SEAOSD January 2018 Newsletter Print

President's Report

January President’s Address

Happy New Year everyone! I hope the holiday season treated you well and you have started the year off with renewed energy and resolution for engineering success! I’ve heard from many of you that business is booming which is a good sign for a prosperous year ahead.

I’d like to kick off the year 2018 by offering a warm welcome to our new Vice President, Steven Crook. Steven works with LPA, Incorporated as a Senior Project Manager. He has generously stepped in to fill the important role as VP while Hung Nguyen heals from an unexpected health condition. We wish Hung a speedy recovery and many thanks to both of them for serving our organization.

Although the 2018 SEAOC convention does not take place until September, the committee is calling for papers between now and March 16th. We have such a talented group of engineers in our membership and I’d love to have our San Diego chapter represented among those published in the 2018 SEAOC proceedings. This year the theme “Innovation & Resilience: Strengthening the Past, Building the Future” has been chosen for the Technical Program.  Please be sure to submit your abstracts to SEAOC before March 16, 2018.

On January 1, 2018 design professionals will be welcomed with the adoption of Senate Bill 496.  Governor Brown signed the Bill into law on April 28, 2017 which is codified in California Civil Code 278.8. SB 496 ensures that all design professional contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2018 that indemnify the indemnitee is extended only to claims that arise out of the “negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct of the design professional.”  Additional protection to the design professional reads: “In no event shall the cost to defend charged to the design professional exceed to the design professional’s proportionate percentage of fault.”

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on January 16th for our member luncheon at Stone Brewery Point Loma. Cheers to the bright year ahead!

Curtis Patterson, S.E.

SEAOSD President

2017-2018

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Welcome New Members

New Members for January
Andrew Wiese ~ Affiliate
Erin Kelly ~ Industry
Richard Walsh ~ Member
Shane Farr ~ Associate
Thunyathorn Chutinuntanakul ~ Student
Tim Saenz ~ Associate
Toby Goldsteinholm ~ Industry

 

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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings

 

SEAOSD January 16, 2018 Member Luncheon

January 16, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Stone Brewery Point Loma
2816 Historic Decatur Rd. #116
San Diego, CA 92106

SEAOSD January 16, 2018 Member Luncheon

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SEAOSD YMF Meeting Fenruary 8, 2018

February 08, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

57 Degrees*
1735 Hancock Street
San Diego , CA 92101

SEAOSD YMF Meeting Fenruary 8, 2018

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SEAOSD Student Night Sponsorship Opportunities

February 20, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Stone Brewery Point Loma
2816 Historic Decatur Rd. #116
San Diego, CA 92106

SEAOSD Student Night Sponsorship Opportunities

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SEAOSD & ACI San Diego joint Luncheon March 13, 2018 " ACI Reference Specifications: Unraveling Concrete Specs"

March 13, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Stone Brewery Point Loma
2816 Historic Decatur Rd. #116
San Diego, CA 92106

SEAOSD & ACI San Diego joint Luncheon March 13, 2018 " ACI Reference Specifications: Unraveling Concrete Specs"

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SEAOSD Annual Golf Tournament

April 30, 2018
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Twin Oaks Golf Course
1425 North Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

SEAOSD 17th Annual Golf Tournament

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SEAOSD Outreach Program

Have a cool engineering story to tell? SEAOSD Outreach is looking for volunteers to talk at Earl Warren Middle School on December 11 and December 18 between 8 and 10 am.  These volunteers will meet with 8th Grade STEM students to discuss Structural Engineering in a round table type setting. If interested, please contact Sarah Witt at sarahwitt72@gmail.com. 

SEAOSD is looking for a volunteer to coordinate the “Engineer for a Day” mentorship program.  This individual will coordinate getting applications from potential Mentors and Mentees, reviewing applications for suitability, matching program participants, and doing follow up work.  This is a great job for someone wanting to inspire college engineering students.  If interested, please contact Sarah Witt at sarahwitt72@gmail.com. 

SEAOSD would like to thank Jenn Ciofolo, Lisa Bridge and Soumabrata Dutta for volunteering at the Fleet Science Center Engineering Festival.

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Get Involved

“Interested in getting more involved? The continuing education committee is looking for committee members! Committee members will help schedule seminars/short technical programs for SEAOSD members to receive the most current information and tools for structural analysis, design and detailing using the latest technologies and design standards. Please contact the Committee Chair, Jenn Ciofolo, to get involved. Jenn.Ciofolo@dntanks.com


 

 

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Advertisement Policy

Dear Potential Sponsor/Donor:
The Structural Engineers Association of San Diego (SEAOSD) incorporated as a non-profit corporation on October 2, 1967, and has been serving San Diego Structural Engineers and the community ever since.  Our mission is to advance the structural engineering profession through the improvement of the quality of design and construction; to assist the public in obtaining professional structural engineering services; to promote natural hazard mitigation; to provide continuing education and encourage research; to provide Structural Engineers with the most current information and tools to improve their practice; and to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession. 

