April 16, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Bridge Symposium, which provides a forum for engineers to share analysis, design, and construction information from recent projects with unique and/or distinguishing characteristics.  Attendance typically represents a diverse cross-section of all aspects of the profession, including: design, construction management, material suppliers, academia, general contracting, and owners’ representatives.  

Technical Program

The Symposium is comprised of a single day-long session including continental breakfast, refreshments, and luncheon.

The Symposium will include:

  • 11 presentations (25-minutes presentation plus 5-minutes Q&A)
  • 2 Pearl Sessions (5 minutes presentations), and
  • 1 Keynote presentation

Attendees receive 7 PDHs/CEs hours of continuing education credit for the Symposium.

Call for Abstracts

Individuals wishing to present at the Symposium are invited to submit an Abstract on any general-interest subject related to the analysis, design, construction, materials, or inspection of bridge projects.  

The abstract should not exceed 500 words, and authors may submit more than one abstract.  You may submit an abstract for a full 25-minute presentation and/or a short 5-minutes presentation (for the Pearl Session).

Click here to complete the Abstract Submission Form

Abstract Review Criteria

  1. Clarity: the concept and expression should be comprehensible
  2. Approach: including definition of the problem, hypothesis, methodology, application, results, and analysis
  3. Practice of Structural Engineering: should bridge the gap between theory, challenges and solution
  4. Originality: should report preliminary or novel results

Technical Presentations

Corresponding presenters will be notified of acceptance by the organizing committee.  Additional details will be provided following acceptance.  SEAOI reserves the right to reproduce information submitted as part of any symposium presentation.


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Chicago, IL

Registration Information

Early Bird Pricing is $285 for members and $360 for non-members until March 16, 2020 at 11:59pm. After that, prices will be $385 for members and $460 for non non-members.
Students registration is $100

Group Discount: for companies sending 5+ people, $50 off each registration fee; not available retroactively; must be applied on same order. Contact office@SEAOI.org for discount code.

The Symposium registration fee will be waived for presenting authors of a full presentation (not the Pearl session)

Exhibitor Opportunities

Limited Exhibitor Opportunities are available at $825 per space.  Exhibitors will receive recognition in the program, one admission to the Symposium, and access to participants during breakfast, lunch and breaks during the day.  For more information or to reserve your space online, please visit this page.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are four different levels of corporate sponsorship.  The following are the costs and respective benefits for each of the four levels.

Platinum: $1,000 – Recognition in program, display of poster exhibit at event, and recognition for sponsoring lunch. 

Gold: $850 – Recognition in program, display of poster exhibit at event, and recognition during the technical session for sponsoring one of the following: Continental Breakfast, Morning Break or Afternoon Break

Silver: $600 – Recognition in program and display of poster exhibit at event

Bronze: $350 – Recognition in program

Companies interested in sponsoring this event are invited to register here.

Organizing Committee

Soliman Khudeira, PhD, SE, PE (Committee Chair) - Chicago DOT
Salvatore Di Bernardo, SE, PE - Ciorba Group, Inc.
Maen Farhat, PhD – LOCHNER
Phillip D. Frey, SE, PE - T.Y. Lin International
Moussa A. Issa, PhD, SE, PE - HBM Engineering Group
Lawrence L. Kirchner, SE, PE – TranSystems
Sam Mittal, PE, SE - Horner & Shifrin, Inc.
Majid Mobasseri, PhD, SE, PE – CBBEL
Olufemi Oladeinde, SE, PE, SDIENGR Corp.
Tony Shkurti, PhD, SE, PE – HNTB Corporation
Chris Stine, SE, PE - AECOM
Brian Umbright, SE, PE – EXP
Stephanie Crain (Executive Director) – SEAOI




Mohammed Zagloul ( Kapur & Associates )