2019 NEWS

CMA Donates to Adopt-A-Family

December 20, 2019

CMA sponsored a young family of four living in Palm Beach County, as part of the Adopt-A-Family program. Adopt-A-Family’s mission is to strengthen families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services. Since 1983, Adopt-A-Family has grown into the largest service provider for homeless families in Palm Beach County -- providing access to services for more than 2,000 families with children per year.

CMA Staff Participates in Broward United Way Day of Caring

December 18, 2019

CMA continued our tradition of helping those in need this holiday season by participating in the Broward United Way Day of Caring event on December 18 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Our team included Jennifer Smith, P.E.; Johanna Zona; Megan Schmidt; Jazmin Cruz; Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP; Charmaine Emanuels, E.I.; and Rex Robinson. The team assisted in preparing oatmeal package meals. The event prepared over 300,000 food packages and boxed meals that will be delivered to local food banks and feeding pantries through United Way’s Project Lifeline program. The day’s event packaged over 300,000 meals! Thanks to the CMA Community Service Committee for coordinating the event!  For more information, please visit http://www.unitedwaybroward.org/ 

CMA Annual Holiday Party Celebrated in Fort Lauderdale

December 13, 2019

Our CMA annual holiday party was held on December 13 at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The evening included a welcome speech from Peter and a year-in-review slide show, reliving both firm and employee milestones throughout 2019. A photo booth with holiday props was also available for everyone’s enjoyment.  Thank you to the Social Activities Committee for planning the event!

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Happy Holidays Frpm CMA!

December 2019

CMA Sponsored the FES Broward Legislative Breakfast

December 4, 2019

CMA sponsored the FES Broward Legislative Breakfast at the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale on December 4th. State Representatives Dan Daley and Chip LaMarca from districts 97 and 93, respectfully, attended to discuss key issues for the upcoming 2020 Legislative Agenda. The topics discussed included defending the practice of engineering, CCNA, Florida’s Transportation Infrastructure, Water Infrastructure, Environmental Issues, Energy and Technology, and Florida Statutes 471. The event was organized by CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP and Associate Engineer Vince Locigno, E.I. and attended by CMA Chairman of the Board Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE and staff members Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP, Daniel Davila, P.E., Charmaine Emanuels, E.I., Teresa Lewis, E.I., Diego Jara Li and Rex Robinson.

CMA Reps Attended Florida Tax Watch

December 2-4, 2019

CMA President Peter Moore P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP; Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE; CMA Board of Directors member Ray Monteleone; and CMA Board of Directors member John Zumwalt attended the Florida Tax Watch’s 40th Anniversary celebration, conference and meetings at the Breakers in West Palm Beach on December 2nd through the 4th. Jose completed their Citizenship Institute Program. Peter and Ray also serve as trustees. John Zumwalt received an award for being a past chairman.

Happy Thanksgiving from CMA!

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from CMA!

CMA Sponsored the Joint Professional Societies Annual Legislative Breakfast

November 22, 2019

CMA staff members Peter Moore P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP; Mike Wood; Madeley Arriola Guerrero, E.I.; Tanya McCormick, RLA, AICP; and Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE attended the Joint Professional Societies Annual Legislative Breakfast in Palm Beach Gardens on November 22. CMA was a premium sponsor. Peter, Tanya and Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP were part of the planning committee.

CMA Sponsored FIU ASCE Industry Fair

November 21, 2019

CMA Senior Engineers Gregory Mendez, P.E. and Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E. staffed a table at the FIU ASCE Industry Fair on Thursday, November 21 at the FIU College of Engineering & Computing in Miami.  The event enabled FIU students to meet representatives from local engineering firms and expose themselves to new opportunities.

CMA Staff Attended ASCE Miami-Dade Branch Younger Member’s 2nd Annual Raise the Bar

November 21, 2019

On Thursday, November 21, CMA staff attended the ASCE Miami-Dade Branch Younger Member’s 2nd Annual Raise the Bar event at Batch Gastropub in Brickell. Carlos Tijerino, Sathvika Ramaji, E.I., Teresa Lewis, E.I., Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., Jose Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Greg Mendez, P.E., and Nick Karpathy, E.I. spent the evening networking with other local civil engineering professionals. There were also guest speakers Rick Crooks (CEO of EAC Consulting) and Marisela Aranguiz, P.E. (Assistant Director of Capital Programs at WASD) who shared life lessons and their tips for success in the civil engineering industry.

