Videos / FilmWorks Initiative

Engineering Legacy

Document Library


SEFW is committed to providing educational opportunities to inform professionals, students, and the general public about structural engineering. SEFW is always looking for opportunities to promote structural engineering through exciting ventures.


Fall Forum


The annual Fall Forum is designed to promote structural engineering with a non-technical approach. Subjects presented are designed to appeal to a wide audience, from engineers and architects to students and the general public.


SEFW is pleased to announce details for its 12th Fall Forum on November 30, 2022, at Town Hall Seattle. Check out our 2022 Fall Forum page for more information on "Focus on the Footprint: Making Strides in Building Sustainably."


Our past Forums have been very educational and well-attended, and have highlighted iconic Seattle landmarks, the Burj Khalifa (the reigning tallest building in the world), wooden skyscrapers, an international bridge-building non-profit, the World Trade Center complex, and the history of architecture and engineering in Seattle. Check out our Forum reports for our exciting events:


2021: Washington Sports Venues Then & Now: Evolutions in Design

2020: Bridging Washington: The History, Structure, and Innovation of Washington Bridges

2019: Worldwide Trends in Urban Growth:  How Washington Stacks Up

2018: Higher & Higher: Jeddah Tower & Building Megatall

2017: Origami: Inspiration in Science, Design, and Structures

2016: Engineers, Architects, Builders: A Legacy of Innovation in the Pacific Northwest

2015: World Trade Center: Then & Now

2014: Bridges to Prosperity: Build to Educate

2013: Tall Wood: How Timber Suddenly Decided to Grow Up

2013: Spokane Forum (2013) (coming soon)

2012: Creating the Language of Architecture: The Role of the Structural Engineer

2011: Behind the Scenes Stories of Seattle's Latest Generation of Landmarks

Videos / FilmWorks Initiative


SEFW maintains an extensive Video Library housed on Vimeo. We have many of our past Fall Forums as well as other structural engineering lectures.


Additionally, in 2012, SEFW produced a 43-minute documentary about the structural engineering of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, which was a huge success.

In the past, SEFW has held a FilmWorks competition for amateur filmmakers to create 2-minute movies about structural engineering. Please visit our FilmWorks page for information about past winners.

Engineering Legacy


SEFW supports SEAW's Structural Engineers Hall of Fame which profiles distinguished local structural engineers who have shaped the profession throughout Washington and the world. We also help promote the legacy of engineers who have passed away, as donations are accepted in their names.


Document Library


SEFW maintains a document library of information on structural engineering and structural engineering programs.