Volume 2 Number 2 (Fall 2018)

Volume 2 Number 1 (Spring 2018)

Volume 1 Number 2 (Fall 2017)

Volume 1 Number 1 (Spring 2017)


SEI SF Board of Directors

Phoebe Cheng, Chair

Vladimir Calugaru, Vice Chair

Edward J. Thometz, Past Chair

Anna (Teplitskaya) Vongsing, Secretary

Brian Kehoe, Technical Director

Shanshan Wang, Technical Director

Francisco Medina, Technical Director

Mark Bird, Treasurer

Amin Ghafooripour, Outreach Director

Jeffrey S. Falero, Historian

* Vacant Board Positions *

Marketing Director

Inter-Organization Director



Upcoming Events
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April 17, 2019 What Caused the FIU Pedestrian Walkway to Collapse?  Find out at the co-hosted event between the ASCE Golden Gate Branch and the Western Construction Consultants Association
April 18, 2019 SEI Happy Hour + Board Meeting (see below)
April 18-20, 2019 ASCE Mid-Pac Conference at San Jose State University (Volunteers Needed)
April 24-27, 2019 Structures Congress
May 16, 2019 Technical Presentation: TBD
August 14-16, 2019 5th International Orthotropic Bridge Conference

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SEI Happy Hour + Board Meeting

Join us for a happy board meeting hour on Thursday, April 18. Whether you are interested in joining the board of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE or just need a beer or sangria in good company of other structural engineers – this is the event for you. Speaking of the board – several positions are currently open, including Marketing Director, Inter-Organizational Director, and Webmaster.

Come celebrate the beautiful spring weather with your fellow Bay Area structural engineers.
Hope to see you there. Cheers!

When: Thursday, April 18, 6-8pm

What: Happy Hour 6-7pm followed by Board Meeting 7-8pm

Where: Obelisco Restaurant, 3411 E 12th St #110 in Oakland (Fruitvale BART Station)

RSVP on the Facebook event page.

The Premier Event for Orthotropic Bridge Collaboration

Continuing as a joint collaboration between Industry and Academia, the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), San Francisco Chapter is privileged to host the 5OBC in partnership with Santa Clara University and the Capital Branch of the ASCE Sacramento Section.

The 5OBC encompasses the interests of bridge owners, contractors, designers, researchers, maintenance personnel, and vendors involved with orthotropic bridges. Building upon previous orthotropic bridge conferences, we have added new topics to the 5OBC, including Orthotropic System for Non-Bridge Structures (e.g. Marine, Offshore, Terrestrial or Extraterrestrial structures) and Use of Orthotropic Concept for Non-Steel Materials (e.g. Aluminum, Carbon fiber, etc.).

Please visit the conference website ( for detailed information on Abstract Submissions, Program Schedule, and Registration information.

To subscribe to our 5OBC email list and receive conference program updates and other conference information, please subscribe here.

The Premier Event for Structural Engineering

Join us at Structures Congress 2019 in Orlando, Florida, April 24–27 to be inspired, connect with leaders in the profession, learn from the experts, and earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Stay and experience all Orlando has to offer – it’s not just theme parks!

Register Today

Reasons to Attend:

  1. Learn from the experts, including those that develop ASCE/SEI Standards
  2. Use the interact tool to see details about all the great sessions offered technical sessions
  3. Earn up to 14 PDH’s
  4. Network with over 1,200 friends old and new
  5. Attend the Evening Reception Celebrating the Future of SE hosted by CSI- make sure you purchase your additional ticket
  6. Students and Young Professionals, Apply for the SEI Future Fund Scholarship


Chapter Introduction


To serve and promote the structural engineering profession within the San Francisco Bay Area in a manner consistent with the purpose of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


Inspire and advance the art and practice of structural engineering, develop and implement programs to enhance knowledge exchange, networking, and other professional development and educational outreach activities.

Chapter Bylaws

SEI-SF Bylaws 2016-04-12 (r1.6)

SEI Information

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.  The San Francisco Chapter of ASCE SEI was founded in 2014.

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