May 2015 Membership Meeting-Children’s Hospital Addition Tour

Visit to the new Dayton Children’s Hospital Patient Care Tower.  This is a new eight-story, 260,000 sf facility which will house DCH’s NICU and patient beds with future shell space for imaging and surgery.  The visit will focus on the logistics of constructing a new Data/Generator Building on campus to make room for the new tower in the heart of the existing campus.  This has included relocating a number of vital utilities in the existing service tunnels, cutting a hole for truck traffic through an operational building, and planning for fire separation between new and existing construction.  A review of the demolition and foundations will be the focus of the walking tour pointing out the extensive earth retention, and dewatering required to work below the water table of the adjacent Mad River.

Benjamin Van De Weghe, P.E. – Shell + Meyer Associates, Inc.  Ben is a University of Dayton graduate working as a consulting structural engineer.  Chief Engineer at Shell+Meyer with over 15 years experience, he also works part-time at U.D. teaching structures and engineering mechanics.  He has worked extensively at all the major hospital campuses surrounding Dayton including KMC, MVH, MVH South, and Grandview.  Ben specializes in multi-story concrete and steel frame structures, especially those including deep foundations and those built over top or below existing structures.

Cost: $20/person (non-members), $15/person (members) or $10/students with RSVP

RSVP by Friday, May 15, 2015 at:  http://conta.cc/1HqL59z

Topic:  Breaking New Ground with a Displaced Left Turn Intersection and a Rural Roundabout Intersection

Speaker:  Mary Hoy, PE,  ODOT District 7Traffic Engineer


In 2010, the first Displaced Left Turn (DLT) intersection in Ohio was opened at the intersection of SR 741 and Austin Boulevard.   Approximately 50,000 vehicles travel through this intersection every day and nearby development is rapid and continuous.   Even with an innovative intersection design, there have been – and continue to be – many challenges associated with the ever-increasing traffic volumes.

In 2014, possibly the first roundabout on the state system with a 55 mph speed limit on all approaches was installed at the intersection of SR 41 and SR 235 in Clark County.  Despite a long history of safety improvements, prior efforts had been unsuccessful in addressing severe crashes.  This made the intersection a good candidate for a roundabout with their proven ability to effect major reductions in serious injury and fatal crashes.

Presentation and Lunch Location:  Presidential Banquet Center

4548 Presidential Way, Kettering, OH  45429

Lunch: TBD

A PDH certificate will be provided to attendees.

Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-2015-membership-meeting-tickets-16109334453 



FAIRBORN, Ohio – April 13, 2015 – This year’s Society of American Military Engineers Industry Day marks the Kittyhawk Post’s 15th annual educational program. Industry Day will be held Thursday, May 14, 8:00 – 5:00, at the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center located at 10823 Childlaw Rd, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433. The Hotel entrance is located right before WPAFB Gate 12A (still accessible despite closure of Gate 12A).  Doors open at 7:30 am.

Industry Day’s theme of “Security – Its Critical Role in Creating Resilient Facilities and Infrastructure” is relevant to architects, engineers, scientists and contractors in the public and private sector. The event features speakers from The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), FBI, Schneider Electric, BuildingLogix, FireLogix Engineering, Ltd. and other subject matter experts.

The Post monthly luncheon will be held in conjunction with Industry Day. The featured planned luncheon speaker will be Dr. Harold J. Arata III, Colonel, (ret), USAF, Director of Cyber Center of Excellence at Riverside Research. In this role, Dr. Arata represents Riverside Research as a member of several cyber-related consortiums and committees, including the United States Cyber Crime Conference, Cyber Training Consortium, Advancement of Cyber Strategy, Wright State University Engineering College Board of Advisors and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Board of Advisors. Prior to his arrival at Riverside Research, Dr. Arata was the Director-Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence, which carries out direction from the SECAF/CSAF. He also served as a Senior Military Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology, conducting defense-focused research at the Master’s and PhD levels, producing graduates as a National Center of Academic Excellence in information assurance, cyber warfare and cyber operations.

Along with several corporate exhibits, this event will provide an excellent opportunity for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits, networking and prospective employment opportunities.

Early bird discount expires April 30th. Registration and further information can be found at www.samekittyhawkpost.org.  Please direct any questions about Industry Day to Michael Chow, (614) 923-3930, info@metrocdengineering.com.

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), is the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and manmade disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad. The local Kittyhawk Post, based out of Fairborn, Ohio, holds their monthly programs at Wright Patterson AFB. Learn more at www.samekittyhawkpost.org.

UD ASCE will be participating in the 2015 Statewide Roadway Cleanup Set. The plan is to meet at KL at 10:15 am on April 18 and drive to the site.

Our stretch is a 1 mile portion of Route 4 between Moraine and Germantown, approximately ten minutes from campus. The amount of time it will take depends on the number of volunteers but it won’t be more than a few hours maximum.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions or comments feel free to drop us a line @udasce on twitter or send us an email at asceudayton@gmail.com.

