SEAOSD Luncheon January 21, 2020 "SpeedCore: Lateral System Innovation for Today's Construction Challenges"

January 21, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Stone Brewery Point Loma
2816 Historic Decatur Rd. #116
San Diego, CA 92106

SpeedCore: Lateral System Innovation for Today's Construction Challenges

SpeedCore is a non-proprietary system of concrete-filled composite plate shear walls (CF-CPSW). The system replaces reinforced concrete core construction in multi-story buildings with the advantage of construction speed standing out as the most significant project benefit. The steel plate composite wall system leverages the stiffness of concrete and the speed and accuracy of steel for a superior lateral system. The innovative shift from industrial to commercial construction will be detailed with a specific discussion of the Rainier Square Tower project. Basic design principles of the SpeedCore system used for Rainier Square are discussed with reference to the design resources currently available. Research on the SpeedCore system investigating structural and fire protection optimization are shared within the context of the future of the system and its innovative impact on the design and construction industries.  

Guest Speaker: Erin Conaway, PE, LEED AP, American Institute of Steel Construction

Erin Conaway is a Director of Market Development (Western Region) for the American Institute of Steel Construction. Erin leads a team of Structural Steel Specialists in the western US, who are committed to helping Architects, Engineers, General Contractors and Owners achieve better project outcomes by using domestically produced and fabricated structural steel on their building projects. Erin has worked for over 18 years in the building design and construction industry for various firms in the eastern and western US as a Structural Design Engineer and Technical Sales Engineer. As part of her industry outreach with AISC, Erin serves as the Steel Industry Representative on the STRUCTURE® magazine Editorial Board. Erin is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University Architectural Engineering (Structures) program in Stillwater, OK. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Arizona and New York.



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