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Professional Engineers Day

August 5

CMA would like to recognize our licensed engineers today on Professional Engineers Day. We appreciate your dedication and hard work to our profession!

CMA Ranks in Zweig Group Best Firms and Hot Firms Lists

July 1

CMA is proud to have ranked 24th place in the Multi-Discipline category of the Zweig Group Best Firms to Work For Awards and 62nd place in the Hot Firms list. The Best Firms award celebrates top architecture, engineering, planning, environmental and construction (AEC) firms based on firm culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, professional development, and more, from both management and staff perspective. Awards were given in multiple categories based on firm size and discipline. Firms are ranked on the Hot Firms list by a score comprised of both dollar and percentage revenue growth rate over a three-year period. Winners will be honored at the 2020 Elevate AEC Conference in Denver, CO, September 30-October 2 and at Zweig Group’s Virtual Elevate AEC Conference on October 16.  Thank you to our entire staff for completing the survey and congratulations!

Happy Independence Day from CMA!

July 4

Happy Independence Day from CMA!

Happy Father's Day From CMA!

June 21

Happy Father's Day from CMA!

Happy First Day of Summer from CMA!

June 20

Happy First Day of Summer from CMA!

World Landscape Architecture Month

April 27, 2020

CMA's COVID-19 Response

March 24, 2020

National Engineers Week 2020

February 21

CMA Associate Engineer Madeley Arriola Guerrero, E.I. volunteered at the Hagen Ranch Road Library for the National Engineers Week: Be a Pioneer for Progress program.  29 people were in attendance.  Madeley gave a presentation about “What is engineering? And How to become one?” She also helped lead the group in making Bristlebots!

CMA Named as an SFBJ 'Best Places To Work Firm'

February 20, 2020

CMA was named as one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ at the South Florida Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in South Florida awards program.  The event was held at The Signature Grand in Davie on Thursday, February 20. The awards program recognized small, medium and large companies deemed by their employees to be the ‘Best Places to Work’ in South Florida. More than 500 professionals attended the event. CMA ranked 8th overall in the medium-sized company category - congratulations! For more information, please visit https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/

CMA Participates In Broward Fourth Annual Engineer for a Day Event

February 12

Chen Moore and Associates staff participated in the ASCE Broward Fourth Annual Engineer for a Day event on February 12. The student outreach program was created to encourage high school students to consider civil engineering as a future career field. The day was divided up into two sessions. The morning session was hosted at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 4 offices in Fort Lauderdale, where students interacted with local engineering university students, professors and other professional engineers, where they learned about the academic requirements necessary for completing an engineering degree and general information in the engineering field. In the afternoon session, the students split up into smaller groups and toured local engineering firms, including Chen Moore and Associates’ Fort Lauderdale office. Thanks to our staff for welcoming these students and giving them the opportunity to become Engineers for a Day! For more information, please visit http://www.broward-asce.org/

SMPS South Florida Paint & Sip Networking Social

February 11

CMA staff attended the SMPS South Florida Paint & Sip Networking Social on February 11. CMA also donated to the event, which was held at Art Sea Living in Boynton Beach. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefitted Girls 2 Women.

CMA Attends UGA College of Environment + Design Career Fair

February 11

On February 11, CMA Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture Cris Betancourt, RLA, AICP and Landscape Architect Stefan Bortak, RLA, CID staffed a table at the UGA College of Environment + Design Career Fair at the University of Georgia. Attendees included undergraduate and graduate students in UGA's LAAB-accredited landscape architecture program who have a comprehensive understanding of design, including coursework in garden design, community design, urban design and regional planning. http://career.uga.edu/hireuga

CMA Participated in Miami-Dade ASCE Field Day

February 8

On February 8, CMA staff participated in the Miami-Dade ASCE Field Day at Zoo Miami benefitting local students studying civil engineering. CMA was an event sponsor and finished in third place overall! Attendees included Greg Mendez, P.E., Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., Sathvika Ramaji, E.I., Nick Karpathy, E.I., Carlos Tijerino, Manny Caamano, Jazmin Cruz, and Chris Donnelly. Nick Karpathy, E.I. organized the event.