ASCE FIU Student Chapter Board and Member Induction Ceremony

November 1, 2019

CMA Associate Engineer Carlos Tijerino attended the ASCE FIU Student Chapter Board and Member Induction ceremony on Friday, November 1. The event was held at the FIU Engineering Center and Carlos was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his dedicated efforts and support of the ASCE Student Chapter. For more information, please visit https://ascefiu.org/

Halloween Conference Room Decorating Contest at CMA

October 31, 2019

Congratulations to the Miami office who won our Halloween Conference Room Decorating Contest on Thursday!  The designs were judged by our office managers. Participating offices were Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.  The winning team was announced through our Hello video conference system during a pizza party luncheon.  The winning participants received a $150 gift card to share: Andrés Aristizábal, Michael Buick, P.E., Joseph Hall, Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., Carlos Morales, Pamela Muñoz, Sathvika Ramaji, E.I. and Leticia Zavatsky.

CMA Staff Participated in Breast Cancer Walk

October 26, 2019

CMA staff participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events on October 26 in Fort Lauderdale at Huizenga Plaza and Miami at Marlins Park.  Participants were: Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP; Jessica Diaz, E.I.; David Castro, P.E. and his wife Betsaira Sanabria; Johanna Zona and her husband Kevin; Ruben Soto; Carlos Tijerino, Teresa Lewis, E.I.; Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E.; and Carlos Morales.  Our team raised $526 towards breast cancer research. Thank you to everyone who joined us in the fight against breast cancer! 

CMA Participated as a Sustaining Sponsor at FAU Infrastructure Night

October 23, 2019

CMA representatives Joel Brownsey, P.E., Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP, Paula Fonseca, P.E. and Jennifer Smith, P.E. attended FAU’s Infrastructure night on October 23.  The evening included networking with engineers, construction professionals, faculty, alumni and students within the building and design industry. The keynote speaker was Florida Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary for Engineering & Operations Courtney Drummond. CMA served as a sustaining sponsor.

Jennifer Smith, P.E. Presented at Explore FAU Event

October 19, 2019

CMA Sr. Engineer Jennifer Smith, P.E. attended the Explore FAU event in Boca Raton on October 19. The event hosted future FAU students the opportunity to learn about the Engineering and Computer Science Programs offered by the University. Jennifer spoke to the students about her experience at FAU and accomplishments since she graduated.

CMA Serves as a Silver Sponsor at WASD Golf Tourney

October 18, 2019

Gregory Mendez, P.E., Jose McCray, Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E. and Nick Karpathy, E.I., ENV SP participated as a foursome in the WASD 4th MSABC Golf Tournament on October 18 at the Country Club of Miami. CMA served as a silver sponsor.

CMA Staff Attended ASCE Event at FAU

October 16, 2019

CMA staff Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Madeley Arriola Guerrero, E.I., Joel Brownsey, P.E., Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP, Teresa Lewis, E.I., Jennifer Smith, P.E., Justin Tagle, E.I. and Carlos Tijerino attended a joint luncheon with the Palm Beach Branch and FAU Student Chapter of ASCE on Wednesday October 16th at FAU. ASCE 2020 President Kancheepuram N. Gunalan “Guna”,  PH.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE presented on “The Future of Engineering.”

CMA Staff Attend ASCE National Convention In Miami

October 10, 2019

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP and Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE attended the ASCE 2019 National Convention at the Hyatt Regency Miami on October 10. For more information, please visit https://www.asceconvention.org/

CMA Staff Attended the FSAWWA CIP Night

October 10, 2019

Daniel Davila, P.E., Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP, Dr. Ben Chen, BCEE and Carlos Tijerino attended the FSAWWA Region VI & FWEA SE Chapter Second Annual Utilities CIP Night in Deerfield Beach on October 10. A panel of local city officials highlighted their proposed capital improvement plans for the upcoming year.  

CMA West Palm Beach Staff Volunteered at Quantum House

October 9, 2019

The CMA WPB office prepared and served dinner at Quantum House. QH is a caring and supportive home for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for serious medical conditions. They opened their doors in May 2001 to families and now have 30 rooms, serving more than 1,000 family members every year. QH is still the only hospital hospitality house serving children and their families this way between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Learn more about the families here https://quantumhouse.org/meet-our-families/

CMA Staff Attended the Leadership Broward Gala

October 5, 2019

Representatives of Chen Moore and Associates attended the Leadership Broward Gala ‘Evening on the Nile’ on October 5 at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort as a table sponsor. CMA staff were Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP, Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP, Sathvika Ramaji, E.I., Jennifer Smith, P.E. and Derrick Smith, CFM, LEED AP.  For more information, please visit https://www.leadershipbroward.org/

