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  • 16 Nov 2023 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Concrete Industry Board Presents

    Parking Structures: The Parallels of Code & Inspection

    November 16, 2023

    12:00 - 1:30 PM

    Zoom Webinar

    Presented by: Yagal Shamash, P.E., Assistant Commissioner, Investigative Engineering ServicesNYC Department of Buildings

    PDH Credit 

    This presentation will discuss key measures needed to ensure the structural stability of existing parking structures. The course will cover data that is relevant to parking structures in New York City that led to the development of the new Code ad Rule. We will discuss different incidents that we are hoping to avoid by enacting these Code changes, and delve into some of the details of the pending rule and how one can become a Qualified Parking Structure Inspector (QPSI).

    Participants will be able to identify the maintenance difficulties, inspection nuances, and the details of the code requirements for different types of parking structures. Lastly, we will discuss the new proposed rule for an early initial observation.

    Registration fees:

    CIB Members: $25 ; Non-Members: $35

    Register Here

  • 01 Nov 2023 1:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON, DC –The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new research report, “RP23-02: Influence of Support Attachment Pattern on the Out-of-Plane Buckling Capacity of Steel Deck.” RP23-02 is available for free download in the AISI Design Resources section at

    The research was undertaken to determine if the diaphragm testing used to develop AISI S310-20, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels, 2020 Edition, could be verified for new buckling limit states that will be required for higher-strength steel deck fasteners currently in development. 

    “This research provides more accurate predictions of strength and stiffness for higher-strength fasteners which will lead to more reliable and robust structures and more economical and sustainable design solutions for steel deck,” said Jay Larson, P.E., F.ASCE, managing director of AISI’s Construction Technical Program. 

    Larson noted that RP23-02 is the result of a project selected through AISI’s Small Project/Fellowship Program, which identifies and provides funding for research projects that will significantly impact the reliability, performance and cost-competitiveness of cold-formed steel in construction. The research is conducted by project teams which include a student, an academic advisor from the student’s academic institution and an industry advisor.

    The RP23-02 project team included Divyansh R. Kapoor, graduate research assistant and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Kara D. Peterman, associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Brian Bogh, industry advisor and senior research engineer at NUCOR/Vulcraft Group.  

  • 04 Oct 2023 4:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AISC in tandem with Severud Associates and Empire State Development Corporation Present:

    A Celebration of Moynihan Train Hall

    Thursday, October 19, 2023

    5:30 - 7:30 PM

    Moynihan Train Hall

    350 West 33rd Street

    New York, NY 10001

    Get an inside look at New York City's new grand rail entrance! Join AISC for an IDEAS2 Awards Reception and walking tour with the project team themselves as they highlight what makes the structure so special. The completion of Moynihan came five decades after the demolition of the original Penn Station. The addition of a steel-framed, skylit boarding concourse to the 20th-century building that formerly housed New York’s James A. Farley Post Office increased the station’s public space by 50%. This event is part of SteelDays 2023.

    Registration is free! Click here to Register. 

  • 04 Oct 2023 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As part of SEAoNY’s mission to advance the art of structural engineering by building a community of colleagues, the Diversity Committee seeks to practice intentional inclusion and equity by identifying the myriad ways our membership is diverse. We are beginning this journey with an anonymous self-identification survey open to all SEAoNY members. Data collected from this survey will be used to develop more inclusive and responsive programming for our membership. Key demographic information will be shared at the Diversity event on October 31. This survey is the beginning of our long-term journey to better serve our members’ needs and perspectives. Your contributions to the survey will enhance SEAoNY.

    Click Here for the Survey 

    SEAoNY Self ID Campaign Q and A.pdf

  • 20 Sep 2023 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SEAoNY Programs Committee is pleased to announce:

    Call for Abstracts for the 2024 SEAoNY Annual Conference

    The conference will be held in Midtown New York on Thursday, February 8, 2024. The 2024 conference theme will center around the Past, Present, and Future of Building Codes.

