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Past Event Recordings

PE Structural Engineering Exam Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Transition

Originally aired: Thursday, January 26, 2023

NCEES Chief Officer of Examinations, Jason J. Gamble, P.E. gave a presentation on the PE Structural exam transition to computer-based testing (CBT). The PE Structural exam will be administered in pencil-and-paper format for the last time in October 2023. It is scheduled to launch in its computer-based format in 2024. The goal of this presentation was to provide a brief history of the PE Structural Exam, present its new format, compare it to the existing format, and provide attendees an opportunity to inquire and ask questions.

Click here to download a Summary of the Transition to Computer-Based Testing

There are no continuing education credits offered by NCSEA for this presentation.  


The Rapidly Evolving Policy Landscape for Embodied Carbon

Originally aired: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Carbon Leadership Forum staff (Meghan Lewis and Megan Kalsman) gave a brief overview of embodied carbon and the structural engineers’ unique role in measuring and reducing embodied carbon, focusing on the landscape and outlook for policy action in 2023 in the United States. The presentation includes an overview of the embodied carbon components of the Inflation Reduction Act and other federal programs, as well as the state and local policies that continue to drive progress and set the precedent for broader action.

Click here to download the presentation.

There are no continuing education credits offered by NCSEA for this presentation. 


Owner’s Perspective on Tackling Scope 3 Embodied Carbon Emissions

Originally aired: Monday, October 17, 2022

Embodied carbon is one of the largest sources of carbon for the construction industry, but few developers and contractors are tackling it. This session focuses on why and how Lendlease Americas is reducing the embodied carbon of its structural materials. It features a case study of a ground-up development that has employed embodied carbon scenario analysis to help reduce emissions.

Thank you to our Sponsor, PCA! This recording is provided free of charge.

There are no continuing education credits offered by NCSEA for this presentation.


SE 2050 Commitment Program – 2nd Year Updates

Originally aired: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The SE 2050 Commitment Program is about to turn two years old and there are several exciting updates to share. After nearly two years we now have close to 100 firms signed up and have published over 65 of their Embodied Carbon Action Plans (ECAPS). Firms have contributed nearly 200 of their projects embodied carbon data to our database. The momentum is strong and we’re looking for your firm to begin to contribute. Will you join us?

This presentation provides highlights of the embodied carbon action plan that committed firms must produce upon signing up and provides insights into the lessons learned from the committed firms. The numerous resources being developed for structural engineers were presented. Finally, this presentation discusses how SE 2050 and NCSEA are working to educate structural engineers on strategies for reducing embodied carbon and discuss how firms can commit.

This recording is provided free of charge.



For the Betterment of the Structural Engineering Profession: A Joint CASE, NCSEA & SEI Town Hall Event

Originally aired: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Leadership from CASE, NCSEA, and SEI will host a virtual, joint town hall event to discuss how the three organizations are progressing to fulfill the Vision for the Future of Structural Engineering (adopted in April 2019), specifically highlighting current and future initiatives to advance the profession and enhance member engagement.

This recording is provided free of charge.



Seismic Connection Design: Based on IBC 2018/ASCE 7-16, Research, and Future Provisions

Originally aired: Thursday, January 6, 2022
The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) and NCSEA teamed up to deliver a web-based seminar series on the design of seismic connections. Recordings of these seminars are now available for purchase individually or as a series. Topics include:
  • Steel moment frame connections
  • Steel moment frame base plates
  • Timber seismic connections
  • Steel braced frame connections
  • Concrete shear wall connections
  • Concrete moment frame connections

Each presentation provides information and examples for designing seismic connections in accordance with IBC 2018 and ASCE 7-16 and includes a discussion of the provisions in the standards as well as current research leading to future provisions, speaking to big-picture concepts and the nuts, bolts, and nails of implementation.



Finance 101 Webinar Series

Available online for self-paced instruction

Are you interested in expanding your skillset in finance and accounting to grow your leadership and business skills? NCSEA and AE Ascend are partnering to offer three new on-demand programs focused on accounting and finance for structural engineers. The leader of these programs is Jared Jamison, founder, and president of AE Ascend, a leading expert with over 20 years of experience in A/E firm management, operations, financial management, and business strategy.

These webinars are designed to allow the attendees to learn at their own pace while also providing 1-4 PDH(s) for each course completed. The introductory courses are designed to build upon one another, gain practical accounting and financial knowledge as well as prepare for the full financial management course.




 Strategic Thinking for Structural Engineers

Jared Jamison, founder and president of AE Ascend

The daily actions and decisions we make as structural engineers can have broad implications that are more impactful to your business than you think. Decisions made without larger context are often not the best decisions for your clients or your firm. Strategic thinkers understand how their actions and decisions help support their firm’s competitive position and success. Whether you are focusing on project decisions or your firm’s big picture and direction, strategic thinking will help you make better decisions with better outcomes for you, your clients, and your company. Designed for all levels of structural engineers, from design engineers to principals, this web event will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to practice strategic thinking in your daily actions and responsibilities.



Virtual SE3 Spring Series

Originally aired: Wednesday, March 24, 31, &  April 7, 2021
Rose McClure, PE, SE, Senior Consulting Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; Sabrina Duk, PE, Principal and Founder, Verahaus Structural, LLC;  Marc Steyer, SE, LEED AP, Principal, Tipping Structural Engineers; Natalie Tse, SE, LEED AP, Project Manager, Tipping Structural Engineers; and Victoria Arbitrio, PE, SECB, F.SEI, Associate Partner, Gilsanz Murray Steficek 

The virtual multi-day series is for engineers of all levels, business owners, human resource managers, and anyone within the AEC industry who are interested in promoting engagement & equity in the structural engineering profession. Attendees will gain insight from engineers around the country, acquire practical strategies and learn best practices for improving retention and engagement within their organizations. 

This event will review the latest survey findings and highlight the work being done by the SE3 committee as informed by the results of the 2020 survey, highlight key strategies to transform the traditional performance review into a positive, productive, and beneficial process for employees, managers, and a firm’s office culture, and touch upon a variety of buzzword topics, including, but not limited to, racial and gender equity, generational differences, navigating parenthood, work-life balance, social/political climates, events in the national spotlight, and technological advancements.