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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.
Megan Stringer, PE, SE
Gina Kope, PE
Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, October 9th.
Embodied carbon has recently become a major topic of conversation within the A/E/C industry, as roughly 40% of total anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions to the environment comes from building construction and building use. Embodied carbon, which includes emissions from building materials and construction, makes up over 25% of this total. Structural engineers therefore have a vital role to play in reducing the environmental impact of the built environment, as the design decisions we make directly impact these emissions.
In January 2020, the first U.S. Low Carbon Concrete Code was adopted in Marin County, California, and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE is currently developing a structural engineering commitment program, SE 2050, in response to the Carbon Leadership Forum’s challenge to the structural engineering profession to “understand, reduce, and ultimately eliminate embodied carbon in their projects by 2050.”
This presentation will discuss what embodied carbon is, how it is measured, and strategies to reduce it. It will explore advances the structural engineering profession is making toward net zero embodied carbon structures, discuss how structural engineers can make wiser design choices to reduce emissions, and educate structural engineers on how to specify more sustainable structural materials. It will also describe the upcoming Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program (SE2050) being launched by SEI.
- Explore a building’s impact on the environment.
- Determine what embodied carbon is and how it can be measured.
- Discover Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) techniques and LCA tools available for structural engineers.
- Understand the role structural engineers have in reducing the embodied carbon of the built environment.
- Uncover multiple strategies for reducing the embodied carbon of the built environment.
Speaker: Betsy Werra
Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, October 23.
Mark D. Denavit, PhD, PE
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Requirements for rain loads and ponding on open web steel joist roofs are spread across many documents, including the SJI Specifications, ASCE 7, the International Building Code, AISC Specification, and more. A key requirement from ASCE 7 is that bays of roofs that are susceptible to ponding shall be investigated by structural analysis to ensure that they possess adequate stiffness to preclude progressive deflection (i.e., instability) and adequate strength to resist the additional ponding load. The direct analysis method for ponding, described in SJI Technical Digest 3, is a new method for performing such an investigation.
This SE University session will review requirements for rain loads and ponding on open web steel joist roofs, and show how the recently improved SJI Roof Bay Analysis Tool helps to meet those requirements. This tool uses the direct analysis method for ponding, allowing engineers to easily perform these necessary analyses while also identifying the most economical roof bay configuration. Several examples will be presented with comparisons to traditional methods of assessment defined within the AISC Specification.
- Recall the main roof ponding requirements from design standards
- Describe the limitations of the method of ponding analysis given in Appendix 2 of the AISC Specification
- Investigate the stability of simple roof systems for ponding using the SJI Roof Bay Analysis Tool
- Identify the main factors influencing the ponding stability of open web steel joist roofs
Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, November 6th.
Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, December 4th.
Speaker: Kim Olson, PE
Steel Tube Institute
Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, January 8th.
Speaker: Matthew Rechtien, PE, Esq
Walter P. Moore
Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, February 5th.