About Us

The Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG) is a group of Structural Engineers who have joined together to promote our profession, improve the level of knowledge and practice of the structural engineering profession in Georgia and to provide an identifiable resource to those needing communication with the profession. SEAOG has established liasons within the state and national design and construction community and serves as a resource to the community and the public. Our key constituencies are:

  • Architects and Architectural Firms
  • Building Code and Enforcement Authorities
  • Owners and Developers
  • Public Building Agencies
  • Disaster Response Organizations
  • Licensing and Registration Boards
  • Georgia General Assembly and Regulatory Agencies
  • Other Professional and Trade Organizations
  • Other Engineering Societies

The Association is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in the State of Georgia. Governance is vested in a Board of Directors in accordance with our articles of incorporation and By-Laws. SEAOG's day-to-day functions and services are under the care of an Executive Director. In addition, there are various standing committees and ad hoc committees that focus on specific, recurring, and non-recurring matters of concern to our profession and/or the Association. 

SEAOG sponsors professional seminars, webinars and other presentations to help keep members of our profession up to date and fully aware of the latest news and design techniques in our profession. Our "Find an Engineer" service provides a mechanism by which we make our professional knowledge available to the general public; participation is a volunteer activity for our members. 

HISTORY OF SEAOG

The organization was established in 1991 as CASE-GA by a group of structural engineers headed by Jim Robinson, Pete Pruitt and Mac Willett.  The organization was firm-based, meaning membership was open to firms only. 

Founding original officers were:

  • President Jim Robinson
  • Vice President Pete Pruitt
  • Secretary Al Lagerstrom
  • Treasurer Fred Palmer

 

In 1994, it was decided to join the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) as a member organization.  This is not an arrangement of chapter of a parent organization.  NCSEA exists to serve its member organizations.

SEAOG remained firm-based until 1996, when it was decided to change to member base, in order to increase membership.  Thereafter, membership has grown steadily. Also in 1996 the term of officers was changed from one to two years.

In 2015, SEAOG was incorporated as a 501c6 corporation.  

The goal of the founding group was to create an organization that would serve structural engineers, the construction industry and the public. In addition, the desire was to become influential in the development of codes and in governmental affairs affecting structural engineers.  While the organization was firm based little progress toward these goals was achieved.  Since becoming member based, as membership numbers increased, there has been much progress due to the efforts of several individual members and the group as a whole.  SEAOG is now recognized as a significant force in the structural engineering community.