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CMA Participated in a Variety of Community Service Projects in 2017

December 29, 2017

In 2017, Chen Moore and Associates made a resolution to participate in more community service projects. We are proud to have kept our resolution and projects include:

 

Feeding South Florida – Food drive and sorting at Pembroke Park warehouse

Adopt A Family – Decorated a home for a homeless family and provided holiday gifts to a family in need

United Way  – 26th Annual Day of Caring in Broward County

Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers – Prepared lunch for the homeless at The Senator Lewis Center

Hurricane Donations – Collected for the victims of Hurricanes Maria & Irma

ASCE Miami-Dade Adopt-A-Road – Performed litter removal along a mile of County road

Big Bro & Sis Program – Hosted students in the WPB office and taught them about the profession

Habitat for Humanity – Prepared all the landscaping at a new Habitat House

Adopt a Park Program – Park clean-up and landscaping in downtown West Palm Beach

Sea Angels – Beach clean-up in Boynton Beach

 

We can’t wait for 2018 to be another banner year! 

CMA Annual Holiday Dinner Party

December 15, 2017

All Aboard! The CMA holiday party was held December 15 on The Catalina Sun Dream Yacht in Fort Lauderdale. The event was a great opportunity for our employees and board members to socialize and commemorate a successful 2017. The evening included a welcome speech from our President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED® AP, a year-in-review slide show reliving both firm and employee milestones throughout the year and comical holiday JibJab videos highlighting our owners.  Each office received an award ~ Fort Lauderdale for the Business Award; Miami for the People Award; West Palm Beach for the Technology Award and Orlando for the Phoenix Award. Thank you to our Social Activities Committee for planning the event ~ Jessica Diaz, Karen Rachles, Teresa Lewis, Miguel Lockward, Pamela Muñoz, Safiya Brea, Jennifer Kelton and Teresa Chapman.

CMA Staff Present at Florida Stormwater Association Conference

December 6-8, 2017

CMA staff Brent Whitfield, P.E. and Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E. presented at the Florida Stormwater Association conference on the Sunset Islands 3 & 4 ROW Improvement Program project for the City of Miami Beach. The event was held December 6-8 at the Hilton Orlando. Over 150 engineers, scientists, stormwater managers, policy-makers and elected officials throughout Florida benefited from the conference’s educational agenda. For more information, please visit https://www.florida-stormwater.org/

Warm Holiday Wishes from CMA!

December 8, 2017

Happy Holidays From CMA!

December 1, 2017

Chen Moore and Associates wishes you and your families a very happy holiday season. 

CMA Participated in Broward United Way Day of Caring

November 29, 2017

CMA continued our tradition of helping those in need this holiday season by participating in the Broward United Way Day of Caring event on November 29.  This year’s event was held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise where volunteers prepared food packages and boxed meals for the hungry. Our volunteers pictured:  Safiya Brea, Karen Rachles, Kathy Horrigan, Jessica Diaz, Jennifer Smith, Ruben Soto, Carlos Tijerino and Natalie Mecklenburg. More than 700 volunteers prepared 300,000 food packages and boxed meals that were delivered to 25 local food banks and feeding pantries through United Way's Project Lifeline program.  In addition, CMA staff donated non-perishable food items. Thanks to the CMA Community Service Committee for coordinating the event!  For more information, please visit http://www.unitedwaybroward.org 

CMA Sponsored 7th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot

November 23, 2017

CMA team members participated in the 7th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day as a Harvest Sponsor through The Leadership Broward Foundation. The event was held at DC Alexander Park along A1A. The annual tradition attracts more than 3,000 participants including runners, joggers, walkers, friends, coworkers, and family.  Proceeds are invested locally in two organizations ~ iTRACE Foundation, Inc. and Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. ~ committed to developing leadership, inspiring community service, health and wellness. For more information, please visit www.turkeytrotftl.com

Chen Moore Thanksgiving Potluck Celebration

November 17, 2017

CMA staff celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a potluck in our West Palm Beach office last week. We wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Happy Movember From CMA

November 16, 2017

In recognition of Movember, Chen Moore proudly posts our customized logo in support of men’s health.  The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. For more information, please visit  http://bit.ly/1XTi1wZ

Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers Installation Gala

November 15, 2017

CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE ended his presidency of the Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers (CAACE) on November 15 at the Coral Gables Country Club. The key note speaker was Miami Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo. The installation of new president Yvette Aleman was conducted by City of Doral Vice Mayor Ana María Rodriguez.  Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., Sofie Acosta and Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE attended from CMA.

The CAACE is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1961. The purpose of the association is to assist members in the maintenance of the highest professional engineering skills and to aid members in retaining and exercising those skills; to maintain and support the highest principles of professional engineering achievements; and to obtain the advancement of the science and profession of engineering. For more information about the CAACE, please visit http://www.c-aace.org

CMA Participated In Breaking Bread Breaking Barriers Program

November 15, 2017

Our West Palm Beach staff served lunch at the Senator Lewis Center through the “Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers” program on November 15. The event was sponsored by the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2z6Xz9c

University of Miami Homecoming Breakfast

November 3, 2017

CMA employees Ricardo Jimenez, EI, Greg Mendez, P.E., Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Carlos Morales and Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E. attended the Homecoming celebration at the University of Miami’s annual breakfast for the College of Engineering on November 3. Guests of CMA were Juan Fuentes, P.E., LEED AP from United Engineering and Shahin Hekmat, P.E. from Thompson and Associates.

Happy Halloween From CMA!

October 31, 2017

Halloween is an annual holiday, celebrated each year on October 31, that has roots in age-old European traditions. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating and carving jack-o-lanterns. Around the world, as days grow shorter and nights get colder, people continue to usher in the season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.  For more information, please visit http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween

Happy Autumn Season From CMA!

