January Meeting Date: January 17, 2012 The purpose of the Florida Engineering Program: Professional Licensure and Regulatory Developments in Society shall be the advancement of the Engineering public welfare and the promotion of the professional, educational, social, and Speakers: John C. Burke, PE, Chairman, Florida Board of Professional economic interests of the engineering Engineers profession; to stimulate and develop professional concepts among all Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel - Tampa Westshore engineers; and to strive throughout the profession to make registration more 5303 West Kennedy Blvd. meaningful in terms of individual Tampa, FL 33609 achievement in engineering as reflected by education and practice. Time: 6:00 PM Registration 6:30 PM Dinner and Program Cost: $25.00 Professional Members and Guests $10 for FES Student Chapter Members R.S.V.P: Please send your RSVP to James Harper, PE (813) 635- NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS FLORIDA ENGINEERING SOCIETY—TAMPA CHAPTER 5432 or (Harperj@hillsboroughcounty.org) by noon Friday, January 13, 2012. Please RSVP, as walk-ups NEWSLETTER cannot be guaranteed a seat. Early registration is appreciated! January 2012 NO SHOWS WILL BE INVOICED!! This is a joint dinner meeting with the USF Student Chapter and the Chairman of the Florida Board of Professional Engineers, Mr. John Burke. Mr. Burke’s talk will be of interest to engineering students and members who currently practice engineering. He’ll discuss the importance of being a Licensed Professional Engineer, enforcement activity, and some of the changes that are developing in the regulation of Engineering. Please join us for an interesting and enjoyable evening with colleagues in your profession. Inside this issue: President's Message 2 Upcoming 2012 Tampa FES Meetings FES Membership 3 January 17—FES Tampa Monthly Meeting Society Programs and Events 4 February 3—MATHCOUNTS February 24—Tampa Bay Engineers Week Continuing Education 7 Banquet Tampa Chapter Contacts 9 January Meeting Flyer Attached March 20—FES Tampa Monthly Meeting MATHCOUNTS Sponsorship Form Attached April 17—FES Tampa Monthly Meeting HDPE Seminar Flyer Attached Engineers Without Borders 5K Flyer Attached Engineers Week Banquet Flyer & Sign-in Attached Design Contracts Flyer from FES Attached CCNA Issues and Information Flyers FES Attached President’s Message Dear FES Tampa Chapter Members, Happy New Year! We have a great meeting scheduled for January 17, 2012 with John C. Burke, P.E. Chair for the Florida Board of Profession Engineers (FBPE) who will discuss the future requirements to obtain a PE license,the importance of becoming a Licensed Professional Engineer, and the disciplinary procedures of the FBPE. This will be a joint meeting with the Student Chapter. Our Legislative Forum was very successful in December. The meeting was a joint meeting with ASCE West Coast and the FES Pinellas Chapters, with Frank Rudd as our main speaker. Wilson Lorenz took the lead in inviting and cajoling the legislators to attend, and was successful in getting the following record attendance: Senator Jack Latvala Representative Jim Frishe Representative Shawn Harrison Representative Ed Hooper Representative Dana Young and aide Sydney Ridley Senator Arthenia Joyner aide, Karen Skyers Senator Jim Norman's aide, Ben Kelly Senator Rhonda Storms' aide, Hanna Hodge Representative Richard Glorioso's aide, Amber Smith Representative Betty Reed's aide, Patricia Givens Representative Gregory Steube's aide, Annalee Morris Topics discussed included proposed changes to the Consultant’s Competitive Negotiations Act, the initiatives of the freshman legislators, the Transportation Trust Fund, and the best ways to get the message out to the legislators about engineering related issues. We are taking nominations for Engineer of the Year until Friday January 20, 2012. The engineer must be a Tampa Chapter member in good standing, a Licensed Professional Engineer, and someone that has not been given the award previously. The chapter MATHCOUNTS committee is also getting ready to host another exciting competition for Middle School students on Friday, February 3rd. We are still looking for sponsors and volunteers to help the Chapter out. Please see the flyer in the newsletter for additional details. We are looking for help from our members to help fill the following positions for our chapter: Membership, Awards, two positions on the Student Chapter Advisory Committee. Please let me know if you are interested in getting involved. I look forward to seeing you on the 17th! Suzannah J. Folsom, PE Tampa FES President Tampa Bay Water J A N U A R Y 20 1 2 NE W S L E T T E R Page 2 FES Membership…..Pass It Along! Membership News Find membership applications, tools, and additional information online. Start the New Year by Sponsoring a New Member… Pass this FES Chapter Newsletter along to a friend or colleague and tell them to join FES. Ask a friend or colleague to join you at a chapter meeting or other FES event. Share with co-workers and friends the advantages your FES membership has given you. Remember that FES Membership and Chapter dues are reduced 25% this month!! (rates are based on October 1 – September 30 membership year). Forward the online FES Membership application to a future member today: www.fleng.org/membership-app.cfm. Society Programs and Events For more information on the events below or to download complete brochures visit www.fleng.org 2012 Professional Engineer Legislative Days The Aloft is currently sold out for 2/14. Rooms are still available for 2/15 and 2/16. You may also book rooms at our overflow hotel the Courtyard Tallahassee North. Hosted by the Florida Engineering Society and the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers February 15-16, 2012 Tallahassee, FL FES and FICE have two main goals this Session: 1. To protect CCNA (SB 246/HB 155) 2. To pass legislation regarding Design Professional Contracts (Liability) Hotel Registration Reserve