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Excellence

BY DESIGN

WINTER 2014

A DIGITAL MAGAZINE FOR CLIENTS AND FRIENDS OF R.E. WARNER & ASSOCIATES, EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - WINTER 2014 INC. 1


TABLE OF CONTENTS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 3 Crain’s cleveland business ranking 3 strategic planning 4 quality 5 project deliver 6-7 market trends 8-9 new team members 9-10 safety 11 projects 12 project management 13 risk management 14 technology 15 community involvement 16-17 professional activities 18-19

On the cover:

An alzheimer’s memory care center is coming to harvard road

R.E. Warner’s Justin Haselton was the lead civil engineer for design of the new Beachwood Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. R.E. Warner provided survey mapping, site design and engineering services to JEA Senior Living. JEA received approval on Jan. 31 from Beachwood’s Planning & Zoning Commision to build on the south side of the road on 4.1 acres about 1,200 feet east of Green Road, next to the location of a soon-to-be-completed University Hospitals rehabilitation unit. On page 6-7, we take a look at the cutting of design fees and how that is impacting the construction process.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE The business of consulting engineering and architecture requires many virtues for success of our projects. None more important than the virtue of courage. In our profession, the ability to completely understand our client’s needs and to always choose the correct path for them is vital. The courage to discern each issue and guide them along the way while paying close attention to the details of design is true consulting. As we go through life, we must constantly evaluate right from wrong and strive to follow the right direction in every case. Working together with our clients, let’s have the courage to drive a successful 2014 for everyone.   - Theodore A. Beltavski, MS, PE

R.E. Warner Ranked among largest engineering firm in northeast Ohio R.E. Warner is ranked among the largest engineering firms in Northeast Ohio by Crain’s Cleveland Business. The ranking is based upon the firm’s number of registered engineers. The ranking lists several of R.E. Warner’s major projects, including: RTI International, titanium plating facility; PPG Teslin project; NEORSD Easterly chemical storage; and NEORSD low voltage electrical upgrades. EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - WINTER 2014

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STRATEGIC PLANNING Getting organized A key element of a strategic plan is the way an entity, public or private, is organized now and in the future. Selecting the right organizational structure is not a strategy to be taken lightly. An organizational structure is a management tool that is used to leverage the talents and skills of a company’s people, promote its growth and profitability, and meet the needs of its customers. An organization chart reveals two important concepts about a company: how it orients itself towards its clients, and who reports to whom within the organization.

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

R.E. Warner is organized as a hybrid matrix. It allows us to intensely focus on our clients while efficiently executing the work. It requires us to foster collaboration while offering multiple career paths within the firm. From a strategic stand point, our organizational structure provides the foundation to grow and develop our company. It allows us to rapidly respond to the changing needs in our marketplace while providing value to our clients through efficient use of our resources. Our organizational structure serves as the infrastructure to achieve the Vision and Mission set forth in our strategic plan. Board of Directors President

Project Management & Marketing

Architectural/ Structural

Metals

Power

Government & Commercial

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Information Technology

Civil Engineering

Operations

Electrical Engineering

Business Development

Surveying

Finance, Administration & Human Resource

Mechanical/ Process


QUALITY YouR Pilot’s Checklist While boarding a commercial airline, you may notice the pilot going through his preflight checklist. This pilot may have a head full of gray hair, which could symbolize his many years of experience. Yet, he still systematically completes his list of preflight activities prior to take-off. There is a great analogy here to quality management, especially for smaller projects. It would be great to prepare detailed quality plans for every project, to spend time brainstorming all the potential issues that might take place, or preparing a wellthought-out quality plan. However, for smaller projects in the $5K to $10K fee range, this is not a practical approach. There is not enough budget to accomplish these tasks in its entirety. That is the key – in its entirety.

At R.E. Warner we use the following list to think through each of the critical items. In other words, we use the list as our “pilot’s checklist,” prior to kicking off your project. Our pre-flight checklist: a Goals and observations confirmed a Clients critical success factors are established a Scope of work defined a Task outline completed a Deliverable dates are calendared a QC reviewers assigned a Team member roles outlined a Health and safety plan complete a Approach to managing communications is determined a Method for reporting progress are agreed upon

All the quality controls that exist for large projects are still required on smaller projects. However, the operative word on managing small projects is “scalable.” We must scale down our level of effort on small projects.

