Structural Engineers Association of New York

  • 27 Jul 2017 5:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We invite the best of the structural engineering profession and industry to join us for this year's celebration!  NCSEA is celebrating 25 years of bringing together practicing structural engineers at the Summit in Washington D.C.

    The Summit draws the best of the structural engineering field–structural engineers, those interested in structural engineering, students and the companies providing products and services to the structural engineers. The Summit also honors the best of structural engineering with the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, which honor structural engineering ingenuity throughout the world, and the Special Awards, that are given to NCSEA members who have provided outstanding service and commitment to the association and the field.

    The NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit features educational sessions specific to structural engineering, social and networking events, the trade show, and the Awards Banquet featuring the NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, Special Awards, and the winners of the Young Member Summit Scholarships.


    Martina Driscoll, P.E., Principal & Unit Manager, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates & Terrence Paret, Senior Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates


    Washington Hilton

    1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

    Registration Information Here:

  • 29 Apr 2017 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The IABSE Future of Design Conference is a one-day event aimed at engineers, architects, academics, students, contractors, fabricators or other built environment professionals. The purpose of the conference is to exchange knowledge on topics that are of importance to our industry now and in the future and to energize, educate and inspire the next generation of designers. We are aiming at maximizing the exchange between participants by making use of a variety of session styles including panel discussions, short lectures and hands-on workshops. Accomplished designers and researchers will pair with emerging and innovative designers to present ideas on what the future holds for structural engineering. We will also discuss the future of our practice as a whole and how we adapt as designers to ever changing contexts with increasing complexity.


    IABSE (the International Association for Bridges and Structural Engineering) is a truly global association with members in over 100 countries. The Future of Design Conference is a successful annual event in the UK and we are about to launch the first event here in NYC. For more information, visit our website and buy your ticket now at the Early Bird rate here.


  • 26 Apr 2017 9:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The seminar will address how high strength concrete can generate internal temperatures that reduce strength.

    Speaker: Jerzy Zemajtis, PhD, PE is Senior Engineer at the American

    Concrete Institute

    Topic: Mass Concrete: How Big is Big? Live Presentation

    Location: New York Athletic Club, 59th & 7th Avenue – 180 Central Park South

    What is Mass Concrete? ACI 207.1R defines mass concrete as any volume of concrete with dimensions large enough to require that measures be taken to cope with the generation of heat from hydration of the cement and attendant volume change to minimize cracking. But how does one predict whether mass concrete problems will occur and what steps should be taken? This presentation will discuss how to identify mass concrete, ACI 301 requirements pertaining to it, and good construction practices. Topics covered in this presentation will include:

    • Examples of mass concrete structures
    • Identifying mass concrete in the field
    • Specification requirements
    • Factors influencing mass concrete
    • Mitigation or design

  • 11 Apr 2017 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You are invited to attend Professor Greg Deierlein's 2016 EERI Distinguished Lecture “From Performance-Based Engineering to Earthquake Resilience” on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. Please register ASAP by email at as our space is limited. Registration will close by 4/20/17.

    EventEERI Distinguished Lecture “From Performance-Based Engineering to Earthquake Resilience”

    Speaker: Greg Deierlein, NAE – John A. Blume Professor, Stanford University

    Date: Thursday May 4, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm (5:30-6pm networking, 6-7 pm lecture)

    Organizer: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), NYNE Chapter 

    Location: WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, 1 Penn Plaza (34th St, 7th-8th Ave), Room 2313AB (2nd Floor)

    Cost: Free, registration required due to limited space ( and will close by 4/20/17 

    PDH:  1 PDH (PDH certificate cost is $0 for NYNE members and $25 for non-members)

  • 20 Mar 2017 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Winning design team to construct an architectural pavilion out of recycled aluminum cast into cracked clay for Governors Island 2017 Summer Season

    A distinguished jury has selected the winning design in the seventh annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition: Cast & Place by Team Aesop (Josh Draper from PrePost/RPI-CASE, Lisa Ramsburg and Powell Draper from Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Edward M. Segal from Hofstra University, and Max Dowd from Cooper Union). Pending approvals and fundraising, this temporary art structure will be assembled on Governors Island and open to the public for the summer 2017 season.

    The annual competition is hosted by FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY). The City of Dreams Pavilion, so named for its focus on the future of a world that faces strains on both economic and natural resources, aims to promote sustainability-oriented thinking amidst the architecture and design communities, and requires designers to consider the environmental impact of their designs in everything from materials sourcing to disposal (or ideally reuse) of waste at the end of the season.

    Cast & Place re-imagines waste as a transformative resource for our New York City future. Soil dredged from the East River, the material also used in the construction of Governors Island, is laid out to dry and crack. 250,000 aluminum cans are melted down and poured into the cracked dredge. The results are light, strong panels that provide structure and shade, assembled into spaces for performance and play. Rain-soaked reflecting pools of dredge reveal the pavilion’s formwork as they dry and crack in the summer heat, inducing meditations on time, materiality, and the sources of our city.

    Cast & Place by Team Aesop (Josh Draper, Lisa Ramsburg, Powell Draper, Edward M. Segal, and Max Dowd)

    Team Aesop will work with FIGMENT, ENYA, SEAoNY, and Governors Island to select the exact site for Cast & Place, refine the design, obtain necessary approvals, and fabricate and install the pavilion on the island.

