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The Role of the Structural Engineer

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Part 1 of the 3-part series will present resilience through the lens of a structural engineer, defining the role of the structural engineer in the process and introducing the terminology and concepts being discussed today by many technical committees. We will explore our Codes and Standards framework, and the philosophy and rationale beyond probabilities being used as the basis for performance expectations. Part 1 will feature an overview of three common design hazards (earthquake, tornado, wind), their current design philosophy, challenges and shortfalls of this philosophy in a resilience context, and ideas being discussed for upcoming Standards revisions.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.
Please note: This webinar is part of the Resilience Series and is not included in the NCSEA Webinar Subscription.


  • Kevin Moore, P.E., S.E.

    Kevin Moore, P.E., S.E., is a Senior Principal and the Head of Structural Engineering, Western Region for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. in Oakland, California. Mr. Moore has been active in NCSEA since 2003 and is the current Chair of the NCSEA Resilience Committee and Past Chair of the NCSEA Seismic Subcommittee to the Code Advisory Committee. Kevin also serves on the SEI Resilience Committee and is the 2020 recipient of the James Delahay Memorial Award.

  • Therese McAllister, F.SEI

    Dr. Therese McAllister is the Community Resilience Group Leader and Program Manager in the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is also the Technical Point of Contact for the NIST funded Center of Excellence, Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, led by Colorado State University. Dr. McAllister is an ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Fellow and serves on the ASCE/SEI 7 standard committee; Infrastructure Resilience Division; the Technical Council on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structural Systems; and the SEI Board Resilience Committee. 

  • Jonathan Buckalew, S.E.

    Jonathan Buckalew is a senior project engineer and has worked 10 years at Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers. Jon is a voting member of the NCSEA Resilience Committee, Co-Chair of the SEAOC Resilience Committee, and is on the SEAONC Board of Directors

  • William L. Coulbourne, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE

    Mr. Coulbourne has a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in three states. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. He actively participates on the ASCE engineering standards wind and flood committees for ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, and ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction.

  • Michael J. Riemer, P.E., LEED AP BD+C

    Michael J. Riemer, P.E., has been with Atkins North America for over eight years in total, and has over 17 years of experience in the field of Structural Engineering. He has been involved in the design of multiple structures across the US which included using the breadth of ASCE 7 and the local building codes. He was the Deputy Task Order Manager for the Puerto Rico Microzoning effort. This effort included presenting results of the study at milestones. 

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December 1, 2021
Wed 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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