2020 SEAC Fall Seminar Presenters


David A. Fanella, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., F.ACI, F.ASCE, F.SEI

David is the Senior Director of Engineering at the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. He has 30 years of experience in the design of a wide variety of buildings and other structures. David has authored numerous technical publications and is a member of several ACI Committees. He also serves on ASCE Committee 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Alfred E. Lindau Award from the American Concrete Institute for outstanding contributions to reinforced concrete design practice. David is a licensed structural and professional engineer in Illinois and is a past board member and president of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.

Peter Marxhausen, M.S., P.E.
Peter Marxhausen is the Director of Engineering for Unified Building Sciences & Engineering, Inc. and Instructor in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Colorado Denver. Peter is a leader in ethics. He doesn’t accept a simple “NO” as a solution to a real problem affecting society. His experience spans beyond the past two decades, where he has continually served as a mentor and has focused addressing the tough questions.

Gene Stevens, P.E., S.E.

Gene Stevens is a Principle with J.R. Harris & Company, serves on ACI 562 & 563 and has 45 years of experience in structural engineering. Gene has been providing innovative approaches to existing structures from New York to Los Angeles. Since starting his professional career in 1976,  Gene has advanced the practice of structural engineering through his deep understanding of structural mechanics, practical solutions, dedication to clients and willingness to do something different.

Evan Hammel, M.S., P.E.

Evan Hammel is a Field Engineering with Simpson Strong-Tie, chairs the SEAC Existing Structures Committee, Vice President of SEI-Colorado and has 15 years of engineering experience. Evan’s experience includes building pre-fabricated structures, material estimating, structural analysis, construction management, original testing procedures, custom testing fixtures and understanding the philosophical differences delivery systems between new and existing construction projects. The area Evan is most passionate lies within existing structures.