October 20, 2017

Did you know... Autumn 2017 started on Friday, September 22, 2017 and ends on Thursday, December 21st 2017. In the astronomical calendar the start and end dates of autumn are based on the changing position of Earth in relation to the sun and the resulting solar events of equinoxes and solstices. In the Northern Hemisphere summer ends and autumn starts at the moment of the September equinox, which occurs every year on September 21 to 23. For more information, please visit http://www.calendarpedia.com/when-is/autumn.html

The Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers (C-AACE) Seminar Attended by CMA

October 19, 2017

Greg Mendez, Peter Moore, Cris Betancourt, Patrick Kaimrajh, Jose Acosta, Ben Chen and Pamela Muñoz of CMA attended the The Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers (C-AACE) Seminar ~ Future of Cuban Infrastructure In Light of Political Realities ~ at the Miami Biltmore Hotel.  Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart was the keynote speaker. The non-profilt organization has dedicated itself to issues affecting the engineering community, providing professional training, supporting members, and performing community outreach via academic scholarships and other initiatives. For more information, please visit http://c-aace.org/

Brightline Earns Eagle Award by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

October 18, 2017

Brightline, the only privately funded express intercity passenger rail system in the country, has earned the “Eagle Award” for the Fort Lauderdale Station by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter. Brightline, its contractor and subcontractors received five awards, including two Eagle Awards, a Free Enterprise Award, and awards for Electrical and Low Voltage Systems. CMA provided civil engineering services for the Ft. Lauderdale Station. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2gxOX3n

CMA Staff Attends MDCLC 7th Annual Best Practices Conference

October 13, 2017

CMA staff members Jose L. Acosta, Patrick Kaimrajh, Miguel Lockward, Jose McCray, Pamela Muñoz and Sathvika Ramaji attended the Miami-Dade County League of Cities (MDCLC) 7th Annual Best Practices Conference at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel. Through this conference, the MDCLC facilitated a venue for Cities as well as its associate members to find a distinctive forum where views were shared. The Mayor of the City of Miami Beach Phillip Levine was the luncheon keynote speaker. MDCLC was established in 1953 for the purpose of uniting the common interests of the municipalities within Miami-Dade County. For more information, please visit http://www.mdclc.org/

CMA Served as a Silver Sponsor for MatchMaker Conference

October 13, 2017

CMA staff Cris Betancourt, Suzanne Dombrowski and Karen Rachles attended the Palm Beach Partners 11th Annual Business MatchMaker Conference and Expo at the Raymond Kravis Center for Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach as a silver sponsor. The conference included workshops exposing business owners to the latest social media and marketing technology, a luncheon with keynote speaker Ann McNeil, president and CEO of McNeill Construction, spotlight on vendor awards and a networking reception and awards presentation. For more information, please visit   https://goo.gl/fNt1Mf

CMA Staff Attends 12th Annual Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Conference

October 12, 2017

CMA staff members Greg Mendez and Dan Davila attended the 12th Annual Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) conference in Orlando. Attendees gained knowledge and insight into Design-Build Done Right. Participants included professionals representing every facet of the design-build industry including contractors, architects/engineers, consultants, public and private owners. For more information, please visit https://www.fldbia.org/ 

Chen Moore Helping Hurricane Victims

October 4, 2017

Feels good to donate! CMA employees recently gathered supplies to send to Puerto Rico and St. Croix after being affected by two deadly hurricanes. For more information, please visit https://www.nvoad.org

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 4, 2017

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month we proudly post our logo in support of all those affected by the disease. 

CMA Nominated by LBA for Top Civil Engineering Firm in South Florida

September 29, 2017

CMA staff members Jose L. Acosta and Greg Mendez attended the Latin Builder Association’s Awards luncheon on September 29 at the Hilton Downtown Miami. CMA was nominated for the top civil engineering firm in South Florida. United States Senator Marco Rubio served as the guest speaker. For more information, please visit http://lbaorg.com/

Tijerino and Kaimrajh Joined Together With ASCE and Town of Miami Lakes in Community Clean

September 29, 2017

CMA staff members Carlos Tijerino and Patrick Kaimrajh participated with Miami-Dade ASCE in a Community Clean with the Town of Miami Lakes. Volunteers teamed to help residents especially in need of assistance to clean Hurricane Irma-related debris, including down fences, tree limbs, and leaves. ASCE members were joined by Town Council members Luis Collazo and Marilyn Ruano.

CMA President Peter Moore Highlighted in Media Mentions

September 29, 2017

CMA President Peter Moore was recently mentioned in the Nova Southeastern (NSU) University College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) Fall Newsletter to highlight his involvement in the NSU CEC Industry Advisory Board and also in the SunSentinel to highlight his participation as Chairman of the Board of Leadership Broward Foundation.

Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, Named ASCE Broward Engineer of The Year

September 28, 2017

Congratulations to our Chairman of the Board Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, who was honored with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Broward Engineer of the Year Award at the annual awards and installation banquet. Associate Engineers Jessica Diaz, EI and Teresa Lewis, EI were installed as bowl-a-thon chairpersons and Teresa Lewis was also installed as social media chairperson. CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., spoke during the presentation.  CMA was a platinum sponsor of the annual meeting, held at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, where new ASCE Broward Officers are inducted as well as certain ASCE members within the County are recognized for excellence in engineering through a variety of awards. Susan Chen, Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP, Derrick Smith, CFM, LEED AP and Jennifer Smith, P.E. also attended the event. The ASCE Broward County Branch is a subsidiary of the Florida Section ASCE. For more information on ASCE's Broward Branch, please visit http://www.broward-asce.org/

CMA Participated in Annual ESSIE Career Fair at UF

September 26, 2017

CMA employees Jessica Diaz, EI, Brent Whitfield, P.E and Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E., ENV SP attended the ESSIE (Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment) Evening with Industry Event.  The annual event, held at The University of Florida, provides the opportunity to meet and interview students interested in engineering and for students to interact directly with top industry leaders and learn more about specific career opportunities and internships in civil, coastal and environmental engineering. For more information about ESSIE please visit http://www.essie.ufl.edu/

CMA Sponsored Race Car at The 14 Hours of Sebring

September 23, 2017

CMA staff Joel Brownsey (driver), Teresa Lewis and Suzanne Dombrowski participated in The 14 Hours of Sebring last month with the CMA supported Porsche 944 race car. The team enjoyed their best result to date, finishing the race in 34th place out of 70 cars and 10th in class.  Congrats! For more information, please visit http://sebringraceway.com/

CMA Attended Tour for the West Palm Beach Brightline Station

September 14, 2017

CMA staff attended a tour of the All Aboard Florida Brightline West Palm Beach Station and TOD on September 14. Moss & Associates gave the tour through the ASCE Palm Beach County Chapter. CMA provided civil engineering services for the proposed station and TOD projects. The tour included a visit to the new WPB Brightline Station and a visit to the 20th floor of the new TOD building which includes parking area, residences and commercial area.

Happy Labor Day From CMA!

