August 4, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Have questions about the structural integrity of high rises and historical buildings in Chicago? We've invited an expert panel of structural engineers and REALTORS® to provide insider information, address frequently asked questions, and identify the questions professionals should keep top of mind.

The overarching theme for this event will be safe residential structures. We will highlight what SEs do and how their experience and education protect the public while showing REALTORS®  how they can share this information and knowledge with their clients. This information will also be applicable to the general public, property managers, and high-rise dwellers. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Property Management professionals
  • Condominium Board members
  • Construction professionals
  • Homeowners

There will be a live Q&A at the end of the webinar. Don't miss this opportunity to increase your knowledge and awareness about structural integrity!

No Credit Hours will be given.


Because this is such an important issue, registration is FREE for everyone! You must register to receive a link to this webinar.

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Meet the Panel

Tommy Choi, Co-Founder Weinberg Choi Residential

Tommy Choi co-founded the Weinberg Choi Residential team in 2007 with his business partner Josh Weinberg. They celebrated the opening of their own Keller Williams brokerage in January of 2017. The Weinberg Choi Residential team has sold over 1,100 properties and over $600 million dollars in sales volume. They are consistently ranked in the top 10 real estate teams in Chicago, which puts them in the Top 1% of Chicago Association of Realtors' top producers. Tommy also served as the 135th president of the Chicago Association of Realtors® and the first Korean-American president in the association's 135-year history. He also serves as an active member of the Illinois Realtors, the 2021 Vice President of Association Affairs for the National Association of Realtors, in 2020 received Realtor of the Year by the Chicago Association of Realtors and was recognized in the 2020 class of Crain’s Chicago 40 under 40.

Derek Boeldt, SE, SEAOI President

Derek is the current President of SEAOI. Derek works at the Chicago Transit Authority as Deputy Chief Engineer in the Infrastructure division and oversees the Civil, Track, and Structural Engineering groups as well as CTA’s role in CDOT’s Office of Underground Construction permitting process and other design and construction projects that may impact CTA’s infrastructure.  He is a licensed Structural Engineer and Professional Engineer in Illinois and a graduate of Michigan Technological University.  Prior to working at CTA, he worked as a consulting engineer in Dallas, Chicago, Madison, WI, Midland, TX, and back to Chicago again where he’s found a home at CTA for the past ten years.

Michelle Ryland, SE, Klein & Hoffman

Michelle is an Associate V with Klein & Hoffman and currently serves on the Board of Directors for SEAOI and chairs the PR/Outreach and Structures Symposium Committees. She has been with Klein & Hoffman for 10 years and has experience in the repair, restoration, and adaptive reuse of vintage steel, concrete, timber, and masonry buildings in the Chicagoland area. Michelle received her BS in Architectural Studies and M. Architecture (Structures Option) from the University of Illinois at Urbana and is a licensed Structural Engineer and Architect in Illinois.  



