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EXCELLENCE BY

DESIGN

Summer 2013

a digital magazine for clients and friends of R.E. Warner & Associates, Inc.

METAL PRODUCTION & PROCESSING

AUTOMOTIVE & MANUFACTURING

CHEMICAL PRODUCTION & PROCESSING

FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

POWER GENERATION & TRANSMISSION

COMMERCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL FACILITIES

THIS ISSUE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE STRATEGIC PLANNING MARKET TRENDS PROFSSIONAL ACTIVITIES INSIGHT INTO ENGINEERING CES ANNUAL MEETING PROJECT MANAGEMENT NEW PROJECTS, QUALITY 40 YEAR CLUB NEW TEAMMATES STRUCTURAL INSPECTION SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM SAFETY / RISK MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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President’s Message

mission

by Ted Beltavski, PE tbeltavski@rewarner.com One of the most enjoyable parts of summer here at R.E. Warner is our ability to welcome another group of interns. These high achieving college students bring with them a real energy and passion for the start of an exciting career in engineering. For the past several years, we have been fortunate to offer internship opportuntiies to some of the best and brightest engineering students in the region. They have fit in beautifully with the R.E. Warner culture and have been real assets to their respective project teams. Many of these students have become permanent employees upon graduation. Their growth as professionals has been inspiring to all of us. I encourage you to read more about our summer interns on page 9. Please encourage an internship experience to friends and family that have selected engineering and architecture as their chosen career path. It is our honor to be a small part of their journey. - Ted

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We provide technical solutions through teamwork and a passion for service.

vision

We will be the preferred consultant for each client we serve. Purpose of the Strategic Plan – Bring an additional element to our business “that of strategic thinking” – Not to predict the future, but to shape the future – Define our Vision and Mission – Focus our resources Goals of the Strategic Plan – Build on our strengths – Mitigate our weaknesses – Seize opportunities – Prepare for threats Key Elements of the Strategic Plan – Marketing and Business Development – Design and Production – Human Resources – Finance and Administration – Technology – Leadership and Ownership Transition Action Plan – Build on our Strengths – Mitigate Our Weaknesses – Prepare for Threats – Seize Opportunities – Develop Communication Channels – Design Production – Project Communications – External Communications – Talent Management – Technology Management – Financial Management – Business Development – Internal Sales and Marketing


Strategic Planning

Action Steps - The means to an end Over the past few issues of Excellence by Design, we have discussed the elements of our strategic plan without giving away trade secrets. Up until now, these elements included data gathering and research which lead to philosophical discussions centered around Mission, Vision, Goals and Strategies. However, as Peter Drucker once said, “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work”. The hard work comes in the form of executed action steps.

Each action step requires an action item with a beginning and end, the name of a person responsible for the action step, a date by which the step is to be completed, and the resources required to complete the step.

Action steps are the most detailed component of a strategic plan. When properly executed, they turn ideas into reality. In an engineering sense, they are the construction documents.

Action steps are derived from strategies by asking, “How can we accomplish this strategy” For example, if a strategy says to grow the business by 10% annually, action steps may include market research, strategic hires, product development and promotional materials.

Action steps describe who is going to do what and when. They consist of a series of steps to be completed in a short period of time, for example one year, to implement the organization’s strategies, achieve its goals and ultimately fulfill it’s vision.

In each case, an action step involves either an event, an investment, and/or a deliverable. The success of a strategic plan rests not on how many action steps an organization can generate, but on how many it can execute.

Market Trends

White House Calls for New Restrictions on Carbon Emissions President Barack Obama called for reducing carbon emissions across all sectors of the economy during his address at Georgetown University in Washington DC on June 25th. In his speech about measures to be taken to reduce climate change, the President declared that his administration will set standards that will effect a huge number of facilities, especially coal fired power plants. The cost to upgrade power plants to meet stringent air quality regulations often cannot be supported for many older facilities. Some coal fired plants will be re-powered with more efficient gas plants. Others will be decommissioned. R.E. Warner has partnered with NTH Consultants to provide electrical utilities with technical support for permitting, compliance, engineering, demolition and construction related to power plant decommissioning.

