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    • January 24, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Grand Event Center, 4101 E Willow St. Long Beach, CA 90815
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    2020 Safer Cities Technical Summit

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    Friday, January 24, 2020

    Track 1 Topics

    OSHPD CBC 2019 Changes
    Presented by: Roy Lobo, PhD, SE, Principal Structural Engineer - OSHPD

    OSHPD amendments to the 2019 California Building Standards Code

    Presentation will include major OSHPD amendments to the 2019 California Building Standards Code (CBSC) which adopts the 2018 IBC with the referenced standards including ASCE 7-16 with supplement 1 and continuation of existing amendments in the 2016 CBSC.

    Topics include:

    1. Creation of new OSHPD categories OSHPD 1R, 2 and 5 application of which now have to comply with the non “A” chapters of the CBC.
    2. Major OSHPD amendments to Part 2 Volume 2 of Title 24.
    3. New definitions and requirements for anchorage and bracing on nonstructural equipment, Fixed, Movable and Mobile.
    4. New requirements for items exempt from seismic bracing for distribution systems.
    5. Adoption of the 2018 IEBC and relocation of the requirements in Chapter 34A of the 2016 CBC to Chapters 3A, 4A and 5A of the 2019 CEBC.
    6. Rational for continuing with the adoption of ASCE 41-13 instead of ASCE 41-17 for seismic compliance evaluation and retrofit of existing hospital buildings.
    7. New requirements for upgrade triggers for buildings experiencing substantial structural damage from seismic events.
    8. Amendments to the California Administrative Code. Creation of a new nonstructural performance category NPC 4D.

    DSA CBC 2019 Changes
    Presented by: Michael Ciortea, SE -
    Division of the State Architect

    2019 CBC DSA Amendments - Structural Safety
    DSA amendments in 2019 CBC which were updated from the 2016 edition. The course does not address the amendments by other state agencies (like State Fire Marshall, DSA Accessibility, DHS, Energy) and neither does it discuss at length the amendments which were continued (not changed from 2016). It will specifically address Chapters 16A, 17A, 18A, 19A, 21A, 22A, and 23 of the 2019 CBC, and the requirements for existing buildings (Parts of CEBC Part 10 and CAC Part 1)

    ASCE 7 Wind Design Update
    Presented by:
    Anurag Jain, PhD, PE, Vice President - Walker

    Overview of the updates to ASCE 7 Wind Design standards with an emphasis on topics affecting California SE’s
    This presentation will highlight the changes and additions in the wind load provisions of the 2016 version of the ASCE 7-16 Standard: Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. This standard was adopted in the 2018 International Building Code and 2019 California Building Code. Keys changes in the wind load provisions will be discussed and limitations to the use of these provisions will be highlighted. California specific topics such as updated wind speed maps and special wind regions will also be discussed.

    2019 CBC Steel Changes
    Presented by: Jim Malley, SE, Senior Principal - Degenkolb Engineers

    Changes to AISC 341 – Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings as Included In 2018 LBC and the 2020 CBC

    Presentation will discuss the major new features of the 2016 AISC Seismic Provisions (AISC 314-16), which is included by reference in ASCE 7-16 and therefore the 2018 IBC structural provisions, hopefully assisting in making the transition to this new standard. The latest edition of AISC 341, dated 2016, has been available since 2017. The document has significant technical modifications including new material specifications, use of steel braced diaphragms, new column splice details, requirements for SCBF gusset plate welds, and application of demands on columns that participate in intersecting frames. In addition, discussion of significant new provisions related to the seismic design of multi-tier braced frames will be provided. A new composite shear wall system has also been developed. Some high-level discussion of changes to AISC 360 “Specification for Structural Steel Buildings” will also be presented, as will any California specific changes that are included in the 2020 California Building Code.

    CFS CBC Changes
    Presented by: Jeff Ellis, SE,
    Director of Codes & Compliance - Simpson Strong-Tie

    2019 CBC Changes to Cold-Formed Steel Design
    Changes to the 2019 CBC for cold-formed steel design include a reorganization of the AISI specification and consolidation of most of the AISI framing standards into two standards. These changes are to improve understanding, use, and development as well as for better harmony between the AISI and AISC provisions. Additionally, there are some significant technical changes for the design of cold-formed steel. This presentation will discuss the reorganization and technical changes so the attendee’s may update their CFS design and detailing practices accordingly.


