Structural Engineers Association of New York

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  • 12 Oct 2022 4:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Date:  10/20/2022
    Time:  4:30 PM
    Location:  270 Park Avenue, Manhattan
    Price:  Free

    Photo Courtesy: New York YIMBY

    Would you like to tour New York City's newest supertall tower as it rises?

    Join us for an in-person AISC Steel Day event to witness the construction of this 1,388-foot-tall skyscraper.  The site visit will be guided by the structural engineers who designed the tower, the contractors who are erecting the structure and a representative from the mill that supplied the steel.  After the tour, we will head to a nearby bar for a happy hour sponsored by Nucor's Construction Solutions team.  Please contact Steve Rys at with any questions.


    Register here:

    Note:  Please be aware that closed-toe footwear and long pants/sleeves are required.  PPE will be provided on site if you do not have your own.

  • 12 Oct 2022 9:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear SEAoNY members and friends,

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy and support for all the people affected by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona. Many people have been displaced, many lives affected and many homes and businesses damaged. 

    We have been monitoring the post-storm property damage situation to see if there are any requests for support in regard to building evaluations. At least one NYC DOB team has been sent to Puerto Rico. A general call for help has not been received by SEAoNY, nor NCSEA as of yet. This may change at any time.

    We advise our members of the following: If you are interested in participating in any voluntary assistance or technical support, please find information on the SEAoNY SEER Committee page. They are in touch with the branches of government and volunteer organizations that will put out the official request for help.

    Having our members volunteer for one of these deployments is one of SEAoNY's core values. At the same time, we want to keep our members safe. Showing up as an engineering volunteer in one of these stricken towns can be a logistical challenge for our members as well as a distraction or worse to overtaxed local coordinators. We are monitoring calls for help closely and will keep anyone interested updated as the situation unfolds. Notifications will be provided to those who are registered with the SEER Committee.

    SEAoNY Team

  • 11 Oct 2022 3:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Designers, fabricators, and researchers are all at the forefront of steel innovation.

    And great things can happen if they work together to solve problems and confirm that creative design solutions actually work. Our free SteelDay webinar takes a look at several projects where design firms engaged with researchers to get confirmation that their innovative idea would be successful. As an added bonus, the design firms worked with students who became future employees!

    AISC’s new vice president of engineering and research, Christopher Raebel, has been involved in several of these projects, and he’s thrilled to share his expertise with you during the 2022 free National SteelDay webinar on October 21.

    Date: 10/21/2022

    Time: 12:30 p.m. Central

    Duration: 1.0 hours

    Registration Deadline: 10/21/2022 12:15 p.m. Central

    Connection Instructions: After registration, log in to to access the webinar and handouts for the course.

    Register Here

  • 11 Oct 2022 3:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The crucial industry info you need--in a flash!

    Flash Steel Conference 2022

    The Flash Steel Conference takes the compelling, must-have info you expect from AISC’s conferences and packages it into an efficient set of 20 half-hour-long sessions that fit perfectly into your busy life.

    Keynote speakers include Michel Bruneau, Robert Otani, and Carol Post--plus, you’ll hear from many other industry experts on topics such as connections, creative solutions to design and construction challenges, and the future of steel!

    Earn up to 10.0 PDHs while getting the info you need to get ahead in a challenging market.

    Register Here

  • 11 Oct 2022 3:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you looking for a hands-on event this SteelDay? Join Iron Works Local Union 40/361 and AISC for an event like no other.

    You’ll experience a variety of different training stations that will allow you to experience what an ironworker does on a daily basis on a jobsite. You’ll have the opportunity to weld, flame-cut, rig a beam, or climb a column--plus, you’ll learn how to make the most of IMPACT and AISC resources on your next project. The tour will take roughly two hours. Bring PPE if you have it (or we’ll have some you can borrow) and be sure to wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes (or boots if you have them). If you have any questions, please contact Bryan Brady at 718-433-4195 and Jonathan Tavarez at This event will follow all CDC and local recommendations to ensure participants’ health and safety for a great event.

    Date: 10/17/2022

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

    Location: 35 - 23 36th Street, Astoria, NY 11106

    Register here

  • 07 Oct 2022 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 30 Sep 2022 2:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This October 21-23 marks the 20th anniversary of OHNY Weekend. More than 250 buildings, projects, and public spaces—from workspaces and cultural venues to private residences and infrastructure facilities— will open up for FREE tours, talks and other formats for both in-person and virtual explorations. Key locations and experiences to get excited about this year include the Sandy +10Living Breakwaters Boat Tour with SCAPE, a lighting tour of The New York Times Building with OVI Lighting for OHNY @ Night, a guided historical tour of the stunning Rapp & Rapp Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn, inside look at the architectural highlights of The Eldridge Street Synagogue, and so much more. 

    The full OHNY Weekend lineup will be released to the public on October 6 via A new lottery system will be introduced this year, with the goal of  leveling the playing field on our advance registration experiences. On October 13, the window for making advanced reservations will be open for 24 hours, from noon on October 13 to noon October 14, and then tickets will be distributed via a randomized lottery. Keep in mind: the majority of OHNY Weekend offerings are open access, meaning you can skip the lottery and enjoy public access to an array of exciting Weekend locations.

