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Miami Dade UESI Chapter Hosts First Meeting

Thursday, May 26, 2016

UESI Miami Dade Chapter photo The Miami-Dade UESI Chapter held its first meeting luncheon on April 27 in Miami, Florida, with 40 attendees. The luncheon meeting featured a continuing education presentation entitled ' Searching for the Unknown - A Case Study in Subsurface Utility Engineering ' presented by Gregory Crawford and Grant Raudenbush, PSM of George F. Young, Inc. The presentation educated the audience on ASCE / CI 38-02 and case studies throughout the state of Florida and a welcome and call for participation in the new Miami-Dade UESI Chapter by the chapter president, Christopher A. Zavatsky, P.E., M.ASCE.

The luncheon was sponsored by Longitude Surveyors LLC and the Miami-Dade UESI Chapter plans to hold regular meetings in upcoming months. The chapter plans to coordinate a workshop with ASCE Broward and ASCE Palm Beach Branches on South Florida's Infrastructure in June.

Christopher Zavatsky, the Miami-Dade UESI Chapter Chair stated:

"The response from the attendees were positive on the new Institute.  There will be an ASCE Tri-County Workshop put on by the Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Branches on Friday, June 16th at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie, Florida.  This is a 3/4-day Continuing Education event titled the State of South Florida's Infrastructure.  Sessions will cover updates from all 3 Counties on Water/Wastewater utilities, Transit/Transportation, Sea Level Rise, and Public Policy on Utilities in the Right-of-Way.  I will be moderating the Public Policy panel discussion in the afternoon.  We are excited about the opportunities in the upcoming months for the Miami-Dade UESI Chapter."

The Miami-Dade chapter is one of four current local UESI chapters- along with ASCE Broward County Branch (FL), ASCE Illinois Section and ASCE Orange County Branch (CA).

For more information on how to start a new local chapter in your area, visit UESI Local Chapters .

Pictured Above From Left to Right: Patrick D. Kaimrajh, P.E. (President-Elect, ASCE Miami-Dade Branch); Christopher A. Zavatsky, P.E. (Chair, Miami-Dade UESI Chapter); Victor Fernandez-Cuervo, P.E. (Boardmember, Miami-Dade UESI Chapter); Pedro Ugas (Boardmember, Miami-Dade UESI Chapter); Grant Raudenbush, P.S.M. (GIS Manager, George F. Young, Inc.); Eduardo A. Suarez, P.S.M. (Boardmember, Miami-Dade UESI Chapter); Gregory Crawford (Sr. Vice President, George F. Young, Inc.); Marta Alonso, P.E. (Chair, Broward UESI Chapter).