Walter P Moore’s Rafael Sabelli Elected President of the Structural Engineers Association of California

30 August 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Walter P Moore Principal and Director of Seismic Design, Rafael Sabelli, has just been elected president of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), a 3,500-member organization composed of four regional member organizations covering Northern California (SEAONC), Southern California (SEAOSC), Central California (SEAOCC), and San Diego (SEAOSD). The new, 14-member SEAOC Board of Directors was announced at an event yesterday during the organization’s annual convention. Rafael has served one year as president-elect and will serve one year each as president and past president.

Rafael has remained an active member of his regional chapter, SEAONC, and in 2013 was awarded Fellowship, which is the highest recognition the organization can bestow on a structural engineer. He is also a SEAONC past president and board member and is a recognized expert in seismic and steel design, providing leadership in building code development through several organizations including AISC, ASCE, and NEHRP.

SEAOC’s members include licensed Structural Engineers, engineers who practice structural engineering, researchers, teachers, students, industry members, and affiliate members committed to improving the safety and resilience of the built environment. The organization is respected as an authoritative leader in the practice of structural and earthquake engineering, as a nationally influential participant in structural code and standard development, and as a valuable resource to practicing structural engineers in California.

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