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SEAOCC Membership Meeting
Date: Mar 13, 2018
 
When
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
5:30PM-9:00PM

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

Please be sure to make your reservation early to take advantage of Early Bird Registration.

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS FRIDAY, MARCH 9   
 REGISTRATION CLOSES  12:00 NOON MONDAY, MARCH 12
 
Structural Design in Tesla Time - 
The New Paradigm

Gregory Luth, Ph.D., S.E., President
Gregory P. Luth & Associates, Santa Clara, CA

John Osteraas, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Engineer
Exponent, Inc., Menlo Park, CA

The Tesla Gigafactory being built near Reno is currently the largest building project in North America, and when completed,  will be the largest building in the world.  Design and construction are proceeding with unpresented speed to keep pace with the rapid emergence of zero-carbon vehicles.  

The innovative performance based lateral system consisting of mechanical fuses and rocking strongbacks was fully designed, detailed, fabricated, and erected before interior floor areas and manufacturing equipment layout were completed.  The robust lateral system has been designed to accommodate virtually any configuration and use of several million square feet of factory floor space.

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Gregory Luth, Ph.D., S.E., President
Gregory P. Luth & Associates

USMC Ret., BS,1974 University of Alaska, 
MS 1975, Engineer 1976, 
PhD 1991, Stanford University

Greg has 40 years of experience as a consulting structural engineer. The last 31 years as owner and founder of GPLA.  He has been the SEOR on major projects in every region of the US, as well as for the Tesla Gigafactory. For the past 10 years, Greg has focused providing clients throughout the US ground breaking Performance Based Earthquake Engineering designs delivered with higher quality at lower cost in significantly less time using the GPLA HD BIM Process (direct to shop drawings).
John Osteraas, Ph.D., P.E.
Principal Engineer
Structural Analysis Lead
Exponent, Inc.

John is a Principal Engineer and Group Vice President at Exponent Failure Analysis Associates with overall responsibility for their Structural, Geotechnical, and Construction Consulting Practices.  For over thirty five years, he has specialized in the analysis of specialized structures and structures subjected to extreme loads with a focus on earthquake engineering.  Dr. Osteraas earned his PhD and MS Degrees in Structural Engineering from Stanford, and his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
 
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