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Can you please confirm the address for the NCSEA website?  I could not

David Finley, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin Baer <benjamin.baer(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Sunday, September 26, 1999 11:14 PM
Subject: NCSEA to Present LRFD Program

>The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) is
>sponsoring an educational program on Load and Resistance Factor Design
>(LRFD) for structural engineers.  The program is being presented in
>cooperation with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC),
>the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the Portland Cement
>Association (PCA).  It will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Miami,
>Florida from March 6 through March 10, 2000.  This is the inaugural
>presentation of the NCSEA Structural Engineering Winter Institute - an
>annual one-week educational program focusing on a different theme each
>The program will feature a presentation on the background, basis and
>basics of LRFD by Prof. Theodore Galambos and Prof. Bruce Ellingwood.
>Prof. Galambos is credited as a primary developer of the LRFD concept,
>and will address the history of LRFD.  Prof. Ellingwood is active in
>current research on LRFD, and will speak about the present and future of
>LRFD.  The program will continue with about 1½ days on LRFD for
>Structural Steel, presented by AISC, followed by about 1½ days on LRFD
>of Engineered Wood Construction, presented by AF&PA.  It will conclude
>with a presentation by PCA for about 1 day on Simplified LRFD for
>Reinforced Concrete Buildings.
>Principals & Owners - to see how LRFD can benefit their business
>Associates & Project Managers - to see how LRFD should be applied in
>daily activities
>Design Engineers - to see LRFD requirements in a practice-oriented
>1. Describe the basics of load and resistance factor design (LRFD)
>2. Explain the differences between allowable (working) stress design and
>3. Provide working knowledge of LRFD specifications for structural steel
>and wood
>4. Provide procedures for simplified load and resistance factor design
>of reinforced concrete buildings
>This program is specifically tailored for structural engineers who:
> - did not learn LRFD in school
> - routinely use allowable (working) stress design in their practice
> - aren't sure how to apply LRFD to daily activities.
>There will be optional tours for spouses to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens,
>Fairchild Tropical Garden and Miami Seaquarium.
>Visit the NCSEA website at or call (312) 372-8035
>for registration information.
>Benjamin R. Baer, PE, SE
>Program Chair