SEAMASS News & Member Briefs
February 2021
  • A Message from SEAMASS President Doug Antholz, SE
  • FEB Webinar Series: HEAVY METAL: Practical Metallurgy Insights
  • Member Profile: Nathan Roy, PE
  • SEAMASS to Facilitate Virtual Session at March 19 WiRE Symposium
  • Member News
  • SEAMASS Young Member Group (YMG) News & Updates
  • Recap of SEAMASS Professional Development Events
  • SEAMASS SE3 Committee Updates
  • NCSEA News & Updates
  • Career Opportunities - Our Members Are Hiring!
  • Welcome New Members and Annual Sponsors
  • How to Access Your Benefits and Profile in the NCSEA Member Portal
Message from SEAMASS President Doug Antholz, SE
Happy 2021! Your SEAMASS Board of Directors and I wish you a happy and healthy New Year. With your support, SEAMASS pivoted in 2020 to offer continued connection and a sense of community while continuing to provide seminars and learning opportunities during the pandemic.

Since last Fall, SEAMASS has successfully: 

  • Planned & hosted 17 Virtual Professional Development Opportunities featuring 20 presenters and 12 Event Sponsors.
  • Filled 992 virtual "seats" at webinar-series events with 392 participants from beyond Massachusetts.

  • Distributed 846 PDH credits via certificates of SEAMASS or NCSEA-Diamond Certified participation 
Our Board and Committees continue to meet virtually, and our webinar platform enables us to widen our reach to feature and engage presenters, participants, and sponsors from across the U.S. and Europe. We continue to plan exciting forward programs based on attendee feedback and member requests.

In this issue of SEAMASS News, we recap events and provide updates on initiatives such as SE3, as well as our support of Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE) as their 2021 symposium goes virtual.  We also profile a fellow member, share YMG and member news, promote career opportunities, and welcome new members.

Let’s Keep Up the Good Work Together
SEAMASS exists to support the structural engineering community through education, advocacy, and service. Our continuing efforts to produce quality professional development opportunities, award scholarships to aspiring engineers, and support our committee initiatives are funded solely by SEAMASS annual memberships and sponsorships, and event-participant fees.

Here is our Challenge to You, our Fellow Engineering Firms and Engineers
Please consider becoming a member, which allows us to support you. There are several member options but we’d like to highlight two, focused on engineering firms and engineers. For $350 your firm can become a Business Sponsor, which also includes one personal membership. Here's a list of sponsor benefits. The other option is our Professional or Associate Membership, for $50 annually.

Thank you for your continued support of our vibrant organization and industry.
Doug Antholz, SE | SEAMASS President
Join the SEAMASS Community online!
The SEAMASS LinkedIn group is a great place to get up to date information on seminars, webinars, and general news of interest to structural engineers.
Register Now for our February Webinar Series
February 11, 18, & 25, 2021 
Webinar Series (Thursdays) | 11 a.m. - Noon EST
Heavy Metal: Practical Metallurgy Insights

FEB 11: Identifying Weld Crack Causes
Presenter: Michael A. DeLashmit | Vice President | Thornton Tomasetti

FEB 18: AISC 360 Ch. N and AISC 341 Ch. J: Specifications, Provisions, How They Work Together, and What You Should Know
Presenter: Mike Gase, SCWI, ASNT III, CFA, LEED Green Associate
Corp. Quality Director | Midwest Steel, Inc.

FEB 25: The Metallurgy and Weldability of Structural Steels
Presenter: Robert Warke, PE | Assoc. Principal | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Meet a Member: Nate Roy, PE
SEAMASS Director 2020-2023
Nathan Roy, PE is a Principal at LeMessurier with more than 13 years of experience in structural design of new buildings, renovation of historic structures, and specialty construction support. He has been teaching Structures at the Boston Architectural College for the last 11 years. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of MA Amherst.
Nate has answered the questions below, so we may get to know him better. Thank you, Nate, for your dedication to SEAMASS as a Director, and for your contributions to the Structural Engineering profession!
Q: Why did you join SEAMASS?
A: I joined SEAMASS because I want to meaningfully contribute to serving SEAMASS and its mission to promote consistent communication and education opportunities in the structural engineering community. I enjoy participating in SEAMASS professional development events to expand my understanding of the profession and interact with colleagues who are not in my current day-to-day network. The more we interact, communicate, and share as a community the better we are all served. As a SEAMASS member I hope to continue this mission and help to find new and fun ways we can support the community to create a diverse, inclusive, and well-balanced group.  

