SE University/SE Solutions News

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Bridges to Prosperity

In November 2019, SE University welcomed Emily Guglielmo, SE, from Martin/Martin, to present Wind Loads on Non-Building Structures.  In 2015, Emily designated Bridges to Prosperity (https://bridgestoprosperity.org/) for our SEU Speaker Inspires donation for the month, and she has chosen to do the same in 2019. Emily said this about her choice, “Bridges to Prosperity believes that every person has a right…read more →

SE Solutions Provides Scholarships to 3 MSCE Structures Students from Purdue University (2019)

SE Solutions was pleased to recently present scholarships to three Purdue University Structures students to help defray the cost of their education. Harsh Bohra, Corey Beck, and Michael Walz were the recipients of the awards. This is the eighth year that SE Solutions has offered the scholarships. Harsh Bohra, received his bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: City of Hope

In October 2019, SE University welcomed Bruce Brothersen, PE, SE, from Vulcraft, and Walter Worthley, PE, SE, from Valley Joist, to present Retrofitting of Existing Buildings with Steel Joists.  Bruce designated City of Hope (https://www.cityofhope.org) for one of the SEU Speaker Inspires donations for this month. Bruce shared: “Engineering is all about making the world better. Engineers are not alone…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

In October 2019, SE University welcomed Bruce Brothersen, PE, SE, from Vulcraft, and Walter Worthley, PE, SE, from Valley Joist, to present Retrofitting of Existing Buildings with Steel Joists.  Walt designated St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/) for one of the SEU Speaker Inspires donations for this month. Walt shared: “The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continues to provide exceptional…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: EERI Learning from Earthquakes (LFE) Endowment Campaign Fund

In September 2019, SE University welcomed James O. Malley, SE, from Degenkolb Engineers, to present Changes to the Seismic Design of Steel Structures.  Jim designated the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Learning from Earthquakes (LFE) Endowment Campaign Fund (http://www.learningfromearthquakes.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Jim shared: “I selected this fund because EERI’s LFE program made a…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: The City Mission – Cleveland

In August 2019, Duane Miller, PE, from the Lincoln Electric Company, presented Introducing Design Guide 21: Welded Connections (Second Edition). Duane previously nominated The City Mission in Cleveland (https://www.thecitymission.org) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month when he spoke for SE University in 2017, and he has chosen to do the same in 2019. Duane shared why he…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

In July 2019, SE University welcomed John Lawson, PE, SE, from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, to present Engineering Tilt-Up: Design Provisions Born from Past Experience.  John designated The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obsipo County (www.lcslo.org) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. John shared that he made this selection because: “I love this local organization…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Richmond SPCA

In June 2019, SE University welcomed Lori Koch, PE, from American Wood Council, to present 2018 National Design Specification (NDS) Changes.  Lori designated the Richmond SPCA (https://richmondspca.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Lori shared that she chose this organization because: “They are a great local no kill shelter here in Richmond where I live and they…read more →

Higher Block Strength – Lower Costs

What do you use as your default design strength for masonry?  Have you checked with local suppliers to see what is commonly available?  Masonry strengths can vary widely, but new findings show the design strengths may be higher than what engineers typically assume. In the April 2019 SE University session, Cathleen Jacinto presented Lintels for Masonry Walls.  Cathleen reviewed the…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Children’s Hospital of Orange County

In April 2019, SE University welcomed Cathleen Jacinto, PE, SE, from FORSE Consulting to present Lintels for Masonry Walls.  Cathleen designated the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (https://www.choc.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Cathleen shared that she chose this organization because: “Children’s Hospital of Orange County is an amazing organization that has changed the lives of…read more →