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Donald P. Nims Jr., PE

2018 Engineer of the Year

Jessica F. Bull, PE

2018 Young Engineer of the Year - Finalist

Brett C. Eliasz, PE

Carl W. Eller, PE

James A. Kaniecki, PE

Steven M. Longway, PE

Richard F. Rappa, PE

2018 Engineer of Distinction

2018 Engineer of Distinction

2018 Young Engineer of the Year

Jonathan A. Terrance

2018 Young Engineer of the Year - Finalist

Caroline R. Wheadon, EIT

2018 Young Engineer of the Year - Finalist

2018 Engineer of Distinction

2018 Engineer of Distinction

Also in this issue:

Save the Date: 2019 Engineering Symposium in Rochester - April 23th | 16 Location again at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center; Early registration is by April 1st.


Announcing the Award Recipients 2018 EOY & YEOY,

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ROCHESTER ENGINEERING SOCIETY, INC.

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Volume 97, Number 9, MARCH 2019 (Electronic Copy Only) 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 JOSEPH DOMBROWSKI, PE M/E Engineering / jdombrowski@meengineering.com First Vice President GREG GDOWSKI, PhD University of Rochsester / Greg_Gdowski@urmc.rochester.edu Treasurer ANDREW C. HIRSCH Retired / andrewcharleshirsch@gmail.com Second Vice President MICHELLE SOMMERMAN, PE Bergmann Associates / msommerman@bergmannpc.com Past President MICHAEL V. TRIASSI Javlyn, Inc. / mike.triassi@gmail.com EIGHT DIRECTORS: CORNELIUS (NEAL) ILLENBERG PE Retired / nillenberg@aol.com LEE LOOMIS Retired / leeloomis46@gmail.com RICHARD E. RICE Erdman Anthony / rriceaquash@gmail.com ADAM CUMMINGS, PE Town of Ontario / adamcummings22@gmail.com DANIELLE WALTERS MKS Instruments / dwalters710@gmail.com DOREEN EDWARDS Rochester Institute of Technology /ddeeen@rit.edu BRETT ELIASZ, PE Bergmann Associates / beliasz@bergmannpc.com DENNIS ROOTE, PE CDE Engineering & Environment, PLLC / dennis.roote@cde-pllc.com Administrative Director LYNNE M. IRWIN Rochester Engineering Society / e-mail: admin@roceng.org

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5 • RES Technical Corner by Brett Eliasz, RES Director 6 • What's it Like to be an RES Tutor?... 7 • How Do You Arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom! 8 • 117th RES Annual Gala - Saturday, April 13th 10-15 • Announcing the RES Award Receipients (cover) 16 • 2019 Engineering Symposium in Rochester - Tues., April 23 18 • E3 Fair - March 25 at RIT 19 • Seeking Volunteer Mentors for 2019 Spring Science Fair 20 • Get to the Point! - Managing Technical Professionals: Communication and

Interpersonal Skills

21 • Get IT Done - Taking the Fifth 22 • Continuing Education Opportunities (PDHs) 23-25 • Engineers’ Calendar 25 • Position Openings 26-30 • Professional Firms - Employee News 30-31 • Campus News 32-36 • News from Professional Firms 55-56 • Directory of Professional Services 56 • Directory of Business Services 57 • Affiliated Societies and Corporate Members of the RES Membership Application and Advertising Rates are also on the website: www.roceng.org.

news of the...

• ABCD Association for Bridge Construction and Design...............42-44 • AFE Association for Facilities Engineering...........................................46 • ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers............................................48 • ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers....................................................53 • ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers....................................45 • EA Electrical Association.......................................................................47 • GVLSA Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association.............................39 • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.................50-51

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• IES Illuminating Engineering Society....................................................49 • INCOSE International Council on Systems Engineering..........................52 • IS&T Society for Imaging Science and Technology.............................38 • MPES Monroe Professional Engineers Society......................................40 • NYSATE New York State Association of Transportation Engineers....37 • RES Rochester Engineering Society..................................................2-15 • SWE Society of Women Engineers........................................................54 • TERRA TERRA Science & Engineering Fair...............................................41

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President’s Message

Joseph Dombrowski, PE M/E Engineering RES President 2018 - 2019 As I write this we have just suffered the indignation of the polar vortex! Planning has begun for the RES Gala (April 13) and the Engineering Symposium (April 23); further information is on the RES website at: http://www.roceng.org. As always if you have any input, please contact us via the RES. I'd also like to remind everyone that the Rochester Engineering Symposium will be held at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Further information is available at either http://www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com/ or http://www.roceng.org. Future events are in the planning stage which will be a combination of a "technical" tour and a networking opportunity. Stand by for details and please consider joining us! Plans are well under way for the Science Fair in Rochester at the Rochester Museum and Science Center on March 16, 2019. See www.terrfairs.org for more details. In the way of the mundane, the RES is in the midst of renegotiating its lease for office space with the Rochester Museum and Science Center. If anyone has any advice to offer, please contact us. That's all for now. Stay warm! And see you at our events.

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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.

September 10, 1969 (Board of Directors Meeting, Rochester Yacht Club) The Board approved a motion to establish a “Member Emeritus” grade, for elder and retired members. President Alexander M. Beebee, Jr., announced that Dr. Donald F. Hornig, former Manhattan Project Group Leader, Presidential Science Advisor, and recently elected Eastman Kodak Company Vice President, would be the keynote speaker at the 1970 Engineers Joint Dinner. The Board approved ten new Full Members and four Junior Members.

“The Rochester Engineer” (September 1969)

In his opening message in the RES magazine, President Alexander M. Beebee, Jr., discussed “organization and involvement” as the objectives and intention of the RES for the Society. He listed specific assignments for each of the RES officers, in line with their professional capabilities and urged readers to step forward and become “involved” in the RES as it continues to serve the engineering community in Rochester and Monroe County. The RES announced its sponsorship of a dinner meeting to hear a report from the US Environmental Science Services Administration on its recent survey to re-establish triangulation and intersection stations in Monroe County, to be tied to the National Grid System, with unprecedented First Order accuracies of Class I and Class III, respectively. Miss Patty Sichak, a recent graduate of Nazareth Academy, was introduced as the new RES office secretary.

October 1, 1969 (Board of Directors Meeting, Rochester Yacht Club)

The Board received reports on recent activities by the Education Committee (scheduled a weekend retreat on “Management of Technical and Scientific Personnel”), the Civic Affairs Committee (has planned an active season of consulting with high school guidance counselors), Finance Committee (recommended that any surplus funds should be applied the Society’s current indebtedness) and the Constitution and 4 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2019

A Sampling from the Archives of the Rochester Engineering Society...1897 - 1969 by Lee M. Loomis

By-Laws Committee (drafted revisions to the RES By-Laws, establishing a Member Emeritus grade of RES membership).

“The Rochester Engineer” (October 1969)

In an article entitled, “Fiscal Irresponsibility,” RES President Alexander M. Beebee, Jr., decried the fact that for nearly 20 years the Society has operated with a deficit budget. He stated that its current indebtedness stood at $19,000, at 8.5% interest. Offering some history on the RES’ finances, he recounted that the Society’s original investment of $13,652.00, a portion of a generous bequest from Kate Gleason, had grown to a value of approximately $290,000.00 since. Mr. Beebee’s announced that his intent was to begin to reduce the RES’ debt by at least 10% each year, until it could be eliminated. RES Fall 1969 Luncheon presentations were announced including: “”I” Stands for Involvement – and You,” by Alexander M. Beebee, Jr. (Rochester Products Division & RES President), “Planning for the City and its Suburbs,” by Craig. M Smith (Rochester Bureau of Municipal Research), “The Genesee Crossroads Urban Renewal Program,” by Frank T. Lamb (Mayor, City of Rochester), and, “Some Psychological Problems in Implementing Change,” by Lane H. Riland (Eastman Kodak Company). Dr. Brian J. Thompson, director of the U of R Optics Institute announced the Fall 1969 offering of a part-time masters degree program in optics. Editor’s note: Beginning with the October 1969 issue of “The Rochester Engineer”, the magazine initiated “Engineers’ Calendar – October 1969”, a multi-page section of monthly meeting and program announcements, describing the specifics of RES Affiliate meeting topics, speakers and schedules. We continue to be grateful to RES Past President, John (Jack) Schickler for his persistence in initiating this long-standing feature, nearly fifty years ago.

November 5, 1969 (Board of Directors Meeting, Country Club of Rochester)

The Board approved eight new Full Members and one Junior Member. It received reports on recent activities by the Constitution and By-Laws Committee (Membership dues not paid by September 1st would be subject to a $2 penalty and a membership grade of “Member Emeritus” would be establish for members 60 years of age, with 20+ years’ service), the Publication Committee (RES Director Jack Schickler reported that several RES Affiliates had begun using the RES magazine for reporting on their societies’ activities) and the Membership Committee (a recent meeting reported that twelve “Company Coordinators” had been appointed, to begin expanding RES membership growth, within Rochester industries). 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


Technical Corner

This month’s article will talk about some of the changes in the NEC 2017 codebook sections 440.4(B) and 440.10. These sections are a recent hot topic and deal with labeling multi-motor and Combination Load Equipment with their Short Circuit Current Ratings (SCCR) that we often see in single point of connection roof top mechanical equipment. Going back a few code cycles (2011 and 2014) we can see in the same 440.0(B) section Exception #3 that equipment fed with a 60A branch circuit or less does not need to be labeled with its SCCR.

System designers and installers also are realizing that once the equipment is installed with inadequate SCCR, there are no easy fixes either. The only options are equipment modification and recertification or reduction of fault current (through use of additional conductors, isolation transformers or current limiting fuses). Some other key exceptions apply to dwelling units and cord and plug connected equipment as equipment installed as such are not required to be labeled with their SCCR ratings. Conclusion:

As you can foresee, the 2017 code eliminates the 60A or less branch circuit exception leaving this type of equipment with strict labeling requirements in regards to SCCR. For new design projects this creates a need to specify the ratings of this equipment required based on the Engineers calculations. After speaking with some reputable HVAC mfgs. it was determined that a typical standard rating for this equipment is approximately 5k-10k. The mfgs. indicated they can do any rating that is specified…at a cost. Also, a standard spec option of a 55k rating is typically available for larger units 10 Tons and greater. These ratings could potentially not be large enough depending on where the equipment is fed from in the electrical system. Typically, the higher upstream in a system the larger the SCCR. Is the blanket statement in a Div 23 spec section: “Listed and labeled as defined in NFPA 70” enough..?

