August 1, 2004 Regular News Paige Greenlee of Akerman Senterfitt in Tampa has been elected to the board of directors of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers for 2004-2005. Jed L. Frankel of Phillips, Eisinger & Brown, P.A., in Hollywood spoke on “Disputes and Problems Arising in Real Estate Transactions” at a legal seminar for Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realtors. William Simonitsch of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Miami has been elected to the board of directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida. William Davis of Buchanan Ingersoll in Miami received the Transportation Lawyers Association’s 2004 Distinguished Service Award. Mark A. Sylvester of Leesfield, Leighton, Rubio, Mahfood & Boyers, P.A., in Miami has been elected to the board of directors for the Dade County Bar Association. Michael S. Orfinger of Upchurch, Watson, White & Max Mediation Group, and firm mediation panelists, Kimberly Sands, Howard Marsee and Richard Lord, took part in the Fifth District Court of Appeal Appellate Mediation Seminar at The Savannah Center in The Villages. Joel L. Tabas of Miami recently participated in a roundtable discussion at the University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business. The seminar was titled “Preserving Value in Chapter 11: A Roundtable Discussion of the Bankruptcy Process.” Steven Sloane Newburgh of Fowler White Burnett P.A., in West Palm Beach has been elected to the board of directors of the World Trade Center – Palm Beach. Martin R. Dix of Akerman Senterfitt in Tallahassee has been appointed to serve as both a member and vice chair of Chinese Children Adoption International’s Florida Advisory Council. Larry Stewart of Miami has been elected to the council of The American Law Institute at its 81st annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth F. Schwartz of Miami Beach spoke at the “Valuing Our Families” conference in Ft. Lauderdale about legal concerns for gay and lesbian couples considering parenthood. She has also been selected for the third class of the Miami Fellows Initiative, a two-year-long leadership training project of the Dade Community Foundation. Timothy M. Ravich of Hunton & Williams has recently been elected treasurer of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association. Diana Santa Maria of Ft. Lauderdale was appointed by The Florida Bar Board of Governors to the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism for a four-year term. Russell Marlowe of New Port Richey and Steve Ake of Tampa recently completed America’s Most Beautiful Ride, a 100-mile bicycle trip around Lake Tahoe. They were part of the Suncoast Chapter’s team of 23 individuals who raised over $86,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through its Team In Training Program. Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, was recently named “Outstanding Representative of the Year” by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers in recognition of his leadership “in preserving access to the court system during the 2004 legislative session.” Timothy F. English received an LL.M. in Dutch Law, alternatively the title “Meester in de Rechten,” from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Jason J. Guari of Ricci-Leopold, P.A., in Palm Beach Gardens has been appointed to the board of directors of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Jack Bariton of Plantation received certification as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and County Court Mediator. James Evangelista of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa has been appointed to the board of directors of SERVE— an organization that promotes educational opportunities for all learners in the Southeast. Mark P. Barnebey of Kirk-Pinkerton in Bradenton has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Great Outdoors Conservancy. Jeanne L. Seewald of Fowler White Boggs Banker in Naples has been named a Special Volunteer Honoree for Outstanding Service in Membership Services by the Naples Chamber of Commerce. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale coauthored, with the help of professors from the University of South Alabama, an article titled, “Using Collaborative Modeling To Mediate Workplace Conflicts,” published in Equal Opportunities. Ervin A. Gonzalez of Miami has been appointed vice chair of the Trial Techniques Committee within the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association for the 2004-2005 fiscal year. John E. Fisher of Orlando has been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. August 1, 2004 News and Notes
September 28, 2020
By Susanne den Hoed, HR Department at Temporary Works DesignTemporary Works Design (TWD) is an ambitious and innovative engineering firm, working with major on- and offshore contractors to assist them with practical solutions for their wide variety of constructions and installation challenges.Specialized in the structural and mechanical design of custom installation equipment, TWD’s engineering and design consultants develop tailored methods, structures and tools which are key to the realization of some highly iconic offshore projects. Because every project is unique, we work from concept to detail, with flexibility, practicality and most importantly creativity as the driving forces behind each of our designs. Together with the client we find the best solution for his or her project.Examples are giant “robot arms” for installing the biggest wind turbine