Structural Engineering Talks (SET) hosts speakers with atypical, non-technical presentations that are lively, philosophical, inspirational, thought-provoking, and/or make engineers re-think the approach to structural engineering.

2019 is our 5th annual event, jointly hosted by the Austin chapters of Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and the Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT)

Come by to be inspired, grab a beer and a "Royale with Cheese," and stay for an enjoyable evening in a casual setting. 


Wednesday, April 24th 2019 (Fifth Annual)


 6:00 to 7:00pm - Happy Hour/Registration in Lobby

 7:00 to 9:00pm - Presentation in Theater


Advanced registration:

General: $25
Student: $15 with valid student ID at the door


General: $35
Student: $25 with valid student ID at the door


Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
1120 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704


  • " I Still Love Explicit Structural Expression" by  Larry Speck, F.AIA, Senior Principal of Page
  • "Bats and Bridges," by Mark Bloschock, PE,  Principal of Walter P Moore
  • "Are We Still Capable of Audacity?" by John Holt, PE, Senior Manager of Modjeski and Masters
  • A Discussion with Texas State Representative Dennis Paul, PE

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Speakers to Include: 


Larry Speck, FAIA is a Senior Principal with Page, and a Moody Centennial Professor in Architecture at University of Texas at Austin. In addition to working on significant projects such as the Austin Convention Center, Discovery Green Park Houston and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Larry has made his influence known as an author, architectural critic and educator.


Dennis Paul, PE, presently serving his third term in the Texas House of Representatives, is the only practicing engineer in the Texas legislature. He has run Paul Engineering since 2002. Prior to being elected to serve Harris County residents, he also served on the Structural Engineers Association of Texas State Board of Directors (2004-2014), chairing its Legislative Affairs Committee.




Mark Bloschock, PE, is a Principal of Infrastructure at Walter P Moore, a position he took after 30+ years working for the Texas Department of Transportation, Bridge Division. Throughout his career, he has served and lead on technical committees including AASHTO/ARTBA/AGC Task Force 13 on Standardization of Highway Safety Hardware, American Traffic Safety Federation, International Road Federation, and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

John Holt, PE, F.SEI, is the Austin Office Manager for Modjeski and Masters. His 33 year career has given him the privilege of working at the TxDOT Bridge Division, serving on AASHTO, TRB and NSBA committees, starting Austin’s SEI chapter, and working with the best and brightest in the bridge engineering, construction and structural research communities.    

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