Structural Engineers Association of New York
SEAoNY Resilience Committee Presents:
Resilience Through Fire Engineering
DATE: June 6, 2023
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
This panel will focus on recent advances in fire engineering and strategies to achieve fire resilience in buildings and communities. The panelists will discuss different aspects of fire protection engineering and fire life safety, performance-based structural design for fire, and wildfires that impact wildland-urban interface communities. This event is part of a series of resilience-focused panel events hosted by the SEAoNY Resilience Committee.
SEAoNY Student Members – Free
SEAoNY Members - Free
Non-Members Students – $5
Non-Member - $15
*Members must log in to their SEAoNY accounts to receive membership discount on registration. (Inquire about free student membership at firstname.lastname@example.org)
1 PDH Pending
David Jacoby is a Principal and Division Head of the Fire Engineering Division for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. David has more than 25 years of experience in fire protection engineering and is a licensed professional engineer and LEED AP. He has worked on a broad range of projects from historic preservation/adaptive reuse to campus/city planning. His work also includes large assembly occupancies, stadiums, arenas, convention centers, mixed-use high-rise facilities, airports, hospitals, federal courthouses, office buildings, casinos, and residential facilities. He is a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and a member National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). David is involved with various committees in the fire industry, including the New York City Department of Buildings – NYC Build Code Committees – Use, Occupancy and Construction committee and a previous member of the Fire Protection Committee; and is a principal member of the Fundamentals Committee of NFPA 101/NFPA 5000. He is a Past President of the NYC Metro Chapter of SFPE.
Ali AshrafiPrincipal, Thornton Tomasetti
Dr. Ali Ashrafi received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University and is currently a Principal at Thornton Tomasetti. He is a member and a past vice-chair of the ASCE Fire Protection Committee, a member of ASCE Dynamics committee, and a member of the New York ACEC Metro Region Fire Codes Committee. Ali has broad experience with performance-based design, including performance-based structural fire engineering, seismic design, and wind design. Ali also has extensive experience investigation damages to buildings, including as a result of fires. Ali’s work includes looking at emerging topics in fire safety such as fire safety of mass timber construction, electric vehicles, and energy storage in urban environments, as well as wildfire resilience. Dr. Ashrafi is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, having taught both Structural Fire Engineering and Earthquake and Wind Engineering.
Alexander MaranghidesWildland Urban Interface Fire Group / National Institute of Standards and Technology
Mr. Maranghides has worked for 7 years at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), on the Navy's Halon Replacement Program. Between 1995 and 2000, Mr. Maranghides was the Test Director for NRL Real Scale Halon Replacement Test Program. After joining NIST, Mr. Maranghides run the NIST Large Fire Laboratory for seven years where he was responsible for the design and execution of hundreds of large-scale experiments. In the past twenty years, Mr. Maranghides has focused his research on the national Wildland Interface (WUI) Fire problem. He has spent years in the field collecting, analyzing and documenting WUI fires and had led all four NIST WUI Fire reconstructions. His WUI findings have impacted national and regional standards.
Mr. Maranghides is a member of the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Group in the NIST Fire Research Division and for many years has been a leader in WUI fire reconnaissance, reconstruction, and related research. He is currently leading the NIST Investigation of the California Camp Fire, the Structure Separation Experiments cross-agency research project, and was the lead author of the recently released Hazard Mitigation Methodology. He is a voting member of the CA WUI Building Code and NFPA 1140. Mr. Maranghides provides technical input to multiple Federal and State agencies and NGOs on WUI fire science and technology implementation in the US and overseas.
Registration closes at 9:00 AM, June 6, 2023
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SEAoNY Sustainable Design Committee
in partnership with the
Urban Green Council
NY City Next: Trends for a Changing City
June 8, 2023
1:00 PM- 5:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square S.
New York, NY 10012
Getting to net zero, housing conversions, and resilient
To reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, New York City will continue to undergo some pretty big changes. And as buildings are responsible for more than two-thirds of the city’s emissions, the majority of those changes will occur in the places where we live, work and gather. But what can we expect these changes to be? How will buildings in 2050 look different from today? Who will do the work? And how does it all fit into the larger scope of the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to bring emissions to net zero by 2050?
In our 2023 conference, NYC Next: Trends for a Changing City, we’re bringing together experts to explain three key trends that will shape the city: getting to net zero, converting offices to apartments, and centering resiliency in NYC’s buildings of the future. We’ll talk to the individuals who have an inside look at these trends and are doing the work to make NYC’s climate targets a reality.
3.5 PDHs available
For additional information and to register click here.
Discounted Registration for SEAoNY Members SEAoNY Members will receive $10 off the non-member conference registration fee of $75. Email email@example.com to receive the discount code.
Check-in will open at 12:30 p.m. on June 8. The conference will begin promptly at 1 PM.
