Monthly Meetings:

Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, except for November-December, which is held the first week of December. 

Maggiano's Little Italy
10910 Domain Dr # 100
Austin, TX 78759

11:45 AM  Social
12:00 PM Program & Lunch

 Fees **:   
 $   5* Students 
 $ 25* Current Members 
 $ 30* Non-Members 
 $ 15 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Students
 $ 30 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Members 
 $ 35 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Non-Members 

Note: In order to guarantee a meal, please pay for your registration through PayPal by the Friday before the meeting. No refunds after registration deadline.

To receive this fee, you have to finalize your registration and payment by the Friday before the meeting (registration deadline).
Otherwise, you will be charged the late registration fee

** Fees updated for 2017. Effective 1/1/2017.

 Maggiano's Little Italy

Upcoming events

    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Maggiano's Little Italy - Domain
    • 4

    Rehabilitation of Wharf 3 At Barbours Cut Terminal

    Presented By:  Jeff West, PhD, PE, F.ACI, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc.


    Barbours Cut Terminal is one of two container ports operated by the Port of Houston Authority (PHA). The strategic asset management plans for this terminal include a multi-project program to rehabilitate the existing wharf structures to address corrosion-related deterioration, and to convert the container gantry cranes from 50 foot gauge to 100 foot gauge rails to accommodate new, larger container ships. This presentation will discuss the rehabilitation of Wharf 3 at Barbours Cut Terminal, one of six 1,000 foot long wharves at the Terminal. The project involved an in-depth assessment of the existing wharf structure and associated repair design. As well, a retrofit design was developed to accommodate the larger gantry cranes, which involved demolition of a portion of the existing structure and construction of two new crane beams to support the crane rails. The design of the new structural elements included several challenges, including the very significant gantry crane loads and integration of the new elements with the existing structure of the wharf. Both the repair design and the new construction used service life modelling to develop a corrosion protection plan to meet the PHA design requirement to extend the expected life of the structure by 50 years. The presentation will provide an overview of the entire rehabilitation design process for this maritime asset.


    Jeff West, PhD, PE, is an Associate Principal in the Austin office of Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in structural engineering and materials research and consulting. His primary areas of expertise include the evaluation and strengthening of existing structures, structural testing, durability of concrete structures, post-tensioned structures and concrete materials.

    Prior to joining WJE, Dr. West was a professor of civil engineering at the University of Waterloo (Canada) for 15 years, with research interests in composite construction, structural strengthening and materials engineering. He has more than one hundred technical publications in refereed journals and conferences. Dr. West is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute, and is a past Chair of Committee 224 (Cracking), past Secretary of Committee 437 (Strength Evaluation of Existing Structures), and a member of Committee 222 (Corrosion).

Past events

28 Jun 2018 June Meeting
24 May 2018 May Meeting
02 May 2018 2018 Charity Trivia
04 Apr 2018 2018 SET (Structural Engineering Talks)
22 Mar 2018 March Meeting
22 Feb 2018 February Meeting
25 Jan 2018 January Meeting
07 Dec 2017 December Meeting
26 Oct 2017 October Meeting
28 Sep 2017 September Meeting
24 Aug 2017 August Meeting
20 Jul 2017 July Meeting
22 Jun 2017 June Meeting
25 May 2017 May Meeting
03 May 2017 Charity Trivia
30 Mar 2017 March Meeting
09 Mar 2017 SET (Structural Engineering Talks)
23 Feb 2017 February Meeting
26 Jan 2017 January Meeting
01 Dec 2016 December Meeting
20 Oct 2016 2016 State Conference
22 Sep 2016 September Meeting
25 Aug 2016 August Meeting
28 Jul 2016 July Meeting
01 Jun 2016 Salary Survey!
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