CMA Awarded at Annual Zweig Whte Conference

October 4-6, 2019

CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE attended the 2019 Zweig Group Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference in Las Vegas October 4-6. The event is the industry’s largest and most comprehensive business conference for leaders and aspiring leaders of AEC firms in the U.S. Attendees networked, gained knowledge, and celebrated with the top firms in the industry. The conference agenda included topics on technology, leadership challenges, business planning, marketing methods, recruiting and retention, and growth strategies. Jose also accepted CMA’s awards: CMA placed #38 in the Multi-Discipline category in the Zweig White Best Firms to Work For awards; #33 in the Civil Engineering category in the Zweig White Best Firms to Work For awards; #70 on the Hot Firms list, an annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing firms in the architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting industry, up from #88 in 2018. Congratulations to the entire CMA team!

Miami-Dade County League of Cities 9th Annual Best Practices Conference

October 3, 2019

On behalf of CMA, Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, Mike Buick, P.E., Nick Karpathy, EI, ENV SP, Jose McCray and Greg Mendez, P.E. attended the Miami-Dade County League of Cities (MDCLC) 9th Annual Best Practices Conference at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel on October 3. Through this conference, the MDCLC facilitated a venue for Cities as well as its associate members to find a distinctive forum where views were shared. MDCLC was established in 1953 for the purpose of uniting the common interests of the municipalities within Miami-Dade County. For more information, please visit http://www.mdclc.org/

CMA Staff Attended the ESSIE Career Fair at UF

September 24, 2019

CMA employees Gregory Mendez, P.E. and Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP attended the ESSIE (Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment) Evening with Industry Event on September 24.  The annual event, held at The University of Florida, provides the opportunity to meet and interview students interested in engineering and for students to interact directly with top industry leaders and learn more about specific career opportunities and internships in civil, coastal and environmental engineering. For more information about ESSIE please visit http://www.essie.ufl.edu/

CMA Staff Recognized at Annual Broward Chapter FES Induction Ceremony

September 23

Congratulations to CMA Associate Engineer Teresa Lewis, EI who was installed as Vice President of the Broward Chapter Florida Engineering Society and Associate Engineer Vince Locigno, EI who was installed as Secretary at the Annual Broward Chapter FES Induction Ceremony on September 23. The event was held at Tarpon River Brewing and CMA served as a gold sponsor. Other CMA employees who attended were Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Danny Davila, P.E., Jason McClair, P.E., CFM, LEED AP and Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP. For more information about FES, please visit https://www.fleng.org/page/Broward

CMA Staff Volunteer in International Coastal Cleanup

September 21, 2019

CMA participated in the International Coastal Cleanup at El Pardo Park in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea on Saturday September 21st and collected 33 pounds of trash! This was our second year participating! Our volunteers were David Castro, P.E., Jessica Diaz, E.I., Charmaine Emanuels, E.I., Megan Schmidt, Derrick Smith, CFM, LEED AP, Jennifer Smith, P.E., Ruben Soto and Johanna Zona. The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. Volunteers from states and territories throughout the U.S. and more than 100 countries come together each year and participate in a Cleanup event near them. Thanks to CMA’s community service committee for organizing the event. For more information, please visit https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/volunteer/

13th Annual Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo

September 20, 2019

CMA staff Mike Albert, P.E., Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP, Paula Fonseca, P.E. and Karen Rachles attended the 13th Annual Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference and Expo as a silver sponsor on September 20. The conference was held at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and included workshops exposing business owners on how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies, and how to build credit and obtain small business loans. The event ended with a networking reception and awards presentation. For more information, please visit https://goo.gl/fNt1Mf

Broward Branch ASCE 50th Year Anniversary

September 12, 2019

CMA attended the Broward Branch ASCE 50th Year Anniversary, Installation and Awards Banquet Thursday, Sept 12th. CMA was a platinum sponsor for the event, held at the Hillsboro Club in Hillsboro Beach.  All Broward Branch Past Presidents were acknowledged, including Jose Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE; Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP; and Jennifer Smith, P.E. The current board was also recognized, including Jennifer Smith, P.E. as President and Teresa Lewis, E.I. as Treasurer. Chairpersons were acknowledged as well including Jessica Diaz (Bowl-a-thon); Natalie Mecklenburg (Membership Chair and Scholarship Chair), Ruben Soto (Community Outreach Chair), Teresa Lewis, E.I. (Social Media). Dan Davila, P.E. won project of the year for the Ft. Lauderdale Emergency Replacement of 30”FM. As ASCE Region 5 Director, Peter Moore P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP performed the Installation for the new officers. Keynote speaker Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr presented on civil engineering concerns in Broward County. Congratulations to all CMA staff involved with the success of the branch for the past 50 years!

