2018 NEWS

Happy Holidays From CMA!

December 21, 2018

Happy Holidays to you and yours from Chen Moore and Associates!

CMA Employees Participated in Adopt-a-Family Program

December 19, 2018

In the spirit of the holiday season and in an effort to give back and support our community, CMA staff recently donated to the Adopt-A-Family of The Palm Beaches.  Wrapped donations included clothing, toys and household items for a family of two children. Thank you to the Community Service committee for coordinating the drive.  For more information, please visit https://adoptafamilypbc.org/

Chen Moore Holiday Party

December 14, 2018

The Chen Moore holiday party was held last Friday night at Roxy’s Pub and Rooftop in West Palm Beach.  The event was a great opportunity for our employees, guests and board members to socialize and commemorate a successful 2018. The evening included a welcome speech from our President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP, recognition of superior achievements, a year-in-review slide show, reliving both firm and employee milestones throughout 2018 and two videos highlighting our community service activities and our engineering efforts. A photo booth with holiday props was also available for everyone’s enjoyment. Thank you to the Social Activities Committee for planning the event!

United Way Day of Caring

December 11, 2018

CMA participated in The United Way Day of Caring on December 11 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Our team successfully packaged 40 boxes of 1,440 meals! More than 700 volunteers prepared 300,000 food packages and boxed meals that were delivered to 25 local food banks and feeding pantries through United Way's Project Lifeline program.  Thanks to the CMA Community Service Committee for coordinating the event!  For more information, please visit http://www.unitedwaybroward.org/

Happy Holidays From CMA!

December 10, 2018

“Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness!”

CMA Named 'Ultimate Hunger Hero’

December 5, 2018

Chen Moore and Associates was a winner of Feeding South Florida’s (FSF) Thanksgiving Food Frenzy 2018, named ‘Ultimate Hunger Hero’ and recognized at the Happy Harvest Donor Recognition Breakfast! We were able to provide 2,376 meals to those in need of assistance. Feeding South Florida is the sole Feeding America food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. They distribute 50.5 million pounds (42 million meals) of food per year, as well as lead hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and provide innovative programming and education. Thank you Feeding South Florida for your efforts to end hunger in South Florida and thanks to the Chen Moore family for their contributions. For more information on FSF please visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org!

CMA To Receive Engineering Excellence Award

December 3, 2018

CMA will receive an Engineering Excellence 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 will be presented with the HONOR Award for the “Go Big, Go Fast Infrastructure Improvement Program- 30” Force Main Repair” project for the City of Fort Lauderdale. CMA is a subconsultant to Murphy Pipeline Contractors. The event will be held at the 2019 FES/ACEC-FL Annual Conference Banquet held July 26th, 2019 at the Vinoy® Renaissance in St. Petersburg. Congratulations!

Leadership Broward Top Beneficiary at Men of Style Event

November 29, 2018

CMA would like to thank everyone who attended the ‘Men of Style’ charity event to support our President Peter Moore P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP on November 29. The event was held at the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale. Peter was nominated by the Leadership Broward Foundation (LBF) who was the top beneficiary with a record breaking $95,000 in donations.  Peter previously served as Chairman of the Board for LBF. The 12 Men of Style honorees modeled clothing from Dillard’s and Macy’s department stores on the runway and nearly 1,000 people were in attendance.  In support of Peter and LBF, CMA served as a VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsor.  Congratulations!

City and Shore Magazine Highlights Peter Moore for Men of Style Event

November 20, 2018

CMA President Peter Moore P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP was recently highlighted in City and Shore magazine as a contender in the ‘Men of Style’ charity event scheduled for November 29 at The Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale. Peter was nominated by the Leadership Broward Foundation who are one of the beneficiaries and where he served as Chairman of the Board. The 12 Men of Style honorees will model on the runway and nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend.  In support of Peter and The Leadership Broward Foundation, CMA will serve as a VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsor. Tickets can be purchased at galleriamall-fl.com/men-of-style-2018/. For information, call 954-564-1036 or visit galleriamall-fl.com.  Visit the Leadership Broward home page to see Peter’s latest promotional video  https://www.leadershipbroward.org/men-of-style/

Chen Moore Staff Celebrated Thanksgiving Friends and Family Potluck in Fort Lauderdale

