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  • January 12, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    January 12th 12:00 - 2:10PM, Virtual Zoom with Dr. S.K. Ghosh, head of S.K. Ghosh Associates LLC!

    This seminar is about major, far-reaching changes in the wind provisions of U.S. codes and standards over the last three decades or so. This will include the very substantive changes in wind design provisions from  ASCE 7-10 to ASCE 7-16, which are reflected in the 2018 IBC.

    This is a chance to review where we have been and gives us a look to the future with the insight of someone who has long been intimately involved in the structural code development process.

    The major topics covered are: 

    1. An Overview of the History and Development of Wind Provisions
    2. ASCE 7-10 to ASCE 7-16: Substantive Changes to Wind Design Provisions
  • December 23, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    AIA Birmingham, Structural Engineers Association of Alabama, &ECS Southeast LLare offering 3 HSWs/PDHs WEDNESDAY, 12/23 from 11AM-2 PM. All proceeds will benefit the ACFA Scholarship Program.

    Register - https://alabama-center-for-architecture.square.site/

    Get those last minute credits in, and do it for a good cause!

  • November 17, 2020 4:57 PM | Anonymous

    SEAoAL & the Prewitt Group are here to keep you out of trouble.   

    Nov. 17th Noon to 2:00 p.m.        COVID-19: Addressing Impacts of Schedule Delays and Project Suspensions, Plus Lessons Learned from 2019 Court Decisions - This virtual presentation by Kent Holland, J.D., will address risk management issues arising out of delays and impacts from COVID-19 to construction projects, and will also review lessons learned from decisions rendered by courts in 2019, including case studies.

    Design Professional Contracts:  Allocating the Risks - Kent Holland, J.D., will address managing the risk allocation in design professional contracts, and will provide example clauses and discussion of how to revise and negotiate terms and conditions of the contract to increase insurability.

  • September 08, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    We are shaking it up for our September presentations (pun intended). We have rock star Emily Guglielmo, SE, PD, SEI and NCSEA President.  She never sleeps.  This is two one hour sessions. Sept. 17th and 24th. Noon to 1:00 each day.    

    This session will provide an introduction to seismic design methodology and approaches used in ASCE 7.  It will focus on ASCE 7/ IBC seismic provisions that are often misunderstood or incorrectly applied by the practicing structural engineer. Key topics will include: Redundancy (ρ), R, Cd and Ωo, horizontal and vertical lateral force resisting system combinations, and irregularities. Each topic will include references to lessons learned from past earthquakes, code provisions, suggestions to simplify, and sample problems. Register on line www.seaoal.com 

    P.S. Unlicensed engineers are free!

  • May 29, 2020 1:39 PM | Anonymous

    Where are all our history lovers? What about structural and design folks? Let's help the ACFA reach their fundraising goals!

    If you just love an interesting story, this webinar is for you! SEAoAL and KELLER (Formerly Hayward Baker) have partnered with the ACFA to share the investigation, design & stabilization of the Pointe du Hoc Cliff in Normandy, France. This was an important site during the Normandy landings on D-Day. ⁠ ⁠ This project was commissioned by the American Battle Monuments Commission and investigated by Texas A&M University.

    Visit the ACFA Square Shop to purchase a ticket!

    Email katie@karmamanagementinc.com with any questions or concerns.

  • April 30, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous


    Do you need PDH’s?! 

    If so, check out our platinum sponsor, Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s webinar this Thursday, April 30th from 11 am – 12 pm. This topic will focus on the performance and specification of Portland limestone cement for concrete. 1 PDH will be provided for the event and certificates will be emailed following the program.                         

    This discussion will be led by Bill Goodloe, Director of Technical Services at Cemex. Bill has over 32 years in the concrete and cement business included the last 22 with Cemex. The program will explore the differences between Portland limestone cement PLC and traditional Portland cement, and the impact specification of PLC will have on the performance in place concrete

    Register today by following the link below:


  • March 16, 2020 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    Due to the state of emergency surrounding the Coronavirus, we are canceling our 2020 Spring Seminar. We love our members and do not want to put their safety and well being at risk! If you registered for the spring seminar, you can recieve a full refund or use it as a credit for the next SEAoAL event.

    Please practice social distance and remember while you may not be at a high risk to catch Coronavirus, you could put others at risk. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

    Stay safe!!

  • February 11, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    It is our pleasure to announce the availability of the 2020 Structural Engineers Association of Alabama’s (SEAoAL) scholarship application. The scholarship program was founded in 2014 to benefit the future structural engineers in our state, and we have since distributed more than $20,000 in scholarships to several Alabama students.

    Scholarships are available for students who are both residents of Alabama and fall into one of the following categories:

    • Junior and Senior students of an accredited program
    • College students entering an accredited Graduate or Doctoral Program
    • Post-graduate students continuing in an accredited Graduate or Doctoral Program
    • Persons employed in the field of structural engineering and licensed as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) entering an accredited Graduate or Doctoral Program

    Information and applications can be found online at www.seaoal.com or by clicking on the link below. Applications are to be postmarked no later than March 2nd, 2019. 

    Click here to review the 2020 Scholarship Application.

    For any questions, please contact Executive Director, Rhea Williams at 205-601-2345 or by email at rhea@karmamanagementinc.com.                

  • December 09, 2019 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    CASE, NCSEA, and SEI are united in envisioning a future where, as stewards of the built environment, structural engineers are widely recognized as making key contributions to the advancement of society on a national and global scale.

  • October 17, 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Join us on October 17th, 2019 for the 24th Annual ACFA Golf Tournament Sponsored by The Prewitt Group!

    The Annual ACFA Golf Tournament is held at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail every October. All proceeds benefit the ACFA’s educational programs & student scholarships. We have awarded $91,750 in scholarships since 2007. The mission of the Alabama Center for Architecture is to advance the enjoyment of architecture and design through engagement, education and collaboration.


    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 


    Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley 100 Sunbelt Parkway Birmingham, AL 35211


    10:00am - 11:30am - Registration

    10:00 am - Driving Range: Free Range Balls

    10:30am - 12:00pm - Box Lunch

    12:00pm - Shotgun Start

    5:00 - 7:00 pm - BBQ Dinner, Awards, and Door Prizes, plus Live Music! 


    $150 per person    |    $580 per team of four

    Make Checks payable to: Alabama Center for Architecture Golf Tournament 

    Address for ACFA: 109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd South Birmingham, AL 35233

    All playing spots include 3 mulligans per player, green fees, cart with baggage service before play, range balls, lunch, and dinner. 

    Don't Golf? Beer, Balls, & BBQ 

    5:00-7:00 PM at the clubhouse $30 per person, includes food, drinks, & live music! 

    Sponsorship:  Due October 9th, 2019 

    To pay for a sponsorship or a team, follow the link provided: https://squ.re/2nUFzdw

    $400 Hole Sponsor

    $500 Drink Cart Sponsor

    $500 Meal Sponsor

    $350 Music Sponsor


    Please contact Rhea Williams, Executive Director or Katie Parker, Executive Assistant with questions.

    Alabama Center for Architecture 




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