Structural Engineering Institute

  • The mission of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) is to advance and serve the structural engineering profession.

  • As an institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, SEI serves you through every stage of your career.

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    Vision for the Future of Structural Engineering

    What will the structural engineering profession be like in the future? What will the qualifications of structural engineers include? The SEI Board of Governors explored these questions since 2011. Now we want to hear from you.

    About SEI 

    Established in 1996, SEI advances our members' careers, stimulates technological advancement, and improves professional practice. SEI drives the practical application of cutting edge research by improving coordination and understanding between academia and practicing engineers. 

    SEI is led by the SEI Board of Governors and governed by the  SEI Bylaws. The Board of Governors is responsible for achieving the SEI Vision as detailed in the SEI Annual Report 2014.

    Board of Governors

    • Donald Dusenberry, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE; President 
    • Sam Rihani, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE; Past President 
    • David Odeh, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE; Vice President, BPAD Representative 
    • Steve Szoke, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE; Treasurer, CSAD Representative 
    • Laura Champion, P.E., M.ASCE; Secretary 
    • John L. Carrato, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE; ASCE Representative 
    • David W. Cocke, S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE; BPAD Representative 
    • Donna Friis, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE; LAD Representative 
    • Andrew W. Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, Pres.12.ASCE; TAD Representative 
    • Cheng Lok Caleb Hing, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE; LAD Representative  
    • Dennis Mertz, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE; TAD Representative 
    • Chris Poland, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE; CSAD Representative

    SEI Staff

    • Laura Champion, P.E., SEI Director, 703-295-6426
    • Jennifer Goupil, P.E., 703-295-6102
      Codes and Standards Division committees
    • Debbie Smith, 703-295-6095  
      Structures Congress, SEI Specialty conferences
    • Suzanne Fisher, 703-295- 6195  
      SEI Board of Governors and Board level committees, Business and Professional Activities, Local Activities, Operations
    • Susan Reid, 703-295-6299  
      SEI Update, SEI Website, Structure magazine, Technical Activities Division committees 
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    Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress 2016
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    February 14-17, 2016        

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