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                      June, 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


When performing ACI 318 Appendix D Design for concrete anchors, many engineers turn to the software that is made available by the product manufacturers. If you have used multiple programs for Anchor Design, you may have had questions about the capabilities and methods for each program. In an article in Structure Magazine in April 2013, Marshall Carman from Steven Schaefer Associates (now known as Schaefer) compares five software programs for Anchor Design (both proprietary manufacturer software and third party software), along with two additional programs for base plates...Read More 


Have you run into challenges while trying to coordinate your Revit Structure model with models from other disciplines? In our most recent article in Structural Engineer Magazine, Betsy Werra from the SEU BIM Forum sessions writes about specific tools in Revit Structure that can be used to facilitate coordination. Some of the tools included in this article are the different Coordinate Systems available in Revit (project coordinates and shared coordinates) ...Read More
As summer begins, we'd like to congratulate the participants in the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition, and wish good luck to all the teams that will be competing in the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. 
ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) 
Congratulations to the team from UC Berkeley for their second consecutive year as champions at the 2013 ASCE/AISC NSSBC...Read More
States with license renewals due by June 30th - If you are licensed in the states below, and require any hours in order to renew your license, please contact Lisa Willard; we can help with recorded sessions from our SE University Session Archives:

Kentucky (June 30th, Last Names A-K)
Oregon (June 30th, Last Names G-K)
Rhode Island (June 30th, Varies) 

States with license renewals due by September 30th:

Louisiana (September 30th, Varies)
Pennsylvania (September 30th, All Engineers)
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 July 10th, we look forward to a great presentation by Kevin LaMalva of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. Kevin will be presenting a session on Structural Fire Protection to our SE University group. 


It is important that buildings resist the effects of fire for life safety and property protection purposes. This session will examine the current practice of structural fire protection, and will cover relevant code requirements, testing standards, and proper specification of structural fire protection. Additionally, performance-based methods for protecting structures from fire exposure will be introduced.


Handouts and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, July 5th.


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 [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. 

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Lisa Willard, P.E.

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Coming Soon to SE University


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



August 28, 2013


SEU BIM Forum: Improving Your Efficiency With Revit Structure


Betsy Werra

Werra Consulting


This session will be 1 hour



September 11, 2013


Roof Drainage: Not my Problem...Maybe


John Lawson, SE

Cal Poly, SLO


This session will be 1 hour



October 9, 2013


Improving Your Writing Skills as a Structural Engineer


Janel Miller

Business Process & Quality Management



October 23, 2013


SEU BIM Forum: Improving Your Productivity With Revit Structure


Betsy Werra

Werra Consulting 


This session will be 1 hour



November 13, 2013


Seismic Design of Buildings Applied to Industrial and Power Structures


Tom Heausler, PE, SE

Heausler Structural Engineers



December 11, 2013


Design of Maintenance Access and Fall Protection Systems for New/Existing Buildings


Kelly Streeter, PE

Vertical Access




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