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Lessons Learned in Designing Bridge Cranes {Video}

During the May 2014 SE University session Rules of Thumb for Industrial Building Design, Bill Kussro from IBI Group presented a list of Lessons Learned in Designing Bridge Cranes. In this 4:03 clip from the SE University session, Bill reviews items including supporting joist deflection limits for under-running cranes, locating crane runways symmetrical to supporting joists to avoid differential deflection,…read more →

SEU BIM Forum Tip – Modifying Graphical Column Schedules {SEU Resource Center}

During the January 2014 SEU BIM Forum session Working With Schedules in Revit Structure 2014, Betsy Werra discussed changes that could be made to Graphical Column Schedules within Revit Structure. Included in this discussion were how to add and remove levels from the schedule, and how to set a range for the levels that should be displayed on the schedule….read more →

Crane Loads and Load Combinations

When designing an industrial building with cranes, many engineers have questions about how to calculate and apply the crane loading on the structure as well as what load combinations are appropriate to use. At the 2011 North American Steel Construction Conference (NASCC) in Pittsburgh, PA, John Rolfes from Computerized Structural Design and Robert MacCrimmon from Hatch gave a presentation on…read more →

Congratulations to Students from UC Davis (Steel Bridge) and UN-Reno (Concrete Canoe)

SE Solutions offers our congratulations to student winners in the 2014 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) and the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. National Student Steel Bridge Competition UC Davis was the overall winner at NSSBC. This was their second overall win, and first since 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology took second place overall, and University of California,…read more →

Frequently Asked Questions About Cold-Formed Steel Design – Answered! {Video}

During the June 2014 SE University session, Dr. Roger A. LaBoube from Missouri University of Science & Technology presented on Frequently Asked Questions About Cold-Formed Steel Design. During the presentation, he addressed a number of common questions and issues that come up when designing with cold-formed steel. Two of the issues he addressed are shown in the videos below. These…read more →

Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) Tools: Download Design Guides and other Technical Documents

Are you interested in finding additional resources for the design of cold-formed steel members? The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has a section on its website for technical documents that can be accessed by engineers looking for more information on cold-formed steel design. On the CFSEI Design Guides page, there are a number of files that can be downloaded at no…read more →

SE University Launches SEU Resource Center

SE Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of SEU Resource Center™ to further assist SE University™  subscribers. The goal of this client portal is to provide additional technical information and allow structural engineers to manage their learning options and PDH tracking with greater ease. SEU Resource Center consists of: SEU Innovation Hub™: access additional technical content on a variety of…read more →

Design Values for Visually-Graded Southern Pine Dimension Lumber

New design values went into effect approximately one year ago (June 1, 2013) for visually graded Southern Pine. These values had been approved by the American Lumber Standard Committee, and apply to new construction only. To help explain some of the changes that were made, and which type of products were affected, Catherine Kaake, PE, of the Southern Forest Products…read more →

Updated AISC 358 Document Now Available

AISC recently issued a press release that a Second Supplement for ANSI / AISC 358 has been issued in 2014. ANSI / AISC 358 is the standard that provides information about Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications, including some proprietary connections. One of the primary changes from Supplement No. 2 is the inclusion of…read more →

SE Solutions Provides Scholarships to Cal Poly, SLO Students for Structural Forum Event

SE Solutions was pleased to work recently with the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo SEAOC Group as they hosted their annual “Structural Forum” program, in which students had the opportunity to hear from key structural engineering leaders in a morning session, and attend a dinner and job fair in the evening. SE Solutions provided scholarships to eight ARCE Students, allowing…read more →