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Professional Activities . . . Brett Neff was among more than 750 friends and colleagues of Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton at the Pathway to Possibilities celebration on Friday, June 7th. The celebration was held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel to honor her legacy of Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton outstanding leadership and dedication during her 21 year tenure as President of Cuyahoga Community College.

Our guys kicked-off the event by joining clients at the AIST foundation golf classic on Sunday May 5th followed by their attendance at various technical sessions and the Project and Construction Management Technology and the Safety and Health Technology Committee meetings. Don serves as a member on several technology committees including Safety & Health, Project & Construction Management and Maintenance & Reliability.

Men of Steel, Don Salsbury and Ed Dziubek attended the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA on May 6-9, 2013. The AISTech is the steel industry’s largest annual exposition and a can’t-miss event for everyone involved at any level of today’s global steel marketplace, providing a global perspective on the technology and engineering expertise necessary to power a sustainable steel industry. AISTech features hundreds of technical presentations and exhibitor displays, multiple keynotes by today’s industry leaders, student contests, plant tours, and numerous opportunities for networking.

Bob Ramer attended the Ford Land A/E Alliance meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Dearborn, Michigan. The purpose of the annual event was to discuss changing roles and responsibilities for Ford Land, improve communications, gain a better understanding of objectives and deliverables, and identify Ford Land engineering team’s role. Key points of the day included communications, consistent processes, building relationships with the various discipline leads, Global Facilities Forum review, Ford construction specifications, examples of overdesign/underdesign, field verification, cost savings and efficiencies and BIM – 3D.

R.E. Warner Provides Insight into Engineering Benedictine’s Project REAL is designed to provide students the opportunity to work on a meaningful, independent project within an area of interest during the last week of the school year. The rationale for the projects is to receive hands-on experience in a work field that interests the student; develop work ethic, professional interactions, self-discipline and preparation and planning; provide community service; and encourage students’ individual pursuits of personal interest.

“Becoming a mentor is a great experience and an invaluable opportunity for students. The relationship allows professionals to pass on details of their experience in engineering and science and in the workplace to a curious student. Hopefully we can continue to build these partnerships to provide more opportunities to students,” said Ted.

Peter soaked in as much knowledge as he could from Ted and and our team at R.E. Warner. “I gained knowledge about the various fields of engineering from my job shadow experience at R.E. Warner,” said Peter. “I could really see myself making a career in any of the four engineering fields that I had shadowed.” During the job shadow experience, Peter met with several R.E. Warner professionals in the areas of mechanical/HVAC, electrical, civil and structural engineering.

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. . . I gained knowledge about the various fields of engineering from my job shadow experience at R.E. Warner. I could really see myself making a career in any of the four engineering fields that I had shadowed.

Peter Cvijanovic, a “Man of Benedictine” chose Ted Beltavski and R.E. Warner as his sponsor and worksite to complete his Project REAL Senior assignment.

- Peter Cvijanovic, Student at Benedictine High School


Cleveland Engineering Society Annual Meeting & Convention The officers of R.E. Warner joined several of our young project managers following successful completion of R.E. Warner’s project manager roundtable program at the CES annual meeting on Thursday evening, July 11, 2013 at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Our team enjoyed cocktails and appetizers as they toured the aquarium’s 10 exhibition areas, including the

magnificent 500,000 gallon walk-thru shark tank. The evening also featured behindthe-scenes access to the feeding and filtration areas. Dinner followed at Windows on the River, along with leadership and scholarship presentations.

Project Management Becoming a Trusted Advisor R.E.Warner’s Vision is to become the preferred consultant for each of the clients we serve.

By providing our clients with affability, technical ability, and availability, we are confident we can fulfill our Vision.

