SEAOC Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards 2016 - Now Accepting Entries

Dear SEAOC Member,

The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) proudly announces the 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards program. All SEAOC Members and Member SE’s are cordially invited to participate.

Founded in 1930, SEAOC is committed to advancing the art and science of structural engineering. One way this is accomplished is through the SEAOC Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards program by publicly acknowledging outstanding achievement in creative design, technical innovation, best practices and demonstrated contributions to the public and profession. Additionally, it is the intent of the SEAOC Awards program to educate the public as to the contributions of Structural Engineers to the built environment and public safety.

You are encouraged to submit your project that best demonstrates outstanding achievement and excellence in structural engineering practice and work. The submitted project must have been constructed or completed between December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2016. An Excellence Award and up to two Certificate of Merit Awards may be awarded in each of the eight award categories. The Jury may consider additional awards in each category for both small and large projects so that projects of all scales may be properly recognized for their excellence.

The format of the Awards program is now in general agreement with the regional SEAOCC, SEAONC, SEAOSC and SEAOSD Award programs allowing for an Award Entry submitted to a regional program to be re-submitted to the SEAOC Awards program without change to entry eligibility and submission requirements. As a reminder however, note that the regional entries will not be automatically entered in the SEAOC Awards program.

Updates to this year’s Entry Instructions and Display Board Guidelines are noted in the Entry Packet. Entrants are encouraged to read the entire Entry Packet carefully for all instructions and requirements. The Entry Packet information and forms may be downloaded from the SEAOC website (

Review of Entries and the selection of Award recipients will be made by a distinguished Jury panel consisting of seven professional jurors. The deadline for Entry submission is Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 5pm to the SEAOC office as noted in the Entry packet. Award recipients will be individually notified by email no later than July 29th, 2016.

Last year, the SEAOC 2015 Awards were presented and celebrated with a Lunch and Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards ceremony at the Fall SEAOC Convention in Bellevue, WA. The SEAOC 2016 Awards will be presented to Award recipients at the Awards Ceremony during the SEAOC 2016 Annual Convention to be held at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Ka’anapali Beach, Maui on October 12-15, 2016. Additionally, the Awards will be published in the SEAOC Newsletter and Website, as well as, made available to local media, professional journals and press releases through SEAOC’s Communications Committee.

We look forward to your entry submission and your continued support of SEAOC’s Awards program!

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Program
SEAOC Communications Committee 

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