SEAOSD November 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Hello, SEAOSD! Thank you, everyone who made it out to our October lunch meeting. We had a fantastic turn-out and welcomed representatives from ENGEO to present on upcoming changes to ASCE 7-16 being adopted with the 2019 CBC. They focused on the new requirements for Site-Specific Hazard Analysis at Site Classes D and E and gave a great overview of how the associated geotechnical modeling works.

Our next meeting will be on November 14, starting at 5:30pm. Prof. John Wallace will be joining us from UCLA to discuss the new seismic provisions on the horizon in ACI 318-19. Who doesn’t love shear amplification procedures, boundary zone detailing and new R factors for coupled concrete walls? Plus, it’s a dinner meeting, so you can have a beer without going back to work after!

SEAOSD has been very active in the last month. Here’s a quick cross-section:

  • Our Student Liaison Committee has been ramping up outreach to UCSD and SDSU. In October they hosted a site tour for UCSD students at the East Mesa Housing project. We have also started advertising for SEAOSD’s Annual Scholarship.

  • The SE3 Committee hosted an outstanding event on improving interview skills and negotiating salaries. Our local SE3 Committee will also be sending a delegation to the National SE3 Symposium in November.

  • The 2019 NCSEA Summit is coming up from Nov 12-15 in Anaheim. As part of the summit, delegates from SEAOSD will be meeting with our SEAOC (state) and NCSEA (national) boards.

  • The Bluebook is available (free to SEAOSD members). Don’t know what the Bluebook is? Follow the link and check it out! Did I mention it’s free?

In the past month the importance of public communication about seismic performance has been in the headlines. Our local San Diego NBC Investigates recently ran a story focusing on UCSD who, in addition to the UC system as a whole, has been performing evaluations of their building stock to retrofit and improve buildings with potential deficiencies by 2030. While the reporting didn’t quite capture the fact that, if any other owner of older buildings were to perform similar evaluations, they would likely find similar deficiencies, we still applaud the coverage as it highlights the seriousness of seismic risk in our community. Next time we just need them to also highlight the heroes that have dedicated their lives to mitigating that risk! (Pssst…that’s you, btw). In this instance our Public Relations committee has already reached out to NBC to make sure they understand SEAOSD is a resource for future reporting on seismic hazards. But in the meantime, I’d encourage all of our members to familiarize yourself with the reporting and be vocal, especially to non-engineers, about the need for our entire San Diego community to take seismic risk as seriously as the UC system. Here a few resources: 1) SEAOC Comment Re UC Building Safety and 2) UC Berkley Chancellor’s Response (to similar reporting at Berkley).

Of course, you could also help work on the problem with SEAOSD too. Come out and get active on our Existing Building Committee or Seismology Committee! In fact, this month, I’d like to introduce Victor Garcia, who chairs our Seismology Committee:

The Seismology Committee is an excellent opportunity to not only stay informed about future trends in the building codes but also influence the code provisions themselves. Our committee thinks beyond just the design of today, and also networks with cutting edge researchers, manufacturers, and other sister organizations. We participate on the State Seismology Committee meetings and are often tasked with voting on Ballot Measures under consideration at the state level. This year we completed a long-term effort to update the Blue Book, culminating the publication of the 2019 Edition (60th anniversary of the Blue Book). The Seismology committees of all 4  member organizations: SEAOSD, SEAOSC, SEAOCC and SEAONC participated in this effort. We usually meet every 2 months on a Wednesday evening at Degenkolb Engineer's office at 225  Broadway, Suite 1325, San Diego 92101. Contact me at Victor Garcia and I’ll add you to the invite!

Have another great month, SEAOSD!

