Structural Engineers Association of New York

  • 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

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    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.

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  • 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:

  • 30 Oct 2018 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Timber-Frame Design: The Art of Exposed Structure 

    Presented by: Jim DeStefano, PE, AIA, F.SEI, DeStefano & Chamberlain Inc.

    There is something inherently spectacular about the look and feel of exposed timber. It’s more than a structural system. It’s a natural at creating architectural drama—and is often the most practical, cost-effective, and sustainable choice for achieving that objective. This entertaining and informative workshop will demonstrate how heavy timber and mass timber systems can be used to great effect in a variety of timber-frame applications. Emphasizing the need for form to follow function, it will cover traditional and contemporary design approaches, combining design topics such as species, finish, structural system selection, truss design, and connection methods with practical subjects such as construction type, fire performance, hurricane resistance, cost and constructability.

    Attendees qualify for 3 AIA/CES LUs (HSW), 3 PDH credits or 0.3 ICC credits.

    Rye Brook, NY

    October 30, 2018

    Hilton Westchester
    Register Here

    Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

    8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    For questions, contact LeeAnn Charpentier

    Hosted by WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

  • 24 Oct 2018 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    2018 Structural Engineering Summit

    Sheraton Grand, Chicago, IL

    October 24–27, 2018

    Our Attendees Need Your Expertise

    The 2018 NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit Committee is seeking 60 minute presentations that deliver pertinent and useful information that is specific to the practicing structural engineer.

    In the 2017 post-Summit Survey, attendees expressed direct interest in the following:

    • Case Studies
    • Lessons Learned
    • Snow Loads
    • Ethics
    • Bettering Communication
    • Business Practices
    • Accounting
    • Client Growth

    We Need Your Abstract

    The Summit will feature education specific to the practicing structural engineer, in both technical and non-technical tracks.

    Abstracts are due March 30, 3018.

    Submit your Abstract Now

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  • 16 Oct 2018 7:30 PM | Anonymous

    LERA Proudly Sponsors "Leaning Out" Documentary

    October 16th, 2018 | 7:30 PM - 11 PM

    LERA is proud to sponsor a new documentary titled "Leaning Out: An Intimate Look at Twin Towers Engineer Leslie E. Robertson," about the life and work of one of the most influential figures in the history of structural engineering. Produced by Basia and Leonard Myszynski of sOlar eye communications, the documentary has been chosen as the opening film for the 10th annual Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City from October 16th to 21st. The film will also be screened as a live webinar during AISC's SteelDay 2018 on September 26th.

    A retired partner of the firm, Dr. Leslie E. Robertsonspent his six-decade engineering career transforming urban and rural landscapes through innovative design. Among a plethora of renowned projects, he led the structural design of the World Trade Center (New York, NY); the U.S. Steel Tower (Pittsburgh, PA); the Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong); Puerta de Europa (Madrid, Spain); Shanghai World Financial Center (Shanghai, China); Suzhou Museum (Suzhou, China); Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas, TX); and the Miho Museum and Bridge (Kyoto, Japan). In addition, he participated in the structural design of Nakheel Tall Tower (1,000 m; Dubai, UAE), Merdeka PNB118 (630 m; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), the Suzhou Center landscaped pedestrian bridges (Suzhou, China), Miho Chapel (Kyoto, Japan) and Lotte World Tower (555 m; Seoul, South Korea).

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  • 10 Oct 2018 7:30 AM | Anonymous

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