November 16, 2018

CMA staff celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a Friends and Family Potluck in our Fort Lauderdale office on Friday. Everyone pitched in and enjoyed a variety of foods. Thank you to the Social Activities Committee for coordinating the event. We wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

CMA Staff Participated in Leadership Broward Urban and Environment Program Day

November 15, 2018

CMA staff members participated in the Leadership Broward Urban and Environment Program Day on November 15. Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP helped organize the event and Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP moderated the panel on sea level rise. Jennifer Smith, P.E. also attended the event.  CMA served as the breakfast sponsor. The event was held at Stiles office in Fort Lauderdale. In addition, members toured the everglades and wheelabrator that specializes in the design and fulfillment of surface preparation solutions. LBF is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 35-year history of preparing and connecting leaders from the business and civic communities to strengthen Florida’s future. For more information, please visit  https://www.leadershipbroward.org/

Men of Style Event Fast Approaching

November 15, 2018

CMA President ‘Man of Style’ Peter Moore. Come out and support the 12th Annual Men of Style event at The Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale November 29! The event will be held from 6pm to 9pm and will include food, drinks and entertainment hosted by Diana Diaz, WSVN Morning Anchor. Peter was nominated by the Leadership Broward Foundation who are one of the beneficiaries and where he served as Chairman of the Board. The 12 Men of Style honorees will model on the runway and nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend.  In support of Peter and The Leadership Broward Foundation, CMA will serve as a VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsor. Tickets can be purchased at galleriamall-fl.com/men-of-style-2018/. For information, call 954-564-1036 or visit galleriamall-fl.com.  Visit the Leadership Broward home page to see Peter’s latest promotional video  https://www.leadershipbroward.org/men-of-style/

Feeding South Florida’s Thanksgiving Food Frenzy Competition

November 12, 2018

CMA staff is participating in Feeding South Florida’s Thanksgiving Food Frenzy Competition!  The food drive is being held through November 12 and proceeds benefit families in need. The winner will be named the ‘Ultimate Thanksgiving Hero.’ CMA Team Donation Page: https://www.firstgiving.com/team/382402

CMA Halloween Costume Contest

October 31, 2018

It’s a BOO-tiful day at CMA!  Congratulations to our West Palm Beach office for winning the CMA Halloween costume contest today!  The winning theme was ‘All Things Florida’.  Our Fort Lauderdale staff dressed as characters from ‘The Greatest Showman’, our Miami staff dressed as ‘Pumpkin Heads’ and our Orlando staff dressed as a ‘Mariachi’ group. All of our offices also celebrated with different Halloween activities. Thanks to everyone for their creativity and participation! Happy Halloween!  

Happy Halloween From CMA!

October 31, 2018

Did you know?  Americans spend over $5 billion dollars annually on Halloween, making it the country’s second largest commercial holiday. In addition, a quarter of all annual candy sales occur during the Halloween season in the United States.

CMA Donates to Hurricane Michael Victims

October 23, 2018

CMA employees recently gathered supplies to donate to residents in the Florida Panhandle area after being affected by Hurricane Michael earlier this month.  The group effort also included staff members from EGS, FES and ASCE. Items included water, non-perishable food, tarps and clothing. Thank you to everyone for your generosity!

CMA Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2018

CMA supported Breast Cancer Awareness month during October!  Staff members Jose Acosta, Patrick Kaimrajh, Jay McClair, Jose McCray and Greg Mendez attended the 3rd Annual Miami-Dade WASD Golf Tournament to benefit “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” on Friday at the Country Club of Miami. CMA was a hole sponsor and the team shot an honest two under par. In addition, our Fort Lauderdale office’s building management group hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness event in the lobby last week at Pinnacle Corporate Park.  The “Picture a Cure” was held to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Thank you Banyan Street Capital! Lastly, our Community Service Committee organized “Wear It Pink” day on Friday and staff were encouraged to wear pink clothes to work to support the movement.

CMA Participates in HOPE South Florida Shared Meal program

October 22, 2018

Staff from the CMA Fort Lauderdale office participated in the Shared Meal program with the HOPE South Florida Organization at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Fort Lauderdale. Through this program, our staff helped to provide approximately 120 meals to the homeless. Volunteers included Safiya Brea, Manuel Caamano, David Castro, Teresa Lewis, Natalie Mecklenburg, Ruben Soto (subconsultant), Carlos Tijerino and Johanna Zona. 

