Meeting/Event Information

2019 Spring Technical Conference

May 10, 2019
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Delafield Hotel
415 Genesee Street
Delafield, WI 53018

Structural Engineers Association of Wisconsin's 9th Annual
Spring Technical Conference
6.0 Professional Development Hours


Please join us on Friday May 10, 2019, for the SEA-WI Spring Technical Conference at the Delafield Hotel

  • Registration will close May 3rd
  • Vendors will be in attendance to give you the most up-to-date information on structural materials, techniques, and components.
    • Are you vendor that wants to be represented? Click this link to sign up.
  • Full Conference Schedule to follow at later date


Conference Sessions (not in order of presentation):

  • Ethics for Structural Engineers: Doing What's Right & Knowing Why* by Kevin Sido of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP (2 PDH).
    • This session will delve into the less obvious ethical dilemnas structural engineers face and the greater questions of 'why' we should react as we do when encountered with ethical situations.
      *NOTE that SEAWI will not provide any ethics presentations at next year's conference, so plan accordingly to meet your biennial PDH requirements.

  • Milwaukee City Hall Foundation Repairs by Jeremy Thomas of AECOM and Dan Zess of Gilbane (1 PDH)
    • We have had many inquiries into getting a presentation about the repairs of the Milwaukee City Hall Foundations and we are finally able to deliver! This session will focus on the different design strategies and challenges encountered during the repair of one of Milwaukee's most iconic buildings.

  • AISC Steel Solutions Center FAQs by AISC (1 PDH)
    • Averaging over 200 inquiries each week, the Steel Solutions Center can readily identify trends in the inquiries received. The Steel Solutions Center works closely with the Engineering and Research Department and the Committee on Technical Assistance to develop new Frequently Asked Questions to address these topics. These questions are published on the website each quarter, providing a valuable resource to the design and construction industry. This one-hour seminar focuses on the most commonly asked questions from this resource, including such topics as the new 2010 Specification, the new 2010 Seismic Provisions, and high-strength bolting.

  • High-Performance Steel Connection Testing and Everyday Applications by Jason Hoover of Sideplate (1 PDH)
    • This session will teach about “conventional” moment connections and the problems that were exposed by the Northridge earthquake, as well as the resultant code changes in the years that followed; the major change being the requirement for full-scale testing of connections.  There will also be an introduction to progressive collapse and PC mitigation concepts, how connection geometry and load transfer impacts overall frame performance, and how these framing selections impact the construction cost of the structure’s lateral system.

  • Moline North Slope Treatment Plant: Meeting Structural Challenges on a Difficult Building Site by Wayne Maki of Stand (1 PDH)
    • The Moline North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade was the largest utility project ($43 million) in Moline’s history.  Design began in 2012 and construction was completed in 2018.  The structural engineering challenges included design of deep foundations for structures and piping within the footprint of an abandoned limestone quarry; designing for hydrostatic uplift without the use of pressure relief valves; raising the wall heights for existing tanks; and planning for shallow rock. In this session you will learn about all of these facets as well as the intangible “people” aspects that were integral to the project's success.

 We look forward to seeing you there and having a great conference!


$60.00 SEA-WI Member Registration

$120.00 SEA-WI Non-Member Registration

$30.00 Student Registration