November 2016

Nanaimo Dinner Presentation

Wellington Secondary - Seismic Early Warning System

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: Coast Bastion Hotel - 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC

The Coast Bastion Hotel is located in downtown Nanaimo with parking in the Vancouver Island Conference Center parkade.
Presenter: Dr. Martin Turek, P.Eng.
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: APEGBC Member and Guest Price: $38.10 + GST = $40.00
EIT/GIT Member Price: $33.33.00 + GST = $35.00
Student Member Price: $19.05 + GST = $20.00

*Cash bar will be available.
Contact: Craig Work
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250-751-8558
Note: For offline registration please contact the organizer Craig Work at [email protected] or 250-751-8558.
Important Dates: Please register by Monday, October 31, 2016.
Please join us for an informative and exciting presentation by Dr. Martin Turek on the Wellington Secondary - Seismic Early Warning System. Please see below for more details.


5:45 PM – 6:15 PM: Registration and networking
6:15 PM – 6:30 PM: Branch business & announcements
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM: Cocktail Reception and Dinner 
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM: Presentation by Dr. Martin Turek 
8:15 PM – 8:30 PM: Question period
8:30 PM: Closing

About the Speaker

Martin is a structural engineer from London, Ontario and has lived in BC since 2000. Since 2010 he has been working with the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, working as a Seismic Bridge Engineer. He has worked on many bridge structural monitoring projects, including the new Port Mann Bridge and the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge. As of 2013, he is also spending time as a Research Associate at the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility of the University of British Columbia. This includes shake-table testing research projects, dealing with new and innovative seismic retrofit techniques.

He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Engineering Science Degree in 2000; he completed his Master of Applied Science Degree in Structural Engineering at UBC. Martin's research for his Master's thesis focused on retrofit techniques for unreinforced masonry, and it was during this time that he began working on ambient vibration testing of large structures. In 2007, he earned a PhD from the University of British Columbia with a thesis on the application of damage detection algorithms for structural health monitoring systems.

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