On February 24 the YMG introduced elementary kids to the exciting world of Structural Engineering at Birmingham’s McWane Science Center‘s Engineering Showcase. The young professionals challenged the kids to create towers out of toothpicks & 25 DOTS. The results were full of imagination, creativity, & some additional bracing thanks to the YP's guidance.
Thank you Nicole Sommerville, YMG Director, for organizing this event! If you would like to learn more about the YMG & receive updates, contact Nicole Sommerville at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEAoAL Young Member Group
On February 21st, the YMG hosted a lunch and learn at Terracon on “Post Installed Anchors.” Danny Horn, of Simpson StrongTie, gave a presentation and installation demo to a group of 12 attendees. Attendees were also treated to Lasagna from Guiseppe's Italian thanks to Simpson Strong Tie. We are very grateful for Simpson to sponsor our lunch and to Terracon for letting us use thier office to host our lunch and learns.
To learn more about the SEAoAL YMG, contact Jeremy Deal at email@example.com.
Young A/E/C Council of Birmingham
The ASCE YMG, in conjunction with the Young A/E/C, has organized a facility tour of Jenkins Brick's Jordan Brick Manufacturing Plant located at 4110 Highway 78 E in Leeds AL on Tuesday March 26 @ 3:30. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about the craftsmanship and ingenuity behind brickmaking! Happy hour to follow at Billy's Bar & Grill on Overton Road! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 22.
On November 8th, the YMG hosted a lunch and learn at Terracon on “Personal Safety for Jobsite Visits.” Willie Simpson, a Safety Consultant with UA Safe State, gave a very interactive presentation to a group of 18 attendees. Attendees were also treated to fajitas from Superior Grill thanks to Rebecca Bradford with Beck First Aid and Safety. Beck First Aid and Safety is a local Birmingham business that not only sales equipment but also holds training for first aid, CPR, etc. We would like to thank UA Safe State and Beck First Aid and Safety for sponsoring our meeting.
On January 10th, the YMG hosted a lunch and learn on ‘Modern Concrete Technology.” Philip Brandt, Secretary of ACI 360 and Vice-President with Euclid Chemical Company gave the presentation to 33 attendees. Mr. Brant discussed concrete mix design, vapor barriers, control joints, floor flatness and other items pertinent to today’s concrete construction. Attendees were also treated to a lunch from Zoe’s Kitchen. Attendance at the lunch and learn included members of the Alabama Chapter of ACI who were invited to attend the meeting. To learn more about the SEAoAL YMG, contact Jeremy Deal at email@example.com.
On December 19th, the SEAoAL YMG participated in a Joint Holiday Social hosted by the Birmingham ASCE YMG. More than 50 young Architects, Engineers, and Contractors turned out to network and provide toys for the Children’s Hospital Sugar Plum Shop. That you to all who participated. The YAEC Council has plans for several more events this year including a site visit to Region’s Park in Birmingham and a Community Service Project in coordination with the City of Birmingham. Event information is distributed through the SEAoAL YMG.
The SEAoAL YMG recently hosted a lunch and learn for Young A/E/C Professionals in the Birmingham Area. Deborah Boswell, a noted professional coach and communications expert, presented “Manage your Message: Effective Communication for the A/E/C Industry.” Mrs. Boswell provided an engaging and interactive presentation to 38 attendees. Attendees included individual members of our YMG and members of the Birmingham ASCE YMG, the Birmingham AIA Emerging Professionals, and the Association of General Contractors Young Constructors Forum. We would like to thank Robin Whyte and Alabama Power Company for providing a venue and lunch to our attendees.
If you are interested in participating in the group, please contact Jason Partain at firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 380-3832 for more information.
On April 9th, the SEAoAL YMG hosted a lunch and learn at the Historic Cahaba River Pumping Station. Young Engineers from Birmingham and Tuscaloosa were in attendance to learn about specifying and designing with direct fasteners and steel deck diaphragm design from John Farmer, P.E. with Hilti. Mr. Farmer provided the group with lunch and also brought along powder actuated fastener tools for demonstrations, which attendees had the opportunity to use.
18 Young Architects and Structural Engineers joined together on Saturday March 17th to work on a Habitat for Humanity home in Historic Pratt City.
For many of us, this was our first time volunteering with Habitat. While we did have the opportunity to make progress on the Habitat home, we also spent time with a group of area high school students. This provided an excellent opportunity to expose students to our professions.
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