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A DIGITAL MAGAZINE FOR CLIENTS AND FRIENDS OF R.E. WARNER & ASSOCIATES , INC.


TABLE OF CONTENTS ON THE COVER ENGINEERING CLEVELAND’S REVITALIZATION SURVEY & LAYOUT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF FLATS EAST BANK

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FEATURES PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE LEADERSHIP IS BORN THROUGH DISCIPLINE

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STRATEGIC PLANNING FINDING THE EAGLES – LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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QUALITY SAVING MONEY ON DESIGN CAN BE FALSE ECONOMY

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PROJECT DELIVERY IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TEAM

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MARKET TRENDS COACHING or MENTORING?

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NEW TEAM MEMBERS PROJECTS PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SAFETY CORPORATE NEWS CORPORATE NEWS RISK MANAGEMENT SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ADDITIONAL INSURED?

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

by Ted Beltavski, MS, PE

Leadership, in my view, is born through discipline. Not just the discipline to complete tasks on time but the discipline to listen well to others. A true leader will listen and understand the strengths of their colleagues. Once a leader has that knowledge, a plan can be prepared to take all those positive traits and mold the entire team into a unit that functions at a high level. The purity and honesty it takes to listen and really hear what someone is saying is a leadership trait that can be developed. Listen and really experience what the other person is intending through every comment and every bit of body language. Our company is charged with leading our clients in a path toward positive project completion and therefore benefit to their companies.

Listen…then lead…think about it.

ON THE COVER: Engineering Cleveland's Revitalization R.E. Warner’s Christian “Rocky” Porterfield is the lead surveyor for 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 in Cleveland, Ohio. EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN – MARCH 2015

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STRATEGIC PLANNING FINDING THE EAGLES You can place a duck egg in an eagle's nest when the eagle’s mother is gone and she won't realize it's not hers when she returns. She'll brood the duck egg just like the others. After it hatches, the mother eagle will give the duckling the same flight training she gives her eagles. When it's time to push the duckling out of the nest, it won't fly like an eagle, it will fly like a duck. It simply lacks the eagle gene. No amount of training will change this.

Once you identify those that possess the

The first step in leadership development is

gene, you can prepare and implement a

to identify those in your organization who

leadership development plan based on

have the eagle gene. A simple process is

input from your current leaders. The plan

to ask your current managers to name

should list the training and experience

three replacements for themselves. Collect

needed for each individual and the time

their responses and look for those who

frame to implement the plan.

appear on multiple lists. Those are the ones most likely to possess the eagle gene.

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QUALITY SAVING MONEY ON DESIGN CAN BE FALSE ECONOMY All of our clients are constantly faced with decisions on consultant selection and resultant compensation. The finance and procurement folks are invariably price driven. The technical team frequently disagrees and is often required to provide justification for a seemingly higher fee to a non-design professional. When analyzing a project, there are four components that comprise the cost of a project: 1)

Design: The cost that is required to interpret and

translate a notion into a fully scoped and documented project that can be constructed in the field. 2)

Materials and Equipment: Typically specified by

design. 3)

R.E. Warner is positioned to be a "high value" firm in the market place. That is, we strive to provide high quality service at a fair

Labor: A direct result of the contractor's means and

price. To achieve this, we

methods to implement the design.

recruit and hire the

4)

leaders in our profession

Overhead and Profit: A direct result of 2) and 3)

and carefully select clients

above. The main point is that design is the lowest cost to the project, typically less than 10%, but has direct effect on the other 90%.

who look at the entire project costs and value the services we provide.

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PROJECT DELIVERY IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TEAM Often times, when competing for a project with a large "national" firm, we are told we are too small. They have thousands of engineers while we have less than one hundred. That may indeed be true, but who and how many will work on your project? At R.E.Warner, each project is assigned a principal of the firm, an experienced project manager, technical leads or task managers, and the staff to support them. The project principal is an officer of the firm. He or she is responsible to insure we meet all our contractual obligations and that the client is completely satisfied. The project manager is an experienced professional responsible for scope, schedule, budget and quality. In short, to lead and manager the project team.