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It appears that we need to pay closer attention to the SCCR ratings of this type of equipment and strategize on how to reduce the minimum available SCCR at these points of connection. If not, then it seems like we can have options to get the equipment built with higher SCCR ratings, but I’m sure that comes with a cost. Hopefully this article finds you well and can be used as a reference for your project needs. If anyone would like to contribute to the Rochester Engineer and add an article or would like to request information on a specific topic (not limited to Electrical) just email me at beliasz@bergmannpc.com. As always, any comments are appreciated…! Thank you for reading.

Brett Eliasz, P.E., LEED AP BD+C RES Director

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RES News - Tutoring Team What’s it Like to be an RES Tutor?…

LaBella Tutor, Jamie Douthit, works with one of Mrs. Little’s Sixth Graders

Ms. Jamie Douthit is one of the newest RES Tutors. A native of Fairport, NY, she graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in environmental science. She is an environmental analyst with LaBella Associates. Along the way, she’s been a Youth Counselor, and she has worked as an environmental outreach coordinator with AmeriCorps VISTA. In Mrs. Little’s sixth grade, she works with a variety of students, some with special needs, others for whom English is a new language. Some of Jamies’ good work as an RES tutor is in support of students who have just arrived from countries currently in conflict. Jamie finds these students to be exceptionally motivated to learn, as much as they can, toward “catching up” on their education. Upon her arrival, on a Wednesday morning, Jamie receives a set of basic instructions from Mrs. Little describing the work that the students are to be doing that day. Jamie typically works individually with several students, spending about 30 minutes with each of them during her two-hour tutoring session. These students have been identified, by Mrs. Little, as needing some extra help with reading and math to bring them up to Grade level. We are still building our Tutoring Team, for the 2018-19 school year… 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”, and we need your support...Can we schedule a presentation with your firm, work group, church or family, sometime this Winter? Even just two hours a week of your time can make a big difference in the life of a Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Scholar… 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) 6 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2019

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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: http://rochesterengineeringsociety.wildapricot.org/stem-bridges res news - stem bridges

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Announcing the Award Recipients Join us Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Come congratulate the 2018 Engineer of the Year

2018 Engineer of the Year Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE Principal and Practice Leader Hydropower Group Bergmann Education: BS Civil Engineering Clarkson University 1981

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? I have learned much about professionalism and my obligations to the public and clients through my involvement in the New York State Society of Professional Engineers. I like sharing that knowledge with younger engineers. For the last five years, I have been presenting practical ethics focused on professionalism and obligations at continuing education symposiums and at Clarkson University where I also encourage senior engineers to become Professional Engineers. As a member of the Board of Directors at Mary Cariola my engineering skills helped to solve a problem computing quality metrics. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? I have had a diverse career with rewarding, challenging, and impactful opportunities: Most rewarding, was the rehabilitation of the Flight of Five Locks on the Erie Canal, and watching the transformation of the City of Lockport; Most challenging, was the curved girder design for the Can of Worms’ 590 South Exit Ramp bridges; Biggest effect was implementing access management for widening Route 332 from two-lanes to four - It is now one of the safest roads in NY; Greatest impact has been leading a team of experienced and young professional entrepreneurs to build a hydropower engineering practice that is recognized for being skilled, practical, determined and resourceful. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. I will always be grateful to my family, living in an area where the hardware store closed at noon on Saturday, I learned to plan projects and how to resort to Plan B from my father. My Uncle was instrumental in leading me to a career in Civil Engineering and a move to Rochester. Both parents demonstrated the value of volunteer work; and those that I met along the way, like Dennis Sugumele and Tom Mitchell, have enriched me. What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Learn how to learn – Change is inevitable, you will have a long and rewarding career. Do not be afraid to fail – Be fearless and determined no matter the obstacles. Initiative leads to passion – Recognize what needs to be done and do it. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. The amazing students at U of R and RIT and other colleges that learn to innovate will lead the way. Lean manufacturing will assure their inventions will be profitable. A practical and ethical approach to business will assure success. 10 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2019

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Announcing the Award Recipients Join us Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Come congratulate the 2018 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year

2018 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year Brett C. Eliasz, PE, LEED AP BD + C Discipline Leader-Electrical Bergmann Education: State University of New York at Alfred Associates in Electrical Engineering Technology 2000 SUNY. State University of New York, University at Buffalo Bachelors in Electrical Engineering Technology 2003

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? I share knowledge with staff during the various technical presentations I offer while also contributing technical write-ups for the monthly Rochester Engineer. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? The most recent achievement was a fairly noticeable public project this year which added specialty exterior lighting to the Building 28 Kodak Theater on Ridge Road. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. All my work ethic and motivations towards the electrical industry have been derived from my family. I’ve certainly gained and learned from their experiences. What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Dive deep into an educational subject or professional trade of your liking and strive to become an expert in that field. Time is on your side at this point in your lives so use it wisely. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. I envision obtaining further experience and knowledge while learning from others to better myself and the community in this ever changing and evolving electrical field.

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Announcing the Award Recipients Join us Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Come congratulate three Finalists for 2018 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year 2018 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year - Finalist

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? I try and reach as many young women as possible to let them know that engineering is not just a viable and lucrative career, but one that is rewarding. I organize an Explorers Post for young women in high school to expose them to different areas of engineering careers throughout Rochester. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? It took a great deal of dedication to obtain my Professional Engineer license. The work I do at CHA has a vast amount of diversity which led to a rich learning environment. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. My mentors have had the most impact on my career. Rich Rappa, who nominated me for this award, has supported me 100% in every aspect of my growth at CHA. My colleagues and friends, Mike Masny and Craig Avalone, taught me almost everything I know about mechanical systems. Thank you for your patience and generosity.

Jessica F. Bull, PE, CEM Project Engineer, CHA Consulting, Inc Education: B.A. in Psychology, Binghamton University 2004 Associates in Engineering Science, Broome Community College, 2011 B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, RIT, 2014 M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, RIT, 2014

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Becoming an engineer means that you will be an expert problem solver. Always remember to be creative, think outside the box, and don’t be afraid to fail. The most valuable learning experiences come from failure. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. My vision is one of inclusion which includes a community of engineering professionals reaching out to young students in the city of Rochester to show them the opportunities available in engineering. A community of people who spend time mentoring, tutoring, and supporting young people regardless of their gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background.

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Jonathan A. Terrance Senior Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager Optimation Technology, Inc.

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Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2002

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How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? I coached a FIRST LEGO League Jr. team for Rochester School 52, helping lead a team of kindergarteners teaching the core values of the league, and developing their knowledge and understanding of simple machines and their application to everyday life. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? The ongoing effort of improving Optimation’s glass business model, including streamlining project estimation, development, and execution processes, as well as, standardizing legacy equipment designs and specifications in effort to make the overall engineering and design process more efficient. My son, Noah, who at the age of 10, has been inspired to become an engineer himself someday, and who inspires me every day to become a better engineering leader for younger generations. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. My grandfather, Kenneth Terrance, Sr., inspired me to become an engineer. He is a retired Iron Worker who helped erect the Rochester skyline. Throughout my life he has helped shape my work ethic, commitment to family, and personal humility. What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? A career in engineering is an endurance race. Through all the challenges and roadblocks you may face, never give up. Any problem can be broken down and simplified to find the best solution. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. I believe the growth and diversification of engineering, within our local schools, colleges, and businesses, is key to renewing manufacturing and technology development in the Rochester area an returning it to its glory days as a major global manufacturing center.

2018 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year - Finalist

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? By mentoring the employees in my group, providing insight to young professionals, and encouraging school aged students to enter into engineering careers. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? I am most proud of the formation of the LaBella hydropower team in 2017, and our collective teamwork, leadership, and technical skills. Leading multidisciplinary teams to complete renewable energy projects in the City of Rochester is my greatest achievement. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. Sue Matzat has been a huge supporter, mentor, and example. She has empowered and guided me since I started with LaBella in 2013. Dave Dick, an RG&E client whom I have worked with since 2009, has consistently encouraged me, trusted me, and guided me for 10 years.

Caroline R. Wheadon, EIT, PMP Hydropower Discipline Leader and Project Manager, LaBella Associates, D.P.C. Education: BS in Environmental Resources Engineering (2003) SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Master of Professional Studies in Environmental Resources Engineering (2013) SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Ask for the work and projects you want. Use the first couple years out of college to refine your career expectations and path. Find mentors, and keep in touch with the people who have helped you along the way. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. My hope is that the engineering profession in Rochester will continue to grow in diversity in gender, age, and culture. My vision for the city is to revitalize the riverfront, add more sources of renewable energy, and to harness the power of the Genesee for additional hydropower.

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Announcing the Award Recipients Join us Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Come congratulate four 2018 Engineers of Distinction 2018 Engineer of Distinction

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Perhaps my most significant and visible contribution is participation in the Engineering Symposium in Rochester (ESR) and the youth education programs of ASCE and MPES. I am pleased and proud to have been part of the group that initiated the ESR. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? I do not have a single greatest engineering achievement, but rather look back and hopefully see a career where I might have made a difference and helped coworkers, the environment, and the community as a whole. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. During 40+ years in the Rochester engineering community, I am honored to have known and worked with some of the finest engineers and people you can find; anywhere. I am also fortunate they were all willing to teach me something new.

Carl W. Eller, PE Senior Project Manager Cornerstone Environmental Group, a TetraTech Company Education: BS (1973) and MS (1975) SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

2018 Engineer of Distinction

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Follow your heart - engineering is so broad, so diverse, that you will find a home where you will excel and be happy. Remember to always have a little fun at work, you will know then you made the right choices. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. The expertise and knowledge of our practitioners will continually expand. I know that our engineering community will apply their talent and ingenuity to maintain and improve our community for the benefit of all. How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Oversee numerous transportation related projects offering quality assurance/quality control and constructability input related to structural design and details. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? The design of the 2055’ long, twin concrete bridges on the Rochester Outer Loop over the Genesee River and through Genesee Valley Park. This was the first segmental, balanced cantilever, concrete box girder bridge built in the Northeast. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. Konstantin Ketchek, Senior Structural Engineer, Erdman Anthony Associates, was my mentor. He taught me to pay close attention to detail with respect to constructability, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and have fun.

