Opportunity abounds to participate in SEAOCC. Participation, in even the most modest sense of the word, will help you grow and strengthens our Association. For the uninitiated, attending a committee meeting may sound like a dry proposition, but my experiences have been the opposite. The people I have been introduced to and the discussions have all fed growth. Take a look at SEAOCC’s list of committees and contact a Chair about getting involved. For our Younger Members, you may find people you come to see as mentors with time. (On the topic of mentorship, that is certainly one of the focuses of nascent SEAOCC SE3 committee, see below.) If business is more to your interests, the SEAOCC Business Forum is active discussing how to manage scope creep as well as other business related topics, as well as scheduling invited speakers.
Your membership in SEAOCC also makes you a member in SEAOC and NCSEA, which provides you with even more opportunities. Take a look below to see that the SEAOC Seismology Committee has delivered the 2019 Blue Book, and that as a SEAOCC member you are entitled to a free copy. At the national level, SEAOCC member Norm Scheel (Fellow) will be attending the 2019 NCSEA Summit this November in Anaheim as the SEAOC delegate to NCSEA and SEAOCC member Darron Huntingdale will be attending as an alternate Delegate from SEAOCC.
The SEAOCC Continuing Education Committee’s Code Update Seminar scheduled for November 21st (see link below) should be on your radar. I’m not aware of any other code update seminar that brings such specialized and authoritative speakers to address the California Amendments to the code. In addition to the presentations by DSA and OSHPD will be panel discussions covering Plan Review and Testing & Inspections. Remote broadcast is an option for those in the Districts. Check out the link.
The October Dinner meeting was well attended by over 40 people to hear A.I.S.C. T.R. Higgins Award Winner Dr. Ron Ziemian discuss stability issues, and demonstrate real life examples of why Engineering Judgement should be guided by a strong understanding of the Fundamentals, and not forgone for complicated analysis.
Benjamin Ian Faircloth
2019-2020 SEAOCC President
Calendar of Events
YMF Paintballing - November 2nd
November Membership Meeting - November 12th.
The Carbon Imperative: Ushering in a New Age of Building Design (Speakers Lisa Podesto and Nicolas Pauli)
Continuing Education Seminar - November 21st.
2019 Code Updates and Code Compliance: Information and Guidance from DSA, OSHPD, Local Jurisdictions, and Quality Assuracne and Quality Control Professionals
Click here to see our calendar for the most up-to-date information!
By Jerry Yee, S.E., SEAOCC Drone Club Chair
Remote pilots representing each member organization raced head-to-head in the first ever SEAOC Convention Drone Race. The final championship round was a close race between Central and Southern Cal. with Central taking home the trophy. You can view the highlights of the race by clicking on the screenshot below.
Please check the SEAOCC website for updates on these tentative outdoor fun-fly meeting dates with location and time forthcoming:
October 13th & November 9th
The current Drone Club project will be to produce a promotional video to highlight the features and capability of drones for SAP evaluations, although the video may very well incorporate other agencies and private sectors such as Cal OES & CalFire.
The overall goal and vision of the SEOACC Drone Club is to establish private/government cooperative teams of FAA/Safety Assessment Program certified sUAS pilots that can be called upon for disaster response, infrastructure assessments, construction inspections, search and rescue, and other applications yet to be discovered. We will pursue all this while having loads of good clean fun along the way.
Please contact drone.seaocc[at]gmail.com if interested.
SE3 Committee annoucement
SEAOCC’s newest committee, SE3 – Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity, has been awarded $800 in grant funding. The funding will assist in the committee’s plans to recruit members, create our mission statement, and organize two networking events in 2020. If you are interested in joining the SE3 committee or in contributing ideas, please email Anna Tekautz at atekautz[at]cityofsacramento.org.
Welcome New Members
new members Posted on october 10, 2019
new members approved on october 10, 2019
Quang Phan, Paladin Design and Engineering - Member
Senior Structural Engineer
The Division of the State Architect in Sacramento is accepting applications for a full-time Senior Structural Engineer. DSA is responsible for the plan review and construction oversight for schools, K-12, Community Colleges, and state-owned essential service buildings in California. DSA offers very competitive benefits, including a defined benefit retirement plan, and monthly salary range of $10,220 to 12,789.
Eligibility to apply for this position requires completing a short online examination at the link below and selecting “Training and Experience Evaluation”:
If you have questions regarding the Sacramento Regional Office, please contact Dan Levernier ([email protected]) at 916-323-3013.
Job Posting Posting Expires
Aug. 23, 2019 Nov. 21, 2019
Million Dollar – Structural Engineering Practice
Job Posting Posting Expires
Aug. 21, 2019 Oct. 23, 2019
2019 CBC Onsite Seminar
Vital Training for Every Structural Engineer
S.K. Ghosh is offering a special pricing for SEAOCC members. Read more below!
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:
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!
SEAOCC Member Registration = $260 ($65 savings), use coupon code: seaoc
ICC Member Registration = $260 ($65 savings) Become an ICC Member!
Date: December 12, 2019
Speakers: S. K. Ghosh Ph.D. and Kelly Cobeen, S.E.
Upcoming Volunteer Events
Girl Scouts of centeral california
Girls will embark on STEM, Outdoor and Leadership adventures this fall. Your help is needed to give girls the best experiences possible. Volunteers are needed at the following events to help share expertise, lend a hand, and provide logistical support: