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Note that there is a slight error below. The dates of the Symposium are
December 4-5.

Charlie



-----Original Message-----
From: Melnick, Scott [mailto:melnick(--nospam--at)aisc.org]
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 1:21 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: blast and progressive collapse


AISC is sponsoring a symposium to examine blast and progressive collapse
issues. The Symposium, which is scheduled for November 4-5 in NYC, will
present an overview of current design standards and procedures as well as
methodologies for threat assessment.

Registration is limited and costs $100 (including dinner). The Symposium
offers 9.75 PDHs and attendees will receive a proceedings with papers from
all of the speakers.

For more information, visit www.aisc.org/blast <http://www.aisc.org/blast>
and click on the Blast and Progressive Collapse link under the seminar
listing. 

Scott Melnick
AISC



BLAST & PROGRESSIVE COLLAPSE SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

DECEMBER 4, 2003

8:30 am registration and continental breakfast
9:30 am to 9:40 am - Welcome - Gary Higbee, SINY
9:40 am to 10:00 am - Preamble - Lou Geschwindner, AISC/Penn State
University

Morning Session 
Moderator-John Barsom, Barsom Consulting
10:00 am to 10:45 am - Blast Basics - Andy Longinow, Wiss Janney Elstner
10:45 to 11:30 am - Progressive Collapse Basics-Shankar Nair, Teng and
Associates

Early Afternoon Session 
Moderator - Duane Miller, The Lincoln Electric Co.
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm - Performance of Buildings with No Specific Blast or
Progressive Collapse
Requirements: Part 1 - Bob McNamara, McNamara and Salvia
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm - Performance of Buildings with No Specific Blast or
Progressive Collapse
Requirements: Part 2 - Jon Magnusson, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Panel discussion

Late Afternoon Session 
Moderator-Larry Griffis, Walter P. Moore Engineers and Consultants
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm - Assessing and Minimizing Threats to Buildings-Mohammed
Ettouney, Weidlinger Associates 
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm - Considerations for Retrofit and Rehabilitation of
Existing Steel
Buildings-Bill Faschan, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
4:45 pm to 5:30 pm-Design of Buildings with Prescriptive Blast or
Progressive Collapse Requirements - Ramon Gilsanz, Gilsanz, Murray Steficek
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm - Panel discussion
6:00 pm - Cocktails and Dinner
Moderator-Ted Galambos, University of Minnesota
Speaker-Joe Englot, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Vulnerability
assessment for buildings from an owner/developer perspective.

DECEMBER 5, 2003

7:00 am - Continental breakfast
Moderator - John Fisher, Lehigh University
8:00 am to 8:45 am - Design of Buildings with Performance-Based Blast and
Progressive Collapse Requirements: Part 1 - Ron Hamburger, Simpson Gumpertz
and Heger 8:45 am to 9:30 am - Design of Buildings with Performance-Based
Blast and Progressive Collapse Requirements: Part 2 - TBA
9:30 am to 10:15 am - AISC research on blast testing of steel - Ted
Krauthammer, Penn State University
10:30 am to 11:15 am - Applications from other industries - Ahmad Rahimian,
Cantor Seinuk
11:15 am to 11:45 am - Panel discussion
11:45 am to 12:15 pm - Conclusions-Louis Geschwindner
12: 15 pm - Adjourn second day - Louis Geschwindner

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