We Remember September 11, 2001

September 11, 2019

Today, CMA remembers those lost and affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.  

CMA Participated in Seacoast Softball Tourney

September 7, 2019

CMA, teamed with Holtz Consulting Engineers, participated in the Inaugural Seacoast Classic Softball Tournament on September 7.  CMA won two out of the three games.  Players from CMA included Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP, Cris Betancourt, RLA, Jennifer Cook, Madeley Arriola Guerrero, EI, Marvin Moore, Mike Wood, Jennifer Smith, P.E., Derrick Smith, CFM, LEED AP, Joel Brownsey, P.E. and Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP. Other teams that participated were Seacoast Utility Authority, City of Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, City of West Palm Beach Utilities, Martin County Utilities, South Florida Lawmen and Globaltec.  All proceeds went to Water for People. Thank you to everyone who participated!

CMA Celebrates Peter Moore's 20th CMAnniversary

August 30, 2019

CMA offices were connected via video conference to join the Fort Lauderdale office in celebrating President Peter Moore’s 20th CMAnniversary on August 30. Gifts included a gator jersey with his name and monogrammed cufflinks from Tiffany. Congratulations! 

CMA Serves as a Sponsor for ASCE Miami-Dade Annual Awards & Installation Banquet

August 15, 2019

Congratulations to CMA Associate Engineer Charmaine Emanuels, EI who won Student of the Year award and was installed as Student Member Relations Chair at the ASCE Miami-Dade Annual Awards & Installation Banquet on Thursday night at the Rusty Pelican. Associate Engineer Carlos Tijerino was installed as President Elect and Associate Engineer Sathvika Ramaji, EI was installed as Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute Chair. CMA served as a sponsor and our other representatives who attended were Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., Nick Karpathy, EI, ENV SP, Teresa Lewis, EI, Greg Mendez, P.E., Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP, Jennifer Smith, P.E. and Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP. For more information, please visit https://www.miamidade-asce.org/

CMA Staff Attended ASCE YMLS Leadership Symposium

August 10-11, 2019

CMA Associate Engineers Sathvika Ramaji, E.I. and Nicholas Karpathy, E.I., ENV SP attended the ASCE Younger Members Leadership Symposium (YMLS) in Reston, VA this past weekend. The conference started with a tour of the Capitol and walking around the monuments in Washington, DC. The rest of the weekend included sessions on improving communication, management, networking and presentation skills. Aside from the sessions, time was also spent conversing with ASCE President-Elect Kancheepuram “Guna” N. Gunalan and networking with other young professionals from around the country.

CMA Particpated in Annual ASCE Broward Bowl-aThon as Platinum & Silver Sponsors

August 10, 2019

The ASCE Broward Bowl-a-Thon was held August 10 at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac. CMA staff bowled on two teams as platinum and silver sponsors The event is held annually to raise money for a scholarship provided to Broward County residents who are either a senior in high school or an undergraduate student in college pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. For more information about the ASCE's Broward Branch, please visit http://www.broward-asce.org/

CMA Staff Volunteer For Shared Meal Plan

August 1, 2019

On August 1, CMA’s Fort Lauderdale office volunteered for a Shared Meal event hosted by HOPE South Florida. Volunteers were responsible for setting up, serving and cleaning up meals for homeless individuals. Chen Moore volunteers were Natalie Mecklenburg, Carlos Tijerino, Johanna Zona, Charmaine Emanuels, E.I., David Castro, P.E. and Ruben Soto. For more information, please visit http://hopesouthflorida.org/

It's Professional Engineers Day!

August 7, 2019

Thank you to all of our engineers at Chen Moore and Associates for all of your hard work to help make our firm a success! 