    Empowerment Through Financial Health and Well-Being
    Presented by: Steve Felsen,
    MBA, Financial Professional and Educator - AXA Advisors, LLC

    15 Financial Myths Demystified
    This seminar serves to dispel 15 of the most common misconceptions people have about general finance and planning. It also includes guidance on the strategies that can help people protect, and potentially enhance, their assets. Each myth will be presented along with its corresponding truth or reality. 

    Financial Strategies 101 – Dollars and Sense
    This seminar explains the advantages of smart financial management. The seminar reviews five financial management components and how to get started: 

    • Cash Management
    • Risk Management
    • Estate Planning
    • Investment Strategies

    Tax Reduction Strategies and Retirement Programs

    Training, Technology, and Talent- Focusing Internally to Advance External Business Development
    Presented by: Kristin Killgore, SE, Senior Structural Engineer - FSB Architects and Architects

    We will explore FSB culture, programs, and technology to develop talent. We will discuss implementation and results to inform attendees and equip them with ideas to bring back to their firms. Topics covered will include: 3D Printing, VR Capabilities, FSB Associates Group, FSB YP Group, Leadership FSB, Continuous Learning Program, and FSB Mentor Program.

    Inequalities within the SE profession: Practical Strategies to Improve Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

    Presented by: Maryanne Wachter, SE, Senior Structural Engineer - BurroHappold Engineering

    The most recent NCSEA Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) Survey highlighted several findings related to equity in our profession. The study found inequalities in the career experiences of women and other underrepresented minorities. Women and other minorities are paid less relative to their peers, less likely to seek leadership positions, and more likely to consider leaving the profession. They are also more likely to experience harassment in both office environments and construction settings. This session review the main inequalities uncovered by the 2018 SE3 survey, and will focus on strategies to improve diversity and inclusion in your workplace.

    2020 and Beyond: A Legislative and Policy Discussion
    Presented by: John Bwarie, Stratiscope

    SEAOSC is actively building a relationship with our local policy makers. Learn about the legislative process, our programs, and how to get involved. Let's make a difference!

    Members: $200
    Non-Members: $350 (registration includes free SEAOSC Membership - use code: TECH20 when registering membership - new members only)
    Younger Members: $150
    Student Members: $100

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    8:00am - Registration & Breakfast
    8:30am-3:00pm - Program
    3:00pm-4:00pm - Happy Hour

    The Grand Event Center
    4101 East Willow Street
    Long Beach, CA 90815

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    Event Sponsors:

    Platinum Sponsor (Limit 1): $7,500 Investment

    • Lunch sponsor
    • Branding in all event marketing
    • Prominent Event Signage
    • Includes Exhibitor 6’ table
    • 10 complimentary attendee registrations for staff, guests, etc.

    Gold Sponsor (Limit 2): $3,500 Investment

    • Option 1 – (Limit 1)
    • Registration table – opportunity to include swag and company signage at registration table
    • Breakfast sponsor signage
    • Branding in all event marketing
    • Includes Exhibitor 6’ table
    • 8 complimentary attendee registrations for staff, guests, etc.
    • Option 2 – (Limit 1)
    • Happy Hour – signage & opportunity to hand out swag and host company raffle
    • Branding in all event marketing
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    Bronze Sponsor (Limit 2): $2,000 Investment

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    • 6’ Exhibit Table
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    Email: Phone: 562-908-6131

    • February 05, 2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown, 333 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Annual Career Fair & Student Scholarship Awards Night

    with Presentation on:
    Structural Engineering Career Guide for the New Decade

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020


    Presentation: Structural Engineering Career Guide for the New Decade
    Discover the latest in best practices to jump-start and thrive in your structural engineering career in this age of disruption. With the rapid rise of new technologies such as complex automated structural analysis software, social media networks, and building information modeling, the typical career advice given a few years ago is now outdated. Learn how to choose your first structural engineering position, when to stay in or leave a company, and how young engineers can take advantage of the latest technologies and social media trends for career growth and advancement.

