ASSOCIATION OF STRUCTURALENGINEERS
The Engineering Center
One Walnut Street
Boston, MA 02108-3616
Phone: (617) 227-5551
Fax: (617) 227-6783
The purpose of the Association is to
provide a forum for its members to exchange ideas on professional and
business practice. The goals of this Association are to protect
the safety and other interests of the public, maintain high
professional standards, safeguard and improve the practice of
structural engineering, improve business relationships with clients
and, when needed, provide criteria and support for legislation or
governmental regulations pertaining to the practice of
The membership is composed of Firm Members, Individual Members and
Affiliate Members. All firm representatives are automatically
members of SEAMass.
Firm members may be corporations, partnerships, or
sole proprietors. Firm Members shall be engineering firms, whose
principal business is structural engineering for buildings and related
structures. Firm Members shall have offices in Massachusetts or
of the New England states. Each Firm Member shall designate, as
sole Representative, a structural engineer who is a Registered
Engineer and is actively engaged in the execution of the structural
work and management of the business. This Representative shall be
the Firm's contact member with the Association and shall have the
to vote for the Firm at the meetings and elections. The Firm may
change it's Representative at any time, by notifying the President of
Association. Each Firm Member shall be allowed to cast only one
Individual Members shall be individuals fulfilling
one of the following requirements:
1. A former Representative of a Firm Member who is retired from
the practice of structural engineering.
2. Any person who was in standing as a member of the Association
on March 18, 1992.
Individual Members shall have the authority to vote at all of the
Association’s meetings and elections.
Affiliate Members shall be individuals not meeting
the requirements of Individual Members. They shall have the same
rights and privileges as Firm Members and Individual Members except,
election as an officer of the Association and voting authority at the
meetings and elections of the Association. Affiliate Members
shall be limited to
the following individuals:
1. A registered professional structural engineer having the
qualifications of a Representative of a Firm.
2. Individuals whose business and professional activity, in the
judgment of the executive committee and the membership at large, is
closely related to and in sympathy with the purpose of BASE.
Annual dues shall be a sum recommended by the Officers elected and
approved by a majority vote at a meeting. Annual dues are
BASE meets on the 3rd Wednesday of September, November, January, March
and May at the Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Current meeting dates can be found on the SEAMass
structural engineering calendar.
Efforts continue to meet the goals of the Organization. Several
committees working towards those goals include:
- Peer Review Committee to provide guidance to
compliance with the Massachusetts State Building Code requirements.
- Website Committee to continue to provide
a forum to the public and the Organization on issues concerning
Structural Engineers and Structural Engineering.
- Structural Engineering Emergency Response Plan
organization committee for the State of Massachusetts
- Legislative Affairs Committee with the
Boston Society of Architects
BASE began in 1958 to set out on behalf of structural engineering firms
within a 25 mile radius of State House in Boston to work with what is
today known as the Division of
Asset Management DCAM. In the late 1980s and early 1990s,
became of member organization of The National Council Structural
Some of the members of BASE have served as President of NCSEA in the
days of its creation. BASE then created SEAMass
in 2006 to be the member organization of NCSEA to allow all structural
engineers in Massachusetts access to improve the practice of
structural engineering and to foster communication among structural
engineers to improve the practice of structural
Today, BASE is made up of 63 member firms around the State of
Massachusetts and other New England states. It continues to serve
its members who are mostly business owners. It also continues to
provide service to the public in the form of education towards the
public and its members to provide safe, long-lasting, and economical
structures in the built environment.
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Last updated May 26, 2006
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