2021 Fall Lecture Series
Rehabilitation and Repair of Structures
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
The ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Boston Chapter is pleased to present the 25th Fall Lecture Series entitled Rehabilitation and Repair of Structures. This session includes the following lectures:
Lecture 1 – Design for Sea Level Rise
Richard Houghton, ASLA, Principal Landscape Architect, Tighe & Bond
Eric Ohanian, PE, Project Manager, Tighe & Bond
Andrew Stebbins, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager, The Architectural Team (TAT)
This session describes approaches for addressing potential future sea level rise in coastal building projects and bridges. The discussion includes review of some current guidelines and approaches for estimating projected sea level rise and wave impacts. The presentation will highlight some recent building and bridge projects that demonstrate different approaches that landscape architecture, architecture, engineered systems, seawall design, and overall infrastructure design can work to protect and enhance communities with solutions that serve multiple purposes.
• Guidelines for estimating impacts of sea level rise/ risk assessment/ wave impacts.
• Building design applications and some case studies.
• Bridge design applications and some case studies.
- Recognize strategies for coastal resilience.
- Discuss approaches for developing resilient buildings and bridges.
- Explore opportunities to enhance the public landscape.
- Apply creative problem-solving for protecting the waterfront.
Lecture 2 – Strengthening of Concrete and Masonry Structures with Externally-Bonded Systems
Gustavo Tumialan, PhD, PE, Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Repair and rehabilitation projects often include structural strengthening to increase or restore the load-carrying capacity of elements subjected to deterioration or damage, construction or design errors, increased service loads, and building code requirements. Externally-bonded fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) and fiber-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composite systems are viable tools for structural repair, strengthening, and rehabilitation of existing concrete and masonry members. High tensile strength, light weight, resistance to corrosion, ease of installation, and limited disruption to building operations during installation make externally-bonded systems an attractive option.
FRP systems have been used for about two decades in the United States. FRCM systems is another strengthening tool, introduced to the US repair industry in recent years but with several years of experience in Europe. This presentation will primarily focus on FRP systems and will also provide an overview on FRCM systems.
- Introduce externally-bonded systems commonly used for structural strengthening.
- Describe available guides for the design and construction of externally-bonded systems for structural strengthening, including recent developments.
- Discuss advantages and limitations of externally-bonded systems, structural behavior, design considerations, in-service performance, installation methods and QA/QC.
- Present case studies illustrating the use and potential of externally-bonded systems for strengthening of concrete and masonry structures.
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2021
Registration fees for individual sessions: $50 BSCES Members, $40 Public Sector Members, $20 Student & Senior (65+) Members, $60 Non-Members, $50 Public Sector Non-Members
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