Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Troy's at Texas Live in Arlington, TX

    Presentation Summary:

    Summary - The SEAoT Dallas and Fort Worth chapters are proud to offer a joint presentation on the new Globe Life Field project from the perspectives of the Owner (The Rangers) as well as the design team (HKS and WPM) and the construction team (Manhattan). Our speakers will describe the overall project goals and challenges from their different perspectives and then expand on key features of the Stadium that required full team coordination and collaboration.


    Thomas H Smith, AIA

    Sr. Project Architect


    Thomas Smith is a Vice President in the Sports & Entertainment Group at HKS, Inc. where he has practiced sports architecture for over 20 years.  He was the senior project architect on Globe Life Field and has dedicated the majority of his professional career specializing in baseball-centric facilities. 

    Jeff Jansing


    Walter P Moore

    Jeff Jansing, PE is a Principal and Senior Project Manager at Walter P Moore with experience in structural engineering analysis, design, and leadership of a diverse group of project types, including sports, healthcare, aviation, performing arts, cultural, parking garages, and hospitality.  Jeff joined Walter P Moore in 2004 after receiving his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from Texas A&M University.   Jeff resides in Richardson with his wife and two children.

    Jeff served as the structural Project Manager for the new Texas Rangers Ballpark, Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. As the overall Project Manager, one of Jeff’s primary responsibilities included interfacing with the Architect and Owner to understand the desired vision and goals for the overall project. Internally, his primary function was to keep the structural engineering teams for both the roof and bowl to remain aligned throughout the aggressive project design and construction schedule. Jeff provided ongoing guidance and insight into the design process and directed the day-to-day efforts of the structural design team.

    Collin Lane

    Project Manager

    Manhattan Construction Company

    Currently, Collin lives in Fort Worth with wife and has a baby on the way. Since joining the Manhattan team over five years ago, Collin has risen up to Project Manager and worked on more than $1.5 billion worth of work, on projects such as Globe Life Field, Texas A&M Kyle Field, Southwestern Baptist Seminary College, and most recently, Miller Lite Plaza at AT&T Stadium. Collin Graduated Texas A&M Construction Science Class of 2015. With his construction knowledge, he will be the best asset for your project. As Project Manager, Collin provides overall management direction for the on-site project management team. Construction activities are monitored and controlled by our Project Manager through administrative direction of on-site personnel, contract management, budget control, and cost adherence while overseeing implementation of the company's Safety and Quality Control Programs. Collin is the liaison for client, architect, and engineering contacts to facilitate construction activities.

    Jonathan Collins

    Vice President – Preconstruction

    Manhattan Construction Company

    Jonathan Collins is a down-home native Texan, having grown up in McAllen, Texas. Currently, he resides in North Dallas with his wife and three daughters. He has 23 years of construction estimating and preconstruction services experience for a wide range of different construction types for some of North Texas’ top projects. He has estimated and purchased more than $2.5 billion worth of projects in the DFW area including the recent Globe Life Field, AT&T Stadium, Kyle Field, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, Grand Prairie’s public safety facility and The Ford Center at The Star. He also spent a number of years at DFW Airport for renovations of their Terminals B & E. He provides a significant resource to owner and design teams early in the preconstruction process. Jonathan is a frequent guest speaker at industry events like ASA North Texas, National Association of Minorities in Construction (NAMIC), NYU’s College of Business School of Real Estate and Manhattan Construction’s appreciation events. Jonathan has also done guest lectures for industry education programs at Tarleton State University’s Sports Management Program, Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture Capstone lecture, The University of Texas in Arlington’s new Construction Science Program, and Southwest Baptist Seminary Facility Management Course - giving future Construction Leaders and Owners a base knowledge of facility construction and preconstruction processes. Collins has been Certified Professional Estimator and LEED AP BD+C. He earned a bachelor of science in construction science from Texas A&M University – Class of 1997.

    Rob Matwick

    Executive Vice President, Business Operations

    Texas Rangers

    Rob Matwick has been part of the Rangers organization since June 2008 when he joined the team as Executive Vice President, Ballpark Operations. In 2014, he was promoted to his current role as Executive Vice President, Business Operations.

