What SEs NEED to Know about the Structural Engineering Practice Act in Illinois
Join us for a comprehensive one-hour live webinar tailored specifically for structural engineers practicing in Illinois. The Illinois Structural Engineering Practice Act serves as the cornerstone of regulation within the state, outlining crucial guidelines and requirements for professionals in the field. In this session, we'll delve into the intricacies of this act, ensuring you're equipped with the knowledge and understanding necessary to navigate your practice effectively and ethically.
Hosted by seasoned professionals with expertise in both structural engineering and legal aspects, this webinar aims to equip structural engineers with the essential knowledge and tools to navigate the regulatory framework effectively. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a newcomer to the field, this webinar will provide valuable insights to enhance your understanding and compliance.
Key topics to be covered include:
- Overview of the Structural Engineering Practice Act: Understand the purpose, scope, and key provisions of the Act governing structural engineering practice in Illinois.
- Recent Updates and Developments: Learn about the review process and most recent changes to the Act
- Future of the Act: The presenters will share possible outcomes of the next review, and why it’s so important to Structural Engineers to be aware of and involved in the review process.
- Q&A Session: Engage with our panel of experts in a live Q&A session to get answers to your specific queries and concerns regarding the Act and its implications for your practice.
- Develop a deeper understanding of why the Act is so important to the practice of structural engineering in Illinois
- Learn about the review process
- Understand how the Act impacts your structural engineering practice in Illinois, now and what the future may hold
Whether you're a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, and work in a design firm, construction company or government agency, this webinar promises to be an invaluable resource for enhancing your understanding of the Illinois Structural Engineering Practice Act and its implications for your practice. Don't miss this opportunity to ensure compliance, uphold professional standards, and excel in your role as a structural engineer in Illinois. Register now to secure your spot!
This is a virtual event on Zoom. Attendees are required to have a free Zoom account in order to access the presentation.
Notes: Registrants may submit their questions about the SE Practice Act on the registration form, and/or during the live presentation.
This presentation will be recorded and all registered attendees will receive a copy of the recording.
This course fulfills the 1 hour of state statutes/rules requirement for structural engineering.
About the Speakers
Jan I. Blok, S.E., P.E.
President, The Structural Group, Ltd.
Jan Blok is a founder and President of The Structural Group, Ltd. As a practicing structural engineering for over 25 years, his experience includes analysis and design of a wide range of low mid- and high-rise commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-unit residential and specialty structures. He has also led investigation, renovation and rehabilitation work on some Chicago’s most notable historic buildings.
He is a licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois and licensed to practice in 24 other states. He is a past president of SEAOI and board member of SEPAC.
Jan contributed significantly, along with other collaborators at SEAOI, to the 2019 updating of the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Kyle Lazell is the Design Licensing Manager with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He has over 20 years of experience in the design and construction world. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from SIU-Edwardsville and is licensed as an Illinois Real Estate Broker. Kyle has served with Illinois government agencies for the past 17 years and prior to that was the design & marketing manager for an international manufacturing company for several years as well as freelancing on residential housing projects with a local construction company.
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Christine Freisinger is an Associate Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in the Chicago office where she has worked as a structural engineer since 2004, primarily focusing on the investigation, evaluation, and repair of existing structures. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the IDFPR SE Board, a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction Task Committee 7 - Evaluation and Repair, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE 11-28 committee.