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Behind the scenes tour of the Thomas & Mack Center

All Silver State ASME Members,

You are invited to a behind the scenes tour of the Thomas & Mack Center Modernization Project!

For its seating capacity, the 30-year-old arena is among the busiest venues in the world – long overdue for a face-lift. We will focus on the mechanical/electrical upgrades, such as replacing the 30-year-old air handlers and water boilers, that account for approx. $20 million of the roughly $50 million rehab project.

The tour is provided by Whiting-Turner, the project contractor.

As an active construction site, closed toed shoes with thick soles are required.

DATE:  Thursday, October 29, 2015
WHERE: Whiting-Turner job trailer at the rear of the Thomas and Mack Center, off E. Harmon St.
TIME:  11AM-1PM (can leave earlier or stay later as available)
COST:  Free (for Silver State ASME Members)
RSVP:  RSVP to Bill Bruninga ( by October 27, 2015

UNLV Chosen by DOE as a Regional Test Center For Solar Research

University of Nevada at Las Vegas has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy to be one of 5 Regional Test Center sites that will work to make solar energy more affordable and reliable through the development of nationwide standards in the photovoltaic (PV) industry. The Nevada site will accommodate as many as 8 different systems and support a total capacity of 250kW DC. This collaborative project will include the efforts of UNLV’s Center for Energy Research with oversight from Sandia Labs on a Las Vegas Valley Water District site of 4 acres at Elkhorn Reservoir in Las Vegas.

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Silver State ASME 2013 Society Winter Dinner

ASME’s  Society Winter Dinner was an event was met with great success , our engineers mingling, achievement acknowledged and great technical presentation .

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CE Tooling Shop Tour on May 31 w/ Social Meeting At Big Dog’s Draft House

Meet us for a tour of CE Tooling‘s facilities at 5pm on May 31 (2560 W. Brooks Ave., North Las Vegas).  Immediately afterward we will be treating you to pizza, appetizers, and the first drink at Big Dog’s Draft House (4543 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, 702-645-1404).  Please bring a guest.

CE Tooling is a hidden treasure of high-tech manufacturing located right here in the Las Vegas Valley.  They make tools and  accessories for other industrial manufacturer’s around the world.  This tour will be a great way to gain new insight into several metal working operations you have probably never seen in person.  The highlight of the tour will probably be their Wire and Sinker EDM machines – very cool tech.  Of course they also have one of the largest machine shops in Nevada to go along with their numerous EDM’s.

RSVP is not required, but please send a message to Bill Bruninga ( if you intend to attend to help us get a general head count. Guests are welcome and encouraged.

– Another exciting event here in Southern Nevada brought to you by the ASME Silver State Section.

Successful Inspire Innovation Workshop Held For Southern Nevada Teachers

On April 21 our Section hosted Mr. Bill Nott and Ms. Karen Malesky at our first Inspire Innovation Workshop at the Southwest Career and Technical Center.  The audience was filled with teachers from Las Vegas area schools.  They were brought together to collaborate with engineers in order to learn about hands-on engineering design with applications for their math, science and social studies classrooms.  The event was well attended with about 15 teachers and 15 engineers.

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ASME 2012 Verification & Validation Symposium


May 2-4, 2012  |   Planet Hollywood Resort  |  Las Vegas, Nevada

The first large-scale symposium dedicated entirely to verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification of computer simulations is being held May 2-4 in Las Vegas.  This symposium will bring together engineers and scientists from all disciplines that use computational modeling and simulation to discuss and exchange ideas and methods for verification of codes and solutions, simulation validation, and assessment of uncertainties in mathematical models, computational solutions, and experimental data.  The call-for-abstracts resulted in an outstanding response with over 240 abstracts received from a wide variety of industries throughout the world and we are excited for the attendees opportunity to share and learn verification and validation methods, approaches, and ideas for the future.  The conference program will begin with two plenary sessions with four distinguished experts, followed by four parallel technical tracks, and will conclude with a regulatory perspective panel session and open discussion for future activities and works.

MGM Mirage Tour

ASME Silver State Section held: February 23, 2012 event: Behind the Scenes at the MGM Mirage

The large resorts in Las Vegas are engineering marvels with amazing engineering and infrastructure.  14 of the 20 largest hotels in the world are on the Las Vegas Strip.  For today’s engineers, these huge mini-cities are opportunities to conserve energy and save money by applying modern technology. The MGM Energy Manager John Leslie’s tour of significant energy-saving mechanical engineering projects in their central plant.

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Toys For Tots Fundraiser Banquet

Toys For Tots Fundraiser Banquet

A group of ASME members and their spouses spent the evening of December 9th at the The Toys for Tots fundraiser banquet at the Bellagio with other local affiliations. There were over six-hundred guests. Thank you to the Stockinger’s, the Colton’s, The Trabia’s, The Bruninga’s, and the Scott’s for representing ASME at this prestigious event. We look forward to bringing a larger contingent at next year’s event.

November 2011 Event: Ivanpah Solar Plant Project & Solar Power Engineering

When: November 10, 2011, 6:30pm
Where: To Be Announced
RSVP by Nov. 8: Bill Bruninga, 702-606-1777 or

Go here for the flyer with more details:

November’s event is a very special opportunity to learn about a major solar project in our backyard, BrightSource’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in construction near Primm, NV.

Todd Stewart P.E., BrightSource’s Senior Director for Project Development, is our guest speaker. BrightSource‘s main office is in Oakland, CA, however as a fellow engineer Todd is visiting for our event – please cometo this rare opportunity! There will be a follow-up to this meeting with a site tour early next year as the project will be further along by then – another unique event organized specially for you by your section executive board.

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Attend the 2nd Annual Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada breakfast Nov 10th

Join us at the 2nd Annual Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada breakfast on November 10, 2011, at 8:00am, at Aria Resort & Casino. This is a special year for Junior Achievement as they celebrate their 15th year serving the Las Vegas community.  To date, they have impacted the lives of over 150,000 students and have empowered them to own their economic success. Our goal is to reach more than 20,000 students this school year, more than any other year in our history.
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