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TEAMING UP The Rochester Engineer Published since 1922 by

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ROCHESTER ENGINEERING SOCIETY, INC. Volume 96, Number 8, FEBRUARY 2018 (Electronic Version Only Available) 2,500+ Monthly Circulation (Quarterly Hard Copies, 11 issues electronically) ISSN 0035-7405

RES Mission Statement: The RES will become the lead organization for improving the image and influence of the engineering community in the greater Rochester area by: Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the region’s engineering and technical capabilities; Providing the best clerical support and public relations assistance to our affiliates; Continually communicating the engineering and technical accomplishments to both the engineering and technical community and the public; Providing regular forums and networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas and discussion of issues; and, Providing programs that identify career opportunities to the region’s youth and develop the skills of the practicing engineer. News items and articles are invited. Materials should be submitted to the administrative director at the society’s office, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607; Phone number (585) 254-2350, e-mail: admin@roceng.org

The web site for the Engineers’ Center is at: www.roceng.org. The deadline is the 10th day of the month prior to the issue. Unless otherwise stated, opinions expressed in this publication are those of contributors, not of the Rochester Engineering Society, Inc. Advertising information may be obtained by contacting the office of the Rochester Engineering Society or going to the website at www.roceng.org. Published every month but July. Yearly subscription is $20.00, (4 hard copies, 11 digital). You can sign up on the website for the subscription for digital copies only (free) and receive an email notice when posted. Go to www.roceng.org to join the Rochester Engineering Society. Click on the individual membership and you can submit your application on-line. Board of Directors: OFFICERS: President MICHAEL V. TRIASSI Optimation Technology, Inc. / mike.triassi@gmail.com First Vice President JOSEPH DOMBROWSKI, PE M/E Engineering / jdombrowski@meengineering.com Second Vice President GREG GDOWSKI, PhD University of Rochsester / Greg_Gdowski@urmc.rochester.edu Treasurer FAHRETTIN (FAZ) BAY LaBella Associates DPC / Fahrettinbay@gmail.com Past President JON KRIEGEL Retired / jkriegel@rochester.rr.com EIGHT DIRECTORS: CORNELIUS (NEAL) ILLENBERG PE Retired / nillenberg@aol.com LEE LOOMIS Retired / leeloomis46@gmail.com RICHARD E. RICE MJ Engineering / rriceaquash@gmail.com ADAM CUMMINGS, PE Town of Ontario / adamcummings22@gmail.com DANIELLE WALTERS Harris Corporation/ dwalters710@gmail.com DOREEN EDWARDS Rochester Institute of Technology /ddeeen@rit.edu MICHELLE SOMMERMAN, PE Bergmann Associates / msommerman@bergmannpc.com TBD Administrative Director LYNNE M. IRWIN Rochester Engineering Society / e-mail: admin@roceng.org

contents 4 • 116th Annual Gala - Sponsorship Opportunities 7 • RES Tutoring Team at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy is well into

the 2017-18 School Year

8 • How Do You Arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom! 9 • Announcing the 2018 Engineering Symposium in Rochester 10 • Get to the Point! - Let's Talk 11, 23-25 • News from Professional Firms 12 • TEAMING UP for a Natural Treasure (cover) 14-16, 23 • Professional Firms - Employee News 15-17 • Position Openings 18 • Continuing Education Opportunities (PDHs) 19-21 • Engineers’ Calendar 22 • E3 Fair - March 26, 2018 43-44 • Directory of Professional Services 44 • Directory of Business Services 45 • Affiliated Societies and Corporate Members of the RES Membership Application and Advertising Rates are also on the website: www.roceng.org.

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• ABCD Association for Bridge Construction and Design...............34-37 • AFE Association for Facilities Engineering...........................................41 • ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers...............................33, 36-37 • ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers....................................................39 • ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers....................................38 • EA Electrical Association.......................................................................27 • GVLSA Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association.............................42

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• IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.................30-31 • INCOSE International Council on Systems Engineering..........................28 • IS&T Imaging Science and Technology...................................................32 • MPES Monroe Professional Engineers Society......................................29 • RES Rochester Engineering Society............................................. 2-8, 22 • SWE Society of Women Engineers........................................................40 • TERRA Science & Engineering Fairs............................................................26

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President’s Message

Michael Triassi, EIT Javlyn, Inc. RES President 2017 - 18 The RES website has a had a redesign! As part of the team that originally moved our site to Wild Apricot, some time has passed since it was chosen as our hosting platform. There has since been a massive shift to responsive designs in websites and the RES has become increasingly more online oriented with the birth of our electronic edition of Rochester Engineer magazine. Greg Gdowski has taken the initiative to change the site's theme to one called Kaleidoscope Redwood that I am certain you will find more friendly to navigate. As far as new features… Responsive Design The site is now mobile friendly. This means the menus and content will change appearance to look better on your phones and tablets. We know that many of you are heavy users of mobile devices. Visually appealing Hopefully you will find the layout easier on the eyes. The content is bordered by colors to help make it easier to transition from section to section. Some of the subpages are in better shape than others so please stay tuned. By all means, look down past my ugly mug on the home page to Ashley Doerzbacher's photo for a

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more pleasing experience. We couldn't be happier to have her as this year's host for the Gala. Content Rich The site features more regularly updated content from recent months. In addition to past magazine editions and an electronic calendar, there are Gala sponsorship updates, a "Today" message, popular historical minutes from Lee Loomis, and much more. A special thanks goes out to those of you that took the opportunity to fill out the Rochester Engineering Society's survey. We have over 100 responses. Since the holidays may have been hectic for many of you, we will leave the survey open for a while longer. If you have not already done so, please take this chance to complete your responses. Survey link…. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y86K5H3 Thank you for taking time for the Rochester Engineering Society. Mike Triassi RES President

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Rochester History Continuing with the historical sampling of the earlier writings on behalf of the Rochester Engineering Society, the years following "The Great War," into and through the “Great Depression,” continued to be a time of reaching out for the maturing Society, both locally and nationally. The meeting minutes describe a series of technical discussions and presentations intended to broaden the technical horizons of the membership (especially the CE's, ME's and EE's). The RES affiliated itself with a number of National technical societies, adopted local Affiliated Societies, frequently held joint meetings with them and continued taking action on a growing list of public matters. Certain issues of standardization, some crucial to public safety, became the responsibility of the RES and its affiliates. In the pervasive economic downturn of the “Great Depression,” the magazine offered classified advertising for unemployed engineers, technicians and draftsmen and took other steps to try to deal with the crisis. Still, it continued its effort to shape the function, purpose and infrastructure of the City of Rochester, and beyond. Soon, war would again affect the Society, taking away many of its leaders while providing opportunities for others to step forward to fill these vacancies. In an effort to provide even greater perspective on the happenings and concerns of the day, a synopsis, featuring selected items from "The Rochester Engineer" has become an integral part of this series. The Second World War and the Korean Conflict are now history. These experiences have changed the face and, no doubt, the future of the community. The Rochester municipal leadership and the industrial community have become immersed in the cold-war, growth economy.

April 26, 1967 (Special Meeting of the Executive Committee – Chamber of Commerce) The Executive Committee approved a motion to immediately borrow $1,000 from Lincoln Rochester Trust Company, to defray operating expenses.

“The Rochester Engineer” (April 1967)

This month’s RES Evening Meeting, hosted by Friden, Inc. at their plant on Humboldt Street, featured the new Friden “Conversational Mode Terminal,” which allows keyboarding directly into a computer, with hard-copy output! RES Luncheon topic, “Building an New Rochester,” by Seymour Scher, Rochester City Manager, covered challenges to the City administration, including express highways, rapid transit, urban renewal, new City, County & Federal offices, air, truck & train terminals, and the Genesee River. Study, along with much discussion continued regarding the proposed new RES Engineers Center. Members wrote to the magazine expressing concern that locating such a center in a renovated facility (the Krenzer Barn on the new RIT Campus in Henrietta), “on the southern outskirts of the City,” would not, “reflect the dynamics of which the Rochester engineering community is capable.” By action of its Board of Directors, the Monroe Professional Engineers Society became the 15th Affiliate of the RES. This month’s RES Affiliate article described the Rochester Chapter of the American Society of Chemical Engineers. Founded in 1908, the AIChE began encouraging the establishment of local chapters and, in 1943, the Rochester Chemical Engineers Club was formed, becoming an official Chapter in 1946 and hosting the 1951 annual National AIChE Meeting, in Rochester. The slate of RES officers, presented in this issue, included President – John L. Wheeler, Xerox Corporation, 1st Vice President – Dr. Edward T. Kirkpatrick, RIT, 2nd Vice President – Alexander M. Beebee, Jr., Rochester Products Division of General Motors, Secretary – Gordon S. Rugg, Eastman Kodak Co., Treasurer – E. Philip Kron, Eastman Kodak Company Directors – Cecil l. Wilder, Xerox Corporation and G.R. (Bob) 6 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER FEBRUARY 2018

A Sampling from the Archives of the Rochester Engineering Society...1897 - 1967 by Lee M. Loomis

Leavitt, Taylor Instrument Companies. An article, “Desalination of Water by Reverse Osmosis,” by Dr. M.E. Rowley and N. G. Baumer of Eastman Kodak Company, discussed the First International Symposium on Water Desalination, held in 1965 in Washington, DC. and reviewed the contributions made by Kodak’s Polymer Technology Division to the development of cellulose acetate membranes to support, and enhance the reverse osmosis process. Included in this month’s RES Affiliate meeting topics were “Power Train Development of the Bell “Huey” Helicopter” (Society of Automotive Engineers), “The Digital Computer as a Laboratory Instrument” (IEEE), and “The Design and Construction of the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building” (ASCE).

May 3, 1967 (Board of Directors Meeting – Rochester Products Div. G.M. Corp)

The Board heard a report that the Society would end this year (196667) with a deficit of $8,000, instead of the $3,600 forecasted. This was largely due to the unbudgeted purchase of the display panels for the Engineers’ Week exhibit, architect’s fees for the designs for the Engineers’ Center and shortfalls in expected income from the Seminars and The Rochester Engineer. The Board approved a motion to terminate the RES custodian account with Lincoln Rochester Trust Company, with its $200 annual fee. The Board approved a motion to increase annual RES dues from $20 to $25, effective with the new year (1967-68). The Board also approved the membership applications of seven new members. A letter of resignation from Dr. John W. Graham (Past RES President, now President of Clarkson College of Technology) was rejected, in favor of having RES Executive Director, Norm Howden, write and invite Dr. Graham to consider becoming an RES Sustaining Member, or else a non-resident member. RES President Evan Edwards introduced Ernest Mohr, assistant manager, Engineering, Construction, Maintenance & Utilities (ECM&U), Eastman Kodak Company, who had recently accepted the Board’s appointment as the project manager for the RES Engineers’ Center. Mr. Mohr then addressed the Board regarding the RES, as a “unifying force” for the Rochester engineering community. Key to this effort, he said, “would be the RES’ sponsorship of continuing education for its members, an acute need that was not currently being met.” He expressed the conviction that a demonstration of this need, and the RES’ ability to meet this need was a pre-condition to securing funding for, and establishing an RES Engineers’ Center. He then proposed that a step-by-step plan be developed to address this challenge. The Publications Committee Chair, Ray Hasenauer, announced that the first significant changes in the format of The Rochester Engineer would appear in the May 1967 issue, and that magazine subscription rates would increase with the July-August issue. Subsequent articles in this series will describe the RES' continuing outreach to other technical societies as it considered its role in this and the larger community, along with more of the activities of the RES as it moved to be of greater service to its membership, especially those suffering from current economic crises, and adopted a greater role in shaping the future of the City and its environs. Noted also, will be the contributions made by RES members in the struggle to meet the challenges coming out of World War II, as well as a hoped-for period of post-war growth and prosperity. These articles will also feature an impressive array of RES activities in support of post-war re-emergence of Rochester area industry. We welcome your questions and comments on this series. res news - history

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RES News - Tutoring Team The RES Tutoring Team at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy is well into the 2017-18 School Year

One of our veteran RES Tutors, Brett Eliasz (aka “Mr. E”), guides a writing exercise with a group of four of Ms. Schleyer’s Fourth Graders The RES Tutoring Team is continuing its good work in the 2017-18 school year at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy. Twenty RES Tutors have started working with our learners at #10 School. Fifteen of these tutors are from Bergmann Associates. Assembled into three teams (X, Y & Z), each of these tutors volunteers once a month for a two-hour assignment. The result is an equivalent three regular tutors, working every week with our students. Several fulltime (two hours, once a week) tutors have also continued their assignments, and one new tutor who has begun her first assignment. We now have eight equivalent tutors, already working with our Scholars at #10 School, and there are eight more assignments that still need to be filled, including Kindergarten (2) and Fifth Grade (6). Won’t you please consider volunteering, and/or reaching out to a friend to join you? We are continuing to build our Tutoring Team, for the 2017-18 school year. Please consider requesting, completing and returning an RES Tutoring Team Application. Or consider this…We have been giving “Lunch & Learn” presentations in several Rochester area firms and professional groups, to inform and inspire prospective new tutors. We have “hit the ground, running,” for the next school year, and we need your support...Can we schedule a presentation with your firm, work group, church or family? Whether or not you think you have the time to commit to it, right now, please contact us, learn about this successful program and the opportunity it offers us to “make a difference” in Rochester’s City Schools. Let us come and meet with you, your business associates, family members, friends, or neighbors. Even just two hours a week of your time can make a big difference in the life of a student. Hear about the training each tutor will receive. Please contact the RES office, and let us know you’re interested in tutoring at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy - School #10, 353 Congress Avenue (in the 19th Ward, one block North of Genesee Park Blvd., between Post Avenue and Virginia Avenue).

Questions??? Reach out to RES Past President Lee Loomis and the RES Tutoring Team at… Rochester Engineering Society, (585) 254-2350 via website: www.roceng.org or via email: leeloomis46@gmail.com, (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) res news - tutoring

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RES News How do you arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom!

In the 1990’s, Eastman Kodak Company jumped the gun, starting a family of STEM initiatives, years before the Government coined the STEM acronym. The name of these programs was the 21st Century Learning Challenge (TCLC), and at our peek, we were 1500 engineers and technicians, visiting Rochester City School Classrooms, twice a week for two-hour visits, during the entire School Year. This effort continued for nearly ten years, and not only pre-dates our recent STEM excitement level, but delivered support on a scale we have yet to match. Many of the volunteers in these programs were, and still are, members of the Rochester Engineering Society (RES). In the intervening twenty-five years, many have retired, or are about to retire. That makes them even more available as STEM Coaches, than they were as Kodak employees. The RES is working to put technical people in K-12 Classrooms, throughout the Greater Rochester area, as STEM Coaches. Their presence will: • • •

Help the Teacher stay current with our ever-changing technology. Provide real-World Application Examples, making whatever is being taught, real enough to be worth remembering. Support the teachers with not only the delivery of STEM concepts, but perhaps more importantly, the design and delivery of STEM related hardware.

Last year we had six STEM Coach, doing Classroom Visitation at School #3. That was so successful that RCSD is interested in expanding this program to involve nine STEM Coaches this year.

The RES is specifically seeking Retired, Technical people, (Engineers, Technicians, Machinists, Entrepreneurs or anyone whose work would allow them to visit during School hours), as STEM Coaches. We currently have more than 30 Coaches, and are connecting them with 13 Rochester-area Schools. “This is a life-changing experience!” For more information contact: Jon Kriegel  jkriegel@rochester.rr.com  585-281-5216 RES Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer STEM Coach Please visit: stem-bridges.org 8 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER FEBRUARY 2018

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Announcing the

2018 Engineering Symposium in Rochester www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com

Earn up to 7 PDHs Sponsored by Rochester's Technical and Engineering Societies and RIT

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Courses available in: Civil, Electrical, Lighting, Mechanical, HVAC, and Plumbing.

NOTE NEW LOCATION Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY Time: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm $140 Advance Registration $20 Student Registration $170 AFTER April 2, 2018 and at the Door Registration is online at www.roceng.org

The Monroe Chapter of NYSSPE, in accordance with ADA compliance, will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for those requiring additional services to participate in our educational programs. If you should require such services, please contact Lynne Irwin at the Rochester Engineering Society (res@frontiernet.net or 585-254-2350) to request support by April 2, 2018.

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Get to the Point! Let's Talk

This article is reprinted with permission from Lori Marra, Lecturer at RIT School of Communication. It seems like we’re interacting with computers a lot more than we’re interacting with other human beings. We're listening to dozens of voice mails every day. We’re watching thousands of video clips on our phones. We’re talking to Siri more than we are our children, spouses, families, friends and colleagues. So, let’s talk. Really. Talking is one half of the communication equation and it’s an important one. It’s one of the most robust ways to send our message because the listener receives our message in a much more direct way than if we texted, emailed or tweeted it. Talking is direct, and with that direct communication comes less confusion. That’s really good, particularly when we’re “talking” about technical and business communication. We’ve all sent that email or tweet that was completely misinterpreted. It can be rough. Sometimes (and more times that we probably want to admit), talking is better. Of course, this is only true if you’re a good talker. To be successful, you need to talk so that your audience will listen to you. If you talk, and no one is listening, you’re just making noise. When you talk so that others listen, then your message is being delivered and true communication begins. When people hear you and understand, only then can you expect meaningful results. So, let’s talk about three ways you can talk so others will listen.

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delivering information that really work well in those worlds. But we must adjust the way we talk to people outside the field, if we want to be heard. We do this naturally with our children and our spouses, and we can do it with other audiences too. Just think about who you’re talking with and adjust.

2. Know the main intent of the situation. In the world of business and technology, minimize the chitchat and be sure to get to your point directly. This doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit of casual conversation to start, but don’t stay there too long. Get to the point! Conversely, recalling what we just said about our knowing our audience, don’t turn a date into a business meeting. Or if your client wants to chit-chat, go with it.

3. Remember to pause and to check in with your listener. Delivering the message is the first part of the communication. Ensuring your message is being heard in the way you intended is the very core of successful communication. You won’t know that if all you do is talk. Remember to pause and check in with your listeners. Ask them if they understand you and confirm that they are still with you. Then of course, you’ll need to stop talking and start listening. I’ll “talk” about listening in my next article.

© 2017, RGI Learning Lisa Moretto is the President of RGI Learning, Inc. For 23 years she has helped engineers improve their oral and written communication skills. Visit www.rgilearning.com or call (866) 744-3032 to learn about RGI’s courses. get to the point


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News From

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LaBella Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Branding LaBella Associates is marking 40 years in business the only way it knows how: with a new design. The firm is celebrating the arrival of 2018 and its 40th anniversary with the release of a new brand. The company shared the new look and tagline with clients at its annual client celebration on Thursday, January 18th. The brand will be revealed to the public on Friday, January 19th. LaBella Associates has grown rapidly over the past decade, to now employ over 650 professionals across 18 locations in the United States and Spain. “We are in many ways a different company than we were ten years ago,” Sergio Esteban, Chief Executive Officer says. “But our approach and core values remain the same.” President Robert Healy echoes Esteban’s perspective. “Some companies use a new brand as an opportunity to reset or reposition. That was not our goal. Our goal was to better articulate who our company is, the reasons for our success, and what clients should expect when working with us.” The new tagline, “Powered by Partnership” was selected to build on the firm’s historic emphasis on relationships. “As part of an 18 month process, we worked with a consultant to conduct both internal and external interviews. The feedback we received validated our belief that the process of working on a project and the partnerships that form as a result of that process are what creates a valuable result,” Healy said. “We may live in a digital age, but building partnerships with talented people is still the best way to solve big challenges.”

The tagline will also be applied internally, recognizing that the firm is also founded on partnership between employees and partnership with the community. “As a full service company, we have a variety of disciplines that work together in partnership to deliver solutions,” Esteban says. “And we’re employee-owned, which makes us all partners in the company’s success.” The company’s success is unequivocally attributed to its core values. “One of our core values is leadership within the community. We have a number of community partnerships that we value and support, and we would not be where we are today without them.” Founded in 1978 as a civil engineering firm by Salvatore LaBella, LaBella Associates has made good on building partnerships with talented people. It now offers nine distinct service areas, and a long list of specialties within each. As part of the new brand, the firm has reorganized its offerings into four practices: Buildings, Infrastructure, Energy and Environmental. In 40 years of business, LaBella has completed a number of high profile projects that are recognizable, and even more that the public enjoys but does not see. No matter the size, budget, or location, the hallmarks of a LaBella project are the same. Reliability. Accountability. Collaboration. LaBella’s leaders are confident their existing clients will see the firm they know and trust in the new brand. “LaBella has always been powered by partnership,” Healy says. “We are excited to see all that our partnerships will accomplish in the future.” q

