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

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Maggiano's Little Italy - Domain
    • 8

    Rod Systems for Wood-Framed Shearwall Overturning Restraint

    Presented By:  Bryan D Wert, MS, PE, SECB  Simpson Strong-Tie


    • Learn how to utilize the new Strong-Rod Guide F-L-SRS18
    • Discuss key considerations for designing a rod tiedown system for overturning restraint
    • Discover new tools, products and design examples
    • Examine what information is needed for proper specification
    • And…if time allows, Explain new rebar detailing to increase tensile capacity for anchors in podium slabs.


    Bryan D Wert, MS, PE, SECB is the Southeast US Branch Engineering Manager for Simpson Strong-Tie. Located in McKinney, TX, his branch is responsible for serving customers in 16 US states, the Caribbean, Central and South America. He is SECB certified and is a registered professional engineer licensed in eight states throughout the country from CA to TX to FL, requiring in depth knowledge of both high wind and seismic design. He provides engineering and application support for Simpson’s sales force and customers including engineers, architects, building officials, contractors and inspectors; creates content for and delivers educational presentations and webinars; works in research and development on new products for the building industry; and represents Simpson Strong-Tie at various professional association and technical committee meetings. Prior to joining Simpson Strong-Tie, Bryan was a consulting engineer for Wright Engineers in Las Vegas, NV where he designed both residential and commercial projects. Bryan graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Building Science emphasis) and from Stanford University with a M.S. in Structural Engineering.

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Past events

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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