your room today as space is limited! FWEA Integrated Water Resources Conference Wyndham Resort, Orlando January 26, 2012 This conference features the first ever FWEA Discussion Panel with live interaction capabilities through the newly developed FWEA Blog. We will also offer valuable information online after the conference in a special forum accessible only to conference attendees. Our innovative use of technology will provide conference attendees with more value for your conference dollar than ever before. FWEA/FES Member Registration: $150 Registration available by clicking here. J A N U A R Y 20 1 2 NE W S L E T T E R Page 3 Society Programs and Events FES Student Chapter at the University of South Florida The USF student chapter is seeking information about open positions available for Student Interns and Entry Level Positions. If your firm has any openings of this type, please contact Amanda Smith (email@example.com) so she can forwarded the information to talented Engineering Students and near-Graduates at USF. Visit the USF FES Student Chapter Website at http://fes.eng.usf.edu/ for more information and list of activities. Contacting Your Legislators We should all be interested in learning more about how to become involved in promoting the professional interests of engineers in the State of Florida. Member are urged to become familiar with contacting their Legislative Representatives, which can be done by email, telephone, letters, or direct office visits. As a participant in a grassroots political program, direct communication with your Senator and Representative will complement the work of our professional FES/FICE lobbyists at the Capitol. By doing this, we can establish a strong and effective voice with the legislature. FES has resources and tools to assist our members which are available at this web-link for Legislative Affairs: http://www.fleng.org/legaff.cfm?picked=76 Boy Scouts of America wants to start Explorer Posts for Engineering The Boy Scouts of America Gulf Ridge Council wants Engineering to be one their Explorer Programs. Their survey of local high schools indicated overwhelming student interest in Engineering as a Career. They wants to expose students to Engineering careers by including it in Explorer education programs. Exploring is a young adults program (ages 14-20) that is focused on career education purposes. They are seeking a firm, or firms, interested in sponsoring an Explorer Post for Engineering. Please contact Jim Harper @ 813-789-9996 for further information about this opportunity, or feel free to contact the Gulf Ridge Council directly through Fabiola Balbina (firstname.lastname@example.org) @ 813-872-2691, Ext.118. Did you hear? FES/FICE is saving you money. FES renegotiated a lower room rate of only $134 per night at the Hilton Bonnet Creek for the FES/FICE 96th Annual Summer Conference & Exposition, August 8-11, 2012. The block is already filling up and is sure to sell out. Don’t hesitate – make your reservations today! When you attend the 96th Annual Summer Conference your learning and networking opportunities will be met with top quality speakers and sessions, PLUS your free time will be fun time. The Hilton Bonnet Creek is a dynamic destination that you can make into an affordable family vacation with the extended special room rates being offered three (3) days before and after. Book today to get the $134 room rate. Click here for information on the attractions and 'family fun time' activities to enjoy in the Orlando area. J A N U A R Y 20 1 2 NE W S L E T T E R Page 4 Society Programs and Events FES Tampa Chapter Committee Chair Opportunities The FES Tampa Chapter is looking for volunteers to take over the following Committee Chairs: Awards Committee Membership Development Committee Student Chapter Advisory Committee These positions require between 1 and 3 hours a month and is a great opportunity to be involved in our profession at the local and state level while helping your local FES Chapter. For info, contact Gerry Traverso at email@example.com Entry deadlines … fast approaching. NSPE Mentor of the Year – January 15, 2012 to FES Headquarters This award is given each year to the one member of NSPE who best exemplifies the ideal image of a mentor. The award may be given to an individual who has established a record of consistent outreach toward individuals in the engineering field, including engineering professionals and students, over a number of years. This award can also be received by an individual who has contributed to support or development of mentoring programs within their company or in the engineering community. The ideal candidate should have a record of achievement in offering guidance to and fostering development among engineering professionals. Application available at http://www.nspe.org/resources/documents/education/ MentorAward.doc Questions? Contact Trevor Maddox, Senior Meeting Planner at 850-224-7121 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2012 FES Awards Program The FES Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2012 Call for Nomination for the FES Awards Programs. The opportunity to be recognized by your peers is a wonderful honor for any member. The awards and deadlines are listed below. Applications are available on-line at http://www.fleng.org/awards.cfm FES AWARDS: Fellow membership – January 15, 2012 Engineer of the Year – March 12, 2012 Young Engineer of the Year – March 12, 2012 Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement – March 12, 2012 Award for Outstanding Service to the Engineering Profession – March 12, 2012 Each chapter has an awards program that recognizes individuals at the local level. This is the first step to nomination at the state level. Please check with your chapter president or awards representative for the chapter nomination process. For questions and/or application forms contact Gerry Traverso, PE, PMP at email@example.com J A N U A R Y 20 1 2 NE W S L E T T E R Page 5 Society Programs and Events It’s that time