Upcoming events

    • August 31, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • AGC Alabama

    Description: Focusing on the steel from “ladle (or cradle) to gate”, this session will give you the scoop on the world’s most versatile building material. Starting at the cradle, we will explore the two predominant steel making techniques employed in the US and their impacts on our environment – the story is not as bad as you envision. Next we will focus on the products that result from these processes, including ASTM A913, a specification for higher strength wide-flange beams. And finally we will visit the “gate” and explore the innovations and what’s next for the steel industry in our ever changing world as well as tools that can help in design of your next project.


    8:00 a.m. —  8:30 a.m.

    Registration & Hot Breakfast 

    8:30 a.m. —   10:00 a.m.

    Ladle to Gate I, Kim Olson, P.E.

    10:15 a.m. —  11:45 a.m.

    Ladle to Gate II, Kim Olson, P.E.

    11:45 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

    Yummy Lunch sponsored by Parrot Structural Services

    12:30 p.m. —  2:00 p.m.

    Design of Welds & Weld Symbols for the Practicing Engineer., Robert Whyte, P.E. SE, LYBD.

    2:15 p.m. —  4:30 p.m.

     A & E case studies, best practices and Claims Scenarios. Chuck Buckhart, Balch & Bingham.

    Speaker provided by Sterling Seacrest Pritchard

    Seminar Location
    500 Grantswood Road, Suite 100
    Irondale, AL 35210205-451-1400


    Kim Olson, PE is a structural engineer with over 20 years’ experience. She recently joined Nucor’s Construction Solutions Group after being the HSS Consulting Engineer for the Steel Tube Institute. Prior to joining STI, Kim was a Structural Engineer at FORSE Consulting where she offered support services to architects and engineers as well as consulting services to STI. At Martin/Martin, Inc (Denver, CO), Kim was a practicing engineer for seven years. She managed and designed an impressive variety of structures, from research labs and sporting grandstands to recreation centers and schools. Kim is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and a member of the NASCC Planning Committee, AWS D1.1 TG7 Tubular Committee, AISC TC 10, AISC’s Committee on Manualsand a Director for the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado.

    Robert Whyte , PE, SE graduated from The University of Costa Rica with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and from The University of Alabama with a Master of Science in Structural Engineering. He has over 24 years of experience in the design of structural steel connections, multi-story concrete, steel, wood, and masonry buildings, review of construction submittals and shop drawings, and on-site observations during construction. As Project Manager he is experienced in the review of construction submittals and shop drawings as well as on-site observations during construction. Design experience includes numerous structural steel connection design projects, specialty stair and handrail, industrial, institutional, new construction, renovations and additions to existing structures. Robert has also written several articles and delivered presentations related to structural steel connection design.

    Hotel Information
    Hampton Inn & Suites, 3930 Grants Mill Road: 205-933-0444
    Holiday Inn Express, 811 Old Grants Mill Road: 205-957-0555


Past events

May 11, 2021 May 11th - SEAoAL Storm Shelter Design Series
May 04, 2021 SEAoAL Storm Shelter Design
March 02, 2021 What to Expect with Concrete Deflections
January 12, 2021 Ever-Changing Structural Provisions of Our Building Codes - Wind
November 17, 2020 How to stay out of Trouble
September 17, 2020 Introduction to Seismic Design and Frequently Misunderstood Seismic Provisions
December 03, 2019 2019 SEAoAL Winter Seminar
October 17, 2019 24th Annual ACFA Golf Tournament
August 29, 2019 2019 SEAoAL 9th Annual Conference & Expo
April 18, 2019 Corvette Museum & Mercedes Stadium Seminar
February 28, 2019 February Wood Design Symposium
January 15, 2019 Resiliency in Construction
December 12, 2018 Y-EAC Holiday Party
November 29, 2018 SEAoAL & ICRI Gulf South Chapter Seminar & EXPO
August 28, 2018 2018 SEAoAL 8th Annual Conference & XPO
April 26, 2018 SEAoAL Spring Seminar 2018
December 05, 2017 SEAoAL Winter Seminar: Wind, Seismic, & Software
August 03, 2017 2017 SEAoAL 7th Annual Conference & XPO: It's All About CONCRETE (6.5 PDH)
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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