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E-News from the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia - September 23, 2013











September 24: Affiliate Society Leadership Summit
September 25: BIM Perspective
October 4:
Valued Based Project Delivery Model
October 7: PEF / DVEW Golf FUNdraiser
October 17-18: How to Communicate with Diplomacy and Tact (14 PDH)
October 23-24: Electric Expo
October 29-November 1: Design on the Delaware (PDH Available)
November 12: Engineer of the Year Election
November 20-22: Greenbuild 2013(PDH Available)
December 9: Multi-Society Meeting (1 PDH)



October is at the doorstep and we've had some very successful programs over the last few weeks and some exciting times ahead. On September 5th we held another sold out tour of the south Schuylkill River Banks lead by former ECP President Joe Syrnick, CEO of the Schuylkill River Development Corp. On September 16th we had a fantastic tour of Veolia Energy's Grays Ferry Cogeneration Plant at 2600 Christian Street with over 40 attendees.  Veolia was a gracious host and the tour included an informative presentation on the green steam plant, Veolia's Philadelphia operations and their overall organization.  We are lining up tours of other Philadelphia and surrounding area projects and facilities so keep up to date with the ECP newsletter or check out our website. Read More


The Engineers' Club offers a variety of courses with the goal of meeting the continuing educational requirements of its members and the broader engineering community. Information on the fall courses is now available. Remember that PA PE renewal is due September 30, 2013, at which time you will need 24 PDHs. NJ PE renewal is not far behind, due April 30, 2014. The professional development hour (PDH) value for each course is provided. Pennsylvania does not approve courses or providers. We have been designated by New Jersey as an exempt provider of continuing professional competency credits. More information 

Building on an historical connection, we have partnered with Dale Carnegie to present How to Communicate with Tact and Diplomacy.  This two day course will be October 17 and 18. While this will be too late for PA PE renewals, it will provide 14 PDH for the April 30 NJ PE renewal.

The Engineers' Club of Philadelphia is soliciting nominations for various professional, collegiate and secondary school awards to be presented as part of Delaware Valley Engineers Week. Nominations for Engineer of the Year are due October 11; nominations for Young Engineer of the Year, Hall of Fame, and Outstanding Service Awards, as well as the collegiate awards, are due November 18. Nominations for the secondary school student and teacher awards are due December 9.  Information on affiliate society awards to be recognized is due January 15. All the award recipients will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon on February 14, 2014 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Philadelphia.  More information

The fall Affiliate Society Leadership Summit has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 24.  All engineering and technical societies in the Delaware Valley are invited to send one or more of their key leaders to discuss common issues related to engineering in the area and the promotion of engineering. The main focus for the evening will be a facilitated discussion of society experiences / best practices for Student Outreach. There will also be updates on Delaware Valley Engineers Week and the December 9 Multi-Society Meeting.  If your society has specific topics and/or concerns that you would like to present or discuss, email them to Susan BestClick here for a flyer with more information and reservation details. 


American Society of Civil Engineers’ Construction and Transportation Groups and Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia invite you to a presentation on NYCT No. 7 Line Subway Extension Project, on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Kieran Spillane, PE, Vice President at Parsons Brinckerhoff, will discuss the No. 7 Line Extension Project that will extend the existing subway line from its current terminus at Times Square in the heart of midtown Manhattan to a new terminal station on the far west side near 34th Street and 11th Avenue in what has been branded as the Hudson Yards area. The extension will allow for convenient access to the ongoing and future development in the area, as well as the recently renovated Jacob Javits Convention Center. This event will qualify for one PDH for Pennsylvania and New Jersey Professional Engineer continuing education requirements. PDH certificates will be distributed at the end of the presentation. A light lunch (sandwiches) will be served starting at 12:00 noon. You can download a flyer here.  Cost is $15 for reservations by September 23, $20 after September 23. More information

