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Welcome to Mike Manor

Mike joined FORSE in July 2017. His work includes numerous wood framed park buildings, wood and concrete podium multi-family apartment buildings, and historic building renovations.  He also has a wide variety of experiences from big box retail across the country to structural steel connection design and has a specialty in cold-formed steel framing systems.


Sam Rubenzer elected SEA-WI Northwest Regional Director

SEA-WI Board of Director elections concluded on June 28, 2017 and Sam was one of the newly-elected board members. He began his term on July 1, 2017.  Congrats Sam!

Sam Rubenzer wins the 2016 Haller Award

Each year the Haller Award recognizes an individual engineer who has made an outstanding contribution to Structural Masonry Design and Education in practice.

On October 8, 2016, Mr. Ben Harris, former recipient of the Award (2015), presented the 2016 Paul Haller Structural Design Award to FORSE’s Sam Rubenzer. Ben noted that Sam was selected for his outstanding contributions to Structural Masonry Design and Education, including serving as the structural designer of numerous masonry projects and many load-bearing masonry retail stores. He is also a noted software consultant and expert especially on masonry structural analysis and design using FEM, STAAD, & RAM.

Congrats, Sam! Read more HERE.

Welcome to Beth Suminski

Beth joined FORSE in June 2016. Her work experience includes Bentley, Stedman & Dyson, and Ficcadenti & Waggoner. Beth’s expertise ranges from designing building structures of steel, concrete, wood, and masonry to product development, structural software solution evaluation, pre-sales demonstrations, technical training, professional services, and technical support.