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Regional Meetings Update

Our region is currently working to provide our statewide membership Virtual/Online events that are accredited to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Please be on the lookout for Virtual events in future Newsletters and email blasts.

 

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

 

Our region is currently working to provide our statewide membership Virtual/Online events that are accredited to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Please be on the lookout for Virtual events in future Newsletters and email blasts.

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

 

SEAoO Columbus 

Our region is currently working to provide our statewide membership Virtual/Online events that are accredited to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Please be on the lookout for Virtual events in future Newsletters and email blasts.

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 virtual meetings.  If you're interested helping plan meetings or willing to present, please send us an email.

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

Our region is currently working to provide our statewide membership Virtual/Online events that are accredited to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Please be on the lookout for Virtual events in future Newsletters and email blasts.

– Toledo Team Leaders:

John Morganstern; Kyle Blosser  
[email protected]

 

Our region is currently working to provide our statewide membership Virtual/Online events that are accredited to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Please be on the lookout for Virtual events in future Newsletters and email blasts.

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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April 2021  

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events:

1) Wednesday, April 28 -Externally Bonded Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Strengthening Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures

Presenter: Bret Turley, M.S., P.E., Senior Composite Strengthening Systems Engineer with Simpson Strong-Tie Company

  • 12:00pm-1:30pm EST 
    • Free 1.5 PDH provided after the event.
    • Must be a SEAoO member to register for this event (Student membership is free!). 
    • Click here to register and for more information. 

 

2) Wednesday, May 26 - Structural Assessment through Materials Engineering

Presenter: Peter Lytle, Terracon Consultants, Inc. 

  • 12:00pm EST 
    • Free PDH provided after the event.
    • Must be a SEAoO member to register for this event (Student membership is free!). 
    • Click here to register and for more information. 

 

We at SEAoO continue to work diligently to provide our members with a series of live and pre-recorded webinars that we can now offer in-house. Please be on the lookout for future email blasts and monthly Newsletters for more information!

 

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SEAoO Education Committee

Scholarship Opportunities

We are excited to announce that this year the Structural Engineering Association of Ohio (SEAoO) has increased the Education Award funding this year to a total of $8,000 total!  Available Education Awards include:

  • (1) $2,500 Grand Award (Undergraduate)
  • (1) $2,000 Award (Undergraduate)
  • (1) $2,000 Award (Graduate)
  • *New this year thanks to an NCSEA grant* (1) $1,000 Remote Engagement Award; SEAoO student who attended a minimum of (2) virtual, student events and submitted an application.
  • (1) $500 Chapter Award to be presented to the SEAoO student chapter whose member receives the Grand Award, if their university has an official SEAoO student chapter.
  • All applicants receive free registration for the 2021 SEAoO Annual Conference.

The following link is the 2021 SEAoO Education Awards application.

Please distribute to your students and encourage participation before the Friday, April 2nd deadline. 

Virtual Student Events

Upcoming Schedule

Date Topic Presenter

03.18.21
(Thursday @ 12:00pm)

Rain Ponding
(30 minutes)
Click here to register
Sarah Mohr
(Shirk & O’Donovan)

03.22.21
(Monday @ 12:00pm)

Diaphragms 101
(60 minutes)
Click here to register

Alex Branscome & Jason Martin, PE, SE
(THP Limited)

03.31.21
(Wednesday @ 12:00pm)

How to Read a Geotechnical Report & Intro. to Steel Connections (60 minutes)
Click here to register

Evan Brannon & Antonio Verne, PE
(THP Limited)

04.15.21
(Thursday @ TBD)

Virtual Tour of the new Columbus Crew Stadium Joint event with ASCE and Turner Construction

 


Jobsite Tours

If you believe that a virtual 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 this school year! 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. 


Thank you,

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

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SEAoO Annual Conference

Keep those calendars marked! The 2021 Annual Conference is on schedule for September 16-17, 2021. The plan is have a live program at the Columbus Airport Marriott. SEAoO was able to renegotiate the contract with the Marriott.

But, we are looking into Plan B through Plan ? pending progression of COVID, vaccine availability and distribution, and Boards of Health recommendations.

We will remain nimble pending recommended health protocols for meetings. Watch this section for updates.

A final decision whether or not to go live will be made by June, 2021 based on CDC, Departments of Health, NCSEA recommendations and efficacy of vaccine rollout. We are also looking into the possibility of a hybrid event. In no case will SEAoO put our membership, speakers, organizers or vendors at risk.

All speakers and topics have been finalized. WIND! WOOD! CONCRETE! ETHICS! and so much more! It is a blockbuster line up:

  • Speedcore Coupled Composite Plate Shear Wall System- Ron Klemencic, Magnusson, Klemencic Associates.
  • Structural Stability During Construction- Matt Pavelchek, Walter P. Moore
  • 8 Tips to Avoid the Traps of Unethical Behavior- Barry Arnold, Arwen Engineers
  • Frequently Misunderstood Wind- Emily Guglielmo, Martin Martin Inc
  • ACI 301- 20 Specifications for Concrete, Michelle Wilson, PCA
  • Welding Topic- Duane Miller, Lincoln Electric
  • ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete- Greg Zeisler, ACI
  • Emergency Response- Engineering Reconnaissance in Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria- Daniel Pradel, OSU
  • Wood Topic- Anthony Harvey, Woodworks
  • Ohio Building Code and Licensure Updates- Julie Cromwell, Julie Cromwell & Associates

We realize many of our members rely on the conference to accrue PDHs. In order to plan accordingly for PDH accumulation, SEAoO provides continuing education and learning opportunities in separate emails and newsletters. Several webinars have taken place; more are on the way.

The Conference and Education Committees compile the list of presentations, either as webinars or on-demand learning. Annual Conference vendors have been contacted for 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!

Best wishes to you and yours for a happy healthy April! Spring is here!

 

 

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SEAoO Membership Committee

Membership renewals:

Renewals are still open - dues remain the lowest amongst all SEAs and have not increased for several years.  Please renew as soon as possible.

Also, if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, please email us at [email protected] to update your member category and ensure you receive appropriate voting rights.

  • Did you become a PE since your last renewal? 
  • Did you graduate since your last renewal?

Thank you,

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

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