Upcoming Events


Spring Seminar: Latest Design Developments in Steel and Concrete Structure

Wednesdays, March 11 & 18, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

PG&E Auditorium, San Francisco

The SEAONC Spring Seminar will focus on the latest advances in the design of steel and concrete structures.  For the first evening, the attendees will gain more insight into the most recent design developments for steel structures including the latest steel prequalified moment connections in AISC 358 and design advances for steel braced frames and steel plate shear walls.  The attendees will also learn about design approaches for long span roof structures.  For the second evening, the presentations will cover recent design and analysis recommendations for concrete structures that include lessons learned from the 2010 Chile Earthquake on concrete wall design and the simplified method to evaluate collapse potential for concrete frame buildings developed in ATC 78.  In addition, constructability issues for consideration in design will be addressed.

Evening 1:

Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames (AISC 358) -- Ronald O. Hamburger, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Design of Long Span Steel Structures -- Mark Waggoner, Walter P Moore

New Developments in the Seismic Design of Steel Braced Frames and Steel Plate Shear Walls -- Rafael Sabelli, Walter P Moore

Evening 2:

Concrete Wall Buildings:  Lessons Learned from the 2010 Chile Earthquake -- Joe Maffei, Maffei Structural Engineering

Constructability Considerations in Design -- David Ruby, Ruby+Associates, Inc.

Simplified Seismic Evaluation of Older Concrete Frames for Collapse Potential (ATC 78) -- William T. Holmes, Rutherford & Chekene Consulting Engineers

Learn more and register here!

SEAONC Directory

Download here for a full member list.

2015 Conferences Call for Abstracts

SEAONC would like to inform you of two conferences coming up in 2015. The NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit will take place from September 30 to October 3 in Las Vegas. Abstracts for this conference are due on February 23. For more info and to register, visit here. The 2nd ATC-SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and other Structures will take place from December 10-12 in San Francisco. Abstracts for this conrference are due on January 22. For more info and to register, visit here.

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.  To view release with details and a link to the briefing video, click here.

2014 Excellence in Engineering: San Francisco Business Times Supplement

Click the image above to see supplement in the San Francisco Business Times.

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


Monthly Newsletter

Click here to view the latest monthly newsletter (must be logged in).