Special Projects Initiative 2016
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Hensolt SEAONC Legacy Project- Call for Volunteers
Last year, SEAONC received a generous donation from the family of Walter Hensolt. Walter was a dedicated structural engineer for fifty years, where he was a principal at his firm, Chin & Hensolt Engineers. He left his professional legacy in the San Francisco Bay Area with signature projects such as the Transamerica Pyramid building, Candlestick Park, the St. Francis Hotel Tower, One Market Plaza and Marine World-Africa USA.
In honor of Walter’s gift, the Board approved a new initiative to create the Hensolt SEAONC Leagcy Project. The goal of the Hensolt SEAONC Legacy Project is to establish an interactive online timeline of the history of structural engineering in Northern California, featuring stories and backgrounds on the engineers, firms, landmarks and events that have shaped structural engineering in the Bay Area. There will be an initial kickoff meeting planned for October and we will need volunteers of all ages to participate. Therefore, if you are interested in participating in this bold and exciting endeavor, please contact the SEAONC office at 415-974-5147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEER Releases Observation Report and Briefing Video on South Napa Earthquake
The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) has just published a document “Preliminary Notes and Observations on the August 24, 2014, South Napa Earthquake" as well a video of the Reconnaissance Briefing of preliminary observations of the earthquake which was co-hosed by PEER and EERI. To view the press release on the Report with details and download details, click here. o view release with details and a link to the briefing video, click here.
SEAOC Press Release on American Canyon Earthquake
As the Napa region works to recover from the strongest California earthquake in 20-plus years, the rest of the State should be on notice that Sunday’s 6.0M American Canyon earthquake did not let us off the hook. Instead, this and every other recent earthquake should be taken as a wakeup call for residents and business owners in California and other seismically active regions of the US. To read more click here.
Triangle of Life Strategy Flawed
In the wake of the recent American Canyon earthquake, you may have come across a theory on the internet titled “Triangle of Life: Ten Tips on Surviving a Building Collapse"; presumably providing tips on how to protect your life in the event of an earthquake. However, this strategy is flawed. To read more click here.
TCA Offers Discounts to SEAONC Members
The Tilt-up Concrete Association has extended member discount privileges to all SEAONC Members for their 2014 Convention, September 29 - October 1 in San Jose, CA. For more information and the discount code, please click here.
SEAONC Launches New Structural Engineers Referral List
This helpful new resource allows the public to easily search for Structural and Civil Engineers that specialize in specific areasof structural engineering. Results can be narrowed not only by specialities but also by location. To search for engineers using this tool click here.
Those structural/civil engineers desiring to be listed here should click here. SEAONC member login is required.
First Time Login Instructions for SEAONC Members
The Structural Engineers of Northern California are proud to announce the launch of the organization's new website. For the past two years, the website committee has been working with Aeronet Communications in developing and implementing a strategy to upgrade our existing website. In order to log into the new SEAONC website for the first time, you must first reset your password. It's quick and straightforward. Learn how to do this now so you can access website content exclusive to members only.
Join a Committee!
One of the most important aspect of SEAONC membership is participation in committees and now it's never been easier to join a committee. Click here to find out more...
New Publication from Professional Practices Committee
The Professional Practices Committee has just released a new publication entitled "Practice Considerations for the San Francisco Wood-Frame "Soft-Story" Seismic Retrofit Ordinance" For more information click here.
SEAOC 2014 Membership Directory
A 2014 directory of members of the Structural Engineers Association of California regional associations (SEAONC, SEAOCC, SEAOSC, and SEAOSD) is available here
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