SEI Standards Series



The SEI Standards Series is a new, 6-part sequence of educational, virtual sessions designed to showcase the six, unique, about-to-be-published SEI Standards that govern the niche markets of electrical transmission and substation structures, nuclear facilities, athletic field lighting structures, wind tunnel testing, blast design, and cold-formed stainless steel design. In each 90-minute session, SEI host Jennifer Goupil, P.E., F.SEI, will examine the big-picture state of the market with the committee chair of the newly published standard and invited experts, as well as discuss reasons for the technical revisions. Additionally, the Standard’s chair will present a brief but detailed technical overview of the provisions and demonstrate a relevant design example. Attendees will be encouraged to join the discussion for the extensive Live Q&A portion of the session. 
 

These live sessions are designed for structural engineers at all levels, including students, to understand the big-picture and drivers of change in these unique markets. Contractors, regulators, owners, and project stakeholders will be very interested to learn about these updated and new governing documents, as well as the market impacts, directly from the experts developing the provisions.  

Mark your calendars and join us for the whole series or for each session separately.  Each session is LIVE and only available during the scheduled date and time — you will not want to miss this opportunity. 

Schedule-At-A-Glance

  • January 21, 2021: ASCE/SEI 48 Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures 
  • March 18, 2021: ASCE/SEI 43 Seismic Design Criteria for Structures, Systems, and Components in Nuclear Facilities 
  • May 20, 2021: ASCE/SEI 49 Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures
  • July 15, 2021: ASCE/SEI 72 Athletic Field Lighting
  • September 16, 2021: ASCE/SEI 59 Blast Protection of Buildings
  • November 18, 2021: ASCE/SEI 8 Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Stainless Steel Structural Members 

Cost per Session:
  • ASCE/SEI Member - $49
  • Nonmember - $99
  • Students - Free with Free SEI Membership
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ASCE/SEI 48 –
Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures (published 2020)

Session Date:  January 21, 2021
[Registration closes January 19 @10:00pm EST]

Time:  1:00 – 2:30pm EST

Where:  Right here on ASCE Collaborate!!

Guests:  Ken Sharpless, P.E. F.ASCE, F.SEI, Past Chair of ASCE 48

                Nick Grossenbach, P.E. M.ASCE, Current Chair of ASCE 48

 

Join SEI Host Jennifer Goupil for a big-picture discussion of the state of the electrical transmission structures industry with the past and current chairs of ASCE 48 Ken Sharpless and Nick Grossenbach 

ASCE/SEI 48 Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures — the primary reference for structural engineers and construction managers involved in designing and building electrical transmission lines — provides a uniform basis for the design, detailing, fabrication, testing, assembly, and erection of steel tubular structures for electrical transmission poles. These guidelines apply to cold-formed single- and multi-pole tubular steel structures that support overhead transmission lines. The design parameters are applicable to guyed and self-supporting structures using a variety of foundations, including concrete caissons, steel piling, and direct embedment. 

The expert panel will begin the session with an overview discussion on the state of the industry, the role the standard plays in the profession, and why it was updated. Then, Ken and Nick will present the technical changes in ASCE/SEI 48-19, provide relevant design examples, and wrap up the session with a live Q&A from the audience.  

Resources:
ASCE/SEI 48-19 Publication
Electrical Transmission & Substation Structures Conference 2021
Guidelines for Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading: Fourth Edition
Aesthetic Design of Electric Transmission Structures
Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures
Wood Pole Structures for Electrical Transmission Lines: Recommended Practice for Design and Use

Note:  The refund deadline for this session is January 14, 2021.  No refunds can be accommodated after this date.  Contact Customer Service


ASCE/SEI 43 – Seismic Design Criteria for Structures, Systems, and Components in Nuclear Facilities (expected to be published by end of 2020)

Session Date:  March 18, 2021
[Registration closes March 16 @10:00pm EST]

Time:  1:00 – 2:30pm EST

Where:  Right here on ASCE Collaborate!!

Guests:   Andrew Whittaker, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, F.SEI; Chair of ASC/SEI Nuclear Standards Committee
                 F George Abatt, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE; Vice Chair of ASC/SEI Nuclear Standards Committee

Join SEI Host Jennifer Goupil for a big-picture discussion of the state of seismic design in nuclear facilities with the chair and vice chair the ASCE/SEI Nuclear Standards Committee Andrew Whittaker and George Abatt, who led the effort to revise ASCE 43.

The 2019 edition of ASCE/SEI 43 Seismic Design Criteria for Structures, Systems, and Components in Nuclear Facilities ensures that nuclear facilities are properly designed to withstand the effects of earthquake ground shaking while retaining the desired functionally, expressed as target performance goals. Because nuclear facilities process, store, or handle radioactive materials in a form and quantity that pose potential hazard to the workers, the public, or the environment, it is desirable that nuclear facilities have a lower probably of structural damage caused by earthquake shaking than commercial buildings. While this standard is intended for use in design of new facilities, it can also be used for existing facilities.

The expert panel will begin the session with an overview discussion on the state of the industry, the role the standard plays in the profession, and why it was updated. Then, Andrew and George will present the technical changes in ASCE/SEI 43-19, provide relevant design examples, and wrap up the session with a live Q&A from the audience.

