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Forensic/Renovation/Retrofit/Rehabilitation Structures < $20 Million and New Buildings $30 Million to $80 Million

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Alberta Bair Theater
The historic Alberta Bair Theater renovation was an exercise in forensic investigation, creative detailing and problem solving, and construction coordination. Lack of original drawings, combined with a previous remodel, required extensive field research to document existing construction and load paths. This presentation will highlight some of the design challenges resulting from the overall project vision and the structural approach and solutions used to solve those challenges.
Presented by: Dane Jorgensen, P.E., S.E., and Joel Anderson, AIA, Cushing Terrell

Taiyuan Botanical Garden Domes
The Taiyuan Botanical Garden Domes complex in Taiyuan, China features 3 domes ranging from 43m to 88m in diameter and from 12m to 30m in height. The largest of the three domes is the longest clear-span timber gridshell (non-triangulated) in the world. StructureCraft came on early as the structural engineer for the domes, and through the cooperation of all team members on three different continents in less than a year, a unique series of long-span timber structures was delivered to the city of Taiyuan, providing a beautiful, world-class attraction that emphasizes both sustainability and structural integrity.

Presented by: Lucas Epp, StructureCraft

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education for the live session only.
  • Each series registration is per person.
  • This will be available as a recording, with no PDH attached

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  • Dane Jorgensen, P.E., S.E.

    Dane Jorgensen is a licensed structural engineer with 14 years of experience at Cushing Terrell in Billings, MT. Dane is passionate about structural design and detailing, its integration with architectural and programmatic requirements, and the user experience in the built environment.

  • Joel Anderson, AIA

    Design Director and Architect for Cushing Terrell, Joel leads clients and project teams through the building design process. He believes that good design pioneers beyond market and programmatic barriers when we focus on the users. He believes that every member of the team is crucial to achieving elegant and resilient simplicity within our work. Joel is continually fascinated with the people, places, materials, and building systems that define a building.

  • Lucas Epp, P.Eng., P.E.

    Lucas Epp is a structural engineer with more than 18 years of experience working in Canada, the UK, Asia, and New Zealand. His expertise with complex geometry and challenging structures has led him to be involved in projects where the intimate interaction of architecture and structure is critical to the success of the project. He is passionate about timber engineering and has built a team at StructureCraft of more than 50 timber engineers and designers hailing from around the world. Lucas currently leads both engineering and drafting departments at StructureCraft. His proficiency in Rhino + Grasshopper, programming, and computational design techniques facilitate and enable use of next-generation technology to create holistically efficient timber structures, from design through to manufacture and construction. Lucas speaks and writes widely across North America on mass timber design and construction, and has lectured at the Architectural Association in London, ETH Zurich, and the University of British Columbia. He is extensively involved in timber code development and was a member of the Structural Working Group for the ICC Tall Wood Code Committee, and also sits on various CSA O86 timber code committees. He is an author of the Nail Laminated Timber Design Guide, and is an author of the recently published U.S. Mass Timber Floor Vibration Design Guide.

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June 23, 2022
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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