AUGUST 8, 2018
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Mr. Breckon is an FPA Past President, a current FPA Structural Committee Member, and a member of the FPA-SC-21 subcommittee that produced the document being presented. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, a registered windstorm engineer in Texas, and is the owner of BEC Engineers and Consultants. Mr. Breckon has over 30 years of experience in major refinery, chemical, manufacturing, petrochemical, power plants, bridge and civil projects, commercial and residential engineering / design, and investigations to diagnose problems, both domestic and foreign, including executive, project management, project engineering, planning, scheduling, estimating, and cost control, in the home office and in the field.
Mr. Skoller is an FPA Past President, FPA lifetime member, a current FPA Structural Committee Member, and a co-chair of the FPA-SC-21 subcommittee that produced the document being presented. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas (and 35 additional states), a registered windstorm engineer in Texas, and is the owner of National Structural Engineering, Inc., a corporation that has been operating for over 25 years. Mr. Skoller graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and an MBA from the University of Houston. Mr. Skoller is a co-author in nearly 20 published peer-reviewed papers on the FPA’s website.
Mr. Sherman is a co-chair of the FPA-SC-21 subcommittee that produced the document being presented. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, a registered windstorm engineer in Texas, and is the owner of RCI Engineering, Inc., a corporation that has been operating for over 24 years. Mr. Sherman has a BSEE from Auburn University and has authored two national conference papers. Mr. Sherman has over 22 years of experience with the TDI windstorm program and with wood frame design and inspections He has been a member on several TDI ad hoc committees.
Beginning February 1, 1999, Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) windstorm inspections were required to be performed by Texas licensed professional engineers who were appointed by TDI as qualified inspectors. Since then Texas engineers have had difficulties navigating the requirements for designing and inspecting structures in coastal counties because of the complex rules imposed by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).
In January 2011, the FPA’s Structural Committee sanctioned its FPA-SC-21 subcommittee, which it tasked with writing a comprehensive set of checklists to help ensure Texas windstorm engineers and inspectors properly follow TDI’s and other agencies’ rules and regulations. Along with several windstorm agency consultants, the subcommittee drafted its document over multiple years. After passing a rigorous peer review that included over 200 Texas windstorm engineers, the Structural Committee recently published its Document No. FPA-SC-21-0 that includes two sets of checklists, one for Windstorm design engineers to use during the design phase and the other for windstorm inspectors to use in the field during the construction phase.
This presentation will review the contents of this new document that is intended to provide key information and references from adopted codes and standards to an engineer who is performing high wind design and construction reviews. The document also provides guidance and background information so the design engineer can make informed decisions on design and construction review items. The presentation will include a brief demonstration of the design/construction review checklists that give the engineer a list of items and categories of items that should be common to all high wind design and construction reviews.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Windstorm engineers, structural engineers, foundation design engineers, insurance agents, building owners, and others working in the design and construction of structures in coastal counties and other high wind areas.
To download the peer-reviewed document being presented, click FPA-SC-21-0.pdf
PAST FPA PRESENTATIONS
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