LaBella Also Announced the Hiring of Lorenzo Rotoli, PE LaBella Associates also announced the hiring of the Lorenzo Rotoli, PE. Lorenzo Rotoli, P.E., PTOE has joined LaBella Associates, as a senior project manager in the Transportation Division. He has over 30 years of professional experience in highway and traffic engineering. Lorenzo has managed numerous complex traffic analysis tasks such as NY’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange, the World Trade Center’s Dey Street assessment and visualization, NYSDOT’s statewide Upstate Traffic Term Agreements, and signal optimization studies. As a testament to his traffic experience, Lorenzo has instructed numerous traffic courses such as the PTOE Examination Refresher Course, Diverging Diamond Interchange, and Signal Optimization. Lorenzo is a graduate from the University of Detroit with a bachelor of science in civil engineering. He was a past President of ITE Upstate NY Section, Chairman of ACEC Rochester, and Statewide ACEC Lorenzo Rotoli, P.E., PTOE Board Member. Lorenzo also was a past Executive Board member and currently coaches for the Spencerport Soccer Club. q news from professional firms

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TEAMING

The North Shore Trail and Luna Island Bridge project provided full ADA accessibility to Luna Island, one of the Park’s premier destinations.

UP for a Natural Treasure by Lynn Williams T.Y. Lin International

The $50 million transformation of Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, NY, is nearly complete. For park visitors, the enhancements sculpt a more intimate view of the majestic beauty of the oldest State Park in the nation. For the design community, the revitalization highlights the artistry of teamwork. As Prime Consultant working alongside the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP), TYLI pioneered the work of a seven-firm ensemble for a multi-year comprehensive capital rehabilitation and improvement plan. When NYSOPRHP issued the RFP for this major park renovation, TYLI was already collaborating with long-standing partner and landscape architectural expert, The LA Group, to win the project. Five years later, the combined efforts of NYSOPRHP, TYLI, The LA Group, McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineering, Foit-Albert Associates, PGAV Architects, and Design Island have yielded a finished product worth sharing with the park’s eight million annual guests. Using the Niagara Falls State Park Landscape Improvement Plan of 2012 as the launching pad for a multitude of upgrades, The LA Group crafted the vision for each element. TYLI’s engineering team then transported the designs to reality. Each design is consistent with Frederick Law Olmsted’s original concept for the park – to improve public access to the wonder of the Falls while safeguarding the natural and scenic vistas. The latest designs, which were developed well over a century after the park’s creation, complement the site’s historic and natural setting while meeting the contemporary needs of the 400-acre park. The makeover of the park focused on improving scenic vistas, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible pathways and trails, plaza gathering areas, infrastructure, parking facilities, lighting systems, pedestrian and vehicle circulation, and service areas. The team made significant improvements to key park attractions, including Cave of the Winds, Stedman’s Bluff, Terrapin Point, the Gorge Rim Trail, and the Luna Island and Three Sisters Bridges. Contributing disciplines encompassed site/civil, geotechnical, 12 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER FEBRUARY 2018

Prospect Point delivers incredible views of the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. cover article


structural, environmental, mechanical, and electrical engineering; surveying; landscape architecture; and architecture. The goals of the project were far too vast for one firm. Effective and efficient collaboration assured the project’s success. Specialty consultants PGAV and Design Island created the new Cave of the Winds Experience, which is filled with hands-on discovery exhibits and historical and park-evolutionary films and displays. Visitors will learn from and enjoy this impressive experience before heading down into the gorge at the base of the American Falls. NYSOPRHP Assistant Deputy Commissioner Frank McCue, the LA Group’s David Miller, and TYLI’s Project Manager Dennis Kennelly were regular fixtures on-site. Each traveled to the park every two weeks for inperson progress meetings with contractors, park managers, designers, and individual project managers. The handson approach fostered quick solutions to complex issues. At times, designs evolved in the field to progress the reconstruction. With the park open throughout construction, logistics and public safety proved to be some of the greatest challenges of the endeavor. Visitors travel from all over the world to see Niagara Falls. Implementing such an intricate series of interconnected projects while maintaining visitor accessibility and safety was a complex balancing act. For Kennelly, who never tired of going to the Falls twice a month for five years, calls the cover article

project “a once in a lifetime experience.”

Stedman’s Bluff features a statue commemorating Nikola Tesla and his alternating current achievement. Tesla built the world’s first hydro-electric power plant at Niagara Falls.

The rehabilitated Luna Island Bridge is located a mere 80 feet from the Bridal Veil segment of Niagara Falls. Inspection work requiring specialized rigging was conducted at night to avoid conflicts with tourist use of nearby areas.

Cave of the Winds Experience includes The World Changed Here Pavilion that is open to the public throughout the year. Credit image to ©Design Island

“Niagara Falls State Park borders on sacred,” says Kennelly. “It took some of the biggest leaders in the world to make this park happen. It could have been dedicated solely to industry and hydropower, but instead this park has become one of the greatest natural attractions in the world.” About T.Y. Lin International: Founded in 1954, T.Y. Lin International is an internationally recognized, multi-disciplined full-service infrastructure engineering firm committed to providing innovative, cost-effective, constructible designs for the global infrastructure market. With more than 2,500 employees working in offices throughout the Americas and Asia, the firm is able to provide support on projects of varying size and complexity. For more information about the company, please visit www.tylin.com. TYLI’s New York offices have established a loyal client base by serving municipal, commercial, institutional, and industrial clients for 25 years. The firm’s architects and engineers guide projects from start to finish by providing architecture; interior design; planning; code compliance; program management services; and civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural (buildings and bridges), transit/rail, and transportation engineering. q Lynn Williams is Senior Marketing Coordinator at T.Y. Lin International

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Professional Firms Employee News Erdman Anthony Announces Two Promotions in Rochester Office Erdman Anthony’s board of directors announces the promotion of Tanya Pace and Chris Shubert, both of the Rochester office, to associate. “These Rochester team members are outstanding contributors to our firm,” said Curt Helman, PE, Erdman Anthony president and CEO. “They illustrate what moves Erdman Anthony forward: skilled employees who are dedicated to both their craft and making our company better.” Erdman Anthony is an employee-owned firm that gives staff members who achieve milestones of professional standing, such as promotions like these, opportunities for increased ownership. Tanya Pace

“We value our staff of dedicated, highly skilled professionals who take pride in a company that they have an opportunity to actually own,” Helman said. Pace is an office engineer in the construction services core business. She has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. The Rochester resident also has Level III certification in highway construction inspection from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET).

Chris Shubert

Shubert is a mechanical designer in the facilities engineering and design services core business. The Rochester resident has a bachelor of science degree in architectural technology from the State University of New York at Alfred. q

Two SWBR Team Members Earn LEED Green Certification Two SWBR team members earned their LEED Green accreditation by the U.S. Green Building Council. This LEED credential denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. Professionals who have earned a LEED credential showcase knowledge, experience and credibility in the green building marketplace. Architectural designers Yang Song and Sam Elliot have earned their LEED Green accreditation.

