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FSEA State Seminar - Tampa, FL

  • 11 Sep 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • J. S. Held (Formerly Bracken Engineering)


  • FSEA member whose dues are paid and current for the year 2019.
  • Payment includes optional FSEA membership through 12/31/2019.
  • Associate; Graduate 0 to 1 year
    This payment includes optional FSEA membership through 12/31/2019.
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate full time engineering or architectural
  • All three locations.
  • Two locations.
  • One location.

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2019 FSEA State Seminar

   REGISTER NOW - 6.0 Hour Seminar

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale - Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tampa - Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Orlando, Thursday, September 12, 2019

  • Network with top Florida Structural Engineers and create contacts with Quality Vendors.
  • This seminar qualifies for 6.0 PDH credits.
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.


Morning Session:

Presented by:

September 10, 2019 -  Dr. Antonio Nanni, Ph.D., P.E.

Inaugural Senior Scholar, Professor and Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

September 11 and 12, 2019 - Francisco De Caso, Ph.D., LEED A.P.

Principal Scientist, Structures and Materials Laboratory Manager

September 11 and 12, 2019 - Christian C. Steputat, P.E., LEED AP (BD+C)

Ph.D. Candidate in Civil Engineering (Emphasis in Structurals and Materials) Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

September 11 and 12, 2019 - Marco Rossini, M. S

Ph.D. Candidate in Civil Engineering (Emphasis in Structural) Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Corrosion-free Reinforced Concrete Structures  A Possibility with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRD) Rebar

Learning objectives 

Understand the motivation and challenges of a reinforced concrete infrastructure owner in deploying new technology aimed at providing a longer service life to concrete structures while minimizing maintenance costs.

Understand the benefits and costs of glass FRP reinforcement for concrete structures as a replacement to carbon steel in resolving the degradation problems associated with steel corrosion.

From the designer of glass FRP-RC structures, learn the processes adopted by engineers to implement new material specifications and code provisions outside the traditional practice.

Learn about the opportunities and pitfalls offered by the use of composite reinforcement in construction in order to mitigate the risks associated with the implementation of new technologies.

Learn firsthand about some of the more than 500 structural applications in North America that have been completed with FRP rebar in the past decades, from early examples to the most recent ones in Flagler Beach, FL.

FRCM and How it Differs From CRF

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Dr. Antonio Nanni's research interest includes construction materials and their structural performance and field application, including monitoring and renewal, with a focus on the sustainability of buildings and civil infrastructure.  During the past 30+ years, Nanni has studied concrete and advanced composite-based systems as the principal investigator on a number of research projects sponsored by federal and state agencies and private industry.  He is a registered professional engineer in several states.

Dr. Francisco De Caso's civil and structural engineering research is focused on resilient material systems, and encompass a broad spectrum of challenges related to mechanical behavior, durability, and design.  He is also the associate director of the Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI), an NSF Industry/University cooperative research center involved in technology transfer of external and internally used composite systems for concrete structures.  Dr. De Caso is actively engaged in sponsored research from federal, state agencies, and private industry. 

Mr. Christian C. Steputat is a Ph.D Candidate at the University of Miami, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 12 states, with expertise in Structural, Geotechnical, Construction, NDT/NDE, materials engineering, threshold inspections, as well as structural and materials forensics.  His current research interests include advanced composite materials and their structural performance, field-application and Monitoring, Composite Materials comprising Carbon, Glass and Basalt Fibers, Nondestructive Testing, ESM, and others.

Mr. Marco Rossini is a Zegna Scholar, and received his M. S. in Structural Engineering with honors from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.  His research interests and consulting efforts include the structural performance of innovative materials for new construction and retrofitting, the design of sustainable and resilient civil infrastructures, and the development of rational design methods and codes.  His previous experiences cover both the academic and professional fields.

Afternoon Session:

Innovations in Instruments for Concrete Testing

Presented by: Dennis Kehres of Proceq

Innovative Concrete Products

Presented by:  Rae Jean Nicholl of Smart Building Supply and 

Larry Mroz of Sherwin Williams

Rae Jean Nicholl has 20 years of experience in the construction industry and 16 years in the corrosion industry promoting and distributing Cortec's MCI® product line as a Master Distributor.  She was certified by ICI Paints as an Industrial Coatings Consultant and spent ten years as an Architectural/Engineering Representative for ICI/DEVOE/Pratt & Lambert Paints & Coatings.  In 2006 she formed S.M.A.R.T. Distribution with the specific focus of promoting and distributing migrating corrosion inhibitive products.  She is currently President of S.M.A.R.T. Distribution/SMART Building Supply.  Rae Jean is an active member of the American Concrete Institute and the International Concrete Repair Institute.  S.M.A.R.T. Distribution is the Master Distributor to Sherwin Williams throughout the U. S. for several technologies.

For over 140 years Sherwin Williams has been a leader in the coatings business satisfying the needs of architects, specifiers, engineers, and designers.  Now Sherwin Williams has added the Concrete Masonry Program including Concrete Repair, Waterproofing, & Decorative Coatings to the list of products offered providing "SINGLE SOURCE SOLUTIONS."

Larry Mroz has been in the construction industry for over 40 years and is responsible for the development of the Concrete Masonry Program.  Having worked for Master Builders, STO Corp., and in the distribution of building products, brings field knowledge to our industry.  He is an active member of ICRI, SWRI, Concrete Decor, Parking Today & other local chapters pertaining to the Concrete & Masonry Industry.

Registration for FSEA State Seminar:

Select Course Location: 

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale:_____     Tampa:_____     Orlando:_____                                                          

Contact Person:_____________________________________________________________________

Company Name:______________________________________________________


City, State, Zip:_______________________________________________________

Daytime Phone:_______________________________________________________


Course Locations:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Courtyard Ft. Lauderdale & Cruise Port

400 Gulf Stream Way

Dania Beach, FL  33004


Wednesday, September 11, 2019


J. S. Held (formerly Bracken Engineering)

2701 W. Busch Boulevard

Tampa, FL  33618


Thursday, September 12, 2019


Cuhaci & Peterson Architects

1925 Prospect Avenue

Orlando, FL  32814


Select Pricing Option:

  • FSEA Member - $275.00: ____
  • Non-Member (Professional Engineers) $375.00: _____ (Includes optional 15 month FSEAMembership through 12/31/2019)
  • Non-Member (Associate, Graduate 0 to 1 year - Structural Engineering Graduate) - $325.00:______(Includes optional 15 month FSEA Membership through 12/31/2019)
  • Students:  $75.00:______ (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate full time students in an accredited engineering or architecture university or college. 

Select Payment Option:

Online Payment:

You may pay and register at the following link:

http://flsea.com - If you are an FSEA member, remember to log in to the website with your email address and password.  Click on "Upcoming Events"

To Pay By Check:

Please make check payable to:

FSEA and mail to:

P. O. Box 440422

Jacksonville, FL  32244

Refund Policy:

  • If notified two weeks before seminar:  Full refund.
  • If notified after two weeks:  One half refund.     
  • One week before seminar or no shows:  No refund.

Seminar Program:

7:00 a.m  - 8:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast                                       

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Morning Presentation

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 - Lunch and Sponsor Presentations

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Afternoon Session

If you have any questions, please call the FSEA office at (407)347-4962 or email at:  fseadirector@flsea.com...

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


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