James A. Kaniecki, PE Senior Structural Engineer, Transportation Division LaBella Associates, D.P.C. Education: Tri-State College, 1975, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering University of Minnesota, 1976, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Engineering is a very exciting and rewarding career. Engineers through their inventions and design make a positive impact on everyday life. Be passionate about your work and always have fun. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. Hope for continued interest by the youth in pursuing a career in engineering. Rochester’s diverse engineering community rises to a new level of leadership and professionalism to achieve a sustainable community and raise the quality of life.

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2018 Engineer of Distinction

How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Part of engineering is being able to effectively convey ideas to others in a not-sotechnical way. I don’t always succeed in the goal of being not-so-technical, but when it does work, I find it’s a very effective leadership tool. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? While I can’t point to any single project, I would say that the thing I am most proud of has been the growth in my experience, from facilities, into utility power systems, and then renewable generation. It will be interesting to see what the next 20 years holds for me. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. I do a disservice to so many great professionals that I have learned from over the years to point out only one, but for the largest portion of my career, I would say I have consistently valued the mentorship and guidance I have received from my supervisor, Mike Winderl.

Steven M. Longway, PE

Senior Electrical Engineer & Vice President, LaBella Associates, DPC Education: 1997 – Associate of Science, Engineering Science: Finger Lakes Community College 1999 – Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering: Clarkson University

2018 Engineer of Distinction

What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Don’t focus on what others can do for you, or let it influence your path. Focus on providing value in whatever it is that you do, be a team player, and the rewards will follow. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. I am consistently surprised by the talent, motivation, and industry in this town, and how it is driven by incredibly intelligent people. While the engineering face of Rochester has obviously changed over the years, I see it evolving, specializing, diversifying, and continuing to be a place of innovation and growth. And likely in ways we can’t even dream about today. How have you used your engineering skills for community and professional leadership? Throughout my career I have always shared my knowledge for the continued development of those in the engineering profession, not only within the companies I’ve worked with, but also locally, state wide, and nationally through many technical associations. What do you consider your greatest engineering achievement? Building and leading strong and effective engineering teams and professionals that have a passion for what they do. Describe a key event or individual that had a profound effect on your career. Working globally in North America, Europe, and Asia and learning about and from different cultures made me a stronger engineer, leader, and mentor.

Richard F. Rappa, PE Senior Vice President and President CHA Canada (retired Jan. 2019) Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute BS Mechanical Engineering, 1978

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What advice would you give to our scholarship recipients, who will be in attendance at the Gala? Have a passion of learning throughout your career and focus on what you can control. Gain a thorough understanding of what you are involved in and always view what you are doing from the point of view of those that will interact with it going forward. Articulate your vision for engineering in Rochester. The strong technical talent in Rochester will continue to have an impact globally and in improving the world we live in, whether it’s through technology, infrastructure, or sustainability. MARCH 2019 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 15


Announcing the

2019 Engineering Symposium in Rochester www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Courses available in: Civil, Electrical, Lighting, Mechanical, HVAC, and Plumbing.

SAME LOCATION AS LAST YEAR: 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, 2019 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 1, 2019.

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Seeking Volunteer Mentors for 2019 Spring Science Fair At Dr. Walter Cooper Academy The RES has been invited to help establish the first annual, Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Science Fair. The SchoolBased Planning Team, including parents, teachers and administrators, has requested the support of the Rochester Engineering Society in developing a Spring 2019 science fair at #10 School. The scope of this request includes… • Teachers at Grade Levels 3 - 6 will introduce the requirements of the science fair to their classes, later this Winter. • Students will be invited to volunteer to participate in this assignment, and they will agree to complete the required work. • RES Volunteer Mentors will meet with small groups of students, twice a week, at the school, during their daily, 40 minute science instruction block. • The RES Volunteer Mentors will help the Students select a “scientific phenomenon” they would like to investigate, guide them in planning their investigation, and help them design their presentation and findings for the Fair. Homework for the Students, in support of this effort, will be a distinct possibility. • The Dr. Walter Cooper Academy 2019 Science Fair will be scheduled, at the School, for early June 2019. • RES Volunteer Mentors will begin helping the Students get prepared for the Fair during the week of May 6th, and then meeting twice each week with their Students, for the next six weeks. This will allow Students and Mentors 12 – 14 days to work on their investigation/presentation. The RES is seeking Volunteer Mentors to support this Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) activity. Unlike our RES Tutoring Team, this involves only a short-term commitment of approximately six weeks. Volunteer Mentors will be working with Students who have expressed a desire to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math. These Students are motivated! Do you think you might consider making room in your busy lives to support our “Cooper Scholars” as they develop habits that will help them achieve new levels of learning, focused on a brighter future? Then volunteer to become an RES Mentor. Please contact RES Director, Lee Loomis (leeloomis46@ gmail.com) or (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) for more information, and to volunteer for this important, potentially life-changing opportunity.

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Get to the Point!

Managing Technical Professionals: Communication and interpersonal skills The following article describes an issue many engineering teams face but don’t handle very well. Keep in mind that RGI “puts the P in the PE” and we can help improve your interpersonal communication skills.

gossip and always have your facts straight. Learn how to listen and learn how to be quiet, and realize that the two are not the same thing.

Improving your communication skills will also help with your interpersonal skills: Your interpersonal skills will help you build relationships, not only with your own team members but also with people outside your organization. These interpersonal skills will also help you deal with the negative people in your team. Negative In previous articles, I have implied that communication people can poison your entire organization very quickly if and people skills are a must have for technology not dealt with carefully and urgently. Interpersonal skills managers, and I even mentioned that hearing the will also help you deal with conflict within and outside following from managers is not uncommon: “It’s not your organization. Even if you are lucky enough that you the technical work that’s challenging, it’s the people have never had to deal with conflict in your team, this stuff!” The “stuff” that is being referred to here are skill might come in handy one day. One critical aspect the typical “people behavior” you see in your teams: of being a manager is to know how to give performance “John is in a mood today, keep your distance from him”, feedback – both positive and negative – to your team “can someone tell Shirley that she speaks too loud in members. We dedicated one of the previous articles to her cubicle and I can’t focus on my work?”, “Matt talks providing performance feedback and it is important to about religion at work and it offends me because I’m an know that having the interpersonal skills will be very atheist; he needs to stop talking about religion in the helpful in successful delivery of performance feedback, work place”, “Thelma took all the credit to the work or any kind of feedback for that matter. This feedback will that I did and now everyone thinks she came up with help set direction for your team members and help them that idea”, … How many of you managers, have come towards success in their careers so never underestimate across complaints such as these at work, and what the power of good communication and interpersonal have you done about them? The answer better not be skills. “nothing, I don’t have time to deal with this childish behavior, I have work to do”. As managers, we always need to be conscious about setting an example for our team members. Learning to The truth is, dealing with this “childish behavior” is part better communicate and interact with people will be of your job. While for an accomplished technologist tremendously helpful in doing so. Good communication the technical challenges are fun to deal with and the within the team paves the way for listening to and more challenging the issue is the more fun it becomes, understanding each other, avoiding misunderstandings, the accomplished technologist who does not have and creating a fun environment to work in. And when the necessary communication and people skills to people enjoy their work environment the possibilities are manage the team will struggle to deal with the “people endless. behavior” listed above. Your team members are real people and real people have emotions, emotions that you need to learn how to deal with so your team can © 2019, RGI Learning function properly. Lisa Moretto is the President of By Tuna B. Tarim. (Reprinted with permission.) Past President, IEEE Technology Management Council Manager, WW Design Automation, Analog Design Services, Texas Instruments, Inc.

Communication and interpersonal skills go hand in hand and technology managers need to improve their skills for both! You need to learn how to communicate because your comments carry more meaning then they used to now that you are a manager. Always avoid 20 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2019

RGI Learning, Inc. For 24 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.

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Get IT Done Taking the Fifth — by Andrè Godfrey 5G (fifth generation) smartphone technology is being rolled out, depending on your carrier – city by city. We just really don’t know when.

For your information, there is nothing terribly wrong with 4G technology. 5G is simply faster. A lot faster. And whether you know it or not you can use the speed. Here are some examples:

I’m not certain I’m ready for it. I remember the introduction of 1G and I was pretty darn excited about it. The ability to make a wireless phone call holding a brick-like device was very cool. I recall pulling into my sister’s driveway and dialing from my car and then appearing at her doorstep as if by magic. Today, that story has the out-of-date feel of Dr. Evil holding the world ransom for a ‘one million dollars’. Only perhaps more boring. By the way, 1G also meant having your phone call dropped frequently depending on your lack of proximity to a cell tower and paying 50 cents minute for both incoming and outgoing calls. In today’s world averaging 30 minutes a day, my monthly mobile phone bill would be $465 plus whatever those stupid charges are tacked on to the bill. Someone told me they are called ‘taxes’.

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2G moved us a little further by allowing for messaging and receiving voicemails.

This all sounds great but you may or may not see true 5G this year depending on where you live. In an effort to confuse the issue there are carriers who offer 4G disguised as a predecessor to actual 5G because they are not ready yet to roll it out. Lawsuits are being brandished between carriers because some are playing a bit ‘fast and loose’. A delaying tactic only. If you get the chance –‘take the fifth’.

It was 3G that got us ‘on the net’. Just in time too. The ability to browse the web, share images and the advent of GPS locationtracking evolved us from mobile phones to smartphones. Since 2010 most of us live in a 4G world. Look at your phone and you know that world. I know your smartphone is right next to you because statistically 72% of people are never more than 5 feet away from their phone. Never. And we’ve gone from 1G usage i.e. making phone calls, to having 60-90 apps installed on your smartphone, using an average of 30 of them each month and launching 9 per day. That’s 4G. So what’s 5G? Quoting a senior executive at Verizon: “5G has the potential to join a very exclusive club—the handful of technologies throughout history that transform industries across every sector of the economy … redefining work, elevating living standards, and having a profound and sustained impact on our global economic growth.” get IT done

TV on your phone – sure you can do it now but 5G will make it wireless so you can watch The Golf Channel with the ability to handle everyone in the household playing The Empire Strikes Back in different rooms. Is this the death knell of cable as we know it? Download movies/video. Again, you can already do this but can you download a full length movie in seconds? Drive your car. 5G speed and reliability will make it possible for city grid driving to actually work. Health – aside from real time phone medicine, your doctor or care giver will be able to monitor and medicate remotely using ingestible health monitors. Smart clothing – cooling shoes, warming underwear and speakers in your epaulets.

