May 6, 2015 SEC Seminar and Dinner Meeting Condition Assessment of Old Stone Retaining Walls SEC is pleased to welcome Dan Eschenasy who will discuss the assessment of old gravity and stone rubble retaining walls based on an article that he wrote for the January 2015 edition of Structure magazine. The seminar will offer an introduction to retaining wall inspections, and present special issues related to visual inspections of these older walls. The seminar will cover: Classification of retaining walls. Basic elements of a visual inspection of a retaining wall. Programs of periodic inspection of retaining walls. Issues related to the assessment of old masonry retaining walls. Newer retaining walls will be discussed if time permits. Presented by: Dan Eschenasy Dan Eschenasy is the New York City Buildings Department Chief Structural Engineer. In this position he advises the Commissioner on the planning and response to disasters, building code issues and technical bulletins. Has been the first responder lead engineer in cases of building collapses or construction accidents. Using statistical analyses of building conditions or accidents, he advises on the problem trends that require introduction of new programs. He has collaborated with New York City’s engineering consulting community in developing new consensus regulations on the condition evaluation of retaining walls or facades. He was the principal forensic engineer for a variety of cases such as collapses during demolitions, failures of falseworks, post fire structural collapses, uncontrolled blast damages, failures of façade elements resulting in accidents. Following the terrorist attack at WTC, Mr. Eschenasy was the principal organizer of the structural engineering response at the site. In Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath he organized the engineering inspection of over 10,000 buildings. Prior to joining the NYC Buildings Department, Mr. Eschenasy participated in the design of many kinds of structures – nuclear, petrochemical, schools, museums, office high-rises, historic landmarks. Eschenasy is serving as member of several ASCE/SEI committees and is an honorary member of SEAONY and a Fellow of SEI. Attendance to this seminar is worth 1.0 New York PDH Credits Dinner Menu: Plated Fruit Appetizer, Caesar Salad; Dessert Choice of: 1. Chicken Piccata with Roasted Asparagus and Rice Pilaf 2. Dijon Pork Chops with Roasted Corn and Rice Pilaf 3. Vegetarian Note: Any special requests must be made at the time of your reservation. Last minute requests cannot be accommodated. DATE: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 PLACE: BEST WESTERN PLUS, NORTH HAVEN, CT 201 Washington Ave, North Haven, Connecticut 06473 Exit 12, I-91 TIME: 5:30 – 6:30 pm 6:30 – 7:30 pm 7:30 – 8:30 pm COST: SEC/CSCE Members: $60.00 per person Non-Members: $70.00 per person Registration, Social Hour Dinner Program RESERVATIONS: Reservations are required. Please reply by 4:00pm, Friday, May 1st. Dinner choices cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after May 1st. To register please complete the form on the next page and return with payment to: ACEC/CT Structural Engineers Coalition 460 Smith St, Suite K Middletown, CT 06457 Phone (860) 635-5522 Fax (866) 668-9858 www.ct-sec.org ~ Or ~ Register Online and pay with a credit card at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-6-2015-sec-dinner-mtg-condition-assessment-of-old-stone-retaining-wallstickets-16675961249 REGISTRATION FORM SEC-CT May 6th, 2015 Dinner Meeting at: Best Western Plus, North Haven 201 Washington Ave, North Haven, Connecticut 06473 Condition Assessment of Old Stone Retaining Walls COMPANY: __________________________________________________________________ Name Attendees Dinner Choice __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Email address _______________________________ Tel. _______________ Fax _____________ Payment enclosed: $_________ or MasterCard or VISA Card Number: ______________________ Exp Date: _________ 3-digit number on back of card: ____ Cardholder Name: _____________________________ Billing Address: ___________________________ City: __________________ State: ___ Zip: __________________ Return with payment to: ACEC/CT Structural Engineers Coalition 460 Smith St, Ste K Middletown, CT 06457 Phone (860) 635-5522 Fax (866) 668-9858 Directions Best Western Follow I-91 north or south to Exit 12. At the end of the exit turn right onto Washington Ave and follow for 1/4 mile, hotel on the left.