Continuing Education for the Practical Structural Engineer:
Building Envelope & Facades:
Design, Investigation & Restoration
WEBINAR SERIES (3 Consecutive Thursdays)
NOV 5, 12, & 19, 2020 | 11 a.m. - Noon (EST)
Glass Curtain Walls: Design, Engineering, and Performance
Façade Support Investigations and Recladding
Behind the Facade: Guidance for Supporting Facades on Steel-Framed Buildings

3.0 SEAMASS PDHs or 3.0 NCSEA Diamond-Certified PDHs
WHEN: Thursdays, NOV 5, 12, & 19, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - Noon (EST)
WHERE: Online via Zoom Webinar; Registrants will receive access link prior to event
SEAMASS-Certified PDHs:
$25 per webinar (1.0 PDH) OR $60 for ALL 3 Webinars (3.0 PDHs)
NCSEA Diamond-Certified PDHs:
$30 per webinar (1.0 PDH) OR $75 for ALL 3 Webinars (3.0 PDHs)
Click above to register for the full series OR individual events
Glass Curtain Walls: Design, Engineering, and Performance
Joshua B. Kivela, PE (MA, CT) | Associate Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Glass curtain walls are ubiquitous in contemporary building construction. Their design and specification, from standard “off-the-shelf” systems to highly-customized systems, requires careful understanding of curtain wall components, engineering, and performance requirements. In this presentation, we will discuss fundamentals of glass curtain wall design and explore how to balance the often-competing objectives of aesthetics, water penetration and wind load resistance, building movement accommodation, solar control, thermal insulation, and condensation management, to name a few. We will also review advanced analysis tools that facade engineers use to help design, fabricate, install, test, and assure quality for successful, long-term performance. Several case studies and project examples will be highlighted throughout the presentation. 
Façade Support Investigations and Recladding
William D. Bast, PE, SE, SECB | Principal and Regional Director, LPI, Inc.

Mr. Bast will present case studies of façade investigations and design of repairs, overclad or recladding systems. The case studies will include: a vintage masonry façade investigation and repairs of a terra cotta cornice; a thin veneer marble façade investigation and design of reinforcement; an overclad of a mid-rise curtain wall building damaged by a series of micro-tornadoes; and an overclad of a mid-century mid-rise building whose stainless steel façade had failed.
Behind the Facade: 
Guidance for Supporting Facades on Steel-Framed Buildings
Alec Zimmer, PE | Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

The attachments of modern facade systems to the primary building structure can present some of the most difficult challenges on any building. Facade attachments involves many different parties—the owner, the architect, the structural engineer, the building envelope consultant, and many different contractors—coming together to create a facade that achieves aesthetic, thermal, air infiltration, and moisture objectives. This one-hour webinar, based on AISC's popular six-hour webinar series, will provide guidance for practicing structural engineers, architects, and contractors on how to navigate this aspect of a building’s design that is vitally important but often given less attention than it deserves.
Joshua B. Kivela, PE (MA, CT)
Associate Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Mr. Kivela is an Associate Principal with SGH in Waltham, MA, and has been with the firm since 1999. He is a versatile and creative designer of high-performance building envelope systems that require integration of complex glazing, wall, roofing, and waterproofing systems. He is experienced in the design, investigation, testing, and rehabilitation of curtain walls and other glazing systems. 

Current projects include the $636 million Boston Children’s Hospital Hale Family Building and the 43-story iconic One Congress office tower in Boston, MA. Mr. Kivela earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Rhode Island and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering / Materials Science from Northeastern University.
William D. Bast, PE, SE, SECB
Principal and Director | LPI, Inc.

Mr. Bast has been a practicing structural engineer for more than 35 years in Illinois, and has led the structural design teams in the renovations at Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, and Willis Tower. 

Bill has also worked on a variety of building façade investigations and repairs, as a consultant and as a contractor. He serves as an expert witness in disputes and lawsuits involving structural engineering analysis, design, and standard of care issues. 

He is a former President of SEAOI and NCSEA.
Alec Zimmer, PE
Senior Project Manager | Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger

Alec is a Senior Project Manager with SGH's Waltham office. He designs new building structures with a focus on academic and healthcare buildings. He also investigates and rehabilitates existing buildings and other structures. His experience ranges from the investigation of the collapse of a 100 ft long suspended scaffold at the John Hancock Center in Chicago to the rehabilitation of an 80-year-old parking structure to serving as PM and lead designer of a large hospital facility in Vermont and a new residence hall for MIT.  

Mr. Zimmer worked with SGH Senior Principal James Parker to develop the AISC Design Guide 22 on “Facade Attachments to Steel- Framed Buildings”. He earned his B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.
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