ASCE In Philly

January 31-February 1

Representatives of CMA Robert Best, P.E., Teresa Lewis, E.I., Carlos Tijerino, and Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP attended the ASCE Multi-Region Leadership Conference January 31 – February 1 in Philadelphia.  

CMA Staff attend FES Professional Engineer Legislative Days

January 28-29

CMA staff Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP, Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP and Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E. attended FES Professional Engineer Legislative Days in Tallahassee this week at the Florida State Capitol. The group met legislators including Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, Senator Ana María Rodriguez, Senator Jason Pizzo (38th District), Representative Joe Geller (100th District), Representative Dan Daley (97th District), Representative Rick Roth (District 85), Representative Joe Casello (District 90) and Representative David Silvers (District 87). https://www.fleng.org/page/PELegislativeDays

CMA Staff Participates in Future City Competition

January 11

CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE served as co-chair and Senior Engineer Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E. and Associate Engineer Carlos Tijerino served as judges for the Future City Competition held January 11 at FIU College of Engineering. Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. This year there were 11 local teams competing for top prizes and six special awards.


St Hugh Catholic School was the winning school and is pictured with other co-chair Dave Clarke of Stantec, the Dean of the College Engineering at FIU and the Assistant Dean (Dr Osama Mohammed) who served as the lead for the SE Region of Future Cities. For more information, please visit http://aln.fiu.edu/futurecity/

NASA of the Vehicle Assembly Building Dedication Ceremony

January 10

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP presented a dedication at NASA of the Vehicle Assembly Building designating it as an ASCE National Historic Landmark to the NASA Director.  Kevin J. Thibault, Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation and other CMA staff members were in attendance.  

CMA 2019 Philanthropic Activities

January 9

In 2019, Chen Moore and Associates continued to participate in community service projects throughout the Tri-County area and we look forward to how we can help our communities in 2020! Our projects from last year include:

  • Adopt a Family – Provided holiday gifts for a family in need in West Palm Beach

  • United Way  –  Supported the United Way green initiative and participated in the 28th Annual Day of Caring in Broward County

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Raised $526 towards breast cancer research and participated in the events in Fort Lauderdale and Miami

  • Wear Pink Day – To support breast cancer awareness

  • Quantum House – Prepared and served meals to families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for serious medical conditions.

  • International Coastal Cleanup – Beach cleanup at El Pardo Park in Lauderdale-By-The Sea

  • ACE Mentor Program – Participated in the after-high school program to mentor students interested in the field of engineering

  • FES Golf Tournament – Sponsored a team to play and raise money for student scholarships.

  • ASCE Bowl-A-Thon – Sponsored two teams to play and raise money for student scholarships

  • Hurricane Donations - Collected items of need for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas

  • Back-to-School Drive – Collected school supplies to benefit the Broward Education Foundation School Supply Center program

  • HOPE South Florida – Volunteered feeding homeless people through the Shared Meal Program and clothing donations

  • Habitat for Humanity – Prepared infrastructure at new Habitat Houses

  • Relay For Life – Started fundraiser and raised money for American Cancer Society

  • Broward Partnership Breaking Bread Program - Served dinner to those living in the Broward Partnership Shelter and also prepared sandwiches

  • Kayak Community Cleanup - Volunteers teamed in kayaks and collected eight burlap sacks of waste along Pelican Island in Miami

  • SMPS/ABC Cares Foundation - Participated in and donated to the SMPS South Florida Paint & Sip Networking Social at Uptown Art Boca Raton to benefit ABC Cares Foundation  

  • Palm Beach County Food Bank/CANstruction - CMA teamed with Johnson-Davis Construction to participate in this fundraising competition; a design out of food cans were built and then donated to the PBC Food Bank

  • FES Broward Equestrian Volunteer Program - Assisted Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida; the group raised and leveled the barn and installed new scratching posts

  • Feeding South Florida – Participated in the Annual Outrun Hunger 5K Event

  • Paddleboarding/Trash Cleanup in Miami - Participated in a paddle boarding/kayaking trash cleanup at Morningside Park in Miami

Happy New Year From CMA!

January 1

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