Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Structrual Engineers

  • 16 Sep 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Rincon Market, 2513 E 6th Street, Tucson, AZ 85716
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  • All Registrations beginning Wednesday May 20th.

Registration is closed



We have a new (although familiar) meeting venue this year.  We will be in the meeting room at the Rincon Market, located at 2513 E. 6th Street (the corner of 6th and Tucson Blvd).  There is parking east of the Market and additional parking on the north.  You can enter the meeting room directly using the entrance on the Tucson Blvd side, or through the Market using the entrance on 6th.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

The 7 habits of Highly Effective Structural Engineers

By:   Ali K. Nessaee, PE, SECB

This presentation is based on the best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen R. Covey.  The proven principles found in Dr. Covey's book will be reviewed and the application of these timeless principles to the life as well as daily practice of structural engineers will be discussed.  It will be shown that how, by bringing these habits and principles to our life and work environment, we will have higher quality of life and work, greater productivity and efficiency, improved communication, strengthened relationships and a clear focus on important priorities. 

Biographical sketch of Ali K. Nessaee


Ali is the president and founder of Alvand Consulting Engineers, Inc., a structural engineering design firm established in Tucson, Arizona in 1995.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northern Arizona University in 1983 and  Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering from the University of Arizona in 1986 and has been working in the field of structural engineering ever since. He is a registered structural engineer in the state of Arizona, and a registered professional engineer in the states of California, Colorado and Nevada.  He is also certified in the practice of Structural Engineering by Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB).   

During the past 29 years, he has provided structural design for residential, commercial, educational and industrial buildings and facilities as well as structural design for bridges, water reservoirs and wastewater treatment plants.  He has also provided peer reviews and third party plan checks for commercial buildings and educational facilities.  In addition, he has conducted structural inspections for various structures, failure investigations and repairs for existing structures, forensic engineering and expert witness testimonies.  

 He served as the president of Structural Engineers Association of Arizona for the Tucson chapter (1998-1999) as well as the State (1999-2000). As an adjunct lecturer, he has taught design of Steel Structures at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada and Advanced Structural Design in Steel, Advanced Structural Design in Concrete and Wood -Masonry Design at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.


Chicken Teriyaki with fried rice and a garden salad, served with a mini egg roll.  Cookies and bars for dessert.  Water or iced tea.


Should you have any special dietary needs, please contact Russell Mott at  to coordinate.

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