January NEWSLETTER Tampa of the Florida by jennyyingdi

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									                                                                             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

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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.


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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
(amandacolleensmith@gmail.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 (fbalbina@boyscouting.com) @ 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 gtraverso@caltrop.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 tmaddox@fleng.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
gtraverso@caltrop.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 (rmartin@ectinc.com) is handling the fundraising and Martine Fils-Aime (martine.fils-
aime@atkinsglobal.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 (martine.fils-aime@atkinsglobal.com) 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
harperj@hillsboroughcounty.org

                                                                 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




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                                                          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
sfolsom@tampabaywater.org         willaim.j.weber@mhw.co    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
                                  anmartinez@pbsj.com
                                                            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
gtraverso@caltrop.com             813-831-8870              Professional Development                 Martine Fils-Aime           281-8216
                                  calhoun@vanusinc.com      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


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                                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 (rmartin@ectinc.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
 jay.hicks@isco-pipe.com or call (813)433-3384
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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 andrewr@asme.org (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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