Houston GULF COAST chapter newsLETTER

April 10, 2019

Please take a moment to review our April newsletter.


Dan Barbuto, PE

Dean Rutila, PE
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

President’s Corner

Hello everyone, the year is flying by fast. It’s hard to believe it’s already April. I hope you have survived Houston pollen and allergy season! I’m excited for the direction of our group and the positive energy that we have had at our latest meetings. I am looking forward to a continued strong year with positive fresh changes to ... More


Daniel Pearson, PE

Structural Engineers Association of Texas—Houston Gulf Coast Chapter April 2019



Secretary’s Corner

In March we had our annual ethics seminar, courtesy of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. Mr. George Hartman joined us once again to 1) discuss the history of licensing in Texas, [By Emily McCarthy standing in for Joshua White] More

Treasurer’s Corner

I had a chance to review the finances of the Houston Gulf Coast Chapter. The Houston Gulf Coast Chapter currently has a total balance of $46,960.35. Below is a summary of the assets.… More

April Meeting

Enclosure Engineering

Presented by Dean Rutila, P.E., Senior Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Mr. Rutila will describe enclosure engineering as practiced by his firm and how this practice interacts with structural engineers and others on project teams. He will use design and investigation examples to illustrate key points for project structural engineers More

Community Events

ACI Houston Call for Papers

The Houston Chapter of the American Concrete Institute is seeking presentations for our 2019 concrete symposium on July 17, 2019. All presentations must be submitted via the online form to be considered for the symposium.  Presentations shouldMore

ACI Houston Chapter

Structural Engineers Association of Texas

SEAoT Website Changes

Since last year, the SEAoT state organization has transitioned its web software to a new system called WildApricot, which manages membership, websites, group emails and events. If you’re a current member, you probably used WildApricot for your most recent renewal! …. More

Joshua White, PE






April 18, 2019

6:00 pm Social

6:30 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Program

HESS/Engineering and Scientific Society

5430 Westheimer

Houston, TX 77056


Members: $25
Non-members: $35
Student members & Non dinner guests $10

Click here to register online.

The deadline is 12:00pm the Tuesday before

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Guillermo Ramirez of ABS

June 20, 2019
David A Eastwood of GET