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A DIGITAL MAGAZINE FOR CLIENTS AND FRIENDS OF R.E. WARNER & ASSOCIATES, 1 EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - WINTER 2016 INC.
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R.E. Warner & Associates Celebrate 65 Years of Engineering Service
4 A HISTORY OF ENGINEERED GROWTH 6 ACQUISITION ANNOUNCEMENT 8 TECHNOLOGY 10 PRESENTATION 12 PROJECT PROFILES 13 NEW TEAM MEMBERS 14 NEW PROJECTS 15 NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK 16 NEWS OF NOTE 18 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / CONFERENCES 20 COMMUNITY SERVICE
Toys for Tots Campaign
22 COMPANY HOLIDAY PARTY
On the cover: Accurate Technologies President Rich Carpenter and R.E. Warner President Ted Beltavski
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE by Ted Beltavski, MS, PE
R.E. Warner & Associates Celebrate 65 Years of Engineering Service In 1951, Robert E. Warner was a man with a great vision: to build a premier engineering firm that would span generations. That he did. Over the last 65 years, R.E. Warner has grown to be a top-ranking full service, multi-discipline consulting engineering, architectural and surveying firm recognized with numerous honors and awards. Some of these include the American Council of Engineering Companies Excellence Honor Awards, the Cleveland Restoration Society Preservation Award, two-time recipient of ZweigWhite’s Best Multi-Discipline Firm To Work honoring 100 firms in the U.S. and Canada, five-time recipient of North Coast 99 honoring 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio, and CE News Best Civil Engineering Firm. R.E. Warner is proud of the many prestigious clients we have been associated with through the years. We have attained the continued respect and confidence of these clients because of the attitude Bob Warner instilled in his colleagues toward their work and the clients that have been passed on from generation to generation. This positive attitude has been evident throughout the history of our organization, resulting in an unswerving dedication to our clients to be their preferred consultant and provide technical
solutions through teamwork and a passion for service. While maintaining our client focus, R.E. Warner has invested in development and training, acquired new technologies, expanded its executive leadership team, evolved ownership in our firm, created leaders in our business and the community, developed a culture of physical and spiritual wellness that has attracted the most talented people who fit into our culture. We are extremely excited to announce that on March 2, 2016, R.E. Warner acquired a surveying business with licensed specialists in industrial measurements and mapping–Accurate Technologies, based in Canton, Ohio. Please read pages 6-9 for further details on what this means for our clients and potential clients. Thank you to everyone who has made an impact on the success of our firm over the past 65 years-our clients, dedicated staff, board of directors, shareholders, and past presidents. We look forward to a bright future filled with new projects, growth, and a continued commitment to giving back to the communities we serve. To learn more about our rich history of engineered growth, please visit page 4 and 5 of this magazine to view R.E. Warner’s timeline.
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A History of Engineered Growth
Selected highlights from more than six decades of R.E. Warner history, including some of our most significant milestones and groundbreaking projects.
1950s 1951 Robert E. Warner, a Mechanical Engineer establishes Warner Engineering Company with first office located on the 4th floor of the Broadway Building in Lorain, Ohio. 1956 Converted to R.E. Warner & Associates, a Business Trust.
1960s 1961 Addition of other engineering disciplines grows client list to include Colorado Fuel & Iron in Pueblo, Colorado, McLouth Steel in Detroit, and Republic Steel in Cleveland. 1966 Company moves from Broadway Building to Engineers Office Building located at 2130 West Park Dr. in Lorain, Ohio.
1970s 1970 Environmental division established to diversify and grow company. 1972 Bob Warner retired as President & Chairman of R.E. Warner and Jack Ochse became R.E. Warnerâ€™s Second President & Chairman. 1978 Completed $80 Million CF&I Rail Mill Modernization
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2001 Awarded the largest ODOT design/build contract for third lane and bridge widening on I-90 in Lorain County with S.E. Johnson. 2001 Returned to Pueblo, CO for design and construction administration of a new electric arc furnace. 2003 Chosen by the City of Solon for QA/QC & Resident construction administration for Aurora East & Pettibone Roads. 2003 Awarded major design contract by Ross Environmental to upgrade their facility to achieve MACT standards. Project receives ACEC Award. 2004 Move to LaCentre, Westlake, OH.
