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Bay Bridge Chapter Represents the Following Cities:

Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco

Upcoming Event Information

Jul
24
Wed
2019
ACEC CA Board of Directors Meeting & Leadership Training @ The Westin Long Beach
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day

The Leadership Training (Webinar) will take place on Wednesday, July 24, followed by the Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26 at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach.

Click here for more information.

Jul
31
Wed
2019
Bay Bridge & East Bay Chapter’s Golf Workshop and Scholarship Fundraiser @ Lake Chabot Golf Course
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wish you knew how to putt and swing a golf club, or just want to build upon your current skills … then this event is for you!

NEW!  Public Agency Celebrity Guests!

  • Trinity Nguyen, ACTC
  • Carl Holmes, BART
  • Jenna Caldwell & Adelina Huerta, Contra Costa County Public Works
  • Tim Haile & Randy Iwasaki, CCTA (invited)

Come spend an afternoon with our agency guests, while getting instruction from golf pros. This is not a tournament, but a hands-on clinic that will cover swinging, putting, and chipping. Beginners will learn the basics; intermediate & advanced golfers will be coached for improvement. Then we’ll enjoy networking, drinks & appetizers on the patio.

If you have clubs, bring them; otherwise they will be provided.

Space is Limited! All Abilities Welcome!

Lake Chabot Golf Course, 11450 Golf Links Road, Oakland
$80 per person for ACEC CA or other professional organization members (CMAA, PEMA, SMPS, WTS, SEONC, etc.)
$90 for non-members

ALL proceeds will benefit the ACEC CA Bay Bridge & East Bay Chapters Scholarship Funds

Oct
23
Wed
2019
October Lunch with Caltrans District 4 (Bay Area) @ Scott's Seafood
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Our chapter lunch features Doanh Nguyen, Caltrans District 4 (Bay Area) Acting Chief Deputy District Director.  The discussion will highlight upcoming business opportunities with District 4. Doanh has also served as Deputy District Director for Program/Project Management since 2014.  Responsible for all capital improvements and resources, Doanh collaborates closely with all local, regional, state and federal partners, private industries and the public to address the Bay Area’s transportation needs.

 

Thank you to our SILVER SPONSOR!

Dec
11
Wed
2019
Holiday Midday Mixer @ Scott's Seafood in Jack London Square
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join us for a lunchtime event of live music, networking, tasty food, raffle, and holiday cheer!

Invited Past Speakers Attending:
Daniel Wade and Howard Fung, SFPUC; Mark Zabaneh, TJPA; and Doanh Nguyen, Caltrans D4

Online tickets are closed, but can be purchased at the door.

Thank you to our sponsors!

          

Jan
29
Wed
2020
January Lunch with new BART GM: Robert Powers @ City Club of San Francisco
Jan 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join us as we welcome Robert “Bob” Powers who took over as the 10th General Manager for BART in July of 2019.
A 20-year engineering veteran, Bob started his BART career as Assistant General Manager in Planning, Development and Construction and now oversees the $2.4 billion BART budget for 2020, which will include early plans for the much needed Second Crossing, TOD project development at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART Stations, 300+ additional rail cars to their Fleet of the Future, continuation of the Systemwide Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Project, and ongoing infrastructure projects using Measure RR funds.

Thank you to our current sponsors:

GOLD: Wilson Ihrig and AECOM

BRONZE: Consolidated Engineering Laboratories

Additional sponsorship opportunities can be found here.

Feb
26
Wed
2020
ACEC BBC, CMAA NorCal & WTS SF Present the A/E/C Proposal Symposium 2020: Alliances, Best Practices, and Winning Strategies @ Scott's Seafood, Jack London Square, Oakland
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

This event is being co-hosted by the WTS SF Bay Area Chapter and the CMAA NorCal Chapter.

May
6
Wed
2020
Online May 6 Program: Best Practices for Virtual Business and Team Collaboration @ Via Zoom
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Zoom, Teams, and BlueJeans! Phone calls, video calls, content sharing! Whether you are connecting with your internal team or your clients, the business landscape requires everyone to approach business in a new way. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been using remote collaboration for years, or have only just embraced it now, there are best practices to learn and use for successful outcomes.

Wednesday, May 6th, 12-1pm
12:00 to 12:05 – Welcome, ACEC CA & BBC Announcements
12:05 to 12:50 – Presentations
12:50 to 1:00 – Q&A

Registrants will receive the ZOOM webinar link the morning of the event.

Speaker Bios
An outstanding communicator, Ben Shemuel intuits his TEECOM clients needs and helps them define, design, and realize their audiovisual visions, from simple to complex. An award-winning mentor, designer, and innovator, Ben has a vast history of successful projects ranging from corporate, to education, to civic, and beyond. And his relationship-building management style keeps clients coming back year after year.

Michael Green is the president and founder of Memory Spring and Co-Founder of Delta-4. Over the last 25 years, Michael has worked with many companies on improving performance in areas such as Business Development Performance, Team Building, Leadership, Presentations, and other areas. Some of Michael’s clients have included the AECOM, Arup, the Atlanta Braves, Burns & McDonnell, ICF, MWH Global, NBC, WSP, and others.

