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.

Feb
13
Wed
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.

Mar
13
Wed
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.

Mar
27
Wed
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.

Apr
10
Wed
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.

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

Speaker: Roger A. LaBoube, PhD, PE

Built-up members are common framing members such as boundary studs, trimmer joists, stud packs, and headers. This SE University session will review the applicable AISI S100 and S240 design provisions for built-up compression members and built-up flexural members, and the various design requirements and limit states applicable for creating a cold-formed steel built-up member will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the applicable cold-formed steel design standards for framing members vs. other cold-formed steel applications.
  • Identify economical design solutions for cold-formed steel stud packs.
  • Develop the ability to design a built-up box-beam that is not specifically enabled by the current cold-formed steel design standards.

 

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

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.