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Using the UL Directory to find Fire Resistance Rated Assemblies

Our recent SE University session by Kevin LaMalva, PE from Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (www.sgh.com) provided some interesting information for structural engineers about structural fire protection.  As Kevin discussed, the vast majority of structures in the U.S. are designed to resist fire exposure according to prescriptive methods in the building codes in which the designer selects qualified fire resistance rated…read more →

A Comparison of Software for Anchor Design

When performing ACI 318 Appendix D Design for concrete anchors, many engineers turn to the software that is made available by the product manufacturers. If you have used multiple programs for Anchor Design, you may have had questions about the capabilities and methods for each program. In an article in Structure Magazine in April 2013, Marshall Carman from Steven Schaefer…read more →

A Comparison of Software for Anchor Design

When performing ACI 318 Appendix D Design for concrete anchors, many engineers turn to the software that is made available by the product manufacturers. If you have used multiple programs for Anchor Design, you may have had questions about the capabilities and methods for each program. In an article in Structure Magazine in April 2013, Marshall Carman from Steven Schaefer…read more →

Coordinate Your Revit Structure Project with Other Disciplines

Have you run into challenges while trying to coordinate your Revit Structure model with models from other disciplines? In our most recent article in Structural Engineer Magazine, Betsy Werra from the SEU BIM Forum sessions writes about specific tools in Revit Structure that can be used to facilitate coordination with a Revit Architecture or Revit MEP model. This article explains…read more →

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 →