Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Orange County (OC) Chapter allows our members to interact with other professionals in the structural field of civil engineering.  We regularly send active Orange County branch members to SEI Congresses held on a annual bases across the country.  We hope the Orange County Branch members will learn new ideas and find interesting speaker topics that we can bring back to our local branch members.  Periodically SEI OC holds joint events with the Orange County Branch during branch general meetings.  The Orange County Branch and the SEI OC work together to provide continuing educations events that are relevant SEI members. We hope you will come out and participate in our institute and work with us to build a strong organization.


The 2020-2021 SEI OC Board of Directors

Bita Shahla, PE
SEI Chair

Jason Fix, PE
SEI Vice Chair

Sonia Alonso
SEI Secretary

Tom Broz, SE
SEI Technical Director

Ali Hashemi, PE
SEI Marketing Director

Mathew Picardal, PE
SEI YMF Liaison


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Below in the Related News section are some articles from past events.  For more information contact [email protected].

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Bita Shahla, PE
SEI Chair
WSP USA
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Jason Fix, PE
SEI Vice Chair
McLean & Shultz
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Sonia Alonso
SEI Secretary
AZTEC Engineering
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Tom Broz, SE
SEI Technical Director
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Ali Hashemi, PE
SEI Marketing Director
Gannett Fleming, Inc
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Mathew Picardal, PE
SEI YMF Liaison
DCI Engineers
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