Summer Fun at TopGolf Miami

July 26, 2019

CMA hosted an event at TopGolf Miami on July 26. Andres Aristizabal, Elizabeth Hanna, Nick Karpathy, ENV SP, and Greg Mendez, P.E., Derrick Smith, CFM, LEED AP, Jennifer Smith, P.E. and Carlos Tijerino had a great time earning high scores with their golf game. Although there were some swings and misses early on, everyone was making some sweet shots by the end of the evening! For more information about the venue, please visit https://topgolf.com/us/miami-gardens/

CMA Awarded for City of Fort Lauderdale "Go Big Go Fast" Project

July 26, 2019

CMA received the Engineering Excellence Honor Award from The American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL). The Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) acknowledges Florida engineering firms for their ground-breaking applications and intricate projects. CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP and Senior Engineer and Project Manager Daniel Davila, P.E. accepted the award for the “Go Big, Go Fast Infrastructure Improvement Program- 30” Force Main Repair” project for the City of Fort Lauderdale. CMA served as a subconsultant to Murphy Pipeline Contractors. The awards event was held last week at the FES/ACEC-FL Annual Conference Banquet at the Vinoy® Renaissance in St. Petersburg. Congratulations! For more information, please visit https://www.fleng.org/page/AboutACECFL

Cris Betancourt, RLA Is the First Professional Landscape Architect to Graduate From FELI

July 26, 2019

CMA Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture Cris Betancourt, RLA recently graduated from the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FELI). FELI was created with the mission to transition engineering professionals into community professionals and leaders within our societies, communities, and workplaces. Through its initial 10-month class, FELI enhances the leadership skills of its participants and sets out a clear pathway to put these skills into practice serving our profession and our communities. Cris is the first RLA to complete the program in its 16 year history! The ceremony was held at the ACEC-FL annual conference in St. Petersburg July 24-26. For more information, please visit https://www.fleng.org/page/FELI

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP Receives ACEC-FL President's Award

July 25, 2019

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP received The American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL) president’s award at their annual conference in St. Petersburg on July 25. The award recognizes his many contributions to the organization. CMA is a bronze sponsor for the event. Congratulations Peter! For more information, please visit https://www.fleng.org/page/AboutACECFL

CMA Staff Receive Awards at ASCE Florida Section Annual Conference

Juy 19, 2019

Congratulations to Chen Moore and Associates Jennifer Smith, P.E., Senior Engineer for winning the ASCE Young Engineer of the Year award and Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP, Director of Water Resources/Senior Engineer for winning the ASCE Region 5 Engineer of the Year award at the ASCE Florida Section Annual Conference today at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Brent was also installed as ASCE District 1 Vice President. In addition, the ASCE Broward Branch was awarded the Branch of the Year award and CMA staff who represent the branch include Jennifer Smith, P.E., President and Teresa Lewis, EI, Treasurer. CMA served as the awards and installation luncheon sponsor. Way to go everyone! For more information, please visit http://www.fla-asce.org

Happy July 4th From CMA!

July 4, 2019

Summer Cooking Fun at CMA!

June 27, 2019

The CMA Social Activities Committee hosted our Third Annual Grazing Day on Thursday, June 27.  Staff members brought in their favorite foods for everyone to enjoy throughout the day.  Food items included breakfast, lunch, snack dishes and sweet treats. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Habitat for Humanity Build

June 22, 2019

CMA participated in a Habitat for Humanity Build on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The group assisted with wall furring and ceiling strip installations at the Rick Case Habitat Community in Pompano Beach. Special thanks to CMA's community service committee for organizing this event. For more information, please visit https://www.habitatbroward.org/

CMA Staff Involved in Leadership Florida

June 21, 2019

CMA Vice President Jose Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE recently graduated from the Cornerstone Class 37 of Leadership Florida. The program includes programming on issues critical to Florida, leadership skills assessment and training, and relevant information on Florida’s history, demography, diversities, and opportunities. CMA Director of Water Resources Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP was recently accepted into the upcoming Cornerstone Class 38. Congrats!

Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP Co-Authored Article in FES Journal

June 2019

CMA Director of Water Resources/Senior Engineer Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP co-authored an article, Flood Protection: Predicting and Managing the Future, which appears in the June 2019 FES Journal. The article details the critical importance of the SFWMD's Flood Protection Level of Service program and identifies the infrastructure upgrades needed to prepare Florida for the future. Congratulations Brent!

Jennifer Smith, P.E. Graduates From Leadership Broward Program

June 7, 2019

CMA Sr. Engineer Jennifer Smith, P.E. graduated from Leadership Broward on June 7. Leadership Broward is an educational program focused on enhancing leadership skills, providing practical community action experience, and facilitating interaction with established community leaders. Congratulations! For more information, please visit https://www.leadershipbroward.org/

CMA Staff Attended Events With ASCE National President

June 4 & 5, 2019

Miami-Dade ASCE Branch Vice President and CMA Associate Engineer Carlos Tijerino attended an event with ASCE National president elect Kancheepuram N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE at Titan America Structural Testing Laboratory at FIU on June 5. A social event was also held at Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar where Dr. Guna gave a presentation for his 2020 Presidential vision. 

