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  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 1:29 PM | Anonymous

    As the threat of AI is casting a shadow over traditional advisory professions, it’s more important than ever for engineers and other professionals to be able to clearly articulate and quantify their unique value proposition to their clients, colleagues, employees, supervisors, referral sources and general community to secure a sustainable competitive edge in the marketplace. 

    This is often a daunting challenge for professionals, especially among our younger colleagues and Rising Leaders. Wendy Merrill, Chief Rainmaker of StrategyHorse Consulting Group, will engage our group in an interactive workshop/discussion on how to understand, define and communicate the value that each one of us provides both as individual professionals and representatives of our firms.

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    Tara Hoke is the General Counsel at ASCE and a member of the Virginia bar. Her responsibilities for ASCE include legal consultation in the areas of employment, tax, corporate, contract, antitrust, intellectual property, real estate, and construction law. Ms. Hoke oversees ASCE's professional conduct committee, and writes a monthly column A Question of Ethics, which is published in Civil Engineering magazine. Tara serves as a Council member for the Committee on Publication Ethics, a nonprofit organization established to provide guidance to journal editors and publishers on publication ethics.

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:31 PM | Anonymous

    YMG is hosting a PechaKucha Night for all of SEAMW!  What is PechaKucha, you ask?  A PechaKucha is a presentation with 20 image slides, each shown for 20 seconds.  Presenters speak alongside the presentation, with the slides automatically set to change every 20 seconds. 

    The night is going to be a fun, casual way to showcase the young engineers in our local structural community.  So come out and support these young engineers as they present on a wide array of topics relevant to structural engineering!

    This is a full SEAMW dinner meeting complete with updates from the MO board, reviewing/approving minutes, technical tid bit(s), dinner, presentation (PechaKuchas in this case) and a PDH.

    Photos from last year’s PechaKucha are available here.
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    The what, why, and how of performance based design. Discussion will involve the more mature field of seismic performance based design, as well as the developing fields of fire, wind, and flood performance based design.  Presented by Dr. Ali Ashrafi, Associate Principal at Thornton Tomasetti.

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    Did you ever wonder what happens to your BIM model once the contractor acquires it? Join Brian Krause, Clark Construction’s Director of Virtual Design and Construction, and your fellow BIM-savvy engineers.

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    Cash management - what does it mean to you? Timothy Cummins will discuss improving your cash position, managing cash receipts and disbursements, improving your billing cycle and much more!

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    This month’s meeting will be a panel discussion on Risk Management in Construction Administration. Anticipated areas of discussion include CA responsibility and obligations, Means and Methods, Site Visits and Safety, Submittals and Delegated Design, and RFI’s.

    Panelists will include:

    • Joseph Cooch, Attorney with Lee & McShane, PC

    • Lauren Martin, Claims Consultant with CNA Insurance

    • Mark Tamaro PE, Senior Principal and DC Office Director with Thornton Tomasetti

    • Mat Daw PE, Principal with Keast & Hood

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