Meeting/Event Information

2018 SEAoO Annual Conference

September 06, 2018
7:00 AM to 2:30 PM
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Columbus Airport Marriott
1375 N Cassady Avenue
Columbus, OH 43219

Thanks to all who attended the 2018 Conference and to the vendors who helped make it happen. 

And an extra thank you to our sponsors:  Nucor Vulcraft (silver), Chicago Clamp (bronze), The Dywer Company (bronze), and IMI (International Masonry Institute) (bronze)

Please contact us with ideas for topics and speakers you'd like to see in 2019.

Our very popular SEAoO Annual Conference has a schedule of national speakers on a variety of engineering topics, a Trade Show, an Education Awards Dinner, and excellent networking.  Our 2017 Conference had record attendance, and we're anticipating another great year.  

A PDF flyer is available HERE, please distribute and/or post in your office.

Professional Development Hours:The Conference will provide up to 15 PDHs, including 1.25 hours of ethics (2 hours of professional ethics are now required for Ohio's next PE renewal period).  Please note that while these hours are applicable for Ohio, we do not certify these hours for the states that have special requirements (FL and NY, for example).  

Any SEA Member: $400 through Aug 31 ($450 after Aug 31)

Non-Members: $500 through Aug 31 ($550 after Aug 31)

[Attention non-SEA members: Membership in SEAoO is only $50 per year, so you can save by joining first and getting the member price]

Students: $40 through Aug 31 ($50 after Aug 31)

Can't attend both days?  Split the registration and PDHs with a coworker or friend and each of you can attend one day (one Thursday, one Friday).  

Vendors:  Contact Maria at [email protected].

Hotel:  A discounted room block ($141/nt) is available by using this link:  HOTEL RESERVATIONS


Thursday Schedule (9/6/18):


Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibits


Opening Remarks and Announcements


David Fanella, PE, SE; Sr. Dir of Eng'g; Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI): "Economical Design of Concrete Structures 1"


David Fanella, PE, SE; Sr. Dir of Eng'g; Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI): "Economical Design of Concrete Structures 2"


Break and Exhibits


Don Heinrich Tolzmann; Historian; Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee:  "John A. Roebling and His Suspension Bridge on the Ohio River"




Dr. Walt Schneider, PhD, PE; Agency Director; Centre Region Code Administration: "Study of Initial Cost of Construction for Multi-Residential Structures"


Break and Exhibits


Brad Fletcher, SE; Atlas Tube; Senior Sales Engineer:  "HSS Truss Connections:  The Ts, Ks and Ys Of It All"


Kirk Wolf, PE; Project Engineer; S-E-A, Ltd.: "Lessons Learned...the Hard Way


Break, Happy Hour


Dinner, Education Awards


Friday Schedule (9/7/18):


Breakfast & Exhibits


SEAoO Announcements, Committee updates


Dr. Rob Connor, PhD; Professor; Purdue University:  "Towards an Integrated Fracture-Control Plan for Steel Bridges"


Dani Paxson, SE; NCSEA's SE3 Committee and Associate; KPFF-LA:  "SE Engagement & Equity: Findings from Studies of SEs"


Break and Exhibits


Josh Johnson, PE; Senior Engineer-Diver; Collins Engineers:  "Engineer-Diving and Acoustic Imaging in the 21st Century"

***Student breakout session during this time***


Lunch and Exhibits


Peter Giessel, PE, SE; Structural Team Leader; Woolpert: "Design of the Cincinnati Skywheel Platform"


Lawrence Bach; Principal/Partner; Roderick Linton Belfance LLP: "Ethics in Engineering, a Lawyer's Perspective"

















$50.00 Students
$40.00 Earlybird rate before August 31

$450.00 Members
$400.00 Earlybird rate before August 31

$550.00 Non-Members
$500.00 Earlybird rate before August 31

$850.00 Vendor Booth (two representatives)

$150.00 Vendor Booth ADDITIONAL Representative

$800.00 Gold Sponsorship

$500.00 Silver Sponsorship

$300.00 Bronze Sponsorship