Vets for Success: How to Hire and Work with Veterans in the AEC Professions

The DORMA Design Center will be hosting a continuing education panel discussion at 6 p.m. on May 15 which will discuss how to hire and work with Veterans in the AEC Professions.

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

(PRWEB) April 17, 2014

Veterans make great architects, engineers and builders. How do you tap this valuable pool of employees? How do you translate their experience into your needs? And what kinds of special skills do they bring to the architecture, engineering, and construction community?

A continuing education panel discussion at 6 p.m. on May 15 at the DORMA Design Center will look at these questions and more.

Hiring veterans is more than patriotic; it makes good business sense. Veterans come to the job with valuable skills, such as dedication and discipline. They are imbued with loyalty to their fellow workers and supervisors. They get things done on schedule for the sake of their team.

The panelists will explore the place of American veterans’ extraordinary skills and experience in the architecture/engineering/contracting community. Vets for Success will examine the particular strengths of this unique labor pool, and consider the best ways to bring veterans into the AEC sphere.

All panelists 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, Connecticut
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
  •     Robert Vicci
Director of Construction for Federal Business Centers in Raritan Center, Edison, N.J.
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.. The panel presentation runs from 6 to 7:30, followed by questions and a networking session until 9 p.m. Architect and engineer attendees earn 1 CES LU/HSW. Advance registration is required; email the Design Center at designctr@dorma-usa.com or phone 646-574-7464.

Vets for Success: How to Hire and Work with Veterans in the AEC Professions
Thursday, May 15, 2014
5:30pm -- Registration, wine & snacks reception
6pm to 7:30pm -- Panel presentation
7:30pm to 9pm--Questions & Networking
DORMA Design Center
1040 Avenue of the Americas
(between 39th and 40th)
22nd Floor
New York City

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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