August 23, 2000

August 23, 2000

SENH PRESIDENTS NEWS LETTER

Welcome back from our summer vacation.  The Board of Directors has been busy trying to plan out a productive upcoming year and our newest Director, Matt Low has been working hard on updating our website and utilizing email capabilities to keep everyone informed on current events.  We hope you all had a good summer and hope to see you at our September 13th meeting in Nashua.

SENH MEETINGS & SEMINARS

September 13, 2000        Precast Seismic Structural Systems            Nashua

October 3, 2000                HSS Connection Design Seminar            Concord

November 14, 2000          Light gage Steel Trusses                      Portsmouth

January 2001                     NHDOT Bridge Rating                        Concord

March 2001                        Business Development                      To be determined

May 2001                            Annual meeting                                     To be determined

NCSEA MONTHLY MOMENTS

Have you been wondering why issues of Monthly Moments have not appeared in recent SENH News letters?  Well, the reason is the NCSEA Board of Directors is moving to publish this information in the 10 issues/year of STRUCTURE Magazine.  As a member of SENH you receive Structure Magazine at no cost.  If you want to keep abreast of what NCSEA is doing, you will find it in this publication.

NCSEA CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The NCSEA Code Advisory Committee is seeking members from the State Structural Organizations to participate on any one of their four (4) Sub-Committees: Seismic Provisions; General Engineering; Performance Provisions; and Existing Buildings.  These Sub-Committees will make recommendations for updates to the International Building Code in 2003.  If you are interested in getting involved on a Sub-Committee, see the enclosed Call for Participation for more information. 

NCSEA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

NCSEA is hosting their annual conference in San Antonio, Texas this September.  The Board has voted to partially subsidize our NCSEA Delegate, Bob Durfee to attend.

SNOW LOAD COMMITTEE UPDATE

Those of you on our email list have already been informed of the interim publication now available at the CRREL website.  This first publication, Developing Ground Snow Loads for New Hampshire is now available in pdf format from http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/techpub/CRREL_Reports.  A must read for all Structural Engineers designing roof systems in our State.  Thanks to Jeff Tirey, Joel Fisher and Steve Johnson for making this happen.

HOLLOW STRUCTURAL SECTIONS DESIGN SEMINAR

See the enclosed registration form for the October 3, 2000 SENH sponsored seminar on Hollow Structural Sections.  Get 4.0 PDHs and a discount on the AISC Connections manual.  Thanks to Ben Tirey for putting this one together for us.

SIMPSON STRONG-TIE CONNECTOR WORKSHOP

Simpson Strong-Tie is hosting an series of Connector Workshops throughout the country.  The Boston workshop is to be held on September 6, 2000 at the Sheraton Colonial in Lynnfield, MA.  This is a free all-day seminar with PDHs awarded.  Call (800) 999 5099 extension 4031 for registration and further details.

Sincerely,

Dennis LaBombard, P.E.

President - SENH