1990s 1990 Don Klebe becomes R.E. Warner’s fourth President. 1993 Completed $26 Million Engineering, Demolition & Remediation for former Fisher Guide Plant at Coit Road. 1994 Firm relocates to Three King James Park in Westlake. 1994 Board elects Dave Sminchak as R.E. Warner’s fifth President. 1995 Completed $6 Million project for SCM/Millennium Inorganic Chemicals – Wastewater collection, treatment & disposal for three plants. 1998 Converted to R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc., an Ohio Corporation. 1999 Received Certification of Registration ISO-9001 from SRI, Quality System Registrar.
2011 Received first contract with NEORSD for design of their Easterly chemical storage and feed facility. 2012 Board elects Ted Beltavski as R.E. Warner’s sixth President. 2012 Design professional of a D/B team for a new ODOT Maintenance Facility, our eighth service center project. 2012 Awarded three year contract serving as A/E Alliance Partner for Ford Motor Company’s Cleveland facilities. 2013 Received an “A” rating from a third party contractor/vendor safety management rating system. 2013 Expanded structural inspection team.
2004 Selected to design a new state of the art service center in Westlake leading to the design of similar facilities.
2013 Awarded contract to expand two tubular production buildings for installation of tube mill finishing equipment.
2005 Redevelopment of Westgate Mall Project receives ACEC Award.
2014 R.E. Warner Managers Embark on E5 Leadership Training.
2005 Kicked off a one-year leadership development program for young professionals. 2007 Awarded the largest single design contract in firm’s history for a Virginia greenfield titanium plant. 2008 First Cuyahoga County Stimulus Project.
2014 Mentorship Matters Program Kicked-Off. 2014 1st Annual Open House Benefiting Toys for Tots. 2015 R.E. Warner named to the 2015 Zweig Group Best Multidiscipline Firm To Work For Again. 2015 Contract award for new Aurora Road pump station for the Cleveland Division of Water.
2009 Several professionals receive LEED Certification.
2015 Contract award for construction and installation of the world’s second micro steel mill.
2009 Began holiday basket volunteering at Cleveland Foodbank.
2016 Celebrate 65th Anniversary. 2016 R.E. Warner Acquires Accurate Technologies of Canton, Ohio. Licensed experts in industrial measurements and mapping.
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R.E. Warner & Associates Acquires Accurate Technologies
R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc., a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of a surveying business with licensed experts in industrial measurements and mapping – Accurate Technologies, based in Canton, Ohio. R.E. Warner and Accurate Technologies will combine their engineering and surveying companies to provide enhanced services to industries ranging from steel mills to municipalities. “This is the first acquisition of its kind for R.E. Warner & Associates and we could not be more pleased with the potential benefits for both our clients and future clients, as well as our employees,” said Ted Beltavski, president, R.E. Warner & Associates. “With the combined expertise both companies offer, we will be able to provide cutting edge technologies in 3D laser scanning and laser tracking, that moves us beyond traditional surveying and ultimately providing a direct cost savings to clients.” R.E. Warner predicts this deal will increase its revenue stream by 20 percent and in the next four years an increase of 10-15 staff members. Accurate Technologies has 10 employees and R.E. Warner & Associates has 63 employees. “Clients of both R.E. Warner and Accurate Technologies will continue to be serviced by the same people, at the same locations, and with the same quality service they have come to expect,” said Beltavski. “We see this as a natural fit, as we both enhance and broaden our markets, while expanding our geographic reach.” In addition to 3D laser scanning and laser tracking, other enhanced services will include 3D modeling, geographic information systems and mapping, UAV drone mapping and high-accuracy equipment alignment. Accurate Technologies’ licensed specialists in industrial measurements and mapping use
Accurate Technologies President Rich Carpenter and R.E. Warner President Ted Beltavski
technologies not common to most surveyors and engineers. These high-tech services provide more data and better accuracy. “We have always had a long-term commitment to utilizing the latest surveying technologies that is not common to most land surveyors and engineers,” said Richard A. Carpenter, president, Accurate Technologies. “Our core service has been on the industrial side and we always knew that one of R.E. Warner’s strengths was in that same market sector. I firmly believe that combining our cutting edge survey technologies with the 65 years of engineering knowledge of R.E. Warner, will allow us to better meet the needs of the future, improve accuracy and productivity, and better analyze and determine existing design failures. I am pleased to see the company that I have owned since 1987 prosper and grow in not only that market, but so many others as well. This collaboration will do just that.” R.E. Warner and Accurate Technologies will provide services to government, major industrial companies, steel industry, manufacturing, paper and plastics, petro chem and chemical/process facilities, utilities, contractors and developers, and environmental firms.
