Structural Engineers Association of New York
A Message from the SEAoNY Board:
We are writing to address the recent events surrounding the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and racism in the United States. We have been grieving along with the rest of New York and are deeply saddened and outraged by the continuing violence against the Black community. Our role as structural engineers is to build a better present and future for the communities we serve. We know that silence at this time is not an option, and want to reaffirm our support for our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members.
We are an anti-racist organization; discrimination of any kind is not aligned with the values of SEAoNY or our Code of Ethics. The NCSEA’s vision statement reads, “Structural Engineers are valued for their contributions to safe structures and resilient communities.” Communities will be neither safe nor resilient until we fully address the challenges we face as a society, including racism and educational inequity. While we as structural engineers cannot solve these problems on our own, it is vital that we do the work necessary, as firms, engineers, and individuals, in order to make the best decisions and actions to find solutions.
The SEAoNY Board supports our committees who have been taking action on the issues of inequality and diversity.
Although we have taken steps towards addressing racism against our BIPOC colleagues, the SEAoNY Board acknowledges that we have been largely silent on the subject. We have not contributed enough to the ongoing conversation of racism in the United States.
Compelled by recent events, the SEAoNY Diversity committee will not take hiatus this summer as usual and will instead host a 3-part virtual seminar series addressing racism within the structural engineering profession. The first two seminars in this series are designed to educate our membership on the effects of racism against BIPOC and particularly how the built environment can influence injustice and inequality in our society. The third seminar will be a panel discussion on actionable steps that firms can take internally and externally to address racism and implicit bias in the workplace. Please look for further communications on this seminar series in the weeks to come.
We encourage our membership to be advocates for the health, safety, and well-being of the public and we encourage you to continue engaging the SEAoNY Board and one another in conversation on how to do so. We will be listening to our members as we evaluate future meaningful actions that can be taken by SEAoNY to advocate for a more equitable profession.
On Behalf of the SEAoNY Board of Directors
SEAoNY President 2019-2020
SEAoNY Diversity Committee Chair 2019-2020
Joya Nuruddin Herman
SEAoNY Executive Director
Expand your horizons with a Young Professional Scholarship to Structures Congress.
This scholarship, made possible by the SEI Futures Fund, provides motivated young professionals and students in structural engineering (and related fields) the opportunity to participate and get involved in SEI at Structures Congress. Apply by January 3rd to be considered for the April 5-8 Structures Congress in St. Louis, Missouri.
Join us for a half-day program developed by the
Structural Engineering, Engagement and Equity (SE3) Committee.
We invite you to be a part of three sessions focused on engagement, retention, diversity and inclusion. You will be inspired by findings from the 2018 SE3 national survey, hear success stories and cautionary tales from industry leaders, and learn strategies and best practices for improving retention, satisfaction, and culture within your organizations.
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ICRI-Metro New York Presents:
Structural Assessment Using Performance
Presented By: Dr. Alan Peter Jeary
Wednesday, November 6th | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
101 Park Ave, New York, NY 10178
$55.00 ICRI-MNY Chapter Members | $75.00 Non-Members
1 AIA Learning Unit will be Awarded
This seminar will discuss the basic outline of the dynamic movement of built structures, the application of system theory to these structures, and the assessment of the health of a structure using dynamic movement. Such measurements contain very useful information, including the identification of areas of lower strength within a structure. This seminar will also discuss the use of baseline movement measurements as a reference with which to compare movement response after an event, such as an earthquake, or to compare with the requirements of relevant codes of practice.
About the Speaker
Dr. Alan Jeary has over 35 years of experience in the management and performance of investigation services, structural engineering services and wind engineering for a broad range of critical infrastructure projects throughout the world. His many professional highlights include the Telford Gold Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom in 1981. Dr. Jeary holds two doctorates and has published over 200 papers on the instrumentation of structures to study their dynamic characteristics. Dr. Jeary helped establish the Australia, Hong Kong and new Euro-codes for wind and he has served on numerous engineering committees. Dr. Jeary has taught at several universities as well as consulted for the largest structural engineering firms in the world. He holds numerous professional registrations and was made an officer of the order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday honours 2015, for services to engineering.
Post-Disaster Building Safety Assessment Training
Monday, October 21, 2019 | 8:00am - 4:30pm
6.5 HSW CEUs | 6.5 PDHs
Featuring Presentations by 4 Industry Experts
Plus, MA AEER Task Force Director John Robinson will briefly present how to organize an AEER Task Force in your state
Location, Timing & Registration
WHEN: Monday, October 21, 2019 | 8:00am - 4:30pm
WHERE: Marriott Center, UMass Amherst
INCLUDES: Breakfast and light lunch; ATC-20 & ATC-45 field manuals; Cal OES SAP student manuals
PDH: 6.5 HSW CEUS | 6.5 PDHs
REGISTER HERE or submit this registration form.