Yang Song

Based in the Syracuse office, Yang uses his visualization skills to design a variety of education projects, with a specific focus on K-12 schools. An accomplished designer, his national and international portfolio includes a variety of project types, including education, retail, museums and medical facilities. He earned a master of architecture from Syracuse University and resides in Onondaga with his wife. Elliot assists the Education studio in the design process on the firm’s K-12 projects. As a LEED Green Associate, he has a broad understanding of sustainability and works to include sustainable standards in every project. Elliot joined the team in 2015. He earned his master’s degree in architecture from Rochester Institute of Technology and resides in Rochester. q

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Popli Design Group Employee Earns Engineering License

Position Openings

Popli Design Group (PDG) announced that Michael Savino, a project engineer in the Bridge Design Division, successfully completed the Principals and Practice of Engineering (PE) Examination, earning his Professional Engineering License in the State of Pennsylvania. Mr. Savino has over five years of experience in the design, inspection and load rating of bridges. His recent project experience includes preliminary and final design of bridges for NYSDOT, NYSTA and several municipalities. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he competed his bachelors in civil engineering technology. Mr. Savino has been with the firm since 2012. q Michael Savino, PE

Watts Architecture & Engineering Announce a Promotion Watts Architecture & Engineering (Watts), a full service, multidisciplined architecture and engineering firm located in downtown Buffalo’s Cobblestone District announced a promotion within the firm. Watts announced the promotion of Alan G. Matricardi, PE, PLS to Principal/ Civil/Structural Alan Matricardi, PE, PLS Department Manager. Alan, a senior civil engineer at the firm since 1999, has over 40 years of consulting engineering experience and has been an instrumental part of the firm’s growth to 100 employees. He has a bachelor of science in forest engineering from Oregon State University and an AAS in forest technology from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry. Mr. Matricardi holds a professional engineering license and is a licensed land surveyor. Mr. Matricardi has a diverse background as a project engineer, survey manager, project surveyor and survey party chief. His vast project experience encompasses numerous site/civil engineering projects at resident care facilities, health care facilities, primary and secondary educational facilities, commercial/office parks, retail locations and residential subdivisions. His project experience includes commercial and industrial site development, residential development, highway design, water supply engineering, wastewater engineering, storm water management, floodplain hydrology and hydraulic analysis. q professional firms employee news | position openings

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Professional Firms Employee News Collin Sowinski Joins MRB Group’s Planning Team

MRB Group President Ryan Colvin announced that Collin Sowinski recently joined the engineering and architecture firm to support its growing Planning and Municipal Support team in Rochester. “Collin’s training and field work as a design engineer gives excellent perspective to municipal planning projects,” said Colvin. He added that Collin Sowinski this is very often the “missing link” when it comes to development, where the relationship between infrastructure and community growth is underestimated. MRB Group currently provides engineering and architecture services to more than 120 client communities across New York State. According to Colvin, professional support for planning is needed because many local governments struggle with ways to promote development while protecting their community. “Collin will be able to help planning board members and community leaders better evaluate proposed projects and 16 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER FEBRUARY 2018

whether they support the development that’s wanted and needed,” Colvin said. “He can help officials consider Smart Growth principles -- ways to encourage growth and new development where infrastructure already exists. This reduces municipal costs.” Sowinski graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2014, earning a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with a concentration in geotechnical studies. He also minored in studio art, providing background and skills that can contribute to stronger visualization in the planning process. Sowinski is also deeply rooted in community service, having served as an EMT in Penfield and now serving as a firefighter and EMT in his hometown of West Henrietta. “Collin’s efforts to give back to his community make him a perfect fit,” Colvin stated. “His public service matches the caliber and character of the personnel on our team – all individuals who are driven to improve lives, solve problems, and to make our world a better place,” he added. q

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Go to the RES Web Site for Updated Details On All Meetings - www.roceng.org

Continuing

Education Opportunities

Monday, February 12

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Modeling VRF for Loads and Energy on an 8760 Analysis 1 PDH Credit

Tuesday, March 13

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TSC Joint Dinner Meeting – “Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Are We Ready? 1 PDH Credit

Speaker: Bob Feduik, Carrier Corporation Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon with buffet lunch served. Reservations: Details and reservations on the website at rochester.ashraechapters.org.

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) & p 36 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) & Friday, March 16 American Council of Engineering Association for Bridge Companies of NY (ACEC) Construction and Design (ABCD) The Historic Flight of Five Locks (Lockport) 1 PDH Credit Pending Speaker: Don Nims, PE, Bergmann Associates Place: Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228 Time: Cash Bar from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Dinner begins at 6:30 pm Cost: $35 per person (may pay at the door) Reservations: Contact Mike Davidson, mdavidson@jmdavidsoneng.com by Monday, February 12th.

Wednesday, February 21

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1 PDH Credit Pending Speaker: Ted Sherwood, LaBella Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Gates 14606 Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am) Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at the door. Reservations: Contact Dave Jereckos, 585-341-3168 or email djereckos@ibceng.com by Monday, February 19th.

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Speaker: Liesl Folks, PhD., MBA and Dean of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Science Place: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew, NY Time: Cash bar from 5:30 to 6:30 pm; Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. (Entre choices: Chicken Parmigiana, Penne ala Roma, Poached Salmon, or Prime Rib 10 oz.) Cost: Members - $30; Non-members - $35 Reservations: Contact Diane Dumansky by Tuesday, March 6th, dianedumansky@verizon.net.

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Scheduled presentations include: Arch Bridge – Alternate Delivery Methods; Jamestown Pedestrian Bridges; I-390 Design Build Project. Place: Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Rd., Batavia Time: Registration check-in-7:15 am; Program begins-8:00 am Cost: Members before March 2nd - $100 ($125 after March 2nd); Non-members before March 2nd - $125 ($150 after March 2nd); Full Time Students before March 2nd - $35 ($60 after March 2nd). Reservations: Advance registration is required, and payment is due at the time of registration. Registration will be through Signup Genius, details TBA. Questions? Contact Curt Krempa, 716-783-6977, crkrempa@outlook.com or David Jenkinson, 585-364-1634, Djenkinson@popligroup.com. Registration deadline is Friday, March 9th (no refunds after March 9th). The RES website (www.roceng.org) has a calendar of events for this month's meetings and meetings that are received or updated after print deadline. Please refer to the website for updated information. If you wish to be listed in the calendar please send details to admin@roceng.org.

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Tuesday, February 6

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

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Rochester Section Excom Meeting Place: NEW LOCATION: Tandor of India (Across from South Town Plaza), 376 Jefferson Road, Henrietta, NY 14623 Time: 11:45 – 1:00 pm Cost: $5 for members, $3 for students. Details at https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/157642

Friday, February 9

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 39 61st Annual ASHRAE Valentine’s Dinner Dance Place: Strathallan “Rooftop” Reservations: Details and reservations on the website at rochester.ashraechapters.org.

Monday, February 12

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 39 Modeling VRF for Loads and Energy on an 8760 Analysis 1 PDH Credit Speaker: Bob Feduik, Carrier Corporation Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon with buffet lunch served. Reservations: Details and reservations on the website at rochester.ashraechapters.org.

