We’re excited to announce our first-ever Steel Day event in Houston. Steel Day is the nationwide celebration of America’s structural steel industry.
When: Friday, September 27, from 11 AM to 2 PM
Where: Eaton Experience Center – Houston
Topic: Vibration Analysis and Serviceability Design of Steel Frames and Concrete Foundations
Steel and concrete structures need to be designed for strength, but the serviceability criteria of these structures may govern the design as many engineers start optimizing their members and supporting foundations in a very tight market.
In this event you will learn how the vibration of steel structures can become a problem and how these issues can be resolved before a structure is built. Unintended structure and foundation vibration is not just a minor nuisance, and in some cases can cause safety issues which could lead to costly repairs and project delays.
Lunch will be provided and PCH credit available.
Technical Sales Manager, Hexagon PPM
Geoff Blumber is the Technical Sales manager in the BricsCAD, CADWorx and Analysis Solutions group, aligning the people and resources to deliver the right solutions to the right people at the right time. He has held varied positions in structural engineering and construction management over his career, though solution consulting direct field sales within the power and plant industries has been his primary focus the last ten years. He has a broad knowledge of CAE tools and workflows, steel fabrication and construction, and engineering practices in the AEC, process plant, and power industries. Geoff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ravi Ozarker, P.E., P. Eng.
GT STRUDL Support Consultant, Hexagon PPM
Ravi Ozarker is the GT STRUDL Support Consultant for Hexagon PPM. As a structural engineer and engineering software developer for the past 14 years, he has worked for several organizations in different roles, such as consulting engineering, government agencies, semi government agencies, software companies, EPCs, transmission tower design corporations, research universities, and air pollution modeling and monitoring in the U.S. and Canada. This range of experience has given Ravi unique insight into how each of these entities function and what internal processes and bottlenecks one can run into when completing projects under deadlines and with multi-discipline collaboration required.