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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 13th Fall Forum, to be held on November 16, 2023 at Benaroya Hall. Check back for more details!
Past Forums 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 many more! Browse through our Forum reports to learn more:

Spaces that Inspire: the Architecture and Engineering of Gathering
Focus on the Footprint: Making Strides in Building Sustainably (Coming Soon!)
Washington Sports Venues
Then & Now: Evolutions in Design (Coming Soon!)
Bridging Washington: The History, Structure, and Innovation of Washington Bridges (Coming Soon!)
Worldwide Trends in Urban Growth:  How Washington Stacks Up (Coming Soon!)
Higher & Higher: Jeddah Tower & Building Megatall (Coming Soon!)
Origami: Inspiration in Science, Design, and Structures (Coming Soon!)
Engineers, Architects, Builders: A Legacy of Innovation in the Pacific Northwest (Coming Soon!)
World Trade Center: Then & Now (Coming Soon!)
Bridges to Prosperity: Build to Educate (Coming Soon!)
Tall Wood: How Timber Suddenly Decided to Grow Up (Coming Soon!)
Creating the Language of Architecture: The Role of the Structural Engineer (Coming Soon!)

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.

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. Part of this effort includes honoring the legacy of engineers who have passed away, showcasing them and directing donations accepted in their names.

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

   Day In The Life of a Structural Engineer
How incredible to have civil and structural engineering, including a high-profile firm and project in Seattle, featured on CBS....
SEFW was pleased to fund multiple scholarships for the Structural Engineers Association of Washington in June, including...
In partnership with the ACE Mentor Program of Washington, SEFW was pleased to fund a $5,000 scholarship for a high school senior....