May President's Message
Friday, May 1, 2020
Posted by: Janiele Maffei
As we begin the seventh week of working under stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 virus, the SEAONC board of directors and committees continue to meet through web or phone-based applications and carry on the strategic goals of the organization. While our plans to hold in-person meetings are subject to governmental directives, here are some of the recent activities and decisions made on behalf of SEAONC:
- The May meeting will not feature our typical Excellence in Engineering and SEAONC/CSi student scholarship awards. Instead, we will provide a webinar with SEAONC updates and a panel presentation on Low Carbon Concrete. We will reschedule our awards event when we have a better handle on the future of in-person events.
- Our June annual business meeting will be offered as a web-based event. We will include the President’s State of SEAONC report and complete the transition of the existing board of directors to the next leadership team. Announcement of SEAONC honors (fellows and special awards) will be rescheduled for a future meeting.
- The SE3 2020 survey is live. Please look for the link to the survey in your email.
- No decisions have been made at this time regarding the SEAOC annual convention scheduled for September.
- The Deconstructed Podcast, sponsored by SEAONC and supported by the Public Outreach Committee, has posted a 4th episode that can be listened to or downloaded on their website at https://www.thedeconstructedpodcast.com/
Exciting webinars are being planned by SEAONC committees including:
- Lessons Learned from the 2008 Recession presented by SE3
- 2019 CEBC: Code changes and updates
- ACI 318-19: Code changes and updates.
Stay tuned and watch for additional details about these events. While we are disappointed that the May and June meetings will be severely disrupted, SEAONC board and committee members continue to work on behalf of the membership to accomplish our mission “to advance the practice of structural engineering, to build community among our members, and to educate the public regarding the structural engineering profession.” We hope to “see you” at a SEAONC webinar in the near future and in-person very soon.