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
|"RESTRAINED OR UNRESTRAINED?" - AISC & AISI FUND UL TEST FOR FIRE RESISTANCE OF UNRESTRAINED ASSEMBLIES
As a follow up to our July 24, 2013 blog post, and our July 10, 2013 SE University session on Structural Fire Protection, we wanted to bring to your attention a recently published article that looks at unrestrained steel assemblies and beams.
"Restrained or Unrestrained?", an article in the September 2013 issue of Modern Steel Construction, was written by AISC Vice President and Chief Structural Engineer Charlie Carter, along with Farid Alfawakhiri, a senior engineer for AISI. AISC and AISI...Read More
|UPDATED WEBSITE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION BY STATE
If you have questions about professional
development in the states in which you are licensed, please visit our Continuing Education Requirements by State page. This page was recently updated to reflect the latest information available from the state licensing boards.
We have identified states with special requirements related to session content, ethics hours required, limits on recorded hours, and/or approved providers or courses by highlighting...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) - Contact us if you still need hours!
Pennsylvania (September 30th, All Engineers) - Contact us if you still need hours!
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 - IMPROVING YOUR WRITING SKILLS AS A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
On October 9th, we will be welcoming Janel Miller, Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University for an SE University session on improving writing skills.
Employers frequently highlight communication skills as essential for success in the workplace. People tend to associate the ability to communicate effectively with professional competence, and successful engineers recognize that effective technical and professional writing requires more than simply using correct grammar and punctuation.
Practicing structural engineers have an obligation to prepare correct, objective and useful professional documents for a variety of audiences including peers, managers, clients, vendors, contractors, and the public. Engineers with excellent writing skills understand that writing is an essential form of social interaction in their professions, and, therefore, consider the needs and expectations of these audiences as well as the norms and styles of the companies they represent. This session introduces strategies and tactics for overcoming common communication problems, and provides practical guidance and examples to improve technical writing skills.
Handouts and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, October 4th.
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 Tips@LearnWithSEU.com
. 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
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
January 8, 2014
Moment Connections to HSS Columns; HSS Series #1
Kim Olson, PE
Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE
FORSE Consulting, LLC
February 12, 2014
Truss/Bracing Connections with HSS Members; HSS Series #2
Kim Olson, PE
Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE
FORSE Consulting, LLC
For updated session descriptions and schedules, visit the SCHEDULE page.