History of Accurate Technologies
Accurate Technologies was founded in 1987 in Ohio by Richard Carpenter a Professional Surveyor. Mr. Carpenter started in the industrial surveying fields in 1977 working for the Timken Company in their steel plant facilities engineering department. Richard worked in a civil engineering group where he was introduced to industrial applications of surveying and gained experience in industrial engineering projects. Since starting Accurate Technologies, 85% of the company’s services are for industrial clients.
3D laser tracking - The 3D laser tracker allows for high precision alignment readings and consistency between surveys. The tracker can also be used to create a true high precision model of a fabrication for verification of tolerances.
Accurate Technologies’ start up and existence is testimony to the fact that the private sector professional surveying firms have limited training, knowledge, and experience in the surveying needs of Industrial, manufacturing, and process industries.
Objectives: The company’s objective is to provide surveying services not common to most land surveyors or engineers. Accurate Technologies utilizes cutting-edge technologies and continue to expand the company services in surveying, mapping, G.I.S., metrology, 3D laser scanning, 3D modeling, and high accuracy equipment alignment and project control surveys utilizing 3D laser tracker technologies. Accurate Technologies focuses on meeting the needs and requirements of its clients. In determining the scope of all work, the company searches for ecomonical methods that allow for the most automatized, highest accuracy, repeatability, quality control, as well as allow for permanent records storage. The company continues to grow in knowledge and advanced survey methods that allows them to meet the accuracy standards of the high tech engineering designs of the future. Every survey project is analyzed to determine the best survey method to meet the project accuracy requirements with the highest efficiency.
3D laser scanning & modeling - The laser shoots 900,000 points a second. The point cloud it creates is used to develop a true 3D CAD model. The company has modeled cranes, tanks, piping, furnaces, structural steel and more. The scanner collects data fast and can be done without physical contact to a surface. Construction staking & project control - Accurate Technologies provides the survey control for new construction. Survey crews will set brass monuments and provide as-build data. Structural steel & crane runway alignments Survey crews can provide alignment reports of the crane and/or building steel. Often this can be done by 3D laser scanning reducing the time of survey and minimizing plant shutdown periods required. Plant mapping-utility detection-GIS - They map four industrial plants and a petroleum plant. Mapping includes buildings areas & usage, all utilities, Sara 312, SPCC (Spill Prevention & Containment), confined space areas, all environmental wells, roads, railroads, and more. It is an asset management GIS system in which hundreds of plant personnel can see at the same time period by laptop, iPad and even phones through a wireless network. Currently, the Storm is the only feature. Aerial 3D drone mapping- Received FFA approval to fly for mapping: Accurate has been flying a 3D drone mapping plane to create photography down to 2” pixel quality set to plant coordinates. These aerials will set in AutoCAD or GIS software as background data. The data can be made 3D and elevation contour work can be achieved down to 3” accuracy. The firm creates topographic maps from this data and can also provide volumetric surveys to accuracies of 0.5%. They currently have a variance into the FAA to allow for commercial use of the data. Standard land surveying services- Accurate Technologies provides all the normal services that a land surveyor offers.
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TECHNOLOGY Technological Advantages to the Merger of R.E. Warner & Associates and Accurate Technologies The merging of R.E. Warner & Associates and Accurate Technologies will create a single source option for many clients to utilize the full surveying and engineering services of both companies. Accurate Technologies has had a long history in the industrial applications of surveying. The firm provides surveying services for industry from civil site plans, project control, building layout, equipment foundation layout, to the actual final placement of equipment to thousandths of an inch. R.E. Warner & Associates, with its 65 years of experience in industrial engineering, can fully utilize all the surveying services of Accurate Technologies, as well as their existing surveying experience. The merger allows R.E. Warner to expand their surveying services to offer a complete surveying service from industrial, commercial, road & right of way, and all the services common to land surveying under one firm. This merger will allow for the largest fields of surveying services provided by a professional engineering and surveying firm in Ohio.
The 3D data can be set to local coordinates and elevation systems or a client’s project control. As the engineers are designing, the data is set to the determined X, Y, and Z coordinate system and can be staked in the field without adjustment or corrections. There is another function of scanning in the preventative maintenance fields (determining life of a design) that is currently not being fully utilized by engineers. The scanner takes an accurate snapshot of items at a given time and condition. Items can be scanned a second time to determine movements, deflections, warping, and settlement. To do this field control must be accurate and reproducible.
