Monthly Meetings:

Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, except for November-December, which is held the first week of December. 

Maggiano's Little Italy
10910 Domain Dr # 100
Austin, TX 78759

11:45 AM  Social
12:00 PM Program & Lunch

 Fees **:   
 $   5* Students 
 $ 25* Current Members 
 $ 35* Non-Members 
 $ 15 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Students
 $ 30 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Members 
 $ 40 Late Registration and/or payment at meeting: Non-Members 

Note: In order to guarantee a meal, please pay for your registration through PayPal by the Friday before the meeting. No refunds after registration deadline.

To receive this fee, you have to finalize your registration and payment by the Friday before the meeting (registration deadline).
Otherwise, you will be charged the late registration fee

** Fees updated for 2019. Effective 1/1/2019.

 Maggiano's Little Italy

Upcoming events

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Maggiano's Little Italy - Domain
    • 25

    Resiliency, Sustainability and Building with Masonry

    Presented By:  Muge Mukaddes Darwish, Ph.D.


    The concepts of sustainability and resilience has significant effects on both research and practice in the built environment. These are paramount in the attempt to build ethical approaches with regards to the sensitive relationships between the built, the natural and the social environments. Resilience has different definitions according to disciplines and National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC*) (2009), defines resiliency as: "Infrastructure resilience is the ability to reduce the magnitude and/or duration of disruptive events. The effectiveness of a resilient infrastructure or enterprise depends upon its ability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to, and/or rapidly recover from a potentially disruptive event." Also According to Resilience Design Institute resilience is defined as “the intentional design of buildings, landscapes, communities, and regions in response to vulnerabilities to disaster and destruction of normal life.”

    The most commonly used sustainability definition was introduced by the United Nations World Commissions on Environment and Development in a 1987 report titled, “Our Common Future.” According to UN report “Sustainability is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This concept centers around protecting nature and the environment from human activities. Thought also has to be given to who will protect humans from the environmental disasters that are either natural or man-made. This is the importance of designing and building for resilient and sustainable buildings and infrastructures. Therefore, the materials used in construction is one of the most important choices in order to achieve these goals. This presentation will provide reasons why masonry is one of the top contenders.


    Dr. Muge Mukaddes Darwish received her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Masters of Science from Texas Tech University in 1991 and 1998 respectively. She received her Graduate diploma in Interdisciplinary Engineering, in Bari, Italy in 1982. She has industry work and consulting experience internationally and she is currently an associate professor at Texas Tech University in Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Department.

    Dr. Darwish’s goal is to advance engineering learning into broader ecosystems through means of innovation, globalization, or sustainability. She incorporates issues of sustainability in all of her course work to aid student’s understandings of the complexities of environmentally sensitive design. Her scholarly pursuits seek to understand and optimize the performance of human and natural systems to reduce environmental impacts while meeting design goals. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses with the emphasis of design and construction delivery systems for high performance green buildings, the basis of which is sustainability. She also thought Masonry Structures behavior and design for several years. Her research areas include, but are not limited to, masonry materials, sustainability, resilience and masonry, green building techniques, sustainable development, green building materials and sustainable (GREEN) construction.

    Dr. Darwish is the author of several technical articles. She has reviewed several technical books, and journal articles. She is in the editorial board of journal of Sustainability, American Society for Engineering Educators (ASEE), Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and she is a Technical Board Member for Latin American Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI).

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Mercury Hall
    • 85
    Come and support SEAoT and ICRI to increase membership to both organizations!

    It will be a fun, social event where you can network while playing Black Jack / Craps / hold'em, and Roulette with your fellow engineers, contractors, material suppliers, and / or loved ones.  You may even be going home with a prize! 

    Bring your co-workers! Bring your friends! Bring your significant other! 

    Admission Price Includes:

    • Beer, Wine, Margaritas, Coffee, Water, and Sparkling Water (Bartender Tips Encouraged)
    • Taco Bar (Chicken, Carnitas, Asada, Barbacoa, Cochinita Pipil)
    • A chance to win prizes

    Date: Thursday, November 14th

    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location: Mercury Hall (615 Cardinal Lane, Austin, TX 78704)

    Prices:  $50 per person or  $90 for two

    SEAoT’s and ICRI's objective for this event is to gather together in a social environment to increase membership to both organizations.  Sponsorship and admission fees will help SEAoT and ICRI subsidize the event. At the conclusion of the event, any profits and designated gifts from the event will go towards planning and future similar events.


    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Mercury Hall


    Sponsorship Levels:

    High Roller - $1,000

    • Company name and logo on all correspondence pertaining to the SEAoT/ICRI Casino Night event.
    • Company logo on the Casino Night handout
    • Company logo on signage at the main entrance of the event
    • Company logo on signage at the bar
    • Company logo on signage at all game tables
    • Company logo in SEAoT local chapter website all year

    Royal Flush - $500

    • Company name and logo on all correspondence pertaining to the SEAoT/ICRI Casino Night event.
    • Company logo on the Casino Night handout
    • Company logo on signage at the bar
    • Company logo on signage at one game table

    Full House - $250

    • Company name and logo on all correspondence pertaining to the SEAoT/ICRI Casino Night event.
    • Company logo on the Casino Night handout
    • Company logo on signage at one game table

Past events

22 Aug 2019 August 2019 Meeting
25 Jul 2019 July 2019 Meeting
27 Jun 2019 June 2019 Meeting
07 May 2019 3rd Annual SEAoT Charity Trivia
07 May 2019 Charity Trivia 2019 Sponsors ONLY
24 Apr 2019 2019 SET (Structural Engineering Talks)
28 Mar 2019 March 2019 Meeting
28 Feb 2019 February 2019 Meeting
24 Jan 2019 January 2019 Meeting
06 Dec 2018 December Meeting
25 Oct 2018 October Meeting
27 Sep 2018 September Meeting
23 Aug 2018 August Meeting
26 Jul 2018 July Meeting
28 Jun 2018 June Meeting
24 May 2018 May Meeting
02 May 2018 2018 Charity Trivia
04 Apr 2018 2018 SET (Structural Engineering Talks)
22 Mar 2018 March Meeting
22 Feb 2018 February Meeting
25 Jan 2018 January Meeting
07 Dec 2017 December Meeting
26 Oct 2017 October Meeting
28 Sep 2017 September Meeting
24 Aug 2017 August Meeting
20 Jul 2017 July Meeting
22 Jun 2017 June Meeting
25 May 2017 May Meeting
03 May 2017 Charity Trivia
30 Mar 2017 March Meeting
09 Mar 2017 SET (Structural Engineering Talks)
23 Feb 2017 February Meeting
26 Jan 2017 January Meeting
01 Dec 2016 December Meeting
20 Oct 2016 2016 State Conference
22 Sep 2016 September Meeting
25 Aug 2016 August Meeting
28 Jul 2016 July Meeting
01 Jun 2016 Salary Survey!
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