Structural Engineers Association of New York

  • 11 Mar 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Improving the Design of Slender Concrete Columns

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12 noon

    Speaker: Robert J. Frosch, PhD, PE, FACI - Professor of Civil Engineering, Associate Dean of Engineering Purdue University

    Location: New York Athletic Club, 59th & 7th Avenue - 180 Central Park South

    Click here for more information.

  • 17 Feb 2016 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Build your career with a team that . . .Designs, Constructs, and Modernizes. . . Safe, Attractive, Environmentally Sound and Cost-effective New York City Public Schools!

    Job Fair will offer:

    • On Site Interviews
    • Competitive Wages
    • Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, Prescription, Retirement Security and Tuition)

    Career Paths in:

     Architecture

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     Construction Management

     Quality Assurance


    30-30 Thomson Avenue

    Long Island City, NY 11101


  • 16 Feb 2016 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    5:30 to 7:30 pm @ The Library of General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen ( at 20W 44th St in New York City

    The New York-Northeast Chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI) Women in Deep Foundations Technical Committee are co-hosting a Reception and Panel Discussion on Professional Women in the World of Construction.

    Confirmed panelists are: 

    • Dr. Liesl Folks the Dean of Engineering of the University at Buffalo
    • Mr. Ramon Gilsanz founding partner of GMS (EERI subscribing member), Chair of the 2014 NYC Building Code Technical Committee, and Director of EERI-NYNE chapter
    • Ms. Mary-Jane Augustine, Partner of Construction Law at McCarter-English, LLP
    •  Aspa Zerva, Professor at Drexel University, lead member of the NSF program ENHANCE for career of women in earthquake engineering, and Director of EERI-NYNE chapter.

    The event will be moderated by Dr. Sissy Nikolaou of MRCE (EERI subscribing member), Director of EERI and President of the NYNE chapter, and Ms. Helen Robinson of Schnabel Engineering, Chair of the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Technical Committee

    There is no cost to attend the event, but reservations are required – please RSVP to

  • 12 Jan 2016 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    January 21, 2016

    6:00 to 8:00 PM @ The Mohawk Group

    71 West 23rd Street (18th Floor)
    New York, NY 10010

    Event Description: For years, building developers and their teams have searched for ways to optimize concrete mixes for performance, schedule, and reduced environmental impact. Simultaneously, the New York City metro area has been generating far more post-consumer glass than recyclers have a consistent end market use for. In an effort to address these dual challenges, pragmatic thought leaders brought key stakeholders from multiple industry sectors together to collaborate on a solution. Team members worked together over the course of 18 months to begin piloting use of locally recycled ground glass as an ingredient in high-performing concrete with reduced environmental impact.

    Come hear the Recycler, the Manufacturer, the Structural Engineer and the Building Owners Representative/Convener discuss what was involved in identifying this solution, whether the idea can be replicated in concrete mixes across the country, and what will it take for the larger cast-in-place concrete and glass recycling marketplaces to be transformed.


    Amanda Kaminsky

    Founding Partner, Building Product Ecosystems



    Lou Grasso Jr.

    Managing Partner, Kingston Block/Urban Mining North East


    Cawsie Jijina

    Principal, Severud Associates


    Tom Outerbridge

    Manager, Municipal Recycling at Sims

    For more information and to register, go to the 

    Urban Green website

  • 12 Jan 2016 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    February 11, 2016

    9:00am - 11:00am @ New York Athletic Club 

    59th & 7th Avenue - 180 Central Park South

    Concrete can provide a service life of over 100 years when properly designed, batched and constructed. Many projects, in particular for the transportation infrastructure, require concrete to be designed and built for a service life of 100+ year. Estimating concrete service life, is a somewhat new requirement to the concrete industry, but of great importance. Our speakers will share their methodologies for estimating, designing and constructing concrete structures to provide a service life in excess of 100 years. 

    Moderator: Cas Bognacki, PE, Chief of Materials Engineering, The Port Authority of NY & NJ


    • Paul G. Tourney, PE, President, Tourney Consulting Group
    • Peter Elza ,Service Life and Sustainability Manager, Parsons Infrastructure Business Unit
    • Oscar R. Antommattei, PE, Senior Concrete Engineer, Kiewit Corporation

    For more information and to register, Click here.

