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SEAOSC Committee Pages

SEAOSC’s committees remain the most vital part of the association. Without the volunteer activities coordinated through and completed by our committees, the SEAOSC's ability to serve our members and our community of Southern California is stymied.

In fulfilling our mission to Empower Members and Advance the Structural Engineering Profession in Service of our Community; our committee structure is established to provide a shared purpose, consistency in messaging, integrated support between committees, and connection to SEAOC and external partners.

This requires an extensive committee structure of volunteer members developing and evaluating various structural engineering design philosophies and standards, providing technical seminars for structural engineering continuing education, as well as assisting building code officials in the development of building codes at the local, state and national levels. In these efforts, SEAOSC Committees provide connection to the community with information bulletins regarding design standards and earthquake hazards and participating in engineering mentoring and education programs for local schools.

Committee meetings are open to anyone to attend as an observer. However, voting on committee business reserved for SEAOSC members. We encourage you to contact the Committee Chair directly using the Roster below to learn more about the committee's projects and meetings.

Community Service

Committee Chair/s Contact
Disaster Emergency Services
Legislative Action Jeff Ellis / Luke Lombardi / Daniel Zepeda
Professional PracticesDaniel
Sustainability / Resilience Timothy Saenz / Luke Lombardi

Member Empowerment

Sikandar Porter-Gill / Angel
Diversity & InclusionLorena Arce
Christian Cody / Abhinav
Women in SE Margaux Burkholder / Sabrina Ketel
Younger Members Jessica Chen / Sikandar Porter-Gill

Professional Advancement

Committee Chair/s Contact
Codes & Standards Colin Kumabe / Michael Ciortea
Dragos Ursu / Nils Fox
Existing Buildings
Daniel Zepeda / Garrett Hagen
Safer Cities Initiative
Organized through Codes & Standards
Seismology & Hazards Cairo Briceno / Gabriel J. Acero
Steel Ashwani Dhalwala
WoodZizhao (Zee)

If you are interested in the formation of a CMU, New Buildings, or Specialty Materials Committee please contact the SEAOSC office at

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