Schedule

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.

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

Lori Koch, PE
American Wood Council

Session Description:

This SE University presentation will provide an overview of the significant changes for wood design per AWC’s National Design Specification® (NDS) for Wood Construction. The 2018 NDS is referenced in the 2018 International Building Code and 2018 International Residential Code and used to design wood structures worldwide. The 2018 NDS references ASCE/SEI Standard 7-16 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures which includes increased wind loads. Participants will learn about changes in the 2018 NDS to address increased wind loads and gain an overview of the standard. A brief introduction to tall mass timber structures will also be included, with information on the new construction types adopted for the 2021 International Building Code (IBC).
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify changes in the 2018 NDS.
  • Identify wind load increases in ASCE 7-16 that affect wood design and construction.
  • Identify new fastener provisions developed to address increased wind loads.

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

Jun
19
Wed
SEU BIM Forum: Revit for Structural Engineers Part I – Navigating in Revit Structure
Jun 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Betsy Werra

E.L.Werra Consulting, LLC

 

This SEU BIM Forum session is the first in a 3-part series that is meant for structural engineers and managers who use Revit Structure for viewing/printing purposes, and are not as familiar with modeling in the program. This session will focus on the basics of how to navigate within Revit Structure.
During the session Betsy will focus on a number of items, including the difference between accessing a file in Revit vs. the Revit Viewer, tips and tricks for opening a view from an existing view, and other topics related to navigating and viewing.
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the difference between the Revit Viewer application and a licensed Revit application.
  • Understand the User Interface in Revit 2019.
  • Identify how to navigate throughout a Revit 2019 project file.
Jul
10
Wed
Engineering Tilt-up: Design provisions born from past experiences
Jul 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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

The design of tilt-up concrete wall panels is largely based on past experimental observations, and the design of their anchorage to the roof is largely based on past failure observations. These observations have been pivotal in developing rational design requirements, and often these observations have had surprising outcomes. Without understanding the past, design engineers are at risk of repeating previous failures. Whether designing small or big-box retail or large e-commerce warehouses, designing wood roof systems in the west or steel deck systems in the east, tilt-up construction is very popular throughout the United States, yet is the least understood of common building types. During this SE University session, John Lawson, PE, SE, from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, will educate engineers on the current design provisions for tilt-up concrete walls and their proper anchorage, and more importantly, show how these provisions are linked to the past.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize past failures and how they impact current design practices.
  • Understand the implementation of current slender wall provisions.
  • Evaluate the wall anchorage forces and their transfer into the diaphragm.
  • Understand anchorage issues for both steel and wood deck roofs.
  • Classify the shear walls for design.

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

Jul
24
Wed
SEU BIM Forum: Revit for Structural Engineers Part II – Graphics Displays, Views & Sheets in Revit 2019
Jul 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Betsy Werra

E.L.Werra Consulting, LLC

This SEU BIM Forum session is the second in a 3-part series that is meant for structural engineers and managers who use Revit Structure for viewing/printing purposes and are not as familiar with modeling in the program. This session will focus on the basics of the graphic displays within Revit Structure.

During the session Betsy will focus on a number of items including using 2D and 3D components, explaining the types of families used in Revit, displaying of symbols and annotation, and showing various areas of the Revit Structure model within views and sheets.   A variety of other topics related to graphic display settings will also be presented.

 

Session Registration and Handout information will be sent on July 19, 2019

Aug
14
Wed
Introducing Design Guide 21: Welded Connections (Second Edition)
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Duane Miller, PE
The Lincoln Electric Company

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Design Guide 21, Welded Connections – A Primer for Engineers, was updated as a second edition in 2017. This SE University webinar will be presented by the author of the Design Guide, Duane Miller, PE, and will focus on the new materials that were included in the updated publication.
The latest edition of the Design Guide has greatly expanded coverage on Special Welding Applications, and Problems and Fixes. The webinar will cover new material that was not in the first edition, including the special applications of welding on embed plates, butter welding, heat shrinking, and welding on members to be hot dipped galvanized. In the Problems and Fixes portion, practical solutions to unexpected situations will be discussed, including repair of cut edges, out-of-tolerance weld joints, repair of mill induced discontinuities, welds made without inspection, and more.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand unique requirements for special welding applications.
  • Understand the approach used in AWS D1.1 to address unusual situations, and the role of the EOR.
  • Understand potential solutions to frequently encountered problems associated with welded construction.

 

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

Aug
28
Wed
SEU BIM Forum: Revit for Structural Engineers Part III – Visibility Settings & Printing in Revit 2019
Aug 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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

This SEU BIM Forum session is the third in a 3-part series that is meant for structural engineers and managers who use Revit Structure for viewing/printing purposes and are not as familiar with modeling in the program. This session will focus on the basics of the visibility displays within Revit Structure.