September 4, 2017

CMA Attended Topping Out Event for the West Palm Beach Brightline Station

August 31, 2017

CMA staff Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E. and Michael Wood attended the Topping Out Event for the Brightline West Palm Beach Station. Chen Moore and Associates provided utility coordination, site plan coordination, civil engineering design, and the design of paving, grading, and drainage, water and sewer mains and services, pavement markings and signage and construction administration. This project is one Inline Station that proposes passenger rail service from Miami to Orlando.

Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, Named ASCE Region 5 Engineer of The Year

August 24, 2017

Congratulations to our Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE, who was honored with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Region 5 Engineer of the Year Award at the annual awards and installation banquet. Associate Engineer Carlos Tijerino was installed as Treasurer, Associate Engineer Miguel Lockward, EI, was appointed Younger Member Group Chair and Senior Engineer Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., became Past President. Engineering Intern Nick Karpathy was presented with the Branch Scholarship. CMA was a gold sponsor of the annual meeting, held at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, where new ASCE Miami-Dade Officers are inducted as well as certain ASCE members within the County are recognized for excellence in engineering through a variety of awards. Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, Susan Chen, Ricardo Jimenez, EI, Teresa Lewis, EI, Miguel Lockward, EI, Greg Mendez, P.E, Carlos Morales, Pamela Munoz and Sathvika Ramaji, EI, also attended the event. The ASCE Miami-Dade County Branch is a subsidiary of the Florida Section ASCE. For more information on ASCE's Miami-Dade Branch, please visit http://www.miamidade-asce.org/

Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park Grand Opening Ceremony

August 24, 2017

CMA Senior Construction Specialist and Project Manager Jose McCray attended the grand opening ceremony for the Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park in Homestead. CMA provided civil engineering services as a subconsultant to The Orange Bowl Committee. Carty Architecture was also part of our team.  

Attendees at the ceremony enjoyed performances by local marching bands and remarks from community leaders.  There were also free kids’ games, bounce houses, barbecue and refreshments.  Members of the Homestead City Council, the Orange Bowl Committee and other distinguished dignitaries were in attendance.  For more information, please visit www.orangebowl.org

CMA Sponsored Palm Beach County School Supply Drive

August 14-18, 2017

Chen Moore and Associates proudly sponsored a school supply drive benefiting the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County to help our highest-needs classrooms get the tools they need to succeed. Red Apple Supplies was launched in 2016 and provides public school teachers with free shopping for the items their kids need most. Special thanks to the CMA Community Service Committee for coordinating the fundraising drive! For more information about the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, please visit www.EducationFoundationPBC.org

Annual Chen Moore Family Picnic Enjoyed By All!

August 12, 2017

The CMA Annual Family Picnic was held on Saturday, August 12 at Hugh Taylor Birch Park in Fort Lauderdale. Festivities included a BBQ lunch with a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream station, corn hole and jinga tournaments and a hula hoop contest. Prizes for gift cards were awarded to our winners. Congratulations to Stefan Bortak, CID for winning the t-shirt design contest! Everyone received a t-shirt. Approximately 100 people enjoyed the day including employees, friends and families. 

CMA Participates in ASCE Broward Branch Bowl-a-thon

August 5, 2017

CMA served as platinum and silver sponsors for the 29th Annual American Society of Civil Engineers Broward Branch Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, August 5 in Tamarac at Sawgrass Lanes. Our team members included Molly Behan, Joel Brownsey, Daniel Davila, Jessica Diaz, Alejandra Duarte, Teresa Lewis (team leader), Jason McClair, Derrick Smith, Jennifer Smith and Ruben Soto. Congratulations to Jennifer and Derrick who won highest female and male scores! The event is held on an annual basis to raise money for a scholarship provided to a Broward County resident who are either a senior in high school or an undergraduate in college pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. ASCE successfully raised $2,000 for the scholarship fund. For more information about the ASCE's Broward Branch, please visit http://www.broward-asce.org/

Daniel Davila, P.E. Graduates from the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute

August 4, 2017

CMA Fort Lauderdale Branch Manager Daniel Davila, P.E. graduated from the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FELI) on August 4 and was recognized with his classmates during the FES/FICE 101st Annual at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach County. FELI’s mission is to transition engineering professionals into community professionals and leaders within our societies, communities and workplaces.  FELI enhances the leadership skills of its participants and sets out a clear pathway to put these skills into practice serving our profession and our communities over a 10-month class. FELI also provides networking across the current and past classes, serving as an outreach group to business and community leaders. By fostering interaction that puts training into practice, FELI achieves its mission to “Transform Leadership Opportunities into Reality.” Other CMA alumni of FELI include Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED® AP; Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED® AP; Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE; Greg Mendez, P.E.; Jason McClair, P.E., CFM, LEED® AP and Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E. Congratulations Danny! For more information, please visit http://www.fleng.org/leadership.cfm

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP Becomes President of FICE

August 3, 2017

Chen Moore and Associates was a gold sponsor of the FICE/FES (Florida Institute of Professional Engineers/Florida Engineering Society) 101st Annual Conference. The event was held August 2-5 at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach County. Dr. Ben Chen, Peter Moore, Jose L. Acosta and Dan Davila attended and Peter was sworn in as FICE president.  Congratulations Peter! For more information, please visit http://www.fleng.org

CMA Participates in The Miami-Dade County Adopt-A-Road Program

July 29, 2017

The ASCE Miami-Dade YMG (Younger Member Group) along with the FIU and UM Student Chapters collaborated to clean up SW 104th Street (Killian Drive) between SW 107 Avenue and SW 117th Avenue. The Miami-Dade County Adopt-A-Road Program is a partnership to enhance the appearance of our roadways. Representing CMA was Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., Nick Karpathy and Carlos Tijerino. For more information, please visit http://www.miamidade.gov/neatstreets/sponsor-adopt-road.asp

CMA Community Involvement ~ Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Inc.

June 29-July 27, 2017

Our WPB office participated in the School to Work Summer Program for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Inc. The program started on June 29th and ended on July 27th. The program gave high school students the opportunity to visit CMA’s office and experience a day as an engineer or landscape architect. Our staff shared their personal experiences with the students and showed them what we do on a daily basis. The students were also given some tasks so they could understand what we do and inspire future engineers or landscape architects. For more information, please visit  http://mentorbig.org/

Summer Fun At CMA!