Contact The Engineering Center Education Trust at 617-227-5551 or email TECET@engineers.org. No shows will be billed. Cancellations must be received no later than two (2) business days prior to the event.
The MA AEER Task Force is pleased to offer a full-day training on the methods of assessment of the safety and usability of buildings after natural and man-made disasters.
Based on the Applied Technology Council's well-accepted post-disaster methodologies and documentation guidelines ATC-20 and ATC-45 (for earthquake and wind/flood events, respectively), this SAP training course will provide engineers, architects and code-enforcement professionals with an understanding of the basic skills required to perform safety assessments of structures following disasters.
Professional Architects, Engineers, and Building Inspectors will become certified to assist local governments and perform safety evaluations of the built environment in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster. Upon completion of this training, participants will be certified to perform post-disaster assessments and will receive a nationally-recognized Cal OES SAP registration ID card from the state of CA. (Valid license numbers will be required for this certification.)
Case studies will be presented and discussed to illustrate examples of possible damage scenarios that a Second Responder could encounter and how to properly assess the damage and record it for later use by emergency management personnel. Attendees will be introduced to the FEMA Incident & Command requirements and protocols for responders operating in a post-disaster theater which will prepare them to take the self-study online courses required of Second Responders in most jurisdictions who wish to perform post-disaster assessments.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Kenneth J. Filarski
FAIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, Sites AP, CFM, SAP+AEER, NCARB
Architect | Filarski Architecture + Planning + Research, Providence, RI
Director, RI Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force 7 (RI AEER TF7)
For Ken, SAP Training and serving as a second responder is somewhat of a fulcrum in the middle of his integrated work as a SITES Accredited Professional, as a Certified Flood Plain Manager and also his role as a member of the national ASCE/SEI 24 Committee which authored the 24-14 publication “Flood Resistant Design and Construction.” Ken was also instrumental in setting up the RI Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force 7 .
Michael Fillion, PE, SECB
Principal | Fillion Group, Inc.
Director, MA Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force (MA AEER TF)
Member, NCSEA SEER Committee
Chair, NCSEA Existing Buildings Code Committee
Member, Structural Advisory Committee - MA State Building Code
Founder and Principal of Fillion Group, Inc. Structural Engineering, Michael has more than three decades of experience as a practicing structural engineer. His firm is involved in the design and evaluation of both new and existing commercial & residential structures. He has experience with the evaluation and repair of damaged structures due to the effects of snow, wind and floods. As chair of the Existing Buildings Committee, his goal is to consider the effects of natural disasters in our code provisions in an effort to create more resilient communities. In the aftermath of Massachusetts's Historic Hurricane Bob, Mr. Fillion provided both rapid and detailed assessment reports for structures damaged by the storm.
David Grandpre, PE, SECB
Structural Engineer | CA Pretzer Associates, Cranston, RI Structural Specialist
RI Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team (2005-2016)
Co-founder, RI Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force 7 (RI AEER TF7)
Mr. Grandpre's area of specialty is investigating damaged buildings to determine the scope and cause of damage along with how best to repair the structure. David was trained as a structural specialist with the Rhode Island Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team. He was a co-founder of the Rhode Island Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force 7(RI AEER TF7) and board member for the Structural Engineers Association of Massachusetts. He has travelled south to investigate damage to buildings from numerous hurricanes, most recently to the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Marie.
John A. Robinson, AIA, NCARB
Architect | John A Robinson Architect, Amherst, MA
John has over 40 years experience in project management, architectural design, and construction. He presently has his own consulting business specializing in facility assessment and providing owner representative services. He received his SAP training in 2011 and served on the National AIA Disaster Assistance Committee from 2015 to 2017. John has been instrumental in setting up the newly formed MA Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force.
Educational Lunch Seminar
October 10, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Van Bui, PhD, FACI - Senior Scientist at BASF Corporation
Topic: Overview of Factors Influencing Concrete Modulus of Elasticity (MOE)
Location: CLUB 101 - 101 Park Avenue (Between 40th & 41st Street)
Date: October 10, 2019
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Tickets: $75 Members | $85 Non-Member | $200 Seminar Sponsor
Van Bui, PhD at University of Wollongong, Australia and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, has been working as Senior Scientist at BASF Corporation since 2005.
He has experience of over 35 years in concrete, concrete material and admixture technologies, served as Quality Assurance Manager, Project Manager, Researcher and Engineer/Consultant in both industrial firms and research institutions in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific region.
