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Charlotte Chapter
February Meeting


Meeting Date:
Monday, February 8, 2016

Time:
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Location:
Dilworth Grille, 911 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204

Topic:
Value Engineering...it decreases costs, increases profits, improves quality and performance, and enhances customer satisfaction on projects, processes and products.

Overview:
The presentation will focus on the concepts and principles of Value Engineering. VE is a process used to increase the value of projects, process and/or products by increasing performance/worth and recucing the cost to produce it (i.e. Value=Performance/Cost). Its key focus is "funciton," which is expressed in terms of an action verb and a quantifiable noun. For example, the basic function of a roadway is to "support loads." What are the lalternatives to support vehicular loads? Concrete, asphalt, compacted soils, and others. Value Engineering helps determine which is the one that offers the most value (V=PC) to the particular situation. many examples will be used to illustrate the benefits.

Speaker:
Jose Theiler, PE, AVS, Senior Transportation Value Engineer, HDR, Inc.

Jose started his career as an engineer and project manager commissioned to the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, D.C. for a large project to manufacture jet military training aircraft. Over his 17 years at that post, he held many different positions and oversaw several different projects.

After a short stint with MCI WorldCom, he joined the Florida Department of Transportation for 15 years in transportation program and project management. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Florida, where he accumulated a vast experience in transportation engineering, program/project management, process management and technology development.

As an Associate Value Specialist, he has participated and co-facilitated multiple value engineering studies, receiving state and national cost-saving and value engineering awards. His success comes from his diverse knowledge and outstanding communication skills to lead teams to increase project and programs value and performance.

RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday, February 5, 2016 by clicking the following link and filling out the form: 
http://goo.gl/forms/Cdlah8Hm5p



Upcoming Events:

Monday, March 14th - Charlotte Chapter meets at UNC-Charlotte - Student Project Presentations.


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If you have topics you would like to see at a chapter meeting or conference, please let us know. We want to present topics that will be interesting and will provide you with PDH opportunity. If you have a topic you want to present, let us know that too.

Leadership
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Charlotte Chapter: 
PENC’s Charlotte Chapter comprises the following counties: Cleveland, Lincoln, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Stanly, Union and Anson.

 

 

 

Charlotte
Chapter Leadership
2015-2016
 
President
DeeAnn Guthrie, PE
Aerocompact, Inc.
 
 President-Elect
Andrew Kennedy, PE
Terracon
980-772-0329
 
Secretary
Ryan Lindsey, EIT
Wayne Brothers Inc.
704-938-8400
 
Treasurer
Jason Sparks, PE
Turner Construction
704-309-0629
jsparks@tcco.com


Past President
Kevin Higgins, PE
Parrish and Partners
980-819-0439(direct)
704-618-0264(mobile)
khiggins@parrishandpartners.com

 
Director
Rob Belisle, PE
Terracon
704-509-1777
 
 
Director
Chuck Walker, PE
Mecklenburg County
980-314-3107

Director
Greg T. Welsh, PE
Burton Engineering
704-553-8881
Greg@burtonengineering.com
 
 
 
Director
Crystal Williams, PE, CFM, LEED AP
Dewberry
704-625-5079

mcwilliams@dewberry.com