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From 8-bit to 4K: A Leading Computational Image Formation Architecture for Digital Printing Technology Speaker: Chunghui Kuo, Eastman Kodak Company Place: Room 1275 in the Carlson Center for Imaging Science, RIT Campus. Time: 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Comments: Parking is available in the F lot, just north of the building. No meeting reservations are required.

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Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) & p 36 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) & American Council of Engineering Companies of NY (ACEC) The Historic Flight of Five Locks (Lockport) 1 PDH Credit Pending Speaker: Don Nims, PE, Bergmann Associates Place: Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228 Time: Cash Bar from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Dinner begins at 6:30 pm Cost: $35 per person (may pay at the door) Reservations: Contact Mike Davidson, mdavidson@jmdavidsoneng.com by Monday, February 12th.

Thursday, February 15

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

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Ontology for Systems Engineers Speaker: Barry Smith, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Julian Park Chair, SUNY Buffalo Time: 6:00 to approximately 7:30 pm Reservations: There are 5 host sites available. Details are on page 28 of this issue or contact Kevin Devaney at kdevaney@srcinc.com.

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General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting Place: 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Time: 6:00 pm Details: www.gvlsa.com

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Tuesday, March 13

Wednesday, February 21

American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)

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Basics of Building Fire Protection Design 1 PDH Approval Pending

Speaker: Ted Sherwood, LaBella Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Gates 14606 Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am) Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at the door. Reservations: Contact Dave Jereckos, 585-341-3168 or email djereckos@ibceng.com by Monday, February 19th.

Wednesday, February 21

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) p 41 Tour: The Metropolitan (Formerly the Chase Tower)

Place: The Metropolitan, 1 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester Time: 5:30 pm Cost: Members $25; Non-members $30. Dinner on site. Registration: Contact Brian Laurer by Friday, Feb. 16th, 585-256-6784 or blauer@gleason.com. Payment can be accepted on our website at http://afe21/tours/next-tour.

Saturday, February 24

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) & p 37 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) February RIT Hockey Pregame Party and Student Outreach Program

RIT Tigers vs. Mercyhurst University Highlights: Pregame party, food and beverages, reserved. admission ticket to Hockey game, faceoff at 7:05pm. Comments: Details on ticket pricing, food and pregame party location is currently under development. Check the ABCD or ASCE websites or with one of the contacts (Michael Barrett, ABCD – mbarrett@wendelcompanies.com or Chris Sichak, ASCE – sichakc@erdmananthony.com).

Saturday, March 3

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) p 33 ASCE Ski Day

Place: Bristol Mountain, Route 64, Canandaigua (South Bristol). Meet in the U"Upstairs Room," Sunset Lodge Time: Donuts, Coffee, Tickets at 8:30 am; Ski and/or Board at 9:00 am; Lunch/Social at 11:30 am; Ski and/or Board from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Cost: Lunch Only $10; Lunch and Ticket $60; Students – Lunch Only $5; Students – Lunch and Ticket $20. Reservations: Reservations to Tom Hack – hackt@ cityofrochester.gov; Andrew Walker – adw6802@rit.edu; or email ascerochester@gmail.com. Additional details via email and at www.ascerochester.org. 20 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER FEBRUARY 2018

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Speaker: Liesl Folks, PhD., MBA and Dean of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Science Place: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY Time: Cash bar from 5:30 to 6:30 pm; Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. (Entre choices: Chicken Parmigiana, Penne ala Roma, Poached Salmon, or Prime Rib 10 oz.) Cost: Members - $30; Non-members - $35 Reservations: Contact Diane Dumansky by Tuesday, March 6th, dianedumansky@verizon.net.

Friday, March 16

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Spring Seminar – Up to 6 PDH Credits Scheduled presentations include: Arch Bridge – Alternate Delivery Methods; Jamestown Pedestrian Bridges; I-390 Design Build Project. Place: Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia Time: Registration check-in-7:15 am; Program begins at 8:00 am Cost: Members before March 2nd - $100 ($125 after March 2nd); Non-members before March 2nd - $125 ($150 after March 2nd); Full Time Students before March 2nd - $35 ($60 after March 2nd). Reservations: Advance registration is required, and payment is due at the time of registration. Registration will be through Signup Genius, details TBA. Questions? Contact Curt Krempa, 716-783-6977, crkrempa@outlook.com or David Jenkinson, 585-364-1634, Djenkinson@popligroup.com. Registration deadline is Friday, March 9th (no refunds after March 9th).

Wednesday, March 21

Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

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Speaker: Jaime Gardenas, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester Place: Room 1275 in the Carlson Center for Imaging Science, RIT Campus. Time: 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Comments: Parking is available in the F lot, just north of the building. No meeting reservations are required.

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Wednesday, March 28

Electrical Association (EA) 14th Annual Bowling Party

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Place: Location of Lanes TBD Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm Cost: Groups of 4 - $30/person, Individuals - $32/ person. Price includes shoes, pizza/wings, soda/cash bar and 3 hours of unlimited bowling. Everyone is welcome. Registration: A registration form is on page 25 of this issue or contact the Electrical Association at 585-382-9545, or go to the website at eawny.com.

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Keynote: Static Control for the Flexible Packaging Industry Keynote speaker: Kelly Robinson, PE, PhD, Owner, Electrostatic Answers Place: RIT Louise Slaughter (SLA) Building, Rochester Time: Registration and refreshments at 4:00 pm; Technical Presentations from 4:30 to 6:30pm; Networking (cash bar) 6:15 to 7:15 pm; Dinner & Keynote presentation from 7:15 to 9:00 pm. Registration required (note registration fees increase by $20 after March 20th). Registration fees before March 20 are: $25 for IEEE Member or IEEE member significant other; $35 for nonmembers; $10 for IEEE Student Members; $15 Full time student nonmembers; $20 for IEEE Fellow or Senior Member. Register online at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/. Registration opens February 1st. Dinner is an “All American Buffet.” Additional details on the website.

Saturday, March 3

The Canal Society of New York State and Co-sponsor The MCC Department of Chemistry and Geosciences Winter Symposium & Annual Meeting - Eight Barge Canal Programs Place: Warshof Confernce Center, Room Monroe A & B, (enter through lobby at northeast corner of building 3), Brighton Campus, Monroe Community College, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Registration: Pre-registration fee is $55 per person which covers continental breakfast, coffee break, lunch, parking, speaker fees and sundry expenses. Without pre-registraton, the fee is $65 at the door. Checks payable to: Canal Society of NYS. If questions, contact Bruce Schwendy, CSNYS, 585-733-6360 or banddschwendy@frontiernet.net. A flyer is available on the RES website calendar.