July 14 and 26, 2017

Our staff enjoyed an outing at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Summer Sushi & Stroll event. Staff members celebrated our Second Annual Grazing Day where favorite foods were brought in for everyone to enjoy throughout the day.  Items included breakfast, lunch, snack dishes and sweet treats. Special thanks to the Social Activities Committee for coordinating these events.  

CMA Participates in ASCE Florida Section Annual Meeting

July 20-22, 2017

The ASCE Florida Section Annual Meeting took place in Orlando from July 20 –22. Chen Moore was represented by Jose L. Acosta, Jason McClair, Teresa Lewis, Nick Karpathy, Patrick Kaimrajh, Brent Whitfield and Carlos Tijerino. The Miami-Dade Branch won Large Branch of the Year Award. Carlos participated in a Q & A advisory panel geared towards college students to discuss employer expectations, career paths and continuing education. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2tEeA80  

CMA Participated in SAME Industry Day Event

July 19, 2017

CMA Senior Engineer and Project Manager Greg Mendez, P.E., presented at The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Industry Day on July 19. The event, held at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, provided a forum for forecasting federal/department of defense and long-term business opportunities. Presenters included the USACOE, Veteran’s Affairs, GSA, USCG, US Southern Command and a Vet presentation with successfully transitioned vets and industry leaders. SAME is the only non-profit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry. Their goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that they can prepare for and overcome natural and man-made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad For more information, please visit http://www.same.org/Get-Connected/Find-a-Post/South-Florida

CMA Attends Reception for The Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station

July 18, 2017

CMA staff attended the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce reception last month for a preview of the Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station. Chen Moore and Associates provided utility coordination, site plan coordination, civil engineering design, and the design of paving, grading, and drainage, water and sewer mains and services, pavement markings and signage and construction administration. This project is one Inline Station that proposes passenger rail service from Miami to Orlando.

Community Involvement With Habitat For Humanity

July 15, 2017

CMA volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. The home was located in Pompano Beach and the group completed landscaping. Ruben Soto, Philippe Holas, Alejandra Duarte, Daniel Ruiz, Molly Behan, Jessica Diaz, Teresa Lewis, Natalie Mecklenburg, Jennifer Smith, Derrick Smith, Safiya Brea, Carlos Tijerino and Brent Whitfield attended. For more information, please visit https://www.habitat.org/

Happy Fourth of July From CMA!

July 4, 2017

Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE Named ASCE Fellow

June 30, 2017

CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E., F.ASCE was recently named an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) fellow. ASCE Fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by 3% of ASCE members. Congratulations, Jose, on this important honor! For more information about ASCE, please visit www.asce.org.

CMA Staff Members Visit Riverview Road Water Main Project Site

June 24, 2017

CMA staff members Teresa Mills and Jennifer Kelton recently visited the Riverview Road Water Main project in the Town of Jupiter Island. CMA is serving as the prime consultant for civil engineering and construction administration services and is responsible for designing the water main improvements for the South Martin Regional Utility.  The project is expected to be completed this summer.

Jason McClair, P.E., LEED AP, CFM Presents at Joint Symposium

June 23, 2017

CMA Vice President Jason McClair, P.E., LEED AP, CFM presented on Friday, June 23rd at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center as part of the Urban Land Institute of Southeast Florida (ULI)/Caribbean and the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) joint symposium. The event explored the $500 million investment opportunity in the emerging Pompano Beach Innovation District and the plan for an innovative and resilient drainage district. Jason’s presentation covered "Innovative Infrastructure: FDOT Takeover, Transit, & Drainage." For more information about ULI of Southeast Florida, please visit http://seflorida.uli.org/ and for more information about Pompano Beach CRA, please visit http://pompanobeachfl.gov/index.php/pages/cra/cra

CMA Celebrates Safiya Brea’s 15th Chenniversary

June 21, 2017

Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP recently celebrated her 15th Chenniversary at a special breakfast on June 21 in our Fort Lauderdale office. Safiya is a Senior Project Manager and has led a variety of projects including the design of roadways, sidewalks, drainage, water and wastewater infrastructure in the Tri-County area. Congratulations Saf!

Happy First Day of Summer From CMA!

June 21, 2017

Happy Father's Day from CMA!

June 18, 2017

Peter Moore Elected as ASCE Region 5 Director

June 9, 2017

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., LEED AP. F.ASCE, was recently elected Region 5 Director for ASCE until 2020. In this role, he will communicate between ASCE’s region 5, which represents Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Puerto Rico and the board of direction. Peter will also recommend region governors to serve on board and society committees and plan, organize, direct, manage, and carry out events to engage and serve members in the region. Congratulations Peter! For more information, please visit http://www.asce.org/region_4_leadership_and_governance/

Leadership Palm Beach County Excellence Award Dinner

June 8, 2017

CMA attended the Leadership Excellence Award dinner held by Leadership Palm Beach County. Brent Whitfield, P.E. was one of 10 nominees.

For more information on Leadership Palm Beach County, please visit: http://www.leadershippbc.org

Broward League of Cities Annual Gala

June 3, 2017

CMA staff attended the Broward League of Cities Annual Gala as a bronze sponsor on Saturday June 3 at the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood. The event celebrated the League’s 60th anniversary and the installation of the 2017 - 2018 officers including President Dan Daley, the vice mayor of Coral Springs. For more information, please visit http://browardleague.org/

Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP Graduates from Leadership Broward

June 2, 2017

CMA Senior Project Manager Safiya Brea, P.E. graduated from Leadership Broward on June 2nd. The Leadership Broward Foundation (LBF) is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 34-year history of preparing and connecting leaders from the business and civic communities to strengthen Florida’s future.

LBF helps emerging and recognized leaders expand their skills and enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, as well as leverage their individual passion to make positive changes in our community. In addition to providing program participants with opportunities to build strong personal and professional networks, the LBF is the single best forum for bringing the private, public and nonprofit sectors together to work collaboratively on issues vital to the future of our community. LBF programs also help foster stability and success within Broward County’s nonprofit community by motivating leaders to become involved as volunteers, board members and donors. For more information please visit www.leadershipbroward.org/portal/home

Peter Moore, P.E., LEED AP, F.ASCE Named Chair of the Leadership Broward Foundation

June 1, 2017

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., LEED AP, F.ASCE was inducted as Chair of the Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. (LBF) on June 1st. LBF is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 35-year history of preparing and connecting leaders from the business and civic communities to strengthen Florida’s future. Congratulations Peter! For more information, please visit https://www.leadershipbroward.org/

Happy Memorial Day From CMA!

