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    Keeping Up-To-Date with Stormwater Management Practices – 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference Recap

Keeping Up-To-Date with Stormwater Management Practices – 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference Recap

As regulations, technology, and engineering practices evolve, it is important for civil engineers, city officials, and those in the construction community to keep up to date with changes in the world of stormwater management. Here in Ohio, we’re lucky that the Ohio Stormwater Association coordinates the annual Ohio Stormwater Conference, providing a one-stop shop for networking with and learning from those who are stormwater management experts and those who are responsible for the regulations governing the design of stormwater systems.

I was fortunate to be one of the over 900 attendees at the 2018 conference held in May at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Sandusky, Ohio. The event served as a great resource to get updates on environmental issues, new technologies, regulatory information and pollution prevention as it relates to stormwater management.

Following are a few key takeaways from the conference:

A major topic at the conference was the Ohio EPA’s General Construction Permit update. This document specifies guidelines engineers must follow when designing a site, providing quantities, equations, and descriptions for different engineering techniques. The major change to the permit is a new water quality volume calculation. In the equations, the constant for precipitation depth was changed from 0.75 […]

July 19th, 2018|Conferences|
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    R.E. Warner Attends 66th Annual CES Design & Construction Conference

R.E. Warner Attends 66th Annual CES Design & Construction Conference

Pictured above: R.E. Warner Senior Vice President Brett Neff bestows the CES 2018 Hall of Fame Award to Eugene Baxendale, President of Business Improvement Catalysts. Brett is currently serving on CES’ Board of Directors.

R.E. Warner team members enjoyed inspiring presentations, networking, and more at Cleveland Engineering Society’s 66th Annual Design & Construction Conference on Tuesday, March 20. President Ted Beltavski, Senior Vice President Brett Neff, Architect/Project Manager Jen Kalin, and many others from the team were in attendance to participate in CES’ signature event.

This year’s theme was “Building Healthy Communities.” Conference session topics included “The City of Cuyahoga Falls Downtown Transformation Project,” “The Remaking of Irishtown Bend in Ohio City,” and “ODOT District Updates.” In addition, one of R.E. Warner’s own projects was a featured session – “Cuyahoga Community College Metro Plaza Infrastructure: A Visionary Journey of Change.” Our team is providing civil engineering services for the plaza upgrades.

Attendees also heard from keynote speakers Matthew Zone, Cleveland’s 15th Ward Council Member, who discussed “The Future of Equity in Cities,” and Bill Koehler, Team NEO CEO, whose presentation focused on the work of Team NEO and the state of the region’s economy.

In addition to hearing from many interesting speakers, one of the other […]

March 22nd, 2018|Conferences, Industry Event|
  • Matt Benovic Attends ASCE Chapter Leadership Conference
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    Out and About: R.E. Warner Staff Attend Tri-C 2017 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon, SMPS NEO Executive Forum, ASCE National Events, and the 28th Annual DPRCG Convocation

Out and About: R.E. Warner Staff Attend Tri-C 2017 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon, SMPS NEO Executive Forum, ASCE National Events, and the 28th Annual DPRCG Convocation

Pictured above: Sr. Project Manager Matt Benovic attends ASCE’s 2017 Presidents and Governors Forum

Fall has been for our project officers and project managers.  Over the past several weeks, our staff have traveled to several different events and conferences:

Cuyahoga Community College Foundation 2017 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon
Senior Vice President Brett Neff attended the 2017 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon. R.E. Warner enjoys supporting this yearly event that raises funds to award scholarships to Tri-C students. Since its first event in 1992, the luncheon has raised more than $17 million to help Tri-C students with financial need pursue higher education. This year, Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer was the keynote speaker.

Society for Marketing Professional Services’ Executive Forum
R.E. Warner’s executive management team attended The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Executive Forum. The Executive Forum features a panel of business leaders who share knowledge, experiences, and their passion to grow their businesses followed by roundtable discussions. The panelists included Dawn Savage, senior director with ICF, a global consulting firm in Sacramento, California; Kenny Diehl, senior principal with Smith Seckman Reid in Nashville, Tennessee; and Mark Pierce, founder and principal of E5 Leadership Academy in Cleveland, Ohio.

ASCE Events
Senior Project Manager Matt […]

November 9th, 2017|Conferences, Industry Event|
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    R.E. Warner Attends 6th Annual Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Symposium

R.E. Warner Attends 6th Annual Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Symposium

R.E. Warner President Ted Beltavski and Project Manager Matt Benovic attended the 6th Annual Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Symposium this past Friday, September 29, 2017. The annual event serves as a kickoff to manufacturing month and was hosted by MAGNET, the Cleveland Engineering Society, and Lorain County Community College.

Our team has attended this can’t-miss event the last several years to hear experts on essential topics in today’s manufacturing sector. It was especially exciting to hear from keynote speaker Ben Marker, Riddell General Manager, who presented “A Peek Under the Helmet” – Project TDQ. Our firm served as design professional to Peak Construction for this project, providing site-civil engineering, surveying, D/B performance specifications, and general arrangements for the building MEP systems. We also provided construction specifications to the City of North Ridgeville for the facility’s new access roadway including traffic signals.

October 4th, 2017|Conferences|
  • Brett Neff speaks at Cleveland Engineering Society Conference
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    R.E. Warner Attends 65th Annual Design & Construction Conference

R.E. Warner Attends 65th Annual Design & Construction Conference

R.E. Warner was honored to participate in the Cleveland Engineering Society’s 65th Annual Design & Construction Conference on Thursday, March 16th, with Senior Vice President Brett Neff serving as the event’s Co-Chair. A record-breaking 350 people attended.

The esteemed 137-year-old Cleveland Engineering Society has been highly influential in elevating the practice of engineering, and the Design & Construction Conference is one of its signature events. Brett, R.E. Warner President Ted Beltavski, and many others from the team were in attendance to take part in this premier forum that facilitates the exchange of ideas advancing our region and profession.

Pictured right: R.E. Warner President Ted Beltavski, PE (top) introduces Ray Evans, Vice President, Environmental at FirstEnergy during a conference breakout session. Senior Vice President Brett Neff (bottom) speaks at the start of the keynote lunch featuring Joe Marinucci, President & CEO of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

March 20th, 2017|Conferences|