Think About IT

Andrè Godfrey is President, Entrè Computer Services, www.entrecs.com

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

Continuing Monday, March 11

Education Opportunities

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 53 Healthcare Associated Infections and Hospital Indoor Air Quality – 1 PDH Pending Presented by: Dr. Stephanie Taylor, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Cost: $25 per person Time: 12:00 noon – lunch buffet. Reservations: Reservations at Rochester.ashraechapters.org.

Thursday, March 14

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)

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TSC Joint Dinner Meeting – explore&more Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Children’s Museum – 1 PDH Credit

Speakers: Michelle Urbanczyk, CEO explore&more, and Gwen Howard, VP Foit Albert Association Place: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew, NY Time: Cash bar at 5:30; Dinner at 6:30 pm; program to follow dinner (Entrees: Chicken Parmigiana, Roasted Chef ’s Blend Vegetables & Roasted Vegetables with Mediterranean Orzo, Poached Salmon, or Prime Rib 10 oz.) Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Reservation: Contact Diane Dumansky by Thursday, March 7 with your dinner choice: dianedumansky@verizon.net.

Friday, March 15

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) Spring Seminar – Up to 6 PDH Credits

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Place: Batavia Downs Gaming Ctr., 8315 Park R., Batavia, NY Time: 7:15 am Check-in. All day program begins at 8:00 am Costs: Members-$100 ($125 after March 1); Nonmembers-$125 ($150 after March 1); Full Time Students-$35 ($60 after March 1). Registration: Advance registration is required! Register by Friday, March 8th by using SignUpGenius, https://www. signupgenius.com/go/20FOB4CAEA72EA6F49-2019. Questions? Contact David Jenkinson, PE, Djenkinson@popligroup.com or Jason Messenger, PE, Jmessenger@luengineers.com.

Support Your Affiliate Attend A Meeting

Wednesday, March 20

American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Domestic Hot Water Recirculation 1 PDH Credit Approved

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Speaker: Jim Nicholas, Heat Timer Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14606 (just north of Route 31, Gates) Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am). Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at door. Reservations: To Dave Jereckos (585-341-3168), or djereckos@ibceng.com by March 13th.

Wednesday, March 20

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) p 46 Tour RED-Rochester, Eastman Business Park Utilities 1 PDH Approval Pending

Place: RED-Rochester, 1200 Ridgeway Avenue, Suite 2121, Rochester, NY 14615 (parking is off Weiland Road – west of 1200 Ridgway Avenue). Dinner is at Bathtub Billy’s, 630 West Ridge Road, Rochester. Time: 5:30 pm Cost: Members - $25; Non-members - $30. Reservations: Limited Spots Available! You MUST make your reservation by Wednesday, March 13th to Ken Carr, 585-277-1655 or email to Ken.carr@rochesterymca.org. Payment can also be made on the website at http://afe21.org/tours/next-tour. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 ENGINERING SYMPOSIUM IN ROCHESTER

To post continuing education opportunities on this page please contact the Rochester Engineering Society, 585-254-2350, or email: admin@roceng.org

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Engineers’ Calendar

The engineering societies are encouraged to submit their meeting notices for publication in this section. The deadline for submitting copy is the 10th of the month prior to the month of publication. Please email to: admin@roceng.org. The meetings offering PDHs are highlighted in blue. Details about the meeting and affiliate (if in this issue) are on the corresponding page listed next to the affiliate name.

Tuesday, March 5

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Rochester Section Excom Meeting

Saturday, March 16

Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science p 50 and Engineering Fair (TERRA)

Place: New China Buffet, 3333 West Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623 Time: 11:50 – 1:00 pm Cost: A full Buffet lunch, $5 for all attendees (members and students), includes soft drinks. IEEE event website: http://sites.ieee.org/rochester/event/rochestersection-excom-meeting-40/.

Monday, March 11

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 53 Healthcare Associated Infections and Hospital Indoor Air Quality – 1 PDH Pending

Presented by: Dr. Stephanie Taylor, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Cost: $25 per person Time: 12:00 noon – lunch buffet. Reservations: Reservations at Rochester.ashraechapters.org.

Thursday, March 14

Wednesday, March 20

American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)

Domestic Hot Water Recirculation 1 PDH Credit Approved

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Speaker: Jim Nicholas, Heat Timer Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14606 (just north of Route 31, Gates) Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am). Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at door. Reservations: To Dave Jereckos (585-341-3168), or djereckos@ibceng.com by March 13th.

Wednesday, March 20

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)

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Place: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Register to judge or volunteer at terrafairs.org/Rochester or call 315-422-2909.

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Tour RED-Rochester, Eastman Business Park Utilities p 42 1 PDH Approval Pending TSC Joint Dinner Meeting – explore&more Ralph C. Place: RED-Rochester, 1200 Ridgeway Avenue, Suite 2121, Rochester, Wilson Jr. Children’s Museum – 1 PDH Credit NY 14615 (parking is off Weiland Road – west of 1200 Ridgway Speakers: Michelle Urbanczyk, CEO explore&more, and Gwen Howard, VP Foit Albert Association Place: Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew, NY Time: Cash bar at 5:30; Dinner at 6:30 pm; program to follow dinner (Entrees: Chicken Parmigiana, Roasted Chef ’s Blend Vegetables & Roasted Vegetables with Mediterranean Orzo, Poached Salmon, or Prime Rib 10 oz.) Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Reservation: Contact Diane Dumansky by Thursday, March 7 with your dinner choice: dianedumansky@verizon.net.

Friday, March 15

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) Spring Seminar – Up to 6 PDH Credits

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Place: Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY Time: 7:15 am Check-in. All day program begins at 8:00 am Costs: Members-$100 ($125 after March 1); Non-members-$125 ($150 after March 1); Full Time Students-$35 ($60 after March 1). Registration: Advance registration is required! Register by Friday, March 8th by using SignUpGenius, https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/20FOB4CAEA72EA6F49-2019. Questions? Contact David Jenkinson, PE, Djenkinson@popligroup. com or Jason Messenger, PE, Jmessenger@luengineers.com. continuing education calendar

Avenue). Dinner is at Bathtub Billy’s, 630 West Ridge Road, Rochester. Time: 5:30 pm Cost: Members - $25; Non-members - $30. Reservations: Limited Spots Available! You MUST make your reservation by Wednesday, March 13th to Ken Carr, 585-277-1655 or email to Ken.carr@rochesterymca.org. Payment can also be made on the website at http://afe21.org/tours/next-tour.

Wednesday, March 20

Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

Image Quality Assessment using Computer Vision

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Speaker: Ramesh Palghat, Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto Research Center Place: Irondequoit, 1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit, Room #214. Time: 6:00 pm No meeting reservations are required. See page 38 for additional details.

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Wednesday, April 2

Thursday, March 21

Electri…FYI! Tri-Annual Tradeshow

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Textual Analysis of Defects in Engineering Documentation

Electrical Association (EA)

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Speaker: Greg Smoots, George Washington University Place: 4 host sites. Details are on page 52 or contact Kevin Devaney at kdevaney@srcinc.com. Time: Meetings begin at 6:00 pm and run to approximately 7:30 pm Reservations: Contact the host person at the host site list on page 52.

Thursday, March 21

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association (GVLSA)

Tentative: Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting

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Emergency Lighting Inverters 1 AIA Credit

Speaker: Steven Surges, Northern Regional Sales Manager, Myers Emergency Power Systems Place: Rick’s Prime Rib, 898 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624 Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Cost: $30 per person (includes lunch). Reservations: Register for this event ASAP on our ‘Education’ page at www.iesrochester.org or contact Diane Montrois at 585-254-8010 or diane@illuminFx.com.

Creating “Snack Bags” for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

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2019 Joint Chapters Meeting

Keynote speaker: John Kriegel Place: Rochester Institute of Technology Time: 4:00 pm Additional details to be announced.

Wednesday, April 10

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Effects of Ink, Substrate and Target Line Width on the Quality of Lines Printed Using DMP 3000 Inkjet Printer

Tuesday, March 26 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) p 49

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Tuesday, April 9

Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

Place: 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue, Rochester Time: 6:00 pm GVLSA website: www.gvlsa.com

Wednesday, March 27

Place: The Dome Arena. More than 100 exhibitors will be showcasing the latest and greatest in the electrical world… everything from tools to lighting to the next greatest gadget. Time: 2:00 to 7:00 pm Cost: Free of charge for attendees. Exhibitors can find pricing at www.eawny.com. For more information call 585-382-9545.

Speaker: Mihir Ravindra Choudhari Place: TBD Time: 6:00 pm No meeting reservations are required. See page 38 for directions.

Thursday, April 11

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Place: YMCA, 2300 West Jefferson Road (enter the site from Clover Street). Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm Cost: ASCE members $30, nonmembers $40, Students $10. Reservations and additional details at https://sections.asce.org/rochester.

Saturday, April 13

p 54 Rochester Engineering Society (RES)

Place: Barton & Loguidice, 11 Centre Park, Suite 203, Rochester, NY 14614 Time: 6:00 pm All are welcome to join us in decorating and packing the bags. Bring your favorite beverage and we will supply the snacks. Please donate and RSVP to the event on our website, http://www.swerochester.org.

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Presentation on the Development of one of the largest YMCA Branches.

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117th RES Annual Gala

Come Congratulate the 2018 Engineer of the Year 2018 Young Engineer of the Year 2018 Young Engineer of the Year Finalists 2018 Engineers of Distinction and many high school and college students receiving scholarships See page 8 for details or go to the website: www.roceng.org

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Thursday, April 18

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Introduction to TopoFusion

Position Openings

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Speaker: Michael Robinson, American University Place: 4 host sites. Details are on page 52 or contact Kevin Devaney at kdevaney@srcinc.com. Time: Meetings begin at 6:00 pm and run to approximately 7:30 pm Reservations: Contact the host person at the host site list on page 52.

Friday, April 26

Electrical Association (EA)

Casino Night (to benefit the Kessler Burn Center at URMC)

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Place: Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank DiMino Way, Rochester, NY Time: 6:00 to 10:00 pm Cost: $50/ticket. Additional details on page 47. Purchase tickets on-line at www.eawny.com or call 585-382-9545 (sponsorship opportunities available).

