Structural Engineers Association of New York

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  • 12 Nov 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    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.

    Sponsorship and Program information to follow.

    Register now at    

    Contact us at and follow us on LinkedIn.

  • 21 Oct 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    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

    INVESTMENT: $185

    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 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.


    Kenneth J. Filarski


    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

    Director, MA Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force (MA AEER TF)

    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.

  • 26 Sep 2019 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    One Vanderbilt Topping Out CelebrationAISC

    September 26, 2019 - SteelDay Eve

    Club 101

    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:

    Contact Jacinda Collins, AISC Senior Structural Steel Specialist for questions about this event.

  • 19 Sep 2019 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    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

    Register Here

    Please Note: Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact with questions.

    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.

    Organized by

    AIANY Committee on the Environment

    Lead Sponsor:

  • 16 Sep 2019 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Embodied Carbon Part 1: The Blind Spot of the Building Industry

    Thursday, September 19th | 6pm - 8pm

    Center for Architecture

    536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

    Member: Free | General Public: $10 | Student with Valid ID: Free | BE-Ex Member: Free | AISC Member: Free

    Our industry mostly ignores embodied carbon, even though it will account for almost half of total new global construction emissions between now and 2050. This lecture will provide an overview of embodied carbon in the building industry, including:

    • Importance of embodied carbon
    • Relevant policies and standards
    • Building LCA software tools
    • Embodied carbon of key materials (concrete, steel, wood)
    • Design strategies for reducing embodied carbon

    Anthony Pak, P.Eng., MSc., Principal, Priopta – Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings
    Dr. Paul Toyne, Practice Leader of Sustainability, Grimshaw

    An associated Embodied Carbon Workshop with guided discussions and brainstorming on the topic will be held in the afternoon at the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex).

    Register Here

    Please Note: Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact with questions.

    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.

    Organized by

    AIANY Committee on the Environment

    Lead Sponsor
  • 01 Jun 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Future of Design NYC

    June 1, 2019

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    The Educational Alliance/Manny Cantor Center

    197 East Broadway, New York, NY

    IABSE Future of Design NYC is an annual symposium to energize and provoke discussion in our community encompassing the architecture, engineering, design, and construction industry. The symposium is interactive and broad in its reach, aiming to maximize exchange of innovative ideas through a forum for education and dialogue.

    Future of Design NYC’s theme in 2019 is For the People. As a response to the growing desire for design-based action to improve life in the public and social sphere, program sessions examine the collective role of built environment professionals in today’s social, environmental, economic, and political climate. Conversations also look inward at to understand the sustainability and equitability of the industry’s work, and how to empower future engineers to take on a greater voice in built environment initiatives.

    The program features presentations and panels that provide critical discussion of local and international projects, as well as debate on approaches that underpin structural engineering and architectural design. Emerging and established voices involved in the creation of the future built environment will provide both technical and qualitative insights on different facets of the theme.

    Program sessions address the following topics:

    • Risk, Resilience, and the Environment
    • Metrics for Evaluating Successful Design & Construction
    • Life-Cycle Engineering of Structures
    • The Public Sphere: New Civic Spaces

    Symposium attendees will also participate in a workshop to explore potential roles in future public policy, adaptive reuse, and shaping the incorporation of technology in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

    For a list of speakers and sponsors, please visit our website:

    Tickets can be purchased at:
    Student Ticket                         $40
    IABSE Member Ticket           $40
    Early Bird Ticket                     $60

    Full Registration                      $80

    Early Bird registration closes at 5:00 PM on April 30.

    PDHs are expected to be provided.

    Future of Design NYC is supported by IABSE

    The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is a global association comprising members in 100 countries and counting 51 National Groups worldwide. It was founded in 1929 and has its seat in Zurich, Switzerland.

    IABSE engages all aspects of structural engineering: the science and art of planning, design, construction, operation, monitoring and inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and preservation, demolition and dismantling of structures, taking into consideration technical, economic, environmental, aesthetic and social aspects of design.

  • 16 May 2019 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    EERI-NYNE Special Lecture

    Structure-from-Motion & LIDAR: Computational Imaging Tools for Engineers

    May 16, 2019

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    WSP, 1 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119

    The Civil Engineering community is advancing the use of LIDAR and structure-from-motion (SFM) 3D topographic models for understanding the geometry of complex structural and earth deformations and has greatly benefited from these tools. For civil engineering deformation research, LIDAR & SFM are particularly useful for characterizing the dimensions of failures and for monitoring subtle deformation through time. This presentation will present the two technologies and an evaluation of the accuracy, bias, and dispersion of 3D data under controlled experimental conditions. Examples are given from recent field studies using LIDAR and SFM visualization and analysis from some recent extreme-events investigated by the National Science Foundation-funded GEER association. Ultra-high resolution imagery of complex surfaces allows the exploration and visualization of damage in orientations and scales not previously possible. Detailed understanding of the surface morphology allows for better numerical modeling of potential failure modes, deformation patterns, and morphologies. Finally, LIDAR and SFM technology provides for the permanent archiving of 3-D terrain.

