Spread the Word: SE3 Project Releases New Promotional Video!

The Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) Project was established in 2015 with the mission to study and work to improve engagement and equity in the structural engineering profession. The SE3 Project is a committee within the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) whose mission is to study engagement and equity in the structural engineering profession in order to provide meaningful input on improving both of these metrics within the industry. The SE3 Project aims to advance the profession by engaging all structural engineers regardless of gender, age, experience, job title, firm size, or location. We are currently expanding to the national level, and have affiliated groups in several major metropolitan areas. Check out this video to learn more about us!










Upcoming Events



2017 - 2018 SEAONC Board of Directors

Taryn Williams - President
Tim Hart - Vice President
Dick Dreyer - Past President
Marko Schotanus - Director
Emily Guglielmo - Secretary
Ayse Hortacsu - Director
Kevin Moore - Treasurer
David Ojala - Director
John Silva- Director

A special thank you to Gregory P. Luth & Associates, Inc. for becoming our first Firm Sponsor.

If you or your firm is interested in sponsoring, please contact the SEAONC office at office@seaonc.org to receive more information and benefits.


2017 SE3 Committee

The SEAONC SE3 Committee is thrilled to present its first documentary-style video! The short film gives an overview of the structural engineering profession, provides information about the committee’s mission, and highlights some of the findings from the 2016 SE3 nationwide survey.

Please share this video among your friends and colleagues. https://vimeo.com/227366349

If you are interested in learning more about SE3, visit our website at se3project.org or contact se3@seaonc.org. To subscribe to our mailing list, use this link.


Renew Your Dues!

Log into your account in the upper righthand corner of the website. Once logged in, click on the Membership tab, then Dues Renewal. If you experience any complications, please contact the SEAONC office at 415-974-5147.

2017 SEAONC Scholarship Winners

Each year, SEAONC provides support to outstanding and high-achieving university students pursuing a career in structural engineering. In 2017, the SEAONC Board of Directors decided to award three $5,000 scholarships for use toward tuition, books, supplies and living expenses. SEAONC is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 SEAONC Scholarship Program are:

Kate Cuddington, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Hayley Proctor, University of California, Berkeley

Judy Guo, University of California, Berkeley

SEAONC would to congratulate each of the winners and would like to thank all the applicants as well as the Northern California universities for participating in this year’s program!

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 office@seaonc.org.


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.

SEAONC 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 2016 Membership Directory

A 2016 directory of members of the Structural Engineers Association of California regional associations (SEAONC, SEAOCC, SEAOSC, and SEAOSD) is available here


Monthly Newsletter

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