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PROJECT DELIVERY cutting design fees raises construction costs Recent research in Australia showed that design fees had dropped about 25% over a 15-year period, and that documentation quality suffered as a result. How is construction affected by this drop in design fees? Construction process efficiency is affected by the occurrence of non-desirable elements of construction, such as rework, variations (change orders), cost overruns, extensions of time, program delays, contractual disputes, and requests for information. To determine the impact that design and documentation quality has on these elements, contractors were asked to indicate what proportion was considered to be directly attributable to design and documentation deficiencies. The results: Requests for information (RFIs) 58.0% Variations (change orders) 51.6% Contract disputes 50.3% Cost overruns 45.6% Program delays 38.1% Extensions of time 38.0% Rework 37.6% Contractors were also asked whether the level of design and documentation quality directly influenced project cost and time at bid stage. In response, 93% indicated that design and documentation quality did influence the price submitted for a bid, while 75% indicated that it also had an influence on the time allowed for a project. To determine the extent to which design and documentation quality influence project cost and time at bid stage, contractors were asked to indicate what allowance—either negative or positive—would generally be incorporated within their bids, based on differing quality levels. The results: 6


STANDARD OF DESIGN AND DOCUMENTATION Excellent Good Average Poor Very Poor Time -1.2% 0.2% 2.4% 7.1% 11.3% Cost -1.3% 0.3% 2.5% 7.2% 11.4% As seen above, when design and documentation quality is considered to be very poor, an average of just over 11% was added to both the estimated project cost and time allowance. Even when the standard of quality is considered normal, an additional allowance of approximately 2.5%, on average, is included. However, at the other end of the scale, an average reduction of over 1% in the bid allowances is given when design and documentation is considered to be of an excellent standard. The conclusions here are inescapable: Shaving design fees simply doesn’t make any economic sense. Yes, one could argue that these results are based on perceptions rather than ‘facts’ – but the solid evidence is that contractors price the projects according to the quality of the documentation.  

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MARKET TRENDS

2014 Construction growth to outpace the united states GDP Citibank forecasts U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to grow 2.7 percent, significantly outpacing the estimated 1.7 percent growth realized through 2013. From 2015-2017, Citibank projects 3.1 percent annual GDP growth.

New clean-air regulations will drive the power generation industry to shutter existing coal plants in favor of new naturalgas-powered plants.

Manufacturing construction tends to lag behind the market by a year or two, but That’s progress, but it’s nothing compared affordable and reliable domestic energy with projected construction growth. supply is fueling an early resurgence. According to FMI, total construction Overall, manufacturing construction is spending will grow at more than double the forecast to increase by 4 percent in 2014 pace of U.S. GDP. Construction spending is and by 6 percent in 2015-2017. projected to increase by 7 percent in 2014 to $977 billion and average 7.7 percent Construction spending in the private and annual growth from 2015-2017. public sectors will continue to move in opposite directions. Between 2010 and Overall construction spending in the United 2013, private-sector construction spending States is expected to top its 2006 peak by increased by about 28 percent; at the same 2017, due primarily to phenomenal growth time, public-sector spending fell by almost in the power sector. That rate should slow 10 percent. At the federal level, funding is in subsequent years, but the power sector stalled by partisan philosophical differences; will still average 8 percent growth annually at the state and local levels, tax collections through 2017. remain depressed from the slow economic recovery. This trend has had a devastating Much of the recently discovered natural impact on the transportation and water gas and oil reserves are far removed from market sectors. population centers and refineries, requiring   a dramatic expansion in the pipeline network.

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Construction  Put  in  Place  (Millions  of  Current  Dollars)   2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

338,163

379,599

420,452

465,383

505,941

Office

37,481

39,942

40,885

43,399

45,584

Commercial

47,256

49,691

53,773

57,942

62,041

Health Care

41,581

44,003

47,533

51,749

56,637

Educational

81,333

84,704

89,245

95,066

102,083

Manufacturing

45,874

47,533

49,901

53,111

57,017

Power

99,924

106,707

114,794

124,783

136,334

Highway and Street

78,242

80,085

81,167

82,595

84,354

Sewage and Waste Disposal

20,950

21,275

21,897

22,990

24,209

Water Supply

13,943

14,396

14,844

15,414

16,007

Residential

Source:    FMI  

 

