September 2020 General Membership Meeting

    September 08, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    WEBINAR (via Zoom)


    WEBINAR (zia Zoom)
    Topic: SpeedCore: Rainier Square - A Project Case Study
    When: Sep 8, 2020 12:00 -1:00 PM Eastern Time

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    Meeting Description: This presentation will review the design and construction aspects of the first high-rise in a seismically active zone in the U.S. to utilize a concrete-filled composite plate shear wall system, also known as SpeedCore. The benefits of a SpeedCore system will be highlighted by reviewing a project case study recently topped out in Seattle, Washington – Rainier Square. Benefits included construction schedule reduction, overall project cost savings, tighter tolerance through pre-fabrication, to name a few. In addition to the project case study, recent advancements in ongoing research and testing as well as upcoming code modification proposals will be presented.
    Speaker: Brian G. Morgen, PhD, PE, SE, LEED AP
    Bio: Brian is a Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates, a consulting structural and civil engineering firm in Seattle, Washington. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington State University and Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Philosophiae Doctor from the University of Notre Dame. As a senior member of MKA’s Office and Residential Specialist Groups, he has experience managing office, residential, and mixed-use projects including towers up to 68 stories and developments with multiple structures totaling up to 8.1 million square feet. Brian also mentors MKA's Performance-Based Seismic Design Technical Specialist Team, focused on advancing building performance and developing and improving seismic design methodologies. With his portfolio of more than 17 million square feet of performance-based seismic design projects around the world, Brian often takes the lead for projects in areas of high seismicity. Currently Brian is the Project Manager on Rainier Square Redevelopment in Seattle, Washington, a project using an innovative, cutting-edge composite steel frame. The revolutionary new “sandwich panel system” uses a steel/concrete composite core wall to shave months off the construction schedule and reduce costs, compared to a traditional concrete core system.