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April 2015 newsletter

The April 2015 newsletter is now available for download.

April Dinner Meeting

Date & Time: 
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:30pm
Old Canal Smoke House, 94 East Water Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601

Topic: OU/OSU student chapter presentations
Portsmouth Bypass Project

(Online registration and payment available, see bottom of page.)

ODOT is planning to build a 16-mile, four-lane divided highway around the City of Portsmouth in south-central Ohio. The highway will bypass approximately 26 miles of US 52 and US 23 through Portsmouth. The estimated construction cost is $429 million. It is the largest single construction project in ODOT history, and is the first-ever to be built a through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) approach. Construction is expected to start in June 2015.

The meeting will also include brief presentations by the Ohio University and Ohio State University ASCE Student Chapters.

Tom Barnitz, PE
Portsmouth Bypass – Project Manager, Ohio Department of Transportation

OSU North Residential District Construction Tour and Happy Hour

Date & Time: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:00pm
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Design/Build team at the Ohio State North Residential District project has been very kind and agreed to open up their project to a Construction tour. This tour is free, will provide 1 PDH, and is open to any Central Ohio ASCE member. The tour will take place on Thursday April 23rd at 6pm. Following the tour the Younger Member Group will be sponsoring a Happy Hour at The Varsity Club (Hopefully on the Patio!). The tour is limited to 40 people. To reserve your spot please email Keith Knuppel at no later than April 16, 2015.

Complete Streets: State of the Practice

Date & Time: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc., 1650 Watermark Drive, Ste 200 Columbus, OH 43215

*Open only to Central Ohio Section Members
*Seating is limited to the first 25 people
*Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background
Complete Streets can benefit all communities, regardless if they are rural, suburban or urban. Complete Streets are intended to be safe, comfortable, and convenient for all users regardless of age or ability - motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transportation riders.

This webinar will provide an overview of the current practice in Complete Streets policy, planning and design. The material covered will define Complete Streets, communicate their transportation, public health and environmental benefits, overview leading design guidance and discuss policy and implementation strategies. The information provided will help professionals and agencies understand the need for and processes for balancing the needs of all users. Additionally, participants will receive guidance on how to develop and implement effective policies to routinely create complete streets projects and networks.

By attending this webinar, engineers, planners, local leaders and decision makers will gain a solid framework for delivering Complete Streets locally. After completing this session you will understand how Complete Streets can help your community along with specific tools and next steps you can take to ensure Complete Streets are appropriately planned and provided.

RSVP to by Friday, May 1, 2015.

FHWA's Long-Term Pavement Performance Program

Date & Time: 
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
410 Hitchcock Hall, 2070 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program was initiated in 1987 and is the largest pavement study ever conducted.

The program has monitored more than 2,500 test sections on in-service highways located throughout the United States and Canada.

The program's goal is to understand how and why pavements perform as they do. As highway agencies transition to a performance based approach to managing highway investments, this goal is more important then ever.

T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture - 2015

Date & Time: 
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 100 Scott Lab, 201 W. 19th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

Risk and Decision-Making for Extreme Events: What Terrorism and Climate Change Have in Common?
By Professor Mark G. Stewart, ARC Australian Professorial Fellow
Director, Centre of Infrastructure Performance and Reliability, The University of Newcastle - New South Wales, Australia


Recycled Base Aggregates in Pavement Applications

Date & Time: 
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dynotec, 2931 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43231

*Open only to Central Ohio Section Members
*Seating is limited to the first 20 people
*Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background

March 2015 newsletter

The March 2015 newsletter is now available for download.

2015 Ohio Valley Student Conference

Date & Time: 
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:00pm - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 9:00pm
Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 47025

The 2015 Ohio Valley Student Conference will be hosted March 26 – 28 by the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State. The conference will be held in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

ASCE 2015 Spring Seminar - Modern Roundabout Design and Construction

Date & Time: 
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 8:00am
Crowne Plaza - Dublin, 600 Metro Place North, Dublin, OH 43017

2015 Spring Seminar

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.

Earn 7.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)