During the May Board meeting, several revisions were proposed to the new ByLaws. Revisions to the current by-laws (dated 2004) will be voted on during the June 6th meeting.
The next Board meeting for the Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors (AELS) is scheduled for May 9th & 10th, 2019. This meeting will be held in Anchorage in the Atwood Building, Suite 1550, and in Juneau at the SOB, 9th Floor, Conference Room ‘A.’ Those who cannot physically attend these meetings are welcome to join via Zoom Meeting here, or by dialing +1 408 638 0968, or +1 699 900 6833, Meeting ID: 686 630 394.
David Gamez, PE with the American Society of Civil Engineers wrote an op-ed on how important our infrastructure is to our economy and how deferring maintenance and investment causes a lack of access to services, income lost due to delays, and damage to our vehicles. Read the full article here.
Photo Credit: Marc Lester with the Anchorage Dispatch News 4/7/2016. This photo accompanied the original Op Ed published online with ADN, and highlights the corrosion of the pilings at the Port of Anchorage, one of the reasons behind a proposed modernization project to the Port.
PND Engineers, Inc., marks its 40th anniversary this August. Headquarters remain in Anchorage where the firm was founded in 1979. Today PND also has offices in Palmer and Juneau; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Houston, Texas; and Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Projects designed by the firm are seen throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, and increasingly across the Lower 48 and overseas. To read the full press release click here.
PND Engineers, Inc., announces four new hires in its Anchorage Office: Cameron Brailey, EIT is a staff civil engineer; Diana Linder, EIT, and Elizabeth Swan, EIT, are staff structural engineers; and Jane Hemstreet is the front desk administrative assistant. TO read the full press release, click here.
Long-standing APDC lobbyist, John Walsh provided a report to Legislative Committee regarding the current state and issues present in the Legislative Session, covering both general issues and state budget issues as of April 19, 2019. To read his full report, click here.
Amy Mestas, PE, a senior structural engineer at PDC Engineers, was nominated by the Structural Engineers Association of Alaska (SEAAK) and named as Engineer of the Year 2018. While professional reputation and a strong project work history weigh heavily on the decision of selecting an Engineer of the Year, community involvement is just as important. In Amy’s case, it’s difficult to separate the two.
Click here to read the full press release, “Family, community, work – part of the team; Amy Mestas on becoming Engineer of the Year 2018.”