Structures Congress 2017

Denver, Colorado  | April 6–8

SEI Pre-Conference Seminars

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    2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

    Communications and Media Training  

    (3 PDHs)

    Do you aspire to be a great presenter or spokesperson for your organization? If so, come learn how to hone your skills to become a confident and expert communicator in any setting. The three-hour course will teach you:

    • How to craft and deliver compelling messages that will resonate with your audience
    • Tips and tricks to overcoming “stage fright”
    • Techniques that will put you in charge of interviews and increase your credibility
    • The power of nonverbal communication and how to make it work for you
    • Foolproof techniques that will keep you on message no matter what you’re asked

    Following the presentation, there will be hands-on exercises to give attendees the opportunity to practice what they’ve learned. 

    Presenter: Lynn Badgley, Senior Manager, Media Relations for ASCE

    Lynn has had a career in communications spanning 27 years. She has developed customized communication strategies that have helped organizations in the private, government and nonprofit sectors enhance their credibility and influence and boost their branding and visibility in order to maximize public awareness and support. A seasoned professional who has provided strategic communications counsel to senior-level management on a variety of complex issues, she is skilled in message development, crisis communications and media outreach. 

    Additional registration fee, Member: EB $95/ADV $145/ONS $195, Nonmember: EB $110/ADV $160/ONS $210 


    2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Learn to Be the Most Effective Leader You Can Be

    (3 PDHs)

    This is for those who desire to expand their career opportunities into leadership positions in the engineering profession. This workshop will provide attendees with the tools and incentive to grow their leadership skills and abilities. By the end of this highly interactive workshop, each individual will be able to:

    • Define leadership
    • List the three questions that everyone asks of the leaders in their lives and the three questions that all effective leaders ask of their followers
    • Explain the role of TRUST in every organization
    • Identify what difficult conversations must happen within the workplace
    • Effectively chair/lead a business meeting
    • Effectively give constructive feedback and receive feedback from others
    • Understand how you will develop your leadership in the future and beyond this workshop

    Presenter: James J. O’Brien, Jr., P.E., M.ASCE, Managing Director of Professional and Educational Activities, ASCE
    James J. O’Brien, Jr., is a 26-year commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and a West Point graduate. He is a faculty member at the U.S. Military Academy, University of Notre Dame and George Mason University and actively lives leadership every day. O’Brien is committed to his own and others’ daily leadership improvement.

    Additional registration fee, Member: EB $95/ADV $145/ONS $195, Nonmember: EB $110/ADV $160/ONS $210


    1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Climate Action for Structural Engineers
    (4 PDHs)

    Structural engineers can play a very significant, even vital, role in mitigating the effects of climate change. Awareness of the carbon footprints of structural materials, as well as the structural impact of building energy usage resulting from thermal bridging and detailing to ensure foundation and slab edge insulation, can have a large impact on the emissions of global warming potential gases from the construction and operation of buildings. Program will include:

    • Rationale for action — Overview of anthropogenic carbon emissions and changing climactic conditions
    • Overview of mitigation and adaptation concepts and strategies
    • Mitigation of emissions during building construction and operations
    • Summary — Opportunities and responsibilities of structural engineers and our profession

    Presenter: Jim D’Aloisio, P.E., M.ASCE, Principal, Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt

    Jim D’Aloisio is the Chair of the SEI Climate Action Team. He is a principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt — a structural engineering, landscape architecture and building envelope services firm located in Syracuse, New York. He is a member of ASCE, AISC and NYSSPE. Jim has over 30 years’ experience in the design, analysis and investigation of building structures. He has given over 200 presentations, including at numerous Structures Congresses, ASCE webinars and Greenbuild, and has presented daylong seminars on forensic engineering, special inspections, sustainable structural design and building energy code compliance.

    Additional registration fee, Member: EB $125/ADV $175/ONS $225, Nonmember: EB $140/ADV $190/ONS $240

  • CSI Reception

    Denver Art Museum
    Friday, April 7 
    6:30 - 11:00 pm

    Celebrating the Future of SE

    $30 per ticket
    Students ticket: $10  
    Tickets sold separately from the registration package
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Partnering Organizations



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