Government Affairs

Committee Chair: Lance Tyson

SEAoT’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) advocates for the structural engineering profession by helping shape government policy on the state and local level that impacts the practice of structural engineering which affects the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

The SEAoT GAC approach to public policy is based on the following values:

  • Better protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public
  • Better protect investments
  • Promote accountability and better uniform code compliance
  • Avoid micromanagement of the profession
  • Minimize impact on the market


Current areas of interest include the following:

  1. Structural engineering designation
  2. Adoption of more recent editions of the building code for municipalities
  3. Statewide building code adoption outside municipalities
    • more uniform implementation of the structural sections of the building code statewide, especially for high-risk structures
  4. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA)
  5. Limits of liability

If you want to contribute to this effort, please see the donate page.


Additional Resources

Structural Engineering Licensure


Past Structural Engineering Certification


SE Licensure Position Statements