    Matwick was the organization’s primary liaison with the City of Arlington on the construction of Globe Life Field. He worked on the Club’s negotiation of a Master Agreement announced in May 2016, which authorized the City to call a bond election in November of that year. In advance of the election, Rob worked on the “Vote Yes!” campaign, which resulted in Arlington residents approving the ballot language by a 60-40 margin. The citizen approval allowed the Rangers and City to move forward on the ballpark project, and to extend the lease agreement between the partners until January 1, 2054.

    Beginning in 2014, Matwick led the team in discussions with The Cordish Companies, a world class development firm based in Baltimore, which is widely considered the country’s leading developer of mixed use/entertainment developments. By the close of 2015, the Rangers, Cordish Companies and City of Arlington reached agreement on a $250 million public-private partnership, which led to the successful opening of Texas Live! in August 2018, and the Live! by Loews Hotel in August 2019. Most recently, Rob worked with the City and the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce on the successful campaign that will bring the National Medal of Honor Museum to the Entertainment District in 2024.

    Matwick serves on the Advisory Board for the Texas Rangers Foundation, is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau, and works with the Arlington Entertainment Area Management District.

    Rob is in his 36th season in Major League Baseball. Prior to returning to the state of Texas, he was named Vice President of Communications for the Detroit Tigers in January 2007. The following year, he added oversight of the ticket sales department for the Tigers and oversaw both areas until joining the Rangers in June 2008.

    Previously, Matwick spent more than 21 years with the Houston Astros, where he worked in the roles of Director of Media Relations (1985-99), VP of Operations and Communications (1999-2000), and Senior VP of Ballpark Operations and Customer Service (2001-06). He was instrumental in many aspects of the construction of Minute Maid Park and oversaw all aspects of ballpark operations after the facility opened in 2000.

    Matwick was recognized by Major League Baseball with the Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence in 2001, was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2012 was named MLB Professional of the Year by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.

    Prior to beginning his baseball career, Rob served as Sports Information Director at Wichita State University and worked in the sports information department at the University of South Carolina. He was also a sportswriter for the Aiken (SC) Standard.

    A native of McKeesport, PA, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of South Carolina at Aiken, where he was also senior captain of the men’s basketball team. He earned his master of mass communication degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Rob and his wife, Kelly, have a daughter, Mackenzie, and reside in Southlake.

    Jack Hill

    Senior Vice President, Project Development

    Texas Rangers

    Veteran sports facility management and construction development executive Jack Hill rejoined the Texas Rangers as Senior Vice President, Project Development in November 2016. Hill, who was instrumental in the construction of The Ballpark in Arlington (now Globe Life Park in Arlington) in the early 1990s, oversaw the construction management and development of Globe Life Field, which opened to rave reviews in March 2020.

    Hill, who also managed the construction of American Airlines Center in Dallas and AT&T Stadium in Arlington locally, also works with The Cordish Companies on the Texas Live! development and is involved in other Rangers projects, including the repurposing of Globe Life Park in Arlington in the winter of 2019-20.

    Hill originally joined the Rangers organization in August 1991 as Vice President, Ballpark Development and served as the principal development manager for a $191 million project, which included The Ballpark in Arlington, a 140,000 square foot office building, and a youth sports park. The project was completed on time and on budget when it opened in April 1994.

    From 1995-98, Hill was the Vice President of Development for Hammes Development Corporation and was centrally involved in the planning of Miller Park in Milwaukee. He was the principal manager for Hillwood Development while managing the construction project for American Airlines Center from 1998-2002. Hill then spent three years as Associate Superintendent of Construction for the Dallas Independent School District.

    In 2005, Hill joined Blue Star Development and the Dallas Cowboys and spent the next five years overseeing the construction and development of Cowboys Stadium. Once the $1.2 billion multi-purpose facility opened in 2009, he oversaw all operations of the building for its first three years.

