SEAoT - Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter News

September 12, 2019

Dan Barbuto

President’s Corner

It’s hard to believe we are already back from the summer break. I hope everyone had a great summer and enjoyed some time with family and friends. We have had a great year so far and have some fun events planned out for the rest of the year.

First, we will continue our monthly lunch meetings at Maggiano’s. Please note that the location has changed to the Memorial City Mall location for this month only. We have had positive feedback from the lunch meetings. I hope you are enjoying the new.… [MORE]

Joshua White

Secretary’s Corner

In June we had our first lunchtime meeting at Maggiano’s Post Oak! Dr. Guillermo Ramirez, with ABS Group, presented on Root Cause Analysis of a Pressure Vessel Failure.

Root cause analysis seeks to identify all relevant events and conditions that lead to a failure and link recommendations to causal factors. Dr. Ramirez demonstrated the SOURCE (Seeking Out the Underlying Root Cause of Events) process with an example failure of a pressure vessel. This vessel was designed to contain sour condensate at a pressure less than.… [MORE]

Scholarhip Awarded

Congratulations to Tristian Ybarra, the recipient of this year's SEAoT Conference Scholarship!

He received a one-time fixed sum of $1250 to fund his attendance expenses during the 2019 SEAoT State Conference in San Ant.… [MORE]

Steel Day Event

“We can’t do it alone.  In our built environment, we don’t just build things, we build aspirations for all people. That’s why this year in Houston AISC has partnered with AIA Houston Women in Architecture Committee to celebrate Steel Day by sharing not only the story of women in the steel trade, but also the story for how we can achieve diversity, inclusion, and equity for all people pursuing careers in the trades and in the AEC professions as part of building a stronger future.  The evening begins by a stellar panel discussion comprised by local trailblazing leaders… [MORE]

Joshua White

 September Meeting 

Condition Assessment of Maritime Piers

Joshua White of WJE will present “Condition Assessment of Maritime Piers” at our September meeting. 

Maritime structures typically experience harsh exposure and use conditions, leading to corrosion-related damage and material degradation. For such structures, certain elements of design and construction should consider relevant deterioration mechanisms in order to prevent premature manifestation of damage and reduce unplanned maintenance and life cycle repair costs..… [MORE]

Please note we have a DIFFERENT Maggiano's location for September!

(see table below for details and registration)







September 19, 2019

11:30 am


11:45 am


12:00 pm Program

Maggiano's Little Italy

Memorial City Mall

602 Memorial City Mall

Houston, TX 77024






Student members &

Non-dinner guests


1. Click here to

register online.

2. Click here for payment page.

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