May 29, 2017

CMA Participates in Beach Cleanup

May 27, 2017

CMA held its first beach cleanup event of the year by joining Sea Angels at the Boynton Beach Inlet on May 27. Reggie Adams (Reggie's daughter Amia), Teresa Chapman, Daniel Davila, P.E., Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E. (Suzanne’s son Colin), Paula Fonseca, P.E. (Paula’s father Humberto) and Jennifer Kelton (Jennifer's sister Sarah) attended. The Sea Angels are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental conservation organization located in Palm Beach County, Florida. They have been providing education, awareness and cleanups since 2005. For more information, please visit: http://www.seaangels.org/

Wilton Manors 26th Annual Island City Canoe Race

May 20, 2017

Chen Moore team members Joel Brownsey, EI (team leader), Danny Davila, P.E., Dan Dombrowski, P.E., Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., Teresa Lewis, EI, Natalie Mecklenburg, Karen Rachles, Daniel Ruiz, Carols Tijerino and Mike Wood participated in the 26th Annual Island City Canoe Race in Wilton Manors on May 20. Teams competed in a 7-mile relay race around the City, with exchange points along the Middle River. The race started at Colohatchee Boat Ramp and finished at Richardson Historic Park where participants were greeted with lunch and a trophy ceremony.  The CMA team received a certificate for finishing the event. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the City of Wilton Manors. For more information about the annual event, please visit  http://www.wiltonmanors.com/409/Special-Events

Brent Whitfield, P.E. Nominated for Leadership Excellence Award

May 19, 2017

Our Director of Water Resources and Senior Engineer Brent Whitfield, P.E., was nominated for the Leadership Excellence Award by Leadership Palm Beach County. The nominees breakfast was held on May 19 at the Dignity Memorial Funeral Home in North Palm Beach.

The Leadership Excellence Award was created to celebrate those alumni who reflect Leadership Palm Beach County’s core values of connecting, collaborating, and change; individuals who have made a notable contribution to improve and impact our community. 

 

For more information about the program, please visit http://www.leadershippbc.org/2017-Leadership-Excellence-Award

WPB Brightline Station Signs Installed

May 18, 2017

The West Palm Beach Brightline Station signs were installed earlier this month at the Florida Rail project. Chen Moore and Associates provided utility coordination, site plan coordination, civil engineering design, and the design of paving, grading, and drainage, water and sewer mains and services, pavement markings and signage and construction administration.

CMA Participates In ASCE Engineer For A Day

May 18, 2017

CMA participated in the ASCE Broward Engineer for a Day Event on May 18. Jennifer Smith, P.E. participated in the morning session, in which select high school students met at the Museum of Science and Discovery and had the opportunity to talk to a panel of engineers. Jennifer Smith along with other engineers were among the panel and educated the students about engineering. CMA hosted six students from Coral Springs High School during the afternoon session, in which all of the students shadowed the engineers of the Fort Lauderdale office to learn and become Engineers for a Day. For more information about ASCE Broward Branch, please visit http://www.broward-asce.org/

Broward League of Cities’ Associate Member Night

May 18, 2017

Daniel Davila, P.E. and Natalie Mecklenburg staffed our booth at the Broward League of Cities’ Associate Member Night on May 18 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North. The event gave elected officials in Broward County the opportunity to network with local businesses. For more information, please visit http://www.browardleague.org/#

CMA Ranked in Zweig Group Best Firms To Work For Awards

May 18, 2017

Chen Moore and Associates placed 5th in the Landscape Architecture category and 26th in the Multidiscipline category of the 2017 Zweig Group Best Firms To Work For Awards! The program recognizes the top firms leading the way in creating a workplace that inspires, motivates, and rewards employees. Award recipients will be honored at the Zweig Group annual conference September 20-23 in Seattle. For more information, please visit http://hotfirm.com/our-awards/

Chen Moore and Associates Participates in STEM Career Day

May 17, 2017

CMA staff members Suzanne Dombrowski, P.E. and Mike Wood presented to students at Meadow Park Elementary School in West Palm Beach for their STEM Career Day on May 17. The presentations entailed what is an engineer, fields of engineers, how to become an engineer and their personal paths to becoming an engineer.

Fourth Annual Turquoise Takeover

May 11, 2017

This week Chen Moore and Associates joined Broward County in turning TURQUOISE for lung cancer awareness. Staff members wore turquoise for the day on May 11.  For more information about the campaign, please visit http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/lung-force/ 

In Recognition of Mother's Day ~ Our Flower Logo

May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day From CMA!

May The 4th Be With You

May 4, 2017

Earth Day Chen Moore Style

April 22, 2017

Happy Earth Day From CMA!

CMA West Palm Beach Office Participates in ‘Adopt-A-Family’ Program

April 18, 2017

CMA staff Teresa Chapman, Paula Fonseca and Brent Whitfield participated in the “Feels Like Home” initiative with Adopt-A-Family.  Adopt-A-Family is a non-profit that provides housing to homeless families.  They also provide after-school programs and other services to the children housed in their facilities.  CMA decorated one of the units to accommodate a young mother and her three-year-old daughter.  Next week, they will be moving into an apartment provided by Adopt-A-Family to re-start their lives. CMA’s Community Outreach Committee bought supplies and decorations to make the unit feel like home for this young family.  For more information on this program, please visit http://bit.ly/20SfA4s

AWWA Region VII “Best of the Best” Drinking Water Taste Test

April 12, 2017

CMA’s Miami staff attended the AWWA Region VII “Best of the Best” Drinking Water Taste Test at Rusty Pelican Restaurant in Key Biscayne last week. The event highlights each utilities success in producing safe drinking water for its customers.

CMA President Peter Moore Spoke at App-titude Internship Program

April 11, 2017

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., LEED AP, F.ASCE, spoke with over 60 students from the App-titude Internship program for nearly two hours at the Keller Science Theater at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science. The App-titude Internship is a one of a kind internship through the Museum’s STEM Center for Education and Career Development. The APP-titude program advances the skills of academically minded students in grades 11 and 12 throughout Broward County.  The multi-year project provides students with the opportunity to earn college credits from Florida Atlantic University and volunteer hours while advancing their knowledge in STEM education and careers and learning imperative applied skills such as team work, communication and decision-making. Many of these students will go on to college to major in computer science and engineering.

