November 2019  

SEAoO Membership Committee

Membership renewal for all levels is now open and members should have received a renewal email last week.  Dues remain the same and have not increased for many years.  Professional members and members renewing prior to the end of 2019 will receive a $10 renewal discount.  If you are not currently a SEAoO member, join now and your membership will extend through 2020.

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.
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?

If so, email us at [email protected] to change your member category and ensure you receive appropriate voting rights and Young Member emails.

Thank you,

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

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Industry News and Notes

New Ethics Continuing Education Requirement

Ohio Professional Engineer (PE) licenses are in renewal this year, and for the first time PE license holders are required to certify that at least two (2) of their continuing education hours were related to ethics.  We've had several inquiries about any upcoming courses and below are a couple we've heard of.  SEAoO does not have any involvement with these courses, and we are passing this info along simply as a courtesy to our members.

ACEC online course (2 hrs) presented by John Greenhalge, Executive Director of the Ohio Engineers and Surveyor's Board. 

ACEC Course description

ACEC course registration

Professional Education Services Company - In-person (4 hrs) and online courses (2 hrs) 

In-person (Independence, OH) 12/10/19:


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Recognition Committee

2019-2020 Recognition Event Kickoff

In case you've missed it, our first ever Recognition Event was a success! Now it's time to kick off the 2019-2020 Recognition Event.

With that said, do you know of someone who has demonstrated outstanding service commitment to the profession and SEAoO? Then review the categories listed below and nominate that individual for recognition! Please don't delay, submission deadline is March 31, 2020.


SEAoO Recognition Nomination Form

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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SEAoO Programs Committee

We are still looking for individuals to assist regional planning efforts, specifically in the Cleveland and Columbus regions.  If you're available to help out, please let us know.  Responsibilities are shared with several other members. Our next committee conference call is December 3 at noon.

Thank you,
Antonio D. Verne P.E.
SEAoO Continuing Education Committee Chair
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SEAoO Education Committee

Mentoring Night

All student chapters are in the works to plan their respective Mentoring Nights.  Keep an eye out for your local chapter's invite to the even either this Fall or Spring.


Jobsite Tours

Do you have an interesting project that is under construction or know of a project that students would enjoy visiting?  Remember how much you learned during site visits?  Email me to get in contact with your local SEAoO student chapter and schedule a student site visit!  

  • Recent Jobsite Tours

The University of Dayton SEAoO chapter was given the opportunity to visit the Soin Medical center and tour the new tower under construction. The new five-story concrete structure will add 170,000 square-feet and provide more surgical services, cardiac services, and private patient rooms to the existing structure. In addition to learning about how the concrete structure was formed, students also learned more about steel construction as well. The top floor of the new tower was constructed out of steel and will house the new mechanical equipment for the building. This opportunity gave students the chance to learn more about the differences between concrete and steel construction. The tower’s exterior and interior architecture will match the existing hospital. Students learned how the exterior brick is laid and how aerial work platforms are used and constructed, and the engineering challenges associated with building additions. As hospital space is in constant demand, the new addition was designed with future growth in mind and will be a building block for future construction. The tour allowed students to learn about the multiple disciplines involved in construction projects and the challenges and rewards involved with life after school. 

Thank you,

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

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