Vets for Success: How to Hire and Work with Veterans in the AEC Professions - DORMA Design Center, NYC, Hosts Continuing Ed Presentation Feb. 20

DORMA Design Center in Manhattan will explore the place of American veterans’ extraordinary skills and experience in the AEC community.

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Hiring veterans is more than patriotic; it makes good business sense.

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2014

A for-credit panel presentation Feb. 20 at the DORMA Design Center in Manhattan will explore the place of American veterans’ extraordinary skills and experience in the architecture/engineering/contracting community. Vets for Success: How to Hire and Work with Veterans in the AEC Professions will examine the particular strengths of this unique labor pool, and consider the best ways to bring veterans into the AEC sphere.

Hiring veterans is more than patriotic; it makes good business sense. Veterans come to the job with valuable technical skills, unusual dedication and deep-rooted discipline. They’re also loyal to fellow workers and supervisors, and are accustomed to accomplishing work on schedule for the sake of their team. The panel will discuss all the ways that the special abilities and character of American veterans can pay off in business settings.

All the AEC professionals on the panel are active duty, reserve or retired armed forces personnel:

  • Ashling Ganes
Construction Project Manager for Cushman & Wakefield, New York City
Captain, U.S. Army
  • Darrel Maxam
Accessibility Specialist for Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Norwalk, CT
Non-commissioned Officer, U.S. Army
  • Kelly Saeli
Assistant Director of Operations at Helmets to Hardhats, New York City
Senior Airman, U.S. Air Force
  • Brandice Severin
Sustainability Consultant for Steven Winter Associates, Inc., New York City
First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force Reserves
  • Robert Vicci
Director of Construction for Federal Business Centers in Raritan Center, Edison, NJ
Lieutenant Colonel (retired), U.S. Army
  • Lap Yan
Project manager at Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, New York City
Gunnery Sergeant (retired), U.S. Marine Corps

Check-in for the event (and a wine and snacks reception) is 5:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in the DORMA Design Center, 1040 Avenue of the Americas (at 39th Street), 22nd Floor, New York City. The panel presentation will be held from 6 to 7:30, followed by questions and a networking session until 9 p.m. Attendees may earn 1 CES LU. Pre-registration is required; contact the Design Center by email or phone at designctr(at)dorma-usa(dot)com or 646-574-7464.

About DORMA
DORMA is a leading global manufacturer of premium access solutions and services that enable better buildings. Our full range of products and services provides safety and security as well as convenience and comfort. DORMA features a design oriented portfolio of architectural door hardware, specialty hardware for glass door and wall applications, door automation systems including Crane Revolving Doors by DORMA, and operable wall systems featuring Modernfold. Strategic partnership with Canadian technology innovator RCI extends DORMA’s portfolio of electromechanical access control products and systems, and strengthens the presence of both firms in the North American market. DORMA is an international market leader with innovative and inspiring design and technologies for access solutions and services.


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