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Committee Mission & Charges

The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) Disaster Emergency Services (DES) Committee facilitates the organization, education, training, and coordination of SEAOSC members to assist local communities with timely response after major disaster events such as fires, floods, and earthquakes.


  • Provide Safety Assessment Program (SAP) ATC-20 training developed by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) to local engineers.
  • Connect with government municipalities and professional organizations involved in emergency management (non-profits, city/county agencies, structural engineering chapters like SEAONC).
  • Maintain and update the contact information of SAP certified local engineers for possible deployment in case of disasters.
  • Provide educational and training seminars to advance the disaster response knowledge base within SEAOSC.

DES Committee Goals for 2023

  • Recruit new committee members. DES committee has been recently reestablished in 2022 and aims to recruit new committee members. For 2023, DES committee aims to have at least five active members.
  • Host an introductory educational event geared toward bringing awareness to the DES committee activities.
  • Coordinate ATC-20 training seminar for CalOES SAP sponsored by SEASOC by Fall 2023.
  • Advance the SEAOSC Disaster Response Plan in coordination with SEAONC and SEAOC.
  • Explore options for updating the SEAOSC SAP responder list and integrating with the national database (SEER initiative) by the end of Summer 2023.
  • Host a winter networking event for local municipality disaster response professionals.

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Committee Members:

  • Mohammed Bala
  • Alexis Truong
  • Emily Morris Frazier
  • Alejandra Bravo
  • Jerry Luong
  • Silvia Mazzoni
  • Jonathan Chiu
  • Hooman Tavallali
  • Ricardo Hernandez
  • Ayman Itani

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Phone: (562) 908-6131
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The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) is a professional association with a rich history and a commitment to shaping the future of structural engineering. This legacy continues to affect the field, as SEAOSC remains a dynamic platform for knowledge sharing, professional development, and community engagement.

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