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Regional Meetings Update

Thank you for those who supported UC's student chapter by purchasing a SEAoO Cincinnati polo! The original plan was to deliver polos at in-person meetings.  COVID-19 delayed their fabrication, but polos are ready and we're thinking through delivery options.  

Regional meetings are postponed until further notice due to COVID.  We look forward to safely resuming meetings when possible.  Interested in helping to plan future meetings, have a topic that interests you, or willing to present at an upcoming meeting?  Please send us an email.

 

Cincinnati Team Leaders:
Mindy Barber, P.E.; Phil Niekamp, E.I.; Abby Lehmenkuler, P.E.
[email protected]

 

There are no local meetings planned at this time.

– Cleveland Team Leader:
Jason Hoover, P.E., S.E. 
[email protected]

 

SEAoO Columbus 

The previous SEAoO Columbus planning chair has relocated out of state.  To help spread the workload, we're hoping to assemble a team to plan future meetings.  If you're interested helping plan meetings or willing to present, please send us an email.

– Columbus Team Leaders:
(Currently Vacant)
[email protected]

Regional meetings are postponed until further notice due to COVID.  We look forward to safely resuming meetings when possible. Interested in helping to plan future meetings, have a topic that interests you, or willing to present at an upcoming meeting?  Please send us an email.

– Toledo Team Leaders:

John Morganstern; Kyle Blosser  
[email protected]

 

Interested in helping to plan future meetings, have a topic that interests you, or willing to present at an upcoming meeting?  Please send us an email.

Dayton Team Leaders:
Mark Remmetter, P.E., S.E.; Sarah Kate Dangelo, E.I.,; Peter Giessel, P.E., S.E.
[email protected]

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July 2020  

Calendar of Events

The International Masonry Institute (IMI), WoodWorks Wood Product Council, and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) are offering free and discounted webinars for the months of August & September. Continuing Education (CE) credits will be offered for most events; participants must register for and attend the events to receive CE credits. See descriptions & follow links below for CE credit information and other registration details.

 

1) On-Demand Course Access for 30 days after purchase

Course: Low Compressive Strength Test Results? What They Mean and Next Steps…

Sponsored by: ACI

Credits: 1.0 AIA/CEU, 1.0 PDH credit or 0.1 ICC credit

Cost: $39.00 Non ACI member, $29.00 ACI member

Link: https://www.concrete.org/store/productdetail.aspx?ItemID=CEULCS&Format=ONLINE_LEARNING&Language=English&Units=US_Units&utm_campaign=educationnotice08_11_20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ceulcs

 

2) Wed August 12, 2020 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT

Presentation: Sound Solutions: Designing for Acoustics in Wood Structures

Sponsored by: WoodWorks Wood Products Council

Speaker: Ricky McLain, P.E., S.E., WoodWorks

Credits: 1.0 AIA/CES HSW LU, 1 PDH credit or 0.1 ICC credit (FBPE board-approved)

Cost: Free

Link: https://www.woodworks.org/education-event/2020-webinar-august-mclain/

 

3) Tue August 18, 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT

Presentation: 6 Key Masonry Cavity Wall Interface Details

Sponsored by: IMI

Speaker: Pat Conway-IMI Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Credits: 0.5 LU/HSW NANO

Cost: Free

Link: https://info.imiweb.org/08182020-mews-cavity-wall

 

4) Tue August 18, 2020 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT

Presentation: President’s Series: ACI 314R-16 Guide to Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings (Presented in Spanish)

Sponsored by: ACI

Speakers: Luis Garcia

Credits: 1.0 AIA/CEU, 1.0 PDH credit or 0.1 ICC credit

Cost: $39.00 Non ACI member, $29.00 ACI member

Link: https://www.concrete.org/store/productdetail.aspx?ItemID=W2011&Format=ONLINE_LEARNING&Language=English&Units=US_Units&utm_campaign=webinar0727&utm_medium=email&utm_source=w2011_title

 

5) Wed August 19, 2020 9:00am-1:15pm EDT

Presentation: Mass Timber Construction Management: Design Through Project Close Out

Sponsored by: WoodWorks Wood Products Council

Speakers: Kathryn Fernholz-Dovetail Partners, Inc Executive Director

                  Christopher Evans-Swinerton Mass Timber

                  Kevin Bittenbender-Bensonwood Company Steward

                  Justin Deveau-Shawmut Construction

                 Greg Kingsley, PhD, P.E.-KL&A Engineers and Builders President and CEO

                 Ashley Rao, AIA, LEED AP- Leers Weinzapfel Associates

                 Anthony Harvey, P.E.-WoodWorks

                 Jeff Peters, P.E.-WoodWorks

Credits: 3.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 3.5 PDH credits or 0.35 ICC credits

Cost: $35

Link: https://www.woodworks.org/education-event/2020-east-mt-cm-workshop/

 

6) Tue August 25, 2020 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT

 Presentation: Shelf Angle Detailing: Design & Construction Considerations

Sponsored by: IMI

Speaker: Jeff Diqui-IMI Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Credits: 0.5 LU/HSW NANO

Cost: Free

Link: https://info.imiweb.org/08252020-mews-shelf-angle

 

7) Tue August 25, 2020 3:00pm-5:00pm EDT

Presentation: Light Frame Construction: What You Need to Know About Species, Grading and Shrinkage

Sponsored by: WoodWorks Wood Products Council

Speakers: Bruce Lindsey-WoodWorks

                  Terry Pattillo, AIA-WoodWorks

Credits: 2.0 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2.0 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits

Cost: $20

Link:  https://www.woodworks.org/education-event/2020-q3-light-frame-construction/

 

