Structural Engineers Association of New York

  • 12 Jan 2016 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    February 11, 2016

    9:00am - 11:00am @ New York Athletic Club 

    59th & 7th Avenue - 180 Central Park South

    Concrete can provide a service life of over 100 years when properly designed, batched and constructed. Many projects, in particular for the transportation infrastructure, require concrete to be designed and built for a service life of 100+ year. Estimating concrete service life, is a somewhat new requirement to the concrete industry, but of great importance. Our speakers will share their methodologies for estimating, designing and constructing concrete structures to provide a service life in excess of 100 years. 

    Moderator: Cas Bognacki, PE, Chief of Materials Engineering, The Port Authority of NY & NJ


    • Paul G. Tourney, PE, President, Tourney Consulting Group
    • Peter Elza ,Service Life and Sustainability Manager, Parsons Infrastructure Business Unit
    • Oscar R. Antommattei, PE, Senior Concrete Engineer, Kiewit Corporation

    For more information and to register, Click here.

  • 08 Dec 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    This is the eighth year of a respected and internationally recognized survey on the topic of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the profession of Structural Engineering. Key changes in this year's survey address emerging topics of Risk Management, Laser Scanning, Project Management of firms, recruiting of staff, Level of Development (LOD) in contracts and trends in best practices for model based analysis. 

    Please take a few moments to participate in the online survey before Jan. 20, 2016:

    The overview of the trends the survey has tracked over the last 8 years will be presented in a webinar series with Part 1 beginning Thursday, December 17 at 10am ET.  This webinar is in collaboration with the National Institute of Steel Detailers (NISD) as part of their launch of their 2016 Design to Construction webinar series. The following webinar in January 2016 will review the survey results. 

    Please register for Structures from Design to Construction, Part 1 Introduction on Dec 17, 2015 10:00 AM EST at:

    Thank you for your participation,

    SEI-CASE National BIM Committee
    Will Ikerd, PE - Co-Chair
    Micheal Bolduc, PE - Co-Chair
    David Aucoin, PE - Incoming Vice-Chair

  • 09 Nov 2015 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    When: Wednesday, 11th November 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Admission free.

    Where: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. 20 West 44th Street, NYC, NY, 10036

    Sponsored by: STRAAM Group., 40 Wall Street, NY, NY and Forensic Engineering Technical Group of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

    Distinguished Speakers: Ms. Margot Christeller and Dr. Alan Jeary AO, PhD, FIStructE

    Margot Christeller spent 18 months as Deputy General Manager of the Infrastructure Rebuild team at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and then an additional 18 months at CERA supporting the work to refresh the governance, leadership and funding frameworks to meet the collective needs of the city to survive and recover. Margot is visiting NYC, Washington DC and San Francisco to continue her engagement, at their invitation, with urban development and recovery agencies such as the UNDP, World Bank and the City of San Francisco.

    Context – What happened? 6.3 earthquake and 30 major aftershocks in a year. 

    Observations -- What worked well and what we learned to prepare for the future.

    Lessons learned/ Opportunities – Smart technology and building resilient cities.

    Future -- What does this mean for other cities?

    Please RSVP via email to:

  • 03 Nov 2015 10:38 AM | Anonymous

    Tuesday Nov 10, 2015 


    Spectacular failures -- aging materials -- urgent maintenance -- these are on the agenda for Raimondo Betti (Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University).  Come hear his vision of a future in which infrastructure can monitor its own health, estimate its structural integrity, and launch corrective actions.

    This lecture is the first in the Italian Academy's series on the work of Italian scientists in the area of sustainability.

    Click here for more information and to Register

    Free and open to the public

    Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
    1161 Amsterdam Avenue
    New York, NY 10027

  • 25 Sep 2015 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    OHNY Weekend Highlight:

    Engineering New York 

    October 17 & 18 2015

    New York has always been a city of engineering feats, home to historically important projects-from the Brooklyn Bridge to the subway system to the Empire State Building- that pushed the boundaries of structural possibility. Over the past decade, architects and engineers have continued this long tradition of structural innovation, using new materials and technologies to design and build a new generation of New York icons that advance the art of engineering while enriching the city's built environment.