On behalf of SEAOSD, I would like to formally invite you to participate in our advertising and sponsorship program.  Attached is our updated Advertising Policy that outlines a wide variety of options to choose from to fit your specific needs.  Given our association comprises over 300 members, this is an excellent opportunity to promote and reach out to the local engineering profession.  This includes job forum postings, displaying your business card in our Professional Directory, adding your company logo to our website, sponsoring one of our monthly member meetings, or participating in our annual golf tournament each spring.  There are also several sponsorship packages you may want to consider that offer discounted rates with a packaged deal. 

I would like to emphasize that as a non-profit organization, your continued support is vital for our association to uphold our mission and advance the structural engineering profession.  This includes the ongoing work of our local and state committees ranging from structural standards development, sustainable design, public relations, advising local government, and business forum activities.  SEAOSD has also been heavily involved with student organizations, including job shadowing programs, awarding student scholarships, as well as hosting an annual “Student Night” that provides a unique opportunity for local college students to meet design professionals and learn more about the structural engineering profession.

If you would like to take advantage and benefit from these opportunities while also helping to strengthen our association, please contact our Executive Director, Heather Caya, at (619) 733-2734 or seaosd@cox.net.  Please note that the Annual Sponsorship Program extends during SEAOSD’s fiscal year from July 1 to June 30, and a 10% discount is available for all sponsorship payments received by September 15, 2017. 

Thank you again in advance for your support of our association. 

Sincerely,
Curtis Patterson, S.E.President
2017-2018
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION OF SAN DIEGO
Non-Profit Organization 501(c)(6)
Tax ID #23-7016819

CLICK HERE FOR THE POLICY

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Other Announcements

The Structural Engineers Association of San Diego will be holding an Evaluator Training Session on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at the San Diego Environmental Services Department Auditorium.  This Evaluator Training will be for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP).  The SAP Evaluator Training provides experienced professionals to be Disaster Service Worker (DSW) Volunteers who can rapidly evaluate damaged structures after a natural disaster, such as earthquakes, flood and other natural disasters.  The SAP has been successfully used in responding to disasters and trained evaluators are essential to these efforts.  All licensed Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, Architects, Geotechnical Engineers, Certified Building Officials and Certified Building Inspectors should become DSW Volunteers.  This is a great way to have the opportunity to provide a valuable public service after a natural disaster.  Registration will open soon for this event.


 

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
2018 SEAOC CONVENTION

ABSTRACTS DUE MARCH 16

The Structural Engineers Association of California issues this Call for Papers to be presented at the 2018 Annual Convention to be held at the JW Marriott Spa and Resort in Palm Desert, California, September 12-14, 2018. 


The main theme of "Innovation & Resilience: Strengthening the Past, Building the Future" has been tentatively chosen for the Technical Program. The emphasis is on resiliency and structural design of low to high-rise buildings and other structures for both new building design as well as retrofit of existing buildings for natural hazards. Subject areas would include:

  • Building codes
  • Cities and Politics (city ordinances, future codes/legislation, etc.)
  • Healthcare
  • Business and Economic Impacts
  • Legal
  • Use of Innovation for better resilience (base isolation, dampers, BRB's, etc.)

 

Papers presented at the SEAOC Convention will be published in the 2018 SEAOC PROCEEDINGS. All speakers presenting papers at the convention are expected to use commercially available computer presentation software. 

Interested parties should submit brief abstracts (300 words or less) of their papers on or before March 16, 2018 via the Call for Abstracts form by clicking here.

 

The Technical Program Committee will review abstracts, authors will be notified by April 27, 2018 regarding acceptance. Final Papers by selected authors shall be submitted by June 29, 2018. Detailed instructions for the complete manuscripts will be sent to prospective authors with the acceptance notification.

 

If you have any questions please email SEAOC2018@gmail.com

We look forward to receiving your abstracts, and hope to see you in Palm Desert in September.

Thank you!
Sincerely,

The 2018 SEAOC Convention Technical Committee
Laura Basualdo, Reza Dashtpeyma, Alfred Tran
http://2018.seaoc.org

 

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SEAOSD EiSE Awards

SEAOSD Members: 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards - Call For Entries

It’s not too early to start preparing for the 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards!   

Please click here to download the entry packet.

Entries are due Thursday April 26th, 2018

Reminders:

The SEAOSD Awards entry process has been combined with the state level SEAOC Awards program as of 2017.  This new integrated program is now a two-tiered process to truly reveal the best of the best of structural engineering excellence in California. 

The SEAOC/SEAOSD Awards entry fee is $150.  No additional entry fee will be required for advancement to the SEAOC Awards.   

SEAOSD is proud to announce a few key changes this year…

1)      Projects must be submitted to the SEAOC/SEAOSD Awards program.  There will no longer be a separate application for the SEAOC Awards including past regional award recipients not previously submitted to the state level.   

2)      Projects that win an Award of Excellence only at the SEAOSD Awards will be automatically advanced to the SEAOC Awards program.  Awards of Merit recipients will no longer be considered at the state level.  

3)      The entry categories have been consolidated into (6) categories at the regional level, eliminating the Sustainability and Landmark categories.  The state level entry categories are further consolidated into (3) categories as outlined in the entry packet.

For questions and additional information, see the entry packet and/or contact the Awards Committee Chair, at awards@seaosd.org.

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