DSPE Meeting:
Date: Thursday May 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM
Topic: “ODOT & County Engineer’s Update”
Presented by: Randy Chevalley, P.E., P.S., ODOT; Paul Gruner, P.S., P.E., Montgomery, Co.; Bob Geyer, P.E., P.S., Greene, Co. and others
Please call or e-mail for reservations no later than Tuesday, May 14th.
A buffet lunch will be served.
Attendees will receive 1.5 professional development hours.
Reservations: Ed Schlaack
(937) 781-2632 (office)
(937) 885-9633 (home)

Cost: $20-Members (including ASCE members)

Location: Engineer’s Club of Dayton
110 East Monument Avenue
Dayton, OH

Randy Chevalley, P.E., P.S., Deputy Director, District 7 will update us on ODOT District 7 projects and any changes regarding working with ODOT. Paul Gruner and Bob Geyer will update us on projects in their respective counties. We have also invited other County Engineers from neighboring counties to update us on their projects. We have indication that some will attend.

Date & Time: Wed, 05/13/2015 – 8:00am

Location: Crowne Plaza – Dublin, 600 Metro Place North, Dublin, OH 43017

Modern Roundabout Design and Construction

Modern roundabouts have gained popularity in Central Ohio over the past 10 years, and continue to be installed to increase traffic capacity and improve safety. Learn from knowledgeable speakers about the history, purpose, benefits, selection, design, and construction of roundabouts.

Who should attend?
Engineering consultants, designers, project managers, construction managers, municipalities, and others interested in learning more about current practices in roundabout design and construction.

Paul Hammersmith, PE, City of Dublin Engineer’s Office

Michael Meeks, Franklin County Engineer’s Office

John Gallagher, MS, PE, PTOE, Carpenter Marty Transportation

Brooks Vogel, PE, LEED AP, Korda/Nemeth Engineering

Craig Parks, American Structurepoint

Frank Aransky, PE, American Structurepoint

Sean Smith, Trucco Construction

Jeannie Willis, PE, City of Dublin Engineer’s Office

Jeromy Grenard, American Structurepoint

Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Crowne Plaza – Dublin, 600 Metro Place North, Dublin, OH 43017

Continuing Education Hours:

A certificate for seven (7) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be issued at the conclusion of the program.

Registration and Cost:

Registration & Payment Due by 4 pm Friday, May 8, 2015
ASCE Members: $115.00
Non-Members: $165.00
Students: $30.00

Registration after April 24, 2015: $200.00

Online Registration


2015 River Summit 

Friday, March 20, 2015

8am – 3pm

University of Dayton’s River Campus

1700 S. Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio

Reception immediately following at Carillon Brewing Co.

FREE for Ohio’s Great Corridor Association Members or $25 includes registration, lunch and one-year OGCA membership
REGISTER at https://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/fitz/rivers_inst/summit/index.php

The 2015 River Summit features luncheon keynote speakers from Owensboro, Kentucky where $270 million in public and private investment was raised in a short time to improve the riverfront and attract visitors to their community. Speakers include the Mayor, the City Manager, and the Parks and Recreation Manager.
An exciting highlight of the 2015 River Summit is the US Army Corps of Engineers’ river recreation planning study of 99-miles of the Great Miami River. The study is helping the region focus its efforts and keep the momentum going.
The 2015 River Summit also includes:
·         Updates from Mayors of cities along the Ohio’s Great Corridor
·         The River Corridor of Exhibits
·         Sessions on:

o   Promoting Ohio’s Great Corridor

o   Connecting Business, Recreation, and Economic Development

o   Improving Water through Open Space and Farmland Preservation

o   Exploring Funding for Projects along the Great Miami River Corridor

Questions? Contact Jeff Malik at the UD Rivers Institute: malikj2@udayton.edu

Ohio’s Great Corridor Association

DSPE March Meeting

The Dayton Society of Professional Engineers will be hosting a luncheon meeting entitled “An Apple Amidst Oranges” from 12:00 to 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Engineer’s Club of Dayton, 110 East Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio.

A buffet lunch will be served.

The cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $10 for students.

Attendees will receive one Professional Development Hour (PDH).

Presented by:
Chris Weber and Larry Rover from RA Consultants, LLC

Topic: “An Apple Amidst Oranges”
Chris Weber and Larry Rover from RA Consultants, LLC will demonstrate their unique and differentiating vehicle tracking solution that is integrated into ArcGIS.  This groundbreaking offering allows government/municipal agencies to leverage the intelligence of ArcGIS, where they currently store and edit asset data, to improve operational efficiency.  They will discuss how the solution works along with case studies and future developments.

Those wishing to attend should make your reservations no later than Tuesday, March 10, 2015 with Ed Schlaack by email at SchlaackE@mcohio.org or by phone at (937) 781-2632 (office) or (937) 885-9633 (home). As an alternative, you can also make reservations by contacting Rich Henry by email at Rhenry1049@aol.com or by phone at (937) 849-0981.

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 .

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.


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