of year again! The MATHCOUNTS Competition will be held on Friday, February 3rd, 2012 at MOSI. The Tampa Chapter Committee is looking for Volunteers and Donations for this important event. Ryan Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) is handling the fundraising and Martine Fils-Aime (martine.fils- email@example.com) is organizing the volunteers . Fundraising Update: Thank you very much if you already sent in a donation! So far we are only 1/3 of the way to our fundraising goal of $10,000 by January 16th . Your donation is tax deductible, and any donation amount can help toward our goal. So far, donations have been pledged from the following companies and individuals: Ayres Associates, Bayside Engineering, Inc., Element Engineering Group, LLC, Environmental Engineering Consultants, Grimail Crawford, Inc., Hayward Baker, BES, Inc. HSA Engineers and Scientists, HSW Engineering, Inc., I.F. Rooks & Associates, Inc. KCA, Publix Supermarket Charities, Inc., SurvTech Solutions, Dr. Wayne Echelberger Volunteer Opportunities: There are many opportunities to volunteer! We are looking for volunteers to help with the following activities: Set-up, Registration, Test Proctoring/Monitoring, Scorers, Question Readers, Ciphering Set-up and Technology Assistance, Awards and Clean-up. Contact Martine Fils-Aime (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Volunteering Opportunities. Tampa Bay's Engineers Week Banquet !! Reduced price ticket offer for FES Tampa members !! Friday, February 24, 2012 * A La Carte Event Pavilion A special reduced cost is offered to FES Members in good standing that early register. Members may purchase a ticket + one for a Guest @ $ 55 each. Only a limited number of tickets are available at this price. You must register using the attached form by January 27. Information for this event is at: www.tbewb.org Registration for regular attendees is $65 each. If you've any questions about this event, please contact Jim Harper at (813) 635-5432 or email@example.com J A N U A R Y 20 1 2 NE W S L E T T E R Page 6 Continuing Education For more information on any of the events listed below or to register online visit www.fleng.org/conftrain.cfm. 2010 Florida Building Code – Effective March 15, 2012 2 Courses Coming to Miami Florida Building Code Update Significant changes to the code will impact not only new designs but restoration and maintenance of existing structures. The 2010 Code includes a new method of computing wind loads and now includes flood load design requirements as well. The 2010 Code creates two stand-alone codes: 2012 Florida Building Code-Accessibility and 2012 Florida Building Code-Energy Conservation. Learn how to navigate and interpret the 2010 code at the FES update seminar. January 25, 2012 Florida Building Code Update Kovens Conference Center, FIU 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 4 PDHs Area of Practice On or before January 9, 2012 $140 FES/FICE Member $240 Non-Member February 21, 2012 Designing for the New FBC Wind and Flood Provisions Kovens Conference Center, FIU 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 4 PDHs Area of Practice Wind Load Computations – Not only have the maps changed in the 2010 FBC but also the theory behind the design. Example computations will be demonstrated. Flood Load Computations – With the introduction of flood loads a new set of definitions, guidelines and standards have been brought into the FBC from NFIP to address local floodplain management ordinances. Example computations will be demonstrated. On or before February 6, 2012 $140 FES/FICE Member $240 Non-Member Watch the FES website for more dates and locations https://www.fleng.org/seminars.cfm J A N U A R Y 20 1 2 NE W S L E T T E R Page 7 Continuing Education For more information on any of the events listed below or to register online visit www.fleng.org/conftrain.cfm. Stormwater BMP Selection, Effectiveness, and Maintenance Hilton Orlando North-Altamonte Springs February 8, 2012 Best Management Practice (BMP) selection is crucial to the achievement of water quality goals and critical to the cost effective use of limited funding. Learn how to select the appropriate BMP for your project. Excellent training for stormwater management professionals. To view topic outline click here. To register online click here. FES/FICE Members $249 Non-members $349 6 PDHs Area of Practice 2012 FICE Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control/MOT Courses 1-day Advanced Refresher Course-6 PDHs April 12, 2012 (Miami) For more information and to register online, please click here. http://www.fleng.org/seminars.cfm?event_id=518 J A N U A R Y 20 1 2 NE W S L E T T E R Page 8 Mark Your Calendar Florida Engineering Society January Tampa Chapter 17 FES Tampa Chapter Meeting P.O. Box 23631 Tampa, Florida 33623-3631 February 3 Tampa Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition at MOSI 15 FES Board of Directors Meeting, Aloft Hotel, Tallahassee http://tampachapterfes.weebly.com/ 15-16 FES PE Legislative Days, Tallahassee 16 FICE Board of Directors Meeting, Aloft Hotel, Tallahassee 19-25 National Engineers Week For additional information 23 FES Tampa Student Chapter Meeting with Terry Glunt, PE; FES Past President about these events All professionals are invited to attend the events of our student chapter to contact the chapter support the development of our future engineers. officers or FES Headquarters at 24 Tampa Bay Engineering Week Banquet, A la Carte Pavilion 850-224-7121 Chapter Officers and Committee Chairs (2011-2012) PRESIDENT PAST PRESIDENT Annual Meeting JoAnn Herron 274-6708 Suzannah Folsom, PE Bill Weber, PE Awards Gerry Traverso 477-4044 Tampa Bay Water MWH Charter and Bylaws Tabatha Carlton 387-0084 (727) 669-4817 (813) 221-1981 Communications Advisory Gerry Traverso 477-4044 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Conservation and Environmental Quality Micah Buchholz 968-7722 Constructed Environment Mandy Parks 866-557-3503 VICE PRESIDENT STATE DIRECTOR Energy