Speakers: Professional Civil Engineers

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

The Dayton Section ASCE Younger Member Group (YMG) and UD Student Chapter are co-hosting this month’s meeting. All members and guests are invited to attend! This presentation will be provided by a panel of professional civil engineers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Dinner: Dewey’s pizza; Sweet Treat

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Moore, the Dayton Section YMG chair at (937)259-6358 or at DaytonASCE.ymg@gmail.com.


Engineering Camp Opportunities   

FAIRBORN, Ohio – February 20, 2015 – The Society of American Military Engineers offers unique engineering camps designed for high school students who excel in math, science and technical courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture or related fields in college. These high energy, hands–on camps are hosted by the Army, Air Force and Marine Corp on the following dates:

  • S. Marine Corps Camp: June 21-27, 2014 at Camp Lejeune, NC
  • S. Army Camp: June 7 – 13, 2014 in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • S. Air Force Academy Camp: June 25-July 1 in Colorado Springs, CO

The Kittyhawk Post of The Society of American Military Engineers, based in Fairborn, Ohio, can nominate one student for each camp, and covers half of the camp registration fee and all travel costs. For more information and an application, go to www.samecamps.org.

Applications must be received by the Kittyhawk Post no later than March 13th for the Army Camp and March 31st for the Air Force Camp and Marine Camp.  Please note these dates are EARLIER than the dates listed on the camp website.  Send all completed applications to the following address:

SAME Kittyhawk Post

Attn: SAME Camps

P.O. Box 328

Fairborn, OH 45324

For additional information regarding submitting an application please contact james.levy@us.af.mil or bkenley@energyoptusa.com .

Congratulations to the ASCE Dayton Section Weiss Book Loan Award Recipients for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Joseph Bena
Joseph Du Bois
Sarah Fyda
Joseph Gruensfelder
Ametra Harris
Nathan Jones
Danielle Kearns
Colleen Kresse
Steven Looby
Jessica Messick
Samantha Palko
Ivan Rodriguez
Lauren Schmitz
Brooke Sroczynski
Hung Tran
Grace Untener

In an effort to promote and establish a third Ohio chapter in the Cincinnati/Dayton area, the Columbus WTS Chapter is hosting the
2015 SW Ohio Winter Luncheon
ODOT’s Highway Safety Program

Michelle May, Manager of the Highway Safety Program at ODOT, will be presenting an overview of this nationally recognized program.
Michelle oversees ODOT’s $102 million Highway Safety Program, which provides technical expertise and funding to state and local governments to improve high-crash and severe-crash locations statewide. She also manages Ohio’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, working with federal, state and local safety organizations to track crash trends, share data and pool safety investments.

Event Details
When: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Where: Stone Creek
9386 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH
Time: 11:00 am registration, 11:30 lunch
Cost: $30 Members *
$40 Non-Members

Menu Options:
Grilled Shrimp and Angel Hair
Tuscan Penne (Italian sausage and roasted chicken)
Grilled Salmon Salad
Chicken Melt

Please RSVP online by February 6th through our website:


* Not a member? Join at https://www.wtsinternational.org/about-wts/member-types/ If you live and/or work in the Cincinnati/Dayton area, make sure to choose SW Ohio as your base chapter.

For questions about the event, please e-mail us at admin@wtscolumbus.org.

DSPE Meeting Info

Date: Thursday February 12, 2015
Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
Topic: “Remote Sensing; Another Tool For Clean Water” or another panelist suggested “Flaws in the Clean Water Act”.
Presented by: Panel: Aurea Rivera P.E., Terry Dalrymple P.E., P.S. and TBD
Please call or e-mail for reservations no later than Tuesday, February 10th.
A buffet lunch will be served.
Attendees will receive 1 professional development hour.
Reservations: Ed Schlaack; SchlaackE@mcohio.org
(937) 781-2632 (office); (937) 885-9633 (home)
Cost: $20-Members
Location: Engineer’s Club of Dayton
110 East Monument Avenue
Dayton, OH
This program will discuss the problems and consequences of runoff contamination of our streams and thus the problems in Lake Erie and Lake St. Marys as an example.
The discussion may center on agriculture runoff, depending on the full panel. As you may see by the titles there will be some variety in topic – come and find out!