NEWEST TEAM MEMBERS

peter d. zwick, p.E., P.S. // senior project manager

Peter D. Zwick, P.E., P.S. joins R.E. Warner as a Senior Project Manager. Peter comes to us from Zwick Associates, Inc. a highly regarded Cleveland area civil engineering and surveying firm. Peter holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil and Systems Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, is a Registered Professional Engineer and Surveyor in the State of Ohio, and has more than 30 years of management, planning, design, surveying, and construction administration experience, primarily on projects involving large scale water resources, land planning and design, and utility infrastructure. Peter has served as the president of both the Cleveland Society of Professional Engineers and the Cleveland Chapter of the Land Surveyors of Ohio and was named 2013 Surveyor of the Year by the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio Cleveland Chapter. EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - WINTER 2014

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NEWEST TEAM MEMBERS

kenrith h. williams // senior project manager Kenrith H. Williams joins R.E. Warner as a Senior Project Manager. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University and has more than 30 years of project, construction and engineering management experience developed over 30 successful years as Facility & Capital Projects Manager, Project Manager, Plant Manager and Manager of Engineering. He has extensive Construction Management experience in executing projects in the merchant gas, chemical, hazardous waste, manufacturing and automotive industries. He has managed projects from preliminary and conceptual engineering through detailed design and construction. His project experience includes design, construction and commissioning of a $44.4MM grass roots air separation plant; design, installation, plumbing and electrification of an above ground hazardous waste tank farm; design, permit and construction of a 1.25 acre hazardous waste storage building; design and installation of a state of the art automated robotic packaging system; rehabilitation of 53 year old electrical infrastructure in an operating plant; design/ build of a chemical research lab and conference center; and coordination and execution of a rail spur rehabilitation project. Ken is no stranger to our organization. R.E. Warner and Ken have a long relationship together having teamed on many projects since the mid 80’s. He has worked with many of our chemical production and processing clients and understands their processes and operations.

joseph p. glessner // senior electrical Engineer Joe Glessner, Senior Electrical Engineer, is a new team member in our Electrical Department. Joe is a Cleveland State graduate with 35 years experience in engineering for manufacturing, breweries, automotive, chemical, commercial and institutional facilities. His experience includes power and control design, lighting, schematics, Microstation V8 design, Smart Plant 3D design, AutoCad design, PDS 3D, design in seismic areas and hazardous classified area 10


SAFETY

contractor safety Recently one of our project managers attended a contractor safety program sponsored by a major client. He reported back that it was a very useful and informative event. Even though he has worked in the industrial arena for many years, he still learned a few things about safety when working on site. The fact is 2/3 of all lost time accidents happen to outside contractors, not the owners’ employees! The employees ‘live and breath’ safety at their facility, but those of us that are in different plants periodically don’t have the same familiarity in our daily routines. We all get into a safety routine…hard hat, boots, safety glasses…we’re ready to go. But, in fact, those are only part of our protection program. For instance, any jewelry (wedding rings, bracelets, watches, ear rings) often must be removed. Long sleeve shirts should be worn, ear plugs are not required in every area, but should be accessible when you need them. Other safety precautions most of us don’t think of include car headlights should be on while in the plant. We can’t use our cell phone while driving in the plant. Believe it or not, we are not allowed to use our cell phone while walking in the plant. When you stop and think about it, all these ‘rules’ make sense and remove the possibility of

injury. Accident prevention is at the very heart of many safety programs. Our manager witnessed the effectiveness of their HIRAC (Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control) Form. It was very impressive how effective the form was to plan tasks, anticipate and control problems, all just using a simple form that forces you to think about your task. Another very important issue concerns the environment. There are very stringent EPA regulations imposed on industrial plants today. A spill of any liquid must be reported to the plant safety personnel. Anything that could end up in the outfall is important to the plant environmental personnel. So, even if we don’t think it is significant, let them decide, report the spill. R.E. Warner will be hosting a lunch for our employees to watch the client supplied safety video that covers some of the basic safety procedures of modern industrial companies and review the environmental brochure. We hope you find this information insightful. Let’s all make the commitment to actively encourage each other to practice safety on and off the job 24/7. EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - WINTER 2014

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PROJECTS • Engineering and detailed design for expansion of two tubular production buildings, construction of a new pickle line, and installation of a new 10-ton/ hr stress relief furnace and finishing line at a welded and seamless tube products manufacturing facility. • Schematic design, design development and construction documents for improvements to Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Severance Towers including replacement of the fire alarm system, makeup air handler, domestic hot water boilers, and installation of a new building monitoring system. • Three year on-site contract to provide energy delivery, planning and relay protection support to a leading energy company. • Initial phase of site design and engineering for construction of a new state-of-the-art automated shipping and storage facility for a bearings and alloy steel manufacturer. • Plans and specifications to remove existing domes and sludge handling equipment and replace them with new sludge collection mechanisms in four primary settling tanks at the City of Lorain’s PQM Wastewater Treatment Plant. 12

