Structural Engineers Association of New York
Codes and Standards meeting will be held at 5:30pm on March 11th, 2020.
Please RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day January 21st if you plan to attend.
1 PDH - Credits Pending
Thursday March 12
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Press Room Pub
220 Herald Place, Syracuse, NY 13202
SEAoNY CNY Event Details:
Please join us for a Happy Hour to help celebrate the start of our official status as the “Central New York Chapter” of SEAoNY!
This event is open to all members and non-members.
Come and meet the new CNY Chapter Board of Directors and spend some time getting to know other members of the Chapter.
Appetizers will be provided, with a large selection of beer, wine, and other beverages available for purchase.
We look forward to seeing you there!
This Event is co-sponsored by SEAoNY-SEER, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), and the Forensic Engineering Technical Group of the ASCE Metropolitan Section (celebrating 100 Years this year 2020).
March 12th, 2020 from 5:15pm - 8:00pm
Arup, 77 Water Street., 4th. Floor,
(NY4 - East River Conference Room), New York, NY 10005
“Structural Engineering Emergency Response (SEER) Mission and Protocols on Emergency rapid Deployment for Building Assessments”
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Speaker: Timothy D. Lynch, PE, Chief Engineer – NYC Dept. of Buildings, 280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
For this special event, there will be brief Introductions regarding the SEAoNY-SEER Committee, and the ASCE-TCFE, by Structural Engineers - Alberto Marquez, PE, of the Hatfield Group, and Paul Anthony Roppa, PE, Chairman of the Forensic Engineering Technical Group of the ASCE Metropolitan Section, and Director of Bid Process Management, Infrastructure Division, at the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC).
Synopsis: We will discuss New York City’s training programs for handling rapid and detailed structural evaluations for large scale emergency responses for hurricanes and earthquakes. New York City follows the National Incident Command System (NICS), and has our own version of this program called Citywide Incident Management System (CIMS). Also to be discussed will be the radical departure of paper based reporting to an ArcGIS platform based around smart phone apps. These allow for extremely quick building evaluations and enhanced photo imaging, where the survey data is uploaded in real time to satellite maps and dashboards available to multiple agencies local and remote to the event. Examples will be provided of recent earthquake and hurricane deployment by New York City Department of Buildings and our other City colleagues to those areas in need of rapid and detailed structural surveys down in Puerto Rico.
Speaker Biography: Timothy D. Lynch, PE is a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer and certified Site Safety Manager with over 30 years of structural engineering design and construction experience and is the Chief Engineer for the NYC Department of Buildings, where he has served in a number of senior engineering titles since 2005, and leads the Enforcement Bureau for the Buildings Department. Lynch coordinates high level engineering reviews for complex construction projects; performs site visits on structurally complex unsafe buildings and assessment and stabilization efforts on complex building collapses due to fires, explosions, weather events, and earthquakes, etc. He works on existing building code and construction techniques, 19th and 20th Century and prior code research; code development; data analysis on 1.1M building stock to determine risk, structural stability and predictive analysis. Performs training and outreach to the public, Fire Dept., Office of Emergency Management (OEM), technical and inspectorial staff; performs legal work such as depositions, fact and expert witnesses; and writes Commissioner’s Orders and Reports for NYCDOB.
This engineering lecture event has been submitted for review and approval of 1.5 PDH’s.
Light Refreshments will be served at 5:30 PM
This technical engineering event starts promptly at 6:00pm, therefore please arrive no later than 5:45pm.
Note: Immediately following the Lecture, there will be a robust Q & A Session from 7:30pm to 8:00pm.
Contact: Paul Anthony Roppa, P.E., email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
(215) 200-7684, Chairman - Forensic Engineering Technical Group of ASCE Metropolitan Section, and Practitioner Advisor for the ASCE Student Chapter of Columbia University's Engineering - The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
ElevateHer: A Platform for All
March 17, 2020
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for Architecture | 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Speaker: Jamie Claire Kiser, Managing Principal, Zweig Group
According to Zweig Group’s 2019 Principals, Partners, and Owners Survey of AEC Firms, 90% of AEC firm principals are Caucasian, 84% are male, and just 58% of male principals feel that there is a problem with lack of diversity across age, race, and gender among principals in this industry. Barely over half. This crushing data, though, presents a tremendous opportunity to work together as an industry to educate instead of alienate. In response, Zweig Group formed the ElevateHer platform, culminating in the launch of the first-ever national cohort-style program in January 2020.
