Structural Connections: Winter, 2007
NCSEA is offering a number of continuing education opportunities in the next few months. The November courses are listed below, but please visit www.ncsea.com for more courses, more information and to register.
November 14, 2007: Seminar in Chicago, IL
Transitioning from the 2003 IBC to the 2006 IBC by S.K. Ghosh, PhD
This seminar will discuss how the 2006 IBC standards differ with respect to the 2003 IBC, with particular emphasis on the seismic provisions, thereby keeping the designer up-to-date with the latest structural engineering standard practice. Breaks and lunch provided. Maggiano’s Little Italy.
$275 before Nov. 9 – 7.5 PDH
November 15, 2007: Webinar
Preparation of Quality Construction Documents by David Ruby, PE, SE, SECB, F.ASCE
Learn to develop a price, submit a bid and, after award of the contract, build the structure, in a manner consistent with the contractor’s understanding of the scope of the documents at the time of bidding.
$250 per connection – 1.5 PDH
November 20, 2007: Webinar
Simplified Approach to Wind Load Design for Buildings Up to 160 Feet in Height Using ASCE 7-05 by Lawrence G. Griffis, P.E.
This presentation will address the technical provisions of Chapter 6 Wind Loads in ASCE 7-05, which are more complex than those contained in previous building codes, and help engineers using the standard to understand them and use them effectively.
$250 per connection - 1.5 PDH
NCSEA 15th Annual Conference Wrap up
The results are in and this year’s conference was a huge success!
The broad range of topics and varied events came together to create a well attended Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA.
Thursday started with committee meetings followed by well-attended forums on ethics, continuing education, licensing and SEERP. That evening the cocktail reception was the perfect time to meet exhibitors and say hello to peers. Vendor space was filled to capacity and attendees who visited all of the booths were treated to a wide variety of door prizes.
Friday boasted two tracks of informative lectures, some of which are available at www.ncsea.com; and on Friday night, attendees changed into their best black-tie attire, boarded private trolleys, and attended a dinner at the Top of the Tower honoring James R. Cagley, founder of NCSEA. NCSEA Past Presidents posed for a picture, below (not pictured: Paul Fratessa, deceased, and Sanjeev Shah).
On Saturday, there were two more lectures, committee reports (see www.ncsea.com), and 5 workshops on “Taking Your Association to the Next Level”. The Conference concluded on Saturday night with a reception and the Excellence in Structural Engineering Award Banquet (see previous article for project winners).