Pittsburgh SEI Announcements:
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GLOBAL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SURVEY:
The Young Professionals Committee of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and the Young Members’ Panel of The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) have joined forces to research the state of our profession as perceived by young engineers from around the world.
Spend 15 minutes, or so, to complete this questionnaire. You can participate in the survey via Survey Monkey.
STRUCTURES AND SUSTAINABILITY:
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
The SEI committee is seeking new Committee Members! This is a great opportunity to join and serve the engineering community! The main obligation of a Committee Member is to help organize technical events throughout the year. Some examples of duties would be finding potential venues, speakers and/or sponsors, and helping to organize event signage and information. These openings are great opportunities to network and provide exposure to your company. If you or someone you know is interested, please email SEI Chair, Greg Holbrook.
NEW SEI TRIAL DESIGN PROBLEM:
The SEI has released a new trial design problem on Snow Loads. It's a great way to test your practice, help improve codes and standards, and is a great exercise to organize at a firm lunch or group activity! Make sure to participate here by October 15th.
The Pittsburgh Section of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) is a technical institute sanctioned by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It is our goal to support the local structural engineering profession in the region.
Structural engineering spans a wide variety of project types, materials of construction and design criteria. The practicing structural engineer faces a daunting task in developing and maintaining a working knowledge of emerging topics and fields, in addition to existing information required to solve diverse project requirements.
It is the hope and intent of the SEI to support practicing structural engineers and students in this task by providing:
The SEI also strives to advance the structural engineering profession through outreach opportunities.
As part of Pittsburgh Section strategic planning the SEI Chapter has set long term goals to:
Pittsburgh has a long history of engineering and industry. From bridges to buildings, and from project planning to completion, our structural professionals have a tremendous depth of experience and knowledge. SEI desires to promote open dialog of this information between firms, enriching the quality of Pittsburgh’s structural engineering community.
SEI is a vibrant, 20,000 plus community of structural engineers within the American Society of Civil Engineers. SEI started on October 1, 1996 in order to serve the unique needs of the structural engineering community more effectively while also being their voice on broader issues that shape the entire civil engineering community.
Members of SEI can take advantage of discipline-specific products and services while also receiving all of the benefits of ASCE membership.
Because SEI has members who are leaders in both structural engineering practice and academia, SEI provides wonderful networking opportunities while also stimulating coordination and understanding between academia and practicing engineers - driving the practical application of cutting edge research.
SEI advances our members' careers, stimulates technological advancement, and improves professional practice.
For additional information on the Structural Engineering Institute, please contact SEI Chair,
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