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SEI Technical Session

February 23, 2021
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Houston, TX 77042


Join your peers for the next SEI Houston Chapter Luncheon Technical Session:

"Innovative Design Solutions"

Design and maintenance of infrastructure is challenging, particularly for projects with unique requirements and limitations. Creative thinking and innovative designs are essential to meet these demands. This presentation will cover five innovative design solutions related to structures produced by Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation (DEC):

  • Lever beams to support large slab overhangs
  • Steel straddle cap and drilled shaft behind an existing drilled shaft wall
  • Drilled shaft retaining wall to retain soil and to stabilize a slope
  • Concrete slope protection to intercept circular failure surfaces
  • Pipeline protection slab with void boxes over gas lines and other utilities

Speaker: Michel Maksoud, PhD, P.E.

Where: Meeting link will be issued at registration

When: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Online Tickets*: Non-Member: $10.00; Member: $5.00;

Government Employee & Student: Free 

A link to access the meeting will be included at the bottom of your payment receipt email upon registration.


Speaker Bio: With 30 years of experience in civil engineering design and project management, Dr. Michel Maksoud, P.E. has established a reputation for his expertise in the layout and design of transportation projects. His project experience includes highly visible, major projects important to communities locally and across the State of Texas.

Michel began his career as a structural engineer in 1991 after graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He jumpstarted his management skills while also sharpening his technical abilities. In 1999, he joined Dannenbaum Engineering as chief structural engineer, and in 2006, he became the Houston Transportation Division Principal.  Since November 2019, Dr. Maksoud has served as Dannenbaum Engineering’s President and CEO.

Michel has been an active member of many communities throughout his career, including the SEI community. He served as the 2018-2019 Houston SEI chapter’s chairperson.

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) is dedicated to serving and promoting the worldwide structural engineering profession and related industries by providing a forum for research, education, design, testing, manufacturing, construction, and operations in the structural engineering profession. 

Event Contact: Roya Abyaneh, P.E. | President, SEI Houston


$10.00 Non-Member

$5.00 Member

$0.00 Government Employee

$0.00 Student


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