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Upcoming events

    • 11 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ALL SUBMISSIONS TO: Sal Caccavale, Pima County Dept of Transportation, 201 N. Stone Ave, 4th Floor, Tucson, AZ 85701

    2015 SEAoA Excellence of Structural Engineering Awards Competition

    The Structural Engineers Association of Arizona announces the Call for Entries for its annual Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Program. The purpose of this program is to recognize creative achievement and innovation in structural engineering. 

    Entries must be received by Monday May 11, 2015 for projects with construction substantially completed after January 1, 2013.

    For complete rules and submission requirements click here


    • 20 May 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • The Riverpark Inn, 350 South Freeway Road, Tucson, AZ 85745
    • 44

     

    Causes and Prevention of Structural Failures

    By:   Ali K. Nessaee, PE, SECB

     

    This presentation will provide a general overview of the causes and prevention of structural failures including errors in design, flaws in construction and /or materials, soil and foundation failure and failures due to natural forces such as wind and earthquake.  Examples of each type of failure will be given, including  some of the major catastrophic structural failures that were caused by human errors.  Some of the major events to be covered are the Seongsu Bridge in South Korea in 1994, the Hyatt Regency hotel skywalk in Kansas city, Missouri in 1981, the Teton Dam in Idaho in 1976 and the Quebec Bridge in Canada in 1907 (and again in 1916).  

    Structural failure preventive methods and procedures such as quality assurance and proper coordination/communication during the design and construction that could have prevented these catastrophic failures will be discussed.

     

    Biographical sketch of Ali K. Nessaee

     

    Ali is the president and founder of Alvand Consulting Engineers, Inc., a structural engineering design firm established in Tucson, Arizona in 1995.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northern Arizona University in 1983 and  Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering from the University of Arizona in 1986 and has been working in the field of structural engineering ever since. He is a registered structural engineer in the state of Arizona, and a registered professional engineer in the states of California, Colorado and Nevada.  He is also certified in the practice of Structural Engineering by Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB).   

    During the past 29 years, he has provided structural design for residential, commercial, educational and industrial buildings and facilities as well as structural design for bridges, water reservoirs and wastewater treatment plants.  He has also provided peer reviews and third party plan checks for commercial buildings and educational facilities.  In addition, he has conducted structural inspections for various structures, failure investigations and repairs for existing structures, forensic engineering and expert witness testimonies.  

     He served as the president of Structural Engineers Association of Arizona for the Tucson chapter (1998-1999) as well as the State (1999-2000). As an adjunct lecturer, he has taught design of Steel Structures at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada and Advanced Structural Design in Steel, Advanced Structural Design in Concrete and Wood -Masonry Design at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

    Menu:

    The menu will be posted as soon as it is finalized.

     

    Should you have any special dietary needs, please contact Andy DiLeo at ADileo@hmwstructural.com  to coordinate.

    • 18 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 19 Jun 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Hilton El Conquistador, Tucson, AZ
    • 5

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    • 18 Jun 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 19 Jun 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hilton El Conquistador Resort, Tucson, AZ

    43rd Annual SEAoA Convention and Conference

    June 18-19, Tucson, AZ


    Featured SpeakerDr. S.K. Ghosh

    Early Registration Rates Through May 4th

    Save $55 per attendee over Standard Registration Rates


    Members: $220 *** Non-Members: $270


    For complete seminar and pricing information see the Attendee Flyer below.

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    • 20 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hilton El Conquistador Resort, Tucson, AZ

    Managing Engineering Risk and Ethics Issues

    presented by 

    Michael J. Baker, ESQ and Partner

    Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

     

    The session will cover basic contract risk management principles as it applies to the practice of engineering and how your contracts can reduce or increase your risk. The goal this session will be to help you minimize professional liability and risk. In addition to managing risk, there will be a general overview of strategies to minimize professional risk concerning compliance with rules of professional conduct, conflict of interest and other ethical considerations.