Al Sanchez 281-0001 James Harper, PE Andrea Martinez-Graves, Ethical Practices Jeffery Siewert 314-0314 Hillsborough County PE, CFM K-12 Education Royce Pearson 240-7839 (813) 635-5432 Legislative and Government Affairs Wilson Lorenz 988-9102 PBS&J harperj@hillsboroughcounty. Leadership Advisory Jim Harper 789-9996 (813) 281-8383 org MathCounts Ryan Martin 289-9338 firstname.lastname@example.org MathCounts Martine Fils-Aime 281-8216 SECRETARY Membership Development Gerry Traverso 477-4044 Gerry Traverso, PE, PMP REGION IV V.P. Newsletter Gerry Traverso 789-9996 CALTROP Corporation Jay Calhoun, PE PE Review Seminar VACANT 974-5844 (813) 514-9850 VANUS, Inc. Professional Concerns Christopher Warren 286-1711 email@example.com 813-831-8870 Professional Development Martine Fils-Aime 281-8216 firstname.lastname@example.org Scholarship Mike Simmons 283-8996 Student Professional Development Amanda Smith TREASURER Website Suzy Folsom 431-1682 JoAnn Herron, PE FES STATE FPEG (State) Peter Brett 307-1719 Hillsborough County P.O. Box 750 FEC (State) Robert Ivy 889-3892 (813) 274-6708 Tallahassee, FL 32302 FEE (State) Bill Lee 972-2136 HerronJ@ 800-277-0086 FPEI (State) John Touchton hillsboroughcounty .org FPER (State) Mel Anderson 961-7087 FICE (State) Joe Grimail 387-0084 J A N U A R Y 20 1 2 NE W S L E T T E R Page 9 FES Tampa Chapter January 2012 Meeting with USF Student Chapter Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Program: Professional Licensure and Regulatory Developments in Engineering Speaker: John C. Burke, PE, Chairman, Florida Board of Professional Engineers Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel - Tampa Westshore 5303 West Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 289-1950 Time: 6:00 pm: Registration 6:30 pm: Dinner and Program Cost: $25 Professional Members and Guests $10 for Student Members (Please make your checks payable to FES Tampa Chapter). Registration collected at door. R.S.V.P: Please send your RSVP to James Harper, PE (813) 635-5432 or (Harperj@hillsboroughcounty.org) by noon Friday, Jan 13, 2011. Please RSVP, as walk-ups cannot be guaranteed a seat. Early registration is appreciated. No shows will be invoiced. ********************************************************************** This is a joint dinner meeting with the USF Student Chapter and the Chairman of the Florida Board of Professional Engineers, Mr. John Burke. Mr. Burke’s talk will be of interest to engineering students and members who currently practice engineering. He’ll discuss the importance of being a Licensed Professional Engineer, enforcement activity, and some of the changes that are developing in the regulation of Engineering. Please join us for an interesting and enjoyable evening with colleagues in your profession. September 21st, 2011 Dear Sir or Madam, It’s that time of year again. My name is Ryan Martin and I am co-chairing the MATHCOUNTS competition for the Tampa Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society. Currently in its 29th year, MATHCOUNTS emphasizes fun and excitement through critical thinking and problem solving. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! MATHCOUNTS is a non-profit middle school mathematics enrichment program focused on helping America and the American workforce retain their competitive advantage in the world. By engaging the critical thinking and problem solving skills in middle school children MATHCOUNTS instills confidence and curiosity while building a sound fundamental base in mathematics amongst its participants. These skills lead to success in the classroom, and prepare participants to be successful in life as well. Since 1983 over 6 million middle school aged children have participated in MATHCOUNTS competitions worldwide. Compiled data indicates that there is a strong correlation between participation and higher SAT scores, selection of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors in college, and selection of STEM careers after college. Our local competition will include Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando Counties and will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) on Friday, February 3 rd, 2012. As a nonprofit organization, MATHCOUNTS relies solely on corporate sponsorships and contributions to offset the cost of running the local program. Expenses include postage for mailing materials to schools, t-shirts, breakfast and lunch, awards, competition materials, cost of sending the winning teams/individuals to the state competition, etc. We have estimated that the total cost of this year's tournament will be around $10,000. We are looking for help from our business community to sponsor this event. In these difficult economic times, it may seem easy to pass on this opportunity. Please consider making a donation to support your local MATHCOUNTS chapter, and most importantly, your future employees. We qualify under the 501(c)(3) tax status. Our Federal ID# is 59-2741883. All donations are tax deductible and should be made out to the FE Foundation Inc. with an indication that the money is for Tampa MATHCOUNTS. We are very excited to inform you that our sponsors will be recognized on the day of the competition and beyond in 2012. Corporations/Individuals that donate $200 or more will be listed in the statewide FES Journal as well as get a business card size ad in the local FES newsletter from the time we receive the check through April 2012. So, get your checks in early! Donations of $500 or more will also be listed on the boards at the state MATHCOUNTS competition and will get their name put on the local competition T-shirt as a sponsor. Donors contributing $1,000 or more will be listed in the national MATHCOUNTS News. We hope that you or your company will be able to help support our middle school children. Please mail your donation to me at the address listed below before January 16th. If you have any questions, please contact me. We would also invite you to explore the MATHCOUNTS website at www.mathcounts.org . Sincerely, Ryan P. Martin, PE (email@example.com) Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT, Inc.) 1408 N. Westshore Blvd. Suite 115 Tampa, FL 33607 Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Topics to Include: 9am - 1pm General Information on HDPE Pipe Systems, an overview of: But feel free to come at any time! Pipe features, benefits and properties | Performance | Parts, fit- tings and connections | Installation and repair | New develop- Doubletree by Hilton ments in HDPE Pipe materials. Tampa Airport Westshore 4500 West Cypress Street We also will include hands-on demonstrations showing proper Tampa, FL 33607 fusion procedures, quality control equipment, electrofusion as well as repair methods utilizing fusion and mechanical fittings. Hosted by ISCO Industries LLC & The Alliance for PE Pipe The expo is an Open-House. Presentations throughout the day. Complimentary Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided! For Directions, more information, and RSVP (requested, not required) please email Jay Hicks firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813)433-3384 Brought to you by Engineers Without Borders at the University of South Florida Purpose: In an effort to promote health, sustainability, and international awareness, EWB‐USA at USF Water for Miramar! students are raising funds to bring water to Miramar, a developing community in the Dominican Republic. They will design a rainwater catchment system and will implement the project in the summer of 2012. Race Categories: Participants have the choice of running solo or as a “trio” team. In a trio the overall score of the team will be the average of each team member’s time. (Awards will be awarded to the top 3 of each single runner age bracket and to overall top 3 of the men’s and women’s divisions. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 “trio” teams of the men’s and women’s divisions. In addition, prizes will be awarded to the top 3 “trio” teams of the under‐14 age division.) Course: The course will be held on the Par Course trails along the east side of USF’s campus. Parking will be Name:_________________________________ available in the lots along Sycamore Dr. Address: _______________________________ Registration: Early registration is $15 for students and $20 for City: __________________________________ adults. $40 for student “trio” teams and $55 for adult State:____________ Zip: _____________ “trio” teams All registration forms received after Jan 13 will be $5 Phone: _____________________________ more for all categories. Please register before January 5th to be guaranteed a Run for Water 5K event T‐shirt. Email: _____________________________ For online registration and directions, please visit our website at www.ctr.usf.edu/ewb/ for the link to the Age on Race Day: _______________ online registration Gender: □ Male □ Female **Mail this form to: Engineers Without Borders at USF T‐Shirt Size: □Small □Medium □Large □Extra‐Large Mechanical Engineering 4202 E. Fowler Ave, ENB 118 Tampa, FL 33620 Race Format: □ Single OR □ Trio **Or drop off at: 1)The front desk of the Campus Rec Team Name (If running as a Offices Team):_____________________ 2)The front desk of the Mechanical Engineering Department ENC 2300 Team Members’ Full Names:_____________________, _______________________ How did you hear about us?_______________________ RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN SPONSORED ACTIVITY PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. It affects any rights you may have if you (or your child) are injured or otherwise suffer damages while voluntarily participating in the event known as EWB Run for Water 5k. I, ____________________________________________(Student/Participant, or Parent of Guardian of Student/Participant, if Student/Participant is below the age of 18) desire to participate in the EWB Run for Water 5k race. I understand that this activity involves walking and/or running. I understand there are inherent dangers associated with any climbing, jumping, running or interacting with specific exhibits. These dangers include fatigue, muscle soreness, shortness of breath, and personal injury or even death. I am a healthy person who may undertake the physical activity to walk and/or run. I assume full responsibility for any risk of loss, property damage, or personal injury that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage to property owned by me as a result of participation in the Run for Water 5k race. I agree to follow all safety rules established for the EWB Run for Water 5k race and further agree to refrain from conduct that creates risk for other participants. I hereby, RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the University of South Florida Board of Trustees, a public body corporate, the State of Florida, the sponsoring organizations or Engineers Without Borders and any of the officers, servants, agents and employees of the above-mentioned entities (hereinafter referred to as RELEASEES) for any liability, claim and/or cause of action arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that occurs as a result of my participating in EWB Run for Water 5k race and I agree TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES whether injury or damages is caused by my negligence, the negligence of the RELEASEES or the negligence of any third party. I further agree that this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind the members of my family and spouse, and my heirs, assigns, and personal representative (if any), and shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the above-named RELEASEES. I hereby further agree that this Release and hold Harmless Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. By signing this release of liability, I state that I have read and understand the conditions set forth and that I agree to all conditions set forth herein, and that I sign this voluntarily with full knowledge that I am forfeiting certain legal rights. Participant’s