DSPE Annual Legislative Update – September 10, 2015

The Dayton Society of Professional Engineers will be holding its Annual Legislative Update starting at Noon on 10 September 2015 at the Twin Base Golf Course Clubhouse on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB).  This clubhouse can be accessed by WPAFB Gate 16A. There is no security check point at this gate. More details about the luncheon will follow shortly.  This will be a joint meeting with the Society of Military Engineers (SAME).

All members of the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate, from Districts within our membership area, have been invited to this meeting.  We have had good success in having legislators attend in the past.  We have checked and found no significant conflicts with scheduled events for legislators.

DSPE Members and attendees are asked to present comments, either for or against, on pending legislation regarding the Engineering Profession. The members of the legislature will hear these comments and be able to offer their comments.  This is our chance to be proactive.

Attached is a list of pending legislation as of the June 2015 OSPE Board meeting.  Please look at the attached list of bills and provide comment or question to us.  We will provide these questions or comments to the legislators.  We want to give them some indication of the comments or questions they can expect so they can prepare for the meeting.  To allow them time to prepare, please provide your comments to us by Friday 29 August 2015.

ASCE members can attend at DSPE member rate

Attachments: June 2015 bill summary.pdf

22nd Annual University of Dayton ASCE Golf Outing – September 26, 2015
You are cordially invited to participate in the 22nd Annual University of Dayton ASCE Golf Outing on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at
Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, Ohio. The tournament tee times will begin at 1:30 pm and will be followed by dinner and an awards


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 door prizes.
Additionally, 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 continue to 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: Tech-Fest, Adopt-A-Highway, Ohio Valley Regional Competition, National Steel Bridge Competition, UD Christmas on Campus, and various other events.

Please fill out the enclosed form and return with payment in full by
September 11, 2015.

Please include a phone number and email so that we may contact you prior to the event, if necessary.  For additional questions please contact the UD ASCE officer team at asceudayton@gmail.com or Rebecca Flohre at rflohre1@udayton.edu


UD ASCE Golf Outing Registration Form

UD ASCE Golf Outing Hole Sponsor


The University of Dayton School of Engineering is seeking qualified individuals to teach Engineering Mechanics courses on a part-time basis. Courses include Statics and Dynamics. Additionally, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics is seeking qualified individuals to teach Construction Engineering. Interested parties should contact Don Chase at: dchase1@udayton.edu or call (937) 229-3847.

Job Posting

City of Tipp City, Ohio
The City of Tipp City, Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for the Deputy Director of Municipal Services & Engineering position. Under the administrative direction of the Director of Municipal Services and Engineering, the Deputy Director assists the Director with the daily operations of the City’s utility systems and infrastructure, as assigned, which may include street design and maintenance, park maintenance, storm water, electric, water and wastewater systems, and facilities; assists with the administration of capital improvement projects; ensures compliance with state and federal regulations; and engages in short and long-term planning for the City’s infrastructure. Reviewing plans for compliance with city regulation and specifications. The incumbent is responsible for the accuracy of their work product involving execution of various procedures and processes. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and/or Public Administration with four (4) years’ experience working for a public agency overseeing public infrastructure projects, with two (2) years of supervisory experience or; any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Ohio Professional Engineers License and/or Master’s degree preferred. Licensure or certification – OEPA Water or Wastewater Operator license I or II preferred; a valid State of Ohio driver’s license and maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy. Excellent oral & written communication skills a must. Valid Ohio driver’s license required at appointment or within six months. Salary: $2,291.36 – $3,081.52 biweekly, w/excellent fringe benefits. Submit resume, cover letter & salary history to Tim Eggleston, City Manager, Tipp City Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City, OH 45371. Deadline to submit resumes is June 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm. For more information, go to www.tippcityohio.gov. EOE.


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


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.

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 


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


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