Professional and Community Service

The engineers at CYS Structural Engineers are encouraged to contribute their time and knowledge to both professional and community services.  The following are examples of how some of our engineers donate their time and professional services to the community.  Four CYS Principals have been recognized by the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) with the title of Fellow, an honor bestowed by their peers in recognition of their outstanding service and accomplishments in the field of structural engineering.  To date, only 19 structural engineers have been honored by the SEAOC Chapter with this award.  CYS Fellows include:

Jimmie R. Yee 1994-1995
Eugene E. Cole 1995-1996
Arthur E. Ross 1999-2000
Kenneth A. Luttrell    2000-2001


Arthur E. Ross, President/CEO Art recently served as a member of the CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, Architectural Engineering Advisory Council, consisting of individuals who are leaders in engineering and industries related to architectural engineering.  He also served as a structural engineering member of the SB588 California Community College Alternative Process.  He is Past Chairman of the DSA Advisory Board, served on the City of Sacramento Building & Fire Code Advisory and Appeals Board and on the Sacramento Builders Exchange Board of Directors.  Art was honored by ATC in 1995 for his determined and effective promotion of the need for the SAC Phase I Project to Reduce the Earthquake Hazards of Steel Moment-Resisting Frame Structures, for his dedicated service as Chair of the SAC Phase I Joint Venture Management Committee and for his significant contribution as ATC Board President.  He was involved in the ACE Mentoring Program for several years, which mentors to high school students in order to introduce them to the professions and encourage them to pursue studies and careers in these fields.

Kenneth A. Luttrell, Vice PresidentKen has been very active in the Structural Engineers Association of Central California (SEAOCC) and Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), serving as President of both. He is presently Chairman of the SEAOC Wind Design Committee and initiated and chaired the SEAOC Ad Hoc Wind Code Committee that developed the Simplified Wind Design Procedure currently contained in the IBC.   He has been active on the Seismology Committee since 1979, has served continuously for over 25 years on the SEAOC Existing Buildings Committee and served as chairman of that committee for the 2010-11 term.  He currently is a member of the Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center Board of Trustees and recently served two terms as President of that Board. It is a non-profit organization that provides guidance and relationship training for troubled school children and teenagers in the South Natomas area of Sacramento and also provides quality-of-live support for frail senior citizens in that area.

All of our engineers are members of the Structural Engineers Association of Central California (SEAOCC) and support various committees in the association.

CYS is also a member of the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX), the construction industry’s oldest and largest association in the region.   David Calia, V.P. of Business Development and Marketing at CYS sits on the Board of Directors.