Continuing Education for the Practical Structural Engineer:
Concrete Design Essentials
WEBINAR SERIES (3 Consecutive Thursdays)
OCT 15, 22 & 29, 2020 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Performance Based Concrete Design
Structural Pile Cap Design Using CRSI Design Guide for Pile Caps
Overview of CRSI’s ACI-318-19 Design Guide

3.0 SEAMASS PDHs or 3.0 NCSEA Diamond-Certified PDHs
WHEN: Thursdays, OCT 15, 22 & 29, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - Noon
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)
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Performance Based Concrete Design
Jeremy Gregory, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Concrete Sustainability Hub Research Scientist, MIT
Michael Gryniuk, PE
Structural Engineer, LeMessurier; Chair of SEI SE 2050
Colin Lobo, Ph.D., PE
Executive VP/Division Head, Engineering, National Ready Mix Concrete Assoc.
OVERVIEW: There is a growing movement in structural engineering to adopt a performance-based approach to concrete specifications to replace commonly stated prescriptive requirements, where applicable. The movement is bolstered by the current state-of-the art of concrete mixes including continual technological advances and growing availability of mix constituents and admixtures. As a result, the prescriptive approach has become dated and lags with current code requirements and trade organization’s guidance. A performance-based approach provides a better performing concrete product and supports the push for sustainable mixes with reduced embodied carbon. 

This presentation will review concepts of a performance-based approach to demonstrate the synergy with sustainable initiatives, provide basic examples and case studies, and discuss the current movement from a national perspective.
Structural Pile Cap Design
Using CRSI Design Guide for Pile Caps
Matthew Shergalis, PE | CRSI Northeast Region Manager
OVERVIEW: CRSI’s Design Guide for Pile Caps is a comprehensive document that details the process for designing a structural pile cap for building foundations. The Design Guide is a standalone publication intended to provide the practicing engineer with a detailed overview of pile cap design, detailing, and analysis methodologies. The document represents the current state of practice in the industry and meets industry codes and standards.

This presentation provides an overview of the content in this Guide and outlines the methodology by which the document is intended to be used.
Overview of CRSI’s ACI-318-19 Design Guide
Matthew Shergalis, PE | CRSI Northeast Region Manager
OVERVIEW: CRSI’s new publication Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete is a standalone document intended to provide a simplified roadmap to navigate through the ACI 318-19 requirements. The document includes step-by-step design procedures and design aids that make designing and detailing reinforced concrete buildings simpler and faster. With 140 worked-out examples, this unique Design Guide is the premier reference document for structural engineers building with reinforced concrete.

This presentation provides an overview of the design process, including design for both gravity and lateral loads, outlines the theory of pile cap design, and illustrates the design aids and examples intended to guide an engineer.
Jeremy Gregory, Ph.D
Executive Director,
Concrete Sustainability Hub Research Scientist, MIT
Jeremy Gregory is a research scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Executive Director of the Concrete Sustainability Hub at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He studies the economic and environmental implications of engineering and system design decisions, particularly in the area of materials production and recovery systems. Research topics include product and firm environmental footprinting, manufacturing and life cycle cost analysis, and characterization of sustainable material systems. Jeremy has applied these methods, often with industry partners, to a range of different products and industries including pavements, buildings, automobiles, electronics, consumer goods, and waste treatment and recovery. He received his PhD and MS from MIT and BS from Montana State University-Bozeman, all in mechanical engineering.
Michael Gryniuk, PE
Structural Engineer, LeMessurier | Chair of SEI SE 2050
Michael Gryniuk, P.E. is an Associate and Project Manager at LeMessurier in Boston, Massachusetts with structural design experience ranging from educational and healthcare facilities to high-rise residential and office towers. He also leads the firm’s Sustainability Practice, responsible for strategy, project consulting, and education for LeMessurier. He is currently serving on the Steering Committee of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Sustainability Committee and currently serves as Chair of the in-development Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program (SE 2050), which aims to establish a national commitment program for structural engineers to commit to achieving net zero embodied carbon in structural systems by 2050.
Colin Lobo, Ph.D, PE
Executive VP/Division Head, Engineering
National Ready Mix Concrete Assoc.
Colin L. Lobo is the Executive Vice President of the Engineering Division of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association in Alexandria, VA. He is responsible for technical advocacy, certification of personnel and production facilities, and research He is active on several committees of ACI and ASTM International and active with transportation agencies. He is a member of ACI Committees 318 and 301. He is the author of several technical papers, NRMCA technical publications and books. He has a Ph.D. from Purdue University. Colin is a licensed engineer in the State of Maryland.
Matthew Shergalis, PE
CRSI Northeast Region Manager
Matt Shergalis is the Northeast Region Manager for the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI). His responsibilities include fostering relationships between the reinforced concrete industry and the design community, promoting the use of reinforcing steel in building and infrastructure construction and providing technical assistance to engineers in efforts to ensure efficient and economical reinforced concrete construction. Prior to joining the CRSI, Matt held positions in the steel industry and worked as a structural engineer in Indianapolis, IN. His education includes a BS - Civil Engineering from Trine University and an MBA - Marketing from Butler University.
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