3D Laser Scanning & Modeling
Accurate Technologies’ software will compare the two scans and create a 3D CAD error cloud depicting changes between the two scans immediately. This does not involve modeling to find the results. Knowing this data, R.E. Warner’s engineers can provide engineering analysis and make recommendations. This allows R.E. Warner’s engineers the opportunity to find and determine structural weaknesses before there may be a complete failure. Structures such as bridges, beams, cranes, etc. can be scanned in an unload situation and scanned again being placed under load. Knowing these movements can give insight as to the life of the structure.
R.E. Warner engineers now have the ability to 3D CAD model and design from the 3D laser scanning services in-house. The scanner shoots 900,000 points a second and can quickly and accurately locate existing features in the field.
In the refineries, tanks and vessels can be scanned empty and then again full to determine warping and movements. The laser scanning will have a X, Y, and Z node at about very 1/8 inch on the surface. Any movements will be found.
Metrology- 3D Laser Tracking
(Equipment Alignment & High Precision Measurements)
components or calculating new wear plate thicknesses. If a structural failure or foundation problem is found, R.E. Warner can determine the best solution.
R.E. Warner engineers will offer mechanical equipment alignment utilizing the latest technologies in laser technology and having more than 39 years of experience in that field. Equipment alignments and positions can be determined and set in the field. The mechanical survey crews have worked on casting machines, piercing mills, bar mills, sheeting lines, plastic extrusion, automotive presses, forging units, cardboard corrugating mills, paper mills, fluorescent light bulb manufacturing, glass handling, printing machines, and more. An accuracy of just a few thousandths of an inch can be determined.
Equipment Modeling-Engineering Analysis-Alignment Studies
The 3D laser tracker can accurately determine the existing position of equipment and their components. A 3D CAD model can be made. This data often exposes errors in the alignment often from wear of components, structural failures, or foundation settlement. R.E. Warner engineers now have the ability to provide engineering analysis. The engineers can determine where the correct alignment should be and determine a method to achieve that goal. This may involve as small of an issue as shimming
Instrumentation & Controls
Architectural Mechanical/HVAC Structural Civil
Equipment Modeling-Engineering Analysis-Alignment Studies
The 3D laser tracker can accurately determine the existing position of equipment and its components, such as surfaces, shafts, bores, key ways, and more. This service is often provided to the fabricator at their facility. The firm can provide and independent verification that the specifications and tolerances were met prior to shipment.
High Accuracy Measurements
The 3D laser tracker can be used to make high precision surveys for project control and increased accuracy of scanning. The laser tracker can produce accuracies that are not possible by standard land surveying total stations or robotic instruments. The tracker accuracy can be used to establish control for 3D scanning projects. Unless a firm provides metrology and laser scanning, this is not possible. Using the laser tracker, surveyors can set control to manage the scan point cloud data and minimize the project error of the entire scanned model to the accuracy of the scanner itself. This almost eliminates any errors compiling from the errors of the scanner itself.
High-Accuracy Equipment Metrology GIS
3D Laser Scanning
Surveying Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Construction Managers
3D Laser Tracking
Process & Piping
Professional Surveying, Mapping & Geographic Information Systems
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On March 2, the employees of R.E. Warner and Accurate Technologies came together at LaCentre in Westlake for their first combined meeting to kick off a new beginning in jointly providing engineering and surveying services to clients and future clients in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
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PROJECT PROFILES New Advanced Quench Temper Facility
R.E. Warner completed detailed engineering services for TimkenSteel’s $40 million Advanced Quench and Temper Facility. The new facility will enable Timken to produce more value-added steel for demanding applications. The facility provides additional capacity to heat-treat and quench both bar and tube products. Our work included detailed construction engineering services for equipment general arrangements, site design, buildings, electrical engineering, equipment foundations and miscellaneous structures, and mechanical engineering and piping systems. R.E. Warner also prepared plans and specifications for construction of a maintenance building to support the facility.
