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10/20/21 October Virtual Breakfast Seminar

Date: Oct 20, 2021

Walking Columns - A Proposed Design Methodology
Presented by:  Clifford Schwinger, P.E., The Harman Group
 

The use of walking columns in cast-in-place concrete construction is now commonplace. But while walking columns appear in virtually all concrete buildings, there are no widely recognized, published, and accepted design methodologies for design and detailing of such columns. While the fundamentals of walking column analysis and design are grounded in basic statics, the design and detailing of the various components (and connections between components) of the walking column system �" the column, compression and tension ties, diaphragm, and shear walls are sometimes given less attention that required. Likewise, a thorough understanding of the load paths involved as walking column brace forces find their way out of the columns, through diaphragms and into the shear walls is critical. What does the computer address with regard to walking column diaphragm forces? And how can those diaphragm forces be quickly and easily analyzed with manual calculations? This seminar will answer those questions.

About Our Speaker:
Clifford Schwinger is a structural engineer and Quality Assurance Manager at The Harman Group. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1976, is a member of the AISC Committee on Manuals, and has been with The Harman Group since 1986.
 
When:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time:

8:00 - 9:30am

This is a virtual seminar and the schedule will be as follows:

8:00am DVASE Announcements and Speaker Introduction
8:10am Seminar Presentation followed by Q&A

Zoom Details for all registrants will be shared 24 hours in advance.

Cost:
DVASE Members:  FREE, Non-members:  $55.00*


*Invite engineers at your firm to attend!  Non-members can pay with credit card via PayPal.

If you have any questions, please email bsagusti@barrhorstman.com or call 215-628-9844 x104.
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR LEADING SPONSOR

OFFIT KURMAN, P.A.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTING SPONSORS

FREYSSINET, INC.
HILLIS-CARNES ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES
IDEA STATICA
INTERNATIONAL MASONRY INSTITUTE
LANGAN
MAINSTAY ENGINEERING GROUP, INC.
PIERESEARCH
​​​​​​​PULLMAN SST, Inc.

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