Structural Engineers Association of Alabama

Upcoming events

    • August 03, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pelham Civic Center

    SEAoAL 7th Annual State Conference & Expo

    It's All About CONCRETE

    Thursday, August 3rd
    6.5 PDH (AL and FL)

    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


    Pelham Civic Center

    500 Amphitheater Road

    Pelham, AL 35124



    8:00 a.m. —  8:15 a.m.

    Registration and Expo

    8:15 a.m. —  9:15 a.m.

     The Practicing Engineer’s Guide to Designing by Strut and Tie Method (ACI 318-14) – Larry Novak

    9:15 a.m. —  10:15 a.m.

     Economical Design of Concrete Buildings – Larry Novak

    10:15 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.

     Morning Break and Expo

    10:30 a.m. —  11:30 a.m.

     Best Practices for Design of Concrete Floors – George Garber

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Awards Ceremony, Lunch, Business Meeting and Expo (Sponsored by Parrot Structural Services)

    12:30 p.m. —   1:30 p.m.

     Developing Floor Flatness Specs that Work for the Contractor and Owner – George Garber

    1:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.

    Afternoon Break and Expo

    1:45 p.m. —  2:45 p.m.

     21st Century Mix Designs – Wayne Wilson

    2:45 p.m. —  3:00 p.m.

     Afternoon Break and Expo

    3:00 p.m. —  4:30 p.m.

     Round Table Discussion on Current Engineering Specifications vs. Current Ready Mix Industry Practices – Dave Mandel, Bobby Dowdy, Bo Canning

     Thank you to Alabama Concrete Industries Association for providing our seminar speakers!


    Larry Novak – Larry Novak is the Senior Director of Structural Engineering & Codes for the Portland Cement Association. Prior to joining PCA, he was an Associate Partner with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill where he served as the lead structural engineer for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Novak serves on several technical committees, including the ACI 318 Code committee and the ACI 130 committee on Sustainability of Concrete. He has served as Director on the governing board for organizations including SEAOI, TCA and the Illinois Engineering Hall of Fame. He was selected as the “Centennial Lecturer” in engineering and was named the “Citizen Engineer of the Year” by the Illinois Chapter of ASCE. In 2010, he was selected as the ACI “Educational Speaker of the Year” and in 2017 he was bestowed the ACI “Educational Award” for his contributions to the industry.  

    George Garber – George Garber is a a concrete slab consultant based in Lexington, KY. George is recognized as one of the leading consultants in the world on concrete floors and floor flatness and level issues. George served on the team that developed the “dipstick,” the first tool available to test floor flatness. George is also an author of four books, Design and Construction of Concrete Floors, Backroad Bicycling in Kentucky's Bluegrass, Concrete Flatwork for Homeowners and Contractors, and Paving with Pervious Concrete.

    Wayne Wilson, P.E. – Wayne is a Senior Technical Service Engineer with Holcim Cement responsible for Marketing Quality & Technical Support for Portland Cement and Slag Cement sales in the southeastern US. He has over 30 years experience in the construction materials testing and analysis field. He is an experienced concrete petrographer and has investigated concrete and cement performance problems throughout the world. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University in 1987; is a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina & South Carolina; is a member of ASTM Committees: C01 on Cement, C09 on Concrete & Aggregates, C12 on Masonry and C15 on Masonry Units; he serves on three ACI Committees: 231 Early-Age Properties, C610 Concrete Field Technician Certification & C630 Concrete Inspector Certification. He is a Past-President of The Georgia ACI Chapter and currently serves as the Chairmen of their Certification and Accreditation Board.

    Dave Mandel – Dave Mandel serves as the technical director for Sequatchie Concrete with operations stretching across TN an AL. Dave has spent the past 14 years in the ready mix industry. Prior to joining the concrete industry, Dave spent 25 years working for geotechnical and testing firms assisting ready mix companies with quality control and mix design.

    Bobby Dowdy – Bobby Dowdy serves as the Regional Quality Assurance Manager for Bayou Concrete. He has been with the company for the past 25 years. In this capacity, Bobby is responsible for quality control, troubleshooting and mix design submittals for the company, He has been involved with several of the most notable projects in state.  He has been involved with several of the most notable projects in state including TK and the RSA Tower in Mobile which is the states tallest building. 

    Bo Canning – Bo Canning is responsible for quality control and mix designs for Kirkpatrick Concrete. Bo has over 30 years of concrete experience not only from the ready mix industry but his early career at Thompson Engineering. Bo is a graduate of the Georgia Southern University.



    Attendee Registration - SEAoAL 7th Annual State Conference and Expo.pdf


    SEAoAL 2017 XPO Exhibitor Form.pdf


    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pelham
    260 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124

    Ask for SEAoAL State Conference & Expo for a special rate of $99!


Past events

March 23, 2017 SEAoAL Spring Seminar: Design of Masonry Structures
February 22, 2017 SOLD OUT: The Philosophy of Engineering for the Burj Khalifa, the World's Tallest Structure
December 06, 2016 ICRI Gulf South Chapter & SEAoAL Conference & EXPO: Concrete Restoration and Repair
August 18, 2016 2016 SEAoAL 6th Annual Conference & XPO
November 12, 2015 SEAoAL Winter Seminar
August 27, 2015 SEAoAL 5th Annual State Conference & XPO
March 24, 2015 SEAoAL Spring Seminar
November 10, 2014 SEAoAL Winter Seminar
September 09, 2014 AEC MEGA GROUP
August 28, 2014 SEAoAL 4th Annual State Conference & XPO
July 31, 2014 Young Constructors Forum of Alabama
June 05, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
June 05, 2014 AIA+SEA Disaster Assistance Training Session
June 03, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
May 20, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
April 08, 2014 Practical Design of Structures for Blast Effects
December 04, 2013 Masonry Seminar (6.5 PDHs - Florida Approved)
August 27, 2013 3rd Annual State Conference & Expo
August 20, 2013 BIM for Small Projects - SEAoAL & AIA Birmingham Joint Meeting (1 PDH)
May 21, 2013 Framing & Fish Fry - AIA Birmingham and SEAoAL Joint Meeting
April 03, 2013 Dr. Michel Bruneau - AISC T.R. Higgins Lecture (Lunch and Learn)
March 18, 2013 Spring Seminar with Dr. Timothy Mays : Serviceability of Building Systems, Design of Foundation Systems and Slabs on Ground
March 14, 2013 Birmingham Botanical Gardens Conservatory Tour
January 10, 2013 Young Member Lunch & Learn
December 11, 2012 Winter Seminar - Wind Design & Structural Steel Design
August 21, 2012 2nd Annual State Conference & Expo
July 10, 2012 Lunch & Learn
March 08, 2012 Structural Steel Connection Design
February 21, 2012 Networking Luncheon
November 08, 2011 Disaster Recovery Seminar ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods and ATC-20 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Earthquakes
October 11, 2011 SEAoAL Younger Member Group Lunch and Learn
September 23, 2011 Steel Day
August 23, 2011 SEAoAL Annual State Conference & Expo

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