2019 Annual General Meeting and Companion Events

The President and Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia invite members to:

  1. 2019 Annual General Meeting
    Wednesday, March 13, at 4:00 PM
    More information

  2. Annual Dinner & Presentation
    Wednesday, March 13, at 6:00 PM (following the Annual General Meeting)
    More information

  3. SEABC Pinnacle Seminar
    Thursday, March 14, from 5:20 PM to 9:00 PM
    More information

This year’s Annual General Meeting follows a new format and different venue from previous years.

        


Annual General Meeting

Meeting Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 13
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Emerald Ball Room at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver

Purpose

The purpose of the Annual General Meeting will be to report on and discuss the business of the Association, and elect the Board of Directors for 2019/2020.

Download meeting package (agenda, minutes of 2018 AGM, Presidents Report, Committee Reports, budget)

Call for Candidates for SEABC Board 2019/2020

The Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia is inviting members interested in standing as candidates for election to the Board of Directors for the 2019/2020 term. If you are a current member and would like to be a candidate, kindly provide us with a brief election statement (50 – 100 words) and a recent photograph. Please submit election statements to election(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)seabc.ca on or before Wednesday, February 27.

Download list of candidates (current list; to be finalised after February 27)

Election will take place at the SEABC Annual General Meeting on March 13. If required (e.g. there is a large number of candidates) a ballot will take place, otherwise election will be by acclamation.

Should you wish to participate in one of the Association’s programs or committees but not serve on the Board, please contact the Board at feedback(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)seabc.ca.

Motions at the Annual General Meeting

If a member of the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia wishes to move a motion at the Annual General Meeting, then they are requested to submit their motion to feedback(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)seabc.ca on or before Wednesday, March 6.

Registration

Registration is NOT required to attend the Annual General Meeting.

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Annual Dinner & Presentation

Join fellow SEABC members and guests for a three-course plated dinner and engaging presentation by celebrated structural engineer Mike Schlaich, Prof. Dr. sc.techn. Meet our keynote presenter.

Event Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 13
  • Networking: 5:30 PM (following the Annual General Meeting at 4:00 PM)
  • Dinner and presentation: 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Emerald Ball Room at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver

Keynote Presentation

“Light Weight Structures – Demystified”

Elegant, bold, sleek, barely visible, light weight – are some of the many attributes and compliments that Mike has garnered for his ingenious structural designs of buildings, towers, roofs, facades and bridges, throughout Europe, the North Americas, South America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.

A specialist in lightweight structures, Mike is a firm believer in a holistic, conceptual design approach, and in the engineers’ responsibility to contribute more to ‘baukultur’ – that is the concept of producing quality structures to improve quality of life. Emulating it with his continued academic engagement and research at the TU Berlin, Mike has created his unique brand of technical excellence. At the Annual Meeting, Mike will share some of his achievements – demystifying how research can be readily transferred into a routine practice of generating elegant light-weight structures.

Brochure

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Become a Sponsor of the Annual Dinner Meeting & Presentation

Registration

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SEABC Pinnacle Lecture

SEABC is launching its Pinnacle Lectures, that will epitomize high-calibre topics by distinguished speakers on themes that shape the future of our profession. Our first Pinnacle Lecture will be presented by Mike Schlaich, Prof. Dr. sc.techn. Meet our pinnacle presenter.

Event Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 14
  • Refreshments:  5:00 PM
  • Lecture: 5:20 PM to 9:00 PM (with half-hour break for boxed dinner and refreshments)
  • Venue: Fletcher Challenge Theatre at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Pinnacle Lecture

“History of Structural Engineering … Leading to Future Trends”

Throughout his career, Mike collaborated with the likes of Frank Gehry, the offices of Richard Rogers and Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, engineers like Ted Happold and Fazlur Khan to strive for excellence and elegance. His passion to elevate technical norms to deliver free expression of geometrical curves was influenced by Felix Candela and Frei Otto amongst others. Encapsulating his experiences in an inspiring lecture for students and professionals at TU Berlin, Mike unfolds an energizing view on the history of structural engineering – its evolution and current trends, aimed to revitalize for an ever-optimized world of future structures.

“Got snapshot of this lecture while visiting Mike in Berlin…this is a CAN’T MISS presentation!”
Paul Fast

Brochure

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Registration

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Meet our Presenter

Mike Schlaich, Prof. Dr. sc.techn.
Managing Director, Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Berlin, Germany

Mike graduated with a Doctrate in Technical Sciences from ETH Zurich. He joined the esteemed structural engineering firm Schlaich Bergermann Partner (SBP) in 1993. He is now its Managing Director, with six offices across the world, serving on prominent international projects and redefining engineering fundamentals with cutting edge research.

Mike is a certified proof checking engineer for structural analysis, a Professor at TU Berlin, and its Chair of Conceptual and Structural Design. He is a highly esteemed member of various international Professional Societies and was recognized as Fellow of Institution of Structural Engineers, London, UK.

Mike is recipient of numerous international awards, recently amongst them: the 2016 Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis for the Rathenow Footbrigde in Germany; and the 2015 Gold Medal by the Institution of Structural Engineers, London, UK.

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Mike Schlaich, Prof. Dr. sc.techn.

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