    During this year's OHNY Weekend, Open House New York and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) partner to open a selection of recent projects that illustrate the state of the art of structural engineering in New York City. Tours will help visitors to understand these projects from the perspective of the structural engineers who helped transform them from idea to reality.

    Several Engineering New York sites feature Open Access hours; others require Advance Reservations, as noted below. For more information about these sites, or to make reservations where necessary, visit


    1  Apple Cube - 5th Ave


    2  Brookfield Place

    3  Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG92

    4  Drawing Center

    5  High Line

    6  HudsonYards

    7 John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    8 Porcelanosa

    9  Stapleton Library

    10  The New School: University Center

    11  Whitney Museum of American Art

  • 25 Sep 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    EERI - Schools Earthquake Safety Initiative Call for Committee Volunteers

    EERI-NYNE is calling for committee volunteers to join the EERI SESI (Schools Earthquake Safety Initiative) 

    Please contact if you are interested in volunteer participation in these active SESI subcommittees:

    • Safety Screening, Inventory, and Evaluation of Schools
    • Classroom Education and Outreach
    • Code Updating and Improvements
    • Tsunami Mitigation for Schools

    For more information please visit the website:

  • 23 Sep 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    AIA NY - Bricks & Beverages: Professionals Play with LEGO Bricks

    October 16 2015


    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM FRIDAY, ARCHTOBER 16


    At The Center for Architecture

    In their quest to meet deadlines, architects do not get much opportunity to play at design. The Center for Architecture and LEGO invite young professionals for "Bricks and Beverages," a fun and lively game night that will rekindle our participants' love of LEGOs while enjoying a night out among friends and colleagues.

    "Bricks and Beverages" will consist of a LEGO build competition with three architectural challenges. Participants in teams (1-5 people per team) will randomly draw a building type (museum, stadium, theater) and styles (Chicago School, Brutalist, Gothic) from a hat to create a wacky design mandate. A LEGO prize will be awarded to the best team, selected by a panel of judges. 

    Wine, beer, snacks, and a custom, LEGO-inspired cocktail will be served.

    Organized by: Center for Architecture

    Co-organized by: AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee

    In partnership with: 

    Price: $15 for AIA members; $20 for non-members

    Click Here for more information & to Register

    Team members must register individually. Please include your team name when you register. Competitors limited to 50 people total.

    A program of Archtober 2015, NYC's month-long architecture and design festival.

  • 26 Aug 2015 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    The ICE invites you to a debate on the motion:

    “It was right to cancel the ARC rail tunnel project between Manhattan and New Jersey”


     For  Against
     Cliff Bouchereau - Arup  Ed Plotkin - Consultant
     Bill Daly - Consultant  TBD 

    Moderator: Richard Giffen - Arup


    Date and Time

    Thursday 24th September 2015

    5:30pm for a 6:00pm start



    11th Street Bar

    11th Street between Ave A and B


    Subway Directions

    N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street, then L to 1st Ave

    Free Entry Happy Hour prices all night.


    Sponsored by the Institution of Civil Engineers


    For further details on the event contact:

    David Watson e:


    Visit for upcoming events


    Statements made during the debate do not necessarily reflect the actual views of the debaters, their employers, or the ICE.

  • 19 Aug 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora announced that twenty-six Architectural and Engineering Design Requirement Contracts are being issued for Micro, Small, Medium and Large firms to undertake public building projects citywide. 

    The launch of Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 will be celebrated with a Pre-Proposal Conference on 

    Thursday, September 3rd, 

    at 10:00AM 

    at the Department of Design and Construction 

     30-30 Thomson Avenue, (1st floor- Atrium)

    Long Island City NY 11101.

    The statement in The City Record of August 12, 2015 advised all qualified and interested firms to download the RFP here or for RFP information to contact Hemwattie Roopnarine at or 718-391-1375. Responses to the RFP are due on or before September 17,2015 at 4:00 PM.

  • 02 Jun 2015 3:06 PM | Anonymous
    --a detailed overview by structural engineer Thomas A. Sabol, PhD, SE, of the application of AISC Seismic Provisions used in the design of special concentric braced frames (SCBF) and special moment frames (SMF) using design examples from the 2nd edition Seismic Design Manual.

    4.0 PDH   $150

    June 11, 2015
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    TimesCenter in the New York Times Building

    Click Here for Registration Information

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