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CAPACCIO Employees Take Part in “Every Step Counts” Wellness Challenge
Employees at CAPACCIO stepped up their game recently by taking part in a company-wide wellness challenge which involved exercise and the use of pedometers. For eight weeks, employees were challenged to achieve 10,000 steps per day to promote or increase exercise and, at the same time, participate in a fun and competitive challenge at work.
CAPACCIO had a 90% participation rate in this challenge. Employees who participated received a pedometer and were challenged to log as many steps or other cardio-activities into a tracker. To gain steps, some employees scheduled 15 minute walks at 11 am and 2 pm each day. Others would go for a walk, jog, or run before or after work or at lunch, and some scheduled “walking meetings.” Cardiovascular exercises/activities such as biking, rowing, or playing softball, could also be logged and converted to equivalent steps based on the intensity of the activity. To add a competitive element to the challenge, three teams were formed: Nike, New Balance, and Adidas. The team that logged the most steps was awarded additional points which can be turned in for an award at the end of the year.
During the eight week challenge, CAPACCIO employees collectively logged 13,169,857 steps on their pedometers! Team New Balance stepped it up to win the contest with 5,229,052 steps, but the results were close and the teams were very competitive! Individually, three people did more than a million steps, six did more than ¾-million steps, fourteen did more than half-million steps, and twenty one did more than ¼-million steps!
CAPACCIO is committed to the health and well-being of its employees. We run one wellness campaign each quarter. In the spring, employees participated in a “Strive for Five” fruits and vegetables challenge where the goal was to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, over a six week period. In addition to providing fun, team-building opportunities, the program helps us to keep healthy.
CAPACCIO Achieves 6th Place In ZweigWhite’s Best Places to Work Contest
July, 2014 - CAPACCIO is proud to announce it achieved 6th place - out of approximately 500 environmental firms who entered across the US and Canada - in ZweigWhite’s Best Places to Work contest. ZweigWhite provides management information and expertise to architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms worldwide. CAPACCIO, and this year's other winners, will be officially announced and honored at . ZweigWhite’s Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference on September 25-26, 2014.
The contest, which was based on anonymous employee surveys, was conducted by ELI Research, and recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, and multidiscipline firms in the US and Canada. The results are based on questions regarding workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and much more.
CAPACCIO’s vision includes being a great place to work, with a talented, energetic, and passionately engaged staff committed to the success of our clients and to each other. Toward this end, we foster an atmosphere for professional growth, innovation, teamwork, open-communication, and feeling valued, and are very excited to be recognized for our efforts toward this goal.
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CAPACCIO welcomes new employee Caitlin Turney.
Caitlin is a UX Designer with five years’ experience in marketing and web design across a variety of platforms. Her experience includes graphic design, web development, data analysis, content creation and market research. She specializes in designing outstanding user experiences within custom web applications to help clients track EH&S technical data and information. Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.
Welcome to Jeff Briggs who joins CAPACCIO as a Senior Project Manager. Jeff brings more than eight years of experience in the engineering industry with a particular expertise as a project manager and estimator on small to medium size water and wastewater infrastructure projects. His specialties include final engineering design and construction administration of engineering design plans including construction estimating, equipment selection and procurement, and resident construction services. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Small Vessel Operations from the Maine Maritime Academy and several licenses and certifications. Prior to joining CAPACCIO, Mr. Briggs was a project manager and estimator at a large privately owned construction company.
Welcome to David Averill, EIT, who joins us as an Environmental Engineer. Dave comes to us after three and a half years as a Process Engineer, where he oversaw production and manufacturing processes. His experience includes designing and implementing process safety as well as troubleshooting process issues and performing root cause analysis. Dave is a 2010 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He is a certified Engineer in Training (EIT), holds a wastewater operator license (grade 5C), as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Dave will utilize his knowledge by serving as project manager for upcoming engineering projects.
Congratulations to Karyn Tirabassi, CPSM, Senior Marketing Manager, on achieving her Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) credential. The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the individual’s professional standards in marketing and serves as a mark of distinction for professional services marketers and business developers.
Congratulations to Jill Vernes who received her Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and Toxics Use Reduction Planner (TURP) certifications. Great work!