248-270-8492 admin@saea-us.org

Syrian American Engineers Association

Our mission is to organize Syrian engineers, architects, and technical professionals to rebuild, maintain, develop, and advance Syria by implementing global engineering and quality standards.

Vision

Our vision is a modern Syria with sustainable buildings and infrastructure, recognized as a productive and proud member of the world community.

Objectives

We aim to employ global engineering and quality standards for education, certification and construction management in coordination with local and global organizations and governments.

Donations

Your donations aid us to rebuild Syrian infrastructure and restore the country’s foundations for future economic prosperity. Consider a donation of any amount.

ASCE Online Course Recommendations

One of SAEA’s core programs is to support continuing education and professional development for members to work toward licensure or to maintain current engineering licenses. The board recommends the following ASCE courses for continuing education units for its members: Online construction courses: •           Construction Contract Administration •           Estimating Quantities for Lump Sum...

Geotech Panel Highlights Earthquake Devastation in Turkey/Syria

SAEA Board and special earthquake taskforce in relation to their current technical engineering support for the earthquakes in Syria to attend the ASCE expert panel: ASCE Geo-Congress 2023: Turkey-Syria Earthquakes Panel, Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 12:00 PM The ASCE Geotechnical Institute (GI) invited ASCE members to a moderated panel presented live at Geo-Congress 2023 in Los Angeles. Updates on the February 6, 2023 Magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 Kahramanmaras Earthquakes in Turkey-Syria were presented...

Water Scarcity A Global Emergency

At the end of a three-day UN conference, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the extreme importance of water action, and recommended that it be “at the center of the global political agenda.” With 3.6 billion lacking access to safely managed sanitation services, many are hoping to place urgency on this matter. Chemical engineers and Chemists like Salam Titinchi are exploring solutions. One such potential technological solution is carbon nanomaterials which have been shown to...

Reckless Water Use Effect on Syria

Since its founding “Clean Water for Every Syrian” has been a driving strategic initiative and a staple in every strategic plan cycle. For many years, access to clean water in regions of Syria has been an ongoing crisis. The UN has recently reported generally on the need to ensure all people have access to clean water and sanitation by 2030, as demand for water and water shortage both continue to increase. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres notes: “unsustainable water use, pollution and...

Open-access San Fransisco Bay Area Earthquake Models Available

Free public domain CC0 photo. As the images of devastation continue to come out of Turkey and northern Syria, it is clear that earthquakes can result in formidable damage with the power to haunt affected areas for years to come. In order to make cities in earthquake-prone regions more resilient, engineers rely on simulation models to help predict the potential effects of seismic activity to buildings and other key pieces of the built-environment and community infrastructure. Such models...

Seismic Events Persist with Earthquakes Damage in Ecuador/Peru & Pakistan/Afghanistan

The devastating earthquake in Syria and Turkey has been followed by two recent seismic events worlds apart of a magnitude 6.7 in Ecuador also affecting Northern Peru. A few days later a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled much of Pakistan and Afghanistan on March 22, 2023, sending panicked residents fleeing from homes and offices and frightening people even in remote villages. At least nine people died The US Geological Survey reported Ecuador’s earthquake in the coastal Guayas region. The tremor...

Creating a long lasting impact on Syria’s recovery and rebuilding

As you’ve likely heard, Americans just witnessed the second-largest bank failure in U.S. history with bank regulators shutting down Silicon Valley Bank. But what does this mean for the jobs market in engineering and technology? And how might it affect your talent strategies?   Three times weekly, the SAEA earthquake response task force meets to review damage survey and condition assessment requirements with an eye toward repair, strengthening, and rehabilitation of aging and outdated buildings...

SAEA Approves Concrete Testing & Evaluation Equipment List

SAEA was consulted regarding equipment commonly used in None Destructive Testing & Evaluation (NDTE) in forensic engineering. For earthquake damage assessment NDTE equipment are very useful in the preliminary visual condition assessment and forensic evaluation of concrete structures subjected to damage. The summary provided below is a list of the most relevant equipment to evaluate earthquake damage in reinforced concrete and masonry buildings and structures. SAEA has a complete report...

Integrating unmanned aerial systems into the built world

SAEA Members in the civil and structural engineering profession have expressed interest in the development and use of unmanned or uncrewed aerial system technologies, and how they are shaping our built environment. Several members are also engaged in the mechanical and electronic systems of drones via graduate research or current employment They engaged with an ASCE Interchange Live featuring Blaine Wruck, a transportation engineer for Deschutes County, Oregon, who specializes in Unmanned...

Schnabel Visits Turkey as Part of Earthquake Response

Dr. Ozgun Numanoglu of Schnabel Engineering and Professor Tugce Baser of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign visited Turkey to conduct a site reconnaissance mission after a series of earthquakes hit Southern Turkey and Syria on February 6. Their work was part of the multi-organizational response to the series of earthquakes that occurred in the region, which SAEA is actively contributing to through its timely earthquake response task force on technical engineering solutions for natural...