 

HOPE South Florida is a non-profit organization that provides housing assistance and support to thousands of homeless families, veterans, and individuals. Through their Shared Meal program, they have provided over 31,850 meals to the homeless. Special thanks to our Community Service Committee for planning the event on a quarterly basis! For more information, please visit http://hopesouthflorida.org/

CMA Staff Attends Miami-Dade County League of Cities 8th Annual Best Practices Conference

October 18, 2018

CMA staff members Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Mike Buick, P.E., Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E. and Greg Mendez, P.E. attended the Miami-Dade County League of Cities (MDCLC) 8th Annual Best Practices Conference at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel. 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. Former State Senator Christopher Smith was the luncheon keynote speaker. 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 Inducted for Three Positions at the ASCE Broward Branch Officer Installation

October 17, 2018

Congratulations to Senior Engineer Jennifer Smith, P.E. who was installed as president, Associate Engineer Teresa Lewis, EI who was inducted as treasurer and Associate Engineer Jessica Diaz, EI who was installed as bowl-a-thon chair at the ASCE Broward Branch Officer Annual Awards and Installation luncheon. The event was held on October 17 at the Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club.  CMA was a table sponsor where new ASCE Broward Officers are inducted as well as certain ASCE members within the County are recognized for excellence in engineering through a variety of awards. The ASCE Broward County Branch is a subsidiary of the Florida Section ASCE. For more information about ASCE's Broward Branch, please visit http://www.broward-asce.org/

President and CEO Peter Moore Selected for Men of Style Event

October 12, 2018

Congratulations to our President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP who was selected to participate in the ‘Men of Style’ charity event scheduled for November 29 at The Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale. The annual event is a widely popular charity fashion fundraiser that benefits 12 local not-for-profit organizations while showcasing influential men who have a positive impact on our community. Peter was nominated by the Leadership Broward Foundation who are one of the beneficiaries and where he served as Chairman of the Board. The 12 Men of Style honorees will model on the runway and nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend.  In support of Peter and The Leadership Broward Foundation, CMA will serve as a VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsor. Tickets can be purchased at galleriamall-fl.com/men-of-style-2018/. For information, call 954-564-1036 or visit galleriamall-fl.com.

Associate Engineer Teresa Chapman Inducted as Treasurer at ASCE Palm Beach Branch Officer Installation

October 9, 2018

The ASCE Palm Beach Branch officer installations were held at the Palm Beach County Engineering Department Building. Associate Engineer Teresa Chapman was inducted as treasurer and the committee members for 2018 - 2019 were recognized, including CMA staff Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP, Justin Tagle, EI, LEED AP and Madeley Arriola Guerrero, EI. The ASCE Palm Beach County Branch is a subsidiary of the Florida Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. For more information, please visit http://branches.asce.org/palmbeach/home

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2, 2018

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month we proudly post our logo in support of all those affected by the disease. For more information, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_cancer_awareness

Zweig Group Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference in Dallas

September 20, 2018

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP and Vice President Jose Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE attended the 2018 Zweig Group Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference in Dallas last week. 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.

Peter and Jose also accepted CMA’s awards: CMA placed # 26 in the Multi-Discipline category in the Zweig White Best Firms to Work For awards; #88 on the Hot Firms list,  an annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing firms in the architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting industry; and finally, CMA placed 5th in the social media category (a tie) and 5th in the external communications category for Zweig White’s marketing awards!

University of Florida ESSIE Evening with Industry Fall 2018

September 25, 2018

Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP, Madeley Arriola, E.I., and Natalie Mecklenburg represented CMA at the ESSIE Evening with Industry event at the University of Florida where they had the opportunity to meet impressive engineering students.

International Coastal Cleanup

September 15, 2018

Chen Moore and Associates participated in the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday September 15, 2018. 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. Patrick and Teresa L. attended with friends on behalf of the MIA office at Hobie Beach, Miami and collected 6 lbs of trash. Ruben and David of the FTL office attended Pompano Beach site and collected 12 lbs. 21 people attended for the WPB office in Phil Foster Park and collected about 18 lbs of trash. CMA collected a total of over 30 lbs of trash! THANK YOU for all of those who participated and congrats to the WPB office for the highest collection!!

Happy Labor Day Weekend From CMA!

