Now more than ever, it is important that we build sustainable, resilient infrastructure that benefits our communities and environment. The topic of this presentation is Envision, a rating system developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure and supported by ASCE, ACEC, and APWA. Join the seminar to learn more about:
- The need for Envision, and how it can be applied to any infrastructure project at any point in its lifecycle
- Triple-bottom-line sustainability and applications to the built environment
- Project processes and features that improve sustainability and resiliency
- Economic benefits of sustainable, resilient infrastructure
- How to advocate for sustainability on your projects and at your organization
Invited Speaker: Morgan Abbett is a civil engineer and sustainability consultant at HDR with a focus on water infrastructure. She helps teams integrate sustainability and resiliency into projects and programs in her local Bay Area, across the US, and internationally. The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructures Envision rating system is a topic of particular interest, as Morgan has worked on several verified projects and is an accredited Envision verifier and trainer. Morgan chairs the ASCE San Francisco Section Sustainability Committee, serves as secretary of Engineers Without Borders’ San Francisco Professional Chapter, and represents Young Professionals on the Board of HDRs Foundation.
The event is also a fundraiser for East Bay & Bay Bridge Chapter Scholarship Programs
Times are especially difficult for students. Let’s show our support for the next generation of engineering and surveying professionals. Your donations are completely voluntary.
Responding to COVID-19 and Preparing for Recovery
Ms. Chang will address upcoming projects, funding, studies and how the SFCTA is responding to the implications of, and recovery from COVID-19.
About Tilly Chang
Ms. Chang serves as Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. The Transportation Authority’s mission is to make travel safer, healthier, and easier for all. The agency plans, funds and delivers local and regional projects to improve travel choices for residents, commuters, and visitors. Ms. Chang has 27 years of experience, including 17 years with the Transportation Authority where she previously served as the agency’s Deputy Director for Planning. She serves on the Boards of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, the California Transportation Foundation, SPUR, and Self-Help for the Elderly. Ms. Chang is an alternate on the Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors, Co-chair of ITSA’s Smart Infrastructure Task Force, and Vice-Chair of the California Self-Help Counties Coalition.
Ms. Chang was named 2019 Woman of the Year by the San Francisco chapter of WTS and in 2015 the San Francisco Business Times named her one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women. Prior to the Transportation Authority, she held posts with the World Bank, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and a wireless technology startup. She is a graduate of M.I.T. and UC Berkeley.
The ACEC CA BBC is excited to introduce the new Emerging Leaders 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. Registration closes on September 24th at 12pm. Breakout room assignments and instructions will be sent out prior to the event. 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.
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.
- 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?
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.