SEAOI is pleased to announce the Bridge, Seismic/Wind and Geotech SE Refresher Courses sections are now available on demand to help you prepare for the Fall NCEES Exam! Three of our most popular Refresher Course instructors, Tony Shkurti of HNTB, Jon Sfura of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and Bob Lukas, Principal at Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc. offer an in-depth review of structural engineering principles and their applications to prepare candidates for the Bridges and Building portions of the SE Exam. These content areas were recently re-structured for better alignment with the NCEES SE Exam specifications, and participants will have access to all recorded sessions and handout materials through the next delivery of the NCEES Exam (estimated Fall of 2020).
The Bridge Section contains seven recorded sessions of approximately 1.75 hours each, covering the following topics:
- Load and Load Factor Combinations
- Permanent Loads
- Structural Analysis and Evaluation
- Concrete Deck Slabs
- Concrete Structures
- Decks and Deck Systems
- Steel Structures
The Seismic/Wind Section contains nine recorded sessions of approximately 1.75 hours each, covering the following topics:
- Seismology and Earthquake Actions
- Structural Dynamics & Response
- Modern Philosophy of Seismic Design
- U.S. Seismic Codes: History, Performance Objectives, and
- Earthquake Hazard Levels
- ASCE 7 Seismic Design for Building Structures
- Diaphragms & Shear Walls
- Example Problems
- Material-Specific Seismic Force Resisting Systems
The Geotech Section contains 3 recoreded sessions of approximately 1.75 hours each, covering the following topics:
- Fundamental Soil Considerations
- Foot Foundations
- Deep Foundations
- Lateral Earth Pressures
Bridge (7 sessions) - $350 for members, $525 non-members
Seismic/Wind (9 sessions) - $450 for members, $675 for non-members
Geotech (3 sessions) - $150 for members, $225 for non-members
Bundle and Save $300! Purchase all three courses for $650 for members and $1,125 for non-members
Registrants will have access to the recorded content and the course materials through the next delivery (estimated fall 2020) of the NCEES Exam.
Bridge (7 sessions) - 12 CE hours
Seismic/Wind (9 sessions) - 16 CE hours
Geotech (3 sessions) - 5 CE hours
About the Instructors
Tony Shkurti, Ph.D., SE, PE, is an HNTB Fellow and Associate Vice President and is a nationally recognized authority in structural engineering. His research includes seismic retrofit of bridge substructures, redundancy of bridge superstructures, bracing systems, fatigue and fracture behavior of steel bridges, infrastructure security risk assessment and mitigation and vehicular impact analysis. He has presented and published in numerous venues.
Jon F. Sfura, Ph.D., P.E., S.E. is a Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Northbrook, Illinois. Dr. Sfura’s experience includes the assessment of structural distress and serviceability problems, the investigation of structural failures, peer review, and the rehabilitation of structures. He has published and lectured on seismic design and performance, and the assessment and rehabilitation of structures.
Dr. Sfura received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He studied the nonlinear seismic response of asymmetric steel structures to earthquake ground motions as a doctoral candidate. He is a licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois, Civil Engineer in California, and Professional Engineer in Florida and Michigan. He is a member of the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI). He participates on the BSSC NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions Committee and ASCE 7 Wind Load Subcommittee.
Robert G. Lukas is a Principal at Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc. He earned both a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering at Northwestern University, and holds PE licenses in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Indiana, and Kentucky. He is a member of ASCE's Committee on Foundation & Excavation Standards, American Society of Testing and Materials, Committee D-18, ISPE, and NSPE. Mr. Lukas was awarded the Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award by ASCE in 1991. He has published dozens of articles in his career.
His expertise in geotechnical projects includes dynamic compaction, pressuremeter testing and interpretation, pile and drilled pier foundations and slope stability analysis. He has participated in re-analysis of six earth dams for the Corps of Engineers in Ohio, where slope stability and seepage studies were undertaken, in ground improvement recommendations and monitoring of over 300 projects where dynamic compaction was used as a site improvement technique, and in making geotechnical recommendations for nine flood storage projects for the Soil Conservation Service. Mr. Lukas has also been involved with analyzing capacity and monitoring pile installations for over 300 projects and interpretation of pressuremeter tests to predict settlement of over 1,000 projects. His research involvement includes a 2-year project to prepare a users manual on dynamic compaction for the Federal Highway Administration, and a 2 ½ year study for the Federal Aviation Administration on thickness design procedures for airfields containing stabilized pavement components.