March 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to July 29, 2021 - 2:00pm

Do you have an interesting project you recently worked on, or have you come up with a creative solution you would like to share with a nation-wide audience? We invite you to submit an abstract for the 2021 SEAOI/NCSEA Bridge Symposium!  This event provides a forum for engineers from across the country to share analysis, design, and construction information from recent projects with unique and/or distinguishing characteristics. 

This will be a virtual event, held from 12 - 2 pm CT on Thursdays in July (July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th). We have speaking slots of 25 minutes for more complex presentations or 8 minutes for quick overviews.

Abstract Details

The abstract submission form must be completed in full and returned by March 19, 2021

Abstract Review Criteria
1. Clarity: the thought, expression, and concept should be comprehensible.
2. Approach: including the 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
5. Learning Objectives

Speakers will be notified of abstract acceptance before April 24, 2021

Speakers will be provided with required guidelines after acceptance of the abstract.  All speakers receive free registration to the event. 

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 8-minutes presentation (for the Pearl Session).

Click here to complete the Abstract Submission Form

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor Benefits – Platinum - $1,200 (eight six available)
 
  • National exposure through sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on the event page of NCSEA’s website 
  • Illinois exposure through sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Platinum Sponsor in SEAOI’s marketing efforts (email blasts, Tuesday Update, SEAOI website, etc.) to over 2,400 structural engineers and members of the built world
  • Two minutes of speaking time during one of the presentation days
          o Up to three sponsor-specific slides
  • Sponsor logo and recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on all Welcome and Thank You slides 
  • Dedicated email blast to SEAOI audience (date TBD by both parties)
  • Two SEAOI Tuesday Update Ads (date TBD by both parties)

Sponsor Benefits – Gold -- $900

  • National exposure through sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Gold Sponsor on the event page of NCSEA’s website 
  • Illinois exposure through sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Gold Sponsor in SEAOI’s marketing efforts (email blasts, Tuesday Update, SEAOI website, etc.) to over 2,400 structural engineers and members of the built world
  • Sponsor logo and recognition as a Gold Sponsor on all Welcome and Thank You slides 
  • Two SEAOI Tuesday Update Ads (date TBD by both parties)

Sponsor Benefits – Silver -- $700

  • National exposure through sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Silver Sponsor on the event page of NCSEA’s website 
  • Illinois exposure through sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Silver Sponsor in SEAOI’s marketing efforts (email blasts, Tuesday Update, SEAOI website, etc.) to over 2,400 structural engineers and members of the built world
  • Sponsor logo and recognition as a Silver Sponsor on all Welcome and Thank You slides 
  • One SEAOI Tuesday Update Ad (date TBD by both parties)

Sponsor Benefits – Bronze -- $400

  • National exposure through sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on the event page of NCSEA’s website 
  • Illinois exposure through sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Bronze Sponsor in SEAOI’s marketing efforts (email blasts, Tuesday Update, SEAOI website, etc.) to over 2,400 structural engineers and members of the built world
  • Sponsor logo and recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on all Welcome and Thank You slides

Organizing Committee

Moussa Issa, HBM Engineering - Co-Chair
Mary Lou Kutska, The Ciorba Group - Co-Chair
Phil Frey, T.Y. Lin International Group
Will Colletti, TranSystems
Soliman Khudeira, City of Chicago
Majid Mobasseri, CBBEL 
Tony Shkurti, HNTB
Chris Stine, AECOM
Maen Farhat, LOCHNER
Olufemi Oladeinde, SDI Engineering Corp.
Sam Mittal
Faezehossadat Khademi, CN
Brian Umbright, EXP
Johann Aakre, M. Baker International
Mark Bendock, benesch

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Participants

Mark Bendok ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
Jennifer Pazdon ( Cast Connex )