Learn, Innovate, Excel
#70
January 2021
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...

  • New Tools for Ponding Analysis for Open Web Steel Joist Roofs
  • Scissor Lift Loads on Deck Slabs
  • SEU Speaker Inspires Organizations: AfterHours Denver and Frontline Foods
  • States with Upcoming License Renewals
  • Coming Next to SE University
New Tools for Ponding Analysis for Open Web Steel Joist Roofs

Ponding analyses can be time consuming when performing this iterative process by hand, however it is required in certain situations depending on your roof slope and drainage conditions. The methods for ponding investigations in Appendix 2 of the AISC Specification can be limiting based on the requirements for flat roof construction and framing geometry. Since IBC requires a minimum roof slope, how can engineers adequately investigate roofs for ponding instability?

In the November 2020 SE University session, Mark Denavit, PhD, PE, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, presented New Methods for Ponding Analysis of Open Web Steel Joist Roofs. Mark’s session reviewed the main roof ponding requirements from design standards and described the limitations of the methods of ponding analysis given in Appendix 2 of the AISC Specification. Mark demonstrated how to use the SJI Roof Bay Analysis Tool to determine the stability of a simple roof system and explained the main factors influencing the ponding stability of open web steel joist roofs...
Scissor Lift Loads on Deck Slabs

How many times has a contractor called you asking to put heavy equipment on your deck slab? How confident have you been in your analysis of the deck capacity with these unexpected loads, or have you defaulted to denying these requests to save any headaches over the complex load distribution from the moving equipment?

In the December 2020 SE University session, Mike Antici, PE, from Nucor / Steel Deck Institute, presented Steel Deck Design for Concentrated and Non-Uniform Loads. Mike explained how to develop simple load diagrams based on the load distribution. He also explained the limit states for slab design under concentrated loads and reviewed the current and new SDI approaches for concentrated loads.  

After explaining the equations used to determine the sinusoidal moments that develop within overlapping influence zones from multiple loads on a deck slab, Mike revealed the new tables contained in the Second Edition of the Floor Deck Design Manual which can now be used to determine the nominal scissor lift wheel loads for various configurations of deck slabs...
SEU Speaker Inspires Organizations: AfterHours Denver and Frontline Foods
In July 2020 and January 2021, SE University welcomed Kim Olson, PE, from Nucor / Steel Tube Institute, to present What Your Fabricator Wishes You Knew About HSS and Navigating AISC 360-16 HSS Connection Design. Kim designated AfterHours Denver (https://afterhoursdenver.org/) for our SEU Speaker Inspires donation for the month.

Kim shared, “AfterHours Denver hands out over 400 lunches, water, socks and communion to the hungry and hurting every week in the park downtown. The smiles on the faces of the people we serve fills my cup while filling their bellies.”
In August 2020, SE University welcomed Jamie Piercy, from PCIA, to present
7 Deadly Email Sins. Jamie designated Frontline Foods (https://www.frontlinefoods.org/) for our SEU Speaker Inspires donation for the month.

Jamie shared, “In these trying times, our frontline essential workers have worked endlessly supporting our nation through this crisis. These brave individuals are the key to keeping our loved ones healthy. Any piece we can give back as a thank you is so important to me!”

Thank you, Kim and Jamie, for helping structural engineers with your SE University session, and for your designations of AfterHours Denver and Frontline Foods as our SEU Speaker Inspires Organizations of the Month!
STATES 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 30)
 
*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.
COMING NEXT TO SE UNIVERSITY

ENGINEERING ETHICS UPDATE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW
ASCE CODE OF ETHICS

On February 10th, Matthew Rechtien, PE, Esq., from Walter P. Moore, will present our SE University Ethics Session. This session will be held from 12:30 - 1:30 pm EST.

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

BLAST / PHYSICAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

On March 10th, Aldo E. McKay, PE, from Protection Engineering Consultants, will present a session on Blast / Physical Security Requirements for SE University. This session will be held from 12:30 - 2:00 pm EST.

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

SEU BIM FORUM: TIPS & TRICKS IN REVIT STRUCTURE

On March 24th, Betsy Werra, from E.L.Werra Consulting, will present our SEU BIM Forum: Tips & Tricks in Revit Structure for SE University. This session will be held from 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT.

Handouts and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, March 19th.


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