Tuesday-Friday, May 7-10

New York State Association of Transportation Engineers (NYSATE) NYSATE Conference 79

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Place: Doubletree by Hilton, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 Details at www.nysateconvention.com.

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Professional Firms Employee News M/E Engineering Announcements M/E is proud to announce that Chad Fikes and Nicole Jacobson have received their professional engineering licenses.

Chad Fikes, PE

Nicole Jacobson, PE

Chad Fikes, PE, LEED AP a senior engineer with our HVAC Group has almost 25 years of experience in the industry and has been with the firm since 1997. Chad has been involved in hundreds of renovation and new construction projects and has a thorough knowledge of technical criteria, standards, codes and contractual procedures and how they apply to design, specification and construction of mechanical building systems. Chad's current workload consists of housing projects with the DePaul Group, Home Leasing and Conifer Realty. Nicole Jacobson, PE started as a designer and was recently promoted to project engineer in our HVAC Group. Nicole accepted a full time position at M/E in 2014 after completing 3 co-op blocks in the Rochester office. Since that time, she has been an integral member of our mechanical engineering department and a valued team player. She is responsible for working on a variety of educational facilities with a focus on K-12 projects. She is currently working on projects for Rochester City School District and Penfield Central School District. M/E Engineering's Nathan Auble and Blake Soble pass their Intern Engineer exams.

Nathan Auble, IE

Nathan Auble, IE is a project engineer in our HVAC Group at our Rochester office. Since joining the firm in 2012, Nate has designed a variety of HVAC systems for healthcare, educational and commercial facilities. He has worked on over 60 Wegmans projects across the Northeast focusing on refrigeration and control systems and is currently designing the newest Wegmans Supermarket in West Cary, NC. Nate graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with a BS in mechanical engineering. Blake Soble, IE is a design engineer in our HVAC Group. He recently accepted a full time position in our Rochester office after completing 2 Co-ops and working part time for more than 2 years. Blake recently graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology. His work involves technical design and engineering for a variety of housing, education and commercial projects, and he is currently engaged in projects for DePaul, Conifer Realty and Home Leasing.

Blake Soble, IE

Please join us in congratulating all on this impressive career achievement! This is a great accomplishment and brings the total number of Professional Engineers M/E has on our staff to 40, and the total number of intern engineers to 18. M/E Engineering has added new members to its growing staff of professionals.

Steven Hollis, EIT

Christopher Doktor

Steven Hollis, EIT, CCP, LEED GA has joined the sustainability/commissioning services group as a senior commissioning agent in the Rochester office. Steve has extensive project management and commissioning experience for a wide variety of health care, higher education, public school and commercial projects. Steven also has expertise as an HVAC and process control systems designer for mechanical, electrical, refrigeration and plumbing systems. Steven holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University and is preparing to take the PE exam in April 2019. Christopher Doktor, a recent graduation of Alfred University, joins the firm as a design engineer in our HVAC group. Chris holds a bachelor of science degree in renewable energy engineering. His work involves technical design and engineering for a variety of educational, healthcare and commercial facilities, and he is currently working on projects for Cornell University, Oswego Health and St. Ann's Home. q

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Bergmann Adds Talent to Rochester Office Robert Asselin, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, structural project engineer and Kelly McMurray, accounting administrator, have joined national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann.

in New York City, as an engineer. He graduated with both a B.S. in civil engineering and a B.A. in architecture from Lehigh University. He also went on to complete a masters in civil engineering with a focus in structures at the University of Illinois.

Asselin will perform structural design and analysis tasks for various building types, along with collaborating with Robert Asselin, PE other design team members, within the northeast buildings department of the Rochester office to deliver creative solutions to clients. Before joining Bergmann, Asselin was employed at HOK,

Kelly McMurray

McMurray will support various teams across Bergmann as a part of corporate accounting. Before joining the firm she worked in the finance department of Mediterranean Shipping Company based out of Mount Pleasant, SC. She has a bachelor’s in accounting from the College of Charleston. q

CPL Welcomes New Hire in Rochester CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, welcomes Rick Raymond to the information technology team in its Rochester office. In his new role, Raymond will provide IT support for the company’s servers, and assist on developing and managing application software updates. With more than 30 years of experience, he previously served as an IT manager where he was responsible for managing and supporting IT systems at multiple locations across the country. Rick Raymond

Raymond received most of his formal technical and management training in the U.S. Air Force. q

SWBR Welcomes Three New Team Members to Growing Firm SWBR announced three new team members have joined the firm. The following professionals will be part of the growing team, located in Rochester, including Interior Designer Kirsten Kelleher, Proposal Coordinator Mara Leone and Landscape Designer Brittany Murphy. Kristen Kelleher

Mara Leone

Kirsten Kelleher brings experience with housing, corporate and hospitality projects to the interior design group. Her passion for meaningful design and how a space can have a positive impact on the user’s experience makes her an ideal fit for the team. She received her AAS in interior design from Alfred State College and BFA in interior design from Villa Maria College.

proposal coordinator, where she is responsible for developing and producing required materials and collateral used for strategic marketing and business development purposes. She’s a creative, organized, and enthusiastic marketer that supports the team in developing proposals and qualification packages. Leone earned her bachelor’s degree from The College at Brockport. Brittany Murphy received a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Michigan State, a master’s in conservation biology and sustainable development from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MLA from the University of Oregon. As a landscape designer, she supports the landscape architecture group through all phases of design. She Brittany Murphy sees meaningful design that connects with users in positive ways, is rooted in local context and culture, and connects people with their local ecology. q

Mara Leone has joined the firm as

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Professional Firms Employee News CHA Expands Executive Leadership Team with American Fire President and Human Resources Leader CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA), a highly diversified, full-service engineering consulting firm, announces the expansion of its executive leadership team to include Josh Whaley, president of American Fire, and Jennifer Chatt, senior vice president of human resources. This expansion of the executive team adds two highly skilled leaders with diverse expertise to drive growth and continue our emphasis on our people. Josh Whaley has 25 years of fire protection experience including both fire system design and management. He joined American Fire as vice president Josh Whaley of operations in 2011 and was named president in January 2017

when CHA purchased a controlling interest in American Fire. Since taking this role, Josh has successfully led his team with continued growth. American Fire, a subsidiary of CHA, is a leader in custom design, engineering, installation, and maintenance of fire protection systems. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, American Fire provides turnkey solutions to the automotive, government/military, manufacturing, and distribution/ warehouse markets in the US and internationally.

Jennifer Chatt

Jennifer Chatt has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of human resources management leading highgrowth, client and employee driven organizations

across multiple industries. Her decades of experience include developing innovative programs and systems in support of organizational needs, talent management, compensation and benefit programs, talent acquisition, and leadership development. Jennifer joined CHA in July 2017 to lead human resources, and she has led the successful implementation of impactful human resource programs since her arrival. She previously held senior human resource management positions at Key Bank, NYISO, Northeast Parent and Child Society and Angiodynamics. “I am confident that Josh and Jennifer joining the Executive Team will have an even greater impact on our overall company. Their perspective and expertise will help the firm continue its aspirations of growth and being the best company in the industry,” said Michael Carroll, President and CEO of CHA. q

Michael Yergeau Sr., Joins CHA as Project Manager

CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA), a highly diversified, fullservice engineering consulting firm, announces that Michael Yergeau Sr., PMP, has joined its energy group in Rochester as project manager. He has more than 30 years of experience in construction, engineering, water, electricity, steam, and cogeneration projects. He has directed complex system designs and modifications, led electrical substation and electrical

distribution operations, and rectified QA discrepancies, including power plant and program operations. Prior to joining CHA, he served as the assistant director of utilities and energy management for the University of Rochester. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). q

Erdman Anthony Announces Promotions in Rochester Office Erdman Anthony's board of directors announces the promotion of Rob Schiller PE to senior associate (Rochester). Construction inspectors Scott Nelson PE, and Jonathan Reid, also in the Rochester office, have been promoted to associate. "Rob, Scott, and Jon are outstanding contributors to our firm," said Curt Helman PE, president and CEO. "All are very skilled individuals who have demonstrated their dedication to their craft and to making our company better. We are very pleased to recognize all three with this well-earned elevation of professional standing within our

organization." Erdman Anthony is an employeeowned firm that rewards staff members who achieve milestones of professional standing with the opportunity to participate in the ownership of the firm. "We value our staff of dedicated, highly skilled professionals who take pride in the company that they have an opportunity to actually own," Helman said. Schiller is a project engineer/lead highway engineer in the transportation core business and has been with the firm since 2013. He has a master's degree in

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civil engineering from the University at Buffalo and is a professional engineer in New York. Nelson is a member of the construction services core business and has been with the firm for 13 years. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and is a professional engineer in New York. Reid is also a member of the construction services core business and has been with the firm for 28 years. He has an associate degree of applied science in civil engineering technology from Monroe Community College. q professional firms employee news

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Hunt Engineers | Architects | Surveyors News

Garrison and Henry join HUNT Ownership Team; Jones named Associate Citing the continued preeminence of Information Technology and state-of-the-art Architecture, HUNT appoints three new leaders projects, as well as ‘dark fiber optic’ initiatives. Gary came to us several years ago with Cornell University project management experience, and he has been a stellar performer from the

HUNT Engineers and Architects has expanded its ownership team, naming as new Principals, Ryan Garrison, their director of information technology, and Ryan Garrison Gary Henry, AIA, a senior architect and project manager.

outset.”

According to President Dan Bower, “Beyond their sheer technical competence and leadership, in both Gary and Ryan you see two of the most impressive cutting-edge, design professionals in the region. In just the last quarter, Ryan has led educational and municipal security

Garrison has been credited with establishing some of the first New York State Smart Schools projects, and for his part, Henry recently added an awardwinning roof project at the historic, Bradford County PA’s courthouse to his reputation as a building code expert.

Gary Henry, AIA

Garrison is a LeMoyne College graduate, and Henry holds an architecture degree from Kent State University. In related news, HUNT also announced the promotion of Mike Jones, AIA to an Associate level post. Mike has managed clients including Northern Tioga SD, Prattsburgh CSD, Alfred-Almond CSD, Elk Lake SD, Sullivan County SD, and several Bradford County projects. In 2013, Mike transferred to the Towanda, PA office. q Mike Jones, AIA

Chris Bond, P.E. named President of HUNT Engineers & Architects

HUNT continues 2018-2019 Strategic Campaign, as Bond appointment comes on the heels of new ownership team additions, and Gustafson is new head of Rochester office.