It's not too late to register for or sponsor the 14th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, October 7. Sponsorships will be needed by September 27 for proper recognition.  We will be returning to the Blue Bell Country Club and plan to expand upon the successful Adopt-A-Hole program. The Outing will be a fun and enjoyable event, and while we will have some challenges that will reward those with the best skills, we have something enjoyable for all levels of players. Click here for the registration flyer. The proceeds of this outing support the Delaware Valley Engineers Week scholarships and student awards and other student outreach activities of the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation. More information

A task force involving 12 different engineering and technical societies has been planning this year’s Multi-Society Meeting.  It will be a dinner meeting on Monday, December 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia, at Broad and Loust Streets.  Based on a survey of the task force, the US Open at Merion was selected as the meeting topic.  Technical societies are invited to participate as meeting partners.  Sponsorships are also available to societies and companies.  Download a save the date and sponsorship flyer and plan on joining engineers from all disciplines and other professionals at this event.  Once again, we will be participating in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots collection. More Information

On Friday, October 4, Dr. Kenneth Sullivan, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Build Environment, Arizona State University, will be presenting information on their value-based project delivery and leadership model and provide some tools/ideas on how to reduce risk and increase efficiency.  The presentation will be
8:30 - 10:00 am, at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia.  This event is being presented by Arizona State University in conjunction with AIA Philadelphia and ECP.  There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.  More Information




Have you adopted BIM in your firm yet? Do you need BIM standards? Intrigued in the use of BIM in Facilities Management? Whatever your level of experience or inexperience, join Microsol Resources, a corporate member of the Club, at BIM Perspectives as we explore new technology innovations and integrations in design and construction. Learn the latest from industry leaders and hear about the advanced modeling and production techniques. This event is tailored to look into the multi-disciplinary project team and their best practices for using building information modeling (BIM) as a basis for a collaborative design and construction process. You will hear from leading practitioners from architectural, engineering and construction perspective. BIM Perspectives will be Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 8:00 am - noon, The Racquet Club of Philadelphia, 215 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia. There is no cost to particpate, but registration is required. More information

ELECTRIC EXPO - October 23-24
The Electrical Association of Philadelphia is hosting Electric Expo 2013, on Wednesday and Thursday, October 23-24. There is free admission, seminars, exhibitors, prizes and giveaways, and free casino access. Exhibitors include electrical and lighting manufacturers serving the commercial, industrial, residential, institutional, healthcare, hospitality, government, transportation, retail and warehousing sectors. More Information

DESIGN ON THE DELAWARE – October 29 – November 1
Every year Design on the Delaware, presented by AIA Philadelphia and collaborating partners, brings architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, contractors, product and service providers together for professional education and networking, and a two-day trade show. The 11th Annual Design on the Delaware Conference will run four days. October 29th & 30th will feature 36 programs, 6 tours, 2 plenary sessions and trade show at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. A full day of tours departing from the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia will be presented on October 31st and on November 1, the Community Design Collaborative will host a full day design charrette at the Center for Architecture. Early registration ends October 4.  Exhibiting, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities are still available More information

GREENBUILD 2013 – November 20-22
The Delaware Valley Green Build Council is hosing the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the world’s largest dedicated to green building. DVGBC is using it to help build an international brand for our region built on sustainability and cultural vibrancy. They are convening partners in the economic development, tourism and entertainment, higher education, and sustainability fields to take full advantage of opportunities that will make our region more competitive. Leading up to the conference, DVGBC also wants to ensure that our whole community takes time to recognize over 15 years of individual and collective action that has made us a resilient, thriving region poised for even more success, so we've been putting on a series of Host City Events. They hope that you'll join them as they bring you some of the inspiration, education, and networking that characterize the Greenbuild conference. More information


Technical Advisory Council
Discover Engineering in Greater Philadelphia - Student Outreach Website
- TransportationYOU is looking for more students
- Sparks Philadelphia Looking for Mentors for 7th and 8th grade students.
- Resources for Teachers, STEM Program Providers, and Engineers
Speakers Bureau