CMA Staff Volunteer at Coastal Cleanup

On Saturday, October 24, CMA staff participated in the annual International Coastal Cleanup held at South Inlet Park in Boca Raton with the South Florida Spear Fishing Club. Staff who volunteered were Rex Robinson (team captain), Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP, David Cowan, P.E., Charmaine Emanuels, E.I., Diego Jara Li, Nicole Mancini, Daniela Montoya, Karen Rachles and Carlos Tijerino. Our team collected 239 pounds of trash.  Thank you to the Community Outreach Committee for organizing the event! For more information, please visit https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/

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CMA Helps Sponsor  Port Everglades Association Golf Tournament

CMA Helps Sponsor Port Everglades Association Golf Tournament

CMA staff Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Jason McClair, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, Gregory Mendez, P.E. and Eddie Suarez, PSM (subconsultant) participated in the Port Everglades Association Golf Tournament as a foursome sponsor on Friday, October 16. The event was held at the Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club.

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Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP Organized Meeting with Senator Wilton Simpson

Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP Organized Meeting with Senator Wilton Simpson

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP helped to organize a Virtual Legislative Town Hall with Incoming Florida Senate President on October 13. Senator Wilton Simpson is a proponent of water resources funding and the environment. The webinar was hosted by the Florida Engineering Society of which Peter served as past president and is a current member.

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CMA Staff Presents on Septic-to-Sewer

CMA Staff Presents on Septic-to-Sewer

On October 9, Senior Engineer Robert Best, P.E. and Senior Engineer/West Palm Beach Branch Manager Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP presented to the ASCE Florida Section Meeting via MS Teams. The topic was “Septic-to-Sewer.” The duo presented on septic to sewer projects which are occurring throughout the State of Florida to protect coastal waters, rivers, and springheads from unintended wastewater discharge from septic systems. This presentation reviewed current and proposed regulations as they relate the protection of these waterbodies, different options for abandoning septic systems and connecting to sewer systems, permitting, and funding sources. The presentation also reviewed case studies from around the State.

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SunSentinel Mention

September 18, 2020

Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP

President, Chen Moore and Associates

Last week: The construction industry is always tied to the economy. Availability of capital and interest rates on the private side, decreases in taxes and user fees on the public side. While construction has generally moved along for the last six months of pandemic, I received word Friday that the State is beginning to cut back and cancel transportation projects. For those in the service industry, I’m sure not many tears will be shed, but construction has been the lone bright spot in unemployment and every dollar invested returns 7 to the overall economy. We’re close to a very negative turning point.

Looking ahead: I just can’t get over how little is being made of the census wrapping up in less than two weeks. Multiple lawsuits are trying to extend this deadline because of COVID-19 impacts, but those will likely be sorted out by next week. The nature of the Census and a hasty count would impact some deserving areas for an entire decade, limiting their ability to handle growth and care for their citizens. The next couple weeks will determine the outcome of the next decade for many Floridians.

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CMA Named SFBJ’s Business of the Year

CMA Named SFBJ’s Business of the Year

CMA was named SFBJ’s 2020 Business of the Year in the $3 million – $24 million category. The event was held virtually on Thursday. This program honors companies that set the standard for growth, service, quality, innovation and execution of a superb business strategy. Congratulations!

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Jennifer Smith, P.E. Receives ASCE Region 5 Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award

Jennifer Smith, P.E. Receives ASCE Region 5 Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award

CMA Senior Engineer Jennifer Smith, P.E. was named ASCE’s Region 5 Young Civil Engineer of the Year for 2020. The award is presented to a young civil engineer who has demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to public service engineering. The virtual officer installation and awards ceremony was held September 30. In addition, Jessica Diaz, E.I. was named treasurer for the ASCE Broward branch. Congratulations!

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Jose L. Acosta, PE, F.ASCE Named Vice President FES Miami Chapter

CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE was sworn in as vice president of the Florida Engineering Society’s (FES) Miami Chapter on Thursday. The event was held virtually. FES supports engineering education, advocates licensure, promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, and enhances the image and well-being of all engineers in the state of Florida; and furthers the public’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of the profession. https://fesmiami.org/contact-us/

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