    Cheng Song - Senior Application Engineer - RISA Tech, Inc.


    Mathew Picardal
    Project Manager, DCI Engineers

    Enroll on or before 1/24/20 for Early-Bird Discount 

    Early Bird / Regular:
    Members: $60 EB / $70 Reg
    Non-Member: $70 EB / $80 Reg
    Students: Free (Bring Resume)

    Onsite Reg Fee: $10

    Reserve a Table of 8:
    Member: $485
    Non-Members: $560

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    3:30pm-6:30pm - Career Fair & Social Networking 
    6:45pm - Dinner 
    7:15pm - Presentation  
    8:00pm - Scholarship Awards

    The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown, 333 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90071



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    Summa Cum Laude - $5,000 or more
    Magna Cum Laude - $2,500-$4,999
    Cum Laude - $1,500-$2,499
    President's Honor Roll - $1,000-$1,499
    Dean's Honor Roll - $600-$999
    Booster Club - $50-$599

    For More Information Visit:

    Email: Phone: 562-908-6131

    Summa Cum Laude

    Cum Laude


    President's Honor Roll

    KNA Structural Engineers
    JCE Structural Engineering Group, Inc.
    John A. Martin & Associates
    IMEG Corp
    Structural Focus
    Karagozian & Case

    Dean's Honor Roll
    Jeff Ellis
    Insight Structural Engineers

    Degenkolb Engineers
    Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
    Brandow & Johnston
    Simpson Strong-tie, Inc.

    • March 04, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Doubletree Hilton Los Angeles Downtown - 120 S. Los Angeles St., LA CA 90015

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    • March 18, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
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    • April 01, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Doubletree Hilton Los Angeles Downtown - 120 S. Los Angeles St., LA CA 90015

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    • April 22, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
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    • May 06, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Doubletree Hilton Los Angeles Downtown - 120 S. Los Angeles St., LA CA 90015
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    • June 03, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Biltmore Hotel - 506 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
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    • June 17, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
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Past events

