February 2021 Print


In additional to our regular monthly PDH opportunities, we are working to build and maintain connections within the profession through two new programs (more info in COMMITTEE UPDATES):

  • University Outreach, led by the YMG
  • Mentor Matching, led by our SE3 Committee


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Upcoming Events

Basics of Strut and Tie Modeling (Pre-Recorded Webinar) Wednesday, February 10, 12-1:30pm

This pre-recorded session will provide a general overview of strut and tie modeling based on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. It will include discussion of situations where a strut and tie model is appropriate, strut and tie model development, and calculation of strut and tie model strength. The webinar will also include limited discussion of required detailing. A deep beam will be examined as an application of strut and tie modeling for design.

Royce Floyd, Ph.D., S.E., is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. He has ten years of experience in research relating to performance and strand bond behavior of prestressed members cast with self-consolidating concrete, lightweight self-consolidating concrete, and ultra-high performance concrete. He teaches courses on engineering mechanics, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and structural wood design at OU. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and American Concrete Institute and is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma.

This course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education. 

Cost is free to members and students.  Cost is $20 for non-members ($15 earlybird rate for registration prior to February 3rd).

After registering for the event, you will receive a separate email from “SEAOG Webinar” the week of the event with a confirmation and instructions for joining the webinar.  Please check your spam folder if you have trouble locating this email.

Click here for additional information and registration.


Virtual Info Session Wednesday, February 17, 5-5:45pm

University students and current practitioners alike are invited to join members of our Young Members Group to learn more about what SEAOG does for practicing and aspiring structural engineers, how SEAOG can help new graduates transition into the workforce, and the professional licensing process in Georgia.

Register here.

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Committee Updates

SE Licensing Chair: Michael Planer

The PELS Board has begun processing SE license applications. Check your status using their database at http://verify.sos.ga.gov/verification/

Programs Chair: Sarah Scarborough [email protected]

  • We have started planning programs for 2021.  Please refer to the website for the most up to date information and registration information for future meetings.


Structural Engineers Emergency Response (SEER) Chair: Rahul Desai [email protected]

  • SEER Committee is using this off season to re-organize. We are working on a plan to improve awareness amongst building officials of our capabilities and readiness. We are aiming to team with local AIA in this effort. Any SEAOG members interested in learning more about Structural Engineering Emergency Response can reach out to me for more information. We will announce training opportunities later this spring.


Publicity Chair: Angelina Stasulis, [email protected]

  • A University Outreach program is in the works to connect aspiring and practicing structural engineers. Our first event is a virtual info session on how SEAOG can help students transition to the work force and the status of professional licensure (sign up here). We also have plans for integrating students into our YMG events, and putting on a career-focused event (resume review/interview prep) for students later this spring. Let us know if you're interested in helping with these efforts. 
  • Are you or your firm participating in any Engineers Week events? Let us know at [email protected]


SE3 Chair: Katy Charvin, [email protected]

  • Mentorship bolsters confidence, self-esteem, and expands networking opportunities. SE3's primary goal for 2021 is to provide a mentor matching service for SEAOG members to connect with one another. Be on the lookout for sign-up information late Q1


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The Young Members Group (YMG) publishes a separate newsletter with their events. To be added to this distribution list, contact [email protected]

View the latest here: https://seaog.org/Young_Members_Group

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