    More recently, Hill was Project Executive for the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara, California. Levi’s® Stadium, a $1.3 billion sports and entertainment facility, opened in July 2014 and served as the site of Super Bowl 50 in February 2016.

    Overall, Hill has spent over 35 years in the construction and development industry and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Jack lives in Dallas with his wife, Amy, and their 17-year-old twins, Gracie and Jake.

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    Join us for some networking and discussions related to how we can improve equity and engagement in our local structural engineering community. 

    More information about the SE3 mission and the efforts going on at the national committee level can be found at the website below - come be a part of our efforts to bring these discussions more local!

    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    Join us for some networking and discussions related to how we can improve equity and engagement in our local structural engineering community. 

    More information about the SE3 mission and the efforts going on at the national committee level can be found at the website below - come be a part of our efforts to bring these discussions more local!

Past events

15 Sep 2021 SE3 Happy Hour
10 Aug 2021 Emerging Trends in Reinforced Concrete
13 Jul 2021 Wind Design Considerations for Steel Joists
17 Jun 2021 Managing Risk in a Changing World
11 May 2021 Structural Engineering Engagement & Equity: 2020 Survey Results
13 Apr 2021 ASCE 7 and ICC 500 Changes regarding Tornadic Loads
09 Mar 2021 Post-Tensioned Concrete Building Structures: Important Design Considerations
09 Feb 2021 Exploring Tall Wood: New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures
12 Jan 2021 TBPELS – Professional Practice Update/Ethics
17 Nov 2020 Soils for Structures
13 Oct 2020 Professional Practice and the Expert Witness
17 Sep 2020 Joint Chapter Meeting: Globe Life Field - Hitting for the Structural Cycle
11 Aug 2020 Enhancing Early Age Strength of Concrete with Nanotechnology
14 Jul 2020 FIU Pedestrian Bridge Collapse: Testing of Full Size Replicas of Failed Connection
09 Jun 2020 Project Profile - The Rolex Building
12 May 2020 An Overview of the AISC Standard for Prequalified Moment Connections for Seismic Applications
18 Mar 2020 Dallas Chapter SE3 Monthly Happy Hour
10 Mar 2020 Changes to the Concrete Design Standard
05 Mar 2020 Younger Member Event - CityBuild Design Charrette
20 Feb 2020 Dallas Chapter SE3 Intro Happy Hour
11 Feb 2020 Practical Wind Engineering
14 Jan 2020 Professional Practice Update/Ethics
12 Nov 2019 What You Should Know About Concrete Repair
08 Oct 2019 Construction Observation for Structural Conformance - Do's and Don'ts
10 Sep 2019 Wind and Storm Design for Mission Critical Projects
05 Sep 2019 SEAoT State Conference 2019
13 Aug 2019 TMS 402-16 Strength Design of Concrete Masonry for Combined Axial and Out-of-Plane Loading
11 Jun 2019 What Structural Engineers Should Know About Cold Formed Metal Framing
14 May 2019 Façade Support System Detailing
09 Apr 2019 Repair and Rehabilitation of Industrial Steel Stacks
12 Mar 2019 Super Strength and Super Jumbos
12 Feb 2019 Professional Practice Update (Ethics)
15 Jan 2019 Specifying Steel Joists for Sloped Conditions and Overhangs
13 Dec 2018 Younger Member Happy Hour
01 Nov 2018 Younger Member - Top Golf Registration for State Conference
01 Nov 2018 SEAoT State Conference 2018
16 Oct 2018 Choosing the Right Framework for Sustainable and Resilient Structures
18 Sep 2018 Tariffs & Trade Issues, Will They Impact How You Design?
21 Aug 2018 A Case Study in the Patent Process; "Load Bearing Structural Assembly" a.k.a. ‘ForceGenie’
17 Jul 2018 Design and Construction Solutions Using Hollow Core Concrete