    Click Here for More Information

  • 12 Feb 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Concrete Industry Board Educational Seminar

    How do we achieve 100 year service life with concrete structures?” Live Presentation

    Tuesday February 12, 2019 - 12 noon

    CLUB 101 – 101 Park Avenue (Between 40th & 41st Street)

    Speaker: Tracy D. Marcotte, PhD, PE, FACI expert and licensed professional engineer in metallurgical and materials engineering.

    Dr. Marcotte is a professional engineer, previous chair of ACI 365 – Service Life Prediction, a member of multiple ACI committees related to corrosion, durability, sustainability, service life, and repair, serves on ACI’s Technical Activities Committee, and was appointed to ACI’s Board of Direction in 2017.

    Tracy graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston and the University of Waterloo, Canada, with degrees in Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering, focused on steel corrosion in concrete. She has committed her professional life to developing standards and improving planning guides for the effective management of structures in service, and firmly believes this work will increase the quality of life within developing and developed nations. Internationally, she is a United States delegate working with other delegates from 94 countries to develop international standards for concrete repair within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO TC 71). She actively promotes forensics, repair, and maintenance of structures as highly satisfying and worthwhile profession for engineers, architects, and historic preservationists.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Understanding of current practices and standards for service life prediction, and its implementation.

    2. Improved vocabulary and definition of terms for discussing service life with clients and owners.

    3. Understanding of historical construction changes that can affect service life.

    4. Discerning maintenance and repair strategies over the life cycle of a structure from birth to dismantlement.

    Professional Development Hours (1.0 PDH accredited)

    Reservation deadline: 2/8/19

    Reservations not cancelled by 2/8/19 will be billed.

    $75 Members with payment received by 2/8/19

    $85 Nonmembers with payment received by 2/8/19

    $95 No admittance without payment @ the door (seating not guaranteed)

    $200 (to sponsor educational seminar (seat not included)

    Business Casual attire required (No jeans or sneakers) (Cash Bar)

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  • 29 Nov 2018 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Structural Masonry Design Webinar Announced

    The Northwest Concrete Masonry Association is sponsoring a three-part webinar series on reinforced masonry design. It will focus on the requirements of the 2015 IBC and 2013 TMS 402/ACI 530 codes. Both working stress and strength design of reinforced concrete masonry will be covered.

    Learn how to use and interpret the building code through masonry building element design examples. Participants can earn continuing education credit.

    This is a practical design webinar for practicing engineers.

    Webinar dates and topics include:

    • November 29: Masonry Materials, Code Overview, Beam Design, Anchor Bolts
    • December 4: Column Design, In-Plane Walls, Masonry Veneer
    • December 6: Out-of-Plane Walls, Quality Assurance, Constructability, Limit Design

    Each session will run from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

    Webinar Instructors:

    • Steve Hawk, P.E., S.E. Coffman Engineers, Hood River, OR - November 29th
    • Ed Huston, P.E., S.E. Smith and Huston Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA - December 4th
    • John Hochwalt, P.E., S.E. KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA - December 6th
    • Tom Young, P.E. (AZ, CO) Northwest Concrete Masonry Association, Mill Creek, WA - All Dates

    Register at

    Questions? Please call 425.697.5298.

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  • 20 Nov 2018 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    2019 IABSE Congress:

    Call for Abstracts now open!

    Deadline Extended to November 20, 2018

    The Evolving Metropolis will address the social and economic needs of the world with sessions on Durable Bridges and Affordable Housing as well as numerous other important and current issues presented in our world. New York City is a key place on our continent to address the needs of society today with regards to the following:

    • Designing bridges to last into the next century
    • The future of housing the worlds inhabitants at all income levels
    • The latest technologies and construction techniques for creating a 
      society that is sustainable and affordable for all
    • Innovations in structural engineering to accommodate growth

    The Call for Themes closed at the beginning of June and found great interest. The Scientific Committee has now developed the final Congress themes and released the Call for Abstracts for the following main Themes (the complete list of session topics is available online):

    1.    The 200-year Bridge 

    2.    Tomorrow's Affordable Housing 

    3.    Extreme Events, Climate Change and Resilient Metropolis

    4.    Urban Infrastructure: Design and Preservation

    5.    Mitigating Fire Hazards Through Engineering

    6.    Globalisation and Structural Engineering

    7.    Technology, Automation, and Innovation

    8.    Urbanisation and Population Growth

    The Scientific Programme will include Plenary and Concurrent Sessions over three days. Panel discussions and Poster Sessions will also be incorporated into the programme. Contributors can also suggest topic presentation methods such as paper, poster, panel discussion, etc. 

    More information:

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