Advancing the Practice of Structural Engineering
October 2018
Existing Buildings Subcommittee Looking for Feedback
This past September, the NCSEA Code Advisory Committee’s Existing Buildings Subcommittee met at the office of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) in Chicago to discuss code change proposals to the 2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC). The committee is working on submitting close to 20 code change proposals for the 2021 IEBC due in early January 2019. The committee is focused on securing feedback from each NCSEA Member Organization.
  • How does the IEBC work for your state and do you have specific amendments to it?
  • Is some code language confusing?
Your feedback is important to the committee as it develops clear code language and works to ensure that issues particular to your region are addressed. Send comments and questions to your SEA’s NCSEA delegates to start the conversation in your state, or directly to the Chair of the Existing Buildings Subcommittee, Michael Fillion, at mrf.structure@verizon.net .
Introduction to the Engineering Structural Glass Design Guide
Register for the Webinar and Receive a Downloadable Glass Guide
This webinar is an introduction to the new NCSEA Engineering Structural Glass Design Guide which provides the Engineering Professional with sufficient background knowledge and current methods to determine the specification of glass elements in buildings. It is aimed at Structural Engineers who are experienced in designing building structures and elements using traditional materials but with little to no experience in using glass to transfer forces. The intent of this Guide is to collate relevant design references, requirements, and analysis methods into a single source for easy reference, and to assist in determining the capacity of glass elements, augmented or reduced by the various relevant factors, so that glass elements can be designed successfully and safely. Click here to register for the November 13th webinar.
NCSEA Welcomes New Affiliate Member
SEAC Women in Design
October 24, 2018
SEAoT Annual Conference
November 1-2, 2018
SEAOI SE Exam Refresher Course
October 22, 2018 -
March 21, 2019
Last Call for Abstracts for the 2019 IABSE Congress
New York City will host the 2019 IABSE Congress with the main theme of The Evolving Metropolis. Themes will address the social and economic needs of the world with main sessions on Durable Bridges and Affordable Housing as well as numerous other important and current issues presented in our world. NCSEA is a proud partner of IABSE and along with the event's organizers, we invite the world’s structural engineering community to share their experiences with their colleagues and friends and have unique open discussions and forums on what the future holds for engineering tomorrows structures. Consultants, contractors, owners, researchers and practitioners will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences on structural design,construction and maintenance issues as well as ideas for future growth and sustainability. Learn more here .
Exclusive Invite for Summit Attendees
Join AISC at their headquarters overlooking Millennium Park for a fun night of networking, drinks, food and trivia on Tuesday, October 23. AISC welcomes Summit attendees from around the country as you descend on Chicago to join their local AEC community on the night before the NCSEA Summit kicks off.
Next Week: 2018 Summit in Chicago
There's still time to register! The Summit draws the best of the structural engineering field together for the chance to attend sessions meaningful to your practice as well as your company, visit over 60 companies at the trade show, and access the top minds in structural engineering from across the country while putting your company in front of those same leaders.
Register now to secure your seat to:
  • More than 25 presentations by experts in structural engineering practice and business.
  • Keynote Address By Ron Klemencic, Chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, on Always Striving for Better
  • Leadership Plenary Session by Stacy Hanke on Influence Redefined..Be the Leader You Were Meant to be, Monday to Monday
  • The largest NCSEA Trade Show Ever with 60+ technology and service suppliers looking to help you.
  • One-of-a-Kind Opportunity: SE River Cruise examining the Chicago skyline from a structural perspective. This event is organized by SEAOI and NCSEA and sponsored by Atlas Tube
  • Celebration of Structural Engineering hosted by Computers & Structures, Inc. on Thursday night of the Summit. It is sure to be a memorable extravaganza.
Designed by structural engineers for structural engineers, this year's event is sure to have something for everyone. Learn more now!

2018 Summit App is Available Now in the Google Play and Apple Stores –
Nov. 7, 2018 – Train to Become an Emergency Second Responder
The California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP), hosted by NCSEA, is highly regarded as a standard to train emergency second responders. This SAP training course provides engineers, architects and code-enforcement professionals with the basic skills required to perform safety assessments of structures following disasters. Licensed design professionals and certified building officials will be eligible for SAP Evaluator certification and credentials following completion of this program and submission of required documentation.
The fee for this course has been lowered by more than 40%; making it more accessible to more people. Click here to register for the November 7th course.
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.

November 1, 2018
Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., S.E., SECB

November 13, 2018
Marcin March, P.E., CEng, MIStructE

November 29, 2018
Richard Bennett, Ph.D, P.E.

Recorded Webinars can be purchased here.
Subscribe to education with NCSEA's Live & Recorded Webinar Subscription. This recently improved plan includes:

  • 20+ live webinars a year featuring high-quality speakers.
  • Receive an unlimited number of free CE certificates for each webinar; multiple viewers at the same location can receive credit for every live webinar w/ no additional costs.
  • Unlimited 24/7/365 access to NCSEA's Recorded Webinar Library
  • NCSEA's Education Portal provides easy access to all of your education content, including:
  • Purchase history
  • Earned Certificates to track your PDHs
2018 Structural Engineering Summit Sponsors