September 3, 2018

CMA Sweeps Awards at the ASCE Miami-Dade Annual Awards & Installation Banquet

August 29, 2018

Congratulations to Sr. Engineer Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., past president of ASCE Miami Dade, who received the Engineer of the Year award and to Associate Engineer Nick Karpathy, ENV SP who won Student of the Year award and was also a scholarship recipient at the ASCE Miami-Dade Annual Awards & Installation Banquet on August 29 at the Rusty Pelican. CMA received the Employer of the Year award in addition to the Project of the Year award for the Miami Beach Sunset Islands 3 & 4 ROW Improvement Program. We served as the prime consultant for civil engineering and Greg Mendez, P.E. served as project manager. Carlos Tijerino was installed as Vice President and Miguel Lockward, E.I., ENV SP was installed as Vice Treasurer. CMA served as a platinum sponsor. Congratulations to everyone! For more information, please visit http://www.fla-asce.org

SFBJ Fastest Growing Companies ~ CMA Ranked #13

August 16, 2018

CMA has been named as one of South Florida Business Journal’s 2018 Fast 50, recognizing the region’s 50 fastest-growing private companies. CMA was selected based on our demonstrated growth in the past three years.  CMA representatives celebrated at a cocktail reception and awards ceremony at Jungle Island in Miami on August 16. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2vQdcOT

CMA President and Staff Recognized at Annual FES/ACEC Conference

August 1-4, 2018

As a platinum sponsor, CMA representatives attended the Florida Engineering Society/American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (FES/ACEC) Annual Conference at The JW Marriott in Marco Island August 1-4. CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP was recognized and awarded for his leadership as President of ACEC of Florida, Director of Water Resources/Senior Engineer Brent Whitfield graduated from the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FELI) and Sr. Engineer/Fort Lauderdale Branch Manager Danny Davila, P.E., presented on “Water and Sewer Infrastructure Design - South Florida vs. Latin America.” Congratulations! For more information, please visit http://www.fleng.org

Brent Whitfield Graduates From FELI

August 3, 2018

CMA Director of Water Resources Brent Whitfield, P.E., ENV SP graduated from the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FELI) on August 3. FELI’s mission is to transition engineering professionals into community professionals and leaders within our societies, communities and workplaces.  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 over a 10-month class. FELI also provides networking across the current and past classes, serving as an outreach group to business and community leaders. By fostering interaction that puts training into practice, FELI achieves its mission to “Transform Leadership Opportunities into Reality.” Other CMA alumni of FELI include Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED® AP; Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED® AP; Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE; Greg Mendez, P.E.; Jason McClair, P.E., CFM, LEED® AP; Daniel Davila, P.E.; and Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E. For more information, please visit http://www.fleng.org/leadership.cfm

CMA Donates to Palm Beach County School Supply Drive

July 25-August 7, 2018

Chen Moore and Associates partnered with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County to help stock Red Apple Supplies, their free school supply store for public schools.  This store transfers donated school supplies from businesses, organizations and individuals for free to teachers for use in the highest-needs classrooms. Thank you to the CMA Community Service Committee for coordinating the fundraising drive. For more information about the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, please visit www.EducationFoundationPBC.org

CMA Broward Staff Volunteered With Habitat For Humanity

August 4, 2018

CMA Broward’s Community Service Committee volunteered for Habitat for Humanity Broward on Saturday, August 4 at Roosevelt Gardens in Fort Lauderdale. Our tasks included installing wooden wall strips for interior drywall and roof truss mounting. Representing CMA was David Castro, Vince Locigno, Natalie Mecklenburg (Jason Spiegel), Derrick Smith, Ruben Soto (subconsultant) and Carlos Tijerino. For more information, please visit https://www.habitat.org/

CMA Participates in 30th Annual ASCE Broward Branch Bowl-a-thon

July 21, 2018

CMA participated in the ASCE Broward Branch's 30th Annual ASCE Bowl-A-Thon on July 21 as platinum and silver sponsors in Tamarac at Sawgrass Lanes. 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. Thanks to the 2018 Bowl-A-thon, ASCE will be able to award $2,000 in scholarships. CMA's teams placed 2nd and 3rd place this year.  For more information about the ASCE's Broward Branch, please visit http://www.broward-asce.org/

