Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Meeting - New ACI 318-14

  • 19 May 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy - Northpark Center

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New ACI 318-14

Presented by Larry Novak, SE, SECB, F.ACI, F.SEI, LEED AP, Director of Structural Engineering, Portland Cement Association

The American Concrete Institute has recently published the newest edition of the ACI 318, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14).  This edition represents the first major change in Code organization in over 40 years and has been completely reorganized from a designer’s perspective.  This presentation will help you get acquainted with the new organization and various technical changes to the code as quickly as possible and demonstrate how you can ensure that your design fully complies with the new Code.

Lawrence Novak is the Director of Structural Engineering for the Portland Cement Association.  Prior to joining PCA, he was an Associate Partner with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill where he served as the lead structural engineer for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.  Novak serves on several technical committees, including the ACI 318 Concrete Building Code committee, the ACI 130 committee on Sustainability of Concrete and ASCE/SEI 7 committee on Building Design Loads. 

He has served as Director on the governing boards for organizations including SEAOI, TCA and the Illinois Engineering Hall of Fame. He has co-authored numerous papers on engineering and is a recipient of SEAOI’s “Meritorious Publication Award”, the NCSEA’s “Outstanding Structural Engineering Publication Award” and the United Kingdom’s “Oscar Faber Award”.  Novak is the recipient of the SEAOI “Most Innovative Structure Award” for the Burj Khalifa project.  In 2010, he was selected as the “Centennial Lecturer” in engineering and he was named the “Citizen Engineer of the Year” by the Illinois Chapter of ASCE.  In 2010, he was selected as the ACI “Speaker of the Year”.  Novak utilizes exciting interactive demonstrations to bring structural concepts to life with the goal to inspire.

1.0 Professional Development Hour

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