Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Meeting - Engineering Tilt-up

  • 16 Jun 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy - Northpark Center

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Engineering Tilt-up - Timothy Mays, PhD, PE, from The Citadel

Introduction to Tilt-up and Vertical Design Part I of the course introduces Tilt-Up as a unique form of precast concrete construction and provides an overview of special design provisions from ACI 318 as applicable to slender walls.  This portion of the course is focused on understanding how Tilt-Up walls are designed for the combined effects of vertical and out-of-plane seismic and wind loading.  

Lateral Design and Detailing Part II of the course covers lateral (i.e., in-plane) design and detailing of tilt-up walls including special connection details unique to Tilt-Up foundation elements.  

Full Building Design Parts III and IV highlight the design and detailing of actual Tilt-Up structures and cover special topics such as diaphragms, chords, collectors, roof expansion joints, foundation design, and simplified analysis procedures that do not require the use of computer software.

Timothy Wayne Mays, Ph.D., P.E. is President of SE/ES and an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Dr. Mays recently served as Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Associations of South Carolina and North Carolina. He currently serves as NCSEA Publications Committee Chairman. He has received two national teaching awards (ASCE and NSPE) and both national (NSF) and regional (ASEE) awards for outstanding research. He is the recipient of the 2009 NCSEA Service Award. He is a prolific speaker who sits on several code writing committees and his areas of expertise are code applications, structural design, seismic design, steel connections, structural dynamics, and civil engineering aspects of antiterrorism.     

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