Accurate Technologies Provide Surveys for World’s Largest Vertical Steel Caster When TimkenSteel needed accurate surveys for its $200-million vertical steel caster, Accurate Technologies was there from the start. Utilizing the Faro 3D Laser Tracker, Accurate established all x, y, and z control benchmarks for the entire project from civil through mechanical. They provided all surveys for the installation of the buildings and equipment foundations. They also verified foundations and bolt locations prior to the placement of concrete. In addition, they verified structural steel placement and crane runway alignment. Accurate worked with contractor’s millwrights to achieve the final alignment. For a more detailed description of this project, click here for a video.
R.E. Warner welcomes the following new team members, adding to the strength and tradition of our growing organization.
(1) BRUCE T. BITTNER, P.E. // R.E. WARNER SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER 4
(2) KENNETH LOCHNER // R.E. WARNER SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL/STRUCTURAL DESIGNER (3) MIKE LAWVER // ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES GIS & AERIAL MAPPING COORDINATOR
(4) ERIC J. MISANKO // ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES SURVEY CREW CHIEF (5) RICHARD CARPENTER, P.S. // ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER & SURVEY CREW CHIEF (6) RICHARD MCDONALD, P.S. // ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES ACCURATE TECH DEPARTMENT MANAGER (7) RYAN D. TURNER // ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES SURVEY TECHNICIAN
(8) STEVEN L. NEWMAN // ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES SURVEY CREW CHIEF
(9) DAVID ANDREWS // ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES 3D SCANNING COORDINATOR (10) GREGORY A. BABICS // R.E. WARNER SENIOR STRUCTURAL DESIGNER (11) JULIA M. SEWALL // R.E. WARNER PROJECT ASSISTANT (12) COREY A. GALBRAITH // ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES SURVEY CREW CHIEF (13) BRANDON R. ELKINS // ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES SURVEY TECHNICIAN (14) JORDAN M. RADSICK // ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES SURVEY CREW CHIEF (15) MITCH REYNOLDS, P.E. // R.E. WARNER MECHANICAL ENGINEER (16) GERALD FINDEN // R.E. WARNER SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGER MARK H. OTTERSON, P.E. // R.E. WARNER SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER & SENIOR PROCESS ENGINEER EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - WINTER 2016
NEW PROJECTS 2015 Infrastructure program for inspection of cranes and crane runway systems at a West Virginia high-nickel alloys manufacturing facility. Design and drawings of equipment foundations and piping to relocate an existing temper mill at a cold rolled strip steel plant in Southeast Ohio. Preparation of plans and specifications for a Cleveland automotive plant’s powerhouse decommissioning engineering. Detailed design and procurement specifications for an additional reserve osmosis system to supplement existing reverse osmosis units and add new service water connections via a new booster water pump skid to existing units at a power generation facility in Ohio. Preliminary engineering services to study numerous issues for improvements of two sanitary lift stations including wet well modifications, pump replacements, exhaust equipment replacements, electrical controls, back-up power, and piping improvements for the City of Lorain, Ohio. Mechanical, electrical and structural engineering services to design and create a cost estimate for the replacement of a spray lab air handling unit at a Cleveland automotive coatings plant.
Pump and piping design support at an existing west surge pond of a Pennsylvania power plant. Structural and civil engineering design services to finalize our designs and generate construction documents for Tri-C’s southwest quadrant of the Metropolitan Campus plaza redesign and structural renovation project. This work follows our involvement in the first phase of the plaza renovation which included preliminary data collection and a condition survey of the entire plaza. Design engineering and construction support of a new micro steel mill in Durant, Oklahoma. Facility assessment report for a Cleveland automotive manufacturing plant’s asset preservation program. Layout and staking services for construction of the Opportunity Corridor in the City of Cleveland. 2015 Infrastructure repair and inspection program of mill buildings and crane runway systems at a production facility for stainless and carbon steel. Design and drawings of equipment foundations and piping to relocate the existing 20” Temper Mill at a Dover, Ohio steel plant.
CELEBRATING NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK The week of February 21-27 was the 65th anniversary of National Engineers Week. R.E. Warner celebrated in numerous ways and the week was especially meaningful for the company as it celebrates its 65th anniversary as well. The recent acquisition of Accurate Technologies confirms our commitment to the highest quality engineering and surveying services and we look forward to continuing to be a leader in this industry.