To realize this Vision, we endeavor to become our client’s trusted advisor. An extension of your team. What is a trusted advisor? Being a trusted advisor means we strive to offer our client a means for accomplishing his or her objectives with the least amount of worry. We understand the difference between the public and private sector as we develop honest and ethical rapport that transcends our primary business relations. Our entire team develops a thorough understanding of, and respect for all of your processes, protocols, standards, and procedures. We look beyond the initial scope of the project to anticipate potential issues, alert our client, and propose means of avoiding problems before they occur.

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New R.E. Warner Projects . . .

tDetailed engineering for the installation of process, piping, mechanical and electrical systems for a new production building at a paint manufacturing plant following preliminary and conceptual engineering and detailed civil/structural engineering under a previous contract. t&OHJOFFSJOHBOEDPOTUSVDUJPOBENJOJTUSBUJPOUP renovate a product inspection process at a rolling mill and a steel processing facility in Cleveland, Ohio. tInfrastructure Inspection Program of mill buildings and crane runway systems at a steel making facility in Ohio. t-PDBMconstruction administration for construction of the new Lakewood Country Club Clubhouse in Westlake, Ohio.

tOn-Call contract for architectural and engineering services for the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority. First task includes architectural design services and construction administration for facade and related exterior renovations to The Elms, Housing for the Elderly in Warren, Ohio. tGeneral on-call campus engineering services for small projects on an as needed basis for a two-year period for Cleveland State University. First task order includes mechanical and electrical engineering services for the renovation of the first floor of CSU’s law library.

t%FUBJMFEEFTJHO DPOTUSVDUJPOEPDVNFOUT MBOETDBQF design, bid support and construction administration for a new access road to facilitate the construction of a manufacturing building.

t1SFQBSBUJPOPGQMBOTBOETQFDJmDBUJPOTGPS improvements to the intersection of Albion and Prospect Roads by adding turn lanes and increasing vehicle storage capacity in the City of Strongsville.

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Quality t$PODFQUVBMFOHJOFFSJOHGPScollection and control of stormwater runoff from approximately 40 buildings of a salt processing facility in Rittman, Ohio. tTier 2 evaluation of two 20,000 gallon diesel and one 6,000 gallon motor oil underground storage tanks located at the GCRTA Woodhill Bus Garage in accordance with BUSTR 2012 regulations. tStudy and analysis of a steel making facility’s city water system for recommended improvements. t&MFDUSJDBMBOEDPOUSPMTEFTJHOGPSUIFVQQFS reservoir intake emergency shutoff at a hydrogenerating station in New Jersey. t%FWFMPQNFOUPGDPOTUSVDUJPOTDPQFPGXPSLBOE bid specifications for electrical installation work and structural engineering assistance at a Lorain, Ohio steel production facility. tSurveying and mapping for repair and reconstruction of the Wilson Mills Road bridge over Interstate 271 in Cuyahoga County. t&OHJOFFSJOHTFSWJDFTUPSeplace the odor control ductwork system for the digester, primary settling tank, and trickling filter areas at the Lorain, Ohio PQM wastewater treatment plant.

Project Delivery . . . Design/Build Delivers Sports Car Paint Shop Fast!  

R.E. Warner recently partnered with Peterson Construction Company of Wapakoneta, Ohio to provide Honda of America with the design/ build of a 24,000 sf paint pretreatment and electrocoat facility for Honda’s new NSX sports car. To facilitate the design and construction of the facility, R.E.Warner prepared a 3-D Revit model of the facility.

In the mid 1980”s, Bill Nigro, then employed by the US Navy, developed a systematic interdiscipline review process for new construction known as RediCheck. Nigro’s system provided a multidiscipline check list and defined an overlay process for architects and engineers to review construction plans for interdiscipline coordination. When undetected, coordination issues or clashes can “fall through the cracks”, often resulting in work stoppages, change orders, and increased costs. Although R.E.Warner initially adopted Nigro’s concept, our system for interdiscipline checking has evolved over time as our industry changes. Now 3-dimensional modeling helps with clash detection and constructability issues that need to be addressed. In addition, we found that new and different checklists were required for renovation and remodel projects. Today, R.E.Warner professionals incorporate an array of tools and checklists to identify common coordination issues and endeavor to insure “you can actually build it

The 40 Year Club Continues to Grow at R.E. Warner In the last two months, two employees celebrated 40 years of service with R.E. Warner. Ed Dziubek, June 11th and Randy Cecil July 30th. This is quite an achievement! Both now join Bob Ramer in “The 40 Year Club” of R.E. Warner anniversaries, with Bob reaching his 46th this past June 1st. Employees celebrated their milestones in the office with cake in recognition of their many contributions to our company over the years. We sincerely thank them for their commitment and dedication to our clients.