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    Saturday June 20, 2015

    8am-12:30pm

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    SEAoA Members $90.00

    (Other SEA Members email info@seaoa.org for registration)

    Non-Members $110.00

    RATES VALID THROUGH June 8th

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Past events

01 May 2015 Welding Seminar - SEA of Southern Nevada
22 Apr 2015 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: In Situ Investgation of Concrete
21 Apr 2015 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Avoiding IBC Pitfalls for Structural Engineers
19 Mar 2015 SEAoA YMG Networking Event
18 Mar 2015 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: 3D Laser Scanning for Structural Engineering
17 Mar 2015 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: 3D Laser Scanning for Structural Engineering
18 Feb 2015 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: Oso Mudslide
17 Feb 2015 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Masonry Material Testing
06 Feb 2015 SEAoA Young Member’s Review Session
21 Jan 2015 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: Fabreeka Seminar
20 Jan 2015 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: An Investigation of Soils Reports
19 Nov 2014 Tucson Chapter Dinner Meeting: University of Arizona Student Night
18 Nov 2014 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: ASU Student Night
15 Oct 2014 Joint SEAoA AzACI AzICRI Meeting: Achieving Success on Decorative Concrete Projects
15 Oct 2014 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: Pre-Stressed Masonry
11 Oct 2014 SEAoA Young Member’s Review Session
23 Sep 2014 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: High-Performance Steel Connections - The SidePlate Approach
17 Sep 2014 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: Simpson Strong Tie Product Update
26 Aug 2014 SEAoA YMG Elections & Business Meeting
08 Aug 2014 SEAoA Young Member’s Review Session
14 Jun 2014 Saturday Ethic Training Seminar
12 Jun 2014 42nd Annual Convention ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
21 May 2014 Joint SEAoA AzACI AzICRI Annual Meeting: ACI 211.5R-14 GUIDE FOR SUBMITTAL OF CONCRETE PROPORTIONS
21 May 2014 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: Harnessing The Power of AISC Design Guides
14 May 2014 SEAoA YMG Networking Event
09 May 2014 AISC Seminar: 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions
23 Apr 2014 City of Phoenix : Simplified Bracing Seminar
16 Apr 2014 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: Collaborative Selection and Optimization of Reinforced Concrete Structural Systems
15 Apr 2014 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Engineering Liability: Practicalities and Pitfalls
10 Apr 2014 SEAoA Code Committee Meeting - SSI Certification
22 Mar 2014 2014 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards - Call for Entries
19 Mar 2014 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: How New Trends In Wood Construction Comply With The Building Code
18 Mar 2014 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Design Responsibility for Engineered Precast Systems
08 Mar 2014 SEAoA Young Member’s Review Session
28 Feb 2014 Facility Tour: Schuff Steel
20 Feb 2014 AISC Seminar: 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions is coming to Phoenix, AZ on February 20
19 Feb 2014 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Overview
18 Feb 2014 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: The Economy and How It Affects the Steel Design and Construction Industry
11 Feb 2014 SEAoA YMG Networking Event
08 Feb 2014 SEAoA Young Member’s Review Session
21 Jan 2014 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: City Official Meeting
15 Jan 2014 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: Introduction To ASTM A1085 HSS
20 Nov 2013 Tucson Chapter Dinner Meeting: University of Arizona Student Night
19 Nov 2013 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: ASU Student Night
08 Nov 2013 Facility Tour: AZZ Galvanizing Arizona
05 Nov 2013 SEAoA YMG Elections & Business Meeting
16 Oct 2013 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting :Structural Synthetic Macro Fibers
15 Oct 2013 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Concrete Cracking
12 Oct 2013 SEAoA Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunity
04 Oct 2013 SEAoA AISC SteelDay 2013: See the Industry at Work
21 Sep 2013 SEAoA Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunity
19 Sep 2013 Simpson Strong-Tie Infrastructure Commercial Industrial FREE Workshop in Chandler, AZ
18 Sep 2013 Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting :Lessons Learned from My Failures
17 Sep 2013 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Design of Blast Resistant Buildings with Structural Brick
14 Sep 2013 SEAoA Young Member’s Review Session
08 Aug 2013 SEAoA Younger Members Group Social Meeting
08 Aug 2013 SEAoA Younger Members Group Business Meeting
27 Jul 2013 SEAoA Young Member’s Review Session
29 Jun 2013 SEAoA Young Member’s Review Session
22 Jun 2013 Saturday SEER Training Seminar
21 Jun 2013 2013 SEAoA Convention Social Meeting/Event
