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                      May, 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


Would an innovative way to improve the process of reviewing shop drawings be helpful in your office? Technology exists today to help move the process from a paper review to a model based review, and the feedback from engineers who have implemented these new workflows has been very more 


To help engineers looking for more information on improving their steel shop drawing review processes (model review), SE University has put together a resource page on the LearnWithSEU website. Here you can learn more about the programs that are available for the model review process, and have easy access to a collection of links to articles and recorded sessions on model review. Included on this page is the April 2010 SE University session, during which case studies were presented by engineers using model review.
Please visit our Model Review page today!
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.



On June 12th, we welcome Karyn Beebe to SE University for a session on Force Transfer Around Openings for Wood Shear Walls. This session will look at a joint research project that studied the effects of the sizes of wall openings, and will share test results from the full-scale wall configurations.


Handouts and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, June 7, 2013.


To learn more about subscribing to SE University, please contact Lisa Willard at (805) 482-8436, or by email.


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 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. 

Lisa Willard, P.E. 


Linda Benson 

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Coming Soon to SE University


June 12, 2013


Force Transfer Around Openings for Wood Shear Walls


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.