Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Design Spring’s April Meeting

Design Spring (formerly EEP) is the local group of emerging architecture, engineering, landscape, and design professionals. Its April 14, 2010 meeting program will be The Process of Structural Engineering – What Engineers Wish Architects Knew, presented by Samantha Corbin, Project Engineer with M.R. Richards Engineering, Inc.

Sam’s presentation will give emerging professionals in related fields an inside view of structural engineering. She'll explain the structural engineering process, point out things design professionals can do to make a job run smoother, and highlight issues to keep in mind for future projects. Sam will also touch upon a laundry list of structural design subjects, including:
  • What structural engineers do
  • Design Codes
  • Tools Used
  • Newton's Laws of Motion
  • Free Body Diagrams
  • Load Path
  • Load Combinations
  • Vertical Loads
  • Lateral Loads (wind/seismic loads, out of plane load on walls)
  • Diaphragms & Collectors
  • Shear Walls
  • Cantilevered Columns
  • Retaining Walls
If you’re interested in attending, RSVP to Gabe Greiner at so that the organizers can have enough pizza and drinks on hand for everybody.

Here are the meeting details:
  • Date:  Wednesday, April 14, 2010
  • Location: Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers’ Conference Room, 100 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Pizza and drinks - 5:45pm (please bring $5 for pizza and a few dollars more for drinks)
  • Presentation begins - 6:30pm
Design Spring’s leaders have been working toward the goal of seeing the group reach its full potential. Behind the scenes, they have been brainstorming and planning a webpage, logo, programs, mentorship ladders, a Pecha Kucha-style night, and study groups. The leadership group meets the first Monday of every month and welcomes anyone who wishes to become more involved. Email Gabe Greiner ( or Mariko Blessing ( for more details.

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