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Past Event Recordings

Strategic Thinking for Structural Engineers

Jared Jamison, founder and president of AE Ascend

The daily actions and decisions we make as structural engineers can have broad implications that are more impactful to your business than you think. Decisions made without larger context are often not the best decisions for your clients or your firm. Strategic thinkers understand how their actions and decisions help support their firm’s competitive position and success. Whether you are focusing on project decisions or your firm’s big picture and direction, strategic thinking will help you make better decisions with better outcomes for you, your clients, and your company. Designed for all levels of structural engineers, from design engineers to principals, this web event will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to practice strategic thinking in your daily actions and responsibilities.

Recording Coming Soon


Economic Outlook for Structural Engineering: 2021 & Beyond

Originally aired: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Andrew Opdyke, CFA,Senior Economist, First Trust; John Cross, PE, LEED AP, Crosswind Consulting LLC & Moderator: Bill Bast, PE, SE, LPI Inc.

The pandemic has affected every aspect of our personal lives and altered the way we do business. As structural engineers, understanding how these changes influence the profession and the economy in which our firms operate is critical to such things as short term staffing and long term business planning. What will some of the markets we serve look like this summer and beyond? What does the future hold for the construction and building development markets? NCSEA invited two experts to help make sense of the current and future economic indicators, and attempt to answer, “What are some of the most current economic predictions affecting structural engineers?”

All purchases of this recording benefit the NCSEA Foundation. The minimum required donation is $25.


Virtual SE3 Spring Series

Originally aired: Wednesday, March 24, 31, &  April 7, 2021
Rose McClure, PE, SE, Senior Consulting Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; Sabrina Duk, PE, Principal and Founder, Verahaus Structural, LLC;  Marc Steyer, SE, LEED AP, Principal, Tipping Structural Engineers; Natalie Tse, SE, LEED AP, Project Manager, Tipping Structural Engineers; and Victoria Arbitrio, PE, SECB, F.SEI, Associate Partner, Gilsanz Murray Steficek 

The virtual multi-day series is for engineers of all levels, business owners, human resource managers, and anyone within the AEC industry who are interested in promoting engagement & equity in the structural engineering profession. Attendees will gain insight from engineers around the country, acquire practical strategies and learn best practices for improving retention and engagement within their organizations. 

This event will review the latest survey findings and highlight the work being done by the SE3 committee as informed by the results of the 2020 survey, highlight key strategies to transform the traditional performance review into a positive, productive, and beneficial process for employees, managers, and a firm’s office culture, and touch upon a variety of buzzword topics, including, but not limited to, racial and gender equity, generational differences, navigating parenthood, work-life balance, social/political climates, events in the national spotlight, and technological advancements.