Brendan Ward ( Keller Williams ONEChicago )
Gary Powell
Roz Dupiton ( Keller Williams ONEChicago )
Muriel Carter ( Century 21 SGR., INC. )
Kok Keng Goh
Brian Boysen ( Burns & McDonnell )
Jie Yang ( Jacobs Engineering )
Nancy Gaspadarek ( At Properties )
Beth Uhen ( dream town )
Patrick Dodd ( Compass )
Roz Dupiton ( Keller Williams ONEChicago )
Jared Goltz ( Coldwell Banker Realty )
Peter Ivanovich ( HBK Engineering, LLC )
Kara Boeldt ( Keller Williams ONEChicago )
lauren herskovic ( Compass )
Terrence Lindsay ( Lindsay & Associates, Inc. )
Sophie Hui Liu ( ESCA Consultants, Inc. )
Loria Hamilton-Field ( Compass )
Andrew Mendelson ( Berkley Design Professional )
Scott Nacheman ( Envista Forensics )
David Lykins ( SSOE Group )
Richard Pierce ( Richard C Pierce & Associates, LLC )
Brian Quinn ( SE Solutions, LLC )
James Barrett ( 20/10 Engineering Group, LLC )
Brian Frickenstein
Sophia Hoang ( HNTB )
Aphrodite Angelakos ( a1a Design Group Corporation )
Michael Haynie ( EXP )
James Anderson ( Becht Engineering BT )
Derek Skolnik ( Kinemetrics, Inc. )
Matthew Parkolap ( M2 Engineering LLC )
Abby Spurlin ( Compass )
Sarah Ware ( Ware Realty Group )
Loreal Urso ( d'aprile properties )
Kevin OBrien ( Baird & Warner )
John Wynn ( StarRealty & Management LLC )
pedro castaneda ( Coldwell banker )
Adela Szpira-Stopka ( @properties )
Abbas Aminmansour ( University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign )
Christine Luri ( Atproperies )
Faraz Tariq ( Chicagoland Brokers )
Yelena Straight ( USG Corporation Research Center )
Michael Saladino ( Keller Williams ONEChicago )
Katherine Himmel
robin saichek ( Coldwell Banker Realty )
Michelle Liffick ( Jameson Sotheby's Int'l Realty )
James Middleton ( BHHS Chicago )
Christina Riordan ( Gold Coast Realty Chicago )
Jennifer Traut-Todaro ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
Kevin Kuntz ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )
Jennifer Pazdon ( CAST CONNEX Corporation )
Sera Sousley ( Keller Williams OneChicago )
Pete Sarich ( Stanley Consultants )
Jorge Medina ( Burns and McDonnell )
John McLean ( Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger )
Rachel Jackson ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
Aparna Bapu ( Aparna Bapu Consulting, LLC )
M. Basar Civelek ( Atlas Engineering Group LTD. )
Justin M Heine ( Wolf Point Engineers )
Joseph Dardis ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
Michael Tylk ( TGRWA, LLC )
Andrew Mattson ( David Mason + Associates )
Jake Peterson ( RCL Engineering Group )
Michelle Gillette-Murphy ( MWRD )
Sheila Dantzler ( Jameson Sotheby's International Realty )
TiGi Nii ( Redfin )
Mariano Bustos ( Spancrete )
Kyle Hannel ( Klinger & Associates, P.C. )
Gwen Evans ( Kellermeyer Godfryt Hart )
Steven Franckowiak ( Forefront Structural Engineers )
Emily Larson ( Burns & McDonnell )
Donald Hamlin ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
Deanous Reid ( F. J. Williams Realty LLC )
Mike Parish ( B & W )
Evelyn Fred ( EF Real Estate Group - Baird & Warner )
Carl Peterson ( Retired )
Jason Krohn
Peter Tarara ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Nichole Mueller ( Mueller & Associates, LLC )
Robert B. Johnson
Michael Grant ( David Mason + Associates )
John Miller ( Nayyar & Nayyar, International, Inc. )
Angelina Stasulis ( Davis & Church, LLC )
Kim Clawson ( WJE: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
John Grendzinski ( Landmark Structures )
Harold Wiese
Donald Meinheit ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Jorge Medina ( Burns and McDonnell )
Joel Smit
Marcus Woods ( Three Pillar Structural Engineering Group )
Kevin Moore ( Simpson Gumpertz & Heger )
Saad Binsefran ( Maurer-Stutz, Inc. )
Matthew Aquino ( Wight & Company )
Emily Guglielmo
Jared D'Amico ( K2N Crest )
Sudarshan Krishnan ( University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign )
Steve Elver ( GEI Consultants, Inc. )
Alex Stern ( WSP USA )
Daniel Lally ( M2 Engineering )
Hershel Bhat ( Forefront Structural Engineer )
Tom Suarez ( EPSTEIN )
Michael Schmidt ( Spancrete )
Shayne Manning ( THP Limited Inc. )
Ronald Bert Johnson ( Johnson Engineering Systems )
Kathryn Eckhoff ( Thornton Tomasetti )
Joshua Schmitz ( Frontenac Engineering Group, Inc. )
Michael Wiscons ( Building Technology Consultants, Inc. )
Waheed Mohammed ( Quigg Engineering, Inc. )
Prateek Sangal ( Leidos Engineering LLC )
Moshe Cohen ( Kaskaskia Engineering Group )
William McDevitt ( Buro Happold )
Jie Yang ( Jacobs Engineering )
Christopher Bove ( exp US Services )