foundations offshore; installing 250 caissons of 9000 ton each for a new harbour in North-Africa; and the design of the jacking constructions that supported the Rijksmuseum during its renovation.DevelopmentDevelopment is one of the pillars of TWD. According to our vision the professional and personal growth of employees is very important. Not only to ensure that all projects are engineered on a high level, but also to broaden each person’s knowledge.When an employee starts his or her career at TWD, they quickly enrol in new employee workshops. These workshops focus on TWD’s working methods and basic knowledge that is useful to get all new employees up to speed.Next to technical topics, such as practical and structural design, we also focus on project management and soft skills with workshops about coaching, project management, presentations and communication. After a workshop, employees are encouraged to use their new skills immediately in their work.Besides workshops, employees learn quickly on the job ensuring a steep learning curve. This is a by-product of working on many diverse projects and working in teams with different backgrounds and specialties. This learning curve is also developed by regular coaching meetings between the employee and the supervisor.TWD is an innovative company which is always open to new methods, solutions and thus designs. This means developing continuously is important.An example on how quick an employee can develop and have a steep learning curve is Simon Lembrechts; currently Commercial Manager at TWD.A Career at TWDAs a Civil Engineering graduate, Simon Lembrechts started at TWD in 2013. During his first 1.5 year at the company, he was a (Project) Engineer responsible for the structural and mechanical design of installation equipment of two offshore wind farms pictures (Northwind in Belgium and Gemini in The Netherlands) and the installation equipment of a floating submerged fresh-water pipeline between Turkey and Cyprus.After this fast-paced and demanding but rewarding period, Simon became TWD’s first Business Developer. In charge of the development and market introduction of TWD’s in-house innovations, he became familiar with the main market players, trends and challenges. It’s in this entrepreneurial roll that the possibility of TWD’s first international branch was established.Five months after, in September 2016, Simon moved to London with the initial ambition to take a year to explore TWD’s opportunities in the UK market.After an exploration period of 4 months, the first UK project was a fact: the design of an innovative tool to install over 700 tubular piles for the construction of Port of Dover Expansion. Now, 2.5 years later, TWD operates a UK branch with 14 employees and is TWD involved in a broad range of UK construction works!Work environmentWorking at TWD means working in a friendly environment amongst creative, talented and ambitious people. We work in a young, yet professional team where employees are offered possibilities to develop themselves. The job is varied, and employees are involved from design to mobilization, in major installation projects of diverse leading (offshore) contractors. We work hard to deliver quality and finish projects in time, but there is also time to have coffee and lunch together and to enjoy fun group activities on a regular basis.Note: The opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Offshore WIND.
September 23, 2020
Statewide— With less than six months to go until the 2020 Census, efforts are ramping up in Indiana and other states to ensure an accurate count. A vital part of that is ensuring there are enough boots on the ground. About 500,000 census takers are needed across the country.Carol Rogers, Governor’s Census Liaison and co-director of the Indiana Business Research Center, contends it’s a great opportunity for students, retirees, and workers in the gig economy. “I encourage a lot of people who need a second job or are just interested in how all this works,” she states. “The pay range is anywhere from 14 to 20 dollars an hour.“The hiring goes kind of in cycles, and so I would encourage people to be patient; they will hear back. ” Rogers notes that census-taking positions do require flexible schedules, a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle, as well as Internet access and an email account. Hiring already is underway and will continue through next spring.Rogers notes there’s a lot riding on an accurate count, including congressional representation, state legislative districts, school districts and the allocation of federal dollars for crucial programs. “Our tax dollars flow to Washington, but then there are many programs that Washington funds – Medicaid, housing, transportation, special education grants, things like that are part of that money that flows back to us,” she points out.Stakeholders around the state are working with Indiana’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee to prepare communities for the count. Rogers says it’s crucial that Hoosiers fill out their survey based on where they reside for the majority of the year. “Folks who may be snowbirds or college students who are living most of their time in West Lafayette, Bloomington, Muncie, South Bend, Gary or Merrillville – if that’s where they live most of the year, that’s where they should be counted,” she stresses.For the first time, the Census will have an online survey option available. Indiana’s population for 2018 was estimated at 6.7 million people, and it’s projected to hit 7 million for 2020.