The Southwestern Ohio Building Officials Association (SWOBOA) recognized Schaefer founder, Steve Schaefer, with the 2013 Presidential Award. Annually, the SWOBOA president chooses to honor a member that displays “exemplary leadership and selfless acts of time and dedication.” Steve has been a SWOBOA member for over 15 years and is currently the only structural engineer in the organization. He takes pride in educating the members from both SWOBOA and the parent organization, Ohio Building Officials Association (OBOA), on various structural topics at crowded presentations multiple times a year.

“This award is to thank Steve for what he does for the organization,” remarked Randy Campion, SWOBOA 2013 President. “Steve notices requirements in the code and on drawings that no one else does, proactively researches it and educates us in multiple classes a year. He is an asset to our organization.”

Steve Schaefer is scheduled to present on Lateral Loads on Foundations, Structural Plan Reviews and the Chapter 34 of the Ohio Building Code – Existing Buildings at the 2014 OBOA Annual Conference in Dublin, Ohio. Steve previously won the 2012 OBOA Dave Ledvinka Associate of the Year Award.


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