Robert “Bud” James, Ph.D., M.Div., BSCIT, brings 35 years of knowledge, leadership, and collaboration in information technology through leadership roles in MySpace.com, Oracle, BEA, and Unisys. He is a skilled orator and instructor, and a proud U.S. Air Force Special Operations Combat Controller Veteran.

Jun
24
Wed
2020
ACEC BBC Webinar: Leaning into Improved Project Outcomes @ Via Zoom
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lean construction is coming to the public sector.
Join us as we hear from design and construction experts on how Lean construction can be a competitive advantage for owners and designers.

Lean construction is a way to design systems to minimize waste of materials, time, and effort in order to generate the maximum possible amount of value.

Used for decades in private manufacturing and more recently in private construction, Lean construction and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) are being pioneered in the public sector by UCSF with its upcoming hospital tower design.

Our panelists will answer your questions on Lean construction, IPD, and how to use them to be competitive in today’s market place.

Wednesday, June 24
12:00 – 1:00 pm

ZOOM Webinar details will be sent to registrants the morning of the event.

Registration cost: Free for members (optional donation to the ACEC BBC scholarship fund); $25 for non-members.  All proceeds support the ACEC BBC scholarship fund.

Panelists
Geoffrey Nelson is the Director of Project Development for the Boldt Company and leads preconstruction, business development and marketing.  Prior to Boldt, Geoffrey was the Director of Enterprise Development at Sutter Healths California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC).  Geoffrey is active in DBIA and is the Chapter Co-Chair and Programs Chair for the Sacramento Chapter.

Dan Goodman is a Project Manager with UCSF, working on the New Hospital at Parnassus Heights. Before UCSF, Dan worked as a mechanical and plumbing contractor. Dan has been active in LCI since 2009, and has been on the core team for the NorCal CoP since 2015.

Moderator, Jay Love is a Senior Principal at Degenkolb Engineers, with more than 40 years of experience. Jay was recently the structural engineer for the IPD delivered Sutter Health CPMC Hospital at Van Ness and Geary.

Dont know if your firm is an ACEC BBC member? Check here.

Sep
24
Thu
2020
ACEC BBC: Emerging Leaders / Students Speed Networking Happy Hour @ Via Zoom
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The BBC is excited to introduce the new Emerging Leaders / Young Member / Students Group!

We are a group of young professionals and recent graduates who are interested in developing relationships, gaining industry insight, and developing their careers at networking and professional development events hosted by the BBC.  The group will kick off with a speed networking event!

What to Expect:  Come prepared to introduce yourself in a small group setting and meet emerging leaders looking to connect with other young professionals in the industry. This first event will be a casual meet and greet, so grab your favorite drink and join the fun!

Registration:  Free for members and past BBC scholarship winners. $20 for non-members. All proceeds will go to the BBC Scholarship Fund!

Mark your Calendar:  The BBC Emerging Leaders Committee has some exciting career development opportunities for you on October 15th and November 19th, so join us on September 24th to learn more about these future events that will sharpen your networking, resume, and interview skills.

Oct
13
Tue
2020
ACEC BBC Educational Forum- Design/Build: Professional Liability Risk For Consulting Engineers
Oct 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Design-Build (DB) continues to progress as the delivery method of choice for many public owners – federal, state and local on infrastructure projects.  Those owners find attractive the ability to (a) contract on a fixed price basis with a design builder who is responsible for both design and construction and (b) transfer substantial risk – traditionally retained by the owner – to that design-builder.

Many Design Builders respond to Owner DB RFPs with aggressive pricing proposal and sometimes unrealistic assumptions and expectations as to the details of (post-award) final design development details and construction cost.

What do these owner objectives and Design-Builder practices in DB procurement and contracting mean for the professional liability risk of consulting engineers engaged as (the “Consulting Engineer”) subconsultants to the Design-Builder?

That question and its answer will be the focus of this Webinar.

Learning Objectives

  • How price and risk allocation terms of a prime DB contract between the Owner and Design-Builder impact professional liability.
  • What are the principal areas of professional liability risk and claims for the Consulting Engineer in DB?
  • What has been the professional liability claims experience for Consulting Engineers in DB?
  • What are recommended contracting and other practices for Consulting Engineers to improve management of professional liability risk in DB?

Presenter:
David J. Hatem is a partner in the Boston-based law firm Donovan Hatem LLP. Nationally recognized for his expertise in representing engineers, architects and construction management professionals, David leads the  firm’s Professional Practices Group which serves design professionals and has been practicing law for approximately 40 years and has served as ACEC/MA Counsel since 1988. In recognition of his extraordinary career dedicated to the engineering sector, David received the Engineering Center Education Trust 2016 “Leadership in Professional Practice Legal Services” award and the 2008 ACEC Distinguished Service Award. He teaches Legal Aspects of Engineering at Tufts University and Legal Aspects of Civil Engineering at Northeastern University Graduate School of Engineering. He has authored and edited numerous articles and publications in his field of expertise, including the third (2020) edition of Public-Private Partnerships and Design-Build: Opportunities and Risks for Consulting Engineers, Subsurface Conditions: Risk Management for Design and Construction Management Professionals, Design-Build Subsurface Projects, and Megaprojects:  Challenges and Recommended Practices.

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