During the session, Betsy will focus on a number of items including viewing linked Revit files, explaining the visibility of worksets, phases, families, parameters, view ranges, crop regions, and visibility overrides.  A variety of other topics related to the view control bar settings, Revit visibility hierarchy, and printing dialog box settings will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize why something is not being shown within the current Revit view.
  • Understand how to display or not display various elements in Revit.
  • Identify how to setup views and sheets for printing purposes.

Session Registration and Handout information will be sent on August 23, 2019

Sep
11
Wed
Changes to the Seismic Design of Steel Structures
Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Jim O. Malley, SE
Degenkolb Engineers

 

On January 14, 1994, a M6.7 earthquake hit Southern California causing over $10 billion of damage. One of the most unexpected types of structural damage from the Northridge earthquake occurred in steel moment resisting frames, which prior to the earthquake had been considered one of the best seismic systems by many practicing structural engineers. Damage to over 100 such buildings created great concern in the structural engineering community, leading to a six-year, $10 million dollar FEMA funded research and development effort known as the SAC Steel Project.

SAC was a joint venture of the Structural Engineers Association of California, the Applied Technology Council, and the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, and the project’s investigations led to the development of a series of guidelines documents for use by practicing structural engineers. Many of the recommendations were incorporated into the AISC Seismic Provisions, and are now required for projects in the U.S. and widely used in many other countries throughout the world. These changes are based on a consistent methodology intended to result in excellent seismic performance of steel structures.

This SE University presentation will focus on the damage caused by the Northridge Earthquake, the response by the SAC Steel Project, and the changes to practice that have resulted.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the damage caused to steel moment frames by the 1994 Northridge earthquake led to major changes to seismic design of steel structures.
  • Realize that the basis for the overall design philosophy is rooted in developing a target inelastic mechanism with designated ductile structural fuses that dissipate the major of the earthquake’s energy.
  • Understand how design requirements for the various structural systems are designated to meet the seismic design philosophy.

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, September 6th.

Oct
9
Wed
Retrofitting of Existing Buildings with Steel Joists
Oct 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speakers:

Bruce Brothersen, PE, SE
Nucor

and

Walter Worthley, PE, SE
Valley Joist

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, October 4th.

Session Description:

Evaluation and modification of joists may be required for many reasons: building renovations, field deviations, additional loads, and more. SJI’s Technical Digest No. 12 “Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders” addresses how to evaluate existing joists and Joist Girders for changes to the original loads and then how to modify the joists and Joist Girders to adequately carry the required loading.

This SE University session will review information from the technical digest, with examples of joists needing to be retrofitted. The discussion will then move to methods and examples evaluating existing open web steel joists and Joist Girders for revised loading conditions. Finally, common options will be presented for modifying these joists and Joist Girders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Show an example of joists that can be retrofitted and an example where joists should not be retrofitted.
  • Identify the key characteristics of in place joists.
  • Demonstrate how to determine who the original manufacturer was and whether they can provide any additional documentation.
  • Show how to verify the original design loads and evaluate the joist for the new loads.
  • Give several methods and practices to modify existing joists to increase the load carrying capacity.
  • Provide details that are commonly used to increase the load carrying capacity of a joist component.
Oct
23
Wed
SEU BIM Forum: Tips & Tricks in Revit Structure – What’s New in Revit 2020
Oct 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Betsy Werra
E.L.Werra Consulting

Handouts and registration emails will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, October 18th.

Session Description:

This SEU BIM Forum session will include a demonstration of features in Autodesk Revit 2020 software, including the 2020.1 update install. During the session, Betsy Werra will be exploring the latest development of Revit enhanced tools for structural engineers and designers. This session will cover the new Core features including new tools and enhancements that help generate consistent, coordinated, and complete model-based building designs and documentation, as well as the structural improvements for Steel Design, Concrete Rebar Detailing and the Structural Precast Extension in Revit 2020.
Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the new enhancements in Revit 2020 & Revit 2020.1.
  • Identify how the Revit Core enhancements can be implemented in an everyday workflow.
  • Identify improvements for rebar, precast, and steel design in Revit 2020.
Nov
20
Wed
Wind Loads on Non-Building Structures
Nov 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Emily Guglielmo, SE
Martin/Martin

This session is one week later than normal due to the 2019 Structural Engineering Summit.

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, November 15th.

Session Description:

This SE University session will focus on wind loads on non-building structures, including equipment, walls, signs, and towers. During the session, Emily Guglielmo, SE, from Martin/Martin, will discuss ASCE 7 wind load provisions for non-building structures and how to correctly apply them through examples. An in-depth exploration for engineering commonly encountered situations that are not directly addressed in the code will follow. Sample topics include wind loads on:

  • Rooftop equipment (Horizontal and vertical components)
  • Rooftop equipment on buildings less than 60 feet and over 60 feet
  • Rooftop screenwalls
  • Signs
  • Canopies
  • Tall parapets
  • Solar PV
  • Wind loads on towers, tanks and open structures

Learning Objectives:

  • Become more familiar with the ASCE 7 wind provisions for non-building structures.
  • Recognize wind loads on non-building structures not specifically addressed in the code.
  • Obtain tools to help address these topics in engineering designs.