• Engineering to install a new water strainer for the Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) hood cooling water system at an iron and steel manufacturing facility. • Needs assessment and cost estimate for improvements to various Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works facilities. • Structural observation, report of findings and subsequent temporary building shoring for a fire damaged building at a transformer oil refining plant. • Functional survey and site control for construction of the new Cleveland Convention Center Hotel at the corner of Ontario Street and Lakeside Avenue for Turner Construction Company. • Survey and layout for construction of Phase II of the Flats East Bank luxury residential complex consisting of an eight story, 140 unit high rise and retail shops located along the Cuyahoga River for Panzica Construction. • Design and procurement of 74 ergonomic work platforms for the long engine block area of an automobile manufacturer’s plant.


PROJECT MANAGEMENT what southwest airlines can teach project managers In a recent issue of Spirit, the Southwest Airlines In-Flight magazine, their president and CEO wrote about “The Importance of Culture” to the airline. Southwest is, arguably, the most continuously successful airline in the United States. When other airlines were losing money, declaring bankruptcy, and being acquired by other airlines and investors, Southwest continually made money, improved service, expanded and consistently received favorable customer service ratings. Much of this success could be attributed to its culture. In his article, he says that there are “...three qualities that define living the Southwest Way: Warrior Spirit, Servants Heart and Fun LUVing Attitude.” Consider these qualities in the context of project management and your own organizations:

• Warrior Spirit: This defines the singular focus that the effective project manager has for the delivery of his or her assigned projects. In spite of challenges and obstacles, the effective project manager can and does deliver the project on time and on budget while meeting the expectations of the stakeholders. • Servant’s Heart: This is an attitude of selflessness and stewardship that defines the most effective project manager. We are stewards of the client’s resources as well as the public’s interests. This is known as the attitude of the loyal servant. • Fun LUVing Attitude: This simply means being passionate about what you do. It means celebrating successes and learning from failures without being accusatory and placing blame.

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RISK MANAGEMENT there are no guarantees in life -or design Demands for certifications aren’t new. Architects and engineers are routinely asked to certify that certain work has been accomplished or that specific conditions exist. But the trend towards broader—and more onerous—language in the certifications is troubling. Owners and their lenders are demanding that policyholders certify all sorts of things they couldn’t possibly know.

One problem with this language is that hundreds of laws, regulations and codes relate to construction, they’re all subject to change and many are open to interpretation by officials. Certifications and Insurance

The serious problem with most certifications is that they can jeopardize an A/E’s professional “Many requests are simply inappropriate,” says liability coverage. Professional liability Nancy Rigassio, Esq., Executive Claims Counsel insurance policies exclude coverage for and Assistant Vice President for XL Group’s claims arising out of express warranties or Design Professional team, R.E. Warner’s guarantees. professional liability insurance carrier. Here’s why: As a design professional, we need In some instances, the owner or lender to comply with the standard of care; that’s wants the design professional to certify the what our professional liability insurance covers. availability of adequate and reliable utilities: By certifying (a synonym for guaranteeing electrical, gas, water and sewer capacity. This is or warranting) something, we raise that troubling because the design professional has standard of care—perhaps to perfection! Our no control over the utility companies’ ability professional liability insurance is not intended to deliver these services or to prevent service to cover breach of warranty, the assumption of outages. someone else’s liability or a promise to perform to a higher standard of care than required by We’ve also seen client certification forms that law. require the designer to certify that his or her designs are in strict compliance with all codes, regulations and standards. 14


TECHNOLOGY Some types of certifications are acceptable. For example, architects and engineers can certify that they visited the project site on certain days and that we observed certain conditions during our visit—things we know for sure. Our Contract Is Crucial The AIA standard form agreement address certification requirements. The AIA B101TM-2007 requires the owner to provide to the architect any owner-requested certificates at least 14 days prior to the requested dates of execution. It also states that the architect will not be required to execute certificates that would require knowledge or services or responsibilities beyond the scope of the agreement.  

