Structural Engineers Association of Oregon



The 2014 SEAO Snow Design Guide for Oregon


SEAO'S Snow Committee has completed the new version of the Snow Load Analysis for Oregon. It is now available for purchase from SEAO. Snow maps are no longer provded with the manual. We have developed an online tool that can be found at snowload.seao.org. Note, that we are still in the process of working with the State of Oregon Building Codes Division so that the online map tool will be an alternate method to the old maps. Unitl this process is complete, the old maps will still govern the design. Check with the local jurisdiction for your project to see what snow loads will be required. Keep an eye out here for additional news on code adoption!

News

  • The December newsletter is available to read here.

  • Sign up for the third NCSEA Winter Leadership Forum at www.ncsea.com, more detailed information here.
     
  • SEAO is proud to Co-Sponsor the 2014 EERI Technical Seminar Series : Performance Based Design – State of the Practice for Tall Buildings.  See here for more information from EERI and the brochure. As a member of the co-sponsoring organization you get a discounted rate of $295. To register go here.
     
  • The SEERPlan Manual has been added to the website, you can find it here.

  • Have you used the new ATC wind speed maps? Check out the Wind Committee page for more information.

  • Employment ads are available. If you are interested in advertising for an available position contact Jane.

  • Want to get some exposure for your company? Consider being a sponsor for an SEAO event.

SEAO YMF Education Outreach Needs Your Help!

Last year the YMF gave presentations on structural engineering to 34 classrooms reaching over 1,000 middle school and high school students In the Portland area. This year we want to go even bigger, but we need your help. Our goal this year is 1,500 students which means we need to find more schools and teachers to go visit. If you know of a middle school or high school teacher who is interested in having a couple of YMF members come to their class and give a short presentation about what structural engineering is and what we do and follow the presentation up with a fun activity let us know. Interested teachers should contact Seth Thomas at (setht@wrkengrs.com).

 

SEAO Membership

Members of SEAO receive a host of benefits. To learn more, click here or Join Today.

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SEAO is a volunteer professional organization whose primary purpose is education, providing a forum for structural engineers in Oregon to interact and improve their technical knowledge and professional skills. SEAO also works to educate the design community and the community at-large on structural engineering topics. More about SEAO >>

If you're not a member, but would like to be on SEAO's email list for upcoming events and educational opportunities, please send your contact information to jane@seao.org

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