Volunteering for a Committee
NCSEA has a variety of committees that work to further the association’s mission to constantly improve the level of standard of practice of the structural engineering profession throughout the United States and to provide an identifiable resource for those needing communication with the profession.
NCSEA SEA members may apply for committee positions throughout the year using the online Volunteer Application. Most committees admit new members on a rolling basis while others add members only once per year. Once submitted, the application will be reviewed to confirm Member Organization/SEA membership and then forwarded to the committee chair(s) for review. Please expect a response within 30 days.
To be an NCSEA Committee Member, you must be a member of a SEA.
There are several types of committee members: (not all committees have these members)
- Voting Members: Individuals who have strong knowledge or expertise.
- Corresponding Members: Individuals directly associated with their SEA (endorsed by their Member Organization).
- Observers: Liaison appointees of Building Code and Standards Development Organizations, researchers, and individuals from NCSEA member organizations who are neither voting members nor corresponding members.
- Industry Representative: Is an individual from a non-engineering firm (companies providing supplies or services to structural engineers).
- Secretary: Some committees may need a Young Member to act as a Secretary for the committee. No expertise is needed, but a desire to learn from a diverse group of people while building your resume – accepting tasks such as taking meeting minutes and assisting with the committee’s Basecamp presence.
The Committee or Subcommittee Chair for which you are applying will work with you to determine your type of committee membership.
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|Member Organization Committee Contacts|
|NCSEA Expense Form|
|Travel Reimbursement Policy|
The APP Committee seeks to determine and promote the core curriculum that should be offered to, and required of, structural engineering students.
The Code Advisory Committees operate as five separate subcommittees, structured to work with Model Code and Standards issues and activities.
The Communications Committee's initiatives are focused on the SEAs as well as public awareness of the profession.
The Education Committee is responsible for administering the Diamond Review Program as well as developing continuing education webinars and the NCSEA SE Refresher & Exam Review course.
The Resilience committee develops positions and recommendations on issues in the emerging field of resilience-based planning and design.
Structural Engineering Emergency Response (SEER)
The SEER committee is charged with coordinating, promoting, and growing the SEER program. Click here for emergency response resources.
Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3)
The Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) Committee’s mission is to study and promote engagement and equity in the structural engineering profession, primarily via conducting a nationwide biennial survey of structural engineering professionals.
The Licensing Committee works with the Member Organizations to influence states to adopt consistent licensing laws and rules in the interest of public safety, especially relating to licensure of structural engineers. Click here for structural licensure resources developed and maintained by the Structural Engineering Licensure Committee.
The Sustainable Design Committee works to promote sustainable design practices within the profession of structural engineering through leadership, advocacy, outreach, and education.
Young Member Support
The Young Member Support Committee (YMSC) facilitates the formation, growth and success of NCSEA Member Organization Young Member Groups. Click here for more information on NCSEA Young Member Groups and resources for existing and forming groups.