October Luncheon

    October 18, 2017
    11:30 AM CDT - 1:00 PM CDT
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    The Well
    5539 UTSA Blvd.
    San Antonio, TX 78249
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    October general meeting

    Large Scale Structural Testing Facility at UTSA

    UTSA has begun construction on a new Large-Scale Structural Testing Facility planned for approximately 15,500 GSF.  It is located at the north end of Resident Parking Lot #4 and will consist of a high-bay testing space and associated support spaces.  It will contain a 3,040sf strong-floor that will be capable of placing 1-million and 4-million pound test loads on structural components.  The strong floor will consist of an upper and lower concrete slab separated by concrete walls forming  a concrete box.  The upper slab is 3 feet thick (1-million pound load zone) with a 5’-4” thick segment for the 4-million pound load.  The walls connecting the slabs are 2 feet thick.  The construction documents also include an alternate for a 40-foot tall strong wall.

     This facility will be among the current few in the United States that can provide research of this magnitude on construction materials and methods.  The project will add new research capacity for the UTSA Civil Engineering department and will allow the department to expand faculty and research programs.  This facility will generate revenue from grants, the construction industry, and agencies like the Texas Department of Transportation.


    About the Speaker:

    Justice Edge is a partner with Intelligent Engineering Services, LLP and is the engineer of record for the new Large-Scale Structural Testing Facility.  Mr. Edge will discuss the building and some of the unique site, design, and construction aspects of the project.


    $20.00 Member Cost

    $25.00 Non-Member Cost

    $10.00 Public Employee Cost

    $0.00 Student Member Cost