  • 08 Dec 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    This is the eighth year of a respected and internationally recognized survey on the topic of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the profession of Structural Engineering. Key changes in this year's survey address emerging topics of Risk Management, Laser Scanning, Project Management of firms, recruiting of staff, Level of Development (LOD) in contracts and trends in best practices for model based analysis. 

    Please take a few moments to participate in the online survey before Jan. 20, 2016:

    The overview of the trends the survey has tracked over the last 8 years will be presented in a webinar series with Part 1 beginning Thursday, December 17 at 10am ET.  This webinar is in collaboration with the National Institute of Steel Detailers (NISD) as part of their launch of their 2016 Design to Construction webinar series. The following webinar in January 2016 will review the survey results. 

    Please register for Structures from Design to Construction, Part 1 Introduction on Dec 17, 2015 10:00 AM EST at:

    Thank you for your participation,

    SEI-CASE National BIM Committee
    Will Ikerd, PE - Co-Chair
    Micheal Bolduc, PE - Co-Chair
    David Aucoin, PE - Incoming Vice-Chair

  • 09 Nov 2015 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    When: Wednesday, 11th November 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Admission free.

    Where: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. 20 West 44th Street, NYC, NY, 10036

    Sponsored by: STRAAM Group., 40 Wall Street, NY, NY and Forensic Engineering Technical Group of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

    Distinguished Speakers: Ms. Margot Christeller and Dr. Alan Jeary AO, PhD, FIStructE

    Margot Christeller spent 18 months as Deputy General Manager of the Infrastructure Rebuild team at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and then an additional 18 months at CERA supporting the work to refresh the governance, leadership and funding frameworks to meet the collective needs of the city to survive and recover. Margot is visiting NYC, Washington DC and San Francisco to continue her engagement, at their invitation, with urban development and recovery agencies such as the UNDP, World Bank and the City of San Francisco.

    Context – What happened? 6.3 earthquake and 30 major aftershocks in a year. 

    Observations -- What worked well and what we learned to prepare for the future.

    Lessons learned/ Opportunities – Smart technology and building resilient cities.

    Future -- What does this mean for other cities?

    Please RSVP via email to:

  • 03 Nov 2015 10:38 AM | Anonymous

    Tuesday Nov 10, 2015 


    Spectacular failures -- aging materials -- urgent maintenance -- these are on the agenda for Raimondo Betti (Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University).  Come hear his vision of a future in which infrastructure can monitor its own health, estimate its structural integrity, and launch corrective actions.

    This lecture is the first in the Italian Academy's series on the work of Italian scientists in the area of sustainability.

    Click here for more information and to Register

    Free and open to the public

    Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
    1161 Amsterdam Avenue
    New York, NY 10027

  • 25 Sep 2015 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    OHNY Weekend Highlight:

    Engineering New York 

    October 17 & 18 2015

    New York has always been a city of engineering feats, home to historically important projects-from the Brooklyn Bridge to the subway system to the Empire State Building- that pushed the boundaries of structural possibility. Over the past decade, architects and engineers have continued this long tradition of structural innovation, using new materials and technologies to design and build a new generation of New York icons that advance the art of engineering while enriching the city's built environment.

    During this year's OHNY Weekend, Open House New York and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) partner to open a selection of recent projects that illustrate the state of the art of structural engineering in New York City. Tours will help visitors to understand these projects from the perspective of the structural engineers who helped transform them from idea to reality.

    Several Engineering New York sites feature Open Access hours; others require Advance Reservations, as noted below. For more information about these sites, or to make reservations where necessary, visit


    1  Apple Cube - 5th Ave


    2  Brookfield Place

    3  Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG92

    4  Drawing Center

    5  High Line

    6  HudsonYards

    7 John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    8 Porcelanosa

    9  Stapleton Library

    10  The New School: University Center

    11  Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 25 Sep 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    EERI - Schools Earthquake Safety Initiative Call for Committee Volunteers

    EERI-NYNE is calling for committee volunteers to join the EERI SESI (Schools Earthquake Safety Initiative) 

    Please contact if you are interested in volunteer participation in these active SESI subcommittees:

    • Safety Screening, Inventory, and Evaluation of Schools
    • Classroom Education and Outreach
    • Code Updating and Improvements
    • Tsunami Mitigation for Schools

    For more information please visit the website:

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