Tech Program

For the 2011 Convention, the technical sessions have expanded to three tracks to accommodate over 45 presentations, with attendees able to receive up to 10 CEUs for these presentations (NCSEA Diamond Review Certified). The sessions blend perspectives from the latest research to best design practice on topics such as: Featured Las Vegas projects, structural steel buildings, concrete construction, sustainable design, protective systems, light-frame construction, ground motion topics, foundation design, soil-structure interaction, existing buildings, performance-based design, and more! If that is not enough, certain sessions are dedicated to topics related to current ATC projects, as well as Business Forum presentations. There is definitely something of interest for everyone.

Highlighting the technical sessions will be a keynote presentation of first-hand reports from the recent significant earthquakes in Chile, New Zealand, and Japan, intended to highlight lessons learned from these events that should be considered in the United States. A keynote panel will answer questions regarding how those recent events may impact structural engineering as we know it, including thoughts on earthquake preparedness, expected performance of new versus existing buildings, code-based versus performance-based design, risk mitigation, and resilient communities. Finally, Convention attendees can take a bus ride to and from the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip to attend an exclusive behind-the-curtain technical presentation about the engineering behind the Cirque du Soleil’s “O” Show.

At-A-Glance Technical Schedule

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NABIH YOUSSEF YOUNG ENGINEERS AWARDS
Call for Entries

SEAOC, in conjunction with Mr. Nabih Youssef, S.E., is proud to announce that once again we will be hosting the Young Engineers Awards at the 2011 SEAOC Convention. This year, nine (9) younger engineer members of SEAOC will be recognized and have the opportunity to present their winning poster boards at the Convention. All current members of SEAOC, age thirty-five (35) years or younger are invited to participate. For more information and the entry details, click on the following link to download the Call for Entries. Deadline for entries is August 15, 2011.