ESWP held our “Happy Hour Trivia Night” on June 22 with more than 70 people in attendance! Great food and fun games with trivia offered by JMT’s Mallory Griffin. Thanks to our sponsors: Arcadis, Collective Efforts, and JMT. Look for more Trivia Nights this fall!
Special thanks to Carson Carney, P.E., of Advanced Robotics Construction, Inc. for his webinar presentation today on the use of robots in the construction industry! We had a great turnout with a lot of good questions and answers for a very informative session. Next up, Thursday, June 9 is the ‘Best of the IWC’ on Zero Liquid Discharge. Look for more upcoming ESWP continuing education events to fill your continuing education needs!
Congratulations to Arletta Scott Williams on receiving the 2022 William Metcalf Award!
Presented at the ESWP Annual Banquet on March 10. An audience of over 425 enjoyed the event! Congratulations Arletta!
Congratulations to Kimberly Kennedy, P.E. for receiving the 2021 Civil Engineer of the Year Award as presented by the Pittsburgh Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The award was presented at the National Engineers Week banquet held at the Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) on Saturday, February 19. Kim is the Director of Engineering & Construction at ALCOSAN, and a member of the ESWP Board of Directors, chairing the Publications Committee! Congratulations Kim!
Thank you to the Pittsburgh Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for recognizing the Pittsburgh ENGINEER magazine with their Journalism Award for 2021.
This award was presented at the National Engineers Week banquet held at ESWP on Saturday, February 19, in recognition of the focus and highlighting of civil engineering contributions as featured in the magazine. Click here to read the 2021 issues on our website. Thank you ASCE!
The ESWP Annual Golf Outing was held on Monday, September 20 at the beautiful Sewickley Heights Golf Club!
The weather, golf course, and services provided were all spectacular! Thanks to all those who came out to support the outing including all of our sponsors listed below.
Berkeley Research Group, Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania, ESS Next Tier Insurance, Evoqua Water Technologies, Gannett Fleming, KU Resources, McKim & Creed, Michael Baker International, R.T. Patterson Co. Special thanks to Wayne Johnson for chairing this year’s outing!
The ESWP Program Committee is seeking additional volunteers to help plan continuing education events!
If you would like to help out, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a great committee that meets monthly via webinar. Further, if you have a topic for consideration, or a presentation to offer, please let us know!
Almost 200 registrants for the ESWP Program Committee webinar “Steel Bridges in the 21st Century,” presented by Dr. Brandon Chavel, P.E. of the National Steel Bridge Alliance of AISC! This interesting program examined the history and future of steel bridges with consideration on life span, costs, maintenance, constructability and more! Dr. Chavel fielded many questions from webinar viewers as well as those viewing on Facebook live. Completion of the webinar entitled viewers to one Professional Development Hour (PDH). Join us for our next program on Thursday, October 1 on the Bonner Bridge presented by Nick Burdette, P.E.
A Webinar – GEOTECHNICAL REPORTS: PROPER USE IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING
On September 2nd at noon, join us for this webinar presented by Douglas M. Clark, P.E., Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
Subsurface conditions represent some of the largest uncertainties and risks in civil construction. Fortunately, most owners recognize the need to perform a geotechnical investigation as part of the design development to obtain information pertinent to project design and construction. What is often less understood is how the geotechnical report and information should be used in design, and how it applies to the construction contract. Many assume, often incorrectly, that the geotechnical report serves as a “baseline” for establishing the site conditions. While this may be true in some cases, most standard contract general conditions (AIA, EJCDC, etc.) place the risks associated with subsurface conditions on the bidder, and provide the geotechnical report only as information, not as a contract document. This presentation discusses the issue of reliance on the geotechnical report by the parties involved, presents case-studies, and provides recommendations for owners and contractors to reduce risks.
More information can be found here.
Twenty ESWP members participated in a presentation and tour of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Southern Beltway construction project on December 4. Presenters included Steve Hrvoich of the PATC, and Dale Rosinski and Matthew Steele from CDR Maguire. The tour was sponsored by Trumbull Corporation. During the presentation overview, participants learned some of the many details involved in this 13-mile long mega-project. Participants then boarded a shuttle bus to visit several points along the still-under-construction roadways and bridges, including a drive along a portion of the new roadway, not yet open to vehicular traffic. Big thanks to the PATC, CCDR Maguire, and Trumbull Corporation for hosting this tour.