The Young Engineers Committee (YEC) of SEAOI is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual Young Engineers Symposium both live in-person and virtually! On January 24, 2023, all young engineers are invited to attend or present at a symposium geared towards showcasing their work and experiences. This event will be composed of five brief presentations on a variety of topics.
5:30pm – Start of networking hour
6:30pm – Start of presentations
|Perrine Bridge End Post Corrosion Assessment
Willy Rosenblatt, Wiss Janney Elstner
|741 N. Wells St - Navigating Recent Chicago Building Code Changes
Hailey Arterburn, Thornton Tomasetti
|The Manufacturer's Perspective - How Steel Joist and Deck are Made
Alex Brown, Vulcraft
|The Clare - Facade Access and Repairs
Chris Kuenzer, Wiss Janney Elstner
|Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts - Concrete Folded Plate Roof
Ben Sexton, Thornton Tomasetti
Perrine Bridge End Post Corrosion Assessment
- Gain an understanding of the appropriate methods for documenting section loss.
- Identify appropriate assumptions in applying section loss measurements to calculations.
- Learn about the investigation and repair aspects of the structural engineering profession
741 N. Wells St - Navigating Recent Chicago Building Code Changes
- Qualifications of wind exposure category B vs D according to the 2019 CBC.
- The addition of a unique cantilevered roof top deck to avoid code upgrades to the adjacent existing building.
- Newly permitted uplift capacities of caissons in Chicago.
The Manufacturer's Perspective - How Steel Joist and Deck are Made
- Define the fabrication process of joist and deck using photos and videos of real production projects
- Understand the ways steel joists can be customized for your project
- Analyze several building examples to demonstrate how joist and deck can be used for an effective structure
The Clare - Facade Access and Repairs
- How repairs are performed on facades of high-rise buildings
- How facade access equipment are tested and certified for use
- Challenges associated with repaired and placing concrete on vertical surfaces
Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts - Concrete Folded Plate Roof
- Folded plate behavior
- Detailing of a concrete folded plate
- Construction coordination to interpret 2D design documents of a 3D shape
1 CE credit will be issued for this event. CE certificates will be emailed to all attendees within a week after the event.
444 West Lake Street
Chicago IL 60606
Members - $25
Non-members - $35
Members - $15
Non-members - $25
Livestreaming registration ends Tuesday the 24th at 2pm.
All questions regarding this event should be directed to the YEC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speakers
William Rosenblatt is an Associate III with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) in Northbrook, Illinois. His work mainly focuses on the structural evaluation and repair of bridges. In addition to bridges, he participates in the investigation and rehabilitating buildings. Mr. Rosenblatt is a member of WJE’s Difficult Access Team, and much of his field work involves rappelling and climbing structures in order to evaluate existing conditions.
Hailey Arterburn, P.E., is a structural engineer at Thornton Tomasetti in Chicago. Through her work in the commercial, educational, and residential markets, she has experience in analysis, design, and construction of buildings for large-scale projects including high-rise and low-rise structures. Recent projects with her involvement include 741 N. Wells St, 626 S. Wabash Avenue, and the Computer Design, Research, and Learning Center at the University of Illinois Chicago.
Alex Brown, P.E. has been with Vulcraft - a supplier of open web steel joists and metal deck - since 2013. Alex spent 8 years as a Sales Engineer supporting Chicago-area steel fabricators before transitioning into the role of Product Champion at the beginning of 2022. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2013, Master of Business Administration from Aurora University in 2017, and became a licensed Professional Engineer in 2019.
Christopher Kuenzer joined WJE in 2018 and has experience in repair and rehabilitation design, analysis of existing structures, construction period services, and design and testing of facade access equipment. He has worked on a variety of notable structures, including structural concrete and steel repairs at the Old Post Office, facade inspections and repairs at Aon Tower, and structural analysis of wrought iron roof trusses in the Texas State Capitol Building. His work has also included disaster response, and he has evaluated and assessed damage at buildings that were struck by hurricanes in Florida and tornadoes throughout the Midwest. While studying at the University of Michigan, Mr. Kuenzer worked as a graduate research assistant and he designed, fabricated, and operated a prototype machine that produced striated high-strength steel fibers to be used in ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) research and assisted with instrumented failure testing of several full scale UHPC and conventionally reinforced concrete members using hydraulic equipment in the University of Michigan’s Structural Engineering Laboratory.
Ben is a senior project engineer at Thornton Tomasetti with over eight years of experience. During his time at Thornton Tomasetti he has worked on many new building designs for healthcare, education, data center, and cultural market sectors. Ben holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and master's degree in civil engineering from Purdue University.