2018 Annual Awards Banquet - A Great Success!
This year's awards banquet was a great evening celebrating structural engineering. Everyone had a wonderful time touring Saturday Night Live: The Experience, and the Museum of Broadcast Communications was an excellent venue for the awards presentations.
Congratulations to all of the 2018 project award winners. We're already looking forward to next year's competition!
Click this link to see photos from the banquet! (Photo credits: Andrew Breen)
Click here to see the Terry McDonnell's introduction. He did a great job incorporating Saturday Night Live into the opening of a fun and successful evening.
The SEAOI Awards Banquet is the highlight of our program year, as SEAOI members, colleagues, spouses, and friends gather to celebrate the profession of structural engineering. The 2018 Banquet will be held at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in the Saturday Night Live: The Experience exhibit.
We will announce the winners of the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, and honor individuals with the SEAOI Special Awards:
John F. Parmer Award recipient Kenneth D. Price, PE, SE, PEng. Vice President – Manager Complex Bridge Group for WSP
SEAOI Service Award recipient Lawrence C. Novak, SE, SECB, F.ACI, F.SEI, CERT, LEED AP Senior Director of Structural Engineering & Codes for Portland Cement Association
Outstanding Young Engineer Award recipient Jovica Grbić, SE Senior Project Engineer for Wight & Company
Location and Parking
Museum of Broadcast Communications
360 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Parking is available at LAZ Parking at 401 North State Street (AMA Plaza Garage), diagonal from the museum. Look for the Hertz sign.
Prepaid parking discount of $9 for 6 hours - must be paid in advance using this link and entering promo code SNL.
Public Transportation: CTA bus routes 29, 36, and 62 all stop at the front door of the MBC. From the CTA Red Line station at Grand, walk south on State Street for three blocks. From the station at State & Lake, walk north on State Street for one block, cross the river, and MBC will be on the left before you reach Kinzie Street
Photo credit for images: Premier Exhibitions
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Saturday Night Live: The Experience
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Dinner and Awards Presentations
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Mingling and private access to museum
2018 Banquet Menu
Arugula and Grilled Peach Salad
Arugula and Bibb Lettuce and Mixed Greens, Grilled Peaches, Fresh Raspberries, Whipped Ricotta
Cinnamon Braised Short Ribs
Topped with Fresh Parsley with Potato Dauphinoise and Grilled Seasonal Vegetables
Chicken Saltimbocca Medallions
Filled with Prosciutto and Sage with a Honey-Sage Dijon Sauce Glaze with Potato Dauphinoise and Grilled Seasonal Vegetables
Puff Pastry Pinwheels (Vegetarian option)
Spinach, Goat Cheese, Zucchini, Red Pepper and Squash Balsamic Cream Sauce on a Bed of Fried Basil
White Chocolate Strawberry Tart
Fresh Fruit Plates (Dairy Free/Gluten Free/Vegan option)
Reservations are $150 per person, $1500 for a table of 10. SOLD OUT!
The Annual Awards Banquet is made possible by the generous support of sponsoring companies. There are three levels of sponsorship available: Gold ($1,000), Silver ($600), and Bronze ($300). All levels of sponsorship receive recognition in the program, on the SEAOI website, and in the Bulletin. Click here to become a sponsor!