CMA Honored With Awards at ASCE Florida Section Annual Conference

July 12-13, 2018

Congratulations to Brent Whitfield, P.E., director of water resources/senior engineer for winning the Engineer of the Year award at the ASCE Florida Section Annual Conference held July 12-13 at the Vinoy in St. Petersburg. Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., senior engineer presented on the Miami Beach Sunset Islands 3 & 4 ROW Improvement Program that was awarded the Project of the Year award. CMA served as the prime consultant for civil engineering and Greg Mendez, P.E., branch manager/senior engineer served as project manager. The ASCE Miami Branch was awarded the Branch of the Year award and CMA staff who represent the branch include Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., past president, Carlos Tijerino, treasurer and Miguel Lockward, E.I., younger member group chairperson. In addition, Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, CMA vice president received his award from last year for Region 5 Engineer of the Year. CMA served as a title sponsor for the event. Congratulations to everyone! For more information, please visit http://www.fla-asce.org

Happy Fourth of July From CMA!

July 4, 2018

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2. For more information, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_%28United_States%29

Happy First Day of Summer From CMA!

June 21, 2018

June 21 usually marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere and the fewest hours of daylight in the Southern Hemisphere. For more information, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_21

Happy Father's Day From CMA!

June 17, 2018

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (St. Joseph's Day) since the Middle Ages. This celebration was brought by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America, where March 19 is often still used for it, though many countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the U.S. date, which is the third Sunday of June (falling on June 17 in 2018). It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March, April and June. For more information, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%27s_Day

Suzanne Dombrowski Graduated from Leadership Palm Beach County Class

June 7, 2018

CMA Senior Engineer and West Palm Beach Branch Manager Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP, graduated from the Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) Class of 2018.  LPBC is a nonprofit organization that brings together leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to build and steward a vibrant, interconnected community. For more, please visit: http://www.leadershippbc.org/

Mike Wood Presented on STEM at West Palm Beach Elementary School

June 5, 2018

CMA Associate Engineer Mike Wood presented on STEM at Meadow Park Elementary School in West Palm Beach. He presented in 6 classes; two for 5th grade, two for 4th grade, and two for 3rd grade.  STEM is an educational program developed to prepare primary and secondary students for college and graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

CMA Spring Clothing Drive

May 31, 2018

CMA staff collected a total of 352 pounds of clothing and goods for a company-wide clothing drive. The donations were delivered to Lotus House and HOPE South Florida, organizations dedicated to providing support to homeless individuals and families. For more information or to donate, please visit https://lotushouse.org/wishlist/ or http://hopesouthflorida.org/

CMA Places In Multiple Zweig White Awards

May 30, 2018

CMA placed #26 in the Multi-Discipline category in the Zweig White Best Firms to Work For awards! CMA also placed #88 on the Hot Firms list, an annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing firms in the architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting industry. And finally, CMA placed 5th in the social media category (a tie) and 5th in the external communications category for Zweig White’s marketing awards! CMA will receive an award at the upcoming Hot Firm & A/E Industry Awards Conference in September in Dallas. For more information, please visit https://zweiggroup.com/

Jennifer Smith Completed Women Leading Broward Class V Program

May 30, 2018

CMA Senior Engineer Jennifer Smith, P.E., completed the Women Leading Broward (WLB) Class V program. WLB’s purpose is to provide opportunities for high potential women to develop their skills and advance their careers through mentoring, education, and networking, inspiring them to serve as leaders. For more information, please visit https://www.leadershipbroward.org/women-leading-broward/

CMA Recognized at United Way Simply The Best Event

May 23, 2018

Chen Moore and Associates staff attended the United Way’s Simply the Best Awards Ceremony at the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach on May 23.  The event was held to honor everyone that helped the United Way with their mission in 2017-18. Chen Moore was recognized at the event for our work to support the United Way’s Green Initiative. For more information, please visit https://www.unitedwaypbc.org/

CMA Participated In 27th Annual Wilton Manor Canoe Race

May 19, 2018

CMA participated in the 27th Annual City Island Canoe Race in Wilton Manors on May 19. Teams competed in a 7-mile relay race around the Island City with exchange points throughout the Middle River. The CMA team finished 6th overall, improving 10 positions over last year’s results. For more information, please visit http://www.wiltonmanors.com/409/Special-Events

CMA Staff Attends MDCLC 64th Annual Installation Gala and BLOC 61st Annual Installation Gala

