Buried Concrete Structure - Design for Sustainability and Resiliency
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Courtyard Toronto Markham, 65 Minthorn Blvd, Thornhill, Ontario
Buried structures serve an important part of the infrastructure of communities and play an essential role in economic growth. In the 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, about 10% of the condition of buried structures were rated poor or very poor. These structures pose a significant threat because the deterioration is not easily visualized. Concrete materials are far superior in providing a durable, sustainable, and resilient option for buried structures. Most structural engineers are knowledgeable in designing concrete structures, yet only a few can design buried structures.
This presentation provides engineering professionals with a fundamental understanding of buried structure design, options of precast concrete products for underground infrastructure, case studies and associated design codes including changes in the upcoming release of Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code relating to buried concrete structures.
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Event Registration
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation
9:00 pm to 9:30 pm: Q&A
About the Speaker:
Lui Sammy Wong, P.Eng., M.E.Sc.
L.S. Wong and Associates
Lui Sammy Wong holds a master’s degree in civil engineering. As a professional engineer and designated consulting engineer, his expertise covers concrete materials, precast infrastructure design, manufacturing, quality assurance, and installations. He has been involved in major construction projects using precast elements such as the Hwy 407 East Extension, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, as well as many bridge replacements projects for Metrolinx and MTO.
He has close to 20 years of experience in the precast industry and has been taking an active role in several technical committees such as the Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association, CSA A257, the Canadian Precast and Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI), and the Quality Assurance Council at Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance (CPCQA) Certification Program. He also volunteers in the CSA S6 (CHBDC) – Section 7 sub-committee. With his passion for the concrete pipe industry, he enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Western University, London, Ontario.
Oliver Xiao, EIT
PEO York Chapter Program Committee
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