SESOC Conference 2019 - Icebreaker Function Sunday 18 August 2019

Time

 

 SkyCity Convention Centre

 

 

17.00-18.00

 

Registration

 

 

18.00-19.30

 

Icebreaker- Meet and Greet

 

 

SESOC Conference 2019 - Day 1 - 19 August 2019

Time

Session

8.00 - 9.00

Registration/Coffee/Light Breakfast

9.00 - 9.10

Carl Ashby - 'Conference Welcome'

9.10 - 9.20

SESOC President Address' – Hamish McKenzie

9.20 - 10.20

Opening Kenote Address - 10 Things about the Industry
Des Bull - Holmes Consulting / Alistair Cattanach - Dunning Thornton Consultants Ltd

10.20 - 10.45

Morning Tea

10.45 - 12.30

Session 1A - Seismic Retrofit
Chair: Namir Amso

Session 1B - Industry Topics
Chair: Jaden Whirinui

10.45 - 12.30

Session 1C ESE Lessons Learned
Chair: Laura Schwass

10.45 - 11.10

Taranaki Cathedral, Church of St Mary Seismic Retrofit, New Plymouth
Panos Aramos - Holmes Consulting

The Emergence of Elevated Post Tensioned (EPT) Buildings in New Zealand - Design and Construction Considerations in the NZ Context
Paul Wymer - BBR Contech

10.45 - 11.00

Learning on the Job - Detailed Seismic Assessments and Seismic Strengthening
David Tisdall - Beca Ltd

11.10 - 11.35

Seismic Strengthening of Wellington East Girls' College Main Block - Cat 1 Heritage Building
Carl Ashby - WSP Opus Ltd

Fixing a Leaning Bridge – Lessons from the Kaikoura Earthquake and a Challenge
Zeinab Chegini - WSP Opus

11.00 - 11.15

Proactive Decision Making as a Graduate Engineer
Michael Simcock - Calibre Consulting Ltd

11.35 - 12.00

ReCast Floors - Progress Towards Retrofit of Precast Floors
Nicolas Brooke - Compusoft Engineering Ltd

Understanding Construction Methodology
Damian McBride - Robert Bird

11.15 - 11.30

The Workings of a Project Team  - The Seismic Strengthening of the Former Chief Post Office Building,  Christchurch
Charlotte Corston - Batchelar McDougall Consulting

12.00 - 12.25

URM Seismic Retrofitting - A Different Perspective
Marta Giaretton - University of Auckland

SESOC Software Overview

Geoff Bird - Beca

11.30 - 11.45

Lessons Learnt During the Design and Construction of Two Residential Developments
Jess Orpwood - WSP Opus

 

 

 

11.45 - 12.00

Design and Construction of the Wellington Airport Hotel Building
Michael Geddes - WSP Opus

 

 

 

12.00 - 12.15

Rankine Brown Earthquake Repairs - 50 African Elephants and Large Cracks in the Capital
Levi Grady - Beca Structural

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch

13:30 - 14.30

Challenging our Views of Seismic Risk – Are our established practise still fit for purpose? 
John Hare - Holmes Consulting  Chair: Jason Ingham

14.30 - 15.30

Lightening Talks - Hosted By Jason Ingham 9 presenters 60 minutes

This One Weird Trick Will Revolutionise How You Design BRBs

Laura Whitehurst - Holmes Consulting, Wellington

What’s the big idea? Why art school is good training for an engineer

Hamish Tocher - University of Auckland

Will Geopolymers Replace OPC Based Concrete

Mark W. Kurtovich – BBR Contech

Engineers need heroes too

George Gregory – Cheshire Architects

What are the odds that engineers will begin communicating seismic risk appropriately?

Tim Sullivan - University of Canterbury

You’ve been novated to a D&C Contractor! Tip on

Serving two masters

Rob Harris – Greenwood Roche

Unforeseen Complications: Earthquake-Prone Buildings that are not being profiled

Patrick Cummuskey - Auckland Council

Should you hire a PhD student? Here are the honest pros and cons

Francisco (Paco) Galvez - University of Auckland

Better learning from mistakes

Gordon Hughes – G A Hughes

Questions

15.30 - 16.00

Afternoon Tea

16:00 - 17:30

Session 2 - Equity & Inclusion                    Chair: Charlotte Toma

16.00 - 16:30

Diversity and Inclusion – The Why What and When

Graeme Fletcher - AECOM

16.30 - 17.00

Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity in the United States: Findings from US Nationwide Studies of Structural Engineers