May 12 and May 19, 2018

As a bronze sponsor, CMA staff Jose L. Acosta (Sofie), Dr. Ben Chen (Susan), Patrick Kaimrajh, Teresa Lewis, Miguel Lockward (Raysza) and Jose McCray (Cashie) attended the Miami-Dade County League of Cities 64th Annual Installation Gala on May 12 at the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel.  The Honorable Jordan W. Leonard, Mayor, Town of Bay Harbor Islands was installed as incoming President and the 2018-2019 executive board and board of directors were also installed. For more information, please visit http://www.mdclc.org/

In addition, CMA staff attended the Broward League of Cities Annual Gala as a bronze sponsor on May 19 at the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood. Pictured Jose L. Acosta (Sofie), Dr. Ben Chen (Susan), Daniel Davila (Scarlett), Vince Locigno (Chandler), Natalie Mecklenburg (Jason) and Karen Rachles.  The event celebrated the League’s 61st anniversary and the installation of the 2018 - 2019 officers including President Tim Lonergan, Mayor of Oakland Park. For more information, please visit http://browardleague.org/

Happy Mother's Day From CMA!

May 13, 2018

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day. In the United States, celebration of Mother's Day began in the early 20th century. It is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a commemoration of Mother Church, not motherhood).  For more information, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day

Annual CMA Family Picnic ~ Cinco De Mayo Style!

May 5, 2018

The CMA Annual Family Picnic was held on Saturday, May 5 at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton. In honor of Cinco De Mayo, festivities included a taco bar lunch with a piñata and pass the potato and egg relay contests. Congratulations to Stefan Bortak, CID who won the t-shirt design contest! Everyone received a t-shirt. Approximately 100 people enjoyed the day including employees, friends and families. Special thanks to the social activities committee for planning the event!

May The Fourth Be With You ~ Celebrating Star Wars

Star Wars Day, May 4, celebrates George Lucas' Star Wars. It is observed by fans of the media franchise. Observance of the commemorative day spread quickly through media and grassroots celebrations. For more information, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day

CMA Raised Over $3,500 for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life

April 27-28, 2018

CMA raised $3,515 for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event at Bamford Sports Complex in Davie April 27-28! CMA was a signature sponsor and a total of 51 individuals donated to our campaign. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members fundraise for cancer research at their tables and show support to those affected by cancer by continuously walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. This is an event that also honors the lives lost to cancer, celebrates survivors, and supports the caregivers. Congratulations to ‘Team Chen Moore Crusaders!’  For more information, please visit https://www.cancer.org/involved/fundraise/relay-for-life.html

CMA Sponsored Second Annual Ballroom Blitz

April 27, 2018

CMA Director of Water Resources/Senior Engineer Brent Whitfield, P.E., participated in the Second Annual Ballroom Blitz on April 27 at the Kravis Center, benefiting the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League. Five dancing couples (one amateur and one professional) competed to become the top stars. CMA was a Merenque Sponsor that included a table of 10.  Brent sold over 50 tickets, had $3,000 in cash donations and earned the highest score from the judges, but finished as runner-up based on the aggregate scores of dancing and fundraising. Congratulations!  The video of the event can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/N23ZKAOWznI  For more information about the event, please visit http://www.westpalmbeachpal.com/ballroom-blitz/

CMA Providing Landscape Architecture Services for JM Family $150 Million Headquarters Campus Renovation

April 23, 2018

Chen Moore and Associates is providing landscape architecture services as a subconsultant to PGAL Associates for the JM Family Enterprises campus renovation and expansion in Deerfield Beach. The $150 million project includes eight structures of which three are office buildings, a two-story dining hall, conference and training center, a 20,000-square-foot sports complex, 900-vehicle parking garage and a 55,000-square-foot conference and training center. CMA is developing campus-wide landscape and hardscape plans to support the construction of the new facilities. Services include design development, construction documents and permitting. The project is being launched to attract new generations of workers and marks JM Family’s 50th anniversary. 