name_____________________________________________ Participant’s Signature______________________________________Date________________ Parent/Guardian must sign on behalf of a Participant under the age of 18. Parent/Guardian Signature______________ __________Date___ ____ 62nd National Engineers Week Friday, February 24, 2012 * A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa, Florida 33634 Form for FES Members EARLY Registration NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER FEBRUARY 03, 2012 – Substitutions OK! First Name:____________________ MI ___ Last Name ____________________ Telephone: ____ - ____ - ______ E-mail: ___________________________________________ FES Tampa Member (Members can also purchase 1-Guest Ticket) Quantity Description Amount Individual Banquet Tickets, $55/ea (Early Registration ONLY, prior to January 27, 2012) Only a limited # of tickets available with this offer. Please List Additional Attendee Name below for Nametags Total (Please remit this amount) Quantity Dinner Selections (one per ticket purchased above) Chicken Steak Vegetarian Selection Checks must be received by January 27, 2012. Please make checks payable to "FES Tampa Chapter". Mail this form completed with check to: Attention: James Harper 5620 South Sheridan Road Tampa, Florida 33611 Check our Web Page for up-to-date banquet information: www.tbewb.org November 1, 2011 Greetings! We are pleased to announce that the 2012 Tampa Bay Engineers Week Banquet will be Friday February 24 at the A La Carte Event Pavilion. Please join us at this elegant gathering to celebrate the 62nd National Engineers Week and recognize the many contributions made to society by those in the engineering profession. The evening will feature fine dining, our guest speaker Ms. Kathy Caldwell (2011 ASCE National Chair), and an exhibition room for vendors and attendee networking. We are expecting four hundred or more attendees including 250-300 engineers of all disciplines, allowing plenty of opportunities to meet with friends and colleagues. In keeping with the spirit of the event, awards will be given to accomplished engineers in each engineering discipline, to outstanding young engineers in each discipline, and to local university students who excel in engineering related studies. We’ll also be honoring select local high school educators with the Lignell Award for their outstanding instruction in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We hope that you will help make this special event one of the most successful of the year by becoming a sponsor. There are several levels of sponsorship available, each offering its own rewards. By becoming a sponsor of this event you will be demonstrating your confidence in the strength of the Tampa Bay area engineering community and establishing your position among the leaders within the Tampa Bay sector. Depending on the level of sponsorship you select, you may also have an opportunity to gain visibility for your organization by having your company logo prominently displayed at her event venue, included in the event brochure, and/or listed on the event website. Please review the attached information describing the sponsor levels. We will contact you in the upcoming weeks to discuss this event in greater detail. In the meantime, if you are eager to learn more about this opportunity, please contact myself, or any of the Banquet committee members using the contact information on the other side of this letter. We sincerely hope you will consider being part of this outstanding event to recognize those in the Tampa Bay area who are doing so much to promote engineering. Thank You! Robert W Andrew Robert W. Andrew 2012 Chair Tampa Bay Engineers Week Banquet/ Tampa Bay Engineering Alliance Engineering Today… For A Greener Tomorrow www.tbewb.org Sponsors and Vendors Platinum Sponsor Level - $1,250 or more Company logo displayed on signage at the event. Receives up to 10 tickets to the banquet. Company representative may participate in Lignell Award presentations. Recognized as Platinum Sponsor level in program and event slideshow (4 slides). Company Logo and link to website on the TBEWB website. Display Table in reception area Gold Sponsor Level - $900 Company logo displayed on signage at the event. Receives up to 5 tickets to the banquet. Recognized as Gold Sponsor level in program and event slideshow (2 slides). Company Logo and link to website on the TBEWB website. Display table in reception area (if space available). Silver Sponsor Level - $600 Company logo displayed on signage at the event. Receives up to 2 tickets to the banquet. Recognized as Silver Sponsor level in program and event slideshow (1 slide). Company Name and link to website on the TBEWB website. Vendor Level - $400 Display table in reception area to present company products and information during pre-dinner social. Recognition at vendor level in program and on TBEWB website. Receives up to 2 tickets to the banquet. Donor Level - $200 Recognition as donor in program One ticket to the banquet *** Proceeds of the banquet benefit local area students & educators, and the Tampa Bay Engineers Week Banquet Outreach Project. Thank You! Donations may be tax deductable TIN # 13-1656633 Questions: Contact Robert Andrew email@example.com (863)581-4206 Engineering Today… For A Greener Tomorrow www.tbewb.org Design Professional ContraCts LegisLative issue Brief for florida Design Professionals: • Protects the integrity of Recent court decisions have stripped engineers from the right to enforce liability clauses in design professional contracts which specify contracts. remedies for economic damages. It is imperative that design professionals have the ability • removes undue liability to manage their risk with contractual terms. exposure. • restores florida law to the Contracts are the backbone of business negotiations: undermining reliability and certainty drives up the cost longstanding common sense of doing business. approach to contracts that has been in place for decades. This