter PositionsPresident Eric Christiansen (214) 346-6284 echristiansen@halff.comVice President Kerry Lee (469) 429-9000 klee@architecturalengineers.comSecretary Vicki Ford (214) 740-6200 vford@walterpmoore.comTreasurer Stan Agee (817) 277-8566 stanagee@sbcglobal.netPast President Michael Lee (972) 550-7777 mlee@wje.comSenior Director Steve Punch (972) 778-0450 spunch@lg.comDirector Michael G. Powell (214) 739-8100 mpowell@rlginc.comDirector Deepak Ahuja (469) 429-9000 dahuja@architecturalengineers.comMembership Greg Horne (214) 752-9098 ghorne@jqeng.comTechnical Activities Pete Larson (214) 739-8100 plarson@rlginc.comWeb Page, Computer App. Will Ikerd (214) 342-0399 wikerd@lbce.comNewsletter Editor Vicki Ford (214) 740-6200 vford@walterpmoore.comAdvertisement Stewart Verhulst (469) 429-9000 sverhulst@architecturalengineers.comSelected State PositionsSenior Director Michael Lee (972) 550-7777 mlee@wje.comDirector Eric Christiansen (214) 346-6284 echristiansen@halff.comTreasurer Stan Agee (817) 277-8566 stanagee@sbcglobal.netExecutive Director Liz Stansfeld (512) 301-2744 lizstansfeld@earthlink.netSEAoTNorth Central Texas ChapterP.O. Box 12553Dallas, Texas 75225-0553January 2006 NewsletterWWW.SEAoT.ORG

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