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.
It has been a very busy early Fall for the ESWP. We have just presented two very successful conferences, including the PA Brownfields Conference in Lancaster , PA, which was attended by more than 325 registrants. The Lancaster County Convention Center was the site for the 2016 conference, and was a great venue for this event. The conference wrapped up on October 28, then just a week later our staff departed for San Antonio, TX for the 77th annual International Water Conference at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. The IWC gathered more than 925 registrants, and more than 100 exhibitors. Back in the office now, we are getting caught up just in time for a busy holiday season!
The 2017 Annual Banquet is set for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel with Guest Speaker Phil Bourque. Reservations will open November 1, 2016
Nominations Now Open!
Any regular member in good standing of the ESWP is permitted to serve on the ESWP Board of Directors. Nominations for the 2017 election are open until October 31, 2016. If you are interested, please email the ESWP at firstname.lastname@example.org