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SEI New Orleans Chapter Seminar

On January 19, 2017, SEI New Orleans Chapter invited Matt Brown, S.E. (RISATechnologies, Foothill Ranch CA) to present

the seminar “Structural Design of a Multi-Story Building Subjected to High Wind Loads Using 3-D Interactive Structural

Analysis Software.” Mr. Brown demonstrated how engineering software can be used to design a multi-story commercial building

from roof to foundation, per the IBC 2015. Special emphasis was placed on lateral loading for high coastal wind loads, and

the design of steel connections for moment frames and braced frames.. This seminar was attended by about 53 members.


SEI NO Seminar on January 19, 2017 – Speaker Matt Brown, SE (Left) with Seminar

Coordinator Jay Jani, Ph.D., PE