Congratulations to ESWP Member Victor E. Bertolina, P.E., of SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. on his induction as an IBC Honorary Member. “Vic” has served on the IBC Executive Committee for more than 30 years, and served as General Chair of the conference in 1991. In 2009 the International Bridge Conference Executive Committee created an Honorary Membership Award to recognize the contributions of previous Committee Members with significant service to the International Bridge Conference. This designation is based upon the ESWP bylaws, and membership category of the same name, and the qualifications are, the nominee must be a member of the Executive Committee for at least 25 years and must have served in the capacity of General Chairman. This award has only been presented only six times in its existence. We are pleased to recognize Victor E. Bertolina, P.E. with this special designation. Vic received his special lapel pin at the ESWP Annual Banquet on February 15, 2017.
Congratulations to the several ESWP Corporate members who were recognized through the ESWP Awards of Distinction program, as presented at the 2017 Annual Engineering Awards Banquet. Firms include PJ Dick, Michael Baker International, Lennon Smith Souleret Engineering, Trumbull Corporation, and Gannett Fleming. To view a full list of the award recipients, visit our Awards page, found here: https://eswp.com/about/annual-awards/
All members are encouraged to submit nominations for the awards program! Please set a reminder for Fall 2017 for our next open awards nomination period
- Engineering the Olympics: http://graduatedegrees.online.njit.edu/resources/msce/msce-infographics/winter-olympics-vs-summer-olympics/
- Closing the Gender Gap in Engineering & STEM: http://graduatedegrees.online.njit.edu/resources/msee/msee-infographics/closing-the-gender-gap/
- 5 Civil Engineering Failures that led to New Designs & Technologies: http://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/civil-engineering-failures/?g=infographics&t=msce
- The Benefits and Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles: http://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/autonomous-vehicles/
- The Benefits of Sustainable Engineering: http://graduate.norwich.edu/resources-mce/infographics-mce/the-benefits-of-sustainable-engineering/
That’s what we expect to hear on February 28 when ESWP President Dan Cessna of PennDOT takes to the floor of the ESWP Members Executive Dining Room, walking the walk that the ESWP is literally here to serve you! Dan, accompanied by fellow Board Member Michelle Antantis of Duquesne Light Company will be the celebrity waiters on that day. Save room on your lunch schedule now to be a part of the day.
Thanks to the more than 420 guests who attended ESWP’s 133rd Annual Banquet on February 15, the event was a big success. Held at the Westin Hotel, the evening was filled with good food and fellowship, uplifting messages and entertaining presentations. Congratulations to all of the award recipients in our Project of the Year program as well as ESWP’s Engineer of the Year, Jim Foringer of PennDOT District 11-0, and a special recognition for Dr. Deb Lange upon receiving ESWP’s Metcalf Award, the first female to do so in the history of the 53-year old award.
Congratulations to all of the 2016 ESWP Award recipients, starting with our Engineer of the Year: Jim Foringer, Assistant District Executive-Construction for PennDOT 11-0. Our Projects of the Year recipients are as follows: in the Commercial category, we are pleased to recognize UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex; in the Industrial category, we are pleased to recognize the Center Township Potable Water Source of Supply Transmission and Interim Water Treatment Facility; in the Innovative Construction Methods, we are pleased to recognize Milton-Madison Bridge Project; in the Sustainable category, we are pleased to recognize Lower Hill Infrastructure; and finally, in the Transportation category, we are pleased to recognize Hulton Bridge. All of these awards will be presented at the February 15 Annual Awards Banquet.
The ESWP staff is back at it after our holiday break! We hope you had an enjoyable holiday season.
Stop by for lunch, the dining room is open Monday – Friday, 11:30am-1:30pm. Look for our new menu items to be announced soon.
Also, now is the time to make those Banquet Reservations for February 15th at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. Info can be found here.
More than 120 attended the December 7 “Women’s Forum” held at ESWP. It was a great day for all attendees who participated in this informal “town hall” style discussion, led by Cheryl Moon-Sirianni. Panelists from the A/E/C professions included Wendy Berrill, Ellen McLean, Lori Musto and Joyce Markosky. Keep on the lookout for the next Women’s Forum.
Soft Skills continues to draw! ESWP Board member Amy Veltri (NGE) presented an interesting and informative talk on the “soft skills” that everyone can benefit from in today’s workplace. Amy’s best advice: “Be creative, ask for opportunities, listen to directions, and know expectations and exceed them!”
The proposed amendments to the ESWP bylaws are available for viewing, prior to the special membership meeting on Monday, November 28, at 1:00pm at the ESWP, to adopt these proposed changes. Click on the members news page to read the proposed changes.