Monthly Meetings:

Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, except for November-December, which is held the first week of December. 

Maggiano's Little Italy
10910 Domain Dr # 100
Austin, TX 78759

11:45 AM  Social
12:00 PM Program & Lunch

 Fees **:   
 $   5* Students 
 $ 25* Current Members 
 $ 30* Non-Members 
 $ 15 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Students
 $ 30 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Members 
 $ 35 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Non-Members 

Note: In order to guarantee a meal, please pay for your registration through PayPal by the Friday before the meeting. No refunds after registration deadline.

To receive this fee, you have to finalize your registration and payment by the Friday before the meeting (registration deadline).
Otherwise, you will be charged the late registration fee

** Fees updated for 2017. Effective 1/1/2017.

 Maggiano's Little Italy

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Maggiano's Little Italy - Domain
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    New Austin Central Library (Seaholm)

    Presented By: Luke Nelson, Datum Engineers


    The much-anticipated Austin New Central Library opened in October, 2017, to rave reviews and huge crowds.  Crowds of people are still flocking to the library two months later, just like the grackles celebrated in the giant public art piece inside. 

    The Library is a wonder of engineering, architectural, and construction achievement, not to mention civic commitment.  Countless dramatic, breathtaking, unique spaces and features are packed into its 270,000 square feet on 6 levels, plus 2 underground parking levels, situated on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake along Austin’s beloved hike & bike trail at the south edge of downtown. 

    The structural design uses cast-in-place concrete framing not only as an efficient way to support the heavy loads required for a library, but also as a beautiful exposed element in the jaw-dropping 6-story central atrium crossed by playful, zigzagging stairs and bridges.   

    Structural engineering is on display throughout the building in both obvious and subtle ways: 

    ​​· steel and glass skybridges 

    · steel and wood-framed reading porches  

    · zig-zagging, fanciful steel stairs 

    · exposed steel beam roof structure 

    · folded “cowboy hat” atrium roof and skylight 

    · giant mat foundation (unique in Austin) 


    Nelson joined Datum in 2003 as a graduate engineer. Since then, he has worked on a wide variety of structures ranging from high-end residences to $100M projects. He was the main design engineer for the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and since obtaining his license, he has served as the lead project engineer/project manager on projects such as UT Palestine Classroom facility, and the new Dripping Springs High School.

    ​Having served as president of the SEAoT Austin Chapter in 2009, Luke is happy to return to present this project.

    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Maggiano's Little Italy - Domain
    • 47

    Advanced Blast Analysis

    Presented By:  Jim Wesevich, PE, SE,  Thornton Tomasetti


    Occupied pre-engineered metal buildings are prevalent in petrochemical and industrial facilities that can be exposed to various potential blast hazards, such as vapor cloud explosions.  This presentation demonstrates the benefit of using nonlinear finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics over more traditional single-degree-of-freedom analysis techniques in reducing the anticipated building damage from external explosion hazards.


    Jim Wesevich works within the Weidlinger Applied Science practice within Thornton Tomasetti, and serves as the Austin Office Director.  Mr. Wesevich has been assessing, testing, and designing for blast effects on structures for more than 30 years for various US government agencies and petrochemical companies.

Past events

07 Dec 2017 December Meeting
26 Oct 2017 October Meeting
28 Sep 2017 September Meeting
24 Aug 2017 August Meeting
20 Jul 2017 July Meeting
22 Jun 2017 June Meeting
25 May 2017 May Meeting
03 May 2017 Charity Trivia
30 Mar 2017 March Meeting
09 Mar 2017 SET (Structural Engineering Talks)
23 Feb 2017 February Meeting
26 Jan 2017 January Meeting
01 Dec 2016 December Meeting
20 Oct 2016 2016 State Conference
22 Sep 2016 September Meeting
25 Aug 2016 August Meeting
28 Jul 2016 July Meeting
01 Jun 2016 Salary Survey!
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