Structural Engineer's Association of Kansas & Missouri

Current News and Press Releases

Registration for the 2015 SEAKM Annual Meeting in St. Louis Missouri is open.  See the link to the right.

EERI New Madrid Chapter Seeks Our Help!  Training information found here.

Third Edition FEMA P-154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards, and
Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk (ROVER)

Each Chapter strives each month to produce original timely presentations to both interest and educate our members.  Here are a few offerings from recent Wichita Chapter meetings.

About our November Speaker/Presentation: 

Topic:              Masonry Job Site Troubleshooting

Speaker:         Bob Campbell, AIA, DBIA, LEED, NCARB

Masonry structural loadbearing and veneer buildings are still the #1 choice for educational, institutional, and commercial building design.  However, while masonry attributes are obvious, causes of occasional problems can be elusive.  This seminar will teach you how to create successful masonry details that are economical, functional, and aesthetically pleasing by exploring conditions through construction site photos, failure analyses, building code requirements, and best practice recommendations relating to load-bearing block, water-resistive barriers, air barriers, veneer ties, flashing, weep vents and movement joints.


Bob is a registered architect in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Colorado.  He brings over 30 years as a practicing architect to his role at IMI, and is also DBIA (Design-Build) professionally certified and LEED accredited.  Bob has a Bachelor of Architecture professional degree from Kansas State University, and also a Master of Architecture -Management from the University of Kansas.  Bob serves as the IMI Director of Industry Development and Technical Services for Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.  As IMI Director, Bob promotes the masonry industry and also serves as a technical advisor; providing educational training for architects, engineers, contractors, Owners, and University students and Facilities staff.

About our December Speaker/Presentation:

Topic:              Designing Buildings for Tornadoes

Speaker:          Bill Coulbourne

This month we will be viewing a recorded webinar that was put on by NCSEA earlier this year. 

This webinar uses information recently developed from research and disaster assessments to illustrate how to perform wind pressure calculations for buildings that are expected to survive a tornado event.  It includes the most recent thinking about how to develop wind pressures for these events and how to apply those pressures in building design.  Examples will be used to illustrate the concepts.


The St. Louis Chapter is hard at work planning the 2015 SEAKM Annual Meeting.  There will be two unique tracks of presentations, a very special family friendly social event at Science Center on April 30th and the opportunity to meet with peers and industry leaders.  The full schedule and registration will be released soon. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Structural Engineers Association of Kansas & Missouri
PO Box 6952
Shawnee Mission KS 66211
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Executive Director:
Tracy Palmer

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