structural ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (SEI)

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) focuses primarily on highway infrastructure, buildings and structurally related topics. The group organizes both informational dinner seminars and instructional programs on specific topics. Informal topic presentations are also being planned. The SEI has been a strong committee for many years with the following active members dedicated to bringing educational topics to structural engineers:

Heena Dhorajia, Black & Veatch
Kaustubh Hulkyalkar, PE, Dewberry
Satish Patel, PE, Jacobs
Hercules Pamadessa,PE, Axis Design Group, International, LLC
Arjuna Ranasinghe, PhD, PE, Jacobs
Rima Taher, PhD, PE, NJIT

We are the SEI Chapter of North Jersey.

For information on upcoming meetings, field trips and seminars contact:

Chair: Satish Patel
(732) 452-9200
satish.patel@jacobs.com


Seminar information

 


 

chairpersons


For specific information, contact the chairpersons listed below:

Construction Technical Group
Chris Hanna
(973) 462-7048
jerseyengineer@gmail.com

Structural Engineering Institute
Satish Patel
(732) 452-9200
satish.patel@jacobs.com

Geotechnical Technical Group
Brian Felber
(973)-434-3167
bfelber@hntb.com

Transportation Technical Group
Tony Fulco
(973)-780-9253
afulco@dewberry.com

Professional Issues Technical Group
Ron Gumann
rgumann@panynj.gov
Tony Pecci
(973) 780-9322
apecci@dewberry.com

Water & Environmental Technical Group
Thzaira Charles
(973) 565-7554
tcharles@panynj.gov

COPRI
Murat Utku
(212) 377-8632
Murat.Utku@aecom.com

January 27, 2011

The SEI organized a dinner seminar on the topic of the Design and Construction Challenges for the Route 1&9T St. Paul's Viaduct. The speakers were Glen Schelelich, PE and Steve Hochman of the NJDOT.

April 15, 2010

The Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers at the North Jersey Branch along with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NJIT presented a half-day spring seminar on the "Application of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) to Bridge and Building Design and Construction". Speakers: Lou N. Triandafilou, PE, FHWA, Senior Structural Engineer, Hota Ganga Rao, PE, West Virginia University, Director of Constructed Facilities Center, Samer Petro, PE, Gannett Fleming Inc., Manager of West Virginia Operations, John Hillman, PE, Teng Associates, Senior Associate.


March 27, 2008

The Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers at the North Jersey Branch along with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NJIT presented a half-day spring seminar on the "Design and Construction of Cable-Stayed Structures in Buildings and Bridges". Speakers: Jorge M. Suarez, PE, Director of Bridge Services, Michael Baker Corporation, Rima Taher, PhD, University Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Technology, David M. Campbell, PE, President of Geiger Engineers.

November 27, 2007

The SEI presented a Dinner Seminar on the topic of "Bridge Inspection, Safety Assessment and Bridge Performance Measures: A Look to the Future". Speaker: Bala Sivakumar, PE, TransSystems/Lichtenstein Engineering Consultants.

January 19, 2006

The SEI presented a Dinner Seminar on the topic "Railroad Bridge Design per AREMA Manual." Speaker: Ken Clausen, P.E., Structures Department Head and Senior Project Manager, KS Engineering, New Jersey.