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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.
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.
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.
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
Speaker: Duane Miller, PE
The Lincoln Electric Company
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.
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.
- 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
Speaker: Jim O. Malley, SE
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.
- 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.
Bruce Brothersen, PE, SE
Walter Worthley, PE, SE
Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, October 4th.
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.
- 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.
Speaker: Betsy Werra
Handouts and registration emails will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, October 18th.
- 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.
Speaker: Emily Guglielmo, SE
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.
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
- Tall parapets
- Solar PV
- Wind loads on towers, tanks and open structures
- 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.
Speaker: Anthony Fasano, PE
Engineering Management Institute
This session will be one hour. NY PDH will NOT be provided for this session.
If you ask anyone how to be a successful engineer or a top engineering manager, they would tell you that you would need good communication skills. However, they will rarely tell you how to develop them. In this session, you will learn practical strategies that can be used on a daily basis to incrementally improve your communication skills and subsequently your ability to communicate with others. Implementing these strategies will put you on the fast track to becoming a top engineering manager because you will be in the small percentage of engineering professionals who can communicate effectively on a regular basis.
If you follow the strategies provided in this session, this one session alone can have a massively positive impact on your engineering career and life.
• Communicate effectively with team members
• Say things in a way that will help you get the responses you are seeking
• Listen more effectively (the key to communication)
• Be responsive so people want to communicate with you
• Apply strategies to effectively collaborate with your team members
Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, December 6th.
Speaker: Doug Allen, P.E.
Delegated design is becoming more and more commonplace as demands in the design world continue to increase, but it undoubtedly can add complexity and blurred lines of responsibility to a project. This SE University session will take a look at three components of project management: design, collaboration, and implementation, examining their interdependencies and potential consequences if not managed effectively.
Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Tuesday, January 7th.