SEAOSD September 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Hello, SEAOSD! It’s a pleasure to welcome everyone back from summer break and kick off a new year. It’s going to be an outstanding year for the Structural Engineer’s Association in San Diego, and I’m honored to be serving as president at a time when our organization has a ton of momentum. Before going too far, I want to recognize our outgoing president, Steven Crook, for a great year of leadership where he set a new gold standard for bringing personality and vulnerability to the position, especially via his president’s messages. What a hard act to follow! Thank you, Steven!

Let’s also applaud our incoming board members, Jon Deck (DCI) and Aaron Taylor (Coffman Engineers) in addition to our new President Elect, Steve Spence (KPFF). We also have a new Student Liaison, Angelene Taduran (Patterson Engineering), who will be taking over this year as Lenard Tran is, unfortunately, moving out of San Diego. Welcome, all!

For those of you who couldn’t join us at the SEAOC Convention in Tahoe, not to rub it in, but you totally missed out! Okay, that’s kind of rubbing it in, but to avoid the guilt trip next time, make sure you come out for 2020 in Hawaii. A couple things you should know:

  • Brad Lowe was inducted into the SEAOC College of Fellows, as our San Diego rep for the year, in recognition for, among other things, his 15 years (and counting) of service as the State Treasurer. Congrats, Brad, well deserved!

  • Our President’s Cup Team dominated the competition, finishing first in a DIY Sail Car race. Despite finishing the race first, we somehow placed second to SEAOCC. Funny how that happens!

  • The State Seismology Committee debuted an update of the new Blue Book, which is available free to all SEAOC members. Keep an eye out for ordering information from SEAOC.

Looking forward to the upcoming 2019-2020 year for SEAOSD, our guiding star as a board is to work on two questions:

  1. How do we continue to increase the prestige and recognition of being a structural engineer in San Diego?
  2. Where can we increase the benefits of being a member of SEAOSD, specifically?

SEAOSD benefits come in a lot of different flavors, whether it be continuing education, lunch and dinner meetings, career development and mentoring, contributing to and drawing on technical committees, or engaging with a community of peers. All reminding us that structural engineering is more than a job. We’re a noble professional community, but one that needs your participation to grow, thrive and continue being a relevant resource for our membership. To that end, I’ll be spending a portion of each president’s message highlighting one of our committees and the amazing people who volunteer on them. This year find something you’re passionate about (or mildly interested in) within SEAOSD and pitch in, you won’t regret it!

Meet Jenn Ciofolo who chairs our Continuing Education Committee:

After being a little quiet for a few years, the continuing education committee is back as of last year and ready to provide all your continuing education needs! I became the chair of the continuing education committee thanks to some strong encouragement from SEAOSD board members (and an open bar) at the CSI party during the 2017 SEAOC convention, and our committee has recently grown from one member to five! Last year we hosted the in-person seminar on ASCE 41 Design Examples and FEMA P-2006.

This year, the goal of the continuing education committee is to provide one seminar or event each quarter. We know there are a lot of other options for continuing education out there, so we are looking for your feedback to determine the topics and types of programs that will best serve you. Please fill out our survey here SURVEY LINK.

Oh, and contact me to join our committee if you want to help!

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

 

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Welcome New Members

New Members for September

Shahram Adabi ~ Member SE
Jeffrey Lee ~ Student
Jastan Sandhu ~ Student
Carlos Henriquez ~ Associate
Angela Lin ~ Member


 

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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings

SEAOSD September 17, 2019 Luncheon NHERI TallWood Project: Developing and Validating Seismically Resilient Tall Wood Buildings

September 17, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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

SEAOSD September 17, 2019 Luncheon NHERI TallWood Project: Developing and Validating Seismically Resilient Tall Wood Buildings

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SEAOSD Seismology Committee Meeting September 18, 2019

September 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Degenkolb Engineers
225 Broadway, Suite 1325
San Diego, CA 92101

SEAOSD Seismology Committee Meeting September 18, 2019

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SEAOSD Luncheon October 15, 2019

More information coming Soon!

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

SEAOSD Dinner november 19, 2019

More information coming Soon!

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

SEAOSD annual golf tournament may 4, 2020

More information coming Soon!

Twin Oaks Golf Course
San Marcos, CA

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2019-2020 SEAOSD Board of Directors


President
Casey Whitsett
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Vice President
Steve Spence
[email protected]

Treasurer
Chad Closs
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Past President
Steven Crook
[email protected]


Director 2019-2021
Jon Deck
[email protected]

Director 2019-2021
Aaron Taylor
[email protected]

Director 2018-2020
Aaron Pebley
[email protected]

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


Executive Administrator
Heather Caya
s[email protected]

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Ram Jack Sponsor

In order to be ready for football and the upcoming school year, a new 1250 seat grandstand was to be added to the stadium at Narrows High School. The window for construction was 30 days, and the challenge was a steep hillside with 20’ of unstable fill soils - making structural stabilization paramount and heavy machinery difficult to use. The solution?  Ram Jack designed a repair plan consisting of helical piles and anchors, with steel pile caps instead of concrete, as concrete would decrease job efficiency.  The Ram Jack deep driven steel foundation system saved time and money, and within five days the grandstand was successfully installed.

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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
Aug. 30, 2019

 

Job Posting
Jun. 21, 2019

 

Job Posting
Jun. 13, 2019

 

Job Posting
Jun. 12, 2019

 

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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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