legislation will have a positive impact on Florida’s economy, while also ensuring that Florida’s consumers for florida Consumers: are protected. • guarantees that consumers can bring damages for SB1964 (filed in 2010) passed the House of Representatives by a 111-2 vote and the Florida Senate personal injury, regardless of by a 33-4 vote. This bi-partisan supported legislation the terms of a contract. would have protected the integrity of contracts • Protects the right of anyone for design professionals and hold all parties to the who is not a part of the limitations of liability as agreed upon in those contracts. contract to bring action for The bill was vetoed by then Governor Crist. personal or property damage. Vote No: Innovation and Creativity Current legislation promotes an atmosphere of innovation and cre- ativity that encourages the design professionals to develop an approach which would reduce construction Consultants and/or operation and maintenance (O&M) costs of a project. Typically the negotiation period between the owner Competitive and the design professional includes not only price but scope clariﬁcations Negotiation Act and reﬁnement to improve the overall project performance. The proposed bill language brings pricing for design (CCNA) Reform services into the selection before this HB 155 /SB 246 often beneﬁcial dialog has occurred. New approach forces the design pro- CCNA is a principle, not a process... fessional to put together the cheapest design without regard to construction and principles should NOT be tweaked by leg- or long-term O&M costs. islation such as this. CCNA requires govern- Education and ment agencies select a professional services Communication consulting ﬁrm for speciﬁc projects based on qualiﬁcations rather than on a “lowest bid” The addition of the cost component basis. The principle of CCNA is designed to essentially eliminates the education and communication process design protect the health and safety of the public and professionals currently pursue both ensures the procurement process for these before and during project execution. speciﬁc professional services are based on The costs provided will essentially be qualiﬁcations, competence, and track record. prepared in a vacuum without dialog with the client. It is often during this Negotiations are a Part of the Current process that key project issues are CCNA Law uncovered and addressed prevent- ing change orders during both project CCNA Reformers believe that the current statute (F.S.287.055, F.S.) prohibits public design and construction. agencies in Florida from considering price when hiring an architect, engineer, land- scape architect, surveyor or mapper. They assert that neither public agencies nor Need for Technical their constituencies can transparently determine if they are truly receiving value for Professionals the tax dollar for these services. The ﬁrst statement is untrue. No public agency hires a design professional without Many local governments do not have negotiating price ﬁrst. Often the negotiation helps signiﬁcantly to deﬁne the scope technical professionals on staff to and or align the owner’s expectations (because of the input from the design pro- develop a scope of services that would fessional) for the project with reality. The logic of the second sentence seems to allow a realistic comparison of the cost break down if you consider that by this admission the public agencies are unable to submitted. (i.e. Not comparing apples determine a fair market value for the services requested without multiple bids, then to apples). Again the lost opportunity how would those same public agencies be able to craft a deﬁnitive scope to insure of scope reﬁnement, deﬁnition with the the bids received are in fact based on comparable deliverables. end users is lost if pricing is part of the selection prior to this exchange. By moving the price consideration BEFORE the negotiation/scope deﬁnition dialog, the “best value” design product and therefore the total project is endangered. For more information please contact: Florida Engineering Society (FES), Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE), PO Box 750, Tallahassee, FL 32302, Phone: 850.224.7121, Website: www.ﬂeng.org Common Pressure on The Small vs. Public Agencies Large Firm Misconceptions The political reality of adding cost to the Allowing ﬁrms to bid against each other is evaluation criteria is that it forces elected a potential job killer for small ﬁrms. Larger “CCNA is a waste of tax- ofﬁcials to go with the apparent low cost ﬁrms would have the advantage to low payer money” alternative rather than the “best value” bid projects and send the work to their False: In fact, low-bid is because the complexity and nuances of overseas ofﬁces. The argument that small more expensive many design projects cannot be effectively ﬁrms may be able to compete due to lower communicated to a public that has not had overhead also has issue when small ﬁrms because it leads to in- the technical education nor one-on-one accept a lower price without a clear expla- creased change orders dialog to facilitate the best value. The nation of the scope. One mis-scoped large and high project mainte- low bid engineering ﬁrm may not provide project can bankrupt a small ﬁrm. Small nance costs. Furthermore, the most experienced staff (since more ﬁrms compete by focusing on a certain CCNA ensures the public experienced teams may be higher priced), market sector or expertise, so by opening which may be critical in ensuring the high- up competition based on price, it is taking gets a high quality and est level of public safety. Unfortunately, away from the sole competitive advantage safe design. the design costs are a small part of the that a small ﬁrm has. By and large, the total project costs and a “cheap” design ef- small ﬁrm community feel that there needs “CCNA takes longer” fort may in fact contribute to larger overall to be something done to assist our ﬁrms in False: CCNA fosters team- project costs. The elected