OUR COMMITMENT TO FUTURE ENGINEERS R.E. Warner employees’ involvement . . . §§ Plan the Akron Engineers Week Banquet for 400 guests. §§ Volunteer with the SAE/Alcoa/Cleveland Metropolitan School Straw Rocket program that will involve approximately 400 students as part of the SAE “World in Motion” program. §§ Serve as Math and Science Chairman for the Cleveland Section of SAE. §§ Volunteer for the Lorain County Society of Professional Engineers MathCounts competition each year. Employees volunteer with registration, scoring, and judging. What a great way to encourage boys and girls in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades in developing their math skills.
Steven Farnham, a Bay high school student, shadowed R.E. Warner engineers and architects today in order to gain a greater understanding in the field of engineering. R.E. Warner was happy to have Garren Goudy, a student from Amherst Junior High School, job shadow our talented team of designers and engineers. The five easy steps according to DiscoverE, formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation, are: 1. Help Kids & Adults Discover Engineering 2. Celebrate Engineering 3. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 4. Nominate an Inspiring Educator 5. Spread the Word EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - WINTER 2016
NEWS OF NOTE Congratulations to R.E. Warner’s Brett Neff who was initiated at a ceremony into the “Eminent Engineer” category for his outstanding achievements in the engineering profession by Tau Beta Pi - Ohio Northern University, his alma mater. Brett also was recently named Senior Vice President of the firm. The shareholders of R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc. are pleased to announce the election of four new shareholders to the corporation in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the firm. The new shareholders are: Matthew R. Benovic, P.E., S.E. // LEED AP - Senior Project Manager David G. Ferencik, P.E., M.S. // Manager, Architectural/Structural Department Frank H. Johnson, Jr., P.E., M.S., V.P. // Manager, Project Management Christian R. Porterfield // Survey Crew Chief R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc. ranks No. 10 on The List of Crain’s Cleveland Business Largest Engineering Firms. Congratulations to R.E. Warner’s Matt Barratt and Frank Johnson who have become Vice Presidents and Principals of the firm. The announcement was made on March 2. 16
R.E. Warner employees enjoy giving back to the community each year with City of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s holiday gift basket drive for those residents in need.
The shareholders of R.E. Warner & Associates are pleased to announce the election of Frank H. Johnson, Jr., P.E. to serve a two-year term as a representative on the Board of Directors to oversee the activities of the corporation. He has been employed with R.E. Warner since 2010. Johnson is Director of Project Managers and holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, and has more than 17 years experience in the study, design and project management of power systems for major utilities, large industrial complexes, and various commercial and institutional facilities.
Downtown Cleveland Hilton Topping Out Ceremony . . . Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, city officials, Hilton Cleveland Downtownâ€™s GM, Turner Construction workers and others gathered on September 30 for a Topping Out Ceremony and signing of the last steel beam to be placed on the new hotel. R.E. Warner was responsible for floor control and layout for steel erection for construction of the new $272 million, 600-room Hilton Cleveland downtown that will link both
the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation. Opening of the hotel is scheduled in June 2016. R.E. Warner will be receiving an Honors Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio (ACEC) at the Engineering Excellence Awards luncheon in Columbus this March.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOP R.E. Warner’s civil department manager Doug Tober attended the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) annual meeting on October 28 at the Greater Cleveland Convention Center. Doug joined transportation officials, government and members of the academic community at Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference -- one of the nation’s largest transportation conferences. The conference featured exciting speakers, technical sessions and an exhibition hall. Doug was able to meet other professionals in this specialty area and share stories of innovation and transportation. R.E. Warner President Ted Beltavski attended the Cleveland Engineering Society’s Industrial and Manufacturing Conference and Tradeshow at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on October 21. The Annual CES Industrial & Manufacturing Conference addresses the issues of today’s manufacturer. Sessions covered issues from the critical workforce shortage to regulatory updates and innovations in 3-D printing. The industry tradeshow introduced products and services that can help increase productivity and save money. Apart from the valuable information and learning opportunities, Ted and all the attendees had an entire day to network with industry colleagues: sharing best practice and making valuable new connections. R.E. Warner’s Brett Neff and Matt Barratt attended the 2015 Awaken the Phoenix DPRCG Loss Prevention Convocation in Arizona on Oct. 21-23. They were able to
