SE University/SE Solutions News

“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 →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

In May 2019, SE University welcomed Roger LaBoube, PhD, PE, from Missouri University of Science and Technology, to present Built-Up Member Design (Cold-Formed Steel).  Roger designated the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (https://www.lls.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Roger shared: “On June 7, 2003, our daughter Jennifer married Russ. The wedding was a wonderful family event and…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: James Mirabal, P.E. Endowed Scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin

In March 2019, SE University welcomed Geoff Blumber and Ravi Ozarker, PE, P.Eng.,  from Hexagon PPM, to present Avoiding Vibration Issues in Your Structure.  Geoff designated the James Mirabal, P.E. Endowed Scholarship in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (https://endowments.giving.utexas.edu/james-mirabal-p-e-endowed-scholarship-in-civil-architectural-and-environmental-engineering/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Geoff shared: “During my time at…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: David and Maxine Fowler Endowed Excellence Fund at the University of Texas at Austin

In February 2019, SE University welcomed back Matthew Rechtien, PE, Esq., Senior Assistant City Attorney with the City of Ann Arbor, to present Engineering Ethics Update and Miscellany. In 2017 and 2018, he designated the David and Maxine Fowler Endowed Excellence Fund at the University of Texas at Austin (http://www.caee.utexas.edu/alumni/gift/opportunites) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month, and he has chosen to…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: The Alzheimer’s Association

In January 2019, SE University welcomed Brad Fletcher, SE, from Atlas Tube, to present HSS Truss Connections: The Ts, Ks, and Ys of It All.  Brad designated the Alzheimer’s Association (https://www.alz.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Brad shared that he chose this organization because “My Dad had Alzheimer’s and my mom had dementia so I have firsthand knowledge on how…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Providence General Foundation

In December 2018, SE University welcomed John Hooper, PE, SE, from Magnusson Klemencic Associates, to present Updates to the Seismic Provisions in ASCE 7-16. John designated the Providence General Foundation in Everett, Washington (https://washington.providence.org/donate/providence-general-foundation) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. John shared that he chose this organization because “It’s a healthcare-related foundation I’ve been involved with for…read more →