Just a little humor to start the week.
It goes without saying that engineers aren’t known for their fashion sense or style, but no matter what profession, it can often be difficult to decipher the meaning of a dress code. There is no need to arrive at your next event wondering if you got it right. Below is a run-down by the common US dress codes and what they mean. Now even engineers can be appropriately dressed….well maybe : )
In the building repair industry, there is a technical organization known as the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), founded in 1988. The organization was created in response to concerns about the lack of standards and guidelines industry-wide for concrete repairs. The vision of ICRI is to improve the quality of concrete restoration, repair and protection through education of and communication among the members; and, those who use their services. Throughout the country, there are thirty-six (36) chapters that follow the guidelines and standards set by the national level. This region falls under the territory of the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of ICRI.
Once a year, each individual chapter holds a project of the year competition and accepts applications from its chapter members. Typically, the restoration projects submitted are unique and complex in nature. This year, Engineering and Technical Consultants (ETC) was awarded first place for the Baltimore-Washington Chapter project of the year.
The project submitted was for a major roof replacement at Greens I of Leisure World, 55+ community located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Please view the slide presentation to see the extent of this major restoration project.
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Congratulations to Bobby Radcliff, P.E. (ETC) and everyone involved. Job well done!
This past weekend, ETC participated in our first annual DogFest Walk’n Roll for Canine Companions. Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.
ETC is proud to announce we exceeded our fund raising goal with contributions of $2,820.00 With 17 walkers and support from the entire company, we were able to have tail-waggin good time while enhancing the lives of others. We look forward to continuing our fund raising efforts for Canine Companions throughout the year. Be sure to watch our blog!
If you would like to find out more information about Canine Companions for Independence or to simply make a donation, please visit:
Most things are more fun with friends… and dogs! That’s why ETC has put together a team to participate in Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll (9.12.15 | 10:00am | Arlington, VA). Together we’ve set a fundraising goal to help fund the work of Canine Companions for Independence. If you are up for the challenge, join our team. Or you can simply donate online and support our team (or any individual). It all goes towards the goal of giving more people with disabilities the experience of love and independence that comes with a highly trained Canine Companions assistance dog. DogFest… it’s a tail-waggin’ good time –