Resources:
ASCE/SEI 43-05 Publication
Seismic Analysis of Safety-Related Nuclear Structures (4-16)
Structural Design of Air and Gas Ducts for Power Stations and Industrial Boiler Applications: Second Edition


Note:  The refund deadline for this session is March 11, 2021.  No refunds can be accommodated after this date.  Contact Customer Service


ASCE/SEI 49 – Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and other Structures (expected to be published spring 2021)

Session Date:  May 20, 2021
[Registration closes May 18 @10:00pm EST]

Time:  1:00 – 2:30pm EST

Where:  Right here on ASCE Collaborate!!

Join SEI Host Jennifer Goupil for a big-picture discussion of the state of wind tunnel testing with the chair of the ASCE/SEI 49 Committee Greg Kopp, P.E., M.ASCE.

The 2021 edition of ASCE/SEI 4 Wind Tunnel Studies for Buildings and Other Structures provides the minimum requirements for conducting and interpreting wind tunnel tests to determine wind loads on buildings and other structures. Wind tunnel tests are used to predict the wind loads and responses of a structure, structural components, and cladding to a variety of wind conditions. New to this version are requirements for wind loads on products. Wind loads are a critical design consideration for many mass-produced products that are constructed or installed at many different sites and in many different situations. Such products can be building-mounted (sunshades, solar racking, HVAC units, screen walls) or free-standing (ground- mounted solar trackers, gazebos, fences, communication towers). In addition, commentary guidance is provided for determining wind loads on buildings and other structures in tornadoes, which is an area of current active research

The expert panel will begin the session with an overview discussion on the state of the industry, the role the standard plays in the profession, and why it was updated. Then, Greg and will present the technical changes in ASCE/SEI 49, provide relevant design examples, and wrap up the session with a live Q&A from the audience.

Resources:
Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures
Wind Load Design for Petrochemical and Other Industrial Facilities
Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind
Wind Loads: Guide to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16
Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Habitability

Note:  The refund deadline for this session is May 13, 2021.  No refunds can be accommodated after this date.  Contact Customer Service


ASCE/SEI 72 – Athletic Field Lighting (expected to be published summer 2021)

Session Date:  July 15, 2021
[Registration closes July 13 @10:00pm EST]

Time:  1:00 – 2:30pm EST

Where:  Right here on ASCE Collaborate!!

Join SEI Host Jennifer Goupil for a discussion about ASCE/SEI 72 Design of Steel Lighting System Support Pole Structures standard. 

ASCE/SEI 72 Design of Steel Lighting System Support Pole Structures has been specifically written to unify the core body of best practice knowledge available in the structural engineering community and to provide public and private agencies, practicing engineers, installers, and facility owners a consistent roadmap for the safe specification, design, fabrication, installation, and ongoing maintenance of structural supports of this type. Lighting system support structures (primarily cold-formed single and multi-pole tubular steel structures) differ from buildings in many performance-related characteristics. But, like buildings, lighting systems support structures are a critical public safety issue if they are not properly specified, designed, fabricated, installed, and actively inspected and routinely maintained by competent professionals. Current practices related to support structures of this type have been inconsistently developed and even more inconsistently applied, rendering many of those practices confusing—and even worse, ill-advised. The catastrophic failure of dozens of lighting system support structures around the country and the removal from service of hundreds more as a precaution in view of faulty or incomplete specifications for design, fabrication, installation, or ongoing maintenance prompted several members of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute to begin development of this document in the interest of improving public safety related to these structures.


Note:  The refund deadline for this session is July 8, 2021.  No refunds can be accommodated after this date.  Contact Customer Service


ASCE/SEI 59 – Blast Protection of Buildings (expected to be published summer 2021)

Session Date:  September 16, 2021
[Registration closes September 14 @10:00pm EST]

Time:  1:00 – 2:30pm EST

Where:  Right here on ASCE Collaborate!!

Join SEI Host Jennifer Goupil for a discussion about ASCE/SEI 59.  The Blast Protection of Buildings standard provides minimum requirements for planning, design, construction, and assessment of new and existing buildings subject to the effects of accidental or malicious explosions. The Standard includes principles for establishing appropriate threat parameters, levels of protection, loadings, analysis methodologies, materials, detailing, and test procedures. It provides a comprehensive presentation of current practice in the analysis and design of structures for blast resistance. Commentaries on the requirements are also included. The Standard supplements existing building codes, standards, and laws, but is not intended to replace them.

Resources:
Blast Protection of Buildings (59-11)
Structural Design for Physical Security: State of the Practice
Design of Blast-Resistant Buildings in Petrochemical Facilities

Note:  The refund deadline for this session is September 9, 2021.  No refunds can be accommodated after this date.  Contact Customer Service


ASCE/SEI 8 – Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Stainless Steel Structural Members (expected to be published spring 2021)

Session Date:  November 18, 2021
[Registration closes November 16 @10:00pm EST]

Time:  1:00 – 2:30pm EST

Where:  Right here on ASCE Collaborate!!

Join SEI Host Jennifer Goupil for a discussion about the ASCE/SEI 8. 

ASCE/SEI 8 Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Stainless Steel Structural Members has been completely revised and updates the 2002 edition of the standard. This standard applies to the design of structural members cold-formed to shape from annealed and cold-rolled austenitic, ferritic, and duplex stainless steel alloys used for load-carrying purposes in buildings, and structures other than buildings provided allowances are made for dynamic effects and includes both LRFD and ASD provisions.


Resources:
Bracing Cold-Formed Steel Structures: A Design Guide

Note:  The refund deadline for this session is November 11, 2021.  No refunds can be accommodated after this date.  Contact Customer Service


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