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John Prader, PhD, PE to present at Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia Multi-Topic Presentation and Happy Hour Event

John Prader, PhD, PE

John Prader, PhD, PE will present Structural Health Monitoring – Technology’s Role in Preserving and Renewing Infrastructure at the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia Multi-Topic Presentation and Happy Hour Event on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

The event begins at 5:00 PM and is will be held at the offices of Burns Engineering at 2001 Market Street, Suite 600, Two Commerce Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Dr. Prader’s presentation will introduce participants to mature technologies that can assist with quantitative assessment of infrastructure and construction monitoring activities.  While the enormous leaps related to sensing, simulation, and information technologies that have been seen over the last two decades have impacted most engineering disciplines profoundly, they have yet to be widely embraced by the civil engineering profession. This presentation will provide an introduction to structural monitoring, describing what it is and what it isn’t as well as applications for its use. A series of case studies will also be presented that outline the implementation of various structural health monitoring technologies within real-world civil engineering projects.

Dr. Prader has more than 12 years of experience in the analysis, instrumentation, and monitoring of large constructed systems where he has led the development and implementation of instrumentation and monitoring systems for emergency response and has managed a multiyear technical assistance effort for a state DOT.  His experience also includes a wide range of technical activities related to the structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure including advanced finite element modeling, instrumentation design, and implementation of monitoring systems, truck load testing, operational modal analysis, and multi-reference impact testing. In addition, he has also worked on the development of risk models to support asset management, customization of risk models for inclusion of state specific data, and assisting with the integration of the developed risk models within an existing software used for bridge management. Dr. Prader earned a PhD, MS, and BS from Drexel University where he concentrated on structural and civil engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.

You can use the following link to register for this event: http://e3cop.wildapricot.org/event-2830368