Client Project Manager

Project Principal

Project Manager

Discipline Lead/Task Manager

Discipline Lead/Task Manager

Discipline Lead/Task Manager

Architects

Architects

Architects

Designers

Designers

Designers

Technicians

Technicians

Technicians

The technical leads or task mangers are senior engineers, architects, or designers responsible for the technical quality, schedule and budget of their specific discipline or assigned task. Technical support personnel are engineers, architects, designers and technicians who work directly with the technical leads to complete elements of the tasks. When selecting a design professional, it is critical for the owner to make sure the consultant is proposing qualified and experienced personnel for the project and equally important, that they will be committed for the duration.

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MARKET TRENDS COACHING or MENTORING?

More and more organizations are establishing Mentoring Programs - or is it Coaching? Although many companies use these terms interchangeably, there is a vast difference between the two. These differences include Intent, Relationship, and Duration. Intent- In a coaching situation, the coach is attempting to affect change in a specific area. For example, one individual may coach a prospective project manager on proposal writing. Mentoring, on the other hand, is very strategic. A mentorship program is a formal or informal program where one or more individuals are asked to help develop a new generation of leaders.

Duration - As stated earlier, the coaching relationship lasts only as long as the coaching is required, whereas, the mentor/mentee relationship can last a lifetime.

At R.E. Warner, our "Mentorship Matters� program is designed specifically to mentor the future leaders of our company by building relationships that last a lifetime.

Relationship - A coaching relationship only lasts for as long as the coaching is needed. A mentorship relationship can last for years or even decades as the mentee continues to grow and develop the skills required for senior management.

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NEWEST TEAM MEMBERS DAVID L. WALLS, P.E. // SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio and has 16 years experience in electrical design covering heavy industrial, chemical process, power generation, automotive, manufacturing and natural gas industries. His experience includes all facets of electrical design including high to low voltage power systems. He resides in North Ridgeville.

JESSICA PARSSON // ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT Jessica has been in the accounting field for 25+ years. Her experience in the last 15 years has been in the engineering/construction industries. Previously, she worked for R.E. Warner from 1999 to 2003. Jessica is currently a Senior at Kent State University majoring in Business Management/Accounting. She resides in Bay Village

Creating leaders in our business and in the community

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Recruiting and hiring an exemplary staff

JAMES PANKOW, P.E. // SENIOR CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEER

Mr. Pankow holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University, is a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio and has more than 40 years experience in the chemical processing industry. He has served as lead process, head HAZOP, project engineer and project manager on a wide range of projects involving chloromethane, concentrated acids, hydrogen, solvent recovery, waste water treatment, demineralizers and chlor-alkai systems, etc. Jim is currently residing in North Ridgeville.

DAWN E. YOUNG // SURVEY TECHNICIAN Ms. Young has been involved with the field of engineering and surveying as a member of the Ohio Air National Guard, the 200th Red Horse Squadron, and recently finished training for her AFSC as an Engineering Assistant at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Dawn has four months of Tech School training including sketching; computer aided drafting and design; manual surveying, automated surveying, civil software design, GPS surveying, Geographical Information Systems; civil engineer organization and management; customer relations; and contingency responsibilities. She has completed her forty-nine day training and is enrolled in the spring semester at Cleveland State University to pursue a Civil Engineering degree.

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PROJECTS  Surveying and mapping services for preparation of construction contract plans in accordance with ODOT/City LPA requirements for the Lovers Lane and Sunset Boulevard (State Route 43) intersection improvement project located in the City of Steubenville.  Field observations of critical structures and preparation of a report of findings for a 2015 Facility Infrastructure Inspection Program.  Extended contract for on-site drafting services for FirstEnergy Corporation.  Preliminary engineering and detailed site design and engineering for construction of a new heat treating facility  Layout and staking for construction of the Opportunity Corridor in the City of Cleveland.  Preparation of a traffic and transportation study and analysis and recommendations for improvements to pedestrian, vehicle and truck traffic, including public and private roadways and parking facilities, as part of a master

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development plan for a Texas chemical process facility. Engineering to design pipe supports for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's Easterly Wastewater Treatment Facility aerated grit chamber project Design, bid support and construction services for the Aurora Road pump station for the City of Cleveland, Department of Public Utilities, Division of Water. Plans and specifications for construction of a 1.7 mile AllPurpose Trail between the City of Independence and the Cuyahoga National Park's Ohio and Erie canal Towpath for the City of Independence. Design of two mixer support structures at a polymers facility. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and general arrangement plans and specifications for construction of a FLEX equipment storage building at a Minnesota nuclear power plant.


PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT – PLANNING FOR THE UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS As we approach a project, there are always known knowns and known unknowns. There are also however, unknown unknowns. These are things we don't know we don't know. How we plan for and address these unknown unknowns will likely determine the success of our project. We have four tools in our project management tool box to mitigate the unknown unknowns. 1) A comprehensive and well executed project plan. 2) A risk analysis contingency plan. 3) A change management plan 4) A project close out procedure that included "lessons learned" At R.E.Warner, we are huge fans of project planning. Over time, we have heard of horror stories where projects were launched before the scope of work was fully defined, resulting in false expectations, disappointed clients, major cost overruns, and a discredited project team. Proper project planning can go a long way to stamp out the effect of unknown unknowns. Continued on Page 13

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Establishing a contingency plan and fund is too often overlooked. In most cases, the project team is afraid to face reality and lowers their original estimate so the project remains in the approved status. This often results in unpleasant discussions at the end as scope and/or budget are cut. It is important to allow for the unknown unknowns in the original budget. Every project, no matter how large or small, is faced with changes. From unforeseen ground conditions to changes

in regulations, how we manage these changes will affect the outcome of the project. Here, anticipation and communication is the key. A project close out that includes an analysis of the quality, schedule and cost of deliverables can often pinpoint where systematic process improvements are warranted. We can always find ways to handle the unknown unknowns better in the future.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT HARVEST FOR HUNGER

Our Harvest for Hunger campaign is an annual tradition, and like last year, we’re going to have some fun with March Madness! Another way we support Harvest for Hunger is donating critically needed funds to support the Cleveland Foodbank. A little truly goes a long way - every $1 donated through the campaign provides four nutritious meals at area hunger centers.

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R.E. WARNER MARKS NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK WITH AN EYE TO THE PROFESSION’S FUTURE During National Engineers Week (EWeek), this past February 23-28, professionals of R.E. Warner observed the celebration by organizing a MathCounts Competition, Chairing an Engineers Week Banquet and having an Engineers Week Proclamation presented by Ohio’s governor. Since 1951, National Engineers Week has been an annual celebration saluting the incredible contributions engineers make to society and promoting engineering careers to the next generation.

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MATHCOUNTS R.E. Warner’s Terry McClain has been sharing his enthusiasm for engineering and making a difference in middle school students as the MathCount’s Lorain County Chapter Coordinator since 2000. He has coordinated the Lorain County National Society of Professionals Engineer’s MathCounts competition held annually during Engineers Week. This year’s competition was held at the

competitions. Winners at the state level then advance to the national competition.

Lorain County Community College on

The team from Brecksville-Broadview

February 21st. Students from Brecksville-

Heights will be advancing to the state

Broadview Heights Middle School coached

competition and the individuals who will

by Matt Auble, Learwood Middle School

advance to state competition are Angela

coached by Bill Henderson, Lee Burnson

Zhu from Lee Burneson and Irwin Deng

Middle School coached by Anne Dill and

from Learwood.

Mark Stewart, Lake Ridge Academy

The goal of the competition is to promote

coached by Erin Sims, and Horizon

mathematics at the middle school level

Science Academy coached by Yahya

with the hope of encouraging students to

Keman participated in the competition.

take advanced math classes in high school

The format for the MathCounts event

and college.

included three timed rounds: the sprint, the

Several current and former R.E. Warner

target, and the team contest. Calculators

employees volunteer in the monitoring and

were allowed in the target round and in the

grading of tests. These included Terry and

team round. Rounds were followed by

Becky McClain, Jeff Spangler, Lydia and

consensus-building periods. Team and

Elizabeth Janis and Chuck Bayorek.

individual winners advance to state

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AKRON AREA ENGINEERS WEEK BANQUET Bob Ramer Chaired the 2015 Akron Area

Additionally, Bob has been re-elected as

Engineers Week Banquet on Thursday,

the SAE Cleveland Section Math and

February 26th. Approximately 400 people

Science Chairman for 2015 -2016 and

attended. It was an evening to enjoy

continuing on the SMART Consortium

fellowship with colleagues, friends and

Management Council as an industry

family, honoring the scholastic

representative for this school year.

accomplishments of our future engineers, and salute our local professional engineers and engineering educators! The event was hosted by SAE International in celebration of their 100th Anniversary in collaboration with other engineering technical societies. Bob was also on the planning committee for the SAE International and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, through the generous funding of the Alcoa Foundation and the Lubrizol, 2015 Straw Rockets Program. Students explored the early life of Dr. Robert Goddard while reading his biography, The Rocket Age Takes Off. After investigating Goddard's early trials and tribulations in creating the first liquid fueled rocket engine, students began to uncover the work necessary to

Bob Ramer Chaired the 2015 Akron Area Engineers Week Banquet

optimize a design with the goal of creating a straw rocket that flies the farthest and highest.

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Jeans for a Cause Several times a year R.E. Warner hosts “Jean’s Day,” where employees contribute a donation to participate, with proceeds benefitting employee selected charitable organizations. This is just one example of our firm’s continued commitment to giving back to the communities in which we work and live. This year we initiate a Year of Jeans for a Cause where employees can help a different charity/organization every month by paying $5 to wear jeans each Friday.

 February: SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)  March: APL (Animal Protective League)

Below is the list of employee suggested

 April: Harvest for Hunger

charities/organizations that we will be

 May: Family Promise (Women's and

helping. Monthly, information about each

Children's Shelter)

organization is provided to our staff to

 June: Engineer's without borders

raise awareness and to express why it is

 July: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

important to someone here at our office.

 August: Village Bicycle (Bike recycling and donations)  September: Smiles for Sophie  October: The Gathering Place  November: Toys for Tots  December: Marriage Encounters

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MAYOR JACKSON’S 24TH ANNUAL FOOD BASKET GIVEAWAY In December, employees of

R.E. Warner joined hundreds of volunteers gathered at the Cleveland Food Bank to support the 24th year of Mayor Frank Jackson’s annual holiday food basket giveaway for families in need. We are pleased to have been a part of this charitable event for the past seven years which allows thousands of Cleveland families to share a holiday meal together.

FIRST ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND TOYS FOR TOTS BENEFIT R.E. Warner’s first annual open house and Toys for Tots Benefit raised $1,500 in addition to our month long toy donations. The program featured a unique vendor show, chinese raffle prizes, grand prize Cavs and Browns tickets, video presentation, appetizers and beverages. All proceeds raised supported The Marine Toys for Tots mission to distribute toys to less fortunate children this past holiday season.

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SAFETY objects, gas & asphyxiation, and moving cranes — worldsteel intends to set up a continuous improvement process and reiterate its commitment to the safety and health of the people who work in the industry. Ahead of Steel Safety Day, worldsteel is requesting all its members and the wider World Steel Association Makes Steel Safety Day an Annual Event The World Steel Association (worldsteel) announced the launch of the second annual Steel Safety Day. Established in 2014, Steel Safety Day was set up to reinforce awareness of the five most common causes of safety incidents and to create a safer working environment across the entire steel industry worldwide. By focusing on the five causes — moving machinery, falling from heights, falling

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steel industry to carry out an extensive safety audit on the five main causes of incidents between now and the Steel Safety Day on 28 April. Each year, one of the five causes will be highlighted and more focus will be given to raise awareness of the cause and how to prevent associated risks. This year’s Steel Safety Day focuses on moving machinery and worldsteel urges all steel producers to ensure reliable lockout procedures are in place to disable threats caused by moving machinery.


Corporate News THEODORE A. BELTAVSKI, PE RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT The Board of Directors of the corporation reelected Theodore A. Beltavski, PE as President for a second 3-year term through 2017, and appointed him Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Beltavski holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University, is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and several other states, and has more than 30 years of management and engineering experience, primarily for heavy industrial, power generation and transmission facilities. He has been with R.E. Warner since 2002 and has served as Department Manager, Operations Director, Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Beltavski is past president and current member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Engineering Society, is President

and a member of the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Chapter of Legatus, an organization of Catholic business executives and past president of the Association of Bridge Construction and Design. Ted will continue to develop long range strategies for future growth of the firm.

ROBERT W. KOVATICH, APPOINTED AS MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT MANAGER January 7, 2015 Robert W. Kovatich, PE has been appointed as Mechanical Department Manager. Mr. Kovatich holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, and has more than 35 years of diverse experience including project engineering, process engineering, maintenance, supply chain management, and manufacturing.

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Continued from Page 20 Robert W. Kovatich, Appointed as Mechanical Department Manger

He brings extensive management and technical experience to this important position from his time as engineering manager for PPG Industries. He has developed an understanding of how our Mechanical/Process department functions from his two years as a project engineer with R.E. Warner. Bob will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, developing and maintaining a high quality, well-motivated mechanical/process team to achieve the company’s business and technical goals. Bob resides in Strongsville.

MATT BARRATT ELECTED NEW BOARD MEMBER AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS December 18, 2014

The shareholders of the corporation have elected Matthew S. Barratt, PE, LEED AP B+C to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors.

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Matt has also been appointed as Director of Operations. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, is pursuing a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, is a LEED Accredited Professional and has more than 18 years experience in the design and installation of power, control and mechanical systems. He has performed arc flash analysis, designed power distribution systems up to 138KV including electrical substations and emergency power systems, and has extensive experience in power distribution and control system engineering for steam generation and cooling systems. As Director of Operations, he is responsible for the supervision and leadership of all technical departments. Matt will serve as a new representative on the Board of Directors to oversee the activities of the corporation. Matt resides in Olmsted Falls.


FRANK JOHNSON IS APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT December 11, 2014

Frank H. Johnson, PE has been appointed as Director of Project Management and Administration. Mr. Johnson is also Manager of the Electrical Department and holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University, is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, and has more than 16 years experience in the study, design and project management of power systems for major utilities, large industrial complexes, and various commercial and institutional facilities. He has managed, designed and constructed high, medium and low voltage transmission and distribution systems, substations, hazardous area equipment, raceways and cable systems, grounding

and communication systems. Mr. Johnson has supervised and performed load flow analysis, short circuit analysis, power system computer modeling, arc flash studies, economic evaluations and planning studies. In his new role as Director of Project Management, Frank will develop, publish, monitor, and update project management policies and procedure; establish and conduct corporate project management training; and provide leadership and guidance to project managers. Frank resides in North Olmsted.

MATT BENOVIC, P.E., M.S., LEED AP RECEIVES S.E. LICENSE December 17, 2014

Congratulations to Matt Benovic for successfully passing the Structural Engineer (SE) exam and becoming a licensed Structural Engineer in Ohio.

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RISK MANAGEMENT So you want to be an Additional Insured?

Insurance provisions are important to Owners of a construction project and the designers and contractors associated with them. After all, construction projects represent large dollar risks and everyone involved wants to have the greatest financial protection commercially available. Knowledgeable Owners understand the insurance issues that apply to each party and realize the insurance requirements for the contractor differ from those required for the design professional. For example, project Owners will rightfully insist that they be included as "additional" or "named insured" on a contractors general liability policy. This ensures that the Owner will be adequately protected in the event of bodily injury or property damage resulting from a jobsite accident. Occasionally an Owner will request that they also be named as additional insured on the designer's professional liability insurance policy. This is not a good idea and rejected by all professional liability carriers for the following reasons:

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1) The Owner is not likely to be a licensed design professional and doesn't have the type of exposure that the policy covers. 2) If the Owner were to file a claim against the professional liability policy, the Owner would essentially be filing a negligence claim against itself. 3) If a third party files a claim against the professional liability policy, the Owner could find itself having to defend a claim that is not covered for design services it did not provide. As you can see, having the Owner named as additional insured on the professional liability policy can actual reduce their protection and increase their liability.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Members of our firm support and actively participate in professional organizations including serving on several technology committees. Below are events recently attended or soon to be attended CLEVELAND ENGINEERING SOCIETY'S 63RD ANNUAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE Engineering Cleveland's Revitalization Mar 5, 2015 | Westlake, Ohio Our engineers took part in this unparalleled networking and educational forum that brings together the area’s key design and construction professionals from the public and private sectors; engineers, architects, developers, planners, investors, owners, contractors, officials and others. Keynote speakers addressed industry issues, shared knowledge, solutions and best practices. Continued from Page 22

Peter Zwick, P.E., P.S. Networking at the Annual Design & Construction Conference

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Track sessions focused on our region’s growth and the opportunities we’ll see as a result. Brett Neff, Principal of R.E. Warner, presented the Hall of Fame award to Bonnie Teeuwen, former Cuyahoga County Public Works Director, in recognition of her outstanding leadership and excellence in design and construction. R.E. Warner has also been fortunate to play a significant role in Cleveland’s Revitalization by providing surveying services for several notable projects including The Flats East Bank (shown on front cover), Cleveland Convention Center and Opportunity Corridor. Brett Neff, Principal, presented the Hall of Fame Award to Bonnie Teeuwen

TERMINAL TOWER 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT Mar 5, 2015 |Cleveland, Ohio Matt Benovic, Ryan O’Hearn and Jeff Spangler were among members of The American Society of Civil Engineers Cleveland Section honoring the iconic Terminal Tower’s 100 Year Anniversary. Introductory remarks on the seminal Terminal Tower and Rail Station Development were provided along with a presentation on recent and current downtown development all with an amazing view of the city from near the top of the Terminal Tower for a bird’s eye view of downtown. Matt Benovic helped to coordinate this event to remember as Secretary of ASCE Cleveland Section and Ryan O’Hearn is co-chair of the ASCE Cleveland younger members.

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Bird’s Eye View of Downtown Cleveland from near the Top of The Terminal Tower


THE 18TH ANNUAL ENERGY, UTILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE & EXPO Feb 16 – 18, 2015 |San Diego, CA EUEC is a technical forum for addressing actions by regulators, legislators, courts, industries, vendors, academics and environmental groups in the ongoing debates on energy, environmental and climate issues. Frank Johnson, our Director of Project Management presented an approach for developing a master plan for decommissioned assets and provided one such case study as part of the Operations & Management track. PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS OF OHIO January |Cleveland, Ohio Peter Zwick chaired the Cleveland PLSO Chapter's "2015 Surveyor of the Year" award committee, and presented the award to George Hofmann, PS in January. The award recognizes service to the profession, technical accomplishments, career and recent contributions for the advancement of land surveying. Zwick received the award in 2013. ASCE MULTI-REGION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Jan 30-31, 2015 | Houston, TX Matt Benovic attended the ASCE MultiRegional Leadership

conference structured for ASCE Leaders, Younger Member Leaders, and Student Chapter Leaders. Participation in the Workshop strengthens and expands the programs and activities of Sections and Branches through the interchange of ideas, information and experiences, while it exposes incoming officers to the tools needed to be effective leaders. ASHE MEETING Jan 21, 2015 | Cleveland, Ohio Doug Tober, Civil Department Manager, and James Scott, Sr. Civil Engineer, at R.E.Warner attended the January ASHE meeting featuring an update of the Cleveland Metroparks Program presented by Mr. Brian Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer. James serves as Treasurer for the American Society of Highway Engineers Lake Erie Section. AIST LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Nov. 19-21, 2014|New Orleans, LA Don Salsbury, Sr. Project Manager at R.E. Warner attended The AIST Leadership Conference hosted annually for the Technology Committee and Member Chapter officers, as well as the Board of Directors and Foundation Trustees. The objectives of the conference are to enhance AIST programs for improved value, and to build strong leaders for their Association and the steel industry.

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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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March 2015 Excellence By Design  

A Digital Magazine for Clients and Friends of R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc.

March 2015 Excellence By Design  

A Digital Magazine for Clients and Friends of R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc.