Structural Engineers Association of New York

  • 23 Sep 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    AIA NY - Bricks & Beverages: Professionals Play with LEGO Bricks

    October 16 2015


    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM FRIDAY, ARCHTOBER 16


    At The Center for Architecture

    In their quest to meet deadlines, architects do not get much opportunity to play at design. The Center for Architecture and LEGO invite young professionals for "Bricks and Beverages," a fun and lively game night that will rekindle our participants' love of LEGOs while enjoying a night out among friends and colleagues.

    "Bricks and Beverages" will consist of a LEGO build competition with three architectural challenges. Participants in teams (1-5 people per team) will randomly draw a building type (museum, stadium, theater) and styles (Chicago School, Brutalist, Gothic) from a hat to create a wacky design mandate. A LEGO prize will be awarded to the best team, selected by a panel of judges. 

    Wine, beer, snacks, and a custom, LEGO-inspired cocktail will be served.

    Organized by: Center for Architecture

    Co-organized by: AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee

    In partnership with: 

    Price: $15 for AIA members; $20 for non-members

    Click Here for more information & to Register

    Team members must register individually. Please include your team name when you register. Competitors limited to 50 people total.

    A program of Archtober 2015, NYC's month-long architecture and design festival.

  • 26 Aug 2015 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    The ICE invites you to a debate on the motion:

    “It was right to cancel the ARC rail tunnel project between Manhattan and New Jersey”


     For  Against
     Cliff Bouchereau - Arup  Ed Plotkin - Consultant
     Bill Daly - Consultant  TBD 

    Moderator: Richard Giffen - Arup


    Date and Time

    Thursday 24th September 2015

    5:30pm for a 6:00pm start



    11th Street Bar

    11th Street between Ave A and B


    Subway Directions

    N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street, then L to 1st Ave

    Free Entry Happy Hour prices all night.


    Sponsored by the Institution of Civil Engineers


    For further details on the event contact:

    David Watson e:


    Visit for upcoming events


    Statements made during the debate do not necessarily reflect the actual views of the debaters, their employers, or the ICE.

  • 19 Aug 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora announced that twenty-six Architectural and Engineering Design Requirement Contracts are being issued for Micro, Small, Medium and Large firms to undertake public building projects citywide. 

    The launch of Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 will be celebrated with a Pre-Proposal Conference on 

    Thursday, September 3rd, 

    at 10:00AM 

    at the Department of Design and Construction 

     30-30 Thomson Avenue, (1st floor- Atrium)

    Long Island City NY 11101.

    The statement in The City Record of August 12, 2015 advised all qualified and interested firms to download the RFP here or for RFP information to contact Hemwattie Roopnarine at or 718-391-1375. Responses to the RFP are due on or before September 17,2015 at 4:00 PM.

  • 02 Jun 2015 3:06 PM | Anonymous
    --a detailed overview by structural engineer Thomas A. Sabol, PhD, SE, of the application of AISC Seismic Provisions used in the design of special concentric braced frames (SCBF) and special moment frames (SMF) using design examples from the 2nd edition Seismic Design Manual.

    4.0 PDH   $150

    June 11, 2015
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    TimesCenter in the New York Times Building

    Click Here for Registration Information

  • 18 May 2015 4:18 PM | Anonymous
    EERI-NYNE is requesting help from SEAoNY to collect structural evaluation equipment. Local teams in Nepal are performing building assessments following the devastating earthquake there last month and need equipment donations.

    If you can donate any of the equipment below, please contact the SEAoNY office:

    - Schmidt hammers

    - Rebar detectors

    - UT/laser devices

    - Crack gauges 

  • 14 May 2015 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler today announced a new plan(PDF) that will fundamentally reform the agency to enhance public and worksite safety, slash wait times and delays, and modernize all aspects of the agency to meet the needs of a 21st century city.

    The Department of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the New York City Construction Codes and Zoning Resolution on more than a million buildings and construction sites throughout the City. Issuing a record 140,000 construction permits in 2014, the daily operations of the Department impact the everyday lives of those that live, work and build in New York City.

    Earlier this year, Mayor de Blasio announced the beginnings of “fundamental reform” at the Department of Buildings, and today’s action plan delivers on that pledge. With an unprecedented infusion of new resources, including 320 new positions and $120 million over four years, and significant reforms to internal processes and public interactions, the City of New York will ensure its Department of Buildings is second to none in customer service, public safety and efficient oversight.

