Upcoming Event

Huber Heights Music Center Field Trip
By: Messer Construction/City of Huber Heights

September 18, 2014
12:00-1:30 pm

Registration information coming soon.
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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.

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You are cordially invited to participate in the 21st Annual University of Dayton ASCE Golf Outing on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, Ohio. The tournament will begin at 2:00 pm with a shotgun start and will be followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

The fee to participate in this year’s tournament will be $100 for one, $180 for two , $270 for three, or $340 for four participants. This fee includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, unlimited use of the driving range, chances at contest and door prizes, and a buffet dinner following the outing. To foster interaction between professionals and students, we are encouraging companies to register multiple 2- or 3-person teams to be joined by UD students.

We are again offering hole sponsorships which include a sign displaying your company’s name placed at a tee box as well as acknowledgment in the tournament program. The cost of sponsoring a hole is $100 per hole or $90 per hole if two or more holes are sponsored. Also, we invite you to donate items such as apparel or merchandise bearing your company’s logo to be given as prizes at the tournament.

We would like to thank the golfers and sponsors who have helped make our tournament a success in the past. Proceeds from the outing will help fund the UD ASCE Student Chapter’s events throughout the year. The ASCE student chapter is involved with many educational and service events to enhance our goals and better our community. Such events consist of: Habitat for Humanity, Tech-Fest, Adopt-A-Highway, Ohio Valley Regional Competition, National Steel Bridge Competition, UD Christmas on Campus, and canned food drives.

Please fill out the enclosed form and return with payment in full by August 29, 2014. Please include a phone number and email so that we may contact you prior to the event, if necessary.


Brooke Sroczynski
UD American Society of Civil Engineers



UD ASCE Golf Outing Registration Form

UD ASCE Golf Outing Hole Sponsor


For additional questions please contact the UD ASCE officer team at asceudayton@gmail.com or
Karen Barrett @ (937) 229-3847 or kbarrett1@udayton.edu


Interested in using your career experience to help educate tomorrow’s engineers? 

Part-time instructors are needed to assist with Civil Engineering classes.  If you would like more information, please contact Mr. Don Chase at dchase1@udayton.edu.