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Attention Structural Engineers:



For Immediate Release:                                  October, 1999       
    
FOR MORE INFORMATION:   Jeanne Vogelzang, Executive Director, NCSEA
                                     312-372-8035;  fax 312-372-5673


(headline)   NCSEA PPRESENTS LRFD SEMINAR


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 year.   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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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 environment

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

1. Describe the basics of load and resistance factor design (LRFD)
2. Explain the differences between allowable (working) stress design and LRFD
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 http://www.ncsea.com or call (312) 372-8035
 for registration information.



NCSEA is a professional association representing the licensed structural 
engineers in the United States.  The association regularly holds an annual 
conference, holds an annual structural design competition,  and conducts 
seminars.  The association was founded in 1992 to act as an unifying voice 
for state Structural Engineering Associations .


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