Letter from the Chairperson
To my SEA-MW Colleagues and Friends,
Guided by our motto, "Working Together to Improve the Business of Structural Engineering," SEA-MW has been bringing together the structural engineers of the Washington, DC community for 25 years, providing an ideal forum for networking, problem solving, and continuing education. As a member of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA), SEA-MW has joined forces with 43 other SE organizations across the United States to pursue the common mission...(continue reading)
What is a Structural Engineer?
Most people don't know.
Structural engineering is a specialty field within Civil Engineering. Civil engineers design public projects such as highways, train yards, wharves and ports, water treatment facilities, and aqueducts, all of which comprise what is referred to as the infrastructure.
Structural Engineers are responsible for the design of structures that the citizens use on a daily basis. These structures include our office buildings, schools, government facilities, shopping malls, airport terminals and buildings, and bridges. Structural Engineers focus on the design of the elements of each structure, namely the beams, columns, walls, floors, roofs, and foundations, and the connections that hold all these elements together.