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SEAOCC Membership Meeting
Date: Feb 13, 2018


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM PST

Iron Grill
2422 13th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
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5:30 - 6:30 PM CHECK-IN  
6:30 - 7:30 PM DINNER
 7:30 - 9:00 PM PRESENTATION

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12:00 NOON
"Effective Bracing of Flexural Members and Systems in Steel Buildings and Bridges"

Todd Helwig, P.E., Ph.D., Professor
University of Texas at Austin

Professor Helwig's T.R. Higgins Lecture is focused on the stability of flexural systems in steel buildings and bridges with a particular emphasis on bracing requirements.  The lecture highlights the results from large-scale experiments and parametric finite element analysis on flexural members. The many factors that impact the effectiveness of torsion bracing systems are covered.  

An overview of the system buckling mode for I-shaped girder systems, which is a relatively new failure mode the profession has become aware of over the past 15 years, will also be discussed.  Improved details such as the use of split pipe stiffeners and lean-on bracing are also covered. 

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Todd Helwig, P.E., Ph.D., Professor
University of Texas at Austin

Professor Todd Helwig is currently in his 23rd year of teaching and conducting research in the field of structural engineer-ing. He currently holds the J. Neils Thompson Teaching Fellowship in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).  He joined the faculty at the UT Austin in 2005 after teaching at the University of Houston for 11 years.  His area of interest is the design and behavior of steel structures with an emphasis in structural stability and bracing. 

He has co-developed and taught a number of short courses on the fields of structural stability and bracing on behalf of the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the National Highway Institute.  His research has been recognized with several awards including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Colling-wood Research Prize, the ASCE Moisseiff Award, and the ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award.  In 2010, his work on stability bracing systems in steel bridges was recognized at the North American Steel Construction Conference with an AISC Special Achievement Award. He has served on a number of technical committees for AISC, ASCE and SSRC. He is currently the Chair of SSRC.
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