CMA staff Jose Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E. and Carlos also attended a Miami-Dade ASCE Branch event on June 4 in Coral Gables with Dr. Gunalan. Other attendees included students from ASCE’s FIU and UM chapters and branch and former section leadership. CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP also serves on the national board with Dr. Gunalan.

Jessica Diaz, EI Graduates With Masters Degree From UF

May 2019

Congratulations to Jessica Diaz, EI who received her masters of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida!  

CMA Supports FES Through Golf Sponsorships

May 2019

CMA staff participated in three FES golf tournament fundraisers during the month of May as foursome sponsors. The Broward chapter event was held on May 10 at Palm Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach, the Palm Beach chapter event was held on May 17 at the Fazio Course in Palm Beach Gardens and the Miami chapter event was held on May 24 at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club in Kendale Lakes that raised an estimated $10,000 for scholarships.

CMA Ranks in Zweig Group Best Firms and Hot Firms List

May 31, 2019

CMA placed #38 in the Multi-Discipline category in the Zweig Group Best Firms to Work for Awards and #70 in the Hot Firms list!  The Best Firms award celebrates top AEC firms based on workplace practices, benefits, retention rates, and more. 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. CMA will receive the award at the upcoming Elevate AEC Conference October 2-4 in Las Vegas. Thank you to our entire staff for completing the survey and congratulations!

Memorial Day 2019

May 27, 2019

Happy Memorial Day From CMA!

CMA Sponsored ASCE Tri-County Workshop

May 24, 2019

CMA staff participated in the ASCE Tri-County Workshop as a gold sponsor at the Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center in Davie. Pictured from left to right Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP, Sathvika Ramaji, EI, Carlos Tijerino, Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, Jennifer Smith, P.E., Teresa Lewis, EI, Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP, Charmaine Emanuels, EI, Elizabeth Hanna, David Castro, P.E. and Daniel Davila, P.E. The workshop included presentations by industry leaders from the public and private sectors involved in South Florida’s infrastructure. It also provided an open forum for professionals, elected officials and the general public to discuss concerns in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Topics included stormwater, transit/transportation and water/wastewater.  Proceeds will be shared equally by the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Branches to fund student scholarships.  A special thank you to our Sr. Engineer and President of the ASCE Broward Branch Jennifer Smith, P.E., who helped organize the event and was on the planning committee.

CMA Staff Participated in Broward Partnership Breaking Bread Program

May 22, 2019

CMA staff (pictured left to right) Danny Davila, P.E., Elizabeth Hanna, Jennifer Smith, P.E., Johanna Zona, Charmaine Emanuels, EI and Jazmin Cruz attended the Broward Partnership, Breaking Bread Breaking Barriers event on May 22. The team served dinner to those living in the Broward Partnership Shelter and also prepared sandwiches.

 

The Broward Partnership provides over 100,000 meals a year. Every day, program participants are served breakfast, lunch and dinner to 230 men, women and children experiencing homelessness on their campus. For more information, please visit: http://bphi.org/breaking-bread-breaking-barriers/

CMA Participated in CANSTRUCTION Fundraiser

May 20, 2019

CMA teamed with Johnson-Davis Construction to participate in a fundraiser event called CANSTRUCTION, with proceeds going to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. This year’s event was held in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at The Gardens Mall from May 6-19. Our team built their sculpture at the mall on May 5 from 6pm-12am.  At the end of the two-week exhibition, each one of the sculptures was “decanstructed” and the food donated to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. In 2017, over 32,000 pounds of food was collected from these sculptures and distributed to hungry individuals and families in our community. Below is a link to our WPB’s CANstruction time lapse video.

 

Congratulations to Leo A Daly & The Weitz Company who won The People’s Choice Award for their purse design.

