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Structural Engineers: Why We Do What We Do

October 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

$215 – $307

Structural Engineers: Why We Do What We Do


October 25 & November 1, 2017 / 8:00 am – 11:00 am


Structural engineers analyze, design, plan, and research structural components and structural systems to achieve design goals and ensure the safety and comfort of users or occupants. Understand what is important to structural engineers and better communicate jobsite concerns.

Approved for 1 LU-HSW credit

“I understand the basics of structural engineering and how important stability is in construction. Because I understand the basics, I will be able to focus on if they’re being considered fully in a project’s design.” – Eric Robertson, Benchmark Construction Co., Inc.

“I work in the front office of a structural engineering firm and this really helped me understand what we are offering.
” – Kristen Thomas, Providence Engineering Corp.

Course Overview:

Session 1: Seminar Overview, Building Codes & Basic Structural Engineering Concepts

  • Codes pertaining to structural design and construction
  • Structural member types, forces and structural stability

Session 2: Soils & Concrete Construction (Part 1)

  • Geotechnical reports and the information pertinent to structural engineering
  • Materials used in concrete construction

Session 3: Concrete Construction (Part 2) & Masonry Construction

  • Reinforced concrete construction
  • Precast concrete and masonry construction

Session 4: Steel Construction

  • Hot-rolled steel construction
  • Steel joists and joist girders

Session 5: Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings & Cold-Rolled Steel

  • PEMB and conventional steel framing
  • Cold-rolled steel framing and associated design concerns

Session 6: Wood Construction & Fasteners

  • Wood construction
  • Structural fasteners for various construction types

Session 6: Optional: Training Facility Building Tour – relates class discussion to a see and understand tour


Daniel J. Fichtner, P.E., Executive Vice President, founded Providence Engineering Corporation in 1992 to provide structural engineering services to contractors, owners, architects and fabricators. Dan has experience in both design and construction and has held positions of responsible charge at other firms before founding Providence Engineering Corporation. He brings his experience in overseeing design staff and coordinating project needs with the appropriate personnel to achieve a practical, economical solution.

Price includes: continental breakfast, course materials, certificate of completion.


Preferred registration date: October 18, 2017


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October 25, 2017
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$215 – $307
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Angela Corbisello


ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545 United States