Seismic Bracing in your Everyday Practice

Seismic restraint is used "to prevent nonstructural components from overturning or moving that could lead to property damage and/or loss of human life." The Owner, architect, and structural engineer need to coordinate the proper MEP system for their project. Critical facilities, such as hospitals, fire stations, police stations, data centers, gathering places, etc. need to remain operational after a seismic event. If these facilities aren't properly seismically restrained, it could severely impact human health and life. In this presentation you will learn about IBC code compliance, specifications, design, applications, and proper installation of seismic restraints as it applies to MEP commercial construction.


Minimize Your Risk Through Construction Engineering

Every project presents challenges for the contractor. The larger and more complicated the project is, the more likely the contractor will need additional support to develop the right solution. If outside expertise is needed to solve the problem during construction, the same outside expertise will be an asset to the contractor at the beginning stages to help them closely capture the costs and risk on the contract. Robert Naples, Vice President of Innova Technologies, will share his experiences on some major construction projects.


Minimize Your Risk Through Construction Engineering


Robert Naples, Vice President, Innova Technologies
Thursday, March 10th | 11:30am to 1:00pm
Historic 5th Street School

Rob's program will cover the significance and relevance of Construction Engineering at planning stages of any job.

Attendees will learn from Rob's experience; specifically:


How 3D Printing Can Enhance Your Architectural Practice

“How 3D Printing Can Enhance Your Architectural Practice.”

Shai Yeshayahu, UNLV School of Architecture
Innova Conference Room | 1432 South Jones Blvd.
Thursday, November 5th | 12:00pm to 1:00pm


The Future of Steel Moment Frames Lunch and Learn

Ryan E. Smith MS,PE,SE with Side Plate Systems Innova Board Room August 13 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm Ryan Smith, SidePlate’s Western Regional Business Manager, will be presenting an overview of the SidePlate connection technology including why and how it is used on projects across North America. Ryan, a licensed Structural Engineer, will describe the evolution of moment connection design including the history of SidePlate’s development. The presentation will include several case studies showing the economic benefit of the SidePlate Connection in both seismic and wind regions.


Lunch and Learn at Innova!

AEC individuals are welcome to join us at our office for a lunch and learn featuring Yossi Swartzon and Jim Cavaness with Southland Industries. The topic will be Lean in Construction (maximize value and minimize waste) and the Community of Practice with a discussion on Lean/IPD (Integrated Project Delivery). There will also be an open forum discussion on the future of our industry and different Lean experiences. If you are interested in attending, please call Heather Brown (702) 220-6640 by January 23rd. When: Tuesday, January 27th 11:30am to 1:00pm