SDL is an active participant of the engineering community with the goal of fostering innovation in the field of structural engineering as well as generating interest amongst the next generation of structural engineers. Part of this effort includes the presentation of lectures at various universities and engineering societies. Some recent presentations include:
Jacobs, W.P. and Rex, C.O. “Erection Engineering: The Science Behind the Art.” 2012 North American Steel Construction Conference. Grapevine, TX. April, 2012.
Rex, C.O. “Leverage Your Knowledge with the 2010 AISC Specification and the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual.” AISC Full-day Seminar. Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Cleveland, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Birmingham, Alabama; Raleigh, North Carolina. Various, 2011-2012.
Jacobs, W.P. “New Composite Design Provisions in the 2010 Specification.” AISC Live Webinar. December, 2011.
Jacobs, W.P. “New Composite Design Provisions in the 2010 Specification.” 2011 North American Steel Construction Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . May, 2011. Recording at: www.aisc.org/uploadedcontent/2011NASCCSessions/n23/
Rex, C.O. “What’s the Problem?” 2011 North American Steel Construction Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . May, 2011.
Rex, C.O. “Sky Hooks.” Symposium: Preliminary Building Design to Completion. Blacksburg, Virginia. October, 2010.
Jacobs, W.P. “Load Transfer in Composite Construction.” 2010 Combined North American Steel Construction Conference and ASCE Structures Congress. Orlando, Florida. May, 2010.
Rex, C.O. “Examples and Training Materials for ASCE 7-10 Seismic Design.” 2010 Combined North American Steel Construction Conference and ASCE Structures Congress. Orlando, Florida . May, 2010.
ASCE Committee on Composite Design
Jacobs, W.P. “5 Keys to Being a Successful Structural Engineer.” Clemson University, South Carolina; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Virginia Tech, Virginia; University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Various, 2008-2011.
Rex, C.O. “PR Connection Design for Strength and Ductility.” Thomas M. Murray Technical Seminar. Virginia Tech. October, 2008.
Jacobs, W.P. “Review and Comparison of Encased Composite Steel-Concrete Column Detailing Requirements.” Composite Construction Conference VI. Devils Thumb, Colorado. July, 2008.
White, D.W. and Goverdhan, A.V. “Design of PR Frames Using the AISC Direct Analysis Method.” Connections in Steel Structures VI. Chicago, Illinois. June, 2008.