Academic Year 2008-2009 Seminars

Summer 2008 Seminars

The Design Project and the Role of the Architect and Structural Engineer
July 11, 2008
Donald J. Ghent Jr., AIA, CSI
Principal and Technical Director

Understanding Geotechnical Reports and Case Studies of Complicated Foundation Engineering Projects
July 18, 2008
Tony D. Canale, P.E.
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers

The Role of the Construction Manager and Basic Cost Estimating
July 25, 2008
Prof. Cliff Tanzler
Lehigh Adjunct Professor
Owner, CPPM, LLC

ATLSS Infrastructure Monitoring Program
July 28, 2008
Ian Hodgson, P.E., S.E.
Research Engineer

Case Studies in Forensic Engineering
July 29, 2008
Glenn Rentschler, Ph.D., P.E.
Principal and Unit Manager
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Antiquated Structural Systems
July 31, 2008
Prof. D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F. ASCE, SECB
Lehigh Adjunct Professor
Senior Project Manager
CMX Engineering

Historical Restoration and Preservation of Bridges
August 8, 2008
Steve Carl, P.E.
Chief Structural Engineer
KCI Technologies

Fall 2008 Seminars

Sands BethWorks Casino Site Visit
September 19, 2008
A. Christopher Cerino, P.E.
Associate Principal
DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Effective Steel Design – Lessons from a Fabricator’s Perspective
October 3, 2008
Eugene Grossi Jr., P.E.
Vice President of Engineering and Quality Control
Samuel Grossi and Sons

Samuel Grossi and Sons Steel Fabrication Plant Visit
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania Expansion Site Visit
October 10, 2008
Eugene Grossi Jr., P.E.
Vice President of Engineering and Quality Control
Samuel Grossi and Sons

Precast Concrete Plant Visit
October 17, 2008
Kenneth C. Baur, P.E.
Director of Research and Development
High Concrete Group

Repair and Retrofit of Concrete Structures
October 24, 2008
Rob Gargano
Business Development
Structural Preservation Systems

Effective Concrete Design – A Contractor’s Perspective
November 7, 2008
Richard W. Stone, P.E.
Project Manager
Madison Concrete Construction

Recent Innovations in Precast Prestressed Concrete Design
November 21, 2008
Frank Nadeau, P.E.
Vice President of Technical Services and Business Development

Spring 2009 Seminars

February 13, 2009
Daniel  A. Cuoco, P.E.
Thornton Tomasetti

The Architect and the Structural Engineer – Partners in Design
Fazlur Khan Lecture Series*
February 20, 2009
Leslie E. Robertson, P.E., C.E., S.E., D.Sc., D.Eng., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, AIJ, JSCA, AGIR, Cht. Str. Engr. U.K & Ireland
Leslie E. Robertson Associates, R.L.L.P.

Lateral Systems in High Rise Construction
February 27, 2009
Stephen V. DeSimone, P.E.
President/Chief Executive
DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Design of Long Span Structures
March 13, 2009
Daniel  A. Cuoco, P.E.
Thornton Tomasetti

Engineering the World’s Tallest Building – Burj Dubai
Fazlur Khan Lecture Series*
March 20, 2009
William F. Baker, P.E., S.E.
Structural & Civil Engineering, Partner
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Abnormal Loads and Progressive Collapse – Assessment and Mitigation of Risk
Fazlur Khan Lecture Series*
April 17, 2009
Bruce R. Ellingwood
Distinguished Professor and Raymond Allen Jones Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

*The Fazlur Khan Lecture Series is jointly sponsored by the department of civil and environmental engineering and the department of art and architecture.  Additional information is available at

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