Join SE3 for a webinar-format panel discussion on “lessons learned” from the 2008 Recession. Our panelists feature SEAONC members who were at different points in their career during the last major economic downturn in the Bay Area - from entry level to Principal - and experienced a range of impacts on their work situations. Panelists will share stories and answer questions that are particularly relevant now, as we face the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the current reality of the global pandemic is in many ways unprecedented, SE3 hopes that sharing the past experiences of our community can provide help and comfort to those who have found their careers impacted, or are dealing with the uncertainty of how things will change moving forward.
Topics of discussion will include:
How can those seeking employment navigate a difficult economic landscape?
How can firms and individuals mitigate low morale, maintain employee engagement, and manage stress levels as we deal with the pressures of an uncertain economy?
What long term impacts has our industry experienced since 2008? What do we expect will be similar, or different, about the effects of Covid-19?
Bill Andrews, Principal, S.E., Walter P. Moore
Charlotte Wong, S.E., Senior Engineer,Forell/Elsesser
Tim Hart, S.E., Engineering and Design Services, Build Change
Rachel Cohen, P.E.,Engineer, Forell/Elsesser
Brenna Marcoux, P.E., Project Engineer, FTF Engineering, Inc.
Registration for this event is required and has opened! Please visit the SEAONC Event Pagefor the webinar link.
Bill Andrews, PE, SE, SECB Principal / Structures, Walter P Moore PANELIST
Bill is the Managing Director of the San Francisco office. With over 28 years of experience, he has a special expertise in the design of new buildings in high seismic regions and structural and seismic evaluation of existing buildings. Bill has led the structural design for a variety of building types. He is very knowledgeable in the design of California essential facilities to ensure their functionality after a major earthquake. He is passionate about integrating structure with architecture to create exceptional design. Bill remains active in a variety of professional organizations, and previously served as a Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. He’s registered as a structural and civil engineer in California and as a Disaster Service Worker for the State of California Safety Assessment Program. He has a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California-Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado.
Theresa Curtis, S.E. joined Thornton Tomasetti at the San Francisco office in 2006. She is a Vice President and leader of in the firm’s structural Engineering Practice and brings extensive experience in structural analysis and design for new buildings as well as renovations and retrofits to existing structures. Her portfolio includes healthcare and education projects for private sector and local and state government clients. Theresa is a licensed civil and structural engineer in California and a LEED Accredited Professional. She is also a Registered California Emergency Management Agency Safety Assessment Program Evaluator. Theresa earned her master’s in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley and her bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Theresa has published multiple articles and papers throughout the course of her career.
Charlotte Wong, S.E. Senior Engineer, Forell/Elsesser Engineers PANELIST, SE3 COMMITTEE MEMBER
As a structural engineer, Charlotte has a diverse background with expertise in healthcare and higher education projects. Prior to joining F/E, Charlotte was one of the lead engineers on the new California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, as well as the UCSC Environmental Health & Science Facility. She works to provide efficient and thoughtful design on all of her projects. Charlotte really enjoys collaboration with the design team, building owner and future tenants. Her goal is to develop creative solutions that provide excellent structural performance, yet elegant and cost effective. She is currently a Senior Engineer at Forell/Elsesser. Charlotte received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UC Berkeley. As a graduate student, she was invited to be a teaching assistant for mechanics of materials and structural analysis classes which initiated her passion for teaching and mentoring. She is also an active participant of the Engineers Alliance of the Arts program where she has been the lead volunteer instructor at a Bay Area high school class. Once a year, she volunteers at AIASF to teach structural review sessions for practicing architects to prepare for their licensing exams. Outside of the office, Charlotte enjoys music, sports and the outdoors, especially playing piano, soccer, basketball and hiking.
Tim Hart, SE, LEED AP Engineering and Design Services Director, Build Change PANELIST, SE3 COMMITTEE MEMBER
Tim has spent the last 30 years searching for the perfect project that will teach him everything there is to know about structural engineering and building construction. He’s tried everything from anchoring laser end stations, computer racks and equipment platforms to designing fire stations, office buildings, churches, school campuses, and hospital towers. Tim began his quest with a BS degree in architectural engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, continued that quest working at 4 different structural engineering firms, and is currently conducting his search as the lead civil and structural engineer for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Along the way he served as chair of the SEAONC Construction Quality Assurance and Continuing Education Committees and was the project manager and a co-writer of the SEAOC/ICC “Structural Construction and Special Inspection Manual”. In 2008 SEAONC rewarded Tim for everything he had learned so far by awarding him the Edwin G. Zacher Award for his service and contribution to the association, and then followed up by electing Tim to the SEAONC Board of Directors in 2010, naming him a SEAONC Fellow in 2011, and electing him SEAONC President for 2018-2019. In his spare time, Tim volunteers as a structural engineering consultant for Build Change, working on projects in 10 different countries where Build Change has had programs. He also volunteers time and expertise on developing design and construction manuals and co-writing papers on confined masonry construction for EERI’s Confined Masonry Network. Tim also curates a growing art collection, attends a Giants game now and then, travels to Kauai whenever Build Change does not need him in Nepal, and spoils his niece and nephew as much as possible.
Brenna Marcoux, P.E. 2019-2020 SEAONC SE3 CO-CHAIR, MODERATOR
Brenna Marcoux is a design engineer at FTF Engineering in San Francisco. She is a licensed civil engineer in California, and earned her Bachelor’s from The George Washington University and her Master’s from UC Davis. She joined FTF in 2017, and has worked on a range of new construction and retrofit projects in high-end residential, multi-family, commercial, and aviation. Brenna joined SE3 in 2017 and worked on writing the SE3 Pay Report with data from the 2016 Survey. She was co-lead of the SE3 Mentorship sub-committee and helped start the SE3 Long-Term Mentorship program. Brenna is also involved in San Francisco’s ASCE YMF where she was on the board for the last two years. She is also a key contact with ASCE and participates in legislative advocacy for state and federal legislation. She was the 2019 Outstanding Engineer in Legislative Activities for ASCE San Francisco Section.
Rachel Cohen, P.E. 2019-2020 SEAONC SE3 CO-CHAIR, MODERATOR Rachel Cohen is an engineer at Forell/Elsesser Engineers. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her Master’s degree from UC Berkeley, and is now a licensed civil engineer in California. Since joining F/E in 2017, Rachel has worked on a range of new design and retrofit projects within the higher education, healthcare, and civic sectors, and has gained experience in bringing projects from schematic design through construction. Rachel joined SE3 in early 2018. She co-led the Outreach & Communications subcomittee for the 2018-2019 year, helping to launch SE3’s quarterly newsletter and “Leadership in Action” blog. Outside of engineering, Rachel is an avid dancer, and enjoys cooking, running, and attending live music events.