Engineers in Government Night

April 6, 2017

CMA staff (pictured left to right) Peter Moore, Andrew Savage, Brent Whitfield, Suzanne Dombrowski and Teresa Chapman attended the Engineers in Government Night on April 6. The event honors the accomplishments and contributions of engineers in public and private practice in Palm Beach County. Brent was honored as ASCE’s Palm Beach Branch Past President.

Corporate Run 2017

April 6, 2017

Thanks to everyone who participated and supported Team CMA in the Annual Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run on April 6 in Fort Lauderdale! CMA team members included Joel Brownsey, Stefan Bortak, Miguel Lockward, Karen Rachles, Patrick Kaimrajh, Carlos Tijerino, Natalie Mecklenburg, Mike Wood, Teresa Lewis, Jessica Diaz, Ben, Susan and Melinda Chen, Sathvika Ramaji, Scarlet Del Valle and Kathy Horrigan. Danny Davila and Ricardo Jimenez also supported the team. Our t-shirt designed by Stefan included our Earth Day CMA logo. Congratulations to Miguel for finishing the fastest of our team; he now holds that record for three years in a row!

Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers Gala

March 25, 2017

Jose L. Acosta, P.E. and Sofia Acosta, Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., Miguel Lockward, EIT and Carlos Morales attended the Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers’ (CAACE) Día del Ingeniero (Day of the Engineer) Gala March 25 at the Miami Airport Hilton. The event recognizes the Association’s best and brightest engineers as well as recognizing the year’s outstanding projects in South Florida, along with various awards scholarship recipients. CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E. served as the host as the current President of the CAACE.

The CAACE is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1961. The purpose of the association is to assist members in the maintenance of the highest professional engineering skills and to aid members in retaining and exercising those skills; to maintain and support the highest principles of professional engineering achievements; and to obtain the advancement of the science and profession of engineering. For more information about the CAACE, please visit http://www.c-aace.org

Teresa Chapman to be Guest Panelist at 2017 Esri Public Sector GIS Conference

April 11, 2017

CMA Associate Engineer Teresa Chapman will be one of the guest panelists for the Transforming Technology in Your Organization Panel at the 2017 Esri Public Sector GIS Conference at the Palm Beach Convention Center on April 11th. Teresa was invited to attend by Esri staff and will represent the Esri Young Professional Network. The panel will discuss how the ArcGIS Platform has and can be used to reach your organizational goals. Teresa and other panelists will discuss their experiences implementing the ArcGIS platform to help harness the maximum potential of their organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.esri.com/events/public-sector

CMA President Peter Moore Honored with the University of Florida’s 2016 WW Gibbs Outstanding Alumnus Award

March 24, 2017

At the March 24th University of Florida ESSIE Advisory Board Meeting, CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, LEED AP was presented with the 2016 WW Gibbs Outstanding Alumnus Award for the University of Florida’s Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. Annually awarded since 2012, this award was given for his contributions to UF, to the College of Engineering and to the Civil Engineering profession. This award is named for WW Gibbs, one of the first Civil Engineering graduates from UF (in 1909) and a World War I veteran and is intended to embody his drive to excel, his motivation to succeed and desire to help others. Congratulations Peter!

CMA Participates In ASCE Southeast Student Conference

March 16-18, 2017

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, LEED AP and Vice President Jose Acosta, P.E. participated again this year in the Concrete Canoe competition as part of the ASCE Southeast Student Conference.  Peter and Jose served as judges and also attended the conference held at Florida Atlantic University on March 16-18. CMA Associate Engineer Mike Wood also attended and served as the safety manager in his boat for the competition. More than 1,000 students from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Puerto Rico competed in the three-day event. The winner of the canoe competition was the University of Florida. As a silver sponsor, CMA had the opportunity to host a table at the job fair held at the Palm Beach Convention Center. That table was staffed by Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP, Jessica Diaz, EI and Teresa Lewis. CMA interns from our various offices also participated in the event Maria Alva (FIU – Miami Office), Nick Karpathy (UM – Miami Office), Gaethan Amedee (FAU – Fort Lauderdale Office) and Vincent Locigno (FAU – West Palm Beach Office) For more information about the event, please visit http://public.eng.fau.edu/design/asce2017/

Congratulations to Marcus Austin, GC ~ Asbestos Abatement Contractor

March 17, 2017

Our Director of Construction Services Marcus Austin, GC has successfully tested to become an asbestos abatement contractor. The EPA program is held at The University of Florida Treeo Learning Center. Marcus is working hand-in-hand with Broward County Growth Management EPA division to train more inspectors in Broward County. Congratulations Marcus!

ASCE Happenings

March 2017

The ASCE Miami-Dade Branch held a social event last month at Biscayne Bay Brewing Company in Doral.  Chen Moore was the proud sponsor! This event provided a unique opportunity for attendees to meet the various technical institutes within ASCE. Representing our firm were Jose Acosta, Patrick Kaimrajh, Sathvika Ramaji, Nick Karpathy, Miguel Lockward and Carlos Tijerino.

The Palm Beach ASCE Bowlathon was held March 4 at Cine Bowl and Grill in Delray Beach. This event is held annually to raise money for FAU’s Concrete Canoe Team and to sponsor other community events. Representing our firm were Andrew Savage, Brent Whitfield, Suzanne Dombrowski, Mike Wood, Teresa Chapman and Paula Fonseca.

Happy St. Patrick's Day From CMA!

March 17, 2017

Chen Moore and Associates Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Benefit the Museum of Discovery and Science

March 10, 2017

Chen Moore and Associates celebrated 30 years of service to the community with a reception benefitting the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale on March 10. The evening included a welcome speech from our President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, LEED® AP and a 30-year-in-review slide show, reliving firm, employee and community involvement milestones. Proclamations from the State of Florida, Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale were presented to our Founder and Chairman Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE by our Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E. The proclamations acknowledged Ben’s 40 years of service and the firm’s 30 years of service to the community and the profession. The County and City proclamations stated March 10 as Chen Moore and Associates Appreciation Day. The celebration, a ‘party with a purpose,’ raised $2,500 for the Museum of Discovery and Science. More than 100 guests enjoyed the evening.

