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Speed Mentoring for All Career Levels

  • 01 Jun 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Primary, 26 Broadway, 8th floor, NY, NY 10004
  • 30


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SEAoNY Diversity Presents:

Speed Mentoring for All Career Levels

Thursday, June 1, 2023
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

26 Broadway, 8th floor
New York, NY 10004

Do you have questions about your career or professional growth you’ve been eager to ask? The SEAoNY Diversity Committee is hosting a speed mentoring event for the civil and structural engineering industry. This event will provide a unique opportunity for mid and entry level engineers to engage with industry-established civil and structural engineering industry.  Attendees will be given strategic guidance and advice for a variety of career levels and career paths. Be sure to mark your calendars for this exciting opportunity on Thursday, June 1st.

What is speed mentoring? Speed mentoring is a series of quick, focused conversations between mentors and mentees. Groups of 3-4 mentees will cycle through several groups of 1-2 mentors over the course of the evening. Each cycle is 10-12 minutes long and consists of focused questions that will be answered by each group of mentors.

Registration Fees:
SEAoNY Members - $10
Non-Member - $20


Aditya Bhagath, P.E., CFM, WEDG
Senior Associate | Thornton Tomasetti

Aditya Bhagath, P.E., CFM, WEDG, is a Senior Associate at Thornton Tomasetti and joined the firm in 2011. He has extensive experience in providing flood resilience and structural engineering services on a wide variety of healthcare, retail, residential and commercial developments within the current and future floodplains. His expertise includes multi-hazard climate risk and resilience assessments, development of flood resilience strategies for current and future flood risks, and in-situ performance testing of installed flood resilience measures to ensure intended performance. His experience also involves structural investigations of existing buildings, including repairs and alterations to buildings, litigation support and forensic and emergency response for buildings and infrastructure damaged due to natural and man-made hazards.

Ann Marie Bugler, PE
Lead Structural Field Engineer | Hilti North America

Ann Marie Bugler is a Lead Structural Field Engineer with Hilti North America. She has been with Hilti for over 18 years, working very closely with the New York City Engineering and Contracting Communities, providing continuing education and trainings to both, to help them come up with engineered design solutions using various Hilti Construction Products such as post installed anchoring and rebar solutions for both concrete and masonry, cast in anchor channel solutions for attaching façades, powder actuated fastening solutions for attaching to both steel and concrete, and how to use Hilti Engineering Design Software’s for all of the above, to help aid with these kinds of designs. Ann Marie also does on site anchor testing when questionable base materials come in to play, where there might not be available published data, to help engineers and contractors to see what kind of load capacities these varying base materials may be able achieve.

Before Hilti, Ann Marie worked for 4 years at STV as a Civil Engineer working on the East Side Access Project, and 5 years at Weidlinger Associates (now part of Thornton Tomasetti) as a Bridge Engineer, working on exciting bridge design projects like helping to design the new approach spans on the Brooklyn Bridge, and various design and inspection work on both the Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge.

Ann Marie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University at Buffalo, and has been an active member of SEAoNY for over a decade. She is currently on SEAoNY’s Diversity Committee, and SEAoNY’s Student Outreach Committee.

Chris Cerino, PE, F.SEI, DBIA
Vice President and Technical Director of Structural Engineering, Urbanism + Planning | STV

Chris is the director of structural engineering, urbanism + planning for STV’s Buildings Group and has more than 25 years of experience overseeing the design of large-scale, complex projects for transportation, educational, healthcare, and commercial facilities, and infrastructure. Chris is a voting member on several ASCE standards committees, a leading advocate for adaptive flood design, a past president of SEAoNY, and the current Vice President of NCSEA.

Paul Evans, PE, SE
Structural Design Specialist | Turner Construction Co.

Paul is a structural engineer working in the Turner Engineering Group (TEG) at Turner Construction Co. since 2022, helping to identify, organize, and solve structural design challenges for Turner projects and pursuits, including challenges related to constructability, structural optimization, and cost savings. Prior to Turner, Paul worked at Silman for 9 years on a variety of project types and sizes, including historic preservation and adaptive reuse, gut renovations, vertical and horizontal building expansions, new structures, and art and sculptural works. With a passion to give back to the community, past projects include libraries, schools and higher educational buildings, affordable housing, and public art projects. He also taught undergraduate steel design as an adjunct professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Manhattan College from 2014 to 2022. Paul holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and is a licensed professional engineer in New York and a licensed structural engineer in Illinois.

Erleen Hatfield, SE, PE, AIA, F.ASCE
Managing Partner | Hatfield Group

Erleen Hatfield, SE, PE, AIA is Managing Partner of Hatfield Group. She is widely recognized as one of the industry's leading engineers and has over twenty-five years of experience in the structural design of buildings including major stadiums, cultural hubs, towers, and academic facilities. She frequently speaks on innovative structural design, new sustainable structural approaches, advanced computational design methods, and the intersection of engineering and architecture at A/E/C conferences worldwide. Her experience includes over 12 years at Thornton Tomasetti and 10 years as a Partner at the global engineering firm Buro Happold. She has co-taught Systems Integration at Yale School of Architecture with Martin Finio for over 10 years.

Stephen Reichwein, PE, SE
Senior Associate | Severud Associates

Upon obtaining an integrated MAE/BAE degree in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Reichwein joined Severud Associates as a structural engineer in 2009. His assignments have included project management, inter-trade coordination, structural analysis and modeling, structural design, structural detailing, preparation of structural contract documents, construction administration, concrete special inspections, on-site presence/assistance, and forensic structural engineering.

Mr. Reichwein has developed vast knowledge and experience in parametric design and modeling utilizing innovative techniques and geometric base three-dimensional parametric software, such as Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, Revit, and Dynamo. Additionally, Mr. Reichwein has vast experience with integration between geometric based three-dimensional parametric software and finite element structural analysis software, such as SAP, ETABS, and RAM Structural System.

Mr. Reichwein has obtained professional licensure upon successfully completing the nationally recognized NCEES Structural Engineering Examination (SE) and currently holds Professional Engineering (PE) licenses in New Jersey and New York, a Structural Engineering (SE) license in Nevada, and is certified by the Structural Engineer's Certification Board (SECB – antiquated).

Delia Shumway, PE
First Vice President | New Line Structures & Development

Delia Shumway is a structural engineer with over 25 years of experience. Delia’s experience during her 10 years at DeSimone Consulting Engineers included highrise design, analysis and the retrofitting of various structures throughout the United States. Following her tenure with DeSimone, Delia joined the NYC Department of Buildings where she oversaw the Engineering team of the Department’s Excavation and Interior Renovation Unit.  Delia was later promoted to Executive Director of the Cranes & Derricks Division, where she managed a team of engineers and inspectors that oversee all cranes and derricks within NYC under the DOB jurisdiction.  Delia is currently the First Vice President of New Line Structures & Development, a Construction Management firm which manages the construction of highrises and major renovations throughout New York City. Delia has been a visiting lecturer at Columbia University as part of their Construction Administration program.

Registration closes 9 am on 6/1/23

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