SEUNG JAI KO
University of California, Los Angeles - M.S. Structural Engineering
University of California, Berkeley - B.S. Civil Engineering
CE 78513 - CA
SE 6420 - CA
American Concrete Institute
ACI 369 Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation, Associate Member
ACI 374 Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings, Associate Member
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Society of Civil Engineers
ASCE 41 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings, Associate Member
Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
Why do you love your work?
The variety of roles that expand throughout a career really keeps me engaged. Between the technical analysis, project management, risk management, improving communication, client relations, and business development, to name a few, I get a chance to exercise all parts of my brain.
Do you enjoy certain project types?
I enjoy engineering functional structures in light industrial applications, as they require custom solutions to atypical criteria. I also like being a part of essential facilities projects, such as hospitals and schools, that provide an important service to our communities. Lastly, there is something about the challenges of seismically retrofitting existing buildings that is fun.
Special Interests outside of work?
I love listening to podcasts and stay pretty active. The best is combining the two by listening to podcasts while exercising at the gym.