Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

Upcoming events

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Roland’s Seafood Grill 1904 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    Goodbye to f’m = 1500 and Other Masonry Tips

    Masonry codes are changing and knowing what the changes are can make your next masonry design more efficient. An important one is the specified compressive strength of masonry, but you’ll have to attend to find out what has changed.  By understanding the various options available in materials, design and construction methods, more cost-efficient structures will result. Taught using a “Tips” format, the seminar will highlight areas where proper understanding of masonry can result in better (and more cost effective) buildings. The seminar will explain materials such as self-consolidating grout and how to use it more effectively.  The changing lap splice lengths for masonry will be explained as well as the effect of one selection has on another.  Finally, discussion of new materials will be included with plenty of time for questions.

    Presented By:

    Brian E. Trimble, PE, CDT, LEED AP

    International Masonry Institute
    Western PA area
    Director, Industry Development and Technical Services

    Brian Trimble has over 25 years’ experience in the masonry industry, assisting design professionals in the design of masonry structures. He is a frequent lecturer to local, regional, and national construction industry groups. He has authored many articles and papers on various masonry subjects. Brian started his career with a brick manufacturer and worked at the Brick Industry Association for over 20 years serving in various positions. For the International Masonry Institute he coordinates activities in the Western PA area promoting masonry to a wide variety of audiences including owners, contractors, architects, engineers and craftworkers.

    5pm sign-ins and happy hour/heavy appetizers, 5:30pm presentation

    This event will provide 1 PDH. 

    Please note that all RSVPs are final and no shows will be billed.

    • 18 Jan 2018
    • TBD

    Tentative date for the annual joint Bridge Meeting.  Details coming soon.

Past events

11 Oct 2017 The Structural Engineers Role in Urban Search and Rescue
15 Sep 2017 Steel Day 2017
11 May 2017 SEI Dinner: District 11 Accelerated Bridge Replacement Project
17 Jan 2017 SEI/ABCD Joint Dinner: UAV "Drones" for Bridge Inspection
07 Dec 2016 Webinar: Pier and Beam Foundation Design for Wind and Flood Loads
02 Nov 2016 SEI Dinner Lecture - Ultra High-Performance Concrete
30 Sep 2016 Steel Day Tour of Kennywood
15 Apr 2016 Tour of Central Catholic STEM Building
22 Mar 2016 SEI - Structural Sustainability Mini-Course
21 Jan 2016 SEI / ABCD Joint Dinner Meeting
17 Dec 2015 Webinar: Introduction to Rock Mechanics
02 Dec 2015 ACE Mentoring: Structural Engineering
25 Sep 2015 Steel Day 2015
22 Jan 2015 SEI/ ABCD Joint Dinner
03 Dec 2014 ACE Structural Engineering Session
19 Sep 2014 SEI Steel Day Tour
11 Sep 2014 SEI Webinar: Verification of Computer Calculations by Approximation Methods
23 Jan 2014 I-90 Cleveland Innerbelt CCG1 - Expediting a Major Project through Design-Build Delivery
19 Nov 2013 Dinner Meeting - BRADD Software Updates
04 Oct 2013 National Steel Day Tour - CJ Betters Enterprises Slag and Pig Iron Recycling
28 Aug 2013 Design of Anchor Bolts - A Live ASCE Webinar
13 Jun 2013 SEI Planning Meeting
02 May 2013 Structures Conference
12 Dec 2012 ACE Mentoring - Structures Session
08 Nov 2012 A Rather Unique View of Some New and Historic Bridges in Switzerland and France
28 Sep 2012 Steel Day Tour of Carrie Furnace
22 Mar 2012 RSVP BY 3/19: Thin Concrete Shell Roofs: Designing With a Builder's Mentality
19 Jan 2012 ABCD - ASCE SEI Joint Meeting: Lake Champlain Bridge Erection
14 Dec 2011 ACE Mentor Program: Structural Session
23 Sep 2011 SEI American Bridge Tour
11 Jun 2011 Structural Scavenger Hunt
05 May 2011 B.I.M. Seminar for the Structural Engineer
04 Nov 2010 Tips to Optimize Structural Masonry
24 Sep 2010 SteelDay 2010
21 Jan 2010 Guided Walking Tour of the Consol Energy Arena
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