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David J. Odeh, PE, SECB is vice president and principal at Odeh Engineers, Inc. In this position, he is responsible for a wide variety of building structural design projects. His recent work includes a new 21-story Residence Hall for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA; the structural restoration of the 1681 Old Ship Meeting House in Hingham, MA (among the oldest existing wood frame churches in North America); and a new large scale fire test center for Factory Mutual Research in West Glocester, RI. Since 2001, David has also been on the adjunct faculty of the Brown University School of Engineering, and regularly speaks at professional conferences. He has published articles in Structure Magazine (2006), ASCE Natural Hazards Review (2002), and conference proceedings from the SEI Structures Congress (2005). He recently edited and contributed to a white paper on Building Information Modeling published by CASE (2011) David has served as the co-chair of the ASCE-SEI Building Information Modeling Committee since 2009, and has served on the SEI Business and Professional Activities Division Executive Committee since 2010. In 2012 he was elected to the SEI Board of Governors. He also serves on the Existing Buildings/Structural Retrofit Subcommittee of NCSEA’s Code Advisory Committee. David was a founding board member and former president of the Structural Engineers Association of Rhode Island. David received a BS in Civil Engineering from Brown University (1992) and an MS in Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials from the University of California at Berkeley (1993).
SEI Fellow Since 2013