Structural Engineers Association of New York
Pre-registration is required for this event. We will not be able to accept walk-ins.
For questions about the event, or other YMG events, email seaonyYM@gmail.com
SEAoNY YMG - Night at the WTC Observation Deck
April 25, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1 WTC (Corner of West & Vesey Street)
May 3, 2018
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
The central theme of this year’s roundtable will be the use of new technologies in the design and construction industry that are changing or may have the power to change how we as structural engineers work. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss four areas in which these changes are occurring:
A knowledgeable moderator will lead each of these four discussion topics, and attendees will have the opportunity to rotate between each discussion. All attendees will be encouraged to participate by sharing their thoughts, experiences, and ideas relevant to these topics with each other.
The moderators include:
A light breakfast will be served!
2 PDH Credits will be offered (pending)
Registration opens at 7:45am. Seminar begins promptly at 8:00am
For SEAoNY, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.For student members, registration is $5.
The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
May 15, 2018
6:15PM - 8:00PM
Presented By: Joe Tortorella
SEAoNY Honorary Member
In my 39 years in the industry, much has changed (and much remains the same). I dare not list all the changes that have taken place. Two of the major changes that affect our work every day are technology and speed. In this presentation, I will discuss the changes in our industry that I believe, have put us at a greater risk for errors and potential failures. I will discuss the changes as they developed and the responses by our profession to these changes. I will introduce some case studies on what has gone wrong, and what can go very well. Lastly, I will propose and idea for moving forward for ALL projects in the future.
Joe Tortorella, PE is President at Silman where he is the managing principal responsible for day-to-day operations.
Mr. Tortorella is active in industry organizations. As a member of International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), he helped plan their annual symposium in Shanghai in 2004. He also served as Chair of the Scientific Committee, planning the 2008 Symposium in Chicago. He is currently a Vice President of the organization and Chair of the US National Group.
Mr. Tortorella is member and Past-President of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) and formerly served on the Executive Board of New York New Visions in the evaluation of the designs for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center Site. He also serves on the board of the Center for Architecture Foundation (now "the Center for Architecture") as President through which he previously taught primary school children through the Learning by Design program and is a former board member of the American Council of Engineering Companies, New York Chapter. Lastly, he serves on the advisory boards of Manhattan College and the Urban Assembly School for Design and Construction.
1.5 PDH Credits will be offered (pending)
SEAoNY Gives Back: Volunteer for the Salvadori Charrette
Friday June 8th, 2018
8:00am – 3:30pm
Borough of Manhattan Community College (199 Chambers Street)
SEAoNY’s Young Members Group is gathering volunteers for the Salvadori Foundation’s Annual “Charrette”. Please join us to give back to our community by volunteering your time to such a valuable cause.
About the Salvadori Charrette
Each June, the Salvadori Center hosts a one-day Student Design Charrette. Small teams, comprised of students from different schools, grades and abilities work collaboratively with built environment professionals ~ architects, engineers, builders, etc. ~ to solve a design problem in less than six hours. Students share the knowledge they gained through Salvadori’s residencies, think critically to overcome obstacles, and gain real life experience by cooperating with unfamiliar people and meeting a strict deadline with limited resources.
In the morning, teams are given a design challenge related to the built environment. They are asked to design, develop, and build a solution according to a particular set of parameters and using only the materials provided. There is a very strong math and science component to all our challenges. Throughout the day, professional architects and engineers from New York’s leading firms, guide the students as they provide insight into their professions.
Solutions are presented and tested at the end of the day. Success is tracked and measured against the program goals. Challenges from previous years include:
· Rube Goldberg Rollercoaster: designing a dynamic, fast, and safe ride
· Earthquakes & Water Towers: designing a water tower in an earthquake zone
· Pasta Bridge: constructing a new bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn
· Withstand the Wind: constructing a tower of cards to withstand lateral force
This year’s design challenge will be equally fun and exciting.
Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
To register, please email Roxanne at email@example.com by April 27th and copy seaonyYM@gmail.com.
About the Salvadori Center
Salvadori’s in-school and after-school multi-day programs celebrate a collaborative, hands-on, project-based approach to learning through the built environment ~ buildings, bridges, parks, and communities. Students learn new things about the city they live in. They see the math and science in the buildings they enter, the bridges they cross, and the parks they play in. They quickly understand why math and science are relevant to their lives.
The teachers we coach become our strongest advocates and schools return to work with us year after year. In fact, over 75% of schools returned each year and we increased the number of students we serve by 292% in seven years ~ that is more than 3.9 times!
Salvadori’s programs have a significantly positive impact on student learning and their interest in pursuing STEAM careers.
In summary, Salvadori programs:
For more information about this event or programs, visit the Salvadori Web Site.
SEAoNY’s Young Members Group will be coordinating other volunteer and outreach programs throughout the year. If you have ideas or would like to get involved, please email SEAoNYYM@gmail.com
13th Annual SEAoNY
Support a great cause while improving your handicap, getting some sun, and mingling with colleagues! Join us Monday, June 11th for a day on the links in support of the SEAoNY Education Foundation.
Proceeds from the golf outing provide scholarships for students who are chosen by that year's Honorary SEAoNY Member. This past year, scholarships were awarded to Colin McGrane and Lucas Schmotzer, who are both students at Manhattan College.
In addition, each year the Education Foundation provides a scholarship to a high school senior from the Urban Assembly School for Design and Construction to support them as they go on to represent our industry and become leaders in promoting our profession. Last year’s scholarship winners were Marcel Kapitan and Angel Sanchez.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Scramble Format (great for novice golfers)
Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
Dinner buffet, silent auction, awards, raffles
Click here for additional details and application
2018 Annual Boat Cruise and EiSE Awards Presentation
"Save the Date"
Join us aboard the Cloud Nine IV for the SEAoNY Annual Social Boat Cruise and Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Dinner on Monday, June 25, 2018!
June 25th, 2018
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Cloud 9 Boats
2430 FDR Drive
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