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February 6th Meeting: "Quality in the Constructed Project: A Guide for Owners, Designers, and Constructors,  ASCE, Manual of Practice 73"

posted Jan 23, 2018, 7:35 PM by robert miller   [ updated May 9, 2018, 2:48 PM ]
Presented by Michael O'Connor, PE, M.ASCE
Vice-President & Chief Engineer
Frederick and Pennsylvania Line Railroad Museum Mix

**Receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours**

Topic Description:
The purpose of ASCE Engineering Practice for Quality in the Constructed Project is to provide project owners, design professionals, and constructors with information and recommendations on opportunities to enhance the quality of constructed projects as well as factors that drive project quality. In its manual on CE practice for delivering quality, ASCE states its guide was not a technical standard, nor a compilation of standard industry practices. The striking feature of the MOP is that unlike the ISO quality frameworks, ASCE's quality vision places the civil engineer on par with the owner and contractor as "customers" in the project execution and delivery. No reference is made to either stakeholder or process in this definition. There are other comparisons to Project Management Institute and ISO, the speaker will discuss these topics.

Speaker Bio:
Mike graduated with an undergraduate degree in liberal arts, political science and economics as well as a minor degree on soviet studies. He had worked his way through college doing construction jobs during the summer. When Mike started his first year of college, tuition cost was $1,100 a year and the minimum wage was $0.90. Mike quickly realized that he really had wanted to go into engineering and completed his graduate degree in civil engineering in 1975. He quickly passed his EIT and then got his PE in 1978. Overall, Mike has five decades of engineering, construction and project management experience that is split equally between the public and private sectors. He managed his own engineering firm in the 1979-1987 timeframe and then in retirement, starting an engineering non-profit in 2015. Mike is the father of three children, all in their thirties and more recently has had the good fortune to be a proud grandfather of two beautiful grandchildren, Jack and Hannah. He has had a lifelong interest in engineering history and railroads in particular. One of his fond memories was operating a PCC streetcar in Philadelphia in the early 1970s on Germantown avenue (route 23), then, one of the longest streetcar routes in North America.

Evening Schedule:
Event Date: Tuesday, February 6th 
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration/Deli Buffet/Open Bar
7:00 – 8:00 PM: SEI Announcements and Presentation
8:00 – 8:15 PM: Q&A and Closing Remarks

Cost for this Event:
SEI-MD Member from Sponsored firm = $25
Non-member from sponsored firm = $30
Dues Paying SEI-MD Member from non-sponsored firm = $40
Non-member from non-sponsored firm = $45
Full-Time Students = FREE

Event Location:
The Engineers Society Of Baltimore (ESB)
Garrett-Jacobs Mansion
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Nearby Parking: 
601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Details:
(1) PDH awarded with attendance.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
Reservations will be considered firm and billed unless cancelled by no later than Friday at noon prior to event.
Billing for late canceled reservations will be billed at the highest rate.
Checks or cash payable at the door. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “SEI February meeting" in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
ESB Dress Code: Jacket Required