January 08, 2020 LA Dinner Event - Haiti and Chile - 10 Years Later
December 11, 2019 OC Dinner Event - Seismic Design Updates for CBC 2019 and Application of Site-Specific (Non-Ergodic) Seismic Hazard Analysis for Ground Motion Optimization
December 04, 2019 Annual Holiday Event
November 20, 2019 Webinar - Existing Buildings and the “10% Rule”: Are We In Agreement
November 06, 2019 LA Dinner Event - New SEAOC Blue Book
October 24, 2019 Tri-Counties Dinner Event - The SEAOC Blue Book: Past, Present, and Future
October 24, 2019 SEAOSC Safer Cities® Policy Breakfast
October 17, 2019 Webinar - 30 Years After Loma Prieta: Lessons Learned in Diaphragm Design
October 15, 2019 Workshop: Empowerment through Financial Health and Well-Being
October 02, 2019 LA Dinner Event - Exploring Tall Wood: New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures
September 11, 2019 Welcome Event & Committee Showcase
August 12, 2019 2019 SEAOSC Golf Tournament
June 19, 2019 2019 Year-End Technical Summit & President’s Luncheon & Achievement Awards
June 05, 2019 2019 Safer Cities Gala & Annual President's Dinner
May 30, 2019 Webinar - Design Example – Concrete Retrofit with Fiber Reinforced Polymer
May 22, 2019 OC Dinner Event - ACI 562-19 – The ACI Concrete Repair Code
May 08, 2019 Seize Your Opportunity - Leadership Symposium
May 04, 2019 2019 Member Appreciation Event - Taste of Historic DTLA Tour
May 01, 2019 Joint Dinner Event - Construction of Major Transit Projects in Los Angeles
April 03, 2019 LA Dinner Event - Contract Negotiation: Your time is valuable, don’t sell yourself short!
March 06, 2019 LA Dinner Event - Heroes among us: Structural Engineers serving the community in times of need
February 20, 2019 Tri-Counties Dinner Event: 21st Century Jobsite – 3D Scanning for Structural Engineers
February 06, 2019 Annual Career Fair & Student Scholarships Awards Night
January 22, 2019 OC Dinner Event - Wood Renaissance - from Dream to Reality
January 19, 2019 2019 Safer Cities Technical Summit w/SAP Training
January 09, 2019 21st Century Jobsite – 3D Scanning for Structural Engineers
December 05, 2018 Annual Holiday Event
November 27, 2018 Giving Tuesday for SEAOSC Foundation
November 07, 2018 LA Dinner Event - Ethical Implication: Engineering as a Profession
October 03, 2018 LA Dinner Event - October 2018 - Using Drones in the Built Environment: What You Need to Know
September 05, 2018 SEAOSC Fall Welcome Event
August 27, 2018 2018 SEAOSC Golf Tournament
June 06, 2018 Annual Awards & President's Dinner
June 01, 2018 Spring Education Event
May 09, 2018 SEAOSC Special Event
May 02, 2018 SEAOSC & American Concrete Institute Joint Dinner Meeting - May 2018
April 30, 2018 Tri-Counties Dinner Event
April 24, 2018 OC Dinner Meeting - April 2018
April 20, 2018 2018 Membership Appreciation Event
April 11, 2018 Webinar: Performing the USRC Seismic Rating using Nonlinear Response History Analyses and FEMA P-58 Assessment
April 04, 2018 LA Dinner Event - April 2018
March 28, 2018 Webinar: Seismic Response and Performance Assessment of Stair Systems
March 07, 2018 LA Dinner Event - March 2018
February 26, 2018 Webinar: Design of Concrete Diaphragm and Collectors – Based on Seismic Design Manual, Volume 3, Example 6
February 07, 2018 The Annual Career Fair & Student Scholarships Awards Night
February 02, 2018 Winter Education Event – Steel Design and Code Updates
January 23, 2018 Webinar: Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Categorized by Design
January 10, 2018 LA Dinner Meeting - Walt Disney Imagineering
December 06, 2017 Annual Holiday Event
November 07, 2017 2017 Strengthening our Cities Summit
November 01, 2017 LA Dinner Event - November 2017
October 26, 2017 Webinar: SCEC Ground Motion Tool
October 25, 2017 OC Dinner Meeting - October 2017
October 17, 2017 Tri-Counties Dinner Event
October 04, 2017 LA Dinner Event - October 2017
September 27, 2017 Webinar: FEMA P-58-2 Design Aid Tool
September 06, 2017 Fall Welcome Event - 2017
August 28, 2017 2017 SEAOSC Golf Tournament
June 07, 2017 Annual End-of-Year Awards & President's Dinner
June 02, 2017 Spring Education Event
May 03, 2017 SEAOSC LA Dinner Meeting - May 2017
April 29, 2017 2017 Membership Appreciation Event
April 26, 2017 Webinar: Performance-Based and Resilience-Based Design of Steel and Concrete Moment Frame Buildings
April 19, 2017 OC Dinner Event - April 2017
April 08, 2017 Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Evaluator Training
April 05, 2017 LA Dinner Event - April 2017
March 29, 2017 Webinar: 2014 South Napa Earthquake
March 01, 2017 LA Dinner Event - March 2017
February 15, 2017 Webinar: Soft Story Design Guide
February 01, 2017 The Annual Job Fair & Student Scholarships Awards Night
January 31, 2017 Tri-Counties Dinner Event - January 2017
January 20, 2017 Winter Education Event
January 11, 2017 LA Dinner Event - January 2017
December 07, 2016 Annual Holiday Event
December 06, 2016 Webinar: S.W.O.F. & Non-Ductile Concrete LA Ordinances & Design Guides Overview
November 17, 2016 SEAOSC Summit - Strengthening our Cities 2016
November 02, 2016 LA Dinner Event - November 2016
October 19, 2016 OC Dinner Event - October 2016
October 12, 2016 2016 SEAOC Convention
October 11, 2016 Tri-Counties Dinner Event - October 2016
October 06, 2016 CALBO/SEAOSC Webinar: Strategies To Address Building Resilience
October 05, 2016 LA Dinner Event - October 2016
September 28, 2016 Webinar: Push-Over Analysis for Practicing Engineers
September 07, 2016 Fall Welcome Event
August 29, 2016 2016 SEAOSC Golf Tournament

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