Schedule

Prior Sessions

2010-2019 SE University Core Sessions

2019 SE University Schedule
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.

Jul
8
Wed
What Your Fabricator Wishes You Knew About HSS
Jul 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Kim Olson, PE
Steel Tube Institute

There is a common misconception that structures using hollow structural sections (HSS) are more expensive than those comprised primarily of open sections.   The truth of the matter is that it is in the fabrication of HSS where costs can creep up, far more than the cost of the actual steel itself. So proper HSS member design and connections have a significant influence on the total fabricated cost of a structure. The Steel Tube Institute (STI) went directly to fabricators to learn how to reduce the costs of HSS fabrication and connections. This presentation is designed to share those insights, helping engineers learn what fabricators wish they knew about HSS.

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Monday, July 6th (due to the July 4th holiday).

 

 

Aug
12
Wed
Seven Deadly Email Sins
Aug 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Jamie Piercy
PCIA

Emails are part of the oxygen of our daily professional lives. They are a primary path of communication and we use them to get things done. Yet, given the litigious nature of our world, it is critical to treat this common form of communication with the attention it needs, and think very carefully about what we write and why we write it. This SE University session will present examples of self-implicating and subsequently weaponized emails and guidelines for writing appropriate, shorter, clearer messages.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the best practices for writing well-crafted emails that are clear, concise, and actionable
  • Examine and edit cited emails, identifying inappropriate text and discussing alternative language or alternative methods of communication
  • Recognize and comprehend email communication that could create a misunderstanding, exacerbate an issue, or implicate the sender in a claim
  • Use litmus test questions to evaluate emails before sending them; and to assess the need to send or further revise an email message with additional recommended preemptive actions

 

Handout and Registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, August 7th.

Aug
26
Wed
SEU BIM Forum: Tips & Tricks in Revit Structure – Beams And Braces in Revit Structure
Aug 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Betsy Werra
E.L.Werra Consulting

This SEU BIM Forum session will demonstrate various ways to create and add different types of parametric beams and braces using the structural framing families. During the session, Betsy Werra will show the beam, beam system, and brace tools for placing these types of elements. She will cover editing profiles, updating parametric properties, and changing symbolic representation for structural framing elements, as well as displaying various information for all beam/brace framing tags. This session will delve deep into the family editor for customizing structural framing families, so it will be important for attendees to have some knowledge about families such as reference planes, reference lines, formulas, form creation, and the creation of parameters.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the difference between adding a beam and a brace element to a Revit model.
  • Understand how to edit/change structural framing members by using the beam/brace properties, family editor and modification options.
  • Identify how to display the symbolic representation and tag information for beams and braces.

 

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, August 21st.

Sep
9
Wed
Concrete Mix Design
Sep 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Otto Schwarz, PE, SE
Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis

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

Session Description:

Concrete Mix Design for the Practicing Engineer provides a general overview of the basics of concrete hydration, and the parameters of concrete mix design effecting durability, strength, serviceability, and workability. The ACI 318 and 301 code requirements for concrete mix strength verification and durability are then reviewed as they relate to the various concrete mix components.  This information is then combined to provide qualitative predictive tools and “Rules of Thumb” for review of concrete mix designs and estimation of concrete material strength and durability.

Learning Objectives:

Upon attending this session, viewers will be able to:
  • Understand the composition and curing of structural concrete (qualitatively).
  • Learn the function and roles of pozzolans / supplementary cementitious materials, as well as admixtures.
  • Learn what to look for in a Concrete Mix Design Review.
  • Qualitatively predict the relative behavior of a concrete mix design.
Oct
14
Wed
Sustaining Structures: Embodied Carbon
Oct 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speakers:
Megan Stringer, PE, SE
Gina Kope, PE
Holmes Structures

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

Session Description:

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.
Oct
28
Wed
SEU BIM Forum: Tips & Tricks in Revit Structure – What’s New in Revit 2021
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Betsy Werra
E.L.Werra Consulting

 

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, October 23.

Nov
11
Wed
New Methods for Ponding Analysis of Open Web Steel Joist Roofs
Nov 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Mark D. Denavit, PhD, PE
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Session Description

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.

 

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Dec
9
Wed
Steel Deck Design for Concentrated and Non-Uniform Loading
Dec 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Mike Antici
Nucor / Steel Deck Institute

 

Steel floor and roof deck manufacturers publish load tables for uniform loads, but what if the loads that are on your project are not uniform? Designers frequently face concentrated loads caused by rack systems, forklifts, scissor lifts, mechanical equipment, RTUs, and other dead, live, or construction loads.

This SE University session will expand upon current ANSI-SDI and ACI specifications for analysis of multiple concentrated or unbalanced load groups on steel roof and floor decks. During the session, Mike Antici of Nucor / SDI will present design methodology for non-uniform loading with examples, discuss rational analysis, and review existing design handbooks.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize load distribution, and develop “simple” load diagrams.
  • Understand the limit states for slab design under concentrated loads.
  • Review current and new SDI design approaches for concentrated loads.
  • Understand example problems for design with concentrated loads.

 

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

Jan
12
Tue
Navigating AISC 360-16 HSS Connection Design
Jan 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Date change due to speaker availability – Session will also be rebroadcast on January 13th

Speaker: Kim Olson, PE
Steel Tube Institute

AISC 360, Chapter K underwent a significant change in the 2016 Specification. This presentation will provide the background for the changes and an overview of the updates, as well as illustrate that the differences are not as extreme as they appear at first glance. During the presentation, Kim Olson of Nucor will review the Limit State Tables developed by the Steel Tube Institute as a “roadmap” for navigating the new specification. Several design examples, including a shear connection, truss connection, and moment connection, will be presented, to illustrate differences between AISC 360-10 and AISC 360-16 in HSS connection design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how the prescriptive nature of Chapter K has been changed to more closely match the rest of the AISC 360-16 specification.
  • Understand the reasons behind the changes to limits of applicability and variables in AISC 360-16 Chapter K.
  • Use the equations for connecting to the web of a WF member (from Chapter J) to derive similar equations for connecting to a rectangular HSS.

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, January 8th.

 

 

Jan
13
Wed
Navigating AISC 360-16 HSS Connection Design (Rebroadcast)
Jan 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The handout email for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, January 8th. The registration email will be sent on Tuesday, January 12th.

Speaker: Kim Olson, PE
Steel Tube Institute

AISC 360, Chapter K underwent a significant change in the 2016 Specification. This presentation will provide the background for the changes and an overview of the updates, as well as illustrate that the differences are not as extreme as they appear at first glance. During the presentation, Kim Olson of Nucor will review the Limit State Tables developed by the Steel Tube Institute as a “roadmap” for navigating the new specification. Several design examples, including a shear connection, truss connection, and moment connection, will be presented, to illustrate differences between AISC 360-10 and AISC 360-16 in HSS connection design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how the prescriptive nature of Chapter K has been changed to more closely match the rest of the AISC 360-16 specification.
  • Understand the reasons behind the changes to limits of applicability and variables in AISC 360-16 Chapter K.
  • Use the equations for connecting to the web of a WF member (from Chapter J) to derive similar equations for connecting to a rectangular HSS.