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Structural Steel Fabrication Package: A Paradigm Shift

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Structural Steel Fabrication Package - A Paradigm Shift

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Duration:60 minutes

Abstract:

The process of preparing the fabrication package for steel buildings has remained essentially unchanged for 30 years. Alternative construction methods like design-build, Integrated Project Delivery, and early fabricator involvement have shortened the delivery of steel to the job site but have not made the process more efficient. This webinar will discuss a proof of concept for how structural engineers can change the way steel is delivered to a project. Construction schedules can be shortened by weeks, RFIs and change orders can virtually be eliminated, and the shop preferences of the fabricator can be incorporated to maximize the efficiency of the entire delivery system. Case studies will be presented to support this new process.

Speakers

Doug Fitzpatrick, P.E., LEED AP

Founder and President Fitzpatrick Engineering Group   Doug Fitzpatrick, P.E., LEED AP is the founder, president and a practicing engineer of Fitzpatrick Engineering Group, a ten year old structural engineering firm specializing in commercial and healthcare building design. He has 31 years of commercial structural engineering experience and has been a user and system administrator of MicroStation for more than 25 years. His firm has been actively using Bentley Structural/AECOsim for seven years. Fitzpatrick has a BSCE and MSCE from Virginia Tech and is currently registered in 14 states in the southeast and east region of the country. He has made presentations for the ACEC BIM series, the 2007 ZweigWhite Structural Engineer’s BIM conference in San Francisco, the 2007 European BE conference in London, England, the 2008 AISC NASCC conference in Nashville, TN, the 2008 US BE conference, the 2009 National Institute of Steel Detailers annual conference and 2014 NASCC conference in Toronto as well as more than 30 seminars for local architects and contractors. Firm projects have been selected as BeInspired Finalists in 2012 and 2014.

Allen Adams, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE

Chief Structural Engineer Bentley Systems, Inc. / RAM   Allen Adams P.E., S.E., M.ASCE is Chief Structural Engineer for the RAM group at Bentley Systems, Inc., and the Senior Product Manager of the RAM Structural System software. He has been the lead engineer for the RAM Structural System software development ever since the founding of RAM International in 1988, prior to its acquisition by Bentley Systems in 2005. He was a project engineer for Culp & Tanner Structural Engineers for eleven years, involved in the design of hotels, civic centers, medical and office buildings and parking garages.   He is a member of three AISC committees: AISC Committee on Specifications, AISC Committee on Manuals, and AISC Committee on Specifications Task Committee 3: Loads, Analysis and Stability. He is also a member of ASCE Committee on Design of Steel Building Structures and previously served on the ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering Task Committee on Avoiding Failures Caused by Computer Misuse. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of San Diego, and on the Structural Engineers Association of California Computer Applications Committee.   He holds Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Lisa Willard, P.E.

Lisa Willard, P.E., is Vice President and Principal for SE Solutions. Before joining SE Solutions in 2007, Lisa spent almost 9 years at RAM International, working with customers in both a Regional Engineer and Technical Support and Training role. Her focus was on helping engineers be more productive, and helping to address technical questions that engineers might have regarding the RAM programs. Lisa also conducted hundreds of training seminars for engineers across the US, including sessions on program and code issues. She has always had a great love of technology and how it applies to the engineering field. Lisa has a BSCE from Cal Poly, SLO (1998) where her senior design project focused on the use of computer solutions for the design of a steel braced frame building. Lisa is a licensed Professional Engineer in Arizona and California and also serves on the NCSEA Basic Education Committee.  She has spoken at numerous seminars around the country on Building Information Modeling (BIM).
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