The Young Members Group (YMG) is a free organization of SEAOG members and non-members, licensed and unlicensed practicing structural engineers, who consider themselves to be early in their respective careers. Our mission is to encourage recent graduates to become involved in SEAOG through:

–  social/networking happy hours for younger members to get to know each other before official SEAOG meetings;
–  separate YMG meetings where guest speakers cover fundamental structural engineering concepts;
–  roundtable discussions about design issues;
–  outreach/networking with K-12 students, colleges, and other industry groups (such as the AIA's Young Architects Forum).

upcoming events

SEAOG General Meeting and YMG Happy Hour
*Thursday, January 18th*
Hudson Grille - Brookhaven
5:30pm - 6:30pm YMG Happy Hour
6:30pm - 7:45pm SEAOG General Meeting

Meet your fellow SEAOG YMG members for a happy hour and networking before the SEAOG general meeting. The topic for January's meeting is: SunTrust Park - Case Study. 

RSVP for the meeting!

*Please note the date for this meeting has changed.*

Volunteers Needed for the Regional Future City Competition
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Marietta Campus of Kennesaw State University
*Click link below for more details*

Discover Es Future City program for middle school students promotes engineering fields and professions in the built environment. Our program is a proven to improve STEM skills in middle school students and educate them on the important issues related to city design, management and sustainability. Each year over 35,000 students in 37 regions around the U.S. compete to design the best city of the future.
Volunteers are needed to judge at the regional competition. Regional Competition judges will be judging physical models and presentations of our teams. Please consider volunteering at Sign up as a regional competition judge in the Georgia Region. For more information on the Future City Competition visit the website:

Click here to learn more about participating as a judge!

Contact Mary Shinners at if you are interested in participating with the other SEAOG YMG volunteers! 


Spotlight on Atlanta Projects 
The Young Architects Forum has started a series of presentations focusing on the work of Metro Atlanta firms. These presentations are given by local young architects highlighting work they have done in the Atlanta area. The YMG has been invited to team up with YAF for the SOAP event this Winter!
Have you worked on a recent project in Atlanta with an Atlanta-based architect that demonstrates the importance of design and coordination between architects and engineers? We want to hear about it at the next SOAP! Team up with the project architect to present the highlights of your project and the coordination among the project team that went into making the project a success! Contact your project architect and email the YMG ( to get started!
All engineers are invited to attend any of the SOAP events.  For more information about SOAP, click here!

the more you know

Previously featured in the YMG newsletter, The 15th edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual has many more changes that all structural engineers should know about.  For example, the 15th edition has added a few new high strength materials, which include ASTM A913 Grades 65 and 70 for W-shapes and ASTM A500 Grade C HSS shapes.  While these additional materials might not be earth shattering, they are good to have in your back pocket. A major change in the manual comes in the Specification, where the provisions for the design of compression members with slender elements have been amended.  The new provisions provide a unified approach for both stiffened and unstiffened elements which makes the design process easier than before, but at the same time does change the compressive strength of members found in previous code versions. One last change of note is that Part 6: Combined Flexure and Axial Force Table and Part 4: Available Strength in Compression for Filled HSS Members Tables of the last edition have been removed.  These tables are not gone for good, however. They can now be found in the AISC Version 15.0 Design Examples document. 
Source: Modern Steel Construction | January 2018

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Brian Adorno, P.E.

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Mary Shinners, E.I.T

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