Ian Perez serves as Vice President and Geotechnical Engineering Manager for Raba Kistner, Inc.’s San Antonio and New Braunfels offices. Ian started his career with Raba Kistner in 2001 as an intern and with Raba Kistner’s support, earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geotechnical engineering from Texas A&M University. After graduating, Ian moved to San Antonio where he earned his Professional Engineering License; started engaging in TSPE and ASCE; spoke to K-12 STEM students about becoming engineers; and mentored High School students for the O’Connor ISM program. Ian served on the TSPE Board for almost 10 years, was recognized as the Young Engineer of the Year in 2012, served as President in 2015; and currently serves as the Bexar Chapter’s State Director.
In 2012, Ian and his new bride Jocelyn moved to New Braunfels where he opened a new office for Raba Kistner to serve the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio. Ian quickly engaged in the New Braunfels community and served as President, as Chair, or in leadership positions in numerous civic and non-profit organizations and has led multiple successful local campaigns for school and city bonds and local officials. Ian was recognized as A Rising Star “40 under 40,” a Pillar in the Community, twice as a Rotarian of the Year, twice as a Chamber Chair of the Board recipient, and was selected to serve as a Klein Opa in the Wurstfest Association.
During his career with Raba Kistner, Ian has been involved in over 1,300 geotechnical projects in Texas. Some of the more iconic projects include the Convention Center Hotel, The Forum, The Rim, Westover Hills, the Comal County Jail, the Veramendi and Mayfair Master Planned Developments, the Toyota Plant, The Shops at La Cantera, UTSA Campus, USAA, the Pearl Redevelopment, SH-130, and every major highway in the region including IH-35, IH-37, Loop 410, Loop 1604, and IH-10. In his current role, Ian manages the geotechnical operations in the San Antonio and New Braunfels offices and is responsible for about 20 personnel include engineers, geologists, field and laboratory technicians, and administrative support.
Ian and Jocelyn have two children, Leila (8) and Nicholas (7). In the little free time they have, they enjoy traveling, working on house projects, hanging out at Wurstfest, and running around to all of the kids’ sporting events.
Bruna Spengler, P.E., CFM is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and from Texas A&M University with a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Water Resources.
Bruna is an Associate Vice President at Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. in the San Antonio office. She has 10 years of experience in residential and commercial land development projects. She has been responsible for the planning, designing, and permitting of numerous residential, commercial, utility extension, and roadway projects in Bexar, Medina, Comal and Kendall Counties. Bruna currently leads a team of 12 people and her favorite part of the profession is to work with her team to resolve problems. Her goal is to be a servant leader and to create opportunities for those, like her, decided to make San Antonio their home. Outside of engineering, Bruna enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, and traveling, mostly to visit her relatives in Brazil, alongside her husband Eduardo and son Joaquin.
Bruna currently serves in the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Bexar Chapter Board, the San Antonio River Authority Utility Development Advisory Committee, and the South Texas Business Partnership Board.
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2023 Forensics Engineering Conference: Buildings and Infrastructure — 17th Annual
UT Austin Cockrell School of Engineering
In Person or Online
Feb. 9 - 10, 2023
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Learn from expert industry and academic engineering professionals in determining the cause(s) of significant structural failures, as well as associated safety perspectives. Fifteen top-shelf presentations over two days, including Surfside, Millennium Towers, and the FIU Bridge collapse. In person attendees will tour the world-class Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory. Earn 1.5 CEUs, including one hour of ethics, plus a Cockrell School of Engineering Digital Badge. An extraordinary networking opportunity!
Our TSPE Bexar Chapter has committed to hosting the 2025 TSPE Conference and Annual Meeting. We are looking to form a committee of volunteers to start planning the event. If you are interested please contact Coy Armstrong at email@example.com
PE Day at the Capitol will take place on January 25, 2023. This is a very important day for engineers across Texas and is a great opportunity to get one-on-one time with your state Senator and House Representative or staff. You can find out more information and register here. If you plan to attend, please email Coy Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tres Laurels Development will be a mixed use community by Mosaic Development and designed, permitted, and master planned by Cude Engineers. The development will provide additional single family homes, commercial development, and the possibility of some multifamily residences and a school. Montgomery Road, a Bexar County project which is partially funded by Mosaic, will provide access to the development.
Cude Engineers is delighted to have been able to utilize our comprehensive services to provide Mosaic with full design services on both of these projects, ensuring smooth design and production of the exciting development. Montgomery Road consists of seven phases of construction, the first two phases are under construction, and the third is about to begin with additional phases planned for future development. Of note, Tres Laurels also has an oversized 16” water main project with SAWS, and Montgomery Road will serve to connect Highway 90 and Grosenbacher Rd as well as provide important access to the residential development. Additionally, Montgomery Road’s design includes a proposed bridge crossing. Cude’s specialty is creating functional and permittable designs for our clients, and Tres Laurels/Montgomery Road is a prime example of this, shown by the combined design of the residential and commercial lots within the development as well as the cooperation between Cude Engineers, Mosaic, and Bexar County.
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MARCH 17, 2022 – UTSA’s Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (Klesse College) is proud to announce the establishment of the Bexar Chapter: Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Endowed Scholarship in recognition of their generous gift of $26,500.
The Bexar Chapter of TSPE decided to start this endowed scholarship at UTSA to give back and support the region in which its members serve. Preference for this scholarship will be given to those who graduated from a high school in one of the following counties: Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, or Zavala. The endowed gift will support one scholarship in the first academic year, with intention to expand opportunities in the future.
