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On this page, you'll find a collection of recent news articles or feature stories highlighting engineers and engineering projects in Illinois.
John LaPlante, city’s first transportation commissioner, dies after battle with coronavirus
Chicago Sun Times, March 22, 2020
Bob Johnson, SE and SWE-Chicago outreach chair Elenora Chakraborty discusse the Chicagoland 'Engineers Week' celebration including various engineering outreach efforts to students.
Avila Media, December 19, 2019
SEI President Glenn Bell on the Vision for the Future of Structural Engineering
ASCE, October 22, 2019
Vista Tower’s Engineering Feats: Blair Kamin Explains
WTTW, September 10, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times, August 1, 2019
America’s Roads and Bridges Cost Too Darn Much
Bloomberg, July 26, 2019
Architecture Vs. Engineering: Solutions for Harmonious Collaboration
RedShift, May 3, 2018
The proposed rules for performing structural peer reviews are open for public comment.
This 16-minute documentary by filmmaker Nathan Eddy explores the story behind the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, including its inception and design, the controversy surrounding its opening, its fall into disrepair, and the current debate over its future.
SEAOI's own Bob Johnson was present at the ribbon-cutting for the new reservoir.
ABC 7 Chicago, December 4, 2017
Chicago Tonight, WTTW, December 4, 2017
SEAOI Member Homa Ghaemi was interviewed on Tech Scene Chicago, a radio program that focuses on trends and technology-related events in and around Chicago. On the November 3 episode, Homa is interviewed by host Melanie Adcock about structural engineering and the events and programs at SEAOI.
Loop North News, July 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune, July 24, 2017
Several SEAOI members are quotes in this article about wind engineering and the planned Vista Tower in Chicago.
Chicago Curbed, April 28, 2017
Chicago Curbed, April 3, 2017
BW Lightbulb, February 21, 2017
This documentary film was released in 2016 and received screenings at several engineering-related conferences and events.
Chicago Loop Bridges, January 19, 2017
(Featuring the work of SEAOI member John Hillman)
Curbed Chicago, November 10, 2016
Loop North News, November 4, 2016
DNA Info, November 1, 2016
Chicago Loop Bridges, October 18, 2016
DNA Info, October 10, 2016
Chicago Tribune, October 10, 2016
Loop North News, October 5, 2016
(A fantastic article and interview with Bob Johnson, SEAOI member and outreach volunteer, about his passion for bringing the work of engineers into the public eye, and for putting the "E" back in STEM education.)
Builtworlds, August 24, 2016
(SEAOI Member Brad Noack of H.W. Lochner was the SE for this project.)
Daily Southtown, August 4, 2016
Chicago Construction News, June 28, 2016
Curbed Chicago, June 27, 2016
Loop North News, June 23, 2016
Industrial Prime, June 22, 2016
Progressive Railroading, June 17, 2016
NPR, Morning Edition, June 15, 2016
Curbed.com, June 8, 2016
Chicago Tonight, WTTW Channel 11, May 10, 2016
IIT Students are headed to the National Steel Bridge Competition in Utah.
Builtworld, May 9, 2016
Chicago Tribune, April 14, 2016
Chicago Tribune, April 11, 2016
*Writers Theatre is a finalist in the 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards.
Designboom, February 16, 2016