ISEA Moment November 2016 Print

President's Report

Dear ISEA Members:

Welcome to our 2016-2017 session, which marks the 13th year of existence for the Indiana Structural Engineers Association! 

We are honored by your membership, and pledge to continue our efforts to promote our profession.  Our Fall kick-off meeting held at Scotty’s Brewhouse on the north side of Indianapolis on October 20th was well-attended with a total of 20 members and guests.  Though this was a social event offered free to our members and guests, ISEA President Wes Jordan shared a few announcements for the upcoming year, and Don Corson provided us with a brief update on our Government Relations committee, which he chairs.  We also reminded everyone to anticipate our upcoming annual Spring Conference in March 2017.


The success of our organization relies upon your on-going support and continued participation in our events and activities.  We encourage you to join in and help us.  Our organized events and activities are excellent opportunities for you to network with other structural engineers, actively voice your concerns on relevant issues such as Special Inspections, and rack up quality continuing education credits. 

We hope to offer additional opportunities to participate.  We welcome any ideas that you may have to promote our profession through ISEA, and hope that you will join us in building upon its success.


Wes Jordan

ISEA President


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Welcome New Members

ISEA welcomes the following members who have joined since May 2016.

Jerica Barlow American Structurepoint
Daniel Burch American Structurepoint
Kevin Jackowski DLZ Indiana, LLC
Lucas Nisley Fink, Roberts, & Petrie, Inc.
Kate Oliver American Structurepoint
Ryan Welchel Purdue University Graduate Student
Elizabeth Woolf Katahdin Engineering, LLC



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Did you know your membership to the Indiana Structural Engineers Association automatically makes you a member of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association?  Are you aware of the benefits of the NCSEA?


Members of state NCSEA Member Organizations have the following NCSEA benefits available:

Members-Only: The opportunity to purchase a yearly subscription for NCSEA live and recorded webinars. $995 gives you unlimited live (a minimum of 20 per year) and recorded (from a library of 160 and growing) NCSEA webinars available online, on-demand, 24/7/365.

STRUCTURE magazine, the leading monthly magazine for structural engineering, in both print and electronic versions. The electronic version is only available for NCSEA, SEI and CASE members via log-in through the online portal.

Structural Connection, NCSEA’s monthly member newsletter with information on NCSEA and MO activities and events.

Access to the development and revision process of codes and standards.

Membership discounts for NCSEA events and educational opportunities such as:

      • NCSEA webinars & Structural Engineering Summit
      • NCSEA books & publications
      • Select ICC publications, available via a link in the online member portal

Access to the NCSEA and the NCSEA Young Member LinkedIn online groups.

Opportunities to participate in NCSEA committees.

The opportunity to network and learn from NCSEA members across the U.S.

For Young Engineers, access to resources from the NCSEA Young Member Support Committee, and the opportunity to apply for scholarships to the NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit.

Access to the NCSEA member portal. This portal allows NCSEA members to access their information, events, registrations, NCSEA PDH hours, and committees online, as well as provide access to NCSEA member-only documents and information, such as:

      • NCSEA Committee Documents & Resources, including committee reports
      • NCSEA Member & Delegate Information, including the MO Toolbox and MO Summary Report
      • Young Member Resources, including sample forms and the NCSEA Young Member Start-Up Guide
      • Resources for Engineers, including white papers and resources like the Essential Book list for a Structural Engineer’s Library
      • Emergency Response Information, including the SEER Manual and Responder Matrix
      • FREE Members-Only Recorded Webinar, The Analysis of Offset Diaphragm & Shear Walls



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Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn

Presentation : What’s New with the 2016 Code of Standard Practice

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the Indiana Structural Engineers Association and earn a free PDH.  Come network with other structural engineers and learn about the recently published 2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice.

Speaker:  Matthew D. Brady, PE, LEED Green Associate

Location: Don Halls Guesthouse, Fort Wayne, In

Date: December 15, 2016

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Membership Renewals

Current memberships expire January 31, 2017.  Membership rates for 2017 are as follows:

    • Member: $85.00
    • Associate Member: $65.00
    • Student: $10.00

If you renew your membership online between November 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 you will receive an early-bird discount of $10.00 off your membership rate (not applicable to Student Membership).

Spring Conference

Our annual spring conference will be held on March 2, 2017 at the Primo Banquet & Conference Center.  Please mark your calendar now.


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