Q: As an engineer, what accomplishments are you most proud of?
A: I have been very fortunate to have worked on a lot of amazing projects throughout my career. The projects I am most proud of are the public ones that I can share with my children. These include the transformation to the Boston Public Library Johnson Building, Martins Park adjacent to the Boston Children's Museum, and work in the Museum of Science. I have also had the opportunity to work on several new buildings at my alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I am able to share my experience with... READ MORE
SEAMASS to Facilitate Virtual Session at
WiRE 2020 Annual Symposium on March 19
The Massachusetts Chapter of Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE) is planning to virtually host their national organization’s Fifth Annual Symposium, titled Women in the Built World, on Friday, March 19 from 1-6 p.m. EST.

Lisa Davey, PE, SEAMASS Vice President and Chelsea Hoplin, PE, SEAMASS Member and YMG President will present and facilitate a breakout room discussion during the event, titled: Equitable Pathways to Success: Harnessing Data from the SE3 Project. Event details & registration info are forthcoming; visit

The mission of WiRE is to encourage and empower women in the restoration, engineering, design, construction, management, ownership, material support, conservation, environmental or any field relevant to the Built World.
Member News & Achievements
SEAMASS warmly congratulates Peter J. Cheever, PE on his retirement in 2020 from a successful 43-year career with LeMessurier, including roles as President and Chair of the Board. Learn more about Peter’s career highlights, professional accomplishments, and civil engagements in this document his colleagues prepared upon his retirement.