  • 20 Sep 2022 12:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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    News Release


    DEBBIE BENNETT 202.452.7179 /
    LISA HARRISON 202.452.7115 /


    WASHINGTON, DC – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published Supplement No. 3 to AISI S100-16 (Reaffirmed 2020), North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2022 Edition. The North American Specification harmonizes cold-formed steel design technology across the United States, Canada and Mexico, allowing for faster introduction of new technologies as well as opening up the market for a variety of derivative products such as design aids and educational materials.

    Supplement No. 3 includes changes and additions approved by AISI’s Committee on Specifications since 2016, including those changes published in Supplements 1 and 2. Significant updates are made in Chapters E through J. A detailed list of changes can be found in the Preface.

    Supplement No. 3 can be downloaded free of charge at as: 1) a stand-alone document, or 2) incorporated into the 2016 edition of the North American Specification. It can be found in the section titled “AISI Standards 2020-22 Editions.”

    AISI serves as the voice of the American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI’s membership is comprised of integrated and electric arc furnace steelmakers, and associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's websites at and www.buildusingsteel.orgFollow AISI on FacebookLinkedIn, Twitter (@AISISteel@BuildUsingSteel) or Instagram.


    Debbie Bennett

    Manager, Construction Communications
    American Iron and Steel Institute
    25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20001
    Phone:  202.452.7179
    Twitter @aisisteel@BuildUsingSteel

  • 24 Aug 2022 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    Proposals must be submitted to AISI by October 15, 2022

    WASHINGTON, DC – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council is seeking research proposals for its 2023 Small Project/Fellowship Program. Launched in 2014, AISI’s Small Project/Fellowship Program identifies and provides funding for research projects that will significantly impact the reliability, performance and cost-competitiveness of cold-formed steel (CFS) products. The program provides a streamlined mechanism for AISI’s standards development committees (the Committee on Specifications and the Committee on Framing Standards), industry stakeholders, academics and students to collaborate on relatively short-term, highly focused and mutually beneficial projects.

    The small project and fellowship requests should be developed and submitted by a project team that includes a student (if known at the time of submittal), an academic advisor from the student’s academic institution and an industry advisor. Either the academic advisor or industry advisor must be a member of the relevant AISI standards developing committee. Project selections are based on several factors, including: 1) the potential for long-term impact on the industry, 2) steel industry engagement and co-funding, and 3) results for the AISI standards development committees, the student, and the academic institution. 

    AISI funding is limited to $10,000 on small projects, which include stated deliverables; and $6,000 on individual fellowships, which do not include overhead expenses. AISI anticipates funding three to six projects in 2023. Project ideas may be generated by the AISI standards developing committee, industry advisor, academic advisor or student. A list of potential project ideas is available from Helen Chen, manager of AISI Construction Standards Development, who can be reached at

    Proposals for the 2023 Small Project/Fellowship Program are due to AISI by October 15, 2022. Requests should be submitted via e-mail to Jay Larson, secretary of the AISI Standards Council, at Winning projects will be determined and announced by the AISI Standards Council by January 15, 2023. 

    AISI’s Standards Council initiates cold-formed steel standards development projects and maintains accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). AISI has a long history of supporting academic research in pursuit of its standards development objectives. These efforts have generally been driven by the AISI standards developing committees and focused on stakeholder objectives. AISI understands that the effective engagement of academics and students is mutually beneficial and often yields maximum benefits for the industry.

    AISI serves as the voice of the American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI’s membership is comprised of integrated and electric arc furnace steelmakers, and associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's websites at and www.buildusingsteel.orgFollow AISI on FacebookLinkedIn, Twitter (@AISISteel@BuildUsingSteel) or Instagram.

    Debbie Bennett
    Senior Manager, Construction Communications
    American Iron and Steel Institute
    Tel: 202.452.7179

    Lisa Harrison
    Senior Vice President, Communications
    American Iron and Steel Institute
    Tel: 202.452.7115

  • 02 May 2022 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SEAoNY Honorary Member Lecture

    Are We There Yet?

    A Personal History of AEC Innovation

    May 10, 2022

    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM 

    Zoom Webinar

    In 2014 the Harvard Business Review published a ranking of innovation by industry and it was no surprise to see our industry dead last. It’s no wonder that in the last few years we have seen outsized interest in our industry from the venture capital community—we might be the last, stubborn frontier of global proportions.  Everywhere you turn you bump into ConTech and PropTech and the promise (or threat, if you shy from opportunity) of AI and MI. The world has finally caught on. But to understand where we’re going, it helps to look at how we got here. What does all this mean for the future of structural engineering, as a practice and as a career? Here are reflections of a 40-year engineering career, and why I wish I were 25 years old again.

    About the speaker: Thomas Z. Scarangello has more than 40 years of experience leading the structural engineering and analysis of a wide variety of building types worldwide, from long-span sports and entertainment venues to high-rise commercial and mixed-use buildings. With the 2015 merger with Weidlinger Associates, Tom expanded the firm’s service offerings to include transportation, protective design and security, and applied sciences. He is co-chair of the New York Building Congress Council on Innovation and Best Practices and the NYBC Ascend conference. He is also active in evaluating and promoting innovative AEC technology, serving as chair of TTWiiN, an innovation accelerator that commercializes technology spun off from Thornton Tomasetti incubators, as well as driving industry innovation as a member of the BuiltWorlds’ Corporate Venture Forum and as a founding member of AEC Angels.

    Registration Fees:

    SEAoNY Members – Free

    Non-Members – $15

    1 PDH offered

    Registration closes 5 pm, May 09, 2022

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