SEAOSD October 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Hola, SEAOSD! We had a great meeting to kick off our program last month in September. Prof. Shiling Pei visited us from the Colorado School of Mines to present the latest testing for the NHERI Tall Wood Project, much of which was conducted at the UCSD’s Englekirk shake table. Mass timber rocking shear walls were highlighted that provided not just lateral resistance but also drift correction with minimal damage, which was impressive from a resiliency standpoint. Prof. Pei shared that their next plans are to test a full 10-story mass timber building at UCSD, so keep an eye out for that!

Our next meeting will be a lunch on Tuesday, October 15th, with a presentation on the 2019 CBC Seismic Updates and Application of Site-Specific Seismic Hazard Analysis. Reason #47 to love SEAOSD: I know there’s a whole community of you who, just like me, look at that title and think, “Cool!!”. Come join us, it’s a safe space to nerd out!

Other SEAOSD happenings you should be aware of:

  • The NCSEA Summit is coming up November 12-15 in Anaheim. The event is open to all members who want to attend, but specific thanks are due to Curtis Patterson, who, if you didn’t know, is our delegate to NCSEA. Thank you, Curtis, for representing SEAOSD!
  • San Diego is hosting the 2021 SEAOC Convention and the planning committees for that event are ramping up. Speaking from experience, no joke, this is one of the most fun ways to be get involved with SEAOSD. Contact Steve Kerr to find out more, you won’t regret it.
  • Our Young Member Forum is looking for mentors to sign up for our UCSD Mentorship Program.
  • Our SE3 Committee is hosting a meeting on October 29th on “How to Prepare for an Interview, Negotiate Salary, and Ask for Raise”.

That’s a list that makes me smile. It’s only a snapshot of what SEAOSD is going to do this year, but already a testament of what great people this organization has. Thank you, all!

To close out the president’s message this month, let me introduce Scott Larson, who has brought an impressive passion and consistency to our Business Forum Committee (BFC). To his credit, Scott has managed the committee solo for the past 5 years but needs help to grow this committee to 4-5 members. If you’re a firm owner, want to be a firm owner someday, or just care about getting paid and not getting sued, this is where you need to be! Scott, take it away:

Business Forum Committee provides SEAOSD members with resources and presentations from experts that address the essentials of starting, maintaining, and transitioning a design firm. It is founded on the understanding that most engineers are not trained in business matters. In fact, engineers often ‘don’t know what they don’t know’ when it comes to business. BFC is here to help fill that gap and provide business practices that can most help them succeed. This year, we’re aiming to provide 3 presentations for SEOASD members.

Contact me at [email protected] or 619 344 2508 if you have business topics you’d like us to explore or to join BFC.

Have a great month, SEAOSD!

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

 

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Calendar of Events

Future Meetings

SEAOSD October 15, 2019 Luncheon Seismic Design Updates for CBC 2019 and Application of Site-Specific Seismic Hazard Analysis

October 15, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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

SEAOSD October 15, 2019 Luncheon Seismic Design Updates for CBC 2019 and Application of Site-Specific Seismic Hazard Analysis

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SEAOSD October 29th, 2019 SE3 meeting "How to Prepare for an Interview, Negotiate Salary, and Ask for a Raise"

October 29, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Coffman Engineers, Inc
1455 Frazee Road, Ste 600
San Diego , CA 92108
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SEAOSD October 29th, 2019 SE3 meeting "How to Prepare for an Interview, Negotiate Salary, and Ask for a Raise"

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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

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

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


Executive Administrator
Heather Caya
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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.

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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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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!”

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