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Congratulations to Student Competitors!

As summer begins, we’d like to congratulate the participants in the 2013 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition, and wish good luck to all the teams that will be competing in the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) Congratulations to the team from UC Berkeley for their second consecutive year as champions at the…read more →

Additional Articles on Model Review/Steel Shop Drawing Review

Below are two additional articles that focus on Model Review. A Model Approach. This article, authored by Chris Moor in the July 2012 Issue of Modern Steel Construction (MSC), looks at six different ways that engineers currently review shop details, from paper-based show drawings through model-only shop model review. Model Exchange and Review Live.  In this MSC article from April 2011, Jim…read more →

Suggested Reading for Model Review/Steel Shop Drawing Review

The following articles and papers are available to help you learn more about the model review process. “I’ll Volunteer to Review the Shop Drawings” by Brian Quinn, P.E. and Lisa Willard, P.E., MSC, February, 2010. – Click here. “Structural Steel Shop Drawing Review: The Present — the Future” by Michael Gustafson. Structural Engineer magazine, August 2008. * As of 4/09/2015,…read more →

Program of Special Inspections – Forms available from Structural Engineers Association of Georgia

During the April 2013 SE University session, Otto Schwarz from Ryan Biggs Associates, PC discussed how engineers can manage the process of special inspections for their projects. One of the key items discussed was the type of paperwork that is required, and how to create the necessary documents. Otto pointed to a few SEA groups that have made documents available…read more →

Creating Title Blocks in Revit Structure 2012

With Revit being used more commonly to create building models, how do you move away from the duplication of having to create drawings in AutoCAD? While sections and elevations can be created in Revit Structure and placed onto a sheet, how are the additional parts of a drawing template created?  In our May 2012 SEU BIM Forum, Betsy Werra addressed…read more →

Congratulations to Trevor Jones of SE University Client CH2M HILL on his Book about Modeling in STAAD.Pro

Trevor Jones, from SE University Client CH2M HILL, recently wrote a book published by the Bentley Institute Press. Analysis and Design of Structures – A Practical Guide to Modeling is a reference guide for engineers using STAAD.Pro in their office. Complete building design examples are included for both steel and concrete, along with information about the ability to integrate STAAD.Pro…read more →

Are You Licensed in NJ? Updates to Continuing Education Requirements

In the ever changing world of continuing education requirements, New Jersey now requires that continuing education hours come from approved or exempt providers, or the individual licensee needs to submit a form and pay $10.00 to get a course approved. For more details please go to http://njconsumeraffairs.gov/pels/ContCompAppForm.pdf. Page 1 is an application form and Page 2 goes into more detail on…read more →

Helpful Tools/Spreadsheets Available to Structural Engineers at No Cost

Most engineers utilize spreadsheets or MathCAD tools to a variable extent to save time with structural engineering calculations.  Frequently these tools are “self-written” or written by someone at their company.  However, many tools have been created by others and we wanted to point out 2 sources for some free tools to help you save time in your various calculations. The…read more →