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June 2015

APEGBC Okanagan Branch and UBCO Engineering Structural Research Seminar

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Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Okanagan Branch Structural Research Seminar
Location: UBC Okanagan Room 1101 - EME Building 3333 University Way Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Presenter: Dr. J. Daniel Dolan, P.E.
Professor of Structural Engineering
Director of  Codes and Standards
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Washington State University
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Free

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Join the Okanagan Branch and UBCO for an engineering structural research seminar. Please click below for more information.

Structural Research at Washington State University
An overview of the facilities and philosophy of conducting research followed at the Composite Materials and Engineering Center at Washington State University (WSU) will be covered. The seminar will also cover current research at Washington State University, which includes projects on developing new fasteners, floor vibration, developing load-slip equations for connections, and new seismic systems for cross laminated timber (CLT).

All of the projects being conducted pertain to developing improved performance of timber structures or developing new structural systems for the tall timber buildings in high seismic regions.
This seminar will cover the state of the art research conducted WSU on:
  • New fastener for eliminating the need for glues to deal with floor squeaks, while meeting the requirements for vibration performance.
  • New design methods for post-frame construction, which will bring post-frame design into line with typical light-frame diaphragm and shear wall design.
  • New load-slip equations for estimating deflections in shear walls and diaphragms.
  • New design criteria for residential decks and their lateral force design.
  • Two new structural systems for CLT are being prototyped for tall massive timber structures in high seismic regions.
Dr. J. Daniel Dolan, P.E.
J. Daniel Dolan is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Codes and Standards for the Composite Materials and Engineering Center at Washington State University. Dr. Dolan has been involved in development of many of the building codes and design standards used in the United States, as well as France and Canada. He holds and has held positions on the Building Seismic Safety Council and International Building Code Technical Update Committee for the Structures Section. He has conducted extensive research in the area of the dynamic response of timber structures, especially their response to earthquakes and hurricanes. He heads the structural testing section of the Composite Materials and Engineering Center at WSU. He has published over 300 technical publications and has given over 500 technical presentations dealing with these topics. He holds registered professional engineering licenses in Wisconsin and Virginia.

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