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Statement of Special Inspections

For certain structural projects, special inspections are required by the code to ensure a high quality of construction. However, which elements require special inspections? How often are the inspections required and who is responsible for ensuring the are completed at the appropriate time during construction. In the July 2018 SE University session, Dave K. Adams, SE, from BWE, presented Project…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Purdue University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and University of Texas at Austin

In August 2018, SE University welcomed Donald Meinheit, PhD, PE, SE, from Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., to present Behavior and Design of Anchors in Concrete. Don has chosen to split his donation between Purdue University Lyles School of Civil Engineering Undergraduate Structures Laboratory – Hampton Hall Renovations (https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE), University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign Civil and Environmental Engineering Trust Fund (https://cee.illinois.edu/give/cee-trust), and the…read more →

Input Needed on Proposed Requirements for Thermal Bridges in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1

On August 22, 1018, Martha Van Geem, PE, Independent Consultant, presented Challenges of Proposed Requirements in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 as a supplemental session for SE University.  Martha reviewed the proposed requirements being considered by ASHRAE in Addendum av and areas of the country which could be affected by the changes. ASHRAE is seeking input on these proposed changes from practicing…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: UCSD Undergraduate Student Scholarships Fund

In July 2018, SE University welcomed back Dave Adams, SE, from BWE, to present Project Quality and Inspection Requirements. In 2016, he designated the University of California at San Diego Undergraduate Student Scholarships Fund (https://giveto.ucsd.edu/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month, and he has chosen to do the same in 2018. Dave chose UCSD Undergraduate Student Scholarships Fund for his…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Habitat for Humanity of Collin County

In June 2018, SE University welcomed Keith Cullum, PE, with Simpson StrongTie, to present Steel Deck Diaphragm Attachment. He has chosen Habitat for Humanity of Collin County (https://habitatcollincounty.org) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. A proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity for more than two decades, Simpson Strong-Tie has been a national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity International since…read more →

“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 →