ISEA Moment January 2021 Print

President's Report

Dear ISEA Members:

Thanks to everyone’s involvement with ISEA events of 2020. We were fortunate to get our 2020 Spring Conference in March completed in the nick of time before the world came to a screeching halt.  We appreciate the feedback we received from the survey in October about attendance at the 2021 Spring Conference. It was the Boards full intention to proceed with an in-person event but offer it in a format that would allow those to attend virtually as well. However, current conditions and restrictions obviously will not allow us to proceed with a conference in March. The board realizes that what makes the Spring Conference different than an online event, is the ability to interact with fellow structural engineers and our vendors in-person. We hope to put on this event sometime later this year when conditions make it more favorable to attend in person.

2021 Membership renewals are now active on the website. Please note that we have switched payment provider to StarChapter Pay. This is developed and managed by the same company that we use to maintain our website and membership database. We feel this switch provides a smoother payment process for our members and will make record keeping easier for the Board.

The 2021 ISEA Scholarship program is open and currently accepting applications until February 28, 2021. Eligibility requirements have been adjusted slightly to hopefully encourage more students to apply. Do you know someone who qualifies for this scholarship? Please let them know about this opportunity.

We will continue to look at opportunities to provide online webinars to our membership. If you have a suggestion on a topic, speaker, or would like to present something yourself, please contact a board member. As a reminder your current Board Members are:

President: Craig M. Scherschel
President-Elect: Thomas P. Leahy
Secretary: Dan Schenkel
Treasurer: Jesse Valencourt
Director I: Noah Fehrenbacher
Director II: Kate Oliver
Director III: John Krupski
Past-President: Tim Dickson

Craig M. Scherschel
ISEA President


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Welcome New Members

ISEA welcomes the following members who have joined since January 2020.

Rick  Erickson Innovative Engineering Services Inc
Walter  Evans Enspect Inc.
Tom  Ferguson Diversified Fall Protection
Anthony  Harvey Wood Products Council
Salim  Ilmudeen Patriot Engineering and Environmental
Andrew  Kays Complete Structural Consulting, Inc.
Andrew  Kennedy Guidon Design
Mitchell  Kerns C&I Engineering
Marvin  Ko J.F. Shea Construction Inc.
John  Krupski Lithko Contracting, LLC
Cody Dylan Lile JQOL Global
Eric  Louden Engineering Resources, Inc.
Rebekah  Miner CE Solutions
Ryan  Morgan Coffman Engineers
Annie  Nielson Needham DBS
Quinten  Prieur Trine University
Augustus  Raymond CE Solutions
Maria  Schadow Katahdin Engineering
Dylan  Seesman Coreslab Structures (IND)
Timothy  Stahl Coreslab Structures
Tom  Struewing ATC Group Services
Brenndan  Torres Rimkus Consulting Group
Joseph  Voors Innovative Engineering Services
Sahara  Williams  
Jacob  Witte Lynch, Harrison, & Brumleve
Travis   Wren EFI Global
David  Zedonis Z*Tech Inc



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Did You Know?

Did you know that ISEA has a page listing firms that are willing to do residential structural work?

Find and Engineer

We would like to update this list. If you would like to be added to this list or removed please send an email to [email protected].



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2020 NCSEA Structural Engineering Practitioner Survey

How prepared are college grads to work in your firm?

You are invited to participate in the 2020 NCSEA Structural Engineering Practitioner Survey. Your survey responses will assist NCSEA's Basic Education Committee (BEC) in communicating with universities, current students, and rising professionals about the attributes sought in new hires by the structural engineering community as well as look for opportunities to supplement education where needed. 

The BEC advocates an academic curriculum which prepares students for practice in the structural engineering profession. Additionally, the committee is looking to supplement educational curriculum for structural engineering students by engaging with educational professionals, NCSEA committees, and member organizations, and assisting with activities that promote the knowledge and skills the engineering community views as necessary when entering the profession. The BEC seeks your input to identify the courses and technical skills required of individuals entering the structural engineering workforce, as well as, the preparedness of today’s graduates. 

The information gathered will be compared with that from surveys completed in 2016 and the 2019 Curriculum Survey completed by accredited ABET institutions, then shared with the structural engineering community.   DEADLINE January 31st.

Thank you,
NCSEA Basic Education Committee


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