8) Wed September 9, 2020 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT

Presentation: Modular Wood-Frame for Multi-Family: Design, Details and Delivery

Sponsored by: WoodWorks Wood Products Council

Speaker: Matthew Laase, AIA, NCARB-Jackson/Main Architecture

Credits: 1.0 AIA/CES HSW LU, 1.0 PDH credit or 0.1 ICC credit (FBPE board-approved)

Cost: Free

Link: https://www.woodworks.org/education-event/2020-webinar-september-laase/

 

9) Tue September 15, 2020 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT

 Presentation: Energy Code Compliance with Concrete Masonry

Sponsored by: IMI

Speaker: Nicholas Lang, P.E.- NCMA Vice President of Business Development

Credits: 1.0 LU/HSW

Cost: Free

Link: https://info.imiweb.org/09152020-mews-code-compliance

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SEAoO News

We, the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio (SEAoO) Board of Directors, support the joint statement and Call to Action (http://www.ncsea.com/topics/calltoaction/) from our parent organization The National Council of Structural Engineering Association (NCSEA), Coalition of American Structural Engineers (CASE), and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) prompted by the tragic events of recent weeks. Therefore, we ask that our members continue to act in a manner that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion within our profession. We recognize and understand change is everyone’s responsibility and is only possible through sustained collective action as individuals at the organizational, company and societal levels.

The SEAoO Board of Directors is committed to and supports the NCSEA joint Call to Action in partnership with other state structural engineering associations. SEAoO will support these efforts by:

  • sending a representative to the newly formed NCSEA joint committee to collaborate and coordinate on actions to improve equity and opportunity in our profession
  • sharing NCSEA resources for our members on the topics of racism, discrimination, and equality specific to the Architectural, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry and design professions
  • working with the NCSEA Structural Engineering Engagement & Equity (SE3) committee to collaborate on additional dimensions of diversity in the profession and consider programs to commit to greater engagement and equity accordingly
  • continuing to engage with student chapters at the university level to increase the diversity of engagement in programs that lead to careers in structural engineering through our professional outreach, mentoring and student scholarship programs.

 

For those interested in helping to be a part of lasting change in our local communities, please reach out to your region lead for information on how to support the Call to Action initiatives. For those interested in joining a SEAoO SE3 committee that will support the efforts of the NCSEA SE3 diversity committee, please contact any Officer or board member (https://seaoo.org/board.php)

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SEAoO Education Committee

Scholarship Opportunities:

The 2020 SEAoO Educational Awards winners have been contacted.  Their papers will be posted on our website by next month along with a short video describing their topic and explaining their interest in structural engineering. Stay tuned!

 

Jobsite Tours

As universities make decisions on how to open back up in Fall, there may be opportunities to go on job site tours.  The safety of our students and professionals is our top priority therefore we are following guidelines set forth by each university and local/national jurisdictions to monitor if job site tours are safe and feasible. 

If you believe that a digital job site tour could be accomplished, please email me to get in contact with your local SEAoO student chapter and schedule a student site visit for next year!


Thank you,

Bernie Kooi, PE, SE, LEED AP
SEAoO Basic Education Committee Chair
[email protected]

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SEAoO Membership Committee

Membership renewal for all levels is still open.  Dues remain the lowest amongst all SEA's and have not increased for several years.  Note that if your membership lapsed, you must rejoin as a new Member ($50 vs. $40 renewal).

As a reminder, SEAoO's membership levels include:

  1. Professional Member: Members that are licensed professional engineers.
  2. Associate Member: Members that graduated with a structural engineering-based degree (undergraduate or graduate) within the past 4 years.
  3. Student Member: Members enrolled full-time in a secondary or post-secondary school.
  4. Member: Members that DO NOT qualify as member types #1, 2, or 3.

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please email us at [email protected] to change your member category and ensure you receive appropriate voting rights and Young Member emails.

  • Did you become a PE since your last renewal? 
  • Did you graduate since your last renewal? 
  • Has it been more than 4 years since you graduated?

Thank you,

Mindy Barber, PE
SEAoO Membership Committee Chair
[email protected]

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SEAoO Annual Conference

Mark your calendars! The 2021 Annual Conference is scheduled for September 16-17, 2021 at the Columbus Airport Marriott.

SEAoO was able to renegotiate the contract with the Marriott. Most of the speakers scheduled for 2020 have recommitted to presenting in 2021. It is a blockbuster line up!

We realize many of our members rely on the conference to accrue PDHs. In order to plan accordingly for PDH accumulation, SEAoO will provide a list of continuing education and learning opportunities in a separate email and in upcoming newsletters. 

The Conference and Education Committees are compiling lists of presentations, either as webinars or on-demand learning. Annual Conference vendors are being contacted for a list of topics. The presentations will comply with AIA regarding format, learning objectives and continuing education. If there are topics of interest you know of or would like to add to the list, please contact:

Education Chairman Antonio Verne  E: [email protected]

Annual Conference Co-Chairmen Frank Monastra E: [email protected] or Aimee Pergalsky E: [email protected]

Thank you and keep it safe out there people!

 

 

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Recognition Committee

2019-2020 Recognition Event Kickoff

Thank you to those who in the past have nominated the individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service & commitment in our profession for the following categories:

  • Young Engineer of the Year
  • Engineer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement 

However due to COVID-19 complications and a lack of nominations we are re-opening the nomination period to take applications for the categories mentioned above. Therefore if you know of an individual who you feel has demostrated outstanding service & commitment in our profession please reach out to the Recogition Committee chair in the email below. We are in the process reopening applications and a notice of the application process will be sent out in the coming weeks.  

For those with an interest in supporting the Recognition Committee or those with questions regarding the Recognition Event, please contact the committee chair at:

[email protected].

Thank you!

Antonio Verne, PE
SEAoO Past President / Recognition Committee Chair
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