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SEAOI Structures Symposium

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Structures Symposium on October 28, 2015. Geoffrey Baer , host of WTTW programming will give the keynote presentation - CHICAGO'S UNSUNG ENGINEERING HEROES - at this full-day event.

Chicago is widely celebrated as Americaís greatest city of architecture. But without the engineers, the architecture would never get off the drawing board. And without a mind-boggling array of civil engineering projects, this swampy frontier outpost would never have been suitable for city building in the first place.

In this talk, popular public TV host and writer Geoffrey Baer of WTTW goes behind the architecture to talk about the amazing engineering (and the amazing engineers!) that made Chicago possible. Mr. Baer will talk about how he makes the sometimes esoteric subject of engineering accessible to his wide TV audience through engaging stories; from raising the city out of the mud and reversing the river, to the invention of the structural system that made the skyscraper possible.

Multiple Emmy award-winning Public Television writer, producer and program host Geoffrey Baer is known for his masterful storytelling, conversational style, and contagious enthusiasm. In addition to Mr. Baerís keynote, the program will include another dozen half-hour presentations on other building-related topics.

The 2015 Structures Symposium represents the culmination of SEAOIís 50th anniversary celebration and also commemorates 100 years of Structural Engineering Licensure in Illinois, the first state to offer such licensure.

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50th Anniversary Membership Directory

Membership Directory
As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, SEAOI will publish a special edition of the Membership Directory later this year. The Directory will be distributed to SEAOI members and a number of sister organizations, and will include images from all of the 50 Significant Structures highlighted at the Awards Dinner in June.

Organizations can support SEAOI and gain valuable exposure for their products and services by advertising in the directory. Advertising submissions are due to the SEAOI office by October 31.

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Fifty Significant Projects in Fifty Years
After soliciting and reviewing nominations from the design community, SEAOI is proud to name the Fifty Significant Projects designed by SEAOI members over the last 50 years.  The list of projects includes new construction and structural renovations, buildings, bridges, industrial and special structures.  Read the complete list, or look through the slideshow that includes images of all the named projects. 



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SEAOI Course Manuals Available

The course books from SEAOI seminars and technical courses are available for purchase for $75 each. These manuals are a great resource for those who were unable to attend a class in person or via the web. The full list of SEAOI course books is available here. You can order a book online, or email office@seaoi.org or call 312-726-4165 x 200.



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The Government Affairs Committee represents the interests of our profession in political and legislative settings. Through its officers, volunteers, and legislative lobbyist, the Committee takes an active role in protecting the practice of structural engineering in Illinois.
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