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New Teammates. . . Narhari B. Patel, P.E.

Joshua M. Sashko, EI

Narhari B. Patel, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer, is a new team member of our Structural Department.

Joshua M. Sashko, Mechanical Engineer, is a new team member in our Mechanical Department.

Narhari comes to us from the City of Cleveland Division of Water Pollution Control. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Sardar Patel University, India and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytech Institute, Massachusetts, is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio and has more than 35 years of experience in the design of a wide variety of sanitary sewer projects involving industrial, utility, and transportation related structures. His design experience includes structural steel, reinforced concrete and precast concrete designs as well as sanitary sewer design and stormwater management. He is thoroughly familiar with BOCA, ANSI, ACI and AISC codes.

Lebron Bell

Scott Hamilton, P.E.

Lebron Bell, Senior Structural Designer is a new member to our team.

Scott Hamilton is a new team member in our Metal Production and Processing Market as Senior Project Manager. He is responsible for developing new business, maintaining client relationships and managing projects throughout the geographical region of Indiana and Illinois.

Lebron has more than 30 years experience as a commercial/industrial designer. He has developed structural design drawings and details for all building types and industries. His experience includes precast plank panels, post tensioning, caisson/grade beam foundations, steel piling, timber frame, two way flat plat slabs, concrete joist systems and more.

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Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University and has experience in the design and layout of mechanical systems in the performing arts, healthcare, university and museum renovations, cleanroom design and installation, and dust collection design. His experience includes geothermal wellfield design, HVAC system design, mechanical piping design, boiler plant design and layout, LEED certification and documentation, fire protection layout and design, heat load calculations, energy audits, plumbing layout and design, construction budget cost and timeline estimation, BIM and AutoCAD Revit/MEP. His professional affiliations include ASHRAE, ASPE and ASME.

Scott has extensive experience in project management and business development having achieved consistent results and strong working relationships in the metals industry. His areas of expertise and core competencies include professional office operations; P&L management; customer service excellence; team building/training/ supervision; marketing program development and implementation; sales strategies and execution and project management. He has held various positions in the consulting industry including Senior Manager of Projects, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Iron and Steel Technology. Scott graduated with Honors from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada in Industrial Management and from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario with a B.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering.


Meet our Structural Inspection Team In order to continue our mission to provide technical solutions through teamwork and a passion for service, R.E. Warner consistently recruits, hires and retains the leaders in our profession. With this in mind, we are pleased to introduce our highly qualified structural inspectors who possess many years of experience conducting on-site inspections of structures, equipment, and buildings at metal processing facilities, power plants, manufacturing complexes, refineries, and mines utilizing non-destructive testing methods including visual inspection and ultrasonic thickness testing. Typical structural inspections include: roofs, crane runways, bridges, conveyors, plant-wide walkways, pipe racks, containments, buildings, tanks, stacks, lifelines, coke batteries and furnaces, ultrasonic stone and coal silos as well as deep mine duct work, caster spray chambers, light and cell towers, and various other equipment and structures. Numerous clients retain R.E. Warner to perform yearly inspections of their facilities and key equipment. Our team has performed structural inspections at high elevations, confined spaces and hazardous environments. We have completed safety training and are up-to-date with current OSHA requirements. Craig M. McGinnis, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer has more than 31 years experience in field inspection, structural design, project and facilities engineering, and construction administration. His experience includes condition surveys/inspections and construction inspections, structural design including new and retrofit design, forensic evaluation, associated repair recommendations and comprehensive engineering/ contractor interface, analysis and design of reinforced concrete and structural steel building modifications and facilities improvements, design of specialized lifting beams and load studies. His specialized expertise includes fall protection engineering and implementing fall hazard control measures in accordance with OSHA and ANSI requirements.