19 Jun 2018 Performance Based Design: Leveraging Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to Calculate Wind, Water, and Airblast Loads
20 Feb 2018 ACI 562: Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures
30 Jan 2018 Younger and Prospective Member Event - Dallas Stars Game
15 Jan 2018 AISC 2016 Standards
30 Nov 2017 Younger Member Happy Hour
14 Nov 2017 Root Cause Analysis of a Failed Pressure Vessel: Putting it all together - Guillermo Ramirez PE, PHD
19 Sep 2017 Challenges in Concrete Construction: Realities of Design, Construction, and Testing - Jacob L. Borgerson, Ph.D., P.E.
15 Aug 2017 Texas Board of Professional Engineers - Licensing
18 Jul 2017 Design Considerations for New Construction in Areas of Induced Seismicity
11 Jul 2017 Younger Member Happy Hour
20 Jun 2017 Creating Bridges and Art - Matthew Lengyel
16 May 2017 Bleu Ciel - Project Profile
18 Apr 2017 Texas Bullet Train - Project Overview
21 Mar 2017 Engineering Ethics and Liability Concerns
07 Mar 2017 Younger Member Happy Hour
21 Feb 2017 Introduction to Total Precast Systems
24 Jan 2017 Techniques, Materials, and Design Considerations for Strengthening & Repair of Existing Concrete Structures
15 Nov 2016 The Independent - Austin, Texas
09 Nov 2016 Younger Member Happy Hour!
05 Nov 2016 SEAoT Dallas Banquet
20 Sep 2016 Learning from Structural Problems to Avoid Damage, Disappointment, and Distress
25 Aug 2016 Special Inspections Enforcement in North Texas
13 Aug 2016 Younger and Prospective Member Event - FC Dallas Game
19 Jul 2016 Klyde Warren Park Project
21 Jun 2016 ACI 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete for Buildings
17 May 2016 Construction and the Texas Economy
28 Apr 2016 Younger Member Happy Hour!
19 Apr 2016 Multihazard Design of the Building Envelope: Important Considerations of Wind and Seismic Interaction with Blast Requirements, and Approaches for Efficient Designs
15 Mar 2016 Owner to Design Professional Contract - Highlights (Ethics)
16 Feb 2016 Voided Concrete Floor System
19 Jan 2016 Future Buildings: Where Does Structural Engineering Fit?
09 Dec 2015 Younger Member Happy Hour
19 Nov 2015 Younger Member Happy Hour
17 Nov 2015 Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Meeting - Baylor Stadium
15 Sep 2015 Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Meeting - 2015 IBC Requires Tornado Shelters in All North Texas Schools
16 Jun 2015 Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Meeting - Engineering Tilt-up
19 May 2015 Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Meeting - New ACI 318-14
09 May 2015 Younger and Prospective Member Event - FC Dallas Premier Game
21 Apr 2015 Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Meeting - Offset Diaphragms and Shear Walls
08 Apr 2015 Younger Member Happy Hour
18 Mar 2015 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Meeting - Framing Solutions for Steel
17 Feb 2015 Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Meeting - Ethics Presentation
15 Jan 2015 Thursday, January 15, 2015 Meeting - Floor Vibrations – Frequently Asked Questions and More
18 Nov 2014 November 2014 Meeting - Steel Joist 101
16 Sep 2014 September 2014 Meeting - Devon World Headquarters Project Profile
17 Jun 2014 SEAoT Dallas June 2014 Meeting - Wood Super Seminar
20 May 2014 May 2014 Meeting - Concrete Detailing Seminar
15 Apr 2014 SEAoT Dallas-April Meeting - Concrete Mix Design & Problem Solving
18 Mar 2014 SEAoT Dallas-March Meeting - TBPE Ethics & Board Update
12 Mar 2014 Building Better Mixed-Use Buildings: Constructability, Cost and Performance
28 Feb 2014 SEER presentation to TDEM/PWRT
26 Feb 2014 Younger Member Happy Hour
21 Feb 2014 SEER Organization Meeting
18 Feb 2014 February Meeting - Ron Reed speaking about Vertical Movement Estimates
28 Jan 2014 January 2014 Meeting
29 Jan 2013 January Chapter meeting
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