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About Us

Mission Statement

NCSEA, in partnership with its Member Organizations, supports practicing structural engineers to be highly qualified professionals and successful leaders.

Vision Statement

Structural Engineers are valued for their contributions to safe structures and resilient communities.



As leading professional institutions of the structural engineering profession, we [CASE, NCSEA & SEI] unequivocally denounce the senseless death of George Floyd. This and other tragic events of recent weeks have brought forth numerous stories from our members who have suffered discrimination, injustice, or intimidation, or have feared for their safety. We must identify and eradicate behaviors that perpetuate racism and inequality within our profession. We recognize change is everyone’s responsibility and that we will only succeed through sustained, collective action at individual, organizational, company, and societal levels. Continue Reading

2021 Call to Action Update: One Year of DEI Progress



NCSEA Response to Covid-19

As the nation responds to the challenges presented by the current COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining health and safety is paramount.  NCSEA is relying on local, state, and federal officials to provide requirements and recommendations for structural engineers to follow as they conduct their professional activities during these unprecedented conditions.

While respecting such limitations, the position of the NCSEA Board of Directors is that structural engineers provide essential services in support of permitted ongoing construction activities, maintenance of buildings and infrastructure, and design of projects deemed to be critical. 

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NCSEA Bylaws 

NCSEA Code of Ethics

NCSEA Position Statement on Continued Professional Development

Strategic Plan Summary November 2019  

What does it mean to be a Structural Engineer? 
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The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) was formed to constantly improve the standard level of practice of the structural engineering profession, and to provide an identifiable resource for those needing communication with the profession.  The Association’s vision is to be recognized as the leading advocate for the practice of structural engineering via its ongoing mission of representing and strengthening its 44 Member Organizations.

NCSEA serves the needs of the structural engineering profession, its clientele, as well as:

  • Architects
  • Building Code and Enforcement Authorities
  • Construction Industry
  • Owners
  • Developers
  • Public Building Agencies
  • Disaster Response Organizations
  • Licensing and Registration Boards
  • Legislatures and Regulatory Agencies
  • Structural Material Trade Groups
  • Public News Media
  • Professional and Trade Organizations
  • Engineering Societies







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