Schedule

Prior Sessions

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.

Aug
22
Wed
Challenges of Proposed Requirements for Mitigating Thermal Bridges in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1
Aug 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speaker: Martha G. VanGeem, PE

ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 90.1 — which is responsible for continuous maintenance of ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy of Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings — is releasing addendum av on mitigating thermal bridges for public review. This proposed addition to the standard will change how almost every building will be built, impacting all U.S. states except seven (LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, FL, and Hawaii). Addendum av restricts how concrete, steel, and wood components — such as floor slabs, shelf angles, balconies, overhangs, fins, parapets, exposed columns, projections, and penetrations — can be detailed and built. This will also affect the amount of insulation in walls and roofs.

Mitigating thermal bridges is a known methodology of saving energy. There is concern with this specific addendum, however, because this 28-page public review draft is complicated and these provisions have not been tried on any real projects in any U.S. jurisdiction. Because ASHRAE 90.1 serves as the basis for minimum energy savings required by federal law for all states, and a compliance path for the International Energy Conservation Code, it is important to ensure the provisions are technically sound, practical, and cost effective before incorporation into the code. ASHRAE 90.1 serves as the basis for minimum energy savings required by federal law for all states, and a compliance path for the International Energy Conservation Code.

Input is needed from practicing engineers, architects, and contractors during the public review to ensure that these requirements are technically sound, practical, and cost effective. The public review period on addendum av is scheduled for Aug. 3 through Sept. 17. Instructions for submitting comments are available at https://www.ashrae.org/PCToolkit/OCD. Membership in ASHRAE is not required; an ASHRAE account can be created when logging in. Comments are welcome on the addendum as a whole, specific sections, or specific wording.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the climate zones or areas of the United States and Canada where the criteria would apply.
  • Identify the main construction element at the roof/wall intersection that is a thermal bridge of concern and how it would comply with the criteria.
  • Identify the ways that balconies and shelf angles would comply with the criteria.

 

Handouts and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, August 17th.

Oct
24
Wed
SEU BIM Forum: Tips & Tricks in Revit Structure (Topic TBD)
Oct 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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

 

Handouts and registration emails will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, October 19th.