exchange risk management information and experiences with other large, well-managed firms. Matt Barratt presented a case study and lessons learned on cyber risk for professional firms. R.E. Warner President Ted Beltavski and Vice President Brett Neff joined the many supporters of the 2015 Tri-C Foundation Presidential Scholarship Luncheon on October 8, 2015 to hear Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a basketball legend who built a business empire by focusing on underserved urban communities, speak. The supporters of this luncheon have changed thousands of lives over the years by creating scholarships to provide critically needed funds for those who might otherwise be unable to afford a college education. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) directors and officers attended a meet and greet breakfast to welcome this year’s GBE award winner Raymond “Paul” Giroux, a renowned civil engineering historian. He was the speaker at the GBE Award Dinner Meeting at the Ariel International Center in Cleveland. R.E. Warner’s Project Manager and Senior Structural Engineer Matt Benovic, P.E., M.S., LEED AP, serves as Secretary of the ASCE Cleveland section. R.E. Warner’s Project Manager and Senior Structural Engineer Matt Benovic served as a delegate on September 25 for the ASCE Ohio Council Fall Meeting. “Involvement in the Ohio Council of Sections allows me
PMENT / CONFERENCES to stay up to date and provide input on developing civil engineering issues affecting our clients directly, through changing laws, and indirectly, through the nation’s infrastructure that serves as the backbone of commerce,” said Matt. R.E. Warner’s structural department manager David Ferencik attended the SAEoO Annual Conference. He engaged with national speakers on a variety of engineering topics, attended a Trade Show, and an Education Awards Dinner. Dave is a past president of the statewide organization of structural engineers. Several members of our firm attended the 64th Annual Design & Construction Conference and Tradeshow “Reinvesting in the North Coast” hosted by the Cleveland Engineering Society on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. Brett Neff, Sr. Vice President, serves on the CES Board of Directors and Awards Committee and was honored to part of the awards presentation. Congratulations to Michael Thorson, P.E., Thorson Baker & Associates Engineer of the Year and Wesley A. Hansen, Albert M. Higley Company - Industry Professional of the Year.
Matthew R. Benovic, PE, MS, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager, was a Keynote Presenter at the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Northeastern Ohio Chapter Student Engineers Night Dinner Meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Jeff Spangler and Matt Benovic presented project case studies at the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio monthly meeting the evening of February 18th. The presentations focused on the practical application of structural principles to specific real world examples. Jeff and Matt reviewed specific problems, challenges encountered, and the solutions developed to address them accordingly.
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COMMUNITY SERV Open House Kicks off R.E. Warnerâ€™s Toys for Tots Campaign R.E. Warnerâ€™s second annual Open House was held on November 12, 2015 at our offices. Toys and cash donations were collected for the Toys for Tots campaign. We thank the two representatives from the U.S. Marine Corp who attended. There was a unique vendor show, raffles, prizes, and food/drink. The company raised $5,428 for Toys for Tots. Click here for highlights. https://animoto. com/play/cD3rsGxFElikIC68HYmiiA
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R.E. WARNER EMPLOYEES GATHER FO R.E. Warner employees and their spouses celebrated the holidays on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Annual Company Holiday Party in the banquet facility of our office building, LaCentre. The Annual Company Holiday Party provides a wonderful opportunity for our team to take time out from the busy holiday season to gather together and spread some holiday cheer. Employees enjoyed a festive evening that included an enticing buffet, casino gaming, music, entertainment and many prizes.
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Our mission is to provide technical solutions through teamwork and a passion for service. Since our founding in 1951, R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc. has experienced steady and continuous growth. Building on our traditional strengths and values, we have entered into new fields only when it is consistent with the basic mission of our company. Today, R.E. Warner is a full service, multi-discipline consulting firm serving both public and private clients. We call ourselves multi-discipline because we offer professional services in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and process engineering; architecture and planning; surveying; and environmental science and engineering. Our impressive list of clients includes many of our nationâ€™s largest steel, automotive and chemical producers, electric power companies, health and educational facilities, and various agencies of the federal, state and local governments.
R.E. Warnerâ€™s mission is to provide technical solutions through teamwork and a passion for service. Our areas of practice include buildings and facilities, industrial operations and process engineering, infrastructure, transportation, energy management, surveying, environmental and construction services. In order to fulfill our mission to our clients, R.E. Warner consistently recruits, hires and retains the leaders in our profession. In recognition of our great workplace, R.E. Warner has been named a multi-year winner of the NorthCoast 99 Award, presented annually by the Employers Resource Council to the top 99 companies to work for in Northeast, Ohio. We invite you to contact many of our peers to discover how working with R.E. Warner can be economical, efficient, professional and down right pleasant!
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