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LA Mayor Calls for Older Concrete and Soft-story Retrofits & Voluntary Building Rating Systems

As practicing engineers we are charged by our licensing rules and the building code "to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare".

SEAOC Foundation announces 2015 Research Initiative

Do you have a small research project underway?  Do you need tests conducted to help get started?   The SEAOC Foundation has launched a Research Initiative to assist members who are engaged in research, publication of technical papers, or other efforts to promote and improve the practice of Structural Engineering.

Applicants can receive up to $5,000 in support per projects.  Proposals can be submitted to the Foundation for consideration starting March 2, 2015, with a deadline of Friday, April 17, at the close of business. 

Mayor Garcetti Announces Earthquake Plan For Los Angeles

Posted by Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on December 08, 2014​

SEAOSC President Kevin O'Connell (far right) takes part in Mayor Garcetti's historic announcement

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How Structural Engineers can help Communities and Building Owners Survive Earthquakes

Structural Engineers Association of California Responds to American Canyon Earthquake

By Michael Cochran, SEAOC Board President, Reinhard Ludke, and Ken O’Dell

SEAOC Convention Tennis Tournament - Entry Deadline Extended to August 13

SEAOC Code-Referencing Bill Readies for Last Committee Hearing

By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive Director

When the California Legislature returns next week from summer vacation, it will have four weeks to complete all business for the year.  For the engineering community, the amount of remaining business isn’t much.  Of the rough dozen bills that SEAOC has engaged on or tracked this year year, just a couple are still in play.  These include:

US Resiliency Council hustles to get up and running

By Kevin S. Moore, S.E., Structural Standards Committee Chair

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