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
|TIPS FOR CONCRETE DESIGN
If you are designing a building with concrete beams and columns, how do you determine a starting member size, or the amount of reinforcement required? While many engineers will use a spreadsheet or computer program for the final design, what simplified methods can be used to arrive at a preliminary design for a beam or column?
In an article in the April 2013 issue of Structure Magazine, Jerod Johnson, PhD, SE, from Reaveley Engineers + Associates...Read More
|BE SAFE AROUND MASONRY WALLS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
In the August 2013 SE University session, Scott Walkowicz, PE, from Walkowicz Consulting Engineers discussed bracing masonry walls under construction, and provided reasons why it is important for structural engineers to know about masonry bracing. One of the reasons discussed during the session is that it is important for the structural engineer to understand the issues and potential danger when visiting a construction site. During this session, Scott highlighted changes made in the 2012 Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction. Two of the changes include...Read More
|STATES WITH UPCOMING LICENSE RENEWALS
It's not too early to start thinking about license renewals through December 2013 - start earning hours now to avoid the last minute rush (of course, if you find yourself needing last minute hours, we can help with recorded sessions from our SE University Session Archives
States with license renewals before December 1st:
Louisiana (September 30th, Some Engineers)
Pennsylvania (September 30th, All Engineers)
Colorado (October 31st, All Engineers)
Michigan (October 31st, Some Engineers)
Illinois PE (November 30th, All Engineers)
States with license renewals for all engineers on December 31st:
States with license renewals for some engineers on December 31st:
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.
|COMING NEXT MONTH TO SE UNIVERSITY - ROOF DRAINAGE AND PONDING ISSUES
On September 11th, we are excited to have John Lawson, SE, a practicing engineer and professor in the Architectural Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for an SE University session on Roof Drainage.
Many engineers are surprised to learn that the IBC requires the roof structure to be engineered for standing water weight in the vicinity of the drains and scuppers regardless of roof slope. In addition, some low slope roofs also require special attention for water weight and stiffness for safety against ponding issues. With a mixture of overlapping design disciplines between the architect, plumbing consultant and structural engineer, proper roof drainage often falls between the cracks in building design and can lead to catastrophic collapse.
Handouts and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, September 6th.
To learn more about subscribing to SE University, please contact either Lisa Willard at (805) 482-8436 ([email protected]), or Brian Quinn at (616) 546-9420 ([email protected]).
| SE UNIVERSITY - A MODERN STEEL CONSTRUCTION /NASCC HOT PRODUCTS AWARD WINNER!
Thank you to everyone who attended the NASCC in St. Louis this year and voted for SE University in the Hot Products Competition! We are excited to be able to say...Read More
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.
Lisa Willard, P.E.
Coming Soon to SE University
August 28, 2013
SEU BIM Forum: Increasing Your Efficiency With Revit Structure - View Graphics and Visual Styles
This session will be 1 hour
September 11, 2013
ASCE7 Ponding and 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
Business Process & Quality Management
October 23, 2013
SEU BIM Forum: Increasing Your Efficiency With Revit Structure
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
For updated session descriptions and schedules, visit the SCHEDULE page.