Van Bui is a renowned expert on concrete mixture optimization and effectively helped hundred customers in ready mixed and precast/prestressed concrete industry in gaining and implementing successfully a number of projects, including some high-profile projects such as New World Trade Center in New York, residential super-high rise building at 432 Park Avenue, New York city, Trump Tower in Chicago and Underwater SCC for casino structure in Mississippi, Architectural Concrete at Cathedral of Chris the Light, Sacramento City Hall, Stanford University Recreation Center, etc.
He is an Internationally renowned expert with 25-year-plus experience in technologies of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC), High-Performance Sustainable Concrete and Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.
Van Bui is also a Fellow of ACI (FACI) and member of several technical committees of American Concrete Institute, ASTM and RILEM, author/co-author of over 50 papers and technical documents and Invited Speaker for Seminar/Short Course at Universities. He has organized and served as Session Chair for International conferences such as 1st North American Conference on SCC, 1st RILEM Internal Seminar on SCC, ACI Sessions “Concrete Modulus of Elasticity - How High is High” and “Optimizing Workability of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete”; Author of ACI University On-Line on Performance of SCC for Iconic Structures in North America and ASTM C 1712 - Rapid Assessment for SCC Stability, etc.
Professional Development Hours (1.0 PDH accredited)
Reservation deadline: 10/8/19
Reservations not cancelled by 10/8/19 will be billed.
$75 Members | $85 Nonmembers | $200 (to sponsor educational seminar (seat not included)
If paying by check, please mail to: Concrete Industry Board, PO Box 638, Ringoes, NJ 08551-0638
Business attire required
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Without the structural engineering profession, there would be no economic infrastructure and all progress of humanity would come to a screeching halt. Why, then, don’t structural engineers make more money? We’ll explore this question and more, and you’ll leave with a completely new perspective on our noble profession.
CSI One-day Technology Seminar
Monday, Nov 18, 2019
Seminar: 9am to 5pm
Party: 6pm to 10:30pm
Registration Fee: $175
[After-party ticket included]
Grand Hyatt New York
109 E 42nd Sreet
New York, NY 10017
AFTER-PARTY HOSTED BY ASHRAF
A CELEBRATION OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING | 6pm to 10:30pm
Join us for an unforgettable evening as we honor all structural engineering professionals. Come for fun and inspiration while you enjoy a decadent dinner and hosted bar. Don't forget your dancing shoes! The Ashraf All-Stars will play your favorite hits from the 80s, 90s, and beyond. Dress to impress. Evening attire recommended: Sport coat for men, cocktail dress or slacks for women. Tickets are required and are included in the registration fee. Additional tickets for spouses/guest may be purchased.
One Vanderbilt Topping Out Celebration
September 26, 2019 - SteelDay Eve
101 Park Ave , New York, NY
This SteelDay Eve, the American Institute of Steel Construction celebrates the topping out of One Vanderbilt, one of the greenest supertall towers in the country. Enjoy a complimentary luncheon celebration and with a panel discussion by KPF, Severud, JB&B, Banker Steel, and NYC Constructors on the creation of a new Midtown landmark. (1 AIA LU/HSW & 1 NYS PDH)
Schedule of Events:
11:45 a.m. Registration Opens
12:00 p.m. Luncheon Celebration
12:30 p.m. Panel Presentation
1:30 p.m. Networking and SteelDay Eve Prizes
To register, please visit: OneVandyEve
For more information about SteelDay, please visit: SteelDay.org
Contact Jacinda Collins, AISC Senior Structural Steel Specialist for questions about this event.
Embodied Carbon Network New York: Kickoff Event and Workshop
Thursday, September 19th | 1pm - 3pm
Building Energy Exchange
31 Chambers Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10007
BE-Ex Member: Free | AISC Member: Free | Member: Free | General Public: $10 | Student with Valid ID: Free
Join us for the kickoff event for the New York Chapter of the Embodied Carbon Network, a series of organized events to empower building industry professionals to advance towards the goal of achieving a carbon-neutral built environment through the reduction of embodied carbon in building design.
The workshop will involve engaging discussion with design professionals from a range of backgrounds, where we will introduce the concept of embodied carbon, talk about the group initiative, and facilitate guided discussions about design strategies for reducing embodied carbon in design.
The workshop proceeds an evening lecture Embodied Carbon: Part 1, The Blind Spot of the Building Industry by Antony Pak and sponsored by AISC.
Anthony Pak, P.Eng., MSc., Principal, Priopta – Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings
Kristina Miele, Senior Engineer, Fast + Epp
As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.
AIANY Committee on the Environment
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