Program Events

Capital Expenditure Plans and the Procurement Process for Local Colleges and Universities


Join us on the morning of Wednesday, November 5, 2014 to hear from Facility Management representatives of many of the local colleges and universities about their plans for future construction projects and how to do business with them. We have assembled a dynamic list of participants, including...

  • Penn State University - Lisa Berkey, Director of Design & Construction
  • Robert Morris University - William Joyce, Director of Design and Facilities Management
  • Duquesne University - Rod Dobish, Executive Director of Facilities Management
  • Point Park University - Elmer Berger
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Ralph Horgan
  • Slippery Rock University - literature made available

More Universities will be added to this list. Check here for frequent updates.

Registration and Breakfast begins at 8:00 AM, with our first presentation at 8:30 AM. Panelists have approx. 20 minutes per presentation, with an end time planned for 11:00 AM for the session.

Advance reservations are required, and non-Members are welcome to attend.

Member registration, $25.00 per ESWP Member.
Guest registration, $35.00 per non-Member.

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The Soft Side of Engineering


See the popular issue of the Pittsburgh ENGINEER magazine (Spring 2013) come to life as the authors present LIVE topics including H/R, Marketing, Building Relationships in Business, Critical Thinking, Ethics, and more. Speakers include:

  • Peter Geissler
  • Don Nusser
  • Bill O'Rourke
  • Stan Kabala
  • Bill Wolfe

Member registration, $25.00 per ESWP Member.
Guest registration, $35.00 per non-Member.

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Past Program Highlights

September 18, 2014 - Women's Roundtable Luncheon with Jan Lauer, District Manager of the Allegheny County Conservation District.

August 6, 2014 - ESWP Night at PNC Park was held on what turned out to be a beautiful evening attended by 40 people who enjoyed a delicious buffet prepared by our staff. They then went on to watch the Bucs defeat the Marlins. Thanks to all who attended and the SMS Group for the use of their parking lot.

July 24, 2014 - Tour of Range Resources Natural Gas Development Operations

June 18, 2014 - PennDOT and Turnpike representatives presented upcoming plans and details concerning the Act 89 transportation funding plan and it impact on our roadways and bridges. The breakfast event was well attended with over 90 ESWP members' and their guests.

May 22, 2014 - Ladies Roundtable Luncheon with Lenna Hawkins, P.E., PMP (USACE)

April 16, 2014 - PNC Tower Construction Site Tour

ESWP Members attend the presentation by Presenters Jeff Thorla and Walter Czekaj of PJ Dick, who then conducted the tour of the PNC Tower.

April 1, 2014 - Westmoreland County Business Development Opportunities

A group of over 50 guests heard from the following speakers:
(Powerpoint presentations are available below)

  • Westmoreland County Commissioners Charles Anderson, R. Tyler Courtney and Ted Kopas
  • Redevelopment Authority: April Kopas, Executive Director
  • Westmoreland County Airport: Gabe Monzo, Director
  • Department of Public Works: Greg McCloskey, Director
  • Westmoreland Co. Industrial Development Corp.: Jason Rigone, Director