Dani Paxson – Holmes Consulting

17.00 - 17:30

Discussion Panel

Graeme Fletcher – AECOM / Dani Paxson – Holmes Consulting / Michelle Grant – LGE Consulting /

Lauren Joyce – Precinct Properties / Tania Williams – Engineering NZ

17.30

Day 1 Close

17.30 - 18.00

SE3 Launch

18.00 - 19.00

Pre-dinner Drinks and Networking

19.00 - Late

Conference Dinner


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESOC Conference 2019 - Day 2 - 20 August 2019

Time

Session

8.00 - 9.00

Coffee/Light Breakfast

9.00 - 9.05

Day 2 Welcome

9.05 - 10.05

The Professional Challenges of Rapid Change – How recent events have shaped the discussion
Paul Campbell - WSP Opus          Chair: Carl Ashby

10.05 - 10.30

Methodologies to Assess and Quantify Earthquake Damage: A Damage Assessment Case Study of the BNZ Building

in Wellington Following the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake
Umair Siddiqui - WSP Opus

10.30 - 11.00

Morning Tea

11.00 - 12.30

Session 3A Seismic Analysis 
Chair: Carl Ashby

Session 3B Structural Steel  
Chair: Michelle Grant

Session 3C Structural Analysis 
Chair: Quincy Ma

11.00 - 11.25

Response of BNZ Building in Wellington to the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake - Findings from Observations, Instrumented Records and Numerical Simulation
Will Parker - WSP Opus

Engineers Risk Mitigation - Key Elements to Managing the Compliance of Fabricated Structural Steel
Kevin Cowie - Steel Construction NZ Inc

Wellington Electricity Resilience Project: A Structural and Geotechnical Approach for Three Representative Sub-stations
Arno Percival - Jacobs

11.25 - 11.50

Reviewing Expected Margins to Collapse in the Assessment of Existing Buildings in NZ
Andrew Thompson - Holmes Consulting LP

Experimental Testing Results of Commercially Available Buckling Restrained Braces
Dan Court-Patience - University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Students’ Association Building – A Case Study for Design of a Geometrically Complex Building
Will Parker - WSP Opus

11.50 - 12.15

Simplified Peak Floor Acceleration Estimation for Existing Buildings: A Response History Based Approach
Arun Puthanpurayil - Beca

Structural Fire Design of Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Columns and a Proposal of a new method to AS/NZS 2327
Kingsley Ukanawa - Aurecon

Technical Challenges Involved in Structural Design & Construction of Dixon Street Underground Pump Station in Wellington
Mehdi Nikhah - GHD Ltd

12.15 - 12.40

The Resilient Slip Friction Joint (RSFJ) Technology: Recent Developments and Completed Projects
Ashkan Hashemi - University of Auckland         

Lessons Learned from the Automation of Seismic Assessment of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings
Benjamin Westeneng - Beca Ltd  

12.40 - 13.30

Lunch

13.30 - 14.10

Melissa Clark-Reynolds                    Chair: Hamish McKenzie

14.10 - 15.25

Session 4 A  Chair: Hamish McKenzie

Session 4 B  Chair: Stewart Hobbs

 

14.10 - 14.35

Seismic Strengthening and Uplift of the 1904 Wellington Town Hall
Laura Whitehurst - Holmes Consulting

Performance of Partial Penetration Welds in Seismic Moment Connection
Hafez Taheri - University of Auckland

14.35 - 15.00

Integrating Engineering Systems for Design Documentation
Ewan Opie - Holmes Consulting                            

Practical uses of FRP Anchors in New Zealand
Enrique del Rey Castillo - University of Auckland

15.00 - 15.25

Trends and Observations from Regulatory Reviews in Wellington
Stanley Chung - WSP Opus                          

15.25 - 15.55

Afternoon Tea

15:55 - 16:25

Perry Bridge, Waikato - Designing New Zealand's Longest Span Network Arch  Tim Brook - Holmes Consulting                    Chair: Hamish McKenzie

16.25 - 16:55

Structural Design - Challenges, Obligations and Responsibilities  Helen Ferner

16.55 - 17.15

Innovative Seismic Upgrade Programmes for US Naval Hospitals and Medical Facilities – Case Studies

SEAOC Representative: Jennifer Ciofolo – Reid Middleton USA

17.15 - 17.30

Conference Close