HUNT Engineers and Architects has named Vice President Chris Bond, PE as its new president. Bond takes over the leadership of the Horseheads-based firm from Dan Bower, who will remain as CEO and Chief Strategic Officer. Bond is only the third president of the 150-employee company, founded 1972 by Robert Hunt in the wake of devastating Corning, NY floods.

According to President Dan Bower, “When we started drafting the firm’s transition plan in 2003, Chris’s ultimate promotion to president was an integral ingredient. Even then we knew his knowledge, experience, and stability were exactly what we wanted in the next HUNT president.”

Bond graduated Clarkson University in 1988 and immediately joined the transportation Bond will manage the day-to-day operations division. He honed his skills as a structural of the firm while Dan Bower will focus on engineer predominantly on bridges in upstate corporate initiatives, strategic planning, and New York and by 1995 was working on a Chris Bond, PE business development. Ben Gustafson, PE variety of building structures. In 1993, Bond recently took over the Rochester office from John earned his Professional Engineering license, Cake, AIA, who retired in 2018. and, subsequently, rose within the firm to director of structural engineering in 2001, principal (2004), corporate secretary Speaking in an interview at the High Fall’s office, Bond asserted (2006), and vice president (2015). that, “2018 was one of our strongest years. Staying ahead of the curve when it comes to business practices and technology Bond has held multiple board positions on NY American has always been a HUNT trademark, and at the same time my Council of Engineering Companies (ACECNY), including the immediate priorities are going to be those cultural initiatives like NYS Secretary in 2010. In addition, he has served on Watkins personnel development and bolstering our project management Glen Planning Board. q capacity.” professional firms employee news

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Professional Firms Employee News BME Associates News Announcing Two New Shareholders The owners of BME Associates D.P.C. announced the addition of two new shareholders: Rebecca Glitch and Dustin Bradley.

Rebecca Glitch

President Peter Vars states that the addition of both Rebecca and Dustin to the ownership team will allow them to bring their leadership and experience to the management of the firm. This in turn makes BME a stronger firm and improves our ability to provide quality management to both the company and our clients. Rebecca Glitch has over 5 years of experience in site design and is an active member and secretary of the Society of Women Engineers, Rochester Section. She holds the position of Collegiate Section Counselor, providing mentorship and networking opportunities for local colleges. Rebecca joined the firm in 2013. Dustin Bradley, CFM, has 5 years of experience in environmental services with a focus on wetland services, and is relied on for his technology skills and building relationships with State and Federal Agencies. Dustin joined the firm in 2014.

Rebecca Glitch

Both individuals exemplify the leadership qualities of the firm and are a welcome addition to the ownership group.

BME Promotes Bell to Survey Department Manager The Board of Directors of BME Associates D.P.C. also announced the promotion of Gregory Bell, PLS, to survey department manager. Gregg will be responsible for coordinating land surveying activities with the needs of our engineering design teams, client and project management, and department oversight of both of BME’s Fairport and Geneva survey offices. Gregg has over twenty-two years of land surveying experience and has been with the firm for nineteen years. q Rebecca Glitch

Campus News Students learn about risk management system practices based on ISO standards National standards practices are tied throughout coursework to provide advantage in careers

Students at RIT are learning about risk management and planning even before entering the workplace through a new series of systems-based educational tools integrating community and enterprise risk and sustainability management. Faculty-researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology created a set of class modules for degree programs in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology through funding from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The modules are standards to apply professional guidelines pertaining to the environmental, health and safety and community sustainable development. Students have the advantage of learning about the standards needed when developing and planning for risk mitigation in industry and in communities, as well as hands-on application using the standards. continued on the next page... 30 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2019

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RIT News continued... “This is next-generation professional practice for risk management,” said Jennifer Schneider, professor of environmental management, health and safety, and the Eugene H. Fram Chair of Applied Critical Thinking. “As a professional, you are expected to understand what the standards are that govern what you do. It’s more than putting widgets together. It is holistically, systematically applying a management systems as a key to professionally competency.”

goal of sustainability. This is a unique and more holistic way of looking at risk,” Schneider said. Work done consists of more than 200 pages of materials and information within each of the modules, including activities, exercises and projects as well as links to related materials. It is a comprehensive collection available to the college’s onsite and online students.

“It is a way to broaden content focusing on integrative, systemic thinking for students. Faculty-researchers in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology who developed professional risk management standards They are learning the language, are (from left) Maureen Valentine, Jennifer Schneider, Joe getting exposed to the concepts Rosenbeck, Lisa Greenwood and Gretchen Wainwright. and how companies and NIST is a government agency communities apply these that describes the practices standards,” said Maureen and measurements for developing consumer products through a Valentine, department head of civil engineering technology, series of guidelines, adopted by industry toward competitiveness environmental management and safety. “These are tough in areas from communications technology and cybersecurity to concepts to describe. It is not a set of laws which you must advanced manufacturing and disaster resilience. There are more abide by, and structured differently than codes you might find than 22,000 standards across varied business and community in civil engineering such as optimal loads. But these standards sectors. are the guiding processes that a company or community can work within to manage risks, measure results and make progress Undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of toward resilience. Addressing this information in class makes Civil Engineering Technology/ Environmental Management their learning curve in industry much shorter.” and Safety began using the modules this academic year. The standards-based curriculum in risk prevention management Valentine was part of the team, led by Schneider, that also systems focus on ISO standards specific to included Joseph Rosenbeck, professor and graduate program director; Lisa Greenwood, assistant professor; and Gretchen • Environmental management systems and the framework Wainwright, senior lecturer, and undergraduate program chair necessary to manage responsibilities, enhance The group received a grant for $75,000 in 2016 from the U.S. environmental performance and maintain legal Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and compliance; Technology (NIST) to develop standards educational modules for RIT’s College of Engineering Technology. The award for • Occupational health and safety management systems, to “Standards-based curriculum and capacity-building across improve health and safety performance and prevent workrisk prevention management system domains: health, safety, related injury; environmental and community sustainable development,” enables graduates to apply risk management strategies in a • Management systems for community sustainability variety of community organizations and industries. development, to enhance sustainable design and improve incident response and resilience practices. For more information, contact Michelle Cometa at 585-475-4954, michelle.cometa@rit.edu or on “What we’ve done is set up these educational modules to satisfy Twitter: @MichelleCometa. q an expanding view of risk and potential impacts. Having a system-based framework allows for flexibility based on a specific type of company or community and its particular risk with the campus news

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s new Pedestrian Bridge has Rochester Connection

Engineers in CPL’s Rochester office worked with their Georgia based engineering team to design the new $23 million Mercedes-Benz Pedestrian Bridge in Atlanta, GA. The design-build project was completed in December 2018 in time for Super Bowl LIII, and has greatly improved both safety as well as alleviated traffic congestion during large events. The sleek, aluminum canopied, LED lit bridge spans Northside Drive and connects the MARTA train station with the stadium and other downtown points of interest.

CHA Earns Platinum, Gold, and Two Silvers in ACEC New York 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) announced it has earned four awards—one platinum, one gold, and two silver—in the ACEC New York 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards. CHA has earned a Platinum Award in the water and storm water category for the Beaver Creek Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abatement and Flood Mitigation Program. The Albany Water Board has embraced a progressive approach that merges 32 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER MARCH 2019

innovative technology with traditional grey strategies and green infrastructure practices. At the heart of the solution is a smart infrastructure network that uses a continuous monitoring adaptive control (CMAC) platform to proactively predict and manage wet weather flows. Continued on page 33 news from professional firms


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Dewey/Driving Park Intersection Named Regional AWPA Project of the Year The City of Rochester was awarded the Project of the Year for the Dewey Avenue/Driving Park Avenue Intersection Realignment, which was designed by Bergmann’s architects, engineers and planners. The award was presented by the Genesee Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) in the category of Transportation Projects—less than $5 million. The project’s origins date back nearly 100 years to when consideration was first given to straightening the offset intersection of Dewey Avenue and Driving Park Avenue, one of Rochester’s worst traffic congestion points. In 2006, the intersection became part of a designated City of Rochester Focused Investment Strategy Area when a group of stakeholders came together to provide suggestions for improving the Dewey Avenue corridor. The City of Rochester selected Bergmann in 2014 to complete a preliminary design in just five months to secure $1 million in available right-of-way funding. The money was needed to purchase, remove and relocate a store in the northwest corner of the intersection, making way for a realigned Dewey Avenue. Bergmann gained consensus for the new design concept by assembling a team that included representatives from the City of Rochester, the Monroe County Department of Transportation, and the New York State Department of Transportation, as well as community planners, engineers, landscape architects, property acquisition experts and community outreach specialists. The project was completed in November 2018, more than a month ahead of the deadline. “The realigned intersection provides the public with a safer, more aesthetically pleasing, environmentally responsible experience,” said Pete Giovenco, president and CEO, Bergmann. “We’re proud to bring this critical project together for the City CHA Earns Platinum, Gold, and Two Silvers, continued The On-Site Energy Manager Program for Recycled Energy Development, LLC (RED-Rochester) was awarded a Gold Award in the energy category. As part of the NYSERDA OnSite Energy Manager Pilot Program, RED-Rochester contracted CHA to identify and implement energy management strategies and projects. In only 15 months, more than 100 energy projects were identified, with $1.4 million in estimated savings from projects implemented in the short-term. CHA’s design of the Route 32 Mohawk River Bridge received a Silver Award. The bridge over the Mohawk River between Cohoes and Waterford, New York, was replaced with an 800-foot-long, five-span bridge, designed with historic aesthetic treatments resembling the original 1930s structure. Improved news from professional firms

of Rochester and that these collaborative efforts have been selected by the APWA for this award.” The realigned intersection features a 50 percent reduction in the number of potential conflict points; simplified traffic signal control; a dedicated parking pocket for patrons of businesses; marked bicycle lanes and shared lane markings to guide bicyclists; audible signals, accessible curb ramps and highly visible crosswalks for pedestrians; a more prominent, larger stop and easier route for buses; a public parklet; a green space; and new streetscape elements. “The Dewey and Driving Park Avenue Intersection Realignment project was almost a century in the making, and now that it’s finally complete, the neighborhood has been transformed,” Mayor Lovely A. Warren said. “Effective traffic flow is critical to a neighborhood’s ability to create jobs, become safer and more vibrant, and create better educational opportunities. I would like to congratulate the teams here at the City of Rochester and at Bergmann on receiving this award, which has been a long time coming and is very well deserved.” q pedestrian facilities, new curbs and sidewalks, closed drainage improvements, improved access, and new streetscaping and landscaping were also included. Replacement of the Bailey Avenue Bridges over Buffalo River and Cazenovia Creek received a Silver Award. While maintaining traffic during construction, this highly visible project replaced the structurally deficient bridges, eliminated channel constrictions to reduce flooding, improved the intersection south of the bridges, and enhanced this gateway to South Buffalo, New York. Winners will be honored at the 2019 Engineering Excellence Gala in New York City on April 13, 2019. More information about the winning projects can be found at www.chacompanies.com. q MARCH 2019 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 33


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Urban Parks in Rochester and Albany, NY Earn State Honors for Stantec Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park and Corning Riverfront Park recognized

Design firm Stantec has won top engineering awards for two projects that are bringing new vitality to urban spaces in Rochester and Albany, NY. The project teams were honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York in its annual 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards program.

Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park at Manhattan Square In Rochester, Stantec’s local team led the restoration of a landmark park in the heart of downtown. Designed by modernist landscape architect Lawrence Halpin, the former Manhattan Square Park opened in 1974 to rave reviews. Over the years, the park’s popularity waned and safety concerns arose. In 2000, the City of Rochester launched a three-phase renovation project for the five-acre site. The program was completed this past summer when the park’s long dormant fountain sprang back to life. The park, renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, received a 21st century makeover that retains its original design intent including water features and a sunken amphitheater. The playground received updated safety surfaces and new children’s tower and interactive sound producing metal sculptures. The iconic waterfall fountain was redesigned with a new energy efficient pump system and a simplified piping and control system. The ice rink was updated and redesigned to function as a reflecting pool in the summer. Stantec’s Dwight Harrienger managed the restoration design from start to finish. He notes, “When the original park opened, it was hailed as a modern marvel. Over time, the infrastructure showed normal wear and tear. The park is once again a popular venue for concerts, family events, and quiet visits. It’s a testament to the City’s perseverance to restore this great park and honoring our history. It has been a privilege to work on this project for 18 years,” said Harrienger. Stantec received a Diamond (highest level) award in the Special Projects category. All Diamond Award projects are in contention for the Empire Award -- given to the highest rated project in New York State, as well as recognition at the ACEC national level. On November 11, 2018, the City of Rochester received a special citation preservation award from the Landmark Society of Western New York for the restoration of the pools, fountains, and water features at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.

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community’s desires, including more parking, better connections from downtown to the park, enhanced safety, and improved access to and through the park for pedestrians and bicyclists. The project was completed under budget and met the City’s aggressive schedule. The project is also seen as a catalyst to future downtown enhancements, including the Albany Skyway and Maiden Lane project, which will convert an underutilized ramp into a multi-modal linear park. Stantec Project Manager Jeffrey Johns says, “We’re excited to be part of Albany’s waterfront enhancement initiatives and fortunate that the local community is so engaged and energized about the improvements that are planned and underway.” The Corning Riverfront Park enhancements earned a Gold Award in the Transportation category. Each year, over 60 ACEC New York member firms submit projects that are judged on a rigorous set of criteria, which includes complexity, innovation and value to society. These 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. q

Stantec honored for best practices in project commissioning Project team earns recognition from the Building Commissioning Association’s Northeast Chapter for the fit-out of the Golisano Children’s Hospital Stantec, a leading design and engineering firm, has been honored for outstanding project achievement by the Building Commissioning Association’s (BCA) Northeast Chapter. The team’s successful collaboration on the fit-out of the 4th and 6th floors of the Golisano Children’s Hospital, located at the University of Rochester, supports the hospital’s ability to continue delivering effective and comfortable treatment for patients. The prestigious award was presented during the Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting and Project Awards Ceremony last month in Springfield, Massachusetts. Award winners exemplify the BCA’s mission of encouraging professional development, implementing building commissioning best practices, and serving as an example for future design professionals. The Golisano Children’s Hospital serves more than 85,000 children and families each year, employing over 200 pediatric specialists with expertise in 40+ specialty areas of care. When the University of Rochester required a complete fit-out of 62,000 sq. news from professional firms

ft. of space within the facility, Greg Schworm, mechanical designer, and Tim Howe, mechanical engineer, led a team to help ensure the project met all healthcare facility regulations, while producing spaces that are both functional and comfortable for children and families in times of illness or injury. In its project role, Stantec was responsible for the building commissioning master plan and ensuring all systems and components within the project boundaries were designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained according to the Owner’s Project Requirements. Commissioned systems included all major air handling and HVAC systems, plumbing for eyewash stations and medical gas systems, lighting and emergency lighting systems, and fire protection systems and alarms in critical areas such as six state-of-the-art operating rooms, 23 recovery rooms, a cutting-edge pediatric intensive care unit, procedure rooms, isolation rooms, and a familyfriendly waiting space with support spaces throughout both floors. q

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SWBR Wins Two NAIOP Awards at Annual Ceremony SWBR was recognized at the 2018 NAIOP Upstate New York Chapter Awards of Excellence ceremony for two projects — Evergreen Center in Buffalo, NY, and the new American Packaging manufacturing facility in Chili, NY. The NAIOP awards celebrate the high-quality and innovative achievements of regional commercial real-estate projects from Upstate New York. Recognized with the Best Medical Office Award, Evergreen Center houses a medical clinic and office space for Evergreen Health, allowing the organization to carry out its mission of providing medical, supportive and behavioral services to

those underserved in the community. SWBR designed the 33,000-squarefoot, five-story addition, which doubled the size of Evergreen Center’s previous facility. Winning the Best Industrial Development Award of Excellence, the new American Packaging manufacturing facility, designed by SWBR, is a 215,000-square-foot satellite flexographic printing facility for food packaging. The design and build team of The Pike Company and SWBR completed the project in 2018. The new operation added 70 jobs, with the company expecting to add almost 200 more once phase two of the expansion on the 40-acre site is complete. q

SWBR Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2019 SWBR, a multidisciplinary, awardwinning design firm, is celebrating 50 years in business and a long tradition of design excellence. Established in Rochester, NY, in 1969, the firm has become nationally known for consistently providing award-winning design, market expertise, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. It specializes in sustainable design for education, housing and workplace markets. Celebration SWBR will commemorate the milestone anniversary with events throughout the year celebrating its clients, employees and the community. As part of its 50 for 50 campaign, the firm will complete 50 community service projects, honoring its longstanding history of supporting the community and dedication to positively impacting lives through meaningful design. Throughout 2019, the firm will share notable points of history, design distinction, long-standing clients and team members.

“While our firm has continuously grown since 1969, I believe our 50th anniversary is a testimony to three important constants here at SWBR: great clients, great people and great design,” Principal and Chairman of the Board David Beinetti, AIA, said. “We have been fortunate to have all three in abundance.” History SWBR has maintained a proud heritage of designing memorable places and buildings while building trusted relationships for 50 years. From day one, SWBR has kept partnership, trust and innovative problem-solving at the forefront for its clients. As a design firm, SWBR offers a range of services including architecture, interior design, structural engineering, landscape architecture and graphic design. Its portfolio continues to grow with education, housing, industrial, corporate, and municipal projects locally, regionally and nationally — having earned nearly 150 industry awards. Moving forward,

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the firm is focused on strategic growth to meet the needs of its clients and expand opportunities for staff, with the continued mission to positively impact lives through meaningful design. Meaningful Design SWBR’s core belief is that excellent architecture and place-making impacts everyone. For 50 years, the firm has designed projects on the belief that great buildings and spaces can inspire, influence, and enhance the lives of their users and the community. This belief, and the firm’s mission to positively impact lives through meaningful design, is what President Thomas Gears, AIA, knows will define the next 50 years. “We’ve grown significantly, and our goal is to continue that momentum,” Gears said. “We want to expand, not only our geographic reach, but the design services and technology we can offer our clients.” q news from professional firms


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Rochester Chapter

Society for Imaging Science and Technology Website: http://rochesterengineeringsociety.wildapricot.org/ISandT

Our meeting locations have changed starting this fiscal year. They are being held at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue, Irondequoit, NY. The March meeting is in Room #214. The May meeting is in Room #216. April meeting location is TBD. No meeting reservations are required. Meeting Schedule:

March 20, 2019 - " Image Quality Assessment using Computer Vision," by Ramesh Palghat, Xerox Corporation

April 10, 2019 - "Effects of Ink, Substrate and Target Line Width on the Quality of Lines Printed Using DMP 3000 inkjet Printer," by Mihir Ravindra Choudhari May 8, 2019 - Replay of paper from Technology for Digital Photo Fulfillment, by Joe LaBarca September 18, 2019 - "Algorithm development of Hyperspectral data for the automatic characterization of materials in illuminated manuscripts," by Tania Kleynhans Venue ideas requested - we are soliciting input regarding other possible venues for our meetings.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm Image Quality Assessment using Computer Vision by Ramesh Palghat, Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto Research Center

Abstract:

image, and it is capable of characterizing the visual

For decades, image quality analysis pipeline has been

differences under different printer settings.

based on filters that are derived from human vision system. Although this paradigm is able to capture

Biography:

the basic aspects of human vision, it falls short of

Ramesh Palghat is a principal scientist at Xerox's Palo

characterizing the complex human perception of

Alto Research Center. His research interests are in

different visual appearance and image quality. In this

modeling and simulation of complex physical systems

work, we propose a new framework that leverages the

using conventional computational methods as well as

image recognition capabilities of convolution neural

machine learning and deep learning frameworks. He

networks to characterize image noise in uniform

has a PhD in mechanical engineering from Cornell

halftones printed on different media using the same

University and a masters in computer science and data

printing technology. We show good performance of

analytics from the University of Rochester. Ramesh

our model on various classification and regression tasks.

is a also an Adjunct at the Rochester Institute of

Further analysis shows that our neural-network-based

Technology's Computer Science Department where he

image quality model learns to makes decisions based

teaches a course on Big Data Analytics.