SEAMASS values Peter’s contributions over the years, as well as his commitment to continued membership. He resides in Ipswich, MA and has established PJC Views, LLC, a smaller-scale real estate consulting practice.
SEAMASS Director John H. Thomsen, Ph.D., PE, Principal at SGH, co-presented an update to the Structural Engineers Association of Maine with Dominic R. Gagnon, Facilities VP for the Maine Medical Center (MMC). The presentation focused on the demolition of the MMC Gilman Parking Garage, to make way for a new patient tower as part of a $500M master facility expansion.
SEAMASS Young Members Group Updates
The SEAMASS Young Members Group (YMG) continues to grow and enhance the SEAMASS community by coordinating events and programs designed to support young engineering professionals. Recent events are summarized below.
SEAMASS YMG one of 5 Finalists for NCSEA YMG of the Year
SEAMASS YMG was once again named a finalist for the NCSEA YMG of the Year Award. This year was the third time our YMG was a finalist for the prestigious award, which we won in 2018. This year’s finalists were GA, IL MA, MN, and Northern CA, and Minnesota won. SEAMASS YMG won $500 as a finalist, and members were proud to be honored nationally by NCSEA for excellence in “providing a benefit to their young members, member organization, and community.” Our YMG hosted a reception-watch-party to socialize and hear the live award announcement together. 
Learn more about the 2020 NCSEA YMG of the Year Winner & finalists. 
SEAMASS YMG 2020 Holiday Event
In December, SEAMASS YMG members gathered virtually via a Zoom meeting to celebrate the holiday season.
DEWALT once again generously sponsored the event by providing great trivia questions and raffle prizes.
Virtual Tour of Nucor Yamato Steel Mill
In December, the YMG coordinated a virtual tour of the Nucor Yamato Steel Mill in in Blytheville Arkansas. Nucor is the largest steel producer, "mini-mill" steelmaker, and scrap recycler in North America.
Bluebeam Revu Webinar 
In October, SEAMASS YMG hosted a free virtual knowledge-share webinar f on the topic of industry-support tools such as Bluebeam® Revu®, a PDF markup and collaboration tool used by architects, engineers and contractors throughout the lifecycle of a building project.
NCSEA YMG National Trivia Night
In September, our SEAMASS YMG competed with chapters from across the country in NCSEA YMG Trivia Night. It was a great opportunity to network and meet fellow local and national-peer engineers. SEAMASS YMG won the East Region YMG trivia challenge, and the $100 gift card prize.
SEAMASS YMG & BSCES Virtual Game Night 2020
SEAMASS and BSCES Young Member Groups co-hosted this fun and interactive event, which featured guided networking and the online games Codenames and a virtual Pictionary-style game, Small-group breakouts included prompts for discussion and virtual games.
Follow or Link to SEAMASS YMG on these Social Platforms:
Instagram (@seamassymg) and LinkedIn
Recap of SEAMASS Professional Development Events
Since Last Fall, SEAMASS has Successfully:
  • Hosted 17 Webinars featuring 20 Presenters and 12 Event Sponsors
  • Filled 992 virtual “seats” at webinar-series events with 392 participants
  • Distributed 846 PDH credits via SEAMASS or NCSEA Diamond certificates
JANUARY 2021 Webinar Series [3.0 PDHs]
A Steel By Any Other Name: Stainless Steel & Other Materials
Structural Stainless Steel Design to AISC 370
Presenter: Nancy Baddoo | MA CEng FICE | Associate Director, Steel Construction Institute
Engineering Design of Stainless Steel to the new AISC Specification
Presenter: Michael Mulhern, PE | Founder/President, TriPyramid Structures, Inc.
The Pros and Cons of Gray Cast Iron
Presenter: Robert Vecchio, PE, Ph.D | CEO, LPI, Inc.
DECEMBER 2020 Webinar Series [3.0 PDHs]
Post-Tensioned Concrete: What You Need to Know
Basics of Post-Tensioned Concrete
Presenter: Tim D. Christle, PE | Manager, Technical Program Dev. Post-Tensioning Institute
Post-Tensioned Podium Slab Design
Presenter: Bryan Allred, SE | Vice President | Seneca Structural Engineering, Inc.
How to Repair, Modify, Maintain & Evaluate Existing PT Concrete Structures
Presenter: Sanjiv Inamdar, Sr. Director, Strengthening Solutions | STRUCTURAL Technologies
DECEMBER 23, 2020 Webinar [1.5 PDHs]
Guide to the Structural Evaluation of Existing Timber Structures
TFEC 3-2019 – 1.5 PDHs
This $250 value webinar was offered as a FREE benefit to SEAMASS/NCSEA members. More than 80 members registered to take advantage of this unique opportunity to earn 1.5 PDHs by attending this special re-broadcast that was delivered live in OCT 2020.
NOVEMBER 2020 Webinar Series [3.0 PDHs]
Building Envelope & Facades: Design, Investigation & Restoration
Glass Curtain Walls: Design, Engineering, and Performance
Presenter: Joshua B. Kivela, PE (MA, CT) | Associate Principal, SGH
Façade Support Investigations and Recladding
Presenter: William D. Bast, PE, SE, SECB | Principal/Regional Director, LPI, Inc.
Behind the Facade: Guidance for Supporting Facades on Steel-Framed Buildings
Presenter: Alec Zimmer, PE | Senior Project Manager, SGH
OCTOBER 2020 Webinar Series [3.0 PDHs]
Concrete Design Essentials
Performance Based Concrete Design
Jeremy Gregory, Ph.D. | Exec. Dir., Concrete Sustainability Hub Research Scientist, MIT
Michael Gryniuk, PE | Structural Engineer, LeMessurier 
Colin Lobo, Ph.D., PE | Exec. VP/Div. Head, Engineering, NRMCA
Structural Pile Cap Design Using CRSI Design Guide for Pile Caps
Presenter: Matthew Shergalis, PE | CRSI Northeast Region Manager
Overview of CRSI’s ACI-318-19 Design Guide
Presenter: Matthew Shergalis, PE | CRSI Northeast Region Manager
SEPTEMBER 2020 Webinar Series [3.0 PDHs]
Structural Failures Then & Now: What Have We Learned?
The Great Boston Molasses Tank Failure: A Structural and Metallurgical Perspective
Presenter: Ronald Mayville, PhD, PE | SGH (Retired)
The Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse Incident: What We Learned
Presenter: Scott Nacheman, Msc.Eng., AIA | Envista Forensics
The FIU Pedestrian Bridge: Collapse Investigation
Presenter: Gary J. Klein, PE, SE | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 Webinar
Challenging Discussions: Working with COVID
Presenter: Stephanie Slocum, PE | Engineers Rising, LLC
This webinar was offered as a FREE benefit for SEAMASS/ NCSEA Members. It explored the current status of returning to the office during the pandemic, and equipped participants with tools to tackle tough conversations around returning to office work.
SEAMASS SE3 Committee News
The SEAMASS Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) Committee strives to attract and retain the best talent into our profession, and to ensure all structural engineers have a clear pathway to career success.

Did you know that half of all structural engineers have considered leaving the profession at some point in their career? Engineers with mentors are 78% more likely to remain in the industry, and 40% more likely to aspire to principal/owner positions.

If you are interested in helping to guide the next generation of engineers, please consider participating in the SEAMASS mentoring program. Simply complete the SEAMASS SE3 mentoring application to get started today.

