June 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to June 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois is pleased to announce the SEAOI 2021 Virtual Forensic Forum! The event provides an opportunity for structural engineers to share best practices, lessons learned, and new techniques related to the investigation of failures or other performance problems. Failures are not all catastrophic, such as when a building or bridge collapses, but include facilities or parts of facilities that do not perform as intended by the owner, design professional or contractor. Forensic design and construction topics will be presented by a diverse group of engineers from Chicagoland and beyond. The Forum is designed for all structural engineering professionals interested in forensic engineering.

Call for Abstracts

Completed online entry The online entry form is hosted by Google, and a Google account is required to upload files.

Use this form to submit an abstract for either 60 min or 30 min presentation (inclusive of 5-10 minutes for Q & A) at the SEAOI 2021 Forensic Forum.

Submission Criteria

  • Innovation: presentations should highlight new or innovative tools, methods, or services relevant to repairs of existing structures. 
  • Approach: including definition of the problem, execution, results, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Clarity: the concept and expression should be clear and concise.
  • Learning Objectives
  • 500-word maximum
  • Up to 3 photos, plans or sketches - uploaded to the online form

Deadline for Entries

Complete entries must be received by April 16, 2021.

Speakers will be notified of abstract acceptance by April 23, 2021.


Registration information coming soon!