R.E. Warner embraces rapid advances in technology “Technology is a living thing,” Microsoft futurist Dave Coulombe told the American Council of Engineering Companies Fall Conference attendees in Scottsdale Arizona. “It’s going to come faster and faster.” Just how fast are we talking about here? Coulombe offered more than a few eyeopening statistics about the pace of technological change: • 75 percent of the companies that will be on the S&P 500 in 2020 are not on it today or don’t exist yet; • 1.8 zetabytes of data were added to the Web in 2008; in 2015, 8 zetabytes will be added; and • The use of mobile applications exceeded the use of desktop applications in 2013. Change management is huge, and it’s a commitment R.E. Warner is making. EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - WINTER 2014

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Holiday Basket Volunteering at Cleveland Foodbank

On December 14, R.E. Warner employees volunteered at the Cleveland Foodbank as part of the City of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s Holiday Basket Giveaway. For the 6th year in a row, our volunteers assisted in the preparation of food baskets that were distributed to the needy. This has become an annual tradition at R.E. Warner and our group of volunteers continues to grow each year. We are pleased to help make a difference to the less fortunate.

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toys for tots drive R.E. Warner’s annual Toys for Tots drive was a huge success this year, collecting twice the amount from when we started the campaign eight years ago. The effort to help the U.S. Marines collect new, unwrapped toys over the holiday season is a tradition at R.E. Warner. Our fundraising campaign included Jeans for Tots days, a bake sale and pie auction, department fill the box competition and new this year - a Santa’s vendor workshop show providing the opportunity for employees to buy presents for their loved ones and donate money to Toys for Tots. Each vendor donated a portion of their profits to Toys for Tots. Thanks goes out to Janet O’Brien and Jen Kalin for their efforts in coordinating the campaign.


collecting food for local foodbanks R.E. Warner is gearing up for another Harvest for Hunger campaign, which will run March 1 - 31. The Harvest for Hunger campaign is a 21-county food and funds drive conducted each spring to raise critical resources for those in need and is a combined effort of four area food banks.

Fundraising at R.E. Warner has included Jeans for a Cause where for a donation, employees can wear jeans on Fridays, March Madness brackets with a portion of proceeds donated to Harvest for Hunger, a bake sale and silent pie auction, candy sale and a vacation day raffle.

“I am proud of our employees for all the work they do on behalf of Harvest for Hunger,” said Ted Beltavski, president of R.E. Warner. “There is no more worthy a cause than helping to feed hungry families, and the generosity our The need is great, but with our support we can employees have shown in support of this effort make a difference! grows each year.”

R.E. Warner helps promote math The Lorain County National Society of Professional Engineers held their Mathcounts competition program Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Lorain County Community College. Students from Langston Middle School coached by Ken Stanley, Learwood Middle School coached by Bill Henderson and Lee Burnson Middle School coached by Anne Dill and Mark Stewart participated in the competition. The format for the MATHCOUNTS event included three timed rounds: the sprint, the target, and the team contest. Calculators were allowed in the target round and in the team round. Rounds were followed by consensusbuilding periods. Team and individual winners advance to state competitions. Winners at the state level then advance to the national competition.

The team from Lee Burnson will be advancing to the state competition and the individuals who will advance to state competition are Meghana Random from Lee Burneson and Owen Decatur from Langston. The goal of the competition is to promote mathematics at the middle school level with the hope of encouraging students to take advanced math classes in high school and college. Several R.E. Warner employees took part in the monitoring and grading of tests. These included Terry and Becky McClain, Jeff Spangler, Mike Morrell, and Lydia and Elizabeth Janis.

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES R.E. Warner would like to congratulate MATT BENOVIC and MITCH REYNOLDS who recently earned their Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification and are now licensed Professional Engineers in the State of Ohio! Matt has been with R.E. Warner for two years serving as Structural Engineer. He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio University. His professional affiliations include the Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, American Institute of Steel Construction and Structural Engineering Institue. Mitch has been with R.E. Warner for four years serving as Mechanical Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Miami University.

earning the trust of our clients. With the addition of Matt Benovic and Mitch Reynolds, there are now 30 registered professionals employed at R.E. Warner. Congratulations also goes out to RYAN O’HEARN on his accomplishment in passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Department Managers to Get E5 Leadership Training R.E. Warner will soon begin an exciting program for department managers. E5Leader is recognized as an industry expert in maximizing leadership potential and developing life balance.

Through one-on-one coaching and mastermind group sessions our managers will become aware of the need to move from awareness to action and accountability. Feedback, experience and support for growth Both are transitioning to Project Manager for will be the programs cornerstones. All this is select clients. ”R.E. Warner has a long history an effort to increase the effectiveness of our of encouraging employees to further their corporate leadership. education and advance their careers,” said Ted Beltavski, President of R.E. Warner. “We Brett Neff, Vice President, is serving on the appreciate their hard work and congratulate Cleveland Engineering Society Design them on their achievement.” & Construction Conference Awards Planning Committee working closely with R.E. Warner is committed to the highest CES staff and co-sponsoring organizations standards of engineering practice. Our to present CES’s Annual Spring Design and professionals represent this commitment and Construction Conference Awards. This annual responsibility to ensure quality designs and awards conference provides networking and 18


educational opportunities for the area’s key design and construction stakeholders from the public and private sectors—engineers, architects, developers, planners, investors, owners, contractors, officials and other professionals. Bob Ramer, Automotive and Manufacturing Senior Project Manager, is Vice Chairman of the Akron Area Engineers Week Banquet to be held Thursday, February 20, 2014 featuring Project Lead The Way for high school students who will share highlights from their innovative and applied engineering-based curriculum. Bob is also volunteering and coordinating A World In Motion Cleveland Metropolitan Schools Jet Toy Challenge where students will learn the fundamentals of mobility engineering. Surveyors Attend PLSO Conference Chris Tomko, Senior Project Manager, and Alex Marks, Survey Department Manager, attended the 39th Annual Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio Conference on February 12—15, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio hosted by the Cleveland Chapter. Session topics included: Historic Maps: Where to Find Them and How to Use Them; Project Management for Surveyors; How to make ODOT happy with your DWG’s; Surveying In the Cloud: A web-based solution to manage your field and office data; Scanning with Your Robot: An Introduction to the Nova MS50; The Latest Technology in Robotic Surveying; Utilizing Trimble VISION to improve realtime visualization and productivity on your surveys; UAV Surveying; 3D Model Building for Site Work; Astronomic Observations/State Plane; GPS Azimuths; and Boundary Retracement.

Association of Iron & Steel Technology Regular Events Professionals in R.E. Warner’s metals market support and actively participate in the Association for Iron & Steel Technology and the American Institute for Steel Construction regular events including serving on several technology committees. Recent attendance includes: 2/11/14 - Detroit Member Chapter Judith A. Quinn Memorial Dinner 2/11/14 – Table sponsor at the Midwest Member Chapter Dinner Meeting - “Sustaining our ArcelorMittal World Class Equipment Reliability & Lessons Learned” 2/3/14 - Pittsburgh Member Chapter Dinner Meeting – Keynote presentation by Terry Fedor, Executive Vice President of Cliffs Natural Resources 12/7/13 – Midwest Chapter 10th Annual Christmas Dinner Dance 11/12/13 – Table sponsor at Midwest Member Chapter Dinner Meeting Young Engineers’ Night where five women in the industry spoke of their experiences working in the steel mills. Soon to be attending: 3/3/14 - Pittsburgh Member Chapter Young Engineers Night Dinner Meeting 3/11/14 – Midwest Member Chapter Dinner Meeting May 4-7 - AISTech Steel’s Premier Technology Event in Indianapolis, Indiana EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - WINTER 2014

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Our mission is to provide technical solutions through teamwork and a passion for service. Since our founding in 1951, R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc. has experienced steady and continuous growth. Building on our traditional strengths and values, we have entered into new fields only when it is consistent with the basic mission of our company. Today, R.E. Warner is a full service, multi-discipline consulting firm serving both public and private clients. We call ourselves multi-discipline because we offer professional services in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and process engineering; architecture and planning; surveying; and environmental science and engineering. Our impressive list of clients includes many of our nation’s largest steel, automotive and chemical producers, electric power companies, health and educational facilities, and various agencies of the federal, state and local governments.

R.E. Warner’s mission is to provide technical solutions through teamwork and a passion for service. Our areas of practice include buildings and facilities, industrial operations and process engineering, infrastructure, transportation, energy management, surveying, environmental and construction services. In order to fulfill our mission to our clients, R.E. Warner consistently recruits, hires and retains the leaders in our profession. In recognition of our great workplace, R.E. Warner has been named a multi-year winner of the NorthCoast 99 Award, presented annually by the Employers Resource Council to the top 99 companies to work for in Northeast, Ohio. We invite you to contact many of our peers to discover how working with R.E. Warner can be economical, efficient, professional and down right pleasant!

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