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ASCE October 2014 Membership Mtg

Miami Valley Regional Bikeways and Complete Streets
Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Dayton Region is crisscrossed by the nation’s largest network of paved, off-street trails. We will discuss how this network serves as the spines of a regional non-motorized transportation network, through connections to local routes and complete streets. We’ll learn what every community can do to build and enhance this tremendous asset.

Speakers: 
Brian O. Martin, AICP, Executive Director
Matthew Lindsay, Manager of Environmental Planning

Location:
Presidential Banquet Center, 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering, OH  4542

Cost: $20/person (non-members), $15/person (members) or $10/students with RSVP and includes lunch
Reservations:      http://asce-october2014.eventbrite.com  RSVP by 5:00pm on Friday, October 17, 2014

A PDH certificate will be provided to attendees.

Upcoming Event

ASCE Sept 2014 Membership Meeting

Music Center at the Heights – Field Trip
September 18, 2014
12:00-1:30 pm

Presentation & tour will be given at the Music Center.  City of Huber Heights will discuss the pre-construction phase of the project followed by Messer discussing the construction phase.  Will go over items such as financing, design, use of geo-piers, and the challenges of this particular project.

Speakers:
Scott Falkowski, P.E. – Assistant City Manager
Ken Conaway – Project Manager for City (Ken Conaway, LLC.)
Ryan Stewart – Project Manager for Messer Construction

Presentation and Lunch Location: 
Music Center at the Heights, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, OH 45424
Just West of Meijer’s.  Site can be accessed from either Route 201 or 202. Executive is first road that runs parallel on the north side of Interstate 70.
Parking will be in west lot of the Music Center

Cost: $20/person (non-members), $15/person (members) or $10/students with RSVP includes box lunch
Reservations:  https://asce-september2014.eventbrite.com  RSVP by 5:00pm on Friday, September 12, 2014

A PDH certificate will be provided to attendees.

Certification is the recognition of attaining advanced knowledge and skills in a specialty area of civil engineering. ASCE created Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. to provide a mechanism for professional post-licensure certification of the various specialties within civil engineering.

Each Academy offers the highest advanced post-licensure certification in areas of coastal, geotechnical, navigation, ocean, ports, and water resources engineering. All certifications adheres to ASCE’s policy to broaden and deepen the body of knowledge for practicing engineers and to elevate the standards in civil engineering.

More Information visit: http://www.asce.org/certification

ETHOS Highlight-John Bayer

bayerJohn Bayer is a junior civil engineering student at the University of Dayton. He is from Park Hills, KY, near Cincinnati, OH. He is currently serving as the Social and Service Chair for UD’s ASCE Chapter.  This summer, John is travelling to Malawi, Africa, with Dr. Don Chase from the Civil Department at UD. Dr. Chase and John are travelling to this small southeast African country to aid in the design of a water delivery system. The water delivery system will be used to transport water from a natural spring to a maternity hospital in a mountainous region of the country. Part of the design must include water quality devices as the water being pulled directly from the springs is not potable. The trip is planned to last two weeks with 2 days of travel in each direction, leaving approximately 9 days for work.

The City of Tipp City, Ohio is seeking a highly qualified individual to lead its Engineering & Service Departments. Incumbent retiring in May after 14+ years in position. Tipp City is a public power community of approximately 10,000 population located along the I-75 corridor 7 miles north of I-70/75 Interchange. Tipp City is known for its strong sense of community, excellent park and recreational facilities, historic downtown, and exceptional schools. The ideal candidate will be a State of Ohio Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in civil engineering or related field with at least 5 years progressively responsible municipal engineering & management experience, preferably in the State of Ohio. Responsibilities include preparation of the department’s annual operating and capital budgets; overseeing the Street, Park, & Engineering Departments, acts as LPA coordinator for ODOT projects, prepares RFP, RFQ, & technical specifications for projects, recommends equipment purchases, performs inspections, etc. This is a key position for overall City management and public policy development. Salary range: $75,785 to $94,425 depending on experience and qualifications. Submit resume with cover letter to Bradley Vath, Acting City Manager, 260 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371-3116 or vathb@tippcity.net, until September 26, 2014.

 

 

 

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Five Rivers MetroParks (FRMP) is issuing a Request for Qualifications to pre-qualify firms to provide professional services for various projects and tasks that require an outside consultant.  Work assignments may include: landscape architectural, architectural, engineering, survey and related specialty consulting services including, but not limited to, facility evaluation and master planning services; review or creation of a program of requirements; various studies; preparation of bidding and construction documents; pre-design investigations; quality assurance testing during construction; validation of existing site conditions and preparation of cost estimates. Firms interested in being considered can obtain a copy of the full Request for Qualifications document at the following website:  http://www.metroparks.org/AboutUs/DoBusinessWithUs.aspx
or by contacting the project manager by phone or email, Eric Sauer, ASLA Park Planning Manager 937-274-3107, eric.sauer@metroparks.org

My name is Alyssa Jenkins, and I am a Civil and Environmental Engineering student originally from Pittsburgh, PA. This is my third year in the CEE program and as finals are wrapping up, I am getting very excited for my upcoming trip to Cameron this summer through UD’s ETHOS program! I will be traveling with two Biology majors and also one Chemical Engineer, all from UD. We have been paired with a local organization called Nkong Hilltop and we have been tasked with several small projects to complete during out ten week stay in the City of Buea. Some of these tasks include completion of several biosand filtration systems to provide for clean drinking water. Finishing this project, started a few years ago by another group from UD, will be our main concern during our stay. However, we also plan to perform a site survey for purposed of determining feasibility of future pipeline water distribution systems. Finally, we have been asked to complete water quality tests according to World Health Organization standards. If you would like to receive updates of our trip, please follow my personal blog, “Adventures in Africa” (http://jenks512.wordpress.com/) , or email me personally at jenkinsa3@udayton.edu!

Life Members Honored

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The 2014 Life Members were honored at the June meeting and they are as follows: Frank Carraher, Mark Metzger, Gerald Papania (pictured), and Thomas Sauers. Congratulations!

If you did not make the June 19, 2014 meeting, you missed an amazing program held in the Arthur E. Morgan shelter house at Englewood Park and Dam!

Kurt Rinehart, PE, Chief Engineer with the Miami Conservancy District, presented on the current construction project designed to control underseepage at the Englewood Dam, which is the final phase of the Dam Safety Initiative which is MCD’s largest investment since in the flood protection system since the original construction in 1918-1922.

In addition, Rinehart gave the history and construction of the MCD’s flood protection system which was the first of its kind. It was designed to use five dry dams, meaning the dams are only used to hold back floodwaters after heavy rainfalls. The remainder of the time, the land behind the dams 35,650 acres is used predominately for parkland and farmland. They are hydraulic fill dams which means the fill material was pumped from offsite suspended in water. The mixture of clay and sand/gravel material was pumped to site and the clay became the center of the dam to form the watertight core and the sand/gravel formed the outside of the dam.

He also spoke about the history of the MCD and Mr. Arthur E. Morgan, the improvements that they have made to them dams since originally built, and more. He spoke about the unique construction campsites, how the dams were constructed, how they are maintained, etc.

To learn more, visit:
https://www.miamiconservancy.org/flood/index.asp

https://www.miamiconservancy.org/flood/dams_englewood.asp

http://www.englewood.oh.us/news_articles/DamUnderseepageControl.pdf

 

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