10.27.14 - 04.02.15
  SEAOI Refresher Course
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   SEF Spring Lecture
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  12th Annual Midwest Bridge Symposium
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  Design of Low-Rise Reinforced
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  May Dinner Meeting - Finalist Presentations
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  Investigations, Failures and Repairs
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  Women's Networking Event
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2015 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards
Call for Entries

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois announces its Call for Entries in the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Program for 2015, the thirty-sixth annual awards event conducted by the association.

Thanks to the generosity of SEAOI past-President Bill Lavicka and his wife Alys, SEAOI is proud to offer the Lavicka Award, which is named in their honor. Projects in this category are those costing below $1 million. The entry fee for projects in this category will be waived. With this award category, SEAOI looks to promote smaller projects which represent outstanding structural design.

Nominations for special awards are due March 25.

Award entries must be received in the SEAOI office by April 8.

Read the Call for Entries for complete eligibility information and submission instructions. Download the Entry Form here.

SEF Scholarships for 2015-2016 Academic Year

The Structural Engineers Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. These merit-based awards of $2000 each are awarded in up to four categories.
  • Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship
  • Graduate Engineering Scholarship
  • Max Zar Scholarship, awarded to a student enrolled in an engineering program in the state of Illinois
  • Rubinos-Mesia Scholarship, awards to an engineering student of Hispanic descent
Please read the full Scholarship Information for eligibility requirements and other details.

Download the Application Form, and submit the completed application to the SEAOI office by April 30, 2015.

Applicants should contact the SEAOI office with questions about the process.

SEAOI 50th Anniversary

Fifty Significant Structures in Fifty Years
SEAOI is asking the design community to nominate significant projects designed by SEAOI members over the last 50 years. Projects can be new construction or structural renovations. Buildings, bridges, industrial and special structures are all eligible. The project need not be located in Illinois, or even the US, but the Structural Engineer must be/have been an SEAOI member.

Nominations are now closed. All submissions will be reviewed and fifty projects will be selected. The list of selected projects will be announced in mid-2015.

Dinner Meetings

In honor of the 50th anniversary of SEAOI, the Dinner Meeting topics for 2014-2015 will be dedicated to a significant project from each decade of SEAOI's history.

In October, the presentation covered the history and restoration of Marina City (1960s). The Clark Bridge in Alton, IL (1990s) was the focus of the December meeting. January's presentation was on the Adaptive Re-Use of Solider Field (2000s). 

The February meeting featured the John Hancock building (1970s). The series concludes in March with a presentation on innovative structures of the 1980s, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, 900 N. Michigan, and 100 N. Riverside.

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SEAOI Course Manuals Available

The course books from SEAOI seminars and technical courses are available for purchase for $75 each. These manuals are a great resource for those who were unable to attend a class in person or via the web. The full list of SEAOI course books is available here. You can order a book online, or email office@seaoi.org or call 312-726-4165 x 200.



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