Upcoming Events

SEAQ-ing Young Engineers of BC - Timber Structures

Presented by SEABC Young Members Group

SEAQ is a meet-up group where young Structural Engineering students and professionals come together to Ask and Answer each others Questions in an open environment. Each SEAQ meet-up has a topic of focus, such as software, concrete, or as specific as shear wall design. It’s a great opportunity to ask those though questions you’ve been SEAQ-ing answers for.

This SEAQ event will be focused on Timber Structures.

Space is limited! Sign up required.

Complimentary snacks and drinks are also provided!


Weike Qu, EIT


November 13, from  6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  *** NEW DATE ***
Please arrive 15 minutes before event begins.


Offices of Equilibrium Consulting
#200 - 388 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver

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Can't Ban Gravity - Vital Lessons for Structural Engineers

SEABC Evening Seminar

Dr. David Vesey is a very accomplished Structural Engineer. He is instrumental in shaping our profession into an honorable and reliable practice worldwide.

David is responsible for the some of the tallest building structures in the world. As Past Director at Arup's Advanced Technology and Research and as their past Global Structural Skills Network Leader, David has performed high profile technical reviews, forensic analysis, and audits of many unique and cutting-edge structural systems.

He has compiled a list of invaluable lessons learnt some of which may have posed themselves as questions while in his role as a Member Examiner at the Institution of Structural Engineer.

On November 20, during his visit to Vancouver, David will present some of these many "Vital Lessons for Structural Engineers" from his collection. SEABC invites all members to join us at this rare opportunity to meet with David and experience the art of work-life balance together with engineering excellence.

Dr. David Vesey, BS, PhD, P.Eng.
IStructE (Fellow), Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Fellow)
Date: Tuesday, November 20
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 pm; Presentation at 6:30 pm
Venue: Theatre C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver




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FREE FEMA P-58 Training

Presented by Applied Technology Council

This training will present new tools and guidance for performance-based seismic design, developed under the second phase of the FEMA P-58 project. This methodology was first published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2012, along with an implementation tool for seismic performance assessment of buildings. The follow-on project, conducted by the Applied Technology Council with funding from FEMA, developed guidance on performance of code-conforming buildings and seismic design of new buildings, as well as improvements to existing tools, incorporating environmental considerations related to seismic performance of buildings. This training seminar will provide an overview of the newly available tools and guidance.


  • Ronald O. Hamburger, Project Technical Director for the ATC-58 Project Series – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, San Francisco, California
  • Jon A. Heintz, ATC-58 Project Executive – Applied Technology Council, Redwood City, California
  • John D. Hooper, member of the ATC-58-2 Project Management Committee and Leader of the Products Update Team – Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle, Washington
  • Vesna Terzic, member of the ATC-58-2 Performance Products Team – California State University Long Beach

This is a FREE event and limited to 75 participants. Participation is limited to in-person attendance only.

Seminar Date

November 29 at from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM


Magnusson Klemencic Associates
1301 Fifth Avenue
WA 98101

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Eighth Annual Young Members Presentation Competition

Presented by SEABC Young Members Group

Worked on an interesting dream project? Got a chance to visit an amazing job site? Learned something extra-ordinary? Here's a chance to share your experiences and enter a chance of winning $1,000 and bragging rights among your fellow young engineers.

The SEABC Young Members Group invite you to the Eighth Annual SEABC Young Members Presentation Competition. The competition is organized and hosted by the SEABC Young Members Group.

Guide for authors

The deadline to submit first round of abstracts is January 7 after which a second round of selection may be needed.

To submit your abstract, please email your abstract to ymg@seabc.ca.


HSBC Hall (C-680),  UBC Robson Square, Vancouver

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: January 7
  • Notification of acceptance: January 11
  • Presentation competition: February 20

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Download invitation

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EERI 2019 Annual Meeting

Presented by Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) will take place in Vancouver.


March 5 - 8, 2019

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Past SEABC Events

The SEABC Events Archive contains video recordings and downloads for past seminars.