Save The Date! Save The Date! Saturday, April 14, 2018

116th RES Annual Gala

at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main Street, Rochester

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Up to 7 PDH Credits Annual Engineering Symposium in Rochester at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main Street, Rochester Registration is now open: www.roceng.org

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SWBR Wins AIA New York’s 2017 People’s Choice Award for Evergreen Lofts SWBR announced they won the New York State American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2017 People’s Choice Award for its work on the Evergreen Lofts project in Buffalo. The winner was selected by popular vote online, open to the public. Evergreen Lofts opened in 2016 with a mission to provide affordable housing for people who are in danger of or are experiencing homelessness. It’s a safe option for people who may face housing discrimination elsewhere, with full access to supportive services, including medical, mental health and transportation. “We are so pleased with the award and SWBR’s hard work to ensure a beautiful living space for our patients,” said Justin Azzarella, vice president for community development for Evergreen Health Services. SWBR’s design preserves much of the original 1901 former warehouse, including exposed wood beams, exposed brick and the main stairwells. All windows were replaced with historically correct metal-clad wooden windows. In all, the 64,000-square-foot Evergreen Lofts contains a mix of 56 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with half of those units eligible for subsidies through the HUD McKinney Continuum of Care Supportive Housing Program. Earlier in 2017, SWBR was also awarded an Excelsior Award from AIA New York State for Public Architecture in the Historic Renovation category. “Working closely with Evergreen Health, we were able to adapt and transform a wonderful piece of Buffalo’s manufacturing history into exciting and energizing new apartments for their residents,” said Joe Gibbons, AIA, principal in charge of the Evergreen Lofts project “As architects, it’s very rewarding to be able to design projects that have a meaningful impact on people’s lives.” q

Professional Firms Employee News SWBR Promotes Designer with Over 30 Years of Design Experience SWBR announces the promotion of Diana Kalvitis-Pannone, CID, LEED Green Associate, ASID, to interior design department manager. Most recently, she served as senior interior designer and has been with the firm since 1987. As a Certified Interior Designer and Associate of the firm with 30 years of experience, KalvitisPannone designs innovative and Diana Kalvitis-Pannone aesthetically pleasing interior spaces that function for the end user. She has a broad range of project experience including K-12 and higher education, senior living, libraries, theaters, churches, retail establishments and industrial facilities.

In her new role, she will continue to serve as a lead designer on key projects. She’ll manage work load, project distribution and strategic planning for interior design projects and serve as a mentor and advisor to the firm’s eight-person design team.

“Diana’s enthusiasm and passion for functional, innovative, unique and smart design has brought positive energy to SWBR,” says President Tom Gears. “She is eager to continue to raise the bar for creative design, project team communication and Interiors growth.”

She earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the College of Visual and Performing Arts (FIDER Accredited Professional Program) from Syracuse University. Kalvitis-Pannone is a Certified Interior Designer in New York State, professional member of American Society of Interior Designers. q

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Kalvitis-Pannone’s colleagues call her a “problem solver that often thinks outside the box to achieve the perfect functional space with the appropriate aesthetic appeal.” Notable projects Kalvitis-Pannone has worked on or managed include Roberts Wesleyan College’s Crothers Science and Nursing Center, Rochester School for the Deaf, McQuaid Jesuit High School, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women, Monroe Community College, SUNY Geneseo Bailey Hall, Fairport Public Library, and American Packaging Manufacturing.

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ACEC New York Recognizes Erdman Anthony with Engineering Excellence Awards

Beaverkill Covered Timber Bridge in Sullivan County The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York announced that Erdman Anthony will receive two 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards: a platinum award for the rehabilitation design of the Beaverkill Covered Timber Bridge in Sullivan County and a gold award for the replacement design of the South Cascade Drive/ Miller Road Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek in Erie and Cattaraugus counties. The ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Awards recognize projects that encompass both the public and private sectors in the following categories: studies, research, and consulting services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and stormwater; water resources; transportation; energy; industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities; and special projects. Slated to be recognized with a platinum award in the structural systems category, the Beaverkill Covered Timber Bridge is located in an area of the Catskills revered by outdoor enthusiasts. Built in 1865 and widely regarded as a symbol of Sullivan County’s bucolic charm, the original one-lane timber bridge was deteriorating due to age, insect damage, and wood rot. Erdman Anthony provided preliminary and final design services for the project, prepared record plans for the existing bridge, established a Level I load rating for the structure, identified a rehabilitation alternative, and assessed environmental impacts. Slated to be recognized with a gold award in the structural systems category, the South Cascade Drive/Miller Road Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek is located in the Zoar Valley, about 40 miles south of Buffalo. The project involved a replacement design and construction on a New York state design-build procurement. Project work included demolition of the existing 650-foot-long bridge, a work-zone traffic control/detour plan to maintain local and 24 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER FEBRUARY 2018

South Cascade Drive/Miller Road Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek in Erie and Cattaraugus counties through traffic during construction of the new bridge, coordination with utility owners requiring relocation and/or preservation of existing utilities, and wetland-impact avoidance. The new bridge is a three-span steel-multigirder superstructure. The selected spans are 210 feet, 250 feet, and 160 feet. The center span was set to provide adequate floodway for Cattaraugus Creek. The taller of the two piers rises from its footing foundation to 164 feet, making it the tallest pier in New York state. In total, 155 projects will be honored at the 51st Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Midtown in New York City on April 7, 2018. The event is co-sponsored by the ACEC New York Scholarship Fund, and, in conjunction with the Gala, the scholarship program will award more than $50,000 to engineering students. Each year, over 60 member firms submit projects that are judged on a rigorous set of criteria, which includes complexity, innovation, and value to society. The projects are judged by a panel of industry experts, which includes military and government officials, ACEC National and International leadership, educators from college and university engineering departments, and leadership from other organizations dedicated to the built environment. Awards are distributed based on the average scores received by these judges and are assigned one of four levels (in ascending order): Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. The top-rated Diamond award that is designed and built entirely within New York state will earn the Empire Award, which will be announced during the Gala. In addition to celebrating among peers, the Engineering Excellence Awards program helps to publicize the many significant contributions consulting engineers make to the built environment throughout the world. A full list of winning projects will be available on the ACEC New York website in early 2018. q news from professional firms


SWBR Recognized at 2017 NAIOP Awards for Charlotte Square SWBR was recently recognized at the 2017 NAIOP Upstate New York Chapter Awards of Excellence ceremony for its design of the Charlotte Square Apartments in Rochester, NY. The NAIOP awards celebrate the high-quality and innovative achievements of regional commercial real estate projects from the upstate New York area. Recognized with the Urban Multi-Family Award of Excellence, Home Leasing’s Charlotte Square, designed by SWBR, is a 72-unit luxury apartment community located in Rochester’s thriving East End district. Each unit features open floor plans, high-end finishes, and private balconies and terraces. The upscale complex also includes a community center, fitness center, rooftop terrace, and pocket park. The NAIOP awards ceremony took place November 28 in Buffalo, NY. For more information on SWBR projects and recognitions, visit swbr.com. To learn more about NAIOP, visit naiopupstateny.com. q

First STEM Center in Rochester High School Opens, Designed by SWBR SWBR developed a visionary design for the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) center at McQuaid Jesuit, Rochester’s college prep school for young men. The new Wegman Family Science and Technology Center houses 10 classrooms and computer labs, a student life area complete with outdoor commons, campus ministry rooms, and an atrium that serves as an collaboration space for students. The $12.4 million project, completed in November 2017, consisted of a 39k square-foot two-story addition that connects to the current school by covered skyways. The metal panels and glass clad addition uses color and scale to blend into the campus while simultaneously displaying a sleek, angular, and thoroughly modern design befitting the progressive program it contains. SWBR’s team involved in this project included Principal Steve Rebholz, AIA and Project Manager Eric Holmquist, AIA. q news from professional firms

