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


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.


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!

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