A recent industry-agnostic study of performance review feedback found that 66% of women received negative feedback on their personal style, such as "you can sometimes be abrasive," compared to 1% of men. While women are entering engineering programs at record rates, the data is clear that we - as a profession - must change, else we will repeat the cycle of recruiting the next generation of women and retaining them until they feel the exhaustion that causes the gaps in diversity at the top of org charts that is the reality for our industry today.
There is a real opportunity to build teams with the best and brightest talent if we can come together to create cultures that foster all careers. The role of gender and what it means to be a woman in an AEC firm is a complex, changing, and highly charged topic. And it's one that has to be discussed as a question of survival for structural engineering firms.
Jamie Claire Kiser is Zweig Group’s Director of Advisory Services. Prior to joining Zweig Group, Jamie Claire practiced law and also worked in commercial banking. She joined Zweig Group in 2015 with an initial focus on mergers & acquisitions and a drive to build long-term value for AEC firms. Following her promotion to Director of Advisory Services, her responsibilities increased to include strategic leadership over all of Zweig Group’s consulting areas, including valuation, ownership transition consulting, marketing consulting, M&A, recruiting and executive search, and strategic planning.
She holds a Masters of Business Administration, Juris Doctor, and Bachelors of Arts in History. She is a managing principal at Zweig Group an outside board member to Miyamoto International, based in Sacramento, CA; and is on the board of the Buffalo River Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to conserving the Buffalo National River. She is the founder and author of the platform ElevateHer as part of Zweig Group’s mission to Elevate the Industry. Her national conference speaking experience includes AIA, ACEC, ElevateAEC, SMPS Build Business, and CXPS.
Advanced registration closes 5:00pm March 16, 2020
Registration opens at 5:45pm. Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm
For SEAoNY members, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.For student members, registration is $5.
To avoid the credit card convenience fee, please send us a check. If you would like to bring cash or a check at the day of the event, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com
Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards
It's that time again! Entry for the 2020 SEAoNY Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards is now OPEN!
Deadline for submissions Friday, April 10, 2020
The Awards will recognize the best of creative achievement and innovation in structural engineering by New York State firms in three categories:
1. New Buildings (up to 9 finalists, up to 3 awards)
2. Renovation / Retrofit / Rehabilitation of Structures/ Forensic Analysis(up to 3 finalists, 1 award)
3. Other Structures (up to 3 finalists, 1 award)
All awards, including Engineers' Choice, will be presented at the Annual SEAoNY Boat Cruise in June.
For further details about the Awards,
download the Call for Entries here.
For multiple entries feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invoice
For Sustaining Members Entry Comp Code please email email@example.com
"Save the Date"
2020 Annual Boat Cruise and EiSE Awards Presentation
Join us aboard the Cloud Nine IV for the SEAoNY Annual Social Boat Cruise and
Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Dinner on Monday, June 22, 2020
Entry for the 2020 SEAoNY Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards is now OPEN! Submit here
Sponsorship Opportunity Still Available!
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2020 EiSE Awards Boat Cruise Gold Sponsor:
2020 EiSE Awards Boat Cruise Silver Sponsor:
$80 Members | $100 Non-Members
Includes Awards Dinner and Open Bar
*Members must log in to their SEAoNY accounts to receive membership discount on registration.
Online registration ends June 18th at 3:00 pm
Boarding: 6:30 PM
Departing: 7:00 PM
Dock Location: 2430 FDR Drive
turn on to access road at 23rd St - Look for Cloud 9 Boats
Arrive EARLY - boat departs at 7 pm sharp!
Returning to dock: 10:00 PM
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