EMERGING TRENDS IN REINFORCED CONCRETE

  • 15 May 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy North Park

Registration

Rolfe Jennings, P.E.

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute – CRSI

A registered Professional Engineer with 50 years of progressive experience in structural engineering, project management, computer software development and implementation of 3-D CAD/VDC – Intergraph’s PDS and Tekla’s Concrete Modeling/Detailing.

Previously served as C/S/A department manager and lead structural engineer on major design and construction projects at engineering/procurement/construction firms such as RUST International, Brown & Root, and Process Systems Inc.; and served as Regional Structural Engineer for the Portland Cement Association and Director of Technical Marketing for Commercial Metals Company.

Currently serves as Regional Manager of Southwestern Region of CRSI.

Topic:  Emerging Trends in Reinforced Concrete

Synopsis:  Recent developments and emerging trends in the concrete industry are noteworthy and allow structural engineers to design reinforced concrete more easily and more economically.  The ACI 318 Code has been reorganized in the 2014 edition making compliance with provisions for design of reinforced concrete members easier. 

New high-strength grades of reinforcing steel give the design engineer more choices to make reinforced concrete structures more economical.  New, innovative concrete floor systems will be highlighted since the floor can amount to 85-90 percent of the cost of the cast-in-place concrete structure.  Examples of new innovations in BIM/VDC (Building Information Modeling/Virtual Design & Construction) will be presented with emphasis placed on use of 3-D models in the reinforced concrete design & detailing workflow.

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