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LEARN, INNOVATE, EXCEL #46 

                   January 2017  
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
IN THIS ISSUE...
  
SEU Speaker Inspires Organizations: École Lakay Project and Structural Engineers Association of Utah Scholarship Program 
Learn1 HELPFUL FLOWCHARTS FOR PERMITTED SEISMIC DESIGN ANALYSIS METHODS PER ASCE7-10

When starting a new project, is it a challenge to determine what design method you can use for the seismic analysis of your structure? Do you find yourself spending a significant amount of time researching associated code provisions?

In the December 2016 SE University session, Structural Irregularities per the ASCE7-10 Seismic Design Requirements, Kimberley Robinson, PE, SE, from SunSteel LLC, presented a helpful flowchart to determine the permitted analysis procedure based on a structure's seismic design category, height, and structural irregularities. This chart can be used as a quick reference to determine which analysis procedure is allowed by ASCE7 ... read the full article and access the chart at our SE University blog.

Learn2 DESIGN CRITERIA BASED ON STRUCTURAL IRREGULARITY

When your structure has a horizontal or vertical irregularity, do you find yourself trying to quickly recall the additional seismic design requirements you need to consider? Two quick examples: Is a 3-D analysis required? Is the irregularity allowed in the seismic design category where the structure is to be built?

In December 2016, Kimberley Robinson, PE, SE, from SunSteel, LLC, gave a presentation on Structural Irregularities per the ASCE7-10 Seismic Design Requirements. Kim's presentation focused on visually being able to identify horizontal and vertical irregularities in structures, followed by a discussion of what the code requires for each type of irregularity.

Kim shared a helpful resource to identify which additional seismic design criteria are required based on which structural irregularity is present in your structure
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read the full article and access these useful resources on our SE University blog.

InspireSEU SPEAKER INSPIRES ORGANIZATIONS:
ÉCOLE LAKAY PROJECT AND  STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
ASSOCIATION OF UTAH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
 
Carlos de Oliveira, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Cast Connex Corporation
SE University began the SEU Speaker Inspires program in 2015 as a way to "pay it forward," enabling our speakers to designate a charity/organization of their choice for SE University to make a donation to help improve our world.


In November 2016, Carlos de Oliveira, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., from Cast Connex Corporation, gave a talk on Structural Applications for Steel Castings. He chose the École Lakay Project in Haiti ( http://www.cca-acc.com/cca/ecole-lakay/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month.

Carlos chose the École Lakay Project because his company has previously donated to the design and re-construction of this project after the 2010 earthquake destroyed this trade school in Port-au-Prince. The new facility includes state-of-the-art seismic-resistant High Strength Connectors, made by Cast Connex, which have been fabricated and erected, but the project needs additional funding to complete the non-structural components of the building through Builders without Borders and the Canadian Construction Association. Besides teaching the students a trade, the school also provides basic necessities and will be able to accommodate 200 students upon completion.


Kimberley Robinson,
PE, SE
SunSteel, LLC
In December 2016, Kimberley Robinson, PE, SE, from SunSteel LLC, gave a talk on Structural Irregularities per the ASCE7-10 Seismic Design Requirements. She chose the Structural Engineers Association of Utah Scholarship Program ( http://www.seau.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month.

Kim shared why she chose the SEAU Scholarship Program: "I think that it is very important to support young and talented would-be engineers and bring them closer to their goal of a college degree and a rich and rewarding career."


Thank you, Carlos and Kimberley, for helping structural engineers with your SE University sessions, and for your designations of the École Lakay Project and Structural Engineers Association of Utah Scholarship Program as SEU Speaker Inspires  Organizations!

CEreqSTATES WITH UPCOMING LICENSE RENEWALS    

As we begin the new year, there are a number of states with license renewals due by April 30th. If additional hours are needed, please contact Lisa Willard to discuss how we can help you.

In the following states, ALL engineers should renew their license by the specified date:

Connecticut (January 31st) *
Utah (March 31st)
Florida (February 28th) +


In the following states, SOME engineers should renew their license  by the specified date:

Louisiana (March 31st)
Kansas (April 30th)

 
*These states do not have continuing education requirements.  

+Florida requires that engineers use approved providers for continuing education. SE University is an approved provider to help meet both the Area of Practice and Ethics requirements.

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.

NextSEUCOMING NEXT TO SE UNIVERSITY - WELDING MYTHS THAT STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT    

On February 8th we will be welcoming Duane Miller, PE, from the Lincoln Electric Company, to SE University to present Welding Myths that Structural Engineers Need to Know About. This session will be held from 12:30 - 2:00 pm EST.

Structural engineers do not often have the opportunity to learn about the important topic of welding. A variety of welding-related myths continue to be promulgated, oftentimes by well-intentioned albeit misinformed professionals. Without formal training by structural engineers to dispute such claims, these myths live on. In this presentation, myths will be presented and challenged. Topics to be discussed include selection of weld types, weld orientation, weld backing, shop versus field welding, overhead welding, prequalified WPSs, weld quality, and welding costs.

Handouts and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, February 3rd.

To learn more about subscribing to SE University, please contact either Lisa Willard at (805) 482-8436 ( Lisa.Willard@LearnWithSEU.com) or Brian Quinn at (616) 546-9420 ( Brian.Quinn@LearnWithSEU.com).

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. 

Regards,
 
Your SE University Team
 

Brian Quinn, P.E.

Brian.Quinn@LearnWithSEU.com 


Lisa Willard, P.E.

Lisa.Willard@LearnWithSEU.com 


Jenny Schultz, P.E.

Jenny.Schultz@LearnWithSEU.com


Cathleen Jacinto, S.E., P.E.

Cathleen.Jacinto@LearnWithSEU.com


Linda Benson

Linda.Benson@LearnWithSEU.com 

 
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Coming Soon to SE University

ALL SESSIONS 1.5 HOURS (1.5 PDHs) UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE

         

February 8, 2017
    
Welding Myths that Structural Engineers Need to Know About
 
Duane Miller, PE
The Lincoln Electric Company



March 8, 2017
    
Masonry Movement Joints from a Structural and Architectural Perspective
 
Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE
FORSE Consulting



March 29, 2017
    
SEU BIM Forum: Increasing Your Efficiency With Revit Structure
 
Betsy Werra
E.L.Werra Consulting, LLC

This session will be one hour




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