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  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Much of structural engineering is helping to bring the vision of an architect to life.  Successfully achieving this vision hinges on the relationship between architect and engineer.  SEA-MW assembled a panel of experienced architects to offer insight on how structural engineers can best meet the needs of our architectural clients.  Topics of discussion will included contracts and proposals, contract documents, construction administration, and best business practices. 


    • Steven Spurlock – Quinn Evans
    • Peter Baker – Ayers Saint Gross
    • John Tingley – EYP
    • Jerome Scott – JMSA Architecture
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Structural engineers have tremendous influence over the embodied carbon in building projects. We have a responsibility to learn the fundamentals of embodied carbon, start tracking it in our projects, and work collaboratively with the design and construction teams to make meaningful reductions. This is a fairly new topic in our industry, particularly in our region, and the goal of the presentation is to engage more engineers in this important topic.

    Our speaker: Michael E. Cropper, PE, LEED AP, Senior Associate Thornton Tomasetti

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    This webinar will focus on changes to the ASCE 7-16, including updated wind maps, ground elevation factor introduction, new rooftop equipment, attached canopies, rooftop screenwalls, solar PV provisions, and updates to roof pressure coefficients for low rise structures.  Each of the new provisions will be introduced with background explanation and sample problems.  In addition, this webinar will highlight areas of change for the ASCE 7-22 standard which will be complete at the end of 2021, including the addition of tornado provisions.

    Our speakers: Emily Guglielmo, SE, Principal Martin/Martin

  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    In lieu of a gala this year, SEA-MW presented the 2021 Awards Exhibition featuring professionally created displays of project finalists, sponsors, and our organization. Displays were showcased in the District Architecture Center's storefront along 7th St NW for the full week. The exhibition was open to the public.

    The exhibition was capped with an Awards Reception at the District Architecture Center in downtown DC on Saturday evening, June 26, 2021.

    Event Hours:

    • Friday 6/18 - Kick-off Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30pm
    • Saturday 6/19 and Sunday 6/20 - Open to public from 12-4pm
    • Monday 6/21 through Friday 6/25 - Opening to public from 4-7pm
    • Saturday 2/6 - Awards Reception from 4-7pm
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous
    Gary R. Strand, P.E., Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. 

    A presentation on the necessary content of structural drawings. Have you ever been frustrated by the assembly instructions provided with a bike or an IKEA product?  How are you taking your high level, complex structural analysis and turning it into a set of instructions for the construction industry?  Please join us for a presentation which encourages open discussions about our end product and the challenges of meeting the needs of our clients. Zoom based webinar.

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    SEA-MW Young Members Group is hosting a mini-lecture presentation. Each of the 7 presentations will have 20 image slides, each shown for 20 seconds. Presenters speak alongside the presentation, with the slides automatically set to change every 20 seconds. It is a fast and engaging presentation style that effectively conveys concise information to the audience. The presentation can be on anything related to the presenter’s career as a structural engineer. This includes topics covering specific projects, construction, experiences and lessons obtained, or innovation in structural engineering. This event is a virtual webinar.

  • Wednesday, March 03, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Jennifer G. Nelson, CPA and Thomas J. Moul, CPA of Stambaugh Ness discuss the benefits of the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit, what activities qualify, and success stories from structural engineering firms such as yours. This powerful tax savings strategy can be a significant cash flow booster and one you should take full advantage of. This webinar explains the benefits of the R&D Credit, how to identify qualifying activities, best practices to track qualifying expenses for maximum benefit, recent changes impacting the R&D Tax Credit, the future state of the R&D Tax Credit. This is a virtual webinar. 

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Jonathan C. Shoemaker, Esq. (Lee/Shoemaker PLLC) Once the surge of excitement that comes with landing a new project passes, reality sets in: it’s time to negotiate and finalize a contract, but what provisions present the most significant risk to a structural engineer? And are those risks “real,” or merely the fantasy of insurance carriers and lawyers? This program draws upon case studies of design professionals – and “war stories” from the presenters – to identify the “do’s and don’ts” that all structural engineers should consider when negotiating a contract to minimize the assumption of unreasonable risk and to maximize profitability. This is a webinar. 

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Concrete is a powerful, versatile, and economical material, but persistent modeling challenges and logistical complexity in the field leave many engineers with questions. To further explore these considerations, The Younger Members Group invites all SEA-MW members to tune into a panel discussion and get answers to some of your questions on concrete. Our speakers: Kate Towne (Silman Associates), Bill Lyons (Euclid Chemicals), Michael Lenkin, PE (Lenkin Enterprises, Inc.), Charles Mitchell, PE (SK&A Structural Engineers). The panelists represent a wide range of expertise within design and construction. SEA members are invited to submit questions on any concrete-related subject.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    You’ve all heard that each of us only get 24 hours in every day. Although many books have been written about various management styles and time management skills, this presentation will focus on how to apply those styles and skills to the practice of structural engineering. Topics will include project management, work/life balance, and strategies for the post-COVID workplace. Our speakers: Michael Zajac, PE (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.) and Ryan Seckinger, PE (Walter P. Moore)

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