2024 40 Under 40: Mariah Seaboldt, PE, 33

Senior Code Consultant, AKF; MS, Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 13, 2024
Courtesy: CFE Media

Seaboldt has dedicated her career to delivering safe solutions for successful design and construction projects. She is a licensed fire protection engineer in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont and a certified plans examiner with the International Code Council. Seaboldt is an expert in building, fire and accessibility codes and standards, regularly navigating complex fire and life safety requirements, jurisdictional amendments and evolving regulations affecting both new and existing buildings. She is a sought-after resource for health care, residential, higher education and transportation projects, as well as challenges involving hazardous material storage, mass timber construction and lithium-ion battery protection. She has a passion for teaching and is a reliable technical resource for younger engineers and engineers of other disciplines. She frequently presents at conferences and client offices, has written articles for industry publications and produces AKF’s quarterly code consulting newsletter. Seaboldt is a graduate of AKF’s Emerging Leaders Academy and is a member of the firm’s mentorship committee, serving as both a mentor and an ambassador for the program. Seaboldt is active in Professional Women in Construction’s Boston Chapter and is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the National Fire Protection Association. She is often involved in events to promote the role of female-identifying individuals in engineering, including planning a local Women in STEAM event. In her free time, Seaboldt is an avid swimmer, home cook, reader and writer. She has a growing collection of old books and regularly participates in creative writing competitions, with several published short stories of her own.