Happy Earth Day From CMA

April 22, 2018

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.  On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfied a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces. For more information about Earth Day, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

CMA Sponsored ASCE Miami Civil Engineer’s Day

April 21, 2018

CMA staff attended the ASCE Miami Civil Engineer’s Day on Saturday, April 21 at Zoo Miami as a sponsor. The event supports ASCE Miami’s Annual Field Day Scholarship FUNdraiser. Intern Nick Karpathy was named as one of the scholarship recipients from ASCE Miami too! Congratulations! For more information, please visit https://www.miamidade-asce.org/

Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP Participated In Habitat for Humanity

April 14, 2018

Our West Palm Beach Branch Manager/Sr. Engineer Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP, participated in Habitat for Humanity on April 14th, as part of Womens Build week. She participated with a group of women from her Leadership Palm Beach County 2018 class.  The 2017 class also had a team. The groups installed the trusses on the roof. For more information, see https://www.habitat.org/volunteer/near-you/women-build. The event was also featured in the Palm Beach Post on April 29.

CMA Attended ASCE Broward and Palm Beach Joint Lunch Meeting

April 4, 2018

Representatives from CMA attended the ASCE joint lunch meeting for the Broward and Palm Beach Branch on April 4 in Boca Raton.  Murphy Pipeline presented about the Fort Lauderdale 30-inch Sewer Force Main Replacement Project to reduce the social, environmental and economic costs of water and sewer replacement and multiple trenchless methods. Thank you to ASCE and Murphy Pipeline for the educational experience!

CMA Honored With Three Awards At Annual Palm Beach County ASCE Engineers in Government Night

March 29, 2018

Congratulations to Teresa Chapman, associate engineer for winning the Young Engineer of the Year award, Brent Whitfield, P.E., director of water resources/senior engineer for winning the Engineer of the Year award and the entire CMA staff for being honored with the Employer of the Year award during the Palm Beach Branch ASCE Engineers in Government Night (EIGN)!  The event was held on March 29 at the Lake Worth Casino Building. Robin Kemper, P.E., LEED AP, F. SEI, F. ASCE, the current President-Elect of ASCE served as the guest speaker.   

 

EIGN, which has been held every year since 1988, is an annual awards banquet where engineers in public and private practice come together to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of distinguished civil engineers in Palm Beach County. For more information about the Palm Beach Branch ASCE, please visit http://branches.asce.org/palmbeach/home

CMA Fort Lauderdale Staff Volunteers at Hope South Florida Shared Meal Program

March 22, 2018

Staff from the CMA Fort Lauderdale office participated in the Shared Meal program with the HOPE South Florida Organization at Vision of Hope Family Worship Center in Fort Lauderdale. Through their Shared Meal program, our staff helped to provide approximately 100 meals to the homeless. Our group of volunteers consisted of Manuel Caamano, David Castro, Chandler Day (guest), Jessica Diaz, Vince Locigno, Natalie Mecklenburg, Ruben Soto (subconsultant), Jose Tamo and Johanna Zona.  HOPE South Florida is a non-profit organization that provides housing assistance and support to thousands of homeless families, veterans, and individuals. Through their Shared Meal program, they have provided over 31,850 meals to the homeless. For more information, please visit http://hopesouthflorida.org/

CMA Silver Sponsor for Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers Gala

March 17, 2018

CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE received the Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers (CAACE) Villanueva award in recognition for his outstanding lifetime contributions in the civil engineering field, his dedication to the CAACE and his charitable efforts in our community at the CAACE Gala on Saturday March 17 at the Miami Airport Hilton. CMA Sr. Engineer/Miami Branch Manager Greg Mendez, P.E. and Chairman of the Board Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE were also in attendance to receive the Project of the Year award for Category 2 for our Sunset  Islands 3 & 4 project. The project featured elevating the roadways, and a new interconnected drainage system including storm water pump stations to address sea level rise on the low-lying islands. For more information about the CAACE, please visit http://www.c-aace.org

Happy St. Patrick's Week From CMA!

March 17, 2018

Per Wikipedia, Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, cèilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of IrelandNorthern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (for provincial government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in the United KingdomCanadaUnited StatesBrazilArgentinaAustralia, and New Zealand. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival

CMA Sponsors ASCE Southeast Student Conference

March 1-3, 2018

Representatives of CMA participated again this year in the Concrete Canoe Competition as part of the ASCE Southeast Student Conference.  Jose Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Jessica Diaz, EI, Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., Teresa Lewis, EI and Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP served as judges and coordinated events held at University of Florida on March 1-3. Carlos Tijerino, EI and interns from our various offices attended the event as well: Charmaine Emanuels (FAU – Fort Lauderdale Office), Nicholas Karpathy (UM – Miami Office), Ramone Spalding (UF - Fort Lauderdale Office). Former intern Alejandra Duarte (UF - Fort Lauderdale Office) and Ruben Soto (subconsultant) also attended. More than 1,200 students from 26 universities in the Southeast region of the United States and Puerto Rico competed in the three-day event. The University Puerto Rico Mayaguez was named the Overall Southeast Conference Champion and the University of Florida won the Concrete Canoe Competition. As a navigator sponsor, CMA served as an exclusive sponsor of the Concrete Canoe Competition where Peter Moore presented the awards. CMA also had the opportunity to host a table at the job fair. For more information about the event, please visit www.SE-ASCE2018.com

CMA Participates in FSF 8th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K

February 24, 2018

Team CMA participated in the Feeding South Florida (FSF) 8th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K on February 24 at Charnow Park, Hollywood Beach Boardwalk.  Outrun Hunger 5K is a fundraising event supporting Feeding South Florida’s mission to end hunger in South Florida. For every registration, Feeding South Florida is able to provide 120 meals to those in need.  For more information on FSF and how you can help visit: www.feedingsouthflorida.org

CMA Placed 9th at SFBJ Best Places to Work Awards Luncheon

February 22, 2018

CMA attended the SFBJ Best Places to Work in South Florida awards program at The Signature Grand in Davie. 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 9th overall in the medium-sized company category - congratulations! For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2ERkWm7

National Engineers Week

February 18-24, 2018

In honor of National Engineers Week, February 18-24, CMA recognizes our President, Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP. As the President of the firm for the past 10 years, Peter has helped to grow our firm from three staff when he joined in 1999 to over 60 staff today.

Peter has served in numerous leadership positions in engineering organizations, including President of the Broward Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society and he now serves as President of ACEC of Florida and the Region 5 Director for the American Society of Civil Engineers. He volunteers with numerous collegiate engineering programs, including UF, FAU and NSU, and works with youth programs at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science.

 

CMA would also like to thank our family of engineers for their hard work in helping to make our business a continued success!  For more information about National Engineers Week please visit https://www.discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week

Happy Valentine's Week from CMA!

February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country. For more information, please visit  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day

CMA Staff Volunteered at MATHCOUNTS Competition

February 10, 2018

FES’ Broward Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition was held Saturday, February 10 at Miramar High School in Fort Lauderdale.  CMA staff volunteered for the event (pictured left to right): Vince Locigno, Joel Brownsey, Patrick Kaimrajh, Daniel Davila, Teresa Lewis, Natalie Mecklenburg, Jessica Diaz, Kathy Horrigan, and Dharma Ramsaran (guest). The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs, in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities.  For more information, please visit http://www.mathcounts.org/

CMA Second Annual Healthy Day

January 25, 2018

The CMA Social Activities Committee held our Second Annual ‘Healthy Day’ on January 25 in all offices!  The WPB office climbed the stairs in the morning, took an after lunch outdoor walk and practiced late afternoon yoga. The FTL office started their day with a healthy breakfast and sun salutations followed by chair exercises late morning. After lunch the crew enjoyed a walk outside and took the stairs. The day ended with energizing stretches and exercises. Healthy food was enjoyed throughout the day.

CMA Staff Attends HDPE Pipe Advanced Total Solutions Roadshow

January 23, 2018

CMA staff attended the HDPE Pipe Advanced Total Solutions Roadshow on January 23rd. CMA President Peter Moore assisted Construction Manager Richard Crow with Murphy Pipeline present about pipe bursting and swagelining. There were classes for both engineers and contractors on design and construction considerations. For more information, please visit http://www.pepipe.org/

CMA Participates in Future Cities Competition at FIU

January 20, 2018

On January 20 CMA staff members Patrick Kaimrajh, Teresa Lewis and Miguel Lockward served as judges and Jose L. Acosta served as one of three coordinators for the Future Cities Competition at FIU College of Engineering. Forty-two schools signed up and eight moved on to compete in the South Florida Region competition. St. Hugh Catholic School in Coconut Grove won and will compete in Washington DC in a few weeks. Sponsors included ASCE Miami, FES Miami and the CAACE. For more information, please visit http://aln.fiu.edu/futurecity/

Happy New Year From CMA!

January 3, 2018

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