SEI SF EVENTS – MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER
Robotics and Structural Engineering: Why This is the Greatest Time in History to be Engineers
March 21, 2019
Large data – artificial intelligence – robotics – new materials —
What does all this mean for the future of structural engineering?
Come find out at an SEI SF sponsored technical presentation on the evening of March 21st; Robotics and Structural Engineering: Why This is the Greatest Time in History to be Engineers.
Big changes are taking place in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. One big area of change is robotics. We’re going to see more machines involved in everyday projects in a short amount of time. New materials are also coming – materials that will allow buildings to not only be more responsive to people, but also healthier and more sustainable. In addition, with the advent of big data and artificial intelligence, we will also see more clever integrations of buildings with the data – where a building might tell us where it’s experiencing stress or starting to develop cracks long before it becomes a problem. Come listen to expert, Steve Burrows, Senior Engineer, Founding Partner at Baumatix and find out how these ongoing changes are going to impact our daily lives, and can we better prepare for the future world as engineers? Event Schedule:
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Social Hour (light refreshments will be served)
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Presentation
For further details and registration, please visit the event website; http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ksugkstab&oeidk=a07eg4vsapa007cd576
Continuing as a joint collaboration between Industry and Academia, the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), San Francisco Chapter is privileged to host the 5th International Orthotropic Bridge Conference (5OBC), the premier event for orthotropic bridge collaboration. The 5OBC encompasses the interests of bridge owners, contractors, designers, researchers, maintenance personnel, and vendors involved with orthotropic bridges. Building upon previous orthotropic bridge conferences, we have added new topics to the 5OBC, including Orthotropic System for Non-Bridge Structures (e.g. Marine, Offshore, Terrestrial or Extraterrestrial structures) and Use of Orthotropic Concept for Non-Steel Materials (e.g. Aluminum, Carbon fiber, etc.). We are currently calling for abstract submissions covering numerous topics:
- Analysis and Design Advancements in Orthotropic Bridges
- Construction Methods and Technological Advancements in Orthotropic Bridges
- Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Orthotropic Bridges
- Monitoring, Serviceability and Structural Health Monitoring of Orthotropic Bridges
- Seismic Design and Retrofit of Orthotropic Bridges
- Fabrication Methods and Technology Advancements in Orthotropic Bridges
- Orthotropic System for Non-Bridge Structures (e.g. Marine, Offshore, Terrestrial or Extraterrestrial structures)
- Use of Orthotropic Concept for Non-Steel Materials (e.g. Aluminum, Carbon fiber, etc.)
- Orthotropic Concepts in Architecturally Exposed Structures
Please visit the conference website (www.5obc.org) for Paper Submissions, Preliminary Program Schedule, and Registration information.