Introduction to Structural Engineering Law

   Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Introduction to Structural Engineering Law - 1.0 PDH

Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Meeting Area Location:  Ross Jeff Room
General Admission $50; Government $35; Students $35

PLEASE RSVP BY 5:00 PM ON MAY 18, 2018


This seminar will provide engineers, design professionals, and others involved in the construction industry with an introductory overview of the legal infrastructure governing their profession.  This introduction to the law will provide a basic explanation of certain legal concepts, discuss pertinent statutes, regulations, and case law concerning the engineering profession and/or construction industry, and include commentary regarding risk management considerations.  Through this introduction, attendees will gain an understanding of how their profession and responsibilities as a licensed professional or employee of their company fits within society’s legal framework.  In addition, attendees will be better equipped to make informed risk management decisions, spot potential issues, and have the awareness to contact an attorney and/or their company’s executive committee if/when potential issues arise.

Mike Zettlemoyer, Esq.
Mr. Zettlemoyer earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and a Master of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Delaware. Before earning his law degree from Drexel University School of Law, Mr. Zettlemoyer practiced structural engineering for a firm in the Lehigh Valley. Michael J. Zettlemoyer’s legal practice draws on his engineering and legal education and experience and focuses on the representation of design professionals and others involved in the construction industry.

Michael McCarter, Esq.
Mr. McCarter received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law.  Mr. McCarter’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of design professionals and construction litigation.

Mr. Zettlemoyer and Mr. McCarter have substantial experience litigating complex claims involving construction casualties and accidents, professional negligence, and products liability. They are both licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Meeting schedule:
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm  Dinner (chicken/fish/vegetarian) - please note preference in response
7:15 pm Presentation

To register (REQUIRED):
Register Here (link), or you may email Jack Cardinal <> or call
610-594-2460, Extension 3046 by the Friday before the meeting (5/182018).  

Mail checks payable to SEI-Phila Chapter (or bring to the meeting) to:
SEI Treasurer Mr. Daniel Kucz
100 Campbell Blvd, Suite 100
Exton, PA 19341


**Payment must be made for the cost of dinner if you make a reservation but are not able to attend, since we must pay this cost to the caterer.**