Review Category : News

The Masonry Society’s’ (TMS) Design Practices Committee has incorporated numerous revisions to the Direct Design Handbook for Masonry Structures (TMS 403) from its previous version published in 2013. As part of the review and approval process, TMS 403 is provided for public review and comment. To view the draft standard and to submit comments, visit:

Comments may be submitted until September 10, 2017 using the form at the link above.

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August 10th

CFS Frame Lateral Design

Jeff Ellis, P.E., S.E., SECB, is the Director of Codes & Compliance for Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.

August 29th

Wind Loads on Non-Building Structures for the Practicing Engineer

Emily Guglielmo, P.E., S.E., sits on the NCSEA Board of Directors, is the secretary of the NCSEA Wind Engineering Committee, and has served on the ASCE 7-16 seismic committee.

September 12th

ASCE-7-16 Wind: How it Affects the Practicing Engineer

Donald R. Scott, S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, is the Vice President and Director of Engineering at PCS Structural Solutions.

October 24th

Understanding and Interpreting Geotechnical Reports

Trent Parkhill, P.E., is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Senior Fellow at Kleinfelder with 38 years of geotechnical experience.

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Join an NCSEA Committee

NCSEA Member Organization members may apply for NCSEA committee positions throughout the year using the Volunteer Application on Once submitted, the application will be reviewed to ensure NCSEA Member Organization membership and then forwarded to the committee chair(s) for review.

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Listen to the November 29 webinar by SEI President Andy Herrmann and SEI Young Professional Committee Chair Linda Kaplan for a review of SEI member benefits and opportunities, including special offerings for students and professionals to make the most of membership in SEI/ASCE and an update on SEI Vision for the Future of SE initiatives. View the webinar at

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Register now for P.E./S.E. Review Courses beginning February 2017! Taking the P.E. Civil, S.E., or Environmental Exam this Spring? ASCE’s Exam Review Courses take the guesswork out of your study plan and prepare you for exam day. Qualified experts deliver interactive courses that will build your confidence for exam day. You will receive access to recorded webinars and reference materials. Group rates are available for 2 or more engineers preparing in the same location. Recordings of these sessions will be available in February and March.

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After serving for five years on the STRUCTURE magazine Editorial Board as the steel industry representative, Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E., is retiring. Roger is the Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla).

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Bridges 2017 is the must-have wall calendar for anyone who designs, builds, crosses, or simply loves bridges. Each month highlights a spectacular bridge with an awesome photograph and a thumbnail history highlighting the bridge’s engineering significance. Plus, each month has a bonus bridge mini-photo. Chock-full of photos from the United States and around the world, this full-sized calendar is perfect for jotting down daily activities or appointments.

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