David R. Gross, Senior Structural Inspector joined our firm as a field inspector after 34 years in the construction trades as a journeyman ironworker, finish welder and rigger. He has worked on composite crews with the millwrights involved in auto plant conveyor and machinery installation as well as with the boilermakers in large vessel and mill repairs. He has six different AWS weld certifications as well as completion of the AWS weld inspection course and test. Along with structural steel and concrete work Dave has been involved with the placement and installation of construction tower cranes and material and man hoists. Franklin Shrieves, Senior Structural Inspector brings both welding and climbing experience with him. He has 15 years experience, 5 years as a welder/fabricator and 10 years with inspections. His ability as an ironworker and his certifications in steel erection provide valuable experience needed for inspections in the steel industry. He is also proficient in computer software for preparation of structural inspection reports. William DeVito, Senior Structural Inspector A snapshot of Bill’s career, simply stated, is the skyline of downtown Cleveland. In the 1970’s he began working as an iron worker at the Justice Center. Since then, the skyline of Cleveland has changed drastically and Bill has been heavily involved in that change. He has worked on most of the building in Cleveland, such as Medical Mutual, Sohio and KeyBank. Some of his most memorable jobs were the Detroit-Superior Bridge (the only double decker bridge in Northeast Ohio) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum (the only building that is surrounded by waters on three sides).

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Summer Internship Program R.E. Warner extends a special welcome back to Perry Lackowski, Anthony Murphy and Michael Dean, who have rejoined the R.E. Warner intern program this summer and a first year welcome to Ryan O’Hearn. The R.E. Warner intern program helps college students extend their understanding of the engineering field. PERRY LACKOWSKI is a senior electrical engineering major at Ohio State University. There, he is a member of Habitat for Humanity. He is a three year electrical engineering intern with R.E. Warner where he has worked on lighting and power systems for both commercial and industrial projects. His hometown is Westlake, Ohio. ANTHONY MURPHY is a senior chemical engineering major at Cleveland State University. There he is a member of the AICHE. He has interned with R.E. Warner since 2011 and will be a permanent employee upon graduation. He has created drawings in AutoCAD, prepared preliminary calculations, helped create RTO duct system model in Chemcad and conducted field measurements. His hometown is Willoughby, Ohio. MICHAEL DEAN holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University and will graduate in May 2014 with his Master’s. His school activities include honors undergraduate research in applied mechanics, service projects, such as

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leader for The Scholastics Catholics Philosophy Club and intramural hockey. As a second year mechanical engineering intern, he created and reviewed AutoCAD drawings and assisted in field data collection an observation. Upon graduation, he will be teaching incoming freshman engineering students in the Fundamentals of Engineering Program as a graduate teaching assistant. His hometown is Brecksville, Ohio. RYAN O’HEARN is a senior civil engineering major at Cleveland State University. He is involved in the ASCE Student Chapter, Ohio Valley Student Conference 2013 Planning Co-Chair, Steel Bridge team member, Ohio Contractors Association Estimating Team Champion, club and intramural basketball and is on the Dean’s list. His first year as a civil engineering intern included work on an auto plant expansion, HCL tower structure and furnace bay. Ryan will be a permanent employee upon graduation. His hometown is Painesville, Ohio.


Safety

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CONTINUE TO REVIEW THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER HYDRATION AND DIET BFORE, DURING, AND AFTER EACH SHIFT!



Risk Management

New Model Contract Allows for Cooling-Off Period Model Contracts, prepared cooperatively by associations representing various stakeholders, are a starting point for fair treatment of all project team members. Recent updates to the EJCDC model contract documents, prepared jointly by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the National Society of Professional Engineers, now allows for a cooling off period to help diffuse alarm and anger that often arise

with even the smallest claim. Under the new version, Section C-700 of the document, which covers general conditions, is revised to create an interval in which thought and patience can prevail over worry and anger. Other model contracts have addressed these issues in a similar way and we encourage owners to provide a little extra space in their contracts to create time for cooler heads to prevail and perhaps avoid costly legal battles.

