Structural Engineers Association of New York
SEAoNY Student Outreach Committee presents
Join us for a full-day engineering competition with
challenging problems, professional mentors, food and prizes.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Join the Structural Engineers Association of New York for our first annual Structures Impossible!
Put your problem-solving skills to the test and compete in the day-long engineering challenge for a chance to win prizes.
Participants will warm up for a day of creative thinking and problem solving with insight from professionals in the industry.
Then, students will collaborate with their peers in a design charrette.
Groups will be assisted by professional mentors throughout the duration of the challenge.
Finally, teams will present how they arrived at their solution to our esteemed panel of judges and the first-ever Champions of Structures Impossible
will be announced.
Registration includes breakfast and lunch,
as well as access to the competition and a chance to win prizes!
9:30am-10:00am - Breakfast
10:00am-10:30am - Keynote Speaker
10:30am-11:00am - Competition Explanation
11:00am-12:30pm - Competition
12:30pm-1:30pm - Intermediate Lunch
1:30pm-3:00pm - Competition
3:00pm-4:00pm – Presentation and Q&A
4:00pm-4:30pm - Awards
Please note this event is for current college students only. If you are a professional who would like to volunteer as a mentor or if you have any questions about the event, please contact the Student Outreach Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 August.
For further details about the Awards,
download the Call for Entries here.
For multiple entries feel free to email email@example.com to request an invoice
For Sustaining Members Entry Comp Code please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ElevateHer: A Platform for All
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Zoom Webinar Platform
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.
Registration closes 2:00pm April 13, 2020
Zoom Link will be sent anytime between 4:00pm on April 13th 2020 to 11:30am on April 14th 2020.
For SEAoNY members, registration is $10
For non-members, registration is $15
The Gridshell Roof at Changi Airport, Singapore
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Cristobal Correa, BuroHappold
Event Description: The new Gridshell roof at the Jewel building at Changi airport in Singapore is one of the world’s largest. Join us as we review the engineering and manufacturing processes that drove the design of this singular structure.
Speaker Bio: Cristobal Correa joined BuroHappold’s New York office in 1998. Throughout his career he has been at the forefront of innovative design in structural engineering. Cristobal has led the design of tension structures, facades, art installations, long span structures, stadiums, and temporary buildings as well as more traditional buildings of concrete and steel. In the process he has acquired experience working collaboratively with architects building in Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. As project director and design principal, he assures the quality and timeliness of the work produced and is responsible for managing teams of engineers. He is also the director of technology and a professor at the Pratt Institute school of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) and has previously served as a guest critic at a number of universities, including Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Parson’s School of Design, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale. He has presented on his work at numerous international engineering conferences and is an active board member of OHNY (Open House New York) a civic organization in New York city that seeks to engage in a dialogue with fellow New Yorkers about the future of the city and how to design, build, and preserve it. Cristobal previously served on the board of SEAoNY.
1 PDH Credits pending - Credits will be sent out one per registration and there may be a virtual sign in and out.
Registration closes 2:00pm May 4, 2020
Zoom Link will be sent anytime between 4:00pm on May 4 2020 to 11:30am on May 5 2020.
The Final 20%: Getting it Built
May 29 2020
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
Registration closes April 1st 2:00 PM
By the time a project reaches the construction phase, a responsible structural engineer has identified and resolved all of the technical challenges large and small, and has clearly represented his or her design in the form of construction documents for use by the contractor. The construction phase should be nothing but smooth sailing, right? Why then is this not always the case? Typically only 20% of the design fee is billed to the client for the construction phase, but this value can be deceiving, as it does not necessarily correlate linearly with the level of time, effort, and stress that construction can involve. This year’s roundtable will explore some of the challenges of construction, and strive to foster discussion on best practices to keep the construction phase as efficient and stress-free as possible. A knowledgeable moderator will lead each of four discussion topics, and attendees will have the opportunity to rotate between each discussion. All attendees will be encouraged to participate by sharing their thoughts, experiences, and ideas relevant to these topics with each other.
The four topics of discussion will be:
“CA Proof” Design Drawings
Project Delivery Methods
Submittals in the Age of Automation
Communicating with Clients and Contractors
The event moderators are to be determined.
A light breakfast will be served!
2 PDH Credits will be offered (pending)
Registration opens at 7:45am. Seminar begins promptly at 8:00am
For SEAoNY, registration is $25 in advance
For non-members, registration is $35 in advance
For student members, registration is $5.
The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
"Save the Date"
Please Note: Date Change
August 24 2020
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!
Click here for more information
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 August 20 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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