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Engineers Week is coming – February 16-22, 2014

Did you know that Engineers Week is coming up in February? The purpose of the event, according to the DiscoverE Website, is to: Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents How can you participate in Engineers Week? Visit the Idea Starters Page…read more →

Structural Masonry Design Tips

The International Masonry Institute has resources for Structural Masonry Design available on their website through their Design Tools – Structural Masonry heading. This page provides design aids including the following white papers: Masonry Partition Wall Design Internal Bracing Guide (This guide was authored by Scott Walkowicz, who has presented two SE University sessions.) IMI RAM Elements V8i Manual for Masonry…read more →

Toolkit for Ten Foundations of Risk Management – Available for Free to CASE Members

In the December 2013 issue of Structure Magazine, the “CASE in Point” section highlighted two “Foundations” that are part of the CASE Toolbox (Communication and Education). For each Foundation, there are different tools/templates that are available, including Tool 4-5, Project Communication Matrix. The toolbox is available at no charge to CASE members. The CASE Toolkit Committee page lists the different…read more →

New MI Continuing Education Hour Requirements

In October 2013, new rules went into effect requiring Michigan Engineers to complete Continuing Education Hours (equivalent to PDHs) in order to renew their Professional Engineer License. Read the announcement from MSPE for more information. The first renewal date that will require continuing education is October 31, 2015, with continuing education hours to be earned between November 1, 2013 and October 31,…read more →

Proofreading – More Than Just Checking for Typos {Video}

Have you ever sent out an email, then realized a word is missing in the subject line? Have you written a report, and realized after the report was sent that words were misplaced or used incorrectly? Could these errors have been caught with better proofreading procedures? During the October 2013 SE University continuing education session “Improving Your Writing as a…read more →

Seismic Loading and Provisions for Industrial Buildings – Should You Use ASCE 7 Chapter 13 or Chapter 15?

In the design of industrial structures, engineers need to know whether the structure and other elements they are designing are considered structures or components under ASCE 7. Because there are different loads and design procedures for Nonbuilding Components (Chapter 13) and Nonbuilding Structures (Chapter 15), the engineer should make the determination before the loads are calculated. In an August 2012…read more →

SE Solutions Provides Scholarships to 2 MSCE (Structures) Students from Purdue University.

SE Solutions was pleased to recently present scholarships to two Purdue MSCE-Structures students to help defray the cost of their education. Joseph (Joey) Jones, EIT and Raymond (Ray) Chou, EIT were the recipients of the awards. This is the second year that SE Solutions has offered the scholarships. Ray received his BSCE from Purdue and will be finishing his MSCE…read more →

Updated Website for Continuing Education by State

If you have questions about professional development in the states in which you are licensed, please visit our Continuing Education Requirements by State page. This page was recently updated to reflect the latest information available from the state licensing boards. We have identified states with special requirements related to session content, ethics hours required, limits on recorded hours, and/or approved…read more →