Prior Sessions

2010-2018 SE University Core Sessions

2018 SE University Schedule       2017 SE University Schedule        2016 SE University Schedule
2015 SE University Schedule       2014 SE University Schedule       2013 SE University Schedule 
2012 SE University Schedule       2011 SE University Schedule       2010 SE University Schedule

In addition to the yearly schedules above, you can also access the past session information by CATEGORY or DATE. If you are an SE University Client and would like to watch previous sessions, please log in to your SEU Resource Center account, and select the SEU Session Library.

Upcoming SE University Sessions

SE University Core sessions are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Supplemental sessions are provided as noted. All times shown are Eastern time.

Engineering Ethics Update & Miscellany
Feb 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Matthew Rechtien, P.E., Esq., Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Ann Arbor

This SE University session will provide participants with an update on ongoing, newsworthy developments in engineering ethics, furnish perspective on the evolution of engineering ethics rules, and review a case study concerning ASCE’s latest ethics rule update.

Handout and registration emails will be sent to SEU companies on Friday, February 8th.

Avoiding Vibration Issues in your Structure
Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speakers: Ravi Ozarker, P.E., P.Eng. & Geoff Blumber
Hexagon, PPM

It is critical to check for vibration in your structures, as vibration is not just a problem in industrial projects with heavy equipment, but also in commercial and residential projects. In addition to structural failure modes from cyclic loading, there are serviceability failures such as occupant discomfort which must be considered. With modern analysis methods, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, to avoid the high costs associated with most remediation options. This SE University presentation will provide guidelines on avoiding vibration issues by identifying sources of vibration, pointing out code and serviceability limit states, and discussing vibration analysis in depth. The use of software tools will be covered as well, including how to use your preferred analysis software as a virtual lab to better understand how vibrations affect your structure.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this session, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify three types of vibration.
  • Identify two types of vibration sources, and give examples of each.
  • Understand the three methods of vibration remediation and how they affect vibration.

Handouts and registration emails will be sent to SEU companies on Friday, March 8th.

March 2019 SEU BIM Forum
Mar 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Betsy Werra
E.L.Werra Consulting, LLC


Revit has improved the functionality of materials throughout the years by adding a new advanced material library with resolution textures, additional controls, and dramatic quality improvements to give a more realistic look to Revit Structure Models.

In this SEU BIM Forum session, Betsy will review material properties, including how they affect your Revit model elements and views, and demonstrate how to create and manage a material library. She will discuss the process to edit, customize, and organize materials, and show how materials are assigned to elements, as well as how the material affects the look of those elements depending on the set graphic display.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the material properties in Revit 2019
  • Identify how the materials affect the Revit model within various views and graphic displays
  • Explain how to assign materials to various elements within Revit 2019

Handouts and registration emails will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, March 22nd.

Lintels for Masonry Walls
Apr 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Cathleen Jacinto, SE, PE, FORSE Consulting

This SE University session will illustrate the actual behavior and load distribution of a lintel within a wall, to help engineers understand how to design this common element more effectively and efficiently. The session will include information on lintel design including the basics of arch analysis, code requirements specific to lintels, design criteria, and the various options in selecting lintels in masonry walls, and will outline specific assumptions that impact masonry walls and lintels, such as masonry strength and control joint locations.

During this SE University session, attendees will explore how the design of masonry lintels can add significant structural and architectural benefit to the wall that contractors and owners will welcome for crack and corrosion prevention. This presentation will focus on sharing practical design tips, including information on software tools that can be used to more accurately design lintels, and a more in-depth understanding of the behavior of this commonly used structural element, prevalent in many structures today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Build knowledge on fundamental features of lintels for masonry walls.
  • Acquire insights on the behavior and load distribution of lintels and masonry walls with openings.
  • Discover the advantages of modeling masonry walls with finite elements.
  • Comprehend practical design tips to achieve high performance masonry lintels.

The Registration email will be sent to SEU Companies on Friday April 5th. The Handouts will be sent by Tuesday, April 9th.

Built-Up Member Design (Cold-Formed Steel)
May 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Roger A. LaBoube, PhD, PE

Handout and registration emails will be sent to SEU Companies on May 3, 2019

2018 National Design Specification (NDS) Changes
Jun 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lori Koch, PE
American Wood Council

Session Registration and Handout information will be sent on June 7, 2019

Tilt-Up Structures (Session Title TBD)
Jul 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: John Lawson, SE, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Handouts and registration emails will be sent to SEU companies on July 5, 2019.

Welding/Design Guide 21
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Duane Miller, PE
The Lincoln Electric Company

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, August 9th.