    Potential topics include:

    • 2022 NYC Construction Codes 
    • Recent Code Updates  
    • Existing Building Codes 
    • Code Research 
    • Building Material Codes (concrete, wood, steel, etc.) 
    • Sustainable Design Codes
    • Standards of Care 
    • Construction Advisories 
    • Enabling Innovation 
    • Ethics

    Presenters should plan a 45-60 minute presentation for an audience of structural engineers, code officials, students, and design and construction peers. We ask that all interested presenters complete the 2024 SEAoNY Annual Conference Abstract Form by November 17, 2023. Selected presenters will be notified December 15, 2023.  

    Please submit your abstract using this form. 

    Have a question? Please email for conference information.

    Call for Abstracts Printable Flyer.pdf

  • 12 Sep 2023 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    AI in the Structural Engineering Profession
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been selected as the topic for the 2023-2024 National Council of Structural Engineers (NCSEA) Innovation in Structural Engineering Grant. NCSEA is seeking individuals who are interested in helping develop an AI foundation for the structural engineering profession. The initiative aims to identify and support groundbreaking advancements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) through the following objectives:
    • Provide Education: Provide structural engineers with information on the latest developments in AI as it relates to the profession and outline future areas of study in future areas surrounding this topic.
    • Foster Innovation: Encourage structural engineers to explore, develop, and implement innovative AI solutions that enhance the efficiency, accuracy, and longevity of structural engineering practices.
    • Promote Collaboration: Foster collaboration between structural engineers, AI experts, and other industry partners by encouraging the exchange of ideas and expertise to drive progress in the field.
    • Address Industry Challenges: Address key challenges faced by the structural engineering industry through the application of AI technologies, including ethical and legal areas.
    This year's NCSEA Innovation in Structural Engineering Grant presents a unique opportunity for structural engineers to push the boundaries of their field by understanding and leveraging AI technologies. By providing financial support, technical guidance, and a platform for knowledge sharing, this year’s program aims to catalyze transformative advancements in the profession and foster collaboration within the structural engineering community and between industry partners.

    To review the complete Request for Application document, click here. To apply for the 2023-2024 NCSEA Innovation in Structural Engineering Grant, click here.

    This Grant Program is just one of the many efforts supported by the NCSEA Foundation.

    Applications must be submitted by October 20, 2023.

  • 11 Sep 2023 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SEAoNY SEER Committee invites you to the

    Annual NYC DOB COOP 2023 Training


    Continuity of Governmental Services, Damage Assessment as a Critical DOB Essential Function


    Multiple Dates in October


    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (1 Day)


    Fort Totten Park, Queens

    Participants will be exposed to damaged structures evaluation methods (ie ATC 20 & 45), the latest technologies being used, and rehearse real-life scenarios at Fort Tottem Park- Queens. Registration Deadline 9/15, BE READY!


    To sign up for a session, email to with cc'd no later than Friday, September 15, 2023.

    Please submit the following:

    1.   First Name

    2.   Last Name

    3.   P.E /or R.A.

    4.   Your employer/Firm Name/ Affiliations

    5.   1st Preferred Session

    6.   2nd Preferred Session


    The Department of Buildings Emergency Management Unit in collaboration with FDNY Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness (CTDP) will discuss and perform an annual training exercise to be in compliance with Executive Order #107. At this hands-on training, participants will:

    • Review fundamentals of mandated Continuity of Operation Program
    • Understand importance of continuity of governmental services in general
    • Performing Rapid and Detailed Damage Assessment utilizing nationally recognized ATC-45 form for possible voluntarily deployment within FEMA Region 2
    • Utilize latest technology for field survey and successful communication.


    • Participants arriving to Fort Totten Park will be greeted at the security gate by DOB personnel. Attendees are expected to arrive no later than 7:30 AM.
    • Do not cross main entrance security boot unless you were pre-authorized by
    • exercise planning team. If you are not sure about direction, if you accidently entered the park and unable to navigate to the right place, call DOB Chief Emergency Management Officer Dmitri Dits at 917-709-6186.
    • Private vehicles should be parked at the public parking lot located right outside Fort Totten Park main entrance/FDNY security boot. DOT mini vans will then transport exercise participants to the training facility.
    • Make sure to bring your hardhat and any type of governmental I.D. Adequate shoes are required. Your smart phone should be fully charged. You will need to have cash money in order to buy your food on premises.


