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Palm Beach Chapter Meeting

  • 20 Jun 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Lake Worth, FL




Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM 

Brogues DownUnder
621 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

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Wind, Water, Codes, and Coverage: Myths & Reality

Wind and water damage from high wind events relating to fenestrations and the building envelope will be discussed, with emphasis on the effects from Hurricane Irma 2017. Topics will include design, code, construction, and insurance issues. Discussion will take place regarding the questions of: How did it happen? Why did it happen? and Did it actually happen?

Presented by:             

Dan Lavrich attended the United States Air Force Academy and received a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.  He is the principal of Lavrich & Associates, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida and Georgia.  Over a period of more than 40 years he has personally been responsible for the Structural and Civil Engineering design of several thousand projects consisting of single and multi-family residential buildings, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial buildings, warehouses, schools, restaurants, piers, seawalls, swimming pools, prisons, and related site work and facilities.

Dan is a Member and Past President of the Florida Structural Engineers Association (FSEA), Fellow Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Charter Member and Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE, Member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Current Chair of the Broward County Board of Rules & Appeals, Member of the State of Florida Building Code Structural Technical Advisory Committee (Structural TAC), and has actively participated in Building Code Development in the State of Florida since 1990.

His practice is now limited to forensic and investigative engineering regarding claims and assessments of damage, construction defects, and Building Code issues. He has personally inspected more than 500 significant Hurricane damage claims in Florida over the last 30 years.


Check-in and Networking:    6:00 PM

Dinner:                                   6:30 PM, FSEA Palm Beaches Chapter President's Address

Program:                                7:15 PM

Buffet Food Service -- Dinner is served with a house salad, bread and non-alcoholic beverage.


All attendees must purchase a ticket or register, if you plan to pay at the event, by 5 PM, Monday, June 18, 2018. Click "Tickets" to register or prepay for the event. Present payment or Eventbrite receipt to FSEA Treasurer, Edgar Duenas at the meeting registration desk. Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted.

FSEA Members:                      $40 per person

FSEA Young Members:           $20 per person

Non-members:                         $45 per person

No refunds 48 hours prior to event.


Florida Professional Engineer attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one PDH credit.

Florida EP# 0003894

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Questions and Comments Please contact Sara Guthrie at (407)347-4962 Email:  fseadirector@flsea.com


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