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Remembering Professor Nigel Priestley, a leader in earthquake engineering

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of our friend, colleague, mentor and engineering visionary, Professor Nigel Priestley.Nigel passed away peacefully on December 23, 2014, in Christchurch, New Zealand, surrounded by his wife, Jan, and children, after a long battle with cancer. 

A Message from the SEAOC President - Ryan A. Kersting, S.E.

By Ryan A. Kersting, S.E., 2014-2015 SEAOC President

Governor signs SEAOC code-referencing bill

By Don Schinske, SEAOC Executive DirectorDon Schinske Photo

When Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1467 into law on Sept. 17, it suddenly got easier for the public, for policymakers, and for engineers to better understand the Structural Engineering license in California. 

SEAOC and the USRC: A History of One Very Short Year

The SEAOC Board of Directors, on September 10, 2014, voted unanimously to reaffirm the organization’s commitment to participate as a founding member of the US Resiliency Council. The Board made this decision while recognizing that SEAOC is a diverse organization, and that some members have expressed reservations or objections about continuing that commitment.  However, a substantial number of members and nearly all organizational leaders have spoken strongly in favor of SEAOC’s continued engagement, and that is the course SEAOC will pursue. 

Five Members receive SEAOC's highest honor: Induction into College of Fellows

The College of Fellows was established in 1994 by the SEAOC Board to honor esteemed members who have provided distinguished service to the Association and made outstanding contributions in the field of structural engineering.  

SEAONC President's Message by Darrick Hom, SE

I was just putting the finishing touches on the September President’s message on Saturday, August 23rd. In that message, I touched on topics such as getting ready to dive into a busy fall agenda, the SEAOC Convention, and the importance of committee work. However, one day and one earthquake later, I realized that message needed to be changed.

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 President Featured on KABC Channel 7 News - Earthquake retrofitting saved Napa buildings, lives

How Loma Prieta lessons helped with Napa quake - Featuring SEAOC past president Ronald Hamburger

SEAOC Convention Tennis Tournament - Entry Deadline Extended to August 13


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