Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

National Profile

SEI is a vibrant, 20,000 plus community of structural engineers within the American Society of Civil Engineers. SEI started on October 1, 1996 in order to serve the unique needs of the structural engineering community more effectively while also being their voice on broader issues that shape the entire civil engineering community.

Members of SEI can take advantage of discipline-specific products and services while also receiving all of the benefits of ASCE membership.

Because SEI has members who are leaders in both structural engineering practice and academia, SEI provides wonderful networking opportunities while also stimulating coordination and understanding between academia and practicing engineers - driving the practical application of cutting edge research.

SEI advances our members' careers, stimulates technological advancement, and improves professional practice.

Local Profile

The Pittsburgh Section of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) is a technical institute sanctioned by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It is our goal to support the local structural engineering profession in the region.

Structural engineering spans a wide variety of project types, materials of construction and design criteria. The practicing structural engineer faces a daunting task in developing and maintaining a working knowledge of emerging topics and fields, in addition to existing information required to solve diverse project requirements.

It is the hope and intent of the SEI to support practicing structural engineers and students in this task by providing:

  • Informational Seminars and PDH's
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Tours of Local Construction Sites

The SEI also strives to advance the structural engineering profession through outreach opportunities.

As part of Pittsburgh Section strategic planning the SEI Chapter has set long term goals to:

  • Develop a full day technical course
  • Increase student involvement and investigate establishing a local graduate student chapter
  • Increase member involvement

You can read more about these goals and how they will be implemented here.

Pittsburgh has a long history of engineering and industry. From bridges to buildings, and from project planning to completion, our structural professionals have a tremendous depth of experience and knowledge. SEI desires to promote open dialog of this information between firms, enriching the quality of Pittsburgh’s structural engineering community.

Pittsburgh SEI Announcements:

Check here regularly for the latest Local and National News, Events and Announcements.


Listen to the November 29 webinar by SEI President Andy Herrmann and SEI Young Professional Committee Chair Linda Kaplan for a review of SEI member benefits and opportunities including special offerings for students and professionals to make the most of membership in SEI/ASCE, as well as an update on SEI Vision for the Future of SE initiatives.

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE: Member Benefits, Opportunities and Vision Initiatives

On behalf of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), we would like to invite you to Structures Congress 2017 in Denver, Colorado, April 6–8, 2017 at the Colorado Convention Center. Important reasons to attend this conference are to network and make connections with leaders in your profession, gain knowledge by attending outstanding technical sessions, and earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) in technical sessions. When in Denver, you should stay an extra day to enjoy the walkable downtown, art museums, award-winning food, the Rocky Mountains and much more!

As a civil engineering professional, you know you can find the latest information, innovations, and technologies when you attend ASCE conferences. You also know that to be competitive, you must constantly fine-tune your skills, find new ways to cut costs, streamline processes, and drive change.

These resources can help you gain approval to attend:

  • Program: Identify specific courses that are beneficial to your company and calculate the PDHs you can earn toward maintaining your license.
  • Expenses: Register as early as possible to take advantage of early-bird prices and book your accommodations through our room block to maximize savings and enhance your networking experience.
  • Share: Demonstrate what you have learned by sharing with your colleagues in a post-conference presentation.
Head over to the 2017 SEI Structures Congress Website for registration and program information. 

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