Thursday March 26-Saturday March 28, 2015
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
2015 Schedule

Lets go and support our University of Dayton students!

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided planning assistance for river and riverfront recreation along 99 miles of the Great Miami River corridor in Ohio, from the city of Sidney in Shelby County to downstream of the city of Hamilton in Butler County. To accept the planning assistance offered by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Miami Conservancy District and Montgomery County successfully enlisted the participation and financial support of 15 river corridor stakeholders including cities, counties, and park districts. The Miami Conservancy District and Montgomery County recognized the potential to maximize riverfront investments and benefit all communities by approaching the river corridor as one connected, regional asset.

Sarah Hippensteel Hall, Miami Conservancy District

Presentation and Lunch Location:  University of Dayton River Campus, 1700 Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH  45409

Lunch: TBD.

Cost: $20/person (non-members), $15/person (members) or $10/students with RSVP
Reservations   http://asce-february2015.eventbrite.com  RSVP by 5:00pm on Friday, February 13, 2015

A PDH certificate will be provided to attendees.

January 28, 2014
LJB Training Center

SWPPPs must include several sections that detail the nature and activities at the site, proposed sediment and erosion control practices, storm water management practices and other pollution controls proposed for the site. Failure to include any of the required information is a violation that can be penalized up to $32,500 per day per violation. It is therefore necessary to ensure that all the requirements are known and understood prior to preparing and implementing a plan.

This webinar provides practical and realistic measures for complying with the EPA’s most recent requirements for storm water discharge permits issued for construction activities and highlights guidance and training materials released by the EPA to assist those involved with SWPPP preparation.

  • Learn the basic requirements of the USEPA Construction General Permit
  • Understand the required sections of a SWPPP
  • Discuss where to find valuable tools for SWPPP preparation and guidance
  • View a sample plan provided by the USEPA

Who: Engineers, regulatory personnel, and plan reviewers will benefit from the examples and practical advice presented in this webinar.


  • Overview of USEPA Construction General Permit
  • Required sections of construction SWPPP
  • Construction storm water best management practices
  • Terminating permit coverage
  • Review of sample SWPPP

Free to ASCE members!!
To register: https://asce-januarywebinar.eventbrite.com
A PDH certificate will be provided to attendees.

The Dayton Section is hosting a Spring Seminar on Thursday February 26, 2014 at the Montgomery County Environmental Services Building, 19850 Spaulding Road, Kettering.  This is the annual seminar for construction inspectors but everyone associated with construction is invited to attend.

Three one hour presentations will be included:

Call Before You Dig – Excavation Laws in Ohio
Walt Pegram, Public Service Awareness Coordinator
Ohio Utilities Protection Service  (OUPS)

Best Practices to Avoid Inspection Liability
Alan Schaeffer, Attorney
Pickrel Schaeffer Ebeling

Basic Concrete 101
Jim Barnhart, Senior Engineer
Ohio Concrete Association

The seminar will begin at 8:30 AM and will conclude at noon.

Complete details included in the ASCE_Spring_2015_brochure

Three Profession Development Hours will be earned by attending the seminar.

Fee Schedule:
Early Registration: $75.00 member; $85.00 non-member – By February 20, 2015
Registration : $90.00 member; $100 non-member – After February 20, 2015
At the Door: $100.00 member;  $110 non-member

Discount: $10/person for groups of 3 or more from the same organization

Registration by mail will be open through February 20, 2015. Registration includes learning sessions, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, breaks, and handouts. Please make checks payable to Dayton Section – ASCE.

Alternatively, you may also register online through EventBrite at the following web address:

Fully refunded cancellations will be accepted up until 24 hours prior to the start of the Seminar.

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