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LEARN, INNOVATE, EXCEL #51 

                    November 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.
  
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IN THIS ISSUE...
  
Coming Next to SE University: Special Offer - Buy 6 Months, Get 1 Recording, Buy 12 Months, Get 2 Recordings Free!
Learn1 TIPS FOR DESIGNING WITH POST-TENSIONED CONCRETE 

Have you wanted to jump into the world of PT design, but have hesitated due to a lack of experience on the subject? Typical undergraduate or even graduate engineering course work may offer a brief overview of PT design, but a thorough, in-depth education on this design method is not commonplace in most universities. However, there are many resources available to engineers who wish to enhance their skills and try something new! 

In the October 2017 SE University session, Otto Schwarz, PE, SE, with Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis gave a talk on Post-Tensioned Concrete Analysis and Design. Otto referenced several resources that are helpful to the novice PT designer. Otto's presentation was aligned with the methodologies presented in Prestressed Concrete Analysis and Design Fundamentals by Antoine E. Naaman which offers a comprehensive source of information for design professionals and students. Also, the Post-Tensioning Manual published by PTI and the PCI Design Handbook offers additional design examples and useful material information and reference tables that were used in Otto's presentation.  

Otto also mentioned the PTI Technical Notes and FAQs which are available free of charge ...  read the full article on our SE University blog.

Learn2 ANALYSIS OF POST-INSTALLED ADHESIVE ANCHORS NEAR ABANDONED HOLES

Using post-installed adhesive anchors is commonplace in concrete construction and especially in renovations of concrete structures. However, field conditions can often dictate changes to the original design, and anchors are often relocated due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have been a design engineer for any length of time, you have undoubtedly encountered the situation where a hole was misdrilled, or the contractor is requesting to relocate the anchor due to existing rebar or or other conflicts. Having this happen on a project may lead to the question - What are the effects of the abandoned hole on the newly installed anchor? 

In September 2017, Kevin Davenport, PE with Simpson Strong-Tie gave a presentation on Code Provisions for Post-Installed Adhesive Anchors into Concrete for SE University. Kevin reviewed recent changes in ACI addressing adhesive anchors and the new requirements for design engineers, as well as new mandates for installation and inspections. Kevin also responded to a variety of audience questions in reference to adhesive anchors, and the topic of anchor installation near mis-drilled holes was addressed...   read the full article on our SE University blog.

InspireSEU SPEAKER INSPIRES ORGANIZATIONS: 
GREATER HOUSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND 
THE RED CROSS - HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF FUND AND 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - CAPITAL DISTRICT
 
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. To learn more about the organizations that SE University speakers have chosen, please read our  SEU Speaker Inspires Blog Posts .

Kevin Davenport,PE
Simpson StrongTie
In September 2017, Kevin Davenport, PE, from Simpson Strong-Tie, gave a talk on Code Provisions for Post-Installed Adhesive Anchors into Concrete. He chose both the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation (https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/) and the Red Cross - Hurricane Irma Relief Fund (www.redcross.org) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. 

Kevin shared why he chose to split the donation between these two organizations: "When SE University informed me of the opportunity to donate to a cause, it came right on the heels of two natural disasters that hit close to home and affected many of my co-workers. My company has been contributing both through donations as well as by way of sending volunteers down to affected areas to assist with the recovery effort. So the first thing that came to mind was to select a cause that would continue to support in the recovery efforts for those devastated by these events in TX and FL."


Otto Schwarz, PE, SE, Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis
In October 2017, Otto Schwarz, PE, SE, from Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis, gave a talk on Post-Tensioned Concrete Analysis and Design. He chose the Habitat for Humanity - Capital District ( https://www.habitatcd.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. 

Otto shared why he chose his local Habitat for Humanity: "I have been lucky enough to have the privilege of having a stable place to call home and the security of knowing that there was a place I could go to be safe and warm, and to prepare for each new day. This may not be the reason for my successes in life, but without it, I could have never made it this far. The ability to thrive and succeed in life requires a stable foundation on which to build, and many do not have that basic need satisfied. Habitat for Humanity fills this need for so many with the help of the work and donations of so many more."

Thank you, Kevin and Otto, for helping structural engineers with your SE University sessions, and for your designations of the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the Red Cross - Hurricane Irma Relief Found and Habitat for Humanity - Capital District  as  SEU Speaker Inspires  Organizations!

CEreqSTATES WITH UPCOMING LICENSE RENEWALS    

Start earning hours now to avoid the last minute rush as the year draws to a close. Of course, if you find yourself needing last minute hours, we can help with recorded sessions from our SE University Session Archives.

If additional hours are needed, please contact Lisa Willard to discuss how we can help you.

States with license renewals before December 1st:

Illinois PE (November 30th, All Engineers)
 

States with license renewals for all engineers on December 31st:

Alabama 
North Carolina
Alaska
Ohio
Maine
Washington
Mississippi
Wyoming

States with license renewals for some engineers on December 31st :

Arkansas
New Mexico
Iowa
North Dakota
Missouri
Oregon
Nebraska


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.

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December 13, 2017
Storm Shelter Design Requirements (1.5 hours)
Jason Pirtle, PE - Jason Pirtle Structural Engineers, LLC

January 10, 2018
Selecting the Appropriate Seismic Steel System for Your Project (1.5 hours)
Patrick Fortney, PhD, PE, SE, P.Eng

February 14, 2018
Understanding the "Costs" of Connections Used in Steel Seismic Projects (1.5 hours)
Patrick Fortney, PhD, PE, SE, P.Eng.

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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. 

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Your SE University Team
 

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December 13, 2017
    
Tornado/Storm Shelter Design Requirements
 
Jason Pirtle, PE
Jason Pirtle Structural Engineers, LLC


January 10, 2017
 
Selecting the Appropriate Seismic Steel System for Your Project

Patrick Fortney, PhD, PE, SE, P.Eng.


February 14, 2017
 
Understanding the "Costs" of Connections Used in Steel Seismic Projects

Patrick Fortney, PhD, PE, SE, P.Eng.





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