Program

Plenary Session

Presiding: Professor Jim LaFave, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

8:00am  Registration / Coffee & Pastries 
8:50am  Welcome 
9:00am  Eads Bridge Rehabilitation
Allen Smith, TranSystems (St. Louis, MO)
www.transystems.com 
 
   
9:40am  Wrigley Field Renovations
William Bast, Thornton Tomasetti (Chicago, IL)
www.ThorntonTomasetti.com 
 
   
10:20am  BREAK
10:40am  Vista Tower: A Jewel on Chicago's Skyline
Ron Klemencic, MKA (Seattle, WA)
www.vistatowerchicago.com 
 
   
11:20am  Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering: Hubris, Ignorance or Misdirection?
Terry Paret, WJE (Emeryville, CA)
www.wje.com 
 
   
12:00pm  LUNCH  

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session 1: Building Structures

Session Moderator: Professor Frank Lombardo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1:00pm  The Practicing Engineer's Guide to Designing by the Strut and Tie Method (ACI 318-14)
Scott Campbell, PCA (Skokie, IL)
www.cement.org 
 
 
1:40pm  JTI Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland: Challenges in a Nine Story Steel Building
David Horos, SOM (Chicago, IL)
www.som.com/projects/jti_headquarters 
 
   
2:20pm  BREAK 
2:40pm  The 2016 AISC Specification and 15th Edition Manual: What to Expect
Louis Geschwindner, Penn State University (State College, PA)
www.aisc.org 
 
   
3:20pm  Memorial Medical Center Campus Expansion
Dennis Wilkinson, Hanson Professional Services Inc. (Springfield, IL)
www.hanson-inc.com 
 
   
4:00pm  ADJOURN/BREAK 

Concurrent Session 2: Bridge Structures

Session Moderator: Professor Larry Fahnestock, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1:00pm  Rehabilitation via Accelerated Bridge Construction: Franklin Avenue Bridge Deck Replacement
Travis Konda, HNTB (Minneapolis, MN)
www.hennepin.us/franklinbridge 
 
   
1:40pm  BIM and the Next Step to Virtual Reality
Andy Lohan & Terry Walters, Lochner (Chicago, IL)
www.hwlochner.com 
 
   
2:20pm  BREAK 
2:40pm  Redundancy and Erection Concepts for a Redundant Steel Truss Bridge
Martin Furrer, Parsons (Chicago, IL)
www.stapbridge.com 
 
   
3:20pm  Ameren Transmission Line River Crossing Foundation Design
Terry Barnett, Hanson Professional Services Inc. (Rockford, IL)
www.hanson-inc.com 
 
   
4:00pm  ADJOURN/BREAK 

Optional Post-Conference Session

Illinois CEE Structures Grad Student Research Symposium

Session Moderator: Derek Kozak, Illinois CEE Structures Grad Student & President of SEGSO

4:15pm  Seismic Stability of Multi-Tiered Ordinary Concentrically-Braced Frames
Aradhana Agarwal (working with Prof. Larry Fahnestock) 
   
4:40pm Development of a Wind Engineering Field Laboratory
Justin Nevill (working with Prof. Frank Lombardo) 
   
5:05pm  Effect of Climate Change on Hurricane Damage and Losses for Residential Buildings
Sami Pant (working with Prof. Eun Jeong Cha) 
   
5:30pm  Fatigue at Composite Interfaces
Pinlei Chen (working with Prof. Arif Masud) 
   
5:55pm  Field Monitoring and Numerical Simulation of Integral Abutment Bridge Behavior
Gabriela Brambila (working with Prof. Jim LaFave) 
   
6:20pm  POST-SYMPOSIUM RECEPTION