Professional Commitment

In an ongoing effort to stay current with the latest developments in our engineering disciplines, engineers at Harms Engineering, Inc. are active in the following associations. Also listed is a sample list of recent continuing education conferences, seminars and webinars that HEI engineers have attended.

Professional Associations

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • Home Builders Association (HBA)
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW)

Continuing Education Classes

2013 Conferences, Seminars and Webinars:

  • "Foundation Engineering and Design" (University of Wisconsin)
  • "Seismic Design Using the 2012 IBC and ASCE 7-10"  and "Wind Design Using the New Provisions in ASCE 7-10" (SEAW)
  • "Seismic Design Manual and Application of the 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions (AISC)
  • "Galvanizing Technology Seminar" (SEAW)
  • "6th Annual Water Rights Transfers" (The Seminar Group)
  • Forensics Engineering Conference (University of Texas at Austin):
    • "The Use of Non-Destructive Testing in Forensics"
    • "Use of Petrography and other Laboratory Testing in Engineering Forensic Studies" 
    • "Perils of Superstorm Sandy: Flood, Wind and Fire"
    • "Analysis & Repair of Threshold Damage in Wind Impacted Structures"
    • "Asphalt Composition Shingle Wind Damage Assessment with Full-Scale Test Assemblies" 
    • "Forensic Engineering in 3D" 
    • "Fire Damage to Structural Materials"
    • "Forensic Investigation Reports"
    • "Engineering Ethics"

Continuing Education Classes

2012 Conferences, Seminars and Webinars:

  • "Design of Lateral Load Resisting Systems Using Open Web Steel Joists" (Steel Joist Institute
  • "CAD Americas 2012" conference (CAD Americas)
  • American Water Works Association Annual Conference:
    • "Disseminating Small Systems Information: Lessons Learned and Paths Forward"
    • "Healthy Bidding: Avoiding the Bid Day Trauma"
    • "Techniques and Tools for Maintaining a Distribution System"
    • "Distribution System Issues in Small Water Systems"
    • "Sustainability Issues in Small Water systems"
    • "Treatment for Small Water Systems"
  • Forensic Engineering Conference (University of Texas at Austin):
    •  "Case Histories of Building Failures"
    • "Sudden Damage vs. Maintenance Problems in Buildings" 
    • "Risks in Structural Engineering"
    • "Being an Expert Witness"
    • "Common Peril Case Studies"