Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

Upcoming events

    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mill 19 Development Site (Hazelwood)

    The 2018 Steel Day tour will be at the Mill 19 Construction site on Friday September 28, 2018! This building has ambitious goals that brings environmental sustainability to this former steel mill site. Mill 19 is close to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, and minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh. Join our tour of the new redevelopment in the Hazelwood area at the existing Almono Site! Please plan to arrive by 2:15pm. The tour will begin at 2:30pm. 1 PDH will be provided for the tour. The cost to attend will be $10 for professionals and $5 for students. Attendees will be required to bring their own PPE (Hard hats, safety glasses, boots, gloves, and high visibility vests). Additional details will be provided by e-mail after you register.  Registration is limited.

    For more information please contact SEI Chair, Greg Holbrook @                                              

    Date: Friday September 28, 2018

    Time: 2:30pm

    Cost: $10 for Professionals, $5 for students

    Description: The 2018 Steel Day tour will be at the Mill 19 Construction site at the existing Almono Site in Hazelwood! Take a tour of the new redevelopment happening right here in Pittsburgh! Please plan to arrive by 2:15pm. The tour will begin at 2:30pm.

    PPE: Attendees will be required to bring their own PPE (Hard hats, safety glasses, boots, gloves, and high visibility vests).

    PDH: 1 PDH will be provided for attendees.

    For more information about the Mill 19 Development at the Almono Site see the link here: Mill 19 - RIDC.


    • 04 Oct 2018
    • TBD






    Richard Hartman, Ph.D., P.E.

    Hartman Engineering

    The Design and Construction of Steel Sheet Piling Structures Seminar is a one day class covering topics ranging from design concepts, to practical field problems, through recent product advancements in the design and manufacturing of steel sheet piling.

    The seminar will be presented by Richard Hartman, Ph.D., P.E., a leading international expert in the design and construction of steel sheet pile structures.  Dr. Hartman is licensed as a professional engineer in 38 states and has over 45 years of experience in the subject.  For the past 20 years he has been involved in the research and design of new sheet pile sections and, based on that research, holds four patents for sheet piling sections.

    Seminar Content

    • Design parameters, layout, and construction considerations for cellular structures
    • Design and construction considerations for bulkheads, open cell designs and combination walls
    • Design and construction considerations for cofferdams and trenches.
    • Examples of failures, Discussions of the causes,

    and Suggestions to prevent them

    • Properties of steel sheet piling, changes in steel pile manufacturing, concerns regarding performance, tranverse loads, stresses in sheet piling, and redesign of sheet piling sections
    • Questions, answers and conclusions

    Date:       Oct 4, 2018

    Time:       8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Place:       Trumbull 

                     225 North Shore Drive 

                     Pittsburgh, PA 15212    


    Format:    One Day Seminar, Business Casual Attire                 



    Includes: Course Reference Materials, Certificate for 7 Professional Development Hours (0.7 Continuing Education Units), Lunch and Two Breaks


    Cost:       $200        before Sept 24, 2018

                    $300        after Sept 24, 2018

                    $  50        for Student Members

    RSVP:     Sept 24,2018   Early Bird Registration Ends

                    Oct 1, 2018      Final Deadline Registration

    Contact:   Richard Morales  404.275.6430


    Please note that all RSVPs will be billed. 

    Thank you to our sponsors:


Past events

18 Jan 2018 Annual SEI/ABCD Joint Dinner
14 Nov 2017 Tips for Optimizing Structural Masonry
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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