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SEI Roanoke Chapter Update

Monday, August 10, 2015

The SEI Roanoke Chapter held its Inaugural Meeting on May 29, 2015 with about 25 structural engineering professionals from across Southwest Virginia and nearby Virginia Tech in attendance. The chapter presented a webinar on Antiquated Structural Systems which was sponsored by the SEI Futures Fund. 

The Roanoke Chapter has also elected officers for the 2015-2016 term:
            Chair - Patrick Williams, PE, SE
            Vice Chair - Brad Townsend, PE
            Secretary - Ryan McCarren, PE
            Treasurer - Lindsey Bertholf, PE

The chapter has a number of upcoming events:

  • August 28 - Hard hat tour of a local construction project. New athletic facility and education buildings for Roanoke College.
  • September 9 - Continuing Education presentation on HILTI - Anchoring Principles and Design.
  • September (day TBD) - Hard hat tour of another local construction project in which an apartment building is being constructed in downtown Roanoke.
  • Ongoing dates starting in September - Happy hour networking with the local AIA Chapter which is being called "Beer in-Design". Additionally, we plan to partner with the local AIA Chapter in organizing a Lego Kidstruction event. The SEI/AIA Partnership is beginning to show a lot of promise in providing solid outreach opportunities.

Contact chapter chair Patrick Williams to learn more and join.