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EXHIBITING: MNSEA Tradeshow & Seminar

May 14, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stop by our booth to talk with Gary Pooley and Ryan Garden, PE about what is new and trending with precast concrete.
Please register now for the May 14  MNSEA Seminar and Trade Show   STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE that will be held at Marriott Minneapolis West along with a Trade Show featuring 26 vendors!
Participants will benefit from attending the seminar by:

  • Receiving 3.0 PDH credits.
  • Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE giving an overview of ways to verify computer analysis results with hand calculations.
  • Matt Schwartz and David Hyland, presenting on UAVs, mixed reality, and 3D laser scanning and how to integrate into your workflow.
  • Jan Olek, PhD, PE discussing challenges and opportunities in 3D printed concrete structures.
  • Learning about recent advances in construction industry from our vendors during breaks for the trade show (26 vendors currently attending).
  • And much more!

Flyer: MNSEA Seminar and Trade Show Flyer
Session 1 – THE PAST
Verifying Computer Analysis Results with Hand Calculations

Structural Engineers are relying more and more on structural engineering software for analysis and design. Understanding the different options available for modeling is paramount in ensuring the best model is created to imitate reality and give engineers the best possible design. This presentation reviews various hand calculation methods for verifying the loads defined on models, and verifying the analysis results. Lastly, we will verify the design checks made for members within the model.  It is easy to assume that all structural engineering software solves engineering problems correctly. Unfortunately, there can be errors from programming and user mistakes. Engineers must have a good understanding apart from software to spot these errors.
Session 2 – THE PRESENT
UAVs, Mixed Reality, and 3D Laser Scanning
Few technologies in the construction industry are more talked about and have more potential for disruption than UAVs, mixed/augmented reality, and 3D laser scanning.  UAVs have made tasks like inspections safer and easier than ever before.  Mixed reality devices are changing the way we view the jobsite.  3D laser scanning has the most exciting applications for structural engineers: these systems can capture existing and as-built conditions more accurately and completely than any other method.  Join us for an overview of UAVs and mixed reality, followed by a deep dive into 3D laser scanning, including case studies and examples of “real world” uses for the devices that are easily implemented into structural engineering workflows.
Session 3 – THE FUTURE
3D Printed Structures: Vision and Opportunities
The presentation will examine both the challenges but also innovation opportunities offered by 3D printing technology in the field of structural concrete. The opportunities range from the ability to create complex and architecturally unique structures without the need for intricate formwork to the ability of creating an “internal architecture” of the elements that can result in novel mechanical responses. The challenges involve compliance with the existing building codes, integration of reinforcement, and durability. The current focus areas of the industry and the research communities will be critically examined and illustrated by examining the relationships between processing parameters, structure and performance characteristics of 3D printing as a way to customize the response of the printed elements.

Agenda: MNSEA May Seminar Tradeshow

7:00 a.m. Registration, Start of Trade Show, Breakfast        10:00 a.m.       Session 2
7:40 a.m. MNSEA General Meeting        11:00 a.m.       Trade Show Wrap-up, Snacks
8:10 a.m. Trade Show Introductions        11:45 a.m.       Session 3
8:30 a.m. Session 1        12:45 p.m.       Raffle and Prizes
9:30 a.m. Trade Show Break    

MNSEA or SEAWI Member – $100
General attendees (non-member) – $150
Student  – $40 (contact the ACEC/MN office to register if you are a student)
Registration Includes General Meeting, Breakfast and Snack/Refreshment Breaks, Morning Seminars, and Trade Show


May 14, 2019
7:00 am - 1:00 pm


ACEC of Minnesota


Marriott Minneapolis West 
9960 Wayzata Blvd,
Minnetonka, MN United States
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