At our June meeting we’ll be electing our officers for the 2013-2014 NAWIC year, along with having a general membership meeting.
Calendar of Events
Join NAWIC Columbus as we test drive Caterpillar machinery at our local Caterpillar dealer!
Thank you Ohio CAT for allowing us this fun experience!
The tour of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will include visiting the new LEED gold certified Central Energy Plant. This CEP provides steam, chilled water and emergency power for the new patient tower as well as most of the Hospital’s main campus. Your will see two new 64,000 PPH steam boilers and one 30,000 PPH steam boiler retained form the old power house; three 2250 ton centrifugal chillers and related support systems and three 3MW 13.2KV generators. The CEP is also the primary incoming feed point for our AEP power and one of two large incoming feeds for domestic water. The tour will continue through our new utility tunnel following these utilities to the new patient tower – no rodents promised. A couple of key features in the utility tunnel were planned for future expansion as well. We will then move to one or more of the MEP spaces as time allows in the new patient tower. We will finish in the main lobby atrium and magic forest to look at some of the design elements in these areas as it relates to the patient and family experience.
NAWIC guests should park in the visitor’s garage at 18thand Mooberry (entrance on 18th). They can walk west to the loading dock of the CEP (the CEP and the garage are next to one another) and we can use that as our meeting point. Children’s Hospital Site Tour Parking
Forum is the coming together of NAWIC chapters (i.e. Region 4 = Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky), typically in the Spring of every year. It’s a three day event, full of educational and networking opportunities via keynote speakers and workshops.
This year’s forum is hosted by the Louisville Kentucky Chapter # 97 on April 5,6,7 2013. The theme this year is Up, Up & Away, Flying High with NAWIC!
Here is more information on workshops, speakers, and a registration form.
We will be learning why Geotechnical engineering and investigation is important before actual construction is started. Geotechnical engineering uses principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions and materials. They evaluate stability of natural slopes and man-made soil deposits; assess risks posed by site conditions; design earthworks and structure foundations; and monitor site conditions, earthwork and foundation construction.
Beth Meek, P.E. has been working in the geotechnical and construction testing field for over 20 years. Her experience includes geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering, slope stability investigations, pavement design and construction observation and materials testing. Some of her past projects include the I-270/SR-161 interchange, the downtown 20-story Northbank condominiums, the new Franklin County Courthouse, many OSU structures, and many ODOT transportation projects. She has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering, specializing in geotechnical, from The Ohio State University. She presently serves as the Geotechnical Manager for the Columbus, Ohio Branch of S&ME. Ms. Meek also serves as the Membership Director for the Columbus Chapter of WTS (Women Transportation Seminar) and as the ASCE Civil Engineering Career Day Chair, where she helps organize a yearly career day that exposes Central Ohio high school juniors to the field of civil engineering by arranging for tours of local construction projects.
Please RSVP to Amanda at email@example.com by Monday, March 18, 2013
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) would like to cordially invite you to share lunch and inspiring conversation regarding Women in Construction! NAWIC is a national organization and the Columbus Chapter would like to recognize the efforts and struggles of Women in the industry. The luncheon will feature guest speakers, good food and a 50/50 raffle. This is a “feel good” event and an opportunity for women in all aspects of the industry from estimators, office managers, consultants, bricklayers,lawyers, painters, safety specialists, etc. to all come together and support and uplift one another in our male dominated field!
Please come out and learn more about NAWIC Columbus and network with other Women in Construction!
Please RSVP to Denise Gilliam at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 4, 2013 so that we can have a proper count for lunch.
Hot Topics in Construction Law
Presented by Bonnie Wolf, Senior Associate at Frost Brown Todd LLC
Location: Frost Brown Todd LLC, 10 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: Social at 5:30, Program at 6:00
This presentation will address recent activity with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as it relates to Employers. Additionally, as the proliferation of social media has blurred the line between our personal and professional lives, employers are often ill-equipped to deal with the issues presented by employee “off-duty” conduct online. This presentation is designed to help navigate the legal issues associated with employee use of social media. Last, the presentation will provide an introduction to Mechanics’ Liens and preserving your lien rights, along with briefly addressing document management and documentation guidelines that is critical for project management and claims.
Bonnie Wolf is a senior associate in the litigation department, concentrating her practice on construction, complex business litigation, product liability, and real estate litigation. In the area of construction, she represents owners, general contractors, and trade/specialty contractors in contract drafting, contract disputes, bid disputes, negligence and defect claims, mechanics’ lien claims, mediation, arbitration and litigation of other construction related matters. Bonnie is a member of the ABA Forum on Construction Industry, Ohio State Bar Association and Columbus Bar Association. She is also an active member in the Central Ohio Builders Exchange and serves as a Board Member for the National Association of Women in Construction.
Please RSVP to Amanda at email@example.com by Monday, February 18, 2013
Board Meeting to discuss NAWIC Business
Networking Made Easy
Presented by Paula Ryan, FSMPS, CPSM
Do you quiver at the thought of that next networking event when you walk into a room full of strangers and are expected to actually become acquainted with a few? How about your technical staff? Do they run when you ask them to attend a networking event? This interactive, high energy session will teach you that networking is a learned behavior and, with the right preparation, guidelines, and practice, anyone can feel comfortable building relationships like a pro! Networking basics such as establishing rapport, questioning skills, do’s and don’ts, and much more will be taught in a format that can be taken back to the office to train technical staff that they too can be a successful networker!
Paula M. Ryan, FSMPS, CPSM, consultant, has over 25 years of experience in professional services marketing, including positions with national, regional, and local firms. Paula is the At-Large Delegate on the national board of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, is the past Fellows Delegate on the national board, and is Past President of the SMPS Foundation and SMPS Columbus Chapter. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from The Ohio State University. She is a professional services marketing consultant.
Many times in her career, she has been “the first” Marketing Director hired and has been consequently hired and trained several marketing coordinators, developed protocol and procedures, and initiated business development strategy.
Paula lives in Worthington, Ohio, and also serves on the Advisory Council of Camp Mary Orton. She is past Chair of the Greater Columbus Chamber’s Downtown Council, served on the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Development Board, and is a past member of Junior League.