NJSPE & NJIT Present 2 Days of Continuing Professional EducationWednesday, March 12, 2014 and Thursday March 13, 2014
195 Davidson Ave, Somerset NJ
PDH credits are available for engineers licensed in NJ, NY & PA.
Wednesday, March 12:
Seismic Characterization of Recycled Aggregate Concrete
Speaker: Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD and PE
Accreditation: 4 PDH credit (NJ, NY & PA approved)
Time: 1 — 5 PM
Description: There are significant environmental benefits of recycling waste concrete and re- using it as aggregate for structural concrete, but the use of Recycled Aggregate Concrete (RAC) is yet limited to non-structural applications such as road sub-base. Widespread application of RAC in areas such as seismic design requires an improved knowledge of RAC behavior under multiaxial state of stresses. The main objective of this course is to investigate the characterization of seismic properties of RAC by developing a stress-strain model which can reasonably describe the behavior under both unconfined and confined conditions.
Thursday, March 13:
Seismic Design and Retrofitting of Structures
Speaker: M. Ala Saadeghvaziri
Accreditation: 3 PDH credits (NY, NY & PA approved)
Time: 9 AM – 12 Noon
Description: The course begins with an over- view of structural vibration and how existing seismic analysis procedures - such as equivalent static force method - are established. Fundamental seismic design concepts and loading are then discussed with specific reference to both building and bridge design codes/specifications. The course will also provide an introduction to nonlinear structural response and the new seismic design approach known as pushover analysis. Various retrofitting concepts for buildings and bridges will also be presented. A discussion/ Q&A period will be used to apply knowledge gained to real world examples.
NJ / NY Environmental Regulations & Due Diligence
Speaker: Vincent Agovino, Ph.D., P.W.S.
Accreditation: 3 PDH credits (NJ, NY & PA approved)
Time: 1—4 PM
Description: This course presents an overview of the current NJDEP wetlands, flood hazard, coastal zone and Highlands regulations as they pertain to site development and design. In addition, a brief review of NYSDEC regulations related to wetlands, SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review Act) and other environmental activities will be presented. A discussion of environmental liability and environmental due diligence as they relate to past use and contamination of sites will focus on the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s All Appropriate
Inquiry (AAI) Rule, the New Jersey Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (TRSR) and ASTM’s Standard E-1527-13. Several case studies will be presented from sites previously analyzed by the instructor. Time permitting, interactive web sites will be utilized in the class to allow familiarization with available online agency resources. A discussion/Q&A period will be used to apply knowledge gained to real world examples.