on the frequencies of color variations within the target

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Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association Website: www.gvlsa.com

Year 2018 Officers President Jared R. Ransom, LS Vice President Justin M. Roloson, LS Secretary Robert J. Avery, LS Treasurer Michael A. Venturo, LS Roy B. Garfinkel, LS, Ex-officio

Upcoming Events 2018:

March 21, 2019 TENTATIVE: Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting: 6:00 pm 40 & 8 Club 933 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607

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2016-2018 Douglas W. Magde, LS Douglas Churchill, LS 2017-2019 David L. Standinger, LS Daniel T. Hickok, LS 2018-2020 Timothy T. Odell, LS Matthew R. Palmer Jonathan Navagh - Associates Representative

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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 2018-19 Officers: President Chris Kambar, PE, President-elect Arthur Reardon, PE, Vice-President Scott Wolcott, PE, Secretary Martin Gordon, PE, Treasurer Michael Ritchie, PE, Membership Chair Arthur Reardon, PE Past Presidents: David Roberts, PE, Chris Devries, PE Directors: Barry Dumbauld, PE, Robert Winans, PE, Joseph Dombrowski, PE, Jim Drago, PE, Neal Illenberg, PE, Douglas R. Strang Jr., PE

MATHCOUNTS 2019 EVENT ENCOURAGES PURSUIT OF MATHEMATICS The Mathcounts 2019 event was held on February 2, and was a huge success with area middle school students. A total of 12 schools enrolled 92 students to participate in the competition. The competition promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging math contests. The event was held at the CIMS building at RIT and was headed up by Tiphaine A. Ketch, P.E., CFM of Bergmann Associates. In addition to Ms. Ketch, a number of volunteers from MPES and other organizations supported the event. Each team of students was supported by teachers acting as coaches for the competition. The three highest scoring schools, in order of placement, were: Calkins Road Middle School, The Harley School and Alternative School for Math & Science (Corning, NY). These schools and their students who competed will move on to the next round of competition. Many thanks to the volunteers, teachers, and parents who supported this event.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2019 ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM Registration is now open for the Engineering Symposium in Rochester on Tuesday April 23rd 2019! With 43 presenters across all engineering disciplines, it is sure to be an engaging and informative event. We will have two new tracks this year, Energy and Environmental, in addition to our regularly offered disciplines. Please sign up using the link below, or sign up through the Rochester Engineering Society (RES) website: www.engineeringsymposiumrochester.com or http://www.roceng.org/event-3249637. We are at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center downtown again this year. Check-in starts at 7:30 AM and a continental breakfast will be served. Parking is free again year at the South Avenue Parking Garage. Thank you for making us the largest Symposium on Western NY, and I look forward to seeing you again this year!

NEW INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE ENROLLMENTS DECLINE New enrollments of international students at U.S. graduate schools fell for the second year in a row, according to a survey from the Council of Graduate Schools. First-time international enrollments fell by 1 percent from fall 2017 to fall 2018, following on a 1 percent decline the year before that. The number of international students enrolled in engineering programs — the most popular field for international students — declined by 10 percent, following on a 10 percent decline the year before and a 3 percent decline the year before that. First-time international enrollments also fell in public administration and services, by 27 percent, and in the physical sciences, by 13 percent. Read the full article here: https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2019/02/11/council-graduate-schoolssurvey-finds-1-percent-drop-new-international. 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 CKambar@apd.com or contact MPES through our website at www.monroepes.org/contactus/.

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President/Education Chair: JENNIFER WENGENDER, P.E., CPD CPL 205 St Paul Blvd Rochester, NY 14604 585-454-7600 Vice President Technical: DAVE JERECKOS IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Vice President Legislative: DAVID MYERS LaBella Associates, PC 300 State Street, Suite 201 Rochester, NY 14614 585-454-6110 Vice President Membership: DOUG MEIER Twin”D” Associates 1577 Ridge Road West, Suite 116B Rochester, NY 14615 585-581-2170 Treasurer: ALAN SMITH, P.E. IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Administrative Secretary: ADAM KRAMER IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Affiliate Liaison: TRAVIS JESSICK Altherm, Inc. 255 Humphrey St. Englewood, NJ 07631 551-486-9556 Newsletter Editor: CHRIS WOLAK Victaulic Fairport, NY 14450 484-350-1954

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President's Message The next Engineering Symposium in Rochester will be April 23, 2019. I hope to see you there. The Rochester ASPE chapter will be hosting the ASPE Region 2 Presidents meeting this coming June. Delegates from each of the ASPE chapters in the Region will be coming to meet and talk about activities from the last year. This sharing and personal interaction provides ideas to help strengthen each of our chapters. In May, the Rochester ASPE Chapter will be voting for the Board to serve for the next two years. If any current ASPE members are interested in running for a position on the board, please contact me or any of our current board members Jennifer Wengender, P.E., CPD Rochester Chapter President

Meeting Notice – Save the Date Topic: Domestic Hot Water Recirculation Jim Nicholas, Heat Timer Date:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time:

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. (please arrive by 11:50 am)

Place:

Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Rd., Rochester 14606 (just north of Route 31, Gates)

Credits: 1 PDH Approval Cost:

$20.00 (member or guest), check or cash at door.

RSVP: To Dave Jereckos (341-3168), or djereckos@ibceng.com by March 13th. (Chapters are not authorized to speak for the Society)

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Rochester ASHRAE website: rochester.ashraechapters.org

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President’s Message

Our meeting in February was on “Refrigerant Piping Design - Best Practices Workshop,” presented by Mike Nohle, of Meier Supply. Always informative, Mike offers an expert’s perspective on real world applications that work! Thank you to Mike for sharing his knowledge with us and thanks to everyone who attended. On Friday, February 11th, 2019 the Rochester ASHRAE Chapter hosted it’s 62st Annual Valentine Dinner Dance at the Strathallan in Rochester. A special thanks to Jody and Matthew McGarry for putting on another fantastic event. I believe Jody and Matt are on their 28th year of a one year commitment of graciously arranging and hosting this event. Thanks! Also, thank you for all those who attended and contributed to the event. Rob Hudson (Student Activities Chair) is passionately arranging and presenting to local high schools in the coming weeks, sharing his engineering knowledge and experience with students, getting them excited about possible careers in engineering. Thank you to Rob, and to others who took the time out of their busy schedules to participate. In March our Chapter Meeting will be on “HealthcareAssociated Infections and Hospital Indoor Air Quality,” presented by Dr. Stephanie Taylor, MD., an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. Our local chapter will be getting the word out to area hospitals to promote this great topic. If you know of any healthcare professionals that may benefit or be interested in hearing her speak, please pass it along to your contacts. ashrae news

Please continue to check out our website at www.rochester.ashraechapters.org for information on upcoming chapter meetings, current officer list and contact information, chapter newsletters, and more! Also take a minute and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/ashraerochester. Paul Kenna, PE 2018-2019 President, Rochester Chapter MARCH 2019 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 53


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Affiliated Societies of the Rochester Engineering Society American Consulting Engineering Companies of New York President, David J. Meyer, 585-218-0730 Email: dmeyer@pathfinderengineers.com American Public Works Association Monroe County/Genesee Valley Branch Chairman, Peter Vars, PE Email: PVars@bmepc.com American Society of Civil Engineers, Rochester Section President, Drazen Gasic, CPSWQ, CPESC, LaBella Associates. 585-402-7005 Email: DGasic@LaBellaPC.com American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, Bill Clark, PE, CEM Email: ashraerocnews.com

Email: RCentola@prudenteng.com Association For Facilities Engineering, Rochester Chapter President, Dennis Roote, PE Email: Dennis.Roote@cde-pllc.com

Monroe Professional Engineers Society President, Chris Kambar Email: CKambar@apd.com New York State Association of Transportation Engineers, Section 4 President, Howard R. Ressel, 585-371-9280. Email: Howard.Ressel@dot.ny.gov

Electrical Association Executive Director, Karen Lynch Email: karen@eawny.com President, Russ Corcoran, Landmark Electric, 585-359-0800. Email: russc@landmarkelectric.net. Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association President, Jared R. Ransom, LS 585-737-6881 Email: jaredransomls@gmail.com Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Inc., Rochester Section President, Dan Rusnack Email: drusnack@bergmannpc.com

NYSATE has scholarships available for dependents of members who are or plan to enroll in a postsecondary university of accredited business or vocational school (undergraduate only). Some members may also be eligible. Information will be posed in the early spring at www.nysate.org

New York Water Environment Association Inc., Genesee Valley Chapter (www.gvcnywea.org) President, Bill Davis, 585-381-9250 Email: william.davis@mrbgroup.com

Imaging Science & Technology, Rochester Chapter President, Bruce Pillman, 585-748-6006 Email: bruce.pillman@gmail.com

Sheet Metal & Air-Conditioning Contractor’s National Association-Rochester, Inc. Executive Director, Aaron Hilger 585-586-8030. Email: mzin@smacnaroc.org

American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Rochester New York Chapter President, Jennifer Wengender, PE, CPD, Clark Patterson Lee, 205 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14604. 585-454-7600. Email: jwengender@clarkpatterson.com

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Sreeram Dhurjaty Email: SDhurjaty@dhurjaty.net

Society of Plastics Engineers, Rochester Section President, Brett Blaisdell Email: zippel@frontiernet.net

Alfred Steele Scholarship available to ASPE members and their immediate family. Applications due in January each year. Details at https://www. aspe.org/SteeleScholarship.

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, John Kaemmerlen, 585-475-2767 Email: jxkpdm@rit.edu

Society of Women Engineers President, Marca J. Lam, RIT Email: mjleme@rit.edu

Association for Bridge Construction and Design President, Ronald Centola Prudent Engineering

International Council on Systems Engineering, Finger Lakes Chapter President, Jack Riley Email: jackri2139@hotmail.com

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Steven Ivancic, University of Rochester

Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science & Engineering Fair Director, Mary Eileen Wood, 315-422-2902 Website: TerraFairs@terraed.org. Awards and scholarships available. Visit the website for details.

Corporate Members of the Rochester Engineering Society Bergmann (Enterprise) BME Associates CHA Consulting (Champion) Clark Patterson Lee Erdman Anthony Associates Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (RBA) Champion) Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors, Inc.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Kate Gleason College of Engineering

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MRB Group (Champion) Optimation Technology, Inc.

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