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
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
Nominations for special awards are due March 25.
Award entries must be received in the SEAOI office by
Read the Call for Entries for complete eligibility information and
submission instructions. Download the
Entry Form here.
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.
Please read the full
Scholarship Information for eligibility requirements and other details.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.