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2019-20 SCHEDULE:  BASE Meetings & SEAMASS Board of Directors Meetings 

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:
Advancements in Wood Design & Off-Site Construction of Large & Tall Timber Structures
Including 2021 IBC Tall Wood Provisions

SEAMASS Board of Directors Meeting Schedule 2019-20
SEAMASS members who are licensed structural engineers are encouraged to consider joining the SEAMASS Board of Directors for the next fiscal year.  Also, any member is invited to sit-in as a guest at an upcoming SEAMASS Board meeting.  Please contact SEAMASS Secretary Aaron Ford to indicate that you would like to attend, and to confirm the meeting time. Board of Directors 2019-20 Meeting Schedule  

September 10, 2019  (Tuesday) | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | 4.0 PDHs
(Registration & Breakfast begins promptly at 7:30 a.m.)
Advancements in Wood Design & Off-Site Construction of Large & Tall Timber Structures
Including 2021 IBC Tall Wood Provisions

WHEN: September 10, 2019 (Tues.) | 7:30 Check-in & Breakfast; 8:00 - 12:00 Presentations, followed by lunch
WHERE: Kostas Institute, 141 S. Bedford Street, Burlington MA  Directions
PDH Credits:  4.0 
Includes light breakfast and lunch
$125 Seminar plus 4.0 SEAMASS-Certified PDHs 
$150 Seminar plus 4.0 NCSEA Diamond-Certified PDHs 
$100 Government & Building Officials - Seminar + 4.0 PDHs
$75   Seminar (No PDHs)
$25   Students (No PDHs) - Proof of Enrollment required
$350 Event Sponsor (Register via link below; click here to see what's included)


Tanya Luthi, PE | Entuitive
The Mass Timber Revolution: Removing Obstacles, Breaking Ground
Tanya Luthi is a structural engineer and Vice President at Entuitive, an international consulting engineering practice operating in seven offices across Canada, the UK, and the United States. After obtaining her master’s degree from The University of Texas, Tanya started her engineering career in New York City specializing in large-scale institutional projects in steel and concrete. After moving to Vancouver, Canada in 2011, she discovered a passion for mass timber design and has since made it a focus in her career. In addition to her design experience, Tanya co-authored the US and Canadian Nail-Laminated Timber Design and Construction Guides, and she gives regular talks on timber design at architectural and engineering conferences across North America. She is an active member of the New York City structural code committee, where she advises on matters related to mass timber construction.

Randall Walter, AIA LEED AP | Bensonwood
Leveraging Data and Printing Buildings: Design-Build Information Management
Randall is an award-winning architect and Company Steward of the design/build firm, Bensonwood. From high-performance homes to schools, restaurants, studios and barns, Randall has created over 200 custom buildings throughout the US. Randall earned a Bachelor of Architecture and French from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992. He is an adjunct professor of Architecture at Keene State College, teaching design studios, architectural history and a biennial design/build practicum.

Ricky McLain, PE, SE | Woodworks
Exploring Tall Wood: New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures
Ricky is WoodWorks’ in-house expert on tall wood buildings, providing analysis and guidance on architectural, fire and life safety, and structural design topics related to tall mass timber projects. He supports the AEC community both directly and collaboratively with WoodWorks Regional Directors, and guides the development of education and resources related to tall wood buildings in the U.S. Prior to this emphasis, Ricky’s role encompassed all building types and wood systems. He also has extensive experience in lead engineer roles related to structural design, project management and construction administration. Ricky is very active as a member of numerous committees and councils related to building design and is the Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Vermont.

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For ALL events held at the KOSTAS CENTER, security protocol at the facility requires that:

  • All attendees must show a photo ID (such as Driver's License) upon arrival at the Kostas Institute, due to security at the facility.
  • Non-US citizens must upload a copy of their passport to the Kostas Center no later than 4 days before an event via this secure link. Use Password: Kostas, and include event date when you upload your passport. For upload questions, please contact Carol Sumner, Administrative Coordinator for the Kostas Institute, directly at 781.238.8440.


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