    To read the whole Press Release click here

  • 13 May 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    It's time to nominate someone whom you think will be a great leader of SEAoNY.

    Nominees for Officers and Directors must be nominated by at least five Members. All nomination forms must be completed and returned to the address or e-mail address below. Nominations must be postmarked or e-mailed by June 1, 2015. Nominations postmarked or e-mailed after June 1, will not be accepted. A Member is defined as one who has received a BS or higher degree in engineering from an accredited university, is actively engaged in the practice of Structural Engineering as their primary profession, and is licensed by the State of New York as a Professional Engineer.

    We are currently seeking nominations for
    President Elect, Secretary, and three Director positions.

    Return by e-mail to:
    Return by fax to: 646-417-6378
    Return by mail to: 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

    Click Here to Download the 2016 Nomination Form

  • 05 May 2015 2:59 PM | Anonymous

    Conference Synopsis: After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Australia are again resurgent. From Miami to Melbourne, Bogota to Beijing, Toronto to Turin, tall projects are being proposed and built in significant number. Nowhere is this more evident than in New York, where several new urban typologies are developing simultaneously; the ultra skinny, luxury residential towers exemplified by One57 and 432 Park; the urban-regeneration clusters such as Hudson Yards and the World Trade Center site; the prefabricated high rise and other technical innovations as seen at Pacific Park; as well as numerous others. In addition, the increasing importance of both resilient infrastructure in the face of mounting climate change, as well as quality public space exemplified through projects such as the High Line, are adding to a fascinating mix.

    Yet the flow of capital enabling many of these projects is complex, and shows an interconnectedness of our cities way beyond what was evident even just a short decade or two before. Developments in Sydney are as likely to be driven by forces from Shanghai as locally, Canadian pension funds are enabling several tall buildings in London, and Middle East capital seems, once again, to be everywhere. On top of this, after a decade or more of unprecedented vertical growth in Chinese cities, China is now investing in myriad urban centers around the world.

    The CTBUH will thus bring its 2015 Conference to the evolving high rise tapestry that is New York to examine this dual phenomena – the motivations and mechanisms that are enabling multi-national investment scenarios, and the technical innovations that are driving new heights, forms, materials and construction techniques. The conference will explore what all this means for the skyscraper of the future – more adaptable to the sustainable and technological challenges of the age. Join us in New York to find out more!

    For more information, please visit:

  • 05 May 2015 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    New York Build 2016 (7th and 8th March) is the leading construction expo to focus on New York. The expo will include a 2-day conference and 24 training workshops (CPD accredited) that attendees are welcome to attend, hear from 50+ industry expert speakers from government and the construction industry. The event will take place at the Javits Center, accommodating 200+ booths and 10,000 attendees showcasing the latest projects, developments, investment and opportunities around New York. The exhibition, conference and training workshops are free to register for online at

    To receive the agenda or for further information please contact or Call +1 917 215 8256.

    Follow us on Twitter @NewYorkBuild #newyorkbuild


  • 23 Mar 2015 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) are pleased to announce that a distinguished jury has selected two winning designs in the fifth annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition: Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio of New York City and Organic Growth by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects of Madrid and London. Pending approvals and fundraising, these pavilions will both be assembled on Governors Island and open to the public for the summer 2015 season.

    After a four-hour-long deliberation, the jury was deadlocked in deciding between the Billion Oyster Pavilion and Organic Growth Pavilion. The Billion Oyster Pavilion is grounded in local history, tapping into discussions around resiliency and the long-term benefits of growing new oyster beds in New York Harbor. Organic Growth Pavilion brings attention to the large amount of waste in our landfills by repurposing a smorgasbord of parts and pieces from discarded trash.

    It wasn't until the jury began debating the suggestion to build two pavilions that the merits of building both outweighed the selection of just one. Given that collaboration and experimentation are part of what FIGMENT is all about, and the premise of this competition that architecture has the ability to reach and involve the public in new ways, the jury agreed that the two pavilion designs would enhance each other and strengthen the competition overall.

    Now that the winners have been announced, the design teams will work with FIGMENT, ENYA, SEAoNY, and Governors Island to select the final site for the projects, refine the designs, obtain necessary approvals, and fabricate and install the pavilions on the island.

    Building two pavilions rather than one, however, does increase the amount of support required. FIGMENT is accepting tax-deductible donations to support the fabrication, installation, and maintenance of these two pavilions on Governors Island for the 2015 summer season.

    To Donate go to:

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