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Monroe Professional Engineers Society A Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers 657 East Avenue, Rochestter, New York 14607 Dedicated to Professionalism in Engineering in the Interest of Public Safety and Welfare 2017-18 Officers: President David Roberts, PE, President-elect Chris Kambar, PE, Vice-President Arthur Reardon, PE, Secretary Martin Gordon, PE, Treasurer Michael Ritchie, PE, Membership Chair Arthur Reardon, PE Past Presidents: Chris Devries, P.E., Joseph Dombrowski, P.E. Directors: Barry Dumbauld, PE, Robert Winans, PE, Ann Ziki, PE, Jim Drago, PE, Neal Illenberg, PE

Reflections on the EIT Designation Nearly one year ago, a colleague of mine successfully completed his FE Exam. Recently, I noticed that his email signature did not have the letters EIT after his name. I asked him if there was any specific reason he didn’t include this and he said that he simply hadn’t thought about adding it. This caused me to reflect back to when I had completed my FE Exam over 12 years ago. I typically didn’t list EIT after my name either. My thinking back then was: EIT stands for Engineer In Training and since my job title has engineer in it (I work in Industry by the way), adding EIT seems to make it sound like I’m only a trainee. Looking back, I consider that to have been flawed reasoning, but apparently I wasn’t alone. A web search brought me to a reddit page on this topic. One commenter stated: “I don't see the point in putting it on your business cards or email signature since it doesn’t actually convey any legal authority.” Another related: “A few times people would ask "what's EIT?" I would explain and they would reply "oh, so you're not really an engineer, huh?" If you go to Wikipedia and search on “Engineer-In-Training,” it states that the term “is a ubiquitous misnomer as people with this designation are already engineers, just not fully licensed Professional Engineers.” But it also comments that “having an EIT designation shows an understanding of fundamental engineering principles, as EITs have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.” In retrospect, I think that anyone who has successfully completed the FE Exam should be proud of their accomplishment and consider using the letters EIT after their name. Anyone within the engineering profession will know the value carried by those letters. They set the individual apart from others who have completed an engineering curriculum, but have not demonstrated their mastery of the fundamentals through examination. As a side note, in my research for this article I did see some postings on message boards in regard to certain states having strict rules about using the letters EIT on your email signature or business cards. However, after researching the following: NSPE, NCEES, the NY State Department of Professions, and a quick review of Title 8, Article 145 of NYS Education law; I could find no mention of any such restrictions for NY State.

Upcoming Area Events

TSA/TEAMS Student Competition: March 3, FLCC Victor Campus Engineering Symposium in Rochester: April 24, Rochester Riverside Convention Center NYSSPE Annual Conference: June 15-16, Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs, NY NAFE Summer Meeting: July 27-29, Hyatt Regency, Buffalo, NY As always, we encourage active membership in the Monroe Professional Engineers Society. We are constantly striving to improve your membership but we always need more help. If you are interested in becoming an active member or have any questions, please email me at dcrobertspe@gmail.com or contact MPES through our website at www.monroepes.org/ contactus/.

David C. Roberts, P.E., President, MPES

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Rochester Chapter

Society for Imaging Science and Technology Website: http://rochesterengineeringsociety.wildapricot.org/ISandT Our meetings are held at 6:00pm in Room 1275 of the Carlson Center for Imaging Science on the RIT campus. Everyone is welcome to attend. Parking is available in the F lot, just north of the building. No meeting reservations are required. Meeting Schedule Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - "Integrated Photonics: Packaging and the Rochester Community," by Jaime Gardenas, Institute of

Optics, University of Rochester. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - RIT Students Program Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - "Materials of Construction Test: Insuring the Use of Safe Materials in Photo Books," by Joseph LaBarca, Pixel Preservation International Venue ideas requested – we are soliciting input regarding other possible venues for our meetings.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

From 8-bit to 4K: A Leading Computational Image Formation Architecture for Digital Printing Technology by Chunghui Kuo, Eastman Kodak Company

Abstract:

A traditional digital halftone screen set is designed based on constraints such as printhead tonal resolution (i.e., 2-level/pixel, 4-level/pixel, etc.), image tonal resolution (binary, multilevel or grayscale), printhead inherent spatial resolution (600 dpi, 1200 dpi, etc) and intended screen frequency/angles. The ďŹ nal halftone screen design is implemented as a look-up table (LUT) halftone tile on the targeted digital print engine for each corresponding color and has a one-to-one mapping relationship with the output of the Digital Front End (DFE). There are several advantages with this traditional halftone screen implementation process, such as: 1. Complicated and computational expensive algorithms can be adopted to optimize every level in a digital halftone screen, as no real-time computational requirement is imposed in this imaging architecture. 2. The computational speed of the halftoning process on an image is greatly reduced with customized ASIC design. While the traditional digital halftoning process provides sufficient power and flexibility for the existing digital printing technologies, the ever-increasing demand for higher image quality and robust printing process has created new challenges and opportunities for the future of digital halftoning technology, such as true fidelity at or even beyond normal vision capability, color consistency in short and long run and ultimately workerless print production. Recent research has shown that reading from paper results in deeper comprehension of the target content. While the technological advantage of digitized information will continue to accelerate, paper is still a preferred medium when deep understanding and appreciation of the subject matter is needed. Just like all manufacturing industries, a scalable fully automated printing process with minimal human intervention will significantly reduce the cost

in labor and transportation and provides sustainable growth in a mass customization market. A workerless printing process requires two essential capabilities: active sensing mechanisms for fault detection and automatic defect recovery. Since the root cause of an imaging defect is sometimes unknown and its magnitude lies in a continuous domain, it is necessary for the adopted artifact recovery technology to provide control precision beyond visual sensitivity so as to satisfactorily nullify the detected artifact. Moreover, as the printing technologies continue to evolve into three-dimensional surface/functional manufacturing technologies for the future, the quality requirement is no longer determined by human perception capability but by the functionality requirement. In this paper, we will introduce a computational image formation architecture composed of two primary imaging modules: the computational screening module and the adaptive LED exposure system. In the computational screening module, the tonal resolution at each pixel is elevated from the current industry standard of 8-bit to a class-leading 12-bit, i.e. 4K tonal resolution. Combined with a 1200-dpi high spatial resolution adaptive LED printhead, we will demonstrate that the proposed image formation architecture can effectively address technological challenges for the future of image formation and digital fabrication technologies.

Biography:

Chunghui Kuo is a senior scientist at Eastman Kodak Company. He received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Minnesota and joined Kodak in 2001. His research interest is in image processing, image quality, blind signal separation and classification, and neural network applied in signal processing. He is a Distinguished Inventor and IP coordinator at the Eastman Kodak Company, a senior member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and a member of IS&T.

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