Cuban Infrastructure Scholarship Challenge

March 4, 2017

The Cuban Infrastructure Scholarship Challenge was held earlier this month by the Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers and the Association of Cuban American Engineers at Casa Bacardi at the University of Miami. Thirty teams from 14 schools submitted letters of intent. The final six presented were from Florida International University, Florida Institute of Technology, two from the University of Florida, University of Alabama and University of Missouri. One of the University of Florida teams won.

Construction Update ~ Utility Maintenance Facility-Construction Management Project

March 2, 2017

The City of Marathon Utility Maintenance Facility-Construction Management project is being erected and on schedule. CMA is the prime consultant for construction engineering and inspection services of this pre-manufactured engineered utility maintenance facility and public works compound.

UAZ Project Team Celebrates Report Deadline

March 1, 2017

The UAZ project team went to lunch earlier this month to celebrate completing the preliminary report on time. The team put in substantial hard work to create a top quality report for the firm’s largest project to date ~ The Broward County UAZ 110/111 & 113 Water Sewer Improvements 113B. Pictured Jennifer Smith, Carlos Tijerino, Jessica Diaz, Teresa Lewis, Natalie Mecklenburg, Ashraf Iqbal, Alan Clayton, Safiya Brea and Gaethan Amedee.

City of Marathon Utility Maintenance Facility Project Underway

February 27, 2017

The building slab for the Marathon Utility Maintenance Facility project was successfully poured last week. Building materials included 360+ Cy of 6000 psi concrete with nine hours of labor. Chen Moore and Associates is currently the construction manager for this pre-manufactured engineered utility maintenance facility and public works compound. Building construction will start at the end of February.

Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE Receives FES Broward Award

February 23, 2017

Our Chairman and Founder Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE received the award for Outstanding Service to the Profession from FES Broward on February 23 at the Engineers Week Banquet. This year’s event was held at the Signature Grand in Davie. This award is given each year to an individual who has had a significant positive impact on the engineering profession. Congratulations Ben!

National Engineers Week

February 19-25, 2017

In honor of National Engineers Week, February 19-25, CMA wishes to thank our family of engineers for their tireless dedication in helping to make our business a continued success! 

Two CMA Employees Receive Their EI Certification

February 16, 2017

Our Miami office celebrated the new EIs ~ Sathvika Ramaji and Ricardo Jimenez ~ at happy hour!

CMA Ranked in February 2017 SFBJ Top 25 Engineering Firms List

February 15, 2017

Chen Moore and Associates was recently ranked number 19 this year in the annual South Florida Business Journal’s Top 25 Engineering Firms list. The list includes 25 engineering firms located in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties ranked in order by licensed engineers. Additional information includes the number of regional and nationwide offices, total employment, year founded locally and top local executive contacts. For more information, please visit http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/datacenter/lists

Happy Valentine's Day From CMA!

February 14, 2017

CMA Attends Professional Engineer Legislative Days

February 8, 2017

CMA President Peter Moore, P.E., LEED AP, F.ASCE; Chairman Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE; and Vice President Jose Acosta, P.E. were in Tallahassee for Professional Engineer Legislative Days.  Jose, as a member of the Miami based team for FES Region 7, also met with Florida Lieutenant Governor Lopez Cantera.

 

Professional Engineer Legislative Days is the foremost legislative conference for Florida’s engineering industry. It offers professional engineers the opportunity to promote and defend key issues at the Capitol. During this event, engineers had a chance to visit the Capitol and meet with Florida Representatives and Senators. For more information, please visit https://www.fleng.org/legaff.cfm

CMA Participates in Day of the Engineer Celebration

February 4, 2017

CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E. attended a mass for several Cuban-American engineering associations including the Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers at La Ermita de La Caridad (Our Lady of Charity) in Miami. The mass was to retroactively celebrate El Día Del Ingeniero (the Day of the Engineer) in Cuba (January 11).

Career Day at Monsignor Edward Pace High School

February 3, 2017

CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E. presented to 7 classes on careers in engineering during career day at his alma mater, Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens.

CMA Celebrates National Take Your Kids to Work Day

February 2, 2017

CMA staff participated in ‘Take Your Kids To Work Day’ on February 2. Parker Nochomson (Todd) and Anabelle Tijerino (Carlos) were honored guests in the Fort Lauderdale office. Staff left to right: Natalie Mecklenburg, Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP, Jennifer Smith, P.E., Teresa Lewis, EI and Jessica Diaz, EI.  This year marks the program’s 21st anniversary of which 37 million Americans participate on an annual basis.

CMA Attends Marathon Utility Maintenance Facility-Construction Management Groundbreaking

February 1, 2017

Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E. and Director of Construction Services Marcus Austin, GC, LEED AP of Chen Moore and Associates attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the City of Marathon Utility Maintenance Facility-Construction Management project on February 1.  CMA is the prime consultant for construction engineering and inspection services of this pre- manufactured engineered utility maintenance facility and public works compound.

Marcus Austin, GC, LEED AP and Leigh Barron Honored for Milestone Chenniversaries

January 30, 2017

Marcus Austin, GC, LEED AP and Leigh Barron celebrated their Chenniversaries at a joint celebratory breakfast on January 30.  With 15 years of service Marcus serves as Director of Construction Services and has worked on a variety of projects throughout South Florida including leading the recently completed Marathon City Hall Construction Management project. Marcus is also a certified NPDES and OSHA Training instructor and teaches these courses throughout the State of Florida.  Leigh is a Sr. Marketing Coordinator with 10 years of service to CMA.  In her role, she is responsible for leading the firm’s marketing efforts which include proposal and award submittals, external and internal communications and the firm’s database system. Congratulations!

CMA Healthy Day ~ Kicking Off the New Year

January 27, 2017

CMA staff kicked off the New Year by celebrating ‘Healthy Day’ in January. Employees brought in their favorite healthy food dish for everyone to enjoy. In addition, designated pop-up instructors offered stress relief exercises!  Employees also took the stairs for the day.

CMA Attends ASCE Multi-Region Leadership Conference

January 20-21, 2017

The ASCE 2017 Multi-Region Leadership Conference was held in Newark, New Jersey. Representing CMA and our Miami-Dade Branch were Miguel Lockward, EIT and Carlos Tijerino.  The conference included the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL), the Eastern Region Younger Member Council (ERYMC) and the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders (WSCL). For more information, please visit http://www.asce.org/event/2017/regions-1-2-4-and-5-multi-region-leadership-conference/xt.

Happy New Year From CMA!

