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“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Wildlands Conservancy

In May 2018, SE University welcomed Robert Kuserk, PE, with APA – The Engineered Wood Assocaition, to present Frame for Success – Best Practices for Wood Buildings. He has chosen the Wildlands Conservancy (http://www.wildlandspa.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Robert shared that he “chose this organization in association with Teacher Appreciation Week this week to remember my brother,…read more →

Key Parameters for Classical Design Methods

Structural software has become a daily necessity for structural engineers; however, it can be to an engineer’s detriment if the fundamental concepts of structural engineering are not well understood.  Having a good understanding of how structures behave can prevent devastating errors that might be overlooked in a software program.  Using classical design methods, engineers can estimate the preliminary member sizes…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: David and Maxine Fowler Endowed Excellence Fund at the University of Texas at Austin

In April 2018, SE University welcomed back Matthew Rechtien, PE, Esq., Senior Assistant City Attorney with the City of Ann Arbor, to present Engineering Law and Ethics Case Studies. In 2017, he designated the David and Maxine Fowler Endowed Excellence Fund at the University of Texas at Austin(http://endowments.giving.utexas.edu/page/fowler-david-maxine-exc-fnd-caee/4886/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month, and he has chosen to do the…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: SEI Futures Fund

In March of 2018, SE University welcomed David Odeh, SE, PE, SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, to present Classical Design Methods .  David nominated SEI Futures Fund (http://www.asce.org/structural-engineering/sei-futures-fund/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation for this month. David shared about his involvement in SEI Futures Fund: “A few years ago, a group of leaders from SEI got together and created something we called the SEI Vision…read more →

Attract Interns to Your Company through AISC

Is your company looking to hire student interns?  Connect with thousands of engineering students from the nation’s top engineering universities through AISC’s Student Internships webpage at www.aisc.org/internships.  Through this webpage, students can review available internships and link to appropriate company sites or contacts. AISC provides this as a free service to AISC members as well as the students searching for…read more →

Importance of the Weld Ductility Factor in Bracing Connections

When designing bracing connections, have you been using a weld ductility factor on welds subjected to shear and transverse loads to allow for adequate redistribution of stresses? Although there have been multiple tests and papers showing the importance of this factor, some engineers are still unaware of its necessity which can result in underperforming bracing connections. In the February 2018…read more →

SE University / SE Solutions Supports Down Syndrome Indiana (DSI) – Day of Giving on March 21, 2018

SE University / SE Solutions is pleased to be a sponsor for Down Syndrome Indiana (DSI), Day of Giving on March 21, 2018 during the 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT segment.  Kelley, the cousin of SE Solutions founder, Brian Quinn, will be interviewed during this hour.  “Down Syndrome Indiana is doing great work and we are pleased to be a…read more →

Using Structural Software Successfully

How well do you trust the results of your structural analysis software?  Relying on software can save hours of design time, but using an inaccurate model can have devastating results.  Even the most experienced engineer can stand to be reminded of potential inaccuracies when using structural software, especially with the many changes made to building codes and in structural software…read more →