Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • virtual
    Register

          T.R. Higgins Lecture   

    SpeedCore and Steel-Concrete Composite Construction: The Best of Both Worlds (1 PDH)

    Live Webinar

     

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

     FREE for Students & Government Employees

    $5 Members / $10 Non-Members

    All proceeds benefit SEI Futures Fund

     

    AISC’s 2021 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award winner, Amit H. Varma, PhD, will present "SpeedCore and Steel-Concrete Composite Construction: The Best of Both Worlds". Varma will share what he's learned from more than 12 years of researching composite steel-concrete construction, highlighting experimental behavior, numerical modeling, and design of composite walls and the SpeedCore system for wind loading, seismic loading, and fire loading conditions. Varma has dedicated his academic and professional life to the development of innovative steel-concrete composite structures for the built infrastructure including commercial, industrial, and safety-related nuclear structures. He has conducted fundamental research leading to the development of design provisions for composite members, connections, and overall structural systems subjected to extreme loading conditions including seismic, fire, blast, and impactive loading.

    About the Speaker

    Varma received his BS in Civil Engineering from IIT-Bombay ('94), MS from Univ. of Oklahoma ('96), and PhD from Lehigh University ('01). He has been an academic for 20 years and at Purdue University for 16 years. Varma’s research products are the basis of (and directly cited in) several AISC specifications (AISC 360, AISC 341, AISC N690) for the design of steel-concrete composite structures for building structures and safety-related nuclear facilities. He has previously received the AISC Milek Faculty Fellowship Award (2004), AISC Special Achievement Award (2017, 2020), and the ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award (2019). Varma is the Chair of AISI/AISC Task Committee 8 on Fire Design, and member of Task Committee 5 on Composite Design. He is also a member of the AISC Committee of Specifications and ASCE/SEI 7 Standard Committee.

    About the Lecture

    Each year, AISC's T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award recognizes an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical paper or papers, published during the eligibility period, are considered an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature on fabricated structural steel. The award is named for Theodore R. Higgins, former AISC Director of Engineering and Research, who was widely acclaimed for his many contributions to the advancement of engineering technology related to fabricated structural steel.


    Contact SEI-Pittsburgh at SEI.Pittsburgh@gmail.com for more info.

Past events

28 Apr 2021 SEI Live Webinar
28 Jan 2021 Annual SEI & ABCD Joint Technical Presentation
05 Nov 2020 SEI - 2020 T.R. Higgins Lecture - Dr. Bo Dowswell
20 Oct 2020 SEI - Energy Efficiency and the Structural Engineer
12 Oct 2020 SEI Design Contest
25 Sep 2020 Steel Day 2020 - A Virtual Event
05 May 2020 SEI Live Webinar: Moment-Resisting Connections in Steel Structures
25 Mar 2020 POSTPONED: SEI-Dr. Harries "Material Standard or Standard Material?"
05 Feb 2020 SEI/ABCD Meeting - Long Span Girders
10 Dec 2019 Cancelled-Community Resilience in Structural Engineering (2 PDH)
07 Nov 2019 SEI Higgins Lecture - Structural Stability: Letting the Fundamentals Guide Your Judgement
27 Sep 2019 Steel Day 2019
21 Mar 2019 SEI - Towards an Integrated Fracture-control Plan for Steel Bridges
24 Jan 2019 SEI/ABCD Joint Dinner Featuring Fred Gottemoeller
17 Dec 2018 CANCELED: SEI Webinar: How Construction Tolerances Affect Structural Design
15 Nov 2018 SEI & YMF Masonry Technical Sessions
04 Oct 2018 Design and Construction of Steel Sheet Piling
28 Sep 2018 2018 SEI SteelDay
18 Jan 2018 Annual SEI/ABCD Joint Dinner
14 Nov 2017 Tips for Optimizing Structural Masonry
11 Oct 2017 The Structural Engineers Role in Urban Search and Rescue
15 Sep 2017 Steel Day 2017
11 May 2017 SEI Dinner: District 11 Accelerated Bridge Replacement Project
17 Jan 2017 SEI/ABCD Joint Dinner: UAV "Drones" for Bridge Inspection
07 Dec 2016 Webinar: Pier and Beam Foundation Design for Wind and Flood Loads
02 Nov 2016 SEI Dinner Lecture - Ultra High-Performance Concrete
30 Sep 2016 Steel Day Tour of Kennywood
15 Apr 2016 Tour of Central Catholic STEM Building
22 Mar 2016 SEI - Structural Sustainability Mini-Course
21 Jan 2016 SEI / ABCD Joint Dinner Meeting
17 Dec 2015 Webinar: Introduction to Rock Mechanics
02 Dec 2015 ACE Mentoring: Structural Engineering
25 Sep 2015 Steel Day 2015
22 Jan 2015 SEI/ ABCD Joint Dinner
03 Dec 2014 ACE Structural Engineering Session
19 Sep 2014 SEI Steel Day Tour
11 Sep 2014 SEI Webinar: Verification of Computer Calculations by Approximation Methods
23 Jan 2014 I-90 Cleveland Innerbelt CCG1 - Expediting a Major Project through Design-Build Delivery
19 Nov 2013 Dinner Meeting - BRADD Software Updates
04 Oct 2013 National Steel Day Tour - CJ Betters Enterprises Slag and Pig Iron Recycling
28 Aug 2013 Design of Anchor Bolts - A Live ASCE Webinar
13 Jun 2013 SEI Planning Meeting
02 May 2013 Structures Conference
12 Dec 2012 ACE Mentoring - Structures Session
08 Nov 2012 A Rather Unique View of Some New and Historic Bridges in Switzerland and France
28 Sep 2012 Steel Day Tour of Carrie Furnace
22 Mar 2012 RSVP BY 3/19: Thin Concrete Shell Roofs: Designing With a Builder's Mentality
19 Jan 2012 ABCD - ASCE SEI Joint Meeting: Lake Champlain Bridge Erection
14 Dec 2011 ACE Mentor Program: Structural Session
23 Sep 2011 SEI American Bridge Tour
11 Jun 2011 Structural Scavenger Hunt
05 May 2011 B.I.M. Seminar for the Structural Engineer
04 Nov 2010 Tips to Optimize Structural Masonry
24 Sep 2010 SteelDay 2010
21 Jan 2010 Guided Walking Tour of the Consol Energy Arena
 © ASCE Pittsburgh Section. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software