SEFW 2019 Annual Report

From Craig Roberts, Chair:

Thank you for your support of the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington! We had a fantastic 2019. Please enjoy this report of accomplishments made possible by SEFW and its partnerships. Donations supported scholarships, outreach opportunities, our incredible Fall Forum, and more. It was a year with much good work promoting structural engineering, and we are eager to see what 2020 has in store.

SCHOLARSHIPS

University Scholarships

June 2019

In a record-breaking year, SEFW funded the SEAW Scholarship Awards Program, presenting four awards totaling $16,000. In total, the SEAW Scholarship Program has now presented $180,500 to 73 structural engineering students.

Madison Broers, of East Wenatchee, received a BSCE and started a MSCE, both at WSU.

 

Jenna Louie, of Renton, received a BSCE at UW and is starting a MSCE at Cal-Berkeley.

 

Carolyn McCann, of Gig Harbor, received a BSCE at University of Michigan and is starting a MSCE at Stanford.

 

Lindsey Peterson, of Spokane, received a BSCE at Gonzaga.

Conference Scholarship

August 2019

For the first time, SEFW co-sponsored an SEAW YMG member to attend the SEA NW Conference, this year held in Oregon. John Gunn was selected by the SEAW Board of Trustees to attend.

EDUCATION

Urban Growth Forum

November 2019

The 9th Annual SEFW Fall Forum, “Worldwide Trends in Urban Growth: How Washington Stacks Up” was attended by 250+ people at Benaroya Hall. Antony Wood of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat gave an engaging, thoughtful presentation that covered all corners of the state. The lecture can be seen on Vimeo.

Sculpture on a Grand Scale

The book showcases the innovative work of the late Jack Christiansen, highlighting a Pacific Northwest structural engineering legacy. SEFW funded part of Tyler's research and a traveling exhibit of model replicas, which preceded the book.

July 2019

SEFW was pleased to sponsor the research of Tyler Sprague, whose book, "Sculpture on a Grand Scale" was finally released.

OUTREACH

Student Outreach Efforts

March-October 2019

SEFW was pleased to continue to support the outreach efforts of SEAW, including the continued partnership with the Washington Alliance for Better Schools and their After School STEM Academy), participation in 10 STEM expo and career events (reaching 4,000+ Puget Sound students!), and expansion into other parts of the state. Learn more about the Outreach Committee by visiting their website.

RESEARCH

Special Wind Study Support

Summer 2019

At the request of the SEAW Wind Committee, SEFW has started a "Special Wind Region" donation fund. Tax-deductible funds collected will support   a joint effort by SEAW and SEA-Oregon to collect Pacific Northwest wind data.

GOVERNANCE

Board of Directors Changes

December 2019

SEFW thanks Tom Corcoran for his two years as Chair of the Board of Directors. Also, thank you to Nancy Devine and Cary Kopczynski, who will both step off the Board in 2020.

 

Assuming the role of Chair is Craig Roberts of CT Engineering, with Shana Kelley of KPFF Consulting Engineers as Vice Chair. Ted Smith will continue as Secretary/Treasurer.

 

Joining the Board in 2020 are Cale Ash of Degenkolb, Pete Barlow of Contech Services, and Connie Holloway of ZGF Architects.

Tom Corcoran

Cale Ash

Craig Roberts

Peter Barlow

Shana Kelley

Connie Holloway

This Annual Report was prepared by the SEFW Administrator. Please submit questions or feedback to admin@sefw.org or 206-451-7475.

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS

Thank you to the 2019 individual and corporate donors.

 

Individual donors:

 

Angela Gottula

Arne Carson

Cale Ash

Charles Pearson

Charlie Griffes

Chris Bernards

Claudia Maggiani

Craig Keller

Craig Roberts

Craig Stauffer

David Goodyear

Dick Hemmen

Frank Hofmeister

Ed Huston

Greg Schindler

Howard Burton

Jim Farley

John Tawresey

Joyce Lem

Lisette Terry

Marga Rose Hancock

Mark D'Amato

Mike Dunn

Nancy Devine

Peter Somers

Richal and Karen Smith

Scott Douglas

Shana Kelley

Ted Smith

Thomas Kinsman

Tom Corcoran

Tom Xia

 

 

Corporate donors:

 

Platinum

Contech Services

PCS Structural

     Solutions

 

Gold

Cary Kopczynski &

   Company

DCI Engineers

Integrus Architecture

Magnusson Klemencic
    Associates

Seattle Structural

 

Silver

Coffman Engineers

CT Engineering

Degenkolb

DLR Group

GLY Construction

KPFF Consulting
    Engineers

Lane Powell

Malsam Tsang

    Structural

    Engineering

Miles Sand & Gravel

Quantum Consulting
    Engineers

Shannon & Wilson

Swenson Say Faget

Verco Decking

WSP

 

Bronze

Brown & Caldwell

BTL Engineering

CG Engineering

Cornerstone General

    Contractors

Coughlin Porter

    Lundeen

DeWalt

Douglas Engineering

Flyhomes, Inc.

Howard S. Wright | a

    Balfour Beatty

    Company

Lund Opsahl

Mark & Linda D'Amato

Mayes Testing /

    Terracon

MLA Engineering

SidePlate Systems

Simpson Strong-Tie

Ted & Barb Smith

Thornton Tomasetti

Wetherhold &

    Associates

 

Cooperating Organizations

American Council of

    Engineering

    Companies of

    Washington

American Institute of

    Architects, Seattle

American Institute of

    Architects, Spokane

ASCE Seattle Section

Concrete Reinforcing

    Steel Institute

Council on Tall

    Buildings and Urban

    Habitat

Northwest Concrete
   Masonry Association

Seattle Architecture

     Foundation

Puget Sound

     Engineering

     Council

Structural Engineers

    Association of

    Washington
University of

    Washington

    Dept. of

    Architecture

University of

    Washington

    Dept. of Civil and

    Environmental

    Engineering

Washington

    Aggregates &

    Concrete

    Association

Washington Association

    of Building Officials

Washington STEM

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General Fund

Scholarship Fund

Disaster Preparedness and Response Fund

Special Wind Region Study

December 2019

The above graphs outline SEFW's breakdown of contributions/income and expenditures for 2019. The Board continues to utilize a separate account, funded 100% by Board donations, to support SEFW-related expenditures not directly related to programs, such as monthly meeting expenses, Board retreats, social functions, and other similar activities. Individual or corporate donations are used exclusively for costs associated with the SEFW mission.

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