SEAOSD March 2021 Newsletter Print

President's Report

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome to March!

First, I’d like to thank everyone who participated in last month’s Student Night and made it a rousing success!  We had a fantastic turnout, and everyone enjoyed being able to network and chat as if we were all in person.  Special shout outs to Student Liaison Chair Angelene Taduran, and YMF chairs Suong Chong and Christine Drummy for getting the whole thing organized and connecting with our student organizations. A standing ovation is in order for Henryk Pedersen, who devoted great time and effort in building the Gather space from scratch, as well as taking on IT manager duties during the event.  Kudos to all of you!

I’d also like to once again thank our wonderful and generous sponsors. It is thanks to them that we were able to put on such a great event, and to fund six(!) $1500 scholarships for local undergraduate and graduate school applicants.

Speaking of our scholarship winners, our committee had a great selection of applicants to choose from.  Thank you to all who applied!  Our 2021 Scholarship winners were:

Congratulations to you all. I’m looking forward to seeing how your careers take off in the months and years to come! 

Our organization is only as strong as the people that are participating in it, and every year our membership gets the opportunity to recognize one of the pillars of our engineering community by inducting them into the SEAOC College of Fellows.  The SEAOC Board of Directors established the College of Fellows in 1994 to honor esteemed members who have provided distinguished service to the association and made outstanding contributions in the field of structural engineering.  If there is a structural engineer in your life that fits that bill, I encourage you to reach out to the Board and nominate them for this prestigious honor.

Finally, we’re coming to the point of our annual program where we get together with other likeminded local member organizations.  This month, we have our joint meeting with ACI, where Michelle Wilson, FACI, will be discussing the updates to ACI 301-20.  Next month, we will have our joint meeting with EERI, where we will be discussing in part the new requirements for the seismic instrumentation of buildings.  I hope you all make the most of the opportunity to collaborate with your fellow engineers and we see you at our meetings.

In closing, I would like to remind you to please reach out to me or any member of the Board if you have any feedback on the Association’s work or have any ideas on how we can provide better value for our membership. 

Take care and stay safe!


Steve Spence, S.E.
[email protected]
SEAOSD President
2020-2021

 

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Calendar of Events

FUTURE MEETINGS

EXCELLENCE IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SEAOC / SEAOSD 2021 AWARDS PROGRAM ENTRIES

March 08, 2021 12:00 PM to May 07, 2021 12:00 PM

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EXCELLENCE IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SEAOC / SEAOSD 2021 AWARDS PROGRAM Entries

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SEAOSD JOINT WEBINAR WITH ACI SAN DIEGO MARCH 16, 2021 THE NEW ACI 301-20, SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

March 16, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Webinar (Will be done online)
Links will be sent soon to registered attendees only

SEAOSD joint webinar with ACI San Diego March 16, 2021 The New ACI 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction

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SEAOSD APRIL 7, 2021 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 101: PERSONAL FINANCE WEBINAR

April 07, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Webinar (Will be done online)
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SEAOSD April 7, 2021 Young Professionals 101: Personal Finance Webinar

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SEAOSD APRIL 20, 2021 WEBINAR OSHPD AND CITY OF SAN DIEGO SEISMIC INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAMS

April 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Webinar (Will be done online)
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SEAOSD April 20, 2021 Webinar OSHPD and City of San Diego Seismic Instrumentation Programs

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SEAOSD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT MAY 10, 2021

May 10, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

SEAOSD Annual Golf Tournament May 10, 2021

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2020-2021 SEAOSD Board of Directors


President
Steve Spence
[email protected]

Vice President
Bo Jaquess
[email protected]

Treasurer
Harshda Prasad
[email protected]

Past President
Casey Whitsett
[email protected]


Director 2019-2021
Jon Deck
[email protected]

Director 2019-2021
Aaron Taylor
[email protected]

Director 2020-2022
Garrett Mifsud
[email protected]

Director 2020-2022
Matthew Wexler
[email protected]

Executive Administrator
Heather Caya
s[email protected]

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Welcome New Members

Mohammad Tahersima – Member 
Yasamine Mesri – Student
Theresa Richards – student  
Jessica Sanchez – Student
Ryan Wong – Student
Chao-Hsien Li – Student
Adrielly Hokama Razzini – Student
Lamia Haque – Student
Arsh Mehta – Student
Michelle Fernandez – Student 
James Dayanghirang – Student
Rosalyn Cho – Student
Nhi Lang – Student
Jonathan Quintanilla – Student
Andrew Greeson – Member 
Hien Duong – Student
Ammar Salem – Student
Chanelle Carmichael – student
Christopher Do – student
Cameron Eng – Student
Gavin Coleman - Student

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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.

  • 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
Jan. 28, 2021

 

Senior Managing Engineer

Wiseman + Rohy Structural Engineers

Job Posting
Jan. 26, 2021

 

Project Engineer/Manager

Wiseman + Rohy Structural Engineers

Job Posting
Jan. 26, 2021

 

Job Posting
Jan. 11, 2021

 

Job Posting
Dec. 14, 2020

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SEAOSD Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards

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Small Project Referral List

Did you know you can sign up to be a part of our Small Project listing?
List of Engineers for Small Projects 2020-2021

Engineers desiring to be added to this list click here to Sign up and pay $50 for the year!

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Miyamoto Sponsor

Miyamoto International is a global structural engineering and disaster-risk reduction firm providing resiliency expertise that sustains industries and safeguards communities around the world.

We are experts in earthquake resilient engineering that reduces damage and facilitates disaster recovery. We design new construction and assess existing buildings to address specific vulnerabilities to disasters. We prioritize solutions that limit damage, business interruption and loss of life.

Our mission: make the world a better, safer place.

For more information visit: www.miyamyamotointernational.com

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2021 SEAOC Convention Call for Abstracts

2021 SEAOC Convention Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are requested for papers to be presented as part of the Technical Program for the 2021 SEAOC Convention, to be held September 22 through 25, 2021. The convention planning committee is continuously evaluating state and federal guidelines to determine if the convention will be hosted in-person at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA, or virtually from the safety of your own home.

The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) is respected as an authoritative world leader in the practice of structural and earthquake engineering, as a nationally influential participant in structural code and standard development and as a valuable resource to practicing structural engineers in California. To this degree, we encourage those with educational topics to share with our engineering community with subject areas that include but are not limited to:

  • Building codes & standards
  • Cities & politics,
  • Business & economics
  • Legal, innovation & resilience
  • Recent project case studies,
  • Diversity, equity, & inclusion

Abstracts can be submitted here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jxvW95WnpPaY1trK0e2ort7cQxQpU8DocwezPxELfJQ/edit

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] We look forward to receiving your abstracts and hope to see you in Carlsbad in September.

Sincerely,

The 2021 SEAOC Convention Technical Committee

Thanks,

Jenn

Jenn Ciofolo, PE
Senior Engineer, Structural Group

Reid Middleton
Engineers | Planners | Surveyors

Mobile: (978) 807-2836

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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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