    The project has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the fabrication, installation, and maintenance of the pavilion on Governors Island for the 2017 summer season. Donations can be made by clicking here

  • 07 Mar 2017 12:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) is working to better represent all of the Structural Engineers throughout the state of New York. This year we plan to start by beginning a new chapter in Syracuse, New York.

    Our goal is to introduce our organization to upstate professionals in order to advance the profession and foster forums that allow professionals to meet and exchange ideas and experiences. This will be facilitated through seminar events as well as opportunities to participate in various SEAoNY committee discussions, including but not limited to, codes & standards, future seminars and promotion of diversity in the field of structural engineering.

    We also aim to promote the art and science of structural engineering and excellence in engineering education by reaching out to local colleges and universities. This will allow us to foster the next generation of structural engineers.

    Joining the Upstate New York - Syracuse Chapter of SEAoNY will include several membership benefits, including:

    • For first year of organization, membership will carry through until Aug 31st, 2018.
    • Goal of 4 seminars per year including 1 half-day seminar, 2 afternoon or evening seminars & participation/collaboration in the full day Central NY Engineering Expo
    • 1 free NYC seminar per year.
    • Current technical and professional news through the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations’ (NCSEA) monthly STRUCTURE magazine
    • Access to NCSEA website and resources
    • Access to SEAoNY website and resources
    • Local industry news and ideas through SEAoNY’s quarterly publication, Cross Sections
    • Participation in downstate SEAoNY committees and support for local committees
    • A forum for networking and socializing with fellow industry professionals in upstate New York as well as networking opportunities in the New York City area
    • Opportunities to promote the profession at local colleges and universities

    The membership of this chapter applies to the regions of New York State that are north of, excluding Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess County. 

    Join Today!

  • 10 Feb 2017 5:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MARCH 9 & 10, 2017

    The Rise of the Skyscraper City: ​
    All the Tall Buildings in Manhattan, 1874-1900 ​

    In conjunction with its current exhibition ​​TEN & TALLER, 1874-1900, The Skyscraper Museum presents symposium that explores new narratives of the first decades of high-rise history. Organized into four sessions, on Thursday evening, March 9 and on Friday morning and afternoon, March 10, the symposium brings together a range of scholars and authors who have studied nineteenth-century New York from the perspectives of architecture, engineering, and urban history. 

    New York’s first “skyscrapers” were erected in 1874, initiating the city’s ascent into the vertical. The all-masonry Tribune and Western Union buildings were ten-story office buildings that lifted their decorative towers to 260 and 230 feet. By 1900, the steel skeleton of the 30-story Park Row Building – tallest in the world–topped out at 391 feet. 

    In the last quarter of the 19th century, Manhattan added 250 buildings of ten or more stories – more than triple the number of Chicago. Elevators and new methods of construction enabled this rise, but it was the phenomenal growth of the city itself, whose population swelled from less than a million in the 1870s to more than 3.4 million in 1900, that drove New York into its vertical expansion. ​

    In particular, the symposium will explore a new narrative of “All vs. Tall” that considers other uses beyond office buildings, including apartments, hotels, and lofts, and emphasizes the commercial motive of high-rise development. The comprehensive survey of every building in Manhattan of 10 or more stories from 1874 through 1900 that is the subject of the TEN & TALLER exhibition and the three interfaces – the GRID, the MAP, and the TIMELINE – offer new ways of viewing the architectural and urban development of the period that will be a focus of our symposium.

    To register and for more information Click Here 

  • 09 Feb 2017 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Location: New York Athletic Club, 59th & 7th Avenue – 180 Central Park South

    Topic: 90 Minutes to Discharge a Concrete Truck Is This an Outdated Requirement?

    Event Flyer

    Most specifications require a ready mix truck to discharge the concrete within 90 minutes after the

    cement had been mixed with water. This requirement is given in ASTM C-94, the standard for ready mix concrete.

    This standard has existed for over 30 years. Concrete technology has changed significantly over these years.

    The cement of today is not the cement we had 30 years ago. Today, we have admixtures that can delay the

    cement hydration process for hours, and we have admixtures that can extend the desired slump life of a concrete mix.

    The issue of how much time should be allowed to discharge a truck is not a simple answer, like 90 minutes.

    This seminar will present:

     The latest in concrete technology to extend the working time for a concrete mix;

     Test data on plastic and hardened concrete that was not discharged in 90 minutes;

     What others are specifying as a required time or criteria to discharge concrete.

    Cas Bognacki will be the seminar moderator. There will be three presenters

    • Dr. Mohamed Mahgous
    • Dr. Charles Nmai, PE, M.ASCE
    • Henry Prenger

    Click here to register. 

  • 24 Jan 2017 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EERI NYNE -GEER Mini - Symposium

    The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen

    February 2, 2017 

    3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    The Mini-Symposium will have 2 parts: (1) A series of four talks by the foremost seismic experts involved in the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquake sequence and the 2016 Kaikoura, NZ earthquake in the fields of infrastructure and liquefaction assessment, reconstruction planning, rebuild, and code modifications; (2) a panel of international and NYC code seismic experts will discuss with the speakers key aspects of the NZ practice modifications and implementations as they relate to protection and resiliency of the critical infrastructure of our metropolis and our nation at large.

    Click here for event flyer and registration information



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