Bonnie Manley, P.E., director of construction codes and standards for the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), was named as a Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Fellow at the 2015 Structures Congress at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. SEI is an institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The SEI Fellow (F.SEI) grade distinguishes members as leaders and mentors in the structural engineering profession.
“We congratulate Bonnie on this milestone in her career,” said Jay Larson, P.E., F.ASCE, managing director, AISI Construction Technical Program. “In the cold-formed steel industry, Bonnie is recognized widely for her industry knowledge and technical expertise, and she is committed to advancing best practices and technologies that ensure safer steel-based solutions for building construction. We are pleased that she was nominated by members of the ASCE 7-16 Subcommittee on Wind Loads and that the SEI Fellow Review Committee has recognized her many contributions to structural engineering.”
Manley joined AISI as a regional director in January 2006, with primary responsibility for development and support of the structural and material provisions of the model codes and standards. She provides significant leadership to steel industry efforts in the areas of seismic and wind design.
Prior to joining AISI, she was a senior structural engineer at the National Fire Protection Association, where she focused on development and support of the structural and material provisions of NFPA5000, Building Construction, and Safety Code.
For this project, she served as staff liaison to three NFPA technical committees and also provided educational and advisory support to the users of the code. She also collaborated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Building Seismic Safety Council, and the National Council of Structural Engineers.
Association on topics of common concern, including standards development and post-disaster investigations.
Manley also worked for the Institute for Business & Home Safety as a project engineer and participated on post-disaster investigation teams. She was employed as a structural engineer for AEC Engineering, where she analyzed and designed structural solutions for the company’s industrial, petrochemical and energy clients while broadening her exposure to concrete, steel, and wood structural design methods.
She earned two master’s degrees in Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering & Management at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and earned her undergraduate degree in Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. She is a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts.