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ENGINEERS ARCHITECTS S U R V E YO R S CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

Excellence

BY DESIGN

FALL 2013

A DIGITAL MAGAZINE FOR CLIENTS AND FRIENDS OF R.E.EXCELLENCE WARNERBY&DESIGN ASSOCIATES, - FALL 2013 INC. 1


TABLE OF CONTENTS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE - 3 STRATEGIC PLANNING - 4 QUALITY - 5 MARKET TRENDS - 6 PROJECTS - 7 RISK MANAGEMENT - 8 PROJECT MANAGEMENT - 9 NEWEST TEAM MEMBERS - 10-13 PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES - 14-16 Chardon service facility - 16 ODOT’s new facility in euclid - 17 architect featured on career website - 18 technology - 19 safety - 20

On the cover:

Where have all the engineers gone?

On page 6, we ask that question. On-call contracts are becoming the trend. R.E. Warner is proud to offer on-call services to allow owners to complete small, single or multidiscipline projects or tasks in a timely and efficient manner. R.E. Warner has an on-call contract partnership with Cleveland State University. Matt Barratt attends a meeting on site to gather an understanding of the scope of services required for CSU’s planned modifications to the first floor of their Law Library. R.E. Warner is designing the mechanical and electrical improvements.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE A theme of this magazine issue is growth. Our firm is continually striving for effective growth...technically, professionally and personally. This mirrors what we see happening in the field of engineering. Universities are seeing a drastic increase in freshman students interested in engineering study. In some cases 30 - 50% increases over the last five years. The emphasis on high school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs is driving a renewed interest in the engineering profession. This comes at the appropriate time as our region’s demand for engineering professionals grows. We at R.E. Warner are committed to our region as a technical service leader. I encourage our corporate colleagues to support all those young people interested in a career path in engineering. We will continue to advance our region of the country through this technical growth.

- Theodore A. Beltavski, MS, PE

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

Why Should We Grow? For many companies engaged in strategic planning, growth seems to be the hot button. A commitment to growth is important, but only for the right reasons and only if properly directed, planned and executed.   Growth is usually defined in terms of revenue, income or staff count. Alternatively, growth can also be defined by intangibles such as more interesting projects or more desirable clients. All of these are desirable objectives and all can be the direct result of controlled growth.   The major benefit of growth however, is the opportunities it creates for employees and stakeholders. For example, when a firm grows from 50 to 100 people, more principals, project managers, department managers and technical specialists are required. This not only creates opportunities for current staff members, but also allows the firm to recruit new leaders who feel stagnant in their current

positions. In addition, larger and often more interesting projects can be pursued. Growth also creates firm value. The intangible worth of a firm is its intellectual capital. A firm cannot be competitive in the market place unless it cultivates and develops its intellectual capital.  However, intellectual capital is an asset that firm leaders cannot fully control. As the saying goes, it rides down the elevator every night. The larger the firm, the broader the foundation of that capital and the less dependent the firm is on any one individual.      Growth also creates shareholder value. Investors, whether internal or external, look not only at the firm’s past performance, but also the firm’s projections for future earnings. These projections are significantly enhanced by a plan for growth that is specific, measurable and attainable.     

The intangible worth of a firm is its intellectual capital. A firm cannot be competitive in the market place unless it cultivates and develops its intellectual capital.  4


QUALITY

We will strive at every level of our organization for continuous improvement. There are two parts to every quality plan. Say what you do and do what you say. Quality Control is saying what you do. R.E. Warner maintains a detailed quality control plan based on ISO 9000. In it, we define specific policies, procedures and work instructions for every phase of our project delivery. In addition, we prepare a project specific quality plan for each project. Quality Assurance is doing what you say. R.E. Warner has developed a formal internal audit process to assure that we are

following our own procedures. Under the direction of Ted Beltavski, our president and corporate quality officer, and conducted by a formal quality committee, our quality audits allow us to independently verify that procedures for our processes are being followed. When issues arise, continuous improvement bulletins are issued to discuss lessons learned and modify procedures if warranted. Through this auditing process, we continuously improve our service at every level of our organization.

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MARKET TRENDS Where have all the engineers gone? Facing a shortage of talented engineers and designers, government agencies and major corporations are turning to R.E. Warner to meet their design and construction administration requirements through on-call contracts and on site technical staff. Downsizing during and after the recent recession, coupled with the current and pending retirement of baby boomers, compounded by the decline of young engineers in the basic engineering fields of civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, has left many owners short handed at a time when the economy is rebounding and capital spending is on the rise. To fill this critical shortage of talented technical professionals, many clients are calling upon R.E. Warner to fill this vital need in one of two ways. On-call contracts, often called indefinite delivery - indefinite quantity contracts, are usually annual contracts that allow owners to complete small, single or multidiscipline projects or tasks in a timely and efficient manner. The federal government was a pioneer in this delivery process and R.E. Warner was one of the first firms in our area to successfully execute these contracts in the mid 1980’s for NASA Glenn Research Center and the Army Corps of Engineers. On-call contracts allow the owner and R.E.Warner to pre-negotiate annual hourly rates for each labor category and then establish hours for each project or task as they arise. Over the years, we have perfected the

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process by assigning a project manager as our single point of contact. Task managers and discipline leads are then specifically selected to execute each task quickly and efficiently based on their qualifications and experience. Currently, R.E. Warner has on-call contracts in place for: • • • • • • • • • •

City of Cleveland Division of Architecture and Site Development Cleveland State University Cuyahoga Community College Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority FirstEnergy Corporation Ford Motor Company PPG Industries Stark County Metropolitan Housing Authority Trumbull County Metropolitan Housing Authority

In addition, R.E. Warner is providing on site project management, engineering, drafting and construction support personnel, working under the owner’s supervision, at several facilities throughout northeast Ohio. We currently have personnel on site assigned to: • • •

ASHTA Chemical FirstEnergy Corporation PPG Industries


PROJECTS • Engineering and design services to modify an existing 4,000 square foot pre-engineered material storage building for reuse as a vehicle maintenance facility including a vehicle lift and 300 square foot office addition for a leading energy company. • Engineering services for renovation of an existing quality assurance laboratory into a water based application cell including removal and replacement of spray booths and installation of a spray application robot and two new dryers at an automotive coatings plant.

to undertake an assessment of a recently shut down power plant to maximize asset recovery from the plant, provide an assessment of environmental remediation options based on future reuse, and assist in determining the overall value and opportunities for redevelopment of the plant property. • Study and recommendations for improvements to a leading chemical company’s fire protection system including fire pumps, jockey pump, pump house enclosure, distribution system and diesel storage tank.

• Field location and documentation of natural gas main shut off valves to improve emergency response time at a major steel mill.

• As part of our on-call contract with CMHA, R.E. Warner was awarded a task order for engineering and design services to upgrade various mechanical and electrical • Process, mechanical, civil/structural and systems at CMHA’s Ambleside high rise electrical/control systems design for the building including replacement of the installation of a new 2.7 MW (3.35 MVA) outdated and obsolete fire alarm system, steam turbine generator in the existing heating boilers and associated systems, boiler house at a leading salt producer’s facility. domestic hot water boilers, emergency generator and transfer switch. • Preparation of a basic design package for an expansion project to support the • Preparation of specifications and diagrams expansion of a major waste oil recycling for modifications to existing sand filters company’s existing facility previously designed including the underdrain/air scour system, and engineered by R.E. Warner. scour blower, Allen Bradley PLC, pH and turbidity instrumentation, and sequence of • R.E. Warner, in association with a regional operation at an Indiana steel company’s facility. environmental engineering firm, has been selected by a leading publically owned utility EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - FALL 2013

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RISK MANAGEMENT In Sickness and in Health… For Richer or for Poorer No we’re not talking about marriage here, at least not in the rational sense. More and more projects are now calling for firms to marry up or partner with other firms to address project specific technical and/ or staffing requirements. In the past, firms often partnered with their fishing or golfing buddies with only casual regard for the project requirements. Little thought was given to technical skills or availability. The design and construction landscape has changed and owners are now scrutinizing the qualifications of every member of the project team before making any selection. R.E. Warner has long recognized that the success of every project, both technically and financially, depends upon

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the performance of each and every team member. We maintain a database of alliance partners, including specialty consultants and construction contractors, many of which are minority or women owned businesses, that we have successfully teamed with over the years. We only select partners based on their qualifications, experience and availability for the specific project. Our process reduces risk for the owner and the project team by bringing a team with an unmatched combination of resources to meet each project’s unique requirements.


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The first shall be last and the last shall be first. Many projects managers make the mistake of doing last what should be done first. At project close out, key metrics such as budget, schedule and quality are measured after the fact without previously defining measures for success.

At R.E. Warner, our project managers are asked to join the client in defining the project’s success before we lift a pencil. We discuss the project’s measurements of success in detail and ask the client to do the same. At our kick-off meeting, we compare our metrics and create a series of master metrics that define the project’s success. Is the project successful only if it comes in under budget? Ahead of schedule? Within scope? What can prevent us

from achieving these metrics and how do we avoid these obstacles? Often times priorities change during the project and we must agree to adjust our metrics. Metrics must be measurable. For example, a goal of R.E. Warner may be to gain repeat business with the client. That in itself is not a measurable goal. However, we follow up projects with Client Comment Surveys that ask the client to rate how likely they were to use us again. 80%? 90%? Establishing up front metrics for success for all stakeholders gives the project team clear direction as the project unfolds and helps ensure successful outcomes.

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NEWEST TEAM MEMBERS Corey Holz // Electrical engineer

Corey Holz, Electrical Engineer, is a new team member in our Electrical Department. Corey holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Toledo and has more than three years of field and design experience involving electrical systems for power, lighting, fire alarm, communication and energy management solutions in a variety of commercial buildings including retail spaces, educational facilities, office buildings, retail bank centers and apartment buildings. He has developed knowledge of engineering principles, codes and standards such as NEC, NFPA, ASHRAE, IES, IEEE and IECC. He is proficient in AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD MEP 3D and ComCheck (Energy Code Program). Corey interned with R.E. Warner for two sessions in 2008 and 2009. He worked three years at TES Engineering, a commercial consulting firm where he worked on projects for JCPenny, Menchies Frozen Yogurt, McDonalds, Five Guys and Key Bank.

Tom adams, P.E. // Senior Transportation Engineer Tom Adams, Senior Transportation Engineer, is a new team member in our Civil Department. Tom holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Earth Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio and has more than 20 years experience in roadway projects, site/civil design, construction administration and inspection. His experience includes project management, maintenance of traffic, traffic control, drainage, value engineering, railroad emergency response, industrial site design, utility relocation, storm water management, erosion control and new business development. Tom’s previous work history includes HNTB, Osborn Engineering, DLZ, ARCADIS and Mannik & Smith.

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Adam mcclain // Structural Engineer Adam McClain, Structural Engineer, is a new team member in our Structural Department. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University and has six years of structural engineering experience for various types of facilities and clients. His experience includes calculations for building and equipment foundations, structural steel and concrete details and sections, review of structural steel and concrete shop drawings and structural investigations and evaluations. He is proficient in AutoCAD, REVIT, NAVIS works, Bentley AutoPlant, STAAD and RAMSteel. Adam interned with R.E. Warner for two sessions in 2005 and 2006. He worked six years at Middough, Inc. in their process structural department developing significant experience with the refineries.

tanya koba-hall // Mechanical designer Tanya Koba-Hall, Mechanical Designer, is a new team member in our Mechanical Department. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and an Associate of Applied Science in Computerized Drafting and Design from ITT Technical Institute. She interned as a project assistant with Weston Solutions, Inc. and 2D Construction, LLC. Her technical skills include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Inventor Professional, Green Building Studio, RS Means Cost Works, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Solid Works.

MARY ELLEN T. CSULIK // HR Assistant Mary Ellen Csulik, Human Resource Assistant, is a new team member of our Administrative staff. Mary Ellen is currently taking courses to obtain her certification in payroll. Her professional experience as HR Administrator includes payroll, benefits, new hire orientation, wellness coordination and other HR duties.

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Alex Dumesh // senior mechanical engineer Alex Dumesh, Senior Mechanical Engineer, is a new team member in our Mechanical Department. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kharkov State University, Kharkov, Ukraine and has more than 35 years of engineering and design experience in industrial process development. His experience includes process air pollution control for fugitive dust emission processes and process piping systems, building ventilation, HVAC, compressed air, circulating water, and steam systems. He is particularly proficient in selection, sizing, and specification of baghouse filters, ESPs, cyclones, scrubbers, material handling equipment, fans, blowers, compressors, pumps, heat exchangers, cooling towers, piping, ductwork, and accessories. He has on-site engineering, field surveying and air/water flow testing experience. Alex’s previous engineering consulting work history includes Middough Associates, Karpinski Engineering and Louis Perry Engineering.

ROBERT W. JANKEY // Senior mechanical Engineer Robert Jankey, Senior Mechanical Engineer, is a new team member in our Mechanical Department. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (Cum Laude) from Cleveland State University and has more than 18 years of engineering, design and field experience related to both mechanical and structural systems for process and heavy industrial facilities. He has designed and laid out process and utility piping systems, developed and implemented designs related to vessel and process equipment, performed static and dynamic stress analysis using Caesar II, designed and detailed prototype machinery, designed and detailed structural systems for piping and equipment support, and captured accurate field data utilizing laser scanning technology. He is proficient in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Ceaser II, Cyclone/Cloudworx Laser Scanning Technology, and Bentley AutoPlant.

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Richard L. Jones // Senior Electrical Designer Rich Jones, Senior Electrical Designer, is a new team member in our Electrical Department. Rich holds an associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Stark State College and has over 22 years of experience in the electrical engineering and construction industry for petro-chemical, industrial, educational and retail facilities. Rich has a strong background in all aspects of electrical design, CAD and construction, including grounding, lighting, power distribution, motor control, cable tray layouts, fire alarm and telecommunication. He also has experience with probable cost estimate, specifying equipment, customer construction drawing reviews, bid meeting, scopes of work, construction specifications, start-up and field construction support. He is proficient in AutoCAD 2012 and Microstation V8 and is trained in Revit MEP 2013 and Smartplant.

david J. brunner // senior mechanical designer David J. Brunner, Senior Mechanical Designer, is a new team member in our Mechanical Department. David attended Naval Nuclear Power School, Orlando Florida and is certified in drafting and AutoCAD from Lorain Community College. He has more than 30 years experience in mechanical and HVAC design and coordination for new construction and renovations in the commercial and industrial field. His experience includes air handling units, steam, HVAC heating and cooling, domestic water, plumbing, medical gases, fuels and most associated equipment. He is proficient in AutoCAD MEP 2012, AutCAD, QuickPen PipeDesigner, Cadpipe, Drawtech (HVAC), Navisworks Manager 2012, Building Information Modeling, collision checking, field verification and manual estimating.

david J. rohrer // mechanical designer David Rohrer, Mechanical Designer, is a new team member in our Mechanical Department. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (Summa Cum Laude) from Baldwin-Wallace College and an Associate of Arts Degree from Cuyahoga Community College and has more than 15 years experience in residential construction creating and utilizing rough design drawings, formulating material lists and scheduling work. As piping designer, he has used Intergraph SmartPlant P&ID, Bentley Microstation v8, and AutoCAD to create, correct and change P&ID drawings according to process and piping standards. He is trained in SPED process plant and design. EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - FALL 2013

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES R.E. Warner engineer’s Doug Tober, Tom Adams, and Jamie Scott attended the 2013 Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference this past October in Columbus. The conference attracted more than 2,800 people from across Ohio. The program addressed the latest policy and technical information, as well as covered new ideas in transportation policy, planning, environmental, design, construction, maintenance, operation, local government, and management of transportation resources. R.E. Warner’s Dave Sminchak attended the Design Professionals Risk Control Group (DPRCG) Loss Prevention Convocation this past October in Texas. The annual DPRCG Loss Prevention Convocation is an exclusive, industry-leading event that enables attendees to exchange information and experiences with other large, wellmanaged firms in order to improve practices and manage risk. 14

Matt Benovic attended the Structural Engineering Institute Local Leadership Conference at the Omni Dallas Convention Center in Texas on September 11-12, 2013. The conference featured:

- Technical tour of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium the world’s largest domed structure

- Presentation on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge one of three Santiago Calatrava-designed bridges being built over the Trinity River in Dallas as part of the Trinity River Project, which was recently awarded the ASCE Texas Section OCEA Award. The $93 million cable stayed bridge is 1,870 feet with a main span of 1,197 feet, and an apex-height of 400 feet.

- Leadership Training: Do you want to become the influential person that you always hoped to be? Be aware of how our leadership impacts those around us—within ASCE, at our jobs, and with our families. Come to understand the dynamics and potential of the influence that we have on others. Learn how each of us can become more influential every day, allowing us to commit to being even more effective in our personal and leadership roles. Learn what actions we can take today and what work we can do tomorrow to more positively influence those around us.


ChemCAD 3-Day WorkshopBrian Emery and Matt Barratt attended a 3-day ChemCAD workshop for users of ChemCAD process modeling software. The workshop offered training on modeling new and existing processes, quantitative and qualitative use of simulations, using plant data in process flowsheets and modeling plant utilities.

Frank Johnson and Ken Zmija attended a course on grounding and bonding that was held at m Buckeye Power Sales and was taught by Mike Holt. Mike is nationally recognized as one e of America’s most knowledgeable electrical trainers on the National Electric Code.

Several project managers participated in a Webinar for Managing Scope Creep & Other Project Changes on September 10 presented by PSMJ Resources, Inc. Lessons learned include: o - What happens when you fail to plan for project change - Common causes of change - How to recognize when change has occurred - How to bring change to the client - How to deal with small incremental change.

Ted Beltavski, Justin Haselton, Debby Joppeck, Brett Neff, Karl Schneider, Dave Sminchak, and Doug Tober were in attendance. PSMJ Resources, Inc. is the world’s leading authority, publisher, and consultant on the effective management of architecture, engineering, and construction firms offering over 150 titles in book, audio, and video format. In addition, the company publishes several monthly periodicals and delivers dozens of seminars, roundtables, conferences, webinars, and in-house training sessions every year for A/E/C professionals around the world. PSMJ’s sought-after consulting expertise covers a range of critical business areas such as strategic planning, project management, valuation, succession planning, and mergers & acquisitions. Matt Benovic worked with SEI Cleveland Chapter to organize the ASCE Cleveland Section’s G. Brooks Earnest Dinner held Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square. Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, S.E. was honored and presented with the G. Brooks Earnest Technical Lecture Award. This award lecture was established to express the Section’s appreciation of the life-long services of G. Brooks Earnest and commemorates the service he has given to the profession and especially his leadership and inspiration in the education of engineers. The award is presented to an outstanding individual of National and/or International prominence. Dr. Miyamonto gave a technical lecture on Global Disaster Reconstruction and Mitigation following his award presentation. EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN - FALL 2013

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Congratulations to our Newest Licensed Surveyor R.E. Warner’s Alex Marks has passed the final portion of his Land Surveyor Exam. He has completed all the experience and exam requirements and is now a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Ohio. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping from the University of Akron and has more than 13 years experience in surveying mapping design

and construction staking. His experience includes construction layout and staking, topographic, boundary and route surveys and right-of-way surveys. Alex has served as survey crew chief on various survey projects at R.E. Warner including surveying and mapping of approximately 3700 l.f. within interstate highway right-of-ways for design of repairs and reconstruction of Wilson Mills Road bridge over I-271 in Cuyahoga County and surveying and mapping design of subdivision sanitary sewer improvements for Portage County Water Resources, just to name a few.

city of chardon service facility dedicated

Congratulations to the City of Chardon on the dedication of their new state-of-the-art, fourstructure service facility dedicated Friday, November 15. It was with great pleasure and honor that R.E. Warner took part in the celebration.

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ODOT Opens New Cuyahoga County Maintenance Facility in Euclid The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 12, in partnership with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, opened the new Cuyahoga County Full Service Maintenance Facility in Euclid on October 28. R.E. Warner partnered with Infinity Construction on this $8.2 million project, which was the first design/build full service maintenance facility in the State of Ohio. Present at the ribbon cutting ceremony from R.E. Warner were Steve Rufe and Brett Neff.   Built on a six acre plot of land located on the southwest corner of Babbitt Road and St. Clair Avenue in the City of Euclid, the new location is more centrally located for more efficient and effective ice and snow operations and highway maintenance operations.   It will replace the outdated highway maintenance garage in Mayfield Village – built in 1953 – something that has been a top priority for ODOT District 12.  All current employees that were stationed out of the Mayfield Garage have been transferred to the new Euclid garage. The new building is large enough to store all equipment indoors, includes two fullyequipped mechanics’ bays, a welding bay,

an indoor truck washing station, a 6,000 ton salt storage facility and a decanting station for filtering hazardous materials from street sweeping and sewer operations.   The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority partnered with ODOT to finance and build this highway maintenance facility and will sell the finished facility to ODOT upon completion.  The new facility will position District 12 to provide more efficient and effective highway maintenance operations for the eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County’s for many years to come.   The Port of Cleveland plays a crucial role in stimulating economic development by connecting private investors with landmark projects throughout our region and is the only local public agency whose sole mission is to spur job creation and economic vitality in Cuyahoga County.    “We are pleased to provide a cost-effective and timely facility solution to ODOT that will benefit highway users in our region,” said Port Authority CEO Will Friedman. “This project illustrates another way the Port of Cleveland can partner with public, private and nonprofit organizations that drive our economy and support job growth.”  

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R.E. Warner architect spotlighted on thecareerzoo.com Jen Kalin was recently interviewed for the website thecareerzoo.com. TheCareerZoo.com provides career education through videos featuring professionals in their natural habitat, career discussions and resources on thecareerzoo.com forums, plus articles and blogs to help show young people the many possibilities they have for their future. Youth can find out the best and worst parts of a job, and get inside information on how to get into the line of work that interests them. Jen discussed the role of an architect and her job at R.E. Warner. You can view the video at: http://www.thecareerzoo.com/2013/08/architecture/

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TECHNOLOGY ©

Solidworks for technology and engineering When an Indiana steel company was considering the use of an existing 350 ton overhead crane to lift an iron ladle transfer car and transport it to a designated area for maintenance, they turned to R.E. Warner. Utilizing Solidworks© we investigated the feasibility in performing this task. Once the transfer car was modeled, lifting lugs were designed, modeled, and analyzed in Solidworks©. Project Highlights:

were preformed quickly and efficiently. Real Life Solutions - the FEA environment simulated what is expected in the plant. Document creation - the project was model based, 2D construction prints were by products (no more manual drafting sections) From concept to construction documents, the use of 3D design aided the team with a complex analysis and design.

Fast Paced - Using the finite element analysis feature (FEA), several iterations

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SAFETY

HAZOP Studies save more than money The hazard and operability study (HAZOP) is a creative technique used to identify hazards and operational problems in a process facility. The primary purpose of a HAZOP study is to identify potential hazards and operating problems. Usually performed by a multi discipline team lead by a process engineer, the HAZOP is a structured technique that explores and identifies all possible deviations from normal operating conditions and assess the cause and consequences if such deviations occur. Each deviation is checked for possible causes and consequences. Potential problems are identified and noted and the need for action is determined by the significance and

probability of the event occurring. HAZOPs usually result in repairs, modifications or the new design of processes and/or facilities to improve safety. The success of the HAZOP depends largely on the skill of the HAZOP team and the system used to perform the study. R.E. Warner has provided HAZOP studies and follow up engineering for a wide variety of process plants. Our follow up work has included development of HAZOP procedures and design of process improvements. We are currently assisting a major chemical producer in Ohio with development of their HAZOP procedures.

R.E. Warner has provided HAZOP studies and follow up engineering for a wide variety of process plants. Our follow up work has included development of HAZOP procedures and design of process improvements.

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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!

If you would like a printed version of this publication, please email Lydia Janis at ljanis@rewarner.com.

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