 

CMA would like to thank our sponsors and everyone who donated towards this great cause!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3cZ6t7Me3s

CMA Staff Attended BLOC 62nd Annual Gala

May 18, 2019

CMA staff Natalie Mecklenburg (Jason), Dr. Ben Chen (Susan), Safiya Brea (Mark), Daniel Davila (Scarlett) and Jennifer and Derrick Smith attended the Broward League of Cities Annual Gala as a bronze sponsor on May 18 at the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood. The event celebrated the League’s 62nd anniversary and the installation of the 2019 - 2020 officers. For more information, please visit http://browardleague.org/

CMA Placed 5th in the Wilton Manors 26th Annual Island City Canoe Race

May 18, 2019

Chen Moore team members Joel Brownsey (co-captain), Teresa Lewis (co-captain), Jennifer Smith, Dan Dombrowski, Derrick Smith, Patrick Kaimrajh, Carlos Tijerino, Natalie Mecklenburg, Jason McClair and Charmaine Emanuels  participated in the 28th Annual Island City Canoe Race in Wilton Manors on May 18. Teams competed in a 7-mile relay race around the Island City with exchange points throughout the Middle River. The race started at Colohatchee Boat Ramp and finished at Richardson Historic Park where participants were greeted with lunch and a trophy ceremony. The CMA team finished 5th out of 20 teams, improving a position over last years’ result!  For more information about the annual event, please visit  http://www.wiltonmanors.com/409/Special-Events

CMA President and CEO Peter Moore Participated in SEFLUC Panel

May 13, 2019

CMA President and CEO Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP spoke on a panel at the Southeast Florida Utility Council (SEFLUC) meeting on Monday in Boca Raton. The panel spoke on behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida. They discussed perspectives from consultants, service providers and client/service buyers on “Contracts - Springing Forward: Everyone in the Risk Pool.”

 

The SEFLUC provides a communications, networking, and support structure for member utilities to continue to provide superior-quality water supply and wastewater management services to its customers in a cost-effective manner. For more information, please visit https://sefluc.org/

Two CMA Staff Members Graduate With Masters Degrees

May 2019

Congratulations to our Associate Engineer Nicholas (Nick) Karpathy, ENV SP and our Associate Landscape Designer Tyler Reed who both recently graduated with Masters degrees. Nick (pictured to the left) graduated on May 9 with his Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami and on May 5 Tyler graduated with his Masters in Community and Economic Development from Pennsylvania State University.   

Mother's Day

May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day From CMA!

Annual CMA Company Picnic ~ Star Wars Theme

May 4, 2019

CMA staff celebrated our annual picnic on Saturday, May 4 at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton.  In honor of Star Wars Day, our theme was ‘May The Fourth Be With You.’ Festivities included a BBQ lunch, volleyball and a bounce house for children. Congratulations to Eric Harrison, RLA who won the t-shirt design contest! Everyone received a t-shirt. Approximately 75 people enjoyed the day including employees, friends and families. Special thanks to the social activities committee for planning the event!

Star Wars Day

May 4, 2019

Happy Star Wars Day From CMA!

CMA Engineering Intern Graduates With Award

May 1, 2019

Congratulations to our Engineering Intern Charmaine Emanuels who was presented with the Outstanding Graduate Award in Civil Engineering during the FIU graduation ceremony May 1. The award recognizes academic achievement and exemplary service to the department, FIU and the community.  Charmaine graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the FIU College of Engineering and Computing.   

CMA Participated in Relay For Life

April 27, 2019

CMA staff members, family and friends, participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life at Cooper City High School on Saturday, April 27. To date, our team has raised nearly $3,000 for cancer patient programs and groundbreaking research and we are still counting! For more information or to donate to Team Chen Moore Crusaders, please visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/chenmoore2

A special thank you to the Community Service Committee for planning the event!

ASCE 2019 Structures Congress On Orlando

April 26, 2019

CMA President and CEO Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP along with Didier Menard and David Odeh, spoke on a panel at the ASCE 2019 Structures Congress on Orlando, Florida on April 26, 2019. The title of the talk was Strong Leadership Ethics & Inclusivity Drive Corporate Culture to New Heights, and was moderated by Jeff Greenfield. Over 50 participants interacted with the speakers. 

Earth Day 2019

April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day from CMA! 

CMA & Turner Construction Participated in Community Clean-Up

April 20, 2019

CMA staff Carlos Tijerino, Jazmin Cruz, Nick Karpathy, Jessica Diaz, Sathvika Ramaji, Patrick Kaimrajh and Greg Mendez joined together with Turner Construction in a Kayak Community Cleanup on Saturday, April 20 at Pelican Island Harbor Marina in Miami. Volunteers teamed in kayaks and collected eight burlap sacks of waste along Pelican Island!

