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.
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.
Pittsburgh SEI Announcements:
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PARTICIPATE IN NEW SEI TRIAL DESIGN PROBLEM
Slender Wall Design
May 17, 2016
Help improve codes and standards - submit your solution by May 27 and be entered in a drawing for an SEI necktie or scarf. SEI Trial Design Problems are investigations into how structural engineers interpret code provisions. The purpose is to evaluate if practicing engineers are able to accurately understand and consistently implement the current code as well as possible future code provisions. The exercise is designed to take about an hour. Solutions are anonymous in the publication of results which are summarized and communicated to the respective standards committees. This problem is representative of a common engineering task that is performed in structural engineering offices on a routine basis.
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For additional information on the SEI, please contact SEI Chair, Greg Holbrook, EIT. at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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