“The funds raised during Engineers Week events every year are used for college scholarships,” said Bruna Spengler, Director 2 of TSPE’s Bexar Chapter. “In the past, we would interview high school seniors and give out scholarships to brilliant students, but very often they end up out-of-state. To make an impact locally, the TSPE Bexar Chapter Board decided to create an Endowed Scholarship at UTSA. We plan on growing this scholarship and be able to award it to many students in the years to come. We are excited to make an impact to engineering students that are from Bexar and neighboring Counties, and we believe this will strengthen our Chapter in the future. Our main goal is to encourage these students to become Professional Engineers and get involved with TSPE after college.”
“On behalf of Klesse College, I wish to thank TSPE for their investment in our students,” said JoAnn Browning, dean of Klesse College. “Connections such as this scholarship provide clear pathways to professional success to our students, many of which will likely practice locally upon graduation.”
The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) is a state society affiliated with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). The mission of TSPE is to promote the ethical, competent and licensed practice of engineering, and to enhance the professional, social and economic well being of its members.
The TSPS Alamo Chapter Board of Directors has extended an invitation to TSPE to join TSPS for the BBQ and Bowling Night events during Surveyors’ Week. Now that the engineers and surveyors share the same licensing board, this would be a great opportunity to network and show our support! Be sure to contact Douglas Kramer if you are able to attend.
On Saturday, February 8, 2020 Bexar Chapter TSPE will host the Bexar Chapter Competition in the University Center of St. Mary’s University. Volunteers are needed to help proctor and grade exams from approximately 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. No math skills are required to volunteer. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact email@example.com.
On Saturday, March 28, 2020, TSPE will host the 2020 Texas State MATHCOUNTS Competition in Austin at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel. We need volunteer proctors and graders for the written portion of the competition. Time required is approximately 4.5 hours, from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Lunch and an official volunteer t-shirt will be provided. Groups or individuals are welcome. Please email Nancy Rierson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the TSPE office at the (512) 472-9286 if you would like to volunteer, or if you require additional information about the program.
The Bexar Chapter of TSPE and the San Antonio Branch of ASCE invite you to the biggest Engineers Week Celebration in Texas! There are many tickets available to different events and sponsorship opportunities available.
Did you know there is a lunch specifically dedicated to the Past Presidents of our Bexar Chapter? Come celebrate with them!
Find out more at https://www.e-week.org.
Please join us for our February Chapter meeting on 2/3/20! Our speaker will be Maggie Seay, CPSM who is presenting Networking 101: An Engineer’s Guide to BD Basics.
Check-in and networking will start at 11:30 am with meeting/presentation following at 12:00. Note the location we will be meeting at Stonewerks at Lincoln Heights.
Please join us for our September Chapter meeting! Our speaker will be Vic Boyer will the San Antonio Mobility Coalition (SAMCo) who will be presenting "Transportation Funding Outlook - Local, Regional, State, and Federal Levels".
Check-in and networking will start at 11:30 am with meeting/presentation following at 12:00. Note the different location: we will be meeting at Alamo Cafe.
Join us in celebrating Professional Engineers Day (#LicensedPEDay) by showing up at Municipal Plaza for a photo shoot with the City of San Antonio engineering staff and City Council proclamation.
Find out more information and register here: Proclamation Photos
Parking is available in the Old Frost Bank Garage that is located at the SE corner of Commerce Street and Flores Street in downtown San Antonio. Please try to attend as the City is recognizing you as an "Engineer" and our professions! Please be at the event by 8:50 AM if you plan to attend.
On Thursday, August 8th, at 9:00 AM, The San Antonio City Council will recognize our profession at the start of their meeting. This is another great opportunity for us show our appreciation to the council for preparing the proclamation and to support our profession. PLEASE BE AT THE MEETING BY 8:50 AM IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.
Join TSPE Bexar Chapter along with numerous other organizations at
The Well on July 11, 2019 from 4:30-7:30.
TSPE members are free!
We inducted our Chapter officers for the upcoming year at our May Chapter meeting on May 6, 2019. Congratulations to the following slate of officers:
President: Blake Wright, PE
President Elect: Lorena Carter, PE
Vice President: Mike Bratten, PE
Treasurer: Coy Armstrong, PE
Secretary, Trey Dawson, PE
State Director: Shauna Weaver, PE
Director 1: Bregger Garrison, PE
Director 2: Bruna Spengler, PE
Director 3: Ray Mendez, PE
Past President: Chester Drash, PE
Running all the events of the Bexar Chapter is a team effort. We are always looking for volunteers to help out our officers. Preferred contact information for each officer can be found on our updated Officers and Directors page.
Join us as the TSPE Conference & 83rd Annual Meeting will be held June 19-21, 2019 at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center Hotel.
This meeting is a great opportunity to meet other professional engineers of multiple disciplines from all areas of Texas. It is also a convenient and worthwhile way to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) which are required in Texas to renew your PE License. Seminars will include the required PDHs in ethics for professional engineers as well as topics that address the professional, economic, social and political aspects of engineering in Texas.
If you would like to attend the Annual Meeting on June 19 as an authorized delegate of the Bexar Chapter, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com.
A link to the TSPE registration page is provided below:
Engineers Week, or E-Week, is a week-long celebration of how engineers make a difference in our world and an effort to raise awareness of the engineering profession.
Each February, the Bexar Chapter of TSPE and ASCE San Antonio come together to organize one whole week of events meant to bring together engineers, students and AEC professionals. Come out and celebrate with us!
Register Online at: https://www.e-week.org/
The Bexar Chapter of TSPE is now soliciting nominations for both the 2018-19 Engineer of the Year and the 2018-19 Young Engineer of the Year who will be honored during Engineers Week in February 2019.