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May 2015 newsletter

The May 2015 newsletter is now available for download.

June Planning Meeting

Date & Time: 
Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Tommy’s Pizza, 4279 West Dublin-Grandville Road, Dublin, Ohio

The ASCE June Planning Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Tommy’s Pizza (tommyspizza.com) in Dublin. Please come for pizza and soft drink and to plan our upcoming ASCE and joint professional luncheons and dinner meetings for Fall 2015-Spring 2016.

Everyone is invited. Please RSVP to AJ Smith at ajsmith@hullinc.com by Thursday, June 11th if you will be attending.

Clippers Baseball

Date & Time: 
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Huntington Park, Huntington Park Lane, Columbus, OH

Clipper Baseball Tickets - Wednesday May 20, 2015
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May Awards Luncheon

Date & Time: 
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:30am
Location: 
Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage Haus, 240 East Kossuth Street, Columbus, OH 43206

Topic: Status of the Society/Forensic Engineering

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

Our special guest speaker is John A. Frauenhoffer, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE who is the current ASCE Region 3 Director and Chair of the Region 3 Board of Governors. Mr. Frauenhoffer is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois and is the Director of Structural Engineering for Engineering Resource Associates, Inc., headquartered in Warrenville, IL.

Next Generation Street and Traffic Control Device Design for Central Business Districts and Town Centers

Date & Time: 
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Burgess & Niple, Inc., 5085 Reed Road, Columbus, OH 43220

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

Purpose and Background
This webinar is a follow up to the Next Generation Street Design Principles webinar and focuses on the traffic control devices necessary to implement safer street design, curbing the bias toward rural or suburban design types used in the past. It highlights the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the NACTO Bikeway Design Guide, focusing on what sorts of traffic design applications provide accessibility in addition to mobility. This webinar builds on the emphasis on the interests of having economic development and safety be part of the performance measures used by the engineering community in street design. It relies on documents like the MUTCD and the ITE Designing Urban Walkable Thoroughfares that go farther in laying out specific design elements. It discusses different types of issues to consider in designing vibrant places, elements of signal design and how they contribute to the urban fabric, how to determine where and when to apply the new treatments, and how to monitor their effectiveness. The instructor provides examples of where these treatments have been implemented.

Streets comprise more than 80% of public space in cities, but they often fail to provide their surrounding communities with a space where people can safely walk, bicycle, drive, take transit, and socialize. Cities are leading the movement to redesign and reinvest in our streets as cherished public spaces for people, as well as critical arteries for traffic. The aforementioned manuals and documents and next generation guides describe new principles and practices of the nation’s foremost engineers, planners, and designers working in cities today. Collectively, these documents present a new blueprint for designing streets and unveils the toolbox and tactics cities use to make streets safer, more livable, and more economically vibrant. This webinar discusses the increased need for creation of multimodal streets across the U.S., It also addresses specific steps needed to advance high quality design.

RSVP to newsletter@centralohioasce.com by Friday, May 8, 2015.

April 2015 newsletter

The April 2015 newsletter is now available for download.

April Dinner Meeting

Date & Time: 
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:30pm
Location: 
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.

Speaker:
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
Location: 
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 kknuppel@hrgray.com no later than April 16, 2015.

Complete Streets: State of the Practice

Date & Time: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
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 newsletter@centralohioasce.com by Friday, May 1, 2015.

FHWA's Long-Term Pavement Performance Program

Date & Time: 
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
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.