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R.E. Warner Hosts Revit® Training R.E. Warner has collaborated with AutoDesk to host a weeklong, in-house Revit® training session. 3D modeling tools have been available in the marketplace for some time. The past few years have seen an accelerated interest from both the design and construction community to fully utilize these tools. As all project teams are realizing, implementing 3D modeling for the first time is a complicated process that requires a coordinated effort. Universal guidelines currently do not exist for using these tools in a multidisciplinary and multi-organizational environment and project teams are forced to figure this out on their own in real time as the project progresses.

AutoDesk, on earlier projects, often in conjunction with the Bentley ISM software and Staad Pro/RAM Steel to analyze structural models. Revit® is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach. Autodesk Revit is a single application that includes features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering. At R.E. Warner, we are committed to remain involved, informed and educated about this exciting design tool. We will continue to grow and expand our use of Revit and other 3D software, guaranteeing that our deliverable meet the everchanging needs of the industry.

We have been faced with this realization firsthand through the use of Revit®, a 3D Design program developed by

Revit MEP Mock up of new boiler room configuration

Revit Arch partially shaded picnic area of a park pavilion proposal

Revit Arch roof perspective of a reseach facility

R.E. Warner Makes Substantial Investments in Technology Upgrades High-Quality Surveying Equipment R.E. Warner recently invested in new Trimble Survey Equipment that will result in increased productivity and fast, efficient, and accurate work, allowing our surveyors to go places and do things they’ve never done before. The first of its kind, the revolutionary Trimble R10 GNSS system is designed to help our surveyors work more effectively, no matter how extreme the environment. The new, lighter design is more balanced allowing our crews to travel farther, faster, and gather data more easily. Going beyond comprehensive GNSS support with new technologies like the Trimble HD-GNSS processing engine, Trimble SurePoint electronic bubble and traceable tilt values, Trimble 360 satellite tracking, and Trimble xFill keeps them working in radio and cellular black spots, this powerful system ensures they will collect better, more accurate data faster and easier no matter how challenging the job. Combined with Trimble Access and the TSC3, the Trimble R10 is the most powerful solution available on the market today, representing a new era in GNSS.

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The Trimble S6 Total Station provides the power and flexibility required by today’s Surveying Professionals. With the industry’s most advanced technology the Trimble S6 Total Station will meet the changing needs of our business, allowing our investment to go further.


Community Involvement Ohio Valley Student Conference Cleveland State University American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter, expressed their sincere thanks to Matt Benovic and Jeff Spangler for their time and effort put into the Ohio Valley Student Conference hosted at Cleveland State University April 4-6, 2013. The conference brought over 400 students and faculty from 14 universities to Cleveland while showcasing the school and region. The conference competition included steel bridge, concrete canoe, land surveying, AutoCAD, balsa wood bridge, environmental design, concrete horseshoes, and concrete bat. Matt and Jeff provided expertise in the steel bridge competition and served as judges. Thank you for helping to create an exciting and enlightening competition for the next generation of civil engineers.

Amherst Miners Little League Chris Tomko performed some volunteer work for the Amherst Miners Little League baseball teams recently. His work entailed laying out new bases and pitcher’s mound at the proper spacing in reference to home plate. A banner with R.E. Warner’s logo will be hung on the outfield fence in recognition of this service.

R.E. Warner Sponsors Stallions Baseball R.E. Warner is a youth baseball team sponsor for the Stallions baseball team in Strongsville. The sponsorship will provide increased funds to be able to help cover costs such as team uniforms, repairs and improvement to facilities, team equipment and most importantly keep the player registrations fees more reasonable in an effort to keep as many young people involved as possible.

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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.

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

Excellence By Design Summer 2013  

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

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