Attention Students in Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering Principles for Starting Work…

Announcing “SE Apprentice”

Web Seminar Series

Are you a Student in Civil/Structural Engineering who would like to learn additional technical information to help you start your career as a structural engineer?

Carrie Bremer, PE of Schaefer and Stephen Metz, PE of SMBH are excited to be involved in SE Apprentice, aimed at bringing examples of real-world engineering problems to students. This series was produced in conjunction with SE Solutions, LLC.

In a carefully crafted series of presentations, Carrie and Stephen guide students through the design of an actual project – the South Central Chiller Plant and Generator Building at The Ohio State University. This series aims to present ideas and concepts not typically learned in class, and combine these with real world knowledge of how a building and project come together, to help give students an idea of what to expect on a project they would work on in the office.

Carrie and Stephen presented the following four live web seminars in October and November 2015:

Session 1: Loads; What are they and Where do they Come From?

Session 2: Structural Systems and Load Paths

Session 3: Design and Coordination

Session 4: Contract Documents

These sessions will be most applicable to New Graduates, Seniors, and Graduate Students, and may also be helpful for younger students.


To view the recorded sessions, please click on the appropriate link below, and fill out the form on the page that follows.  After submitting your information, you will receive an e-mail with further details on accessing the recorded sessions.

SE Apprentice For Students

SE Apprentice For Companies

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