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The Design Track is tailored to provide in-depth education specifically for those designing and engineering tilt-up projects.


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New Technology Protects Walls and Allows Safe Carbon Uptake

October 5, 2022 from 7:00am to 8:00am Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4B

Mark Chew

Introducing the PAVIX & YUFIX technology that protects tilt structures from water, freeze/thaw, chloride intrusion, and all other environmental contamination. This technology is continuously active, using moisture to its advantage rather than fighting it. Because of the continuous activity, y...

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Achieving Net Zero Energy with Tilt Wall

October 5, 2022 from 11:00am to 12:00pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Jesse Hunt

We’ve moved on from a time when small consumer decisions like using compostable straws could be considered an adequate response to address climate concerns. The stakes are high and the market is responding. In the wake of the pandemic, there is now unprecedented pressure on businesses acros...

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Structural Engineering Challenges While Designing Tilt-Up Structures

October 6, 2022 from 9:30am to 10:30am Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

John W Lawson

Michael D. Thompson, P.E., S.E.

This seminar will speak to of the challenges of structural design in tilt ups. Joining me in this presentation will include John Lawson, S.E. Together we will share project examples with specific projects to discuss special considerations during the design process. In detail, we will talk abou...

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Creepy Things in Panel Design

October 6, 2022 from 10:30am to 11:30am Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

Karen S. Hand, PE

Needham DBS was called to investigate cracks on a building after years of issues. The building had a history of failed panel to slab connections and significant bowing in the panels. At the onset of the investigation, the mindset was that either the interior slab was moving, or the exterior pavin...

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Design of Partially Composite Insulated Walls

October 6, 2022 from 11:30am to 12:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

Marc Maguire, Ph.D.

This seminar will help an unfamiliar engineer understand the process of designing tilt-up partially composite insulated wall panels. Partially composite panels can be more flexible than their solid counterparts making a prediction of second-order effects even more important. Design methods that ...

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A Parametric Study of the New Diaphragm Design Force Methods

October 6, 2022 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

John W Lawson

Since its introduction into U.S. building codes and standards, a single generally-accepted method has existed for determining seismic design forces on roof diaphragms. Recently, an alternate procedure was introduced in ASCE 7-16, and then an additional alternate procedure was introduced in ASCE 7...

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Tilt-Up Panel Base-of-Wall Connection Primer

October 6, 2022 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

Omar Sheikh, PE, SE

Reinforced concrete tilt-up panels resist lateral forces, such as seismic and wind, via out-of-plane and in-plane stiffnesses of the panel. A critical junction of the lateral force load path is at the base-of-wall connection (BOWC) to the foundation elements.

To maintain stability of ...

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Better Materials, Better Designs, Better Ways to Build with Concrete

October 6, 2022 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

Luke Pinkerton

Design and construction professionals face significant challenges driven by increasing customer demands, rapidly changing material costs, strained supply chains, and the loss of workers going into trades. However, a more urgent issue is that climate change is a real and growing concern. Given t...

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Track highlight

The 60,000-ft2 Wilkinson Avenue multi-tenant warehouse building located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is part of the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Buildings Pilot Project. The building combines energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to achieve net-zero energy. Otherwise said, on an annual basis, the building generates as much energy as it consumes. Because of this, the project will diligently chip away at its total carbon accounting over time, continuously reducing its overall carbon footprint. The cost of this noble achievement was far less than most think, which is good because the proposition of doing more than the minimum to combat climate change is being considered more broadly and deeply than ever before.