You can also learn more about the SEAMASS SE3 Committee, and ways to get involved, by contacting Committee Chair Rob Kane.
NCSEA News & Updates
The NCSEA 2020 Structural Engineering Summit was held from Nov. 4-6 in a completely virtual format. It featured numerous quality keynote speakers, technical presentations, interactive lounges, and vendor trade show.
View the 2020 Event Recap, including links to award presentations and more!
On January 13, NCSEA presented the 2021 Annual Business Meeting to delegates and SEA leaders across the U.S.  Here are a few key topics and highlights of the meeting:
  • 2020 financial updates from the NCSEA treasurer David Horos
  • NCSEA strategic plan updates/progress from NCSEA president Emily Guglielmo
  • Inducted the latest Directors to the NCSEA Board
  • Established the NCSEA Foundation (
  • Announced 2021 SEA Grant Recipients
  • Announced winners of the 2nd annual NCSEA Public Outreach Challenge
  • Reviewed a summary of the 2020 SEA Member Organization Surveys
  • Announced plans for 2021 Summit, tentatively OCT 12-15 in New York, NY
View the recorded meeting.
Career Opportunities - Our Members are Hiring!
Tetra Tech, a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services, provides sustainable and resilient solutions for clients’ projects worldwide. The firm is seeking to fill full-time positions in its Marlborough, MA office.
Click the links below to view positions, or to apply, share, or sign up to receive job alerts.
This section is a benefit to all SEAMASS Sponsors. Email with a brief description (and/or a PDF file or link to a position description on your website) for publishing consideration in SEAMASS News.
Welcome New SEAMASS Members
Thomas Arena | The George Washington University
Glenn Bell, PE, SE | Structural Consultant | Glenn R. Bell Consulting
John Coelho, PE | Director of Engineering | BW Design Group
Benjamin Cote, PE | AeroAggregates
Jeffrey Fiedler | RamJack Northeast
Jennifer Flanders, PE, LEED AP BD+C | EBI Consulting
Garrick Goldenberg, PE | Chief Structural Engineer
Anton Keleni, EIT | Engineers Design Group Inc.
Benjamin Longchamp | Staff Engineer | Daigle Engineers Inc
David Lovering, CBO | Building Comissioner | Town of Merrimac
Zack McCain | McCain Quality Engineering
Matthew McLachlan, PE | Associate | L.A. Fuess Partners LLC
Kasey Mearls | Consulting Structural Engineer
Brian Murrihy | Executive Project Leader | Cummings Properties
Jennifer Pazdon, PE | Cast Connex Corporation
Kim Perrone, EIT | Structural Engineer | Buro Happold
Todd Radford, PE | Jensen Hughes
Matthew Rizzo, EIT | Project Manager | Structural Systems, Inc.
Christopher Rose, PE | The Vertex Companies, Inc.
Ian Schmelick, PE | Associate | Silman
Ryan Sieber, PE | Associate Principal | L.A. Fuess Partners LLC
Brian Tufts, PE, SE | Associate | DeSimone
Elliott Weiss, PE | Principal | Weiss Engineering
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. We rethink structures to make them more responsive to evolving demands – whether for tall buildings or for distinctive designs such as one of the largest timber structures ever built. Visit
CAST CONNEX® is the industry leader in the architectural and structural use of cast steel components in the design and construction of building and bridge structures. We also offer design-build services for custom cast steel nodes and components. Visit:
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The firm supports government & commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 20,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle. Visit
TriPyramid Structures is a design, engineering, and fabrication firm founded in 1989. The company specializes in architectural features with a high degree of fit and finish or difficult geometry. Our work is featured on a wide range of unique projects around the world. Visit
AssuredPartners | Design Professionals, formerly Hall & Company, is an insurance brokerage that serves the unique insurance needs of A/E firms. Founded by a civil engineer who was frustrated by his own insurance experience, we are now the broker of choice for over 4,000 firms nationwide. Visit
AeroAggregates produces lightweight aggregates from 100% recycled glass. Types of foamed glass include both open and closed cell aggregates. The lightweight material has a high friction angle and is insulating, free-draining, non-absorbent, non-combustible, and resistant to chemicals, rot and acid. 
Using proven materials that have long been used by the construction industry, the GIRDER-SLAB® system provides a cost-effective low floor to floor height solution for mid and high-rise residential construction. You design it. You Fabricate it. You Build it. Visit
H&B Powered by MiTek is a global leader in manufacturing construction materials for the building envelope. The firm offers anchors & reinforcement, moisture protection, chemical anchors and epoxies, wall estimating & compatibility software, and air barrier systems for the mason contractor. Visit
Vector Corrosion is a global leader in concrete preservation. Our innovative, cost-effective concrete repair & cathodic protection technologies are developed & installed by dedicated professionals. We build relationships by delivering solutions that extend the life of structures. Visit
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