20 Jun 2013 41st Annual SEAoA State Convention ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
11 Jun 2013 Arizona Board of Technical Registration Continuing Education Special Board Meeting
06 Jun 2013 City of Phoenix Infill Development Meeting
25 May 2013 SEAoA Young Member’s Review Session
23 May 2013 SEAoA Younger Members Group Social Meeting
22 May 2013 Joint SEAoA AzACI AzICRI Annual Meeting: ACI 117.1R-XX (13) GUIDE FOR TOLERANCE COMPATIBILITY IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
22 May 2013 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting: Adhesive Anchors - So what if they don't blow out the hole?
09 May 2013 2013 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards - Call for Entries
27 Apr 2013 SEAoA Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunity
17 Apr 2013 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting: U of A North End Zone Project
16 Apr 2013 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Connection Solutions for Wood-Frame Structures
20 Mar 2013 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting: North American Standards for Cold-Formed Steel Framing
19 Mar 2013 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: North American Standards for Cold-Formed Steel Framing
02 Mar 2013 1st SEAoA Young Member’s Review Session
01 Mar 2013 Central Chapter: Simpson Plant Tour
21 Feb 2013 SEAoA Younger Members Group Social Meeting
20 Feb 2013 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting: Arizona State Board and CEU Requirements
19 Feb 2013 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Steel Solutions Center FAQs
08 Feb 2013 Central Chapter: Technical Seminar and Pile Load Test.
16 Jan 2013 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting: Landscape Evolution Observatory
15 Jan 2013 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: City of Phoenix New Code Presentation
09 Jan 2013 ASCE SAB YMF January Social January 10th
04 Dec 2012 AISC Seminar in Tucson-2010 Specification and 14th Edition Manual
20 Nov 2012 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: ASU Student Night
15 Nov 2012 SEAoA Younger Members Group Social Meeting
13 Nov 2012 Tucson Chapter Dinner Meeting: The University of Arizona Student Night
02 Nov 2012 Seismic Design Research - UCSD Outdoor Shake Table
20 Oct 2012 SEAoA Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunity
17 Oct 2012 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting: HSS Connections, Software that Tackles Hard Work
16 Oct 2012 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Masonry Veneer Attachments
11 Oct 2012 SEAoA Younger Members Group Inaugural Meeting
09 Oct 2012 SEAoA Code Committee Meeting
19 Sep 2012 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting: Design and Detailing with High Strength Reinforcing
18 Sep 2012 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Design and Detailing with High Strength Reinforcing
16 Jun 2012 Ethics Half Day Seminar - Optional Convention Seminar
16 Jun 2012 Saturday Golf Event or Tennis Clinic Registration
14 Jun 2012 40th Annual SEAoA State Convention ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
16 May 2012 Joint SEAoA AzACI AzICRI Annual Meeting: Evaluation of Geotechnical Reports and Applicability To Construction
16 May 2012 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting & Presentation- Updates on AISC Specifications
14 May 2012 2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards - Call for Entries
18 Apr 2012 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting & Presentation - Hear from Steel Fabricator AISC 303-10 Section 3.
17 Apr 2012 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Performance and Repair of Prefabricated Wood Trusses
21 Mar 2012 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting & Presentation - Voided Slabs
20 Mar 2012 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Alkali-Silica Reactivity Effects and Mitigation Methods
02 Mar 2012 AZZ Galvanizing Plant Tour
28 Feb 2012 SEAoA Code Committee Meeting
25 Feb 2012 Engineering Day at the Arizona Science Center
21 Feb 2012 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting
15 Feb 2012 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting & Presentation - Wood Connectors
18 Jan 2012 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting & Presentation - Appendix D Concrete Anchorage
17 Jan 2012 Central Chapter Dinner Meeting - Concrete Anchorage Design
15 Nov 2011 Tucson Chapter Monthly Meeting & Presentation - U of A Student Night
15 Nov 2011 Central Chapter Lunch Meeting & Presentation - Quality Concrete
08 Nov 2011 SEAoA Code Committee Meeting
26 Oct 2011 Vulcraft BIM Webinar - Free
20 Oct 2011 NCSEA 19th Annual Conference
19 Oct 2011 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting & Presentation - Innovations in Steel
18 Oct 2011 Central Chapter Lunch Meeting & Presentation - Innovations In Steel
27 Sep 2011 SEAoA Code Committee Meeting
23 Sep 2011 Joint Golf Tournament
22 Sep 2011 SEAW Northwest Conference
21 Sep 2011 Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting & Presentation - Steel Joists
20 Sep 2011 Central Chapter Lunch Meeting & Presentation - Steel Joists
13 Sep 2011 SEAoA Code Committee Meeting - NEW DATE
18 Jun 2011 Test Event

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