Casey Whitsett, S.E.
SEAOSD President
2019-2020
[email protected]

 

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Welcome New Members

Gloria Faraone ~ Student
Valentina Couse-Baker ~ Student
Rosalia Ordonez ~ Student
Shany Avdar ~ Student
Haaris Tahmas ~ Student
Ramtin Azarbad ~ Student
Loay Bahadur ~ Student
Norma Solfia Alvarez ~ Student
Luke Skinner ~ Student


 

 

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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings

 

 

SEAOSD Dinner November 14, 2019 ACI 318-19: New Seismic Provisions

November 14, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

SEAOSD Dinner November 14, 2019 ACI 318-19: New Seismic Provisions

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SEAOSD Luncheon January 21, 2020 "SpeedCore: Lateral System Innovation for Today's Construction Challenges"

January 21, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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

SEAOSD Luncheon January 21, 2020 "SpeedCore: Lateral System Innovation for Today's Construction Challenges"

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SEAOSD Student Night February 25, 2020

February 25, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

SEAOSD Student Night February 25, 2020

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SEAOSD 19th Annual Golf Tournament May 4, 2020

May 04, 2020
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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

SEAOSD 19th Annual Golf Tournament May 4, 2020

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2019-2020 SEAOSD Board of Directors


President
Casey Whitsett
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Vice President
Steve Spence
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Treasurer
Chad Closs
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Past President
Steven Crook
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Director 2019-2021
Jon Deck
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Director 2019-2021
Aaron Taylor
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Director 2018-2020
Aaron Pebley
[email protected]

Director 2018-2020
Dr. Jose Restrepo
[email protected]


Executive Administrator
Heather Caya
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Ram Jack Sponsor

Lake Tahoe Beach Renovation

At this popular South Lake Tahoe beach, the community of El Dorado county banded together to begin a massive eco-friendly renovation.  Given the goals of increased lake clarity and decreased erosion, the project scope would entail a “green” approach to new landscaping, walkways, terraces, and ultimately the installation of a large concrete retaining wall.  Ram Jack of Nevada was consulted for the project, and after winning the competitive bid, Ram Jack quickly got to work installing helical piles and anchors to stabilize the new retaining wall. In the end, a total of 36 helicals were both tested and successfully installed, creating a new retaining wall with permanent and environmentally-friendly support.
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Job Forum

Classified Job Listing

 

  • SEA News charges $100 ($150 for non-members) for “Job Posting” ads for 2 months in SEAOSD Newsletter.

  • In addition, the advertisement will be posted at www.seaosd.org under “Job Forum” for 2 months.

  • Please limit ads to 100 words and one graphic that may include company logo (4” x 2”).

  • Advertisements may be renewed or extended for $50 ($75 for non-members) per each additional month.

 

SUBMIT AN AD - Member

 

SUBMIT AN AD - NON MEMBER

 

Job Posting
Nov. 3, 2019

 

Job Posting
Oct. 31, 2019

 

Project Engineer

Wiseman + Rohy Structural Engineers

Job Posting
Oct. 29, 2019

 

Structural Engineering Positions

MHP Structural Engineers

Job Posting
Sep. 13, 2019

 

Structural Engineer (0-3 years experience)

Peterson Structural Engineers

Job Posting
Sep. 12, 2019

 

Job Posting
Aug. 30, 2019

 

Job Posting
Jul. 25, 2019

 

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Other Announcements

Vital Training for Every Structural Engineer
Significant Structural Changes in the 2019 CBC/2018 IBC®

It is vitally important that every structural engineer in California be well aware of the major changes that will take place in the structural provisions of the 2019 California Building Code (CBC), 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®) and various referenced standards affecting:

  • Design loads updates from ASCE 7-10 (including Supplement No. 1) to ASCE 7-16
  • Design wind speed maps
  • Maps for seismic ground motion parameters
  • And many more other important aspects of design

The 2019 CBC is going to be adopted in the State of California effective January 1, 2020. In order to prepare engineers for the transition to the updated building code, S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC is please to present a full-day seminar offered on a variety of dates and locations throughout California.

Take advantage of discounts!
Register now up until the week before the seminar = $300 ($25 savings)

SEAOSD Member Registration = $260 ($65 savings), use coupon code: seaoc

ICC Member Registration = $260 ($65 savings) Become an ICC Member!

Date: January 9, 2020

Speakers: S. K. Ghosh, Ph.D. and Kirsten Zeydel, S.E.

Location: STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS - LIBERTY STATION
2816 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106

 

 REGISTER TODAY! 

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SEAOSD Mentor Program

“Share your passion for Structural Engineering with budding college students! Sign up to be a mentor for a day and introduce your mentee to the world of structural engineering. Take part in an opportunity to show the next generation of structural engineers the different aspects of this industry and what it entails. Truss us. It’ll be fun!”

Click here for the application

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