Lakhwinder Sabharwal, PE, has been elected as the secretary of the Structural Engineers Association of Virginia (SEAVa) for the 2022-2023 year. Lakhwinder is looking forward to his role as secretary, saying, “I’ve been a member of this organization for a long time, and being elected secretary means a lot to me. Serving SEAVa in this capacity is a big honor.”
A member of SEAVa since 2013, Lakhwinder has been deeply involved with the organization. In 2019, he started volunteering for SEAVa’s Young Member Group (YMG), which organizes social events in Hampton Roads and aims to attract younger talent to join SEAVa. In 2020, he became the leader of the YMG and in July 2021, he became a member of SEAVa’s executive committee.
Commenting on priorities for the organization this year, Lakhwinder said, “We want to start getting structural engineers to come out and participate in regular technical and social events again, with COVID largely behind us now. We’ll also be working to grow our membership, promote SEAVa within Hampton Roads, and expand our relationships and technical network among structural firms.”
Lakhwinder, a structural engineer in the Virginia Beach office, has been with Clark Nexsen for 17 years. After graduating from Pune University in India, he earned his MS in civil engineering from Old Dominion University in 2003. Since joining Clark Nexsen, Lakhwinder has worked on a variety of projects including Operation Smile’s global headquarters in Virginia Beach and the Warrior Transition Unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
The state member organization for the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA), the Structural Engineers Association of Virginia promotes structural engineering by providing technical education, communication forums, and promoting public life safety. Developed under the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACEC/VA), members include professional engineers, engineering interns, retired engineers, students, and educators.