Advancing the Practice of Structural Engineering      April 2018
Your Input is Essential to the SE3 Survey
The Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) Committee is currently administering a nationwide survey of structural engineering professionals. This survey is designed to provide valuable information about our profession regarding demographics, compensation, satisfaction, and engagement. It will be one of the largest comprehensive nationwide surveys of structural engineering professionals to date, and we invite you to contribute to this project by completing the survey.
This project began in 2015 when SEAONC (Structural Engineers Association of Northern California) funded a committee to study engagement and equity in the structural engineering profession. In 2016, this group administered their first national survey of over 2,100 structural engineering professionals. Findings from this study included insight into why engineers leave the profession, the importance of mentorship, and the existence of a nuanced gender pay gap.
In mid-2017, an SE3 Committee was created at the national level through NCSEA with the primary goal of administering a similar nationwide study of structural engineering professionals every two years. This biennial survey will focus on measuring engagement and equity with the goal of providing data and best practices to help engineers around the country improve the industry and help ensure that every structural engineering professional has a positive experience within our profession. 
2018 Summit Keynote & Plenary Speakers
In the opening Keynote, Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., Hon. AIA, Chairman and C.E.O. of Magnusson Klemencic Associates will start off Thursday morning by speaking on the ever-evolving discipline that is engineering. In his session, “Always Striving for Better,” Klemencic will discuss the advances in material science, construction methods, analytical tools and design methodologies that continue to provide opportunities for improving on what has been accomplished in the past. During the presentation, he also will review how some of the most impactful innovations in recent years were developed, and he will speculate as to what areas are ripe for the next wave of advancements.
Following Mr. Klemencic is Stacey Hanke , founder of Stacey Hanke Inc., who has delivered over 500 presentations for business leaders in finance, healthcare, and government. Her Leadership Plenary presentation, “Influence Redefined…Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday®,” will help attendees communicate face-to-face with a clear message, project confidence and credibility, and will provide how-to’s for holding themselves accountable.
Friday’s Luncheon Keynote will answer the question, “is the structural engineering profession positioned to adjust to the impact of these technology-driven ways of the future?” Ashraf Habibullah is a Structural Engineer and President of Computers and Structures, Inc. In his session, “Empowering The Next Generation of Structural Engineers. . . to lead, influence, and inspire a changing world!” Habibullah will discuss how the structural engineer’s education and role must change if the profession is to flourish in these rapidly-changing times, and why engineering students need to be exposed to much more than just technology if they are to fully leverage the limitless potential of the profession.

2018 Young Member Awards Entries due June 1, 2018!
Each year, NCSEA recognizes its Young Members and Young Member Groups with awards that help fund their experience at the Structural Engineering Summit. The Young Member Scholarship awards new and returning SEA young members funding to attend the NCSEA Summit, which includes a free registration and, for new attendees, a travel stipend. NCSEA members under the age of 36 have the chance to submit applications with written essays or video entries.

The Young Member Group of the Year award recognizes an outstanding SEA Young Member Group that is providing a benefit to their young members, member organization, and communities. Three finalists will receive complimentary registration to send a representative from their YMG to the Summit, where the winning group will be announced.
Welcome New NCSEA
Affiliate Member:
OSEA Spring Conference
April 25, 2018
Stillwater, OK
SEAOI Bridge Symposium
April 26, 2018
Chicago, IL
SEAKM Annual Meeting
April 27, 2018
Overland Park, KS
SEASoN AISC Specification & Steel Construction Seminar
May 4, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
SEAWI Spring Conference
May 4, 2018
Delafield, WI
MNSEA Seminar &
Trade Show
May 8, 2018
Minnetonka, MN
SEAMI Spring Conference
May 10, 2018
Lansing, MI
SEAOK Annual Conference
May 10-11, 2018
Lexington, KY
SEAOL Roundtable & Presentation
May 16, 2018
Kenner, LA
Call for Entries: NCSEA's Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards
Each year at the Structural Engineering Summit, NCSEA awards the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. This program annually highlights some of the best examples of structural engineering ingenuity throughout the world. Structural engineers and structural engineering firms are encouraged to enter the awards program. Projects are judged on innovative design, engineering achievement, and creativity.
Projects can be entered in one of seven categories: 
  • New Buildings Under $20 Million
  • New Buildings $20 Million to $100 Million
  • New Buildings over $100 Million
  • New Bridges/Transportation Structures
  • Forensic/Renovation/Retrofit/Rehabilitation Structures up to $20 Million
  • Forensic/Renovation/Retrofit/Rehabilitation Structures over $20 Million
  • Other Structures
Eligible projects must be substantially complete between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018. Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Click here to start your submission !
Upcoming Webinars
All NCSEA live webinars, listed below, offer 1.5 hours of continuing education credits. Most NCSEA webinars are Diamond Reviewed and accepted for SE continuing education in all 50 states. Please review the webinar description to check the Diamond Review Status. To view other upcoming webinars, click here.

April 26, 2018
William Coulbourne, P.E.

May 8, 2018
Kim Olson, P.E.

May 22, 2018
Sandra Hyde, P.E.

June 5, 2018
Amy B. Cerato, Ph.D., P.E.

June 21, 2018
Sam Rubenzer, P.E., S.E

Recorded Webinars can be purchased here.
NCSEA's  newly enhanced Yearly Webinar Subscription  is the most user- & wallet-friendly plan to date! This Live & Recorded Webinar Subscription offers all the same benefits as before, but now includes even more.

  • 20+ live webinars a year featuring high-quality speakers.
  • New! Receive an unlimited number of free CE certificates for each webinar–no more $30 fee–so multiple viewers at the same location can receive credit for every live webinar with no additional costs.
  • Unlimited 24/7/365 access to NCSEA's Recorded Webinar Library–more than 100 relevant & high-quality webinars.
  • New! A brand new and enhanced education website. NCSEA's Education Portal provides easy access to all of your education content, including:
  • Purchase history
  • Earned Certificates to track your PDHs with ease