18th Annual SEAoNY
Monday June 12th, 2023
Mahopac Golf Club
Support a great cause while improving your handicap, getting some sun, and mingling with colleagues! Join us Monday, June 12th 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 Kyril Yurchuk and Seyed Karimi.
The Education Foundation also provides scholarships to high school seniors 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 Isaiah Warrington and Alex Dominguez.
If you are unable to join but would like to make a donation to help the Education Foundation award scholarships please consider donating here.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Scramble Format (great for novice golfers)
Registration - 9:00 am
Brunch - 9:00 am
Shotgun Start - 11:00 am
Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres - 4:00 pm
Dinner buffet, silent auction, awards, raffles - 5:00 pm
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SEAoNY Upstate Chapter and
Sustainable Design Committee Present:
Limestone Cement and Greener Concrete
DATE: June 14, 2023
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This course will be covering basic sustainable design principles for the built environment, lower embodied carbon concrete policy landscape, portland limestone cement history, properties, manufacturing differences comparing with OPC (ASTM C150 Ordinary Portland Cement). In the end, we will covering the process to design low carbon concrete and the importance of performance based specification.
SEAoNY Student Members – Free
SEAoNY Members - Free
Non-Members Students – $20
Non-Member - $20
1 PDH Pending
Claire (Qiwei) Nowasell
Sustainability & Technical Service EngineerHeidelberg Materials
Claire (Qiwei) Nowasell, Sustainability & Technical Service Engineer for Heidelberg Materials, covering the area of New England & NYS. She is a member of ACI Committees 225, 306, 710. She received her B.S in Material and Science and Engineering from Qingdao University of Technology, China; M.S and Ph.D in Civil Engineering from University of Missouri in Kansas City. Her research interests includes SCMs, low embodied carbon cementitious system.
Registration ends 9:00 am, June 14, 2023
This Event is POSTPONED
New Date TBD
SEAoNY YMG Book Club Presents:
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Join us for a book club discussion of "Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In" by Robert Fisher and William Ury. This book provides a step by step strategy to arrive at mutually acceptable agreements in conflict situations. The book strives to provide the read a streamline approach to negotiating disputes without being taken advantage of. It is available in hardcover, large print, ebook, and audiobook formats at many bookstores and libraries. Additional information about the book can be found here.
This will be a friendly conversation, not a debate or a book report! We look forward to a lively discussion about what you liked, what you learned, and even what you disagreed with. Whether you read it cover to cover, skim it, or only get part way, we still encourage you to join us to share your thoughts and hear from others. Don't forget to spread the word to your coworkers and colleagues, these discussions always benefit from more perspectives!
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Location: Bryant Park, New York, NY 10018
(In the event of rain, please meet at One Bryant Park.)
Pre-registration is required for this event. Limited to 20 registrants
Kindly contact seaonyYM@gmail.com if you have any questions. This is the second of a series of book club, so if you would like to participate in the future but cannot attend this session, please contact us to let us know that you are interested.
Registration Fees:SEAoNY Student Member: Free
SEAoNY Member: Free
Student Non-Members - $5
Non-Member Professional - $5
Registration closes 12:00 pm June 20, 2023
SEAoNY YMG Presents
NCSEA YMG Trivia Night
June 21. 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
120 Broadway, 15th floor
New York, NY 10271
Join SEAoNY for the NCSEA Trivia Night on Wednesday, June 21st! NCSEA will be hosting a virtual trivia event to connect and compete against with YMG chapters across the country for the YMG chapter trivia crown. Members of the Seaony chapter may also be assembled into separate "New York" teams for "New York Trivia Champion" bragging rights! depending on registration numbers. Pre-registration is required for this event.
Pre-registration is required for this event.
Please strive to arrive 15-20 minutes before 6 pm so we can sign you up for teams.
Registration Fees: SEAoNY Student Member: Free
Student Non-Member: $5SEAoNY Member: $10
Non-Member Professional: $20
Registration closes 12:00 pm June 19, 2023
2023 Annual Boat Cruise &
Structural Engineering Excellence Awards
(formerly the EiSE Awards)
Monday, June 26, 2023
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
NY Skyport Marinaturn on to access road at 23rd St - Look for Cloud 9 Boats
Join us aboard the Cloud Nine IV for the SEAoNY Annual Social Boat Cruise and
Structural Engineering Excellence (SEE) Awards Dinner.
SEAoNY Members - $100
Non-Members - $150
Boarding: 6:30 PM
Departing: 7:00 PM
Dock Location: NY Skyport Marina 2430 FDR Drive, New York, NY 10010
turn on to access road at 23rd St - Look for Cloud 9 BoatsArrive EARLY – boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. boat departs at 7:00 p.m. sharp!
Returning to dock: 10:00
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