ofﬁcial could this challenging time, but the CCNA reform be punished for making the best long-term language has more potential pitfalls than work between the client and decisions for their constituents. opportunities. engineering and facilitates construction, leading to faster project delivery. The Current CCNA Process The overwhelming majority of states (and all major states) follow the Federal Brooks Act in their state laws, which requires qualiﬁcation based selection (Reference: Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 172; Title 40 United States Code, Chapter 10, Subchapter VI, paragraphs 541- 544). Only four states utilize best value selection (reference ACEC survey of state QBS laws). Florida’s Consultant s’ Competitive Negotiation Act is derived from the Federal Brooks Act, which became law in 1972. The CCNA process, formally adopted in Florida in the 1970’s, is used by federal agencies Public Interest and by 47 of the 50 states. It is also the prevailing method for procuring similar services in the private sector. This process contrasts with the more traditional competitive bidding The United States has suffered its share of method in which bids end up primarily ranked based upon price. The CCNA responds to faulty buildings. After incidents such as the several concerns about applying the “low-bid” scenario to these types of services: collapse of the Hyatt regency in Kansas City (a) Concerns about compromising public safety by awarding such work to the low and the implosion of the roof of the Hartford bidder rather than the ﬁrm most qualiﬁed to do the work; Civic Center, Congress investigated these incidents and issued a report on “Structural (b) The public entity’s desire to solicit innovative solutions from responding ﬁrm’s, Failures in Public Facilities” in 1984. It found, which history has shown often alter the public entity’s original concept for the “procurement practices that lead to or project and save taxpayer dollars; promote the selection of architects and engineers on a low bid basis should be (c) The public entity’s difﬁculty in precisely deﬁning the scope of the work in most changed to require prequaliﬁcation of bidders instances; and with greater consideration given to prior related experience and past performance.” (d) Concerns that a ﬁrm might initially propose a fee structure and get the contract award, only later to face the choice of raising its prices or “cutting corners” when Federal law requires the use of QBS (CCNA), the actual scope of the work turns out to be more extensive than anticipated. known as the Brooks Act, on any project funded with federal-aid highway (23 U.S.C. According to a two-year study led by Paul S. Chinowsky, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado 112(b)(2)) or transit (49 U.S.C. 5325(b)) funds. and Gordon A. Kingsley, Ph.D. of Georgia Tech, public entities that use CCNA-style procure- So, Florida would not be able to use federal ment methods for these types of services are better able to control construction costs and funds on any A/E contract that didn’t comply achieve a consistently higher degree of project satisfaction than those using other procure- with the Brooks Act. ment methods. For more information please contact: Florida Engineering Society (FES), Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE), PO Box 750, Tallahassee, FL 32302, Phone: 850.224.7121, Website: www.ﬂeng.org Consultants Competitive negotiation aCt LegisLative issue Brief Florida’s Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA) allows public entities to contract for design services through a competitive and qualifications-based procurement process. QuiCK FaCts • Quality-based procurement CCNA FOUR Step Process 1. Request for Proposal publicly advertised; for design is the law in 2. Review responses using published project criteria to create a 47 states in the u.s. short list of qualified firms; 3. Rank firms according to their ability to meet technical requirements of the job; • Quality-based procurement 4. Negotiate work scope and fees with highest qualified firm. If for design has been the law agreement cannot be reached, price negotiations continue with in florida since 1973 the next qualified firm. The process continues with qualified firms until agreement is reached. Cost is always part of the negotiations. • Quality-based procurement Why Shouldn’t Price be a Factor When Ranking Consulting Firms? for design has been proven Lowest cost is the poorest criterion for service selection when to control costs on professional creativity is sought. Design service is not a “shop construction projects1 and compare” commodity; it is the creation of a plan that will direct the entire life of a public project. A quality design is proven to maximize project longevity, protect public safety, ensure • average cost of design technical soundness, and identify cost effective construction services represents less options1. A cheap design can result in an expensive or dangerously flawed project; that is why nearly every state in the U.S. places a than 1% of total cost, premium on quality first, followed closely by price. yet has a major impact on overall price and Quality First = Cost Effective, Proven Success Florida is experiencing challenging economic times. Cost durability of a project containment is vital to keeping the state’s constitutional duty to produce a balanced budget. CCNA is a proven system to achieve the maximum benefit at the best cost while also protecting the public from the abuses of the low-bid system. Quality on the front end prevents expensive failures (cost overruns, change orders, and dangerous defects) on the back end. 1 Qualifications-Based Selection, Chinowksy & Kingsley, 2008; Qualifications-Based Oppose Efforts to End CCNA Selection of Professional A/E Services, Christodoulou, Griffis, Barrett & When it comes to construction, the caliber of the product depends Okungbowa, 2004. on the quality of the plan.
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