    • Sessions will be filled on a first come first served basis.
    • Successful registrations will receive a confirmation from DOB Buildings University.

    For additional questions or concerns, please contact DOB Chief Emergency Management Officer Dmitri Dits at 917-709-6186, or Emergency Management Officer Adrian Allen at 347- 835-8652,

  • 08 Sep 2023 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NOVEMBER 7–10, 2023



    Registration is open for the 2023 NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit! Meet us in the happiest place on earth to network and learn with the happiest engineers around. Interact with and learn from leaders in the field, curious problem solvers, and expert speakers. Stay current on advancements and best practices in structural engineering and building and design codes—in education sessions and in the Exhibit Hall. Discuss technical, business, and industry challenges—and work toward solutions in a collaborative community. Build your business and leadership skills. Reconnect and network with those in your professional community.

    Register Here


    Programming is focused on structural engineering content for both technical and non-technical practitioners and offers up to 14.5 hours of professional development. Specific content areas include best design practices, new codes and standards, recent project case studies, advanced analysis techniques, management and business practices, diversity and inclusion, resilience, and sustainability.

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    Each year, the NCSEA Awards Celebration spotlights the ingenuity, creativity, innovation, leadership, and service in the structural engineering world. Held on Thursday evening at this year’s Summit, the celebration includes a reception, awards presentation, and after-party with food, drinks, and entertainment, along with opportunities to network with award winners and attendees. It is sure to be a memorable evening!

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    Delight in this sleek, ultra-modern hotel that pays homage in sight and sound to the original lands of Disneyland Park. Stay in the Adventure, Fantasy or Frontier tower—and be surrounded by the wonder of Disneyland past and present. Check back soon for detailed information on room reservations, along with restaurant recommendations and fun places to explore, all within walking distance.

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    Visit the largest structural engineering focused Exhibit Hall in the industry and discover countless solutions and resources to help you through your everyday challenges. Connect with industry partners. Learn about their products, services, innovations and updates. All in a festive and interactive environment catered to you—the practicing structural engineer.

    Learn More

  • 16 Aug 2023 4:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thursday, August 24, 2023, is the annual build safe|live safe conference, a daylong series of seminars, where DOB experts connect with industry partners to discuss industry trends and highlight safe construction operations. This year’s topics range from parking structures and sidewalk sheds to Local Law 97 and alternative energy.

    You have the ability to earn 5 hours of continuing education units and preregister for courses with the purchase of your ticket. Course offerings include:

    • Building Electrification Law: Implementation, Timeline & Filing 1 LU|HSW
    • Code Jeopardy: Reviewing the 2022 Code 1 LU|HSW
    • Local Law 97: Compliance, Resources & Understanding the Requirements 1 LU|HSW
    • Lot Line Construction Code Requirements 1 LU|HSW
    • Office of Alternative Energy: Facts, Functions & Resources 1 LU|HSW
    • NYC Administrative & Building Codes Site Safety Plan Requirements 1 LU|HSW
    • Parking Structures: The Parallels of Code & Inspection 1 LU|HSW
    • Underpinning Filing Requirements 1 LU|HSW
    • 2022 NYC Construction Code Sidewalk Shed Requirements & Pedestrian Protection Updates 1 LU|HSW

    225 Liberty Street
    New York, NY 10281

    More Information

  • 18 May 2023 4:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    101 Club
    101 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10016

    This presentation will summarize current practices in sustainability and summarize practical steps that have been used to help some of the biggest commercial and public clients to create more sustainable concrete.  The talk will have many real life examples, tools, and case studies on how to develop, implement, and quantify more sustainable concrete.  This presentation will benefit specifiers, owners, ready mix producers, and general contractors.


    $99.00 Member Registration

    $135.00 Non-Member Registration


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