CMA Named SFBJ 2019 Business of the Year Awards Finalist

April 18, 2019

CMA is a South Florida Business Journal 2019 Business of the Year Awards Finalist! The Business of the Year Awards were created to give recognition to those organizations that build the South Florida economy through solid business practice, dedication to our community and financial growth. The 2019 finalists were honored at a special cocktail reception and dinner on April 18 at Jungle Island in Miami. For more information, please visit http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/

Annual Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run

April 17, 2019

Thanks to everyone who participated and supported Team CMA in the Annual Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run at Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach!  CMA team members were: Teresa Lewis, Suzie Dombrowski (husband Dan), Cris Betancourt, Mike Wood, Karen Rachles, Patrick Kaimrajh, Brent Whitfield (daughter Noelle), Stefan Bortak, Greg Mendez, Jen Cook, Tanya McCormick and Joel Brownsey. Thank you to the Social Activities Committee for organizing the event.  For more information, please visit http://www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com/west_palm_beach.php

CMA Staff Participated in the ASCE Southeast Student Conference

March 28-30

CMA President and CEO Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP and Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE served as judges at the ASCE Southeast Student Conference March 28-30, hosted by University of Tennessee Knoxville. CMA Engineering Intern Charmaine Emanuels led the FIU concrete canoe team and Associate Engineer Nick Karpathy, ENV SP attended as the lead in the university conference business meeting. Engineering students from over 20 schools engaged in networking and competition activities. For more information, please visit https://se-asce2019.utk.edu/

NUCA Top Job Award

April 1, 2019

Johnson Davis won the NUCA Top Job Award for the Aerial Crossings Replacement project in the City of Margate. This award is presented to projects that are unique and completed with excellent results.

Chen Moore and Associates and Carollo Engineers provided design, permitting, and construction oversight services for the replacement of 8 water and force main aerial utility crossings at 6 different locations throughout the City of Margate service area. The project involved the design and construction administration of the pipeline replacements including external coating, supports, fan guards, air release valves, isolation valves, and connections to existing pipes.

CMA is happy to share J-D's success on this project and congratulate them for the well-deserved award!

SMPS Paint & Sip Fundraising Event & Fundraising Social

March 27, 2019

Chen Moore and Associates participated in and donated to the SMPS South Florida Paint & Sip Networking Social at Uptown Art Boca Raton. Over $1,000 was raised to benefit ABC Cares Foundation on March 27.  For more information, please visit https://smpssouthflorida.com/

2019 ASCE Miami-Dade Engineering Encounters Bridge Competition

March 17, 2019

On Sunday, March 17, CMA Associate Engineers Sathvika Ramaji, EI and Carlos Tijerino volunteered at the ASCE 10th Annual Miami-Dade Engineering Encounters Bridge Design competition held at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair. This event challenges middle school division and high school division students to design a functional bridge utilizing design software that allows virtual testing and analysis of their design. Through this competition we hope to inspire young students to become interested in the engineering and STEM majors as they start applying for colleges and deciding their career fields. The first place winner of each division will have the opportunity to compete at the State level in Orlando, FL. CMA was one of the event sponsors. For more information, please visit https://www.miamidade-asce.org/

Associate Engineer Madeley Arriola Guerrero, EI Receives ASCE Award

March 14, 2019

Chen Moore and Associates Associate Engineer Madeley Arriola Guerrero, EI was named one of 10 ASCE 2019 New Faces of Engineering in the professional category. She received her award at the Opal Awards Gala on March 14 in Virginia. The program highlights civil engineering leaders under the age of 30 and celebrates their achievements, as well as their contributions to and impact on society. Congratulations Madeley!  Checkout her New Faces video here https://lnkd.in/eZmsGTY  and for more information about the award, please visit https://www.asce.org/templates/press-release-detail.aspx?id=31319

CMA President Peter Moore Visits Washington DC with ASCE Leaders

March 14, 2019

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP and other ASCE Florida leaders are in Washington DC this week to lobby on behalf of infrastructure investment and commitment to Congress!

CMA Attended Preview Event for New Hardrock Hotel

March 6, 2019

Chen Moore and Associates Sr. Project Manager Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP attended a preview event at the top of the guitar on the 32nd floor of the new Hardrock Hotel for Leadership Florida.

CMA Participated at FES Miami Chapter Seminar and Career Fair

March 6, 2019

Sr. Engineer Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., represented CMA at the FES Miami Chapter 2019 Roadmap to Success Seminar and Career Fair at FDOT District 6 Auditorium in Miami on March 6. Approximately 40 students attended the career fair.  The event offered an opportunity to match future engineers with potential employers and offer employers an opportunity to meet the next generation of engineers.  For more information, please visit http://www.fesmiami.org/