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                    April, 2013  
WELCOME to Learn, Innovate, Excel!  Our goal with this newsletter is to provide useful information and tips that will help you save time, be more productive, and also reduce risk. This information complements our SE University program, by introducing you to tips on a wide variety of topics affecting structural engineers.
If you have any tips you would like to share as part of a future Learn, Innovate, Excel newsletter, please email Lisa Willard or Brian Quinn


Are you looking for forms that can be used for special inspections on your projects? Our April 2013 SE University session focused on special inspections, and speaker Otto Schwarz provided links for forms that have been created by Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG) to provide a framework for special more 


Have you ever received unexpected results while performing a lateral analysis using rigid diaphragms in structural analysis software? In the December 2012 and February 2013 issues of Structural Engineer magazine, the effects of rigid diaphragms were discussed, including axial load (or lack thereof) in beams, and how the introduction of frames at lower levels affects load distribution.
There are a number of states with license renewals due by September 30th.
Kentucky (June 30th, Last Names A-K)
Louisiana (September 30th, Varies)
Oregon (June 30th, Last Names G-K)
Pennsylvania (September 30th, All Engineers)
Rhode Island (June 30th, Varies)
In addition to the states listed above, there are other states that may require renewal based on your initial date of licensure or other rules for that state. Please check your license information to confirm your renewal dates.  

For more information about license renewal, please visit our Continuing Education Requirements by State page, where you can click on states in which you are licensed to see the license renewal date, as well as the continuing education requirements for that state. If you would like a complete summary of all 50 states, a PDF file is available for download below the map. This option can also be selected if you are viewing the page from a mobile device.

We hope that you find this information beneficial. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Willard.


Our next SE University session will be held on May 8th, when we welcome J. Paul Guyer for a two-hour ethics session focused on a case study of the Kansas City Hyatt Hotel Collapse. This session will be held from 12:30 - 2:30 pm EDT, and will allow most engineers to earn their required Ethics continuing education hours in just one session.
Handouts and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, May 3, 2013.


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Thank you for reading our Learn, Innovate, Excel Newsletter - we hope you found this information useful. If there are any questions we can answer, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email. 

Additionally, if you would be willing to help other structural engineers by sharing tips that you have, please email your tip to [email protected]. If we choose your tip to publish, you will have your choice of a $50 Amazon gift card or a $50 donation sent to the Structural Engineering Association of your choice. 

Your SE University Team

Brian Quinn, P.E.

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Lisa Willard, P.E.

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Linda Benson

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Coming Soon to SE University


May 8, 2013


Engineering Ethics: A Case Study on the Kansas City Hyatt Hotel Collapse


J. Paul Guyer, PE, RA


This session is two hours



May 22, 2013


SEU BIM Forum: Increasing Your Efficiency with Revit Structure


Betsy Werra


This session is one hour



June 12, 2013


Full Scale Shear Wall Tests for Force Transfer Around Openings


Karyn Beebe, PE

APA - The Engineered Wood Association



July 10, 2013


Structural Fire Protection


Kevin LaMalva, PE

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger



August 14, 2013


Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction


Scott Walkowicz, PE

Walkowicz Consulting Engineers, LLC




For updated session descriptions and schedules, visit the SCHEDULE page.