January 1, 2017

CMA Annual Holiday Dinner

December 16

This year, our annual company holiday party was held at The Peacock Garden Café in Coconut Grove. The event was a great opportunity for our employees and board members to socialize and commemorate a successful 2016. The evening included a welcome speech from our President Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, LEED® AP, a year-in-review slide show, reliving both firm and employee milestones throughout 2016 and comical holiday JibJab videos highlighting our owners.  Congratulations to Teresa Chapman who received the Employee of The Year Award!  Thank you to Carlos Tijerino and Andrés Aristizábal for their photography services and the Social Activities Committee for planning the event ~ Jessica Diaz, Karen Rachles, Marcus Austin, Melvia Rogers, Miguel Lockward, Pamela Muñoz, Safiya Brea and Suzie Dombrowski.

Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

December 15, 2016

CMA Vice President Jose L. Acosta, P.E. attended the ground breaking ceremony for the Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park in Homestead on December 15. Attendees enjoyed a presentation of local football teams, remarks from community leaders and catered refreshments. Among those at the groundbreaking was recently retired Super Bowl-winning safety and former University of Miami All-American Antrel Rolle, who grew up playing football in Homestead. CMA provided civil engineering services as a subconsultant to The Orange Bowl Committee.

 

The new Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park will be upgraded to a state-of-the-art facility with new amenities for both fans and players. The facility will include new artificial turf, scoreboard, fencing, goal posts and sound system. Additional facility upgrades will include renovated locker rooms, restrooms, press box and concession stand. Orange Bowl Field and the surrounding area will also receive new concrete walkways, windscreens and upgraded landscaping. The improvements will allow for more community use of Harris Field Park as well as serve eight local high schools.  The field upgrades will be completed by the beginning of the 2017 high school football season. 

 

In addition, CMA is a proud supporter of the 2016 MetroPCS Orange Bowl Big Buddy program and made a donation to send 50 kids to the 23nd Annual MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on December 17 at the BB&T Center.  The charitable contribution is important to CMA as the firm designed the Orange Bowl Field at Carter Park and the Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estate Park in addition to Harris Field Park.

 

The Orange Bowl Committee was created in 1935 with the mission of generating tourism for South Florida through an annual football game and supporting events. The non-profit, sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community has grown to 360 members since its inception. It has expanded beyond Greater Miami to become a cornerstone of the entire South Florida area.  For more information, please visit www.orangebowl.org

CMA Participated in Adopt-a-Family Program

December 15, 2016

In the spirit of the holiday season and in an effort to give back and support our community, CMA staff recently donated to the HOPE Outreach Adopt-a-Family Program.  Wrapped donations included clothing, toys and shoes for a family of three children. For more information, please visit http://www.hopeoutreachfl.org/

Our Holiday Season Logos

December 13, 2016

Happy Holidays From All of Us at CMA!

December 13, 2016

May this Joyous Season bring you peace and health, and happiness throughout the coming year.

CMA Participated in the United Way Day of Caring Event and Food Donation Drive

December 6, 2016

On December 6 Chen Moore and Associates staff helped those in need this holiday season by participating in the United Way Day of Caring event held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. More than 700 volunteers prepared 300,000 food packages and boxed meals that were delivered to 25 local food banks and feeding pantries through United Way's Project Lifeline program.  These well-balanced meals will feed the more than 260,000 Broward residents. Also being distributed through Project Lifeline are 200 painted ceramic pots which were filled with herb packets so families can grow their own spices. CMA volunteers pictured left to right:  Jessica Diaz, E.I., Safiya Brea, P.E., LEED AP, Kathy Horrigan, Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, LEED AP, Carlos Tijerino and Derrick Smith, CFM, LEED AP.

 

CMA offices also donated non-perishable food items for the holiday season. The Fort Lauderdale donations were sent to LifeNet4Families; the Miami office supported Early Head Start Childcare Partnership; and the West Palm Beach’s donations benefited the Palm Beach County Food Bank. For more information, please visit http://www.unitedwaybroward.org/

CMA Celebrates the Holiday with Thanksgiving Potluck

November 18, 2016

CMA staff celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a potluck in our Fort Lauderdale office that included a toast to our 30 year Chenniversary. We wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Chen Moore and Associates 30th Chenniversary

November 7, 2016

Celebrating our 30th anniversary today as a civil engineering and landscape architecture firm. Happy Chenniversary and a special thank you to Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE, our Chairman and Founder and our entire staff for making this happen!

CMA Attends University of Miami Homecoming Breakfast

November 4, 2016

CMA employees Jose L. Acosta, P.E., Ricardo Jimenez, Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E., Greg Mendez, P.E., Carlos Morales and Sathvika Ramaji, E.I., attended the Homecoming celebration at the University of Miami’s annual breakfast for the College of Engineering on November 4. Guests of CMA were Juan Fuentes, P.E., LEED AP from United Engineering and David Kaimrajh.

CMA Sponsors CAACE Transportation Panel Event

November 3, 2016

Jose L. Acosta, P.E., president of the Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers attended a transportation panel event hosted by the organization on November 3. The event featured a panel discussion with Alice Bravo (Director Miami-Dade Transit and Public Works); Javier Rodriguez (Director Miami-Dade Expressway Authority); and Jim Wolf (Secretary FDOT District VI). There were a total of 90 attendees. Chen Moore and Associate was a sponsor for this event.

CMA Halloween Contest

October 31, 2016

Congratulations to the Miami office who won our Miniature Halloween House Decorating Contest!  The designs were judged by our Founder and Chairman Dr. Ben Chen, P.E., BCEE and our President and CEO Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, LEED AP. Participating offices were Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Stuart.  The winning team was announced during a pizza luncheon today.  Each winning participant received a $10 gift card:  Andrés Aristizábal, Ricardo Jimenez, Patrick Kaimrajh, Miguel Lockward, Jose McCray, Carlos Morales and Pamela Muñoz.  

Jose L. Acosta, P.E. Served as Master of Ceremonies at University of Miami Event

October 26, 2016

On October 26, Jose L. Acosta, P.E., Patrick Kaimrajh, P.E. and Miguel Lockward, E.I. attended a reception for Jean-Pierre Bardet, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Miami. Dr. Bardet joined the University of Miami on August 15, 2015 as the new Dean of the College of Engineering. The event was hosted by The Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers (CAACE) and the topic of diJose L. Acosta scussion included how the University is addressing the latest demand for civil engineers. As president of the CAACE, Jose L. Acosta served as the master of ceremonies.