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Structures Congress 2019

Join us at Structures Congress in Orlando, Florida, April 24–27, 2019, to be inspired, connect with leaders in the profession, learn from the experts, and earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Stay and experience all Orlando has to offer - it's not just theme parks!

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Structures Congress 2019

  1. Connect with more than 1,200 colleagues from the U.S. and abroad.
  2. Learn the latest from the experts that develop SEI/ASCE standards and earn PDHs from 12 tracks of technical sessions (Buildings, Bridges, Natural Disasters, Professional Practice, Risk Management, Blast, Materials, Seismic, Forensics and much more).
  3. Visit the Exhibit Hall for the latest tools and resources to grow.
  4. Be inspired and challenged by top leaders and speakers at plenary sessions.
  5. Enjoy fun, social events with friends old and new.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owners
  • Practicing Structural Engineers
  • Bridge Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Construction Engineers
  • Professors/Academics
  • Researchers working in the structural engineering discipline
  • Material suppliers
  • Technologists
  • Students
  • Young Professionals
  • Users of ASCE 7, ASCE 41, and ASCE 24
  • Local ASCE/SEI Members
  • Anyone with an interest in Structural Engineering

Local Planning Committee


  • Joe Ales, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE, Walter P. Moore Associates
  • Kevin Casey, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, BBM Structural Engineers


  • Erica Bourdage, P.E., M.ASCE, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Necati Catbas, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, University of Central Florida
  • Bora Erbelin, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, BBM Structural Engineers
  • Donna Friis, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, Bracken Engineering
  • Charlotte Insull, P.E., M.ASCE, Walter P. Moore Associates
  • Mauricio Lopez, Walter P. Moore Associates
  • Michael Seaman, P.E., M.ASCE, Walk Disney Imagineering
  • Jennifer Zabik, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE, Zabik-Turner Engineering

National Technical Program Committee


  • James Gregory Soules, P.E., S.E., P.Eng., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, McDermott


  • Hossam M. Abdou, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, Alfred Benesch & Company
  • Nicole Baer, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE, Hope Furrer Associates
  • Jeremy Isenberg, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, F.SEI,Hon..M.ASCE, Stanford University
  • Takahiko Kimura, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE, Jacobs Engineering Group
  • Brian Leshko, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • Mustafa Mahamid, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Shalva Marjanishvili, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE, Hinman Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Brian McElhatten, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, ARUP
  • Bruce Peterson, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, Modjeski and Masters - Retired
  • John Francis Silva, P.E., S.E., F. SEI, M.ASCE, Hilti Inc.
  • Robert Smilowitz, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE, Thornton Tomasetti
  • John Tawresey, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, KPFF Consulting Engineers – Retired
  • Sarah Vaughan-Cook, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
  • Mark Waggoner, P.E., M.ASCE, Walter P Moore & Associates
  • Eric Williamson, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, University of Texas at Austin

Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) was established on October 1, 1996, in order to serve the unique needs of the structural engineering community while influencing change on the broader issues shaping the entire civil engineering community. SEI is a vibrant community of more than 30,000 structural engineers within the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). SEI involves all facets of the structural engineering community including practicing engineers, students, research scientists, academics, technologists, material suppliers, contractors, and owners. SEI is committed to advancing and serving the structural engineering profession while influencing change on broader issues that shape the entire civil engineering community.

Because SEI members are leaders in structural engineering practice and academia, SEI provides great networking opportunities while stimulating coordination and understanding between academia and practicing engineers — driving the practical application of cutting edge research. SEI produces technical publications, journals, conferences, continuing education, codes and standards, and professional practice documents that advance the structural engineering profession. SEI advances our members' careers, stimulates technological advancement, and improves professional practice.

Learn more about SEI

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