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September Luncheon Meeting

Date & Time: 
Thu, 09/17/2015 - 11:30am
Location: 
TBD

Joint meeting with ECC

Topic: Blueprint Columbus

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

The Department of Public Utilities is in the process of implementing Blueprint Columbus in targeted neighborhoods to address overflows that occur from the City’s sanitary sewer system during periods of wet weather. Blueprint Columbus focuses on eliminating the source of the problem, which is rain water entering the sanitary sewer. There are four components that make up Blueprint Columbus: lining resident’s sewer lateral, a voluntary sump pump program and redirecting roof water runoff away from the home’s foundation drain. Green infrastructure will be installed on right-of-way property to treat rain water that’s been redirected before it enters the storm sewer system.

2015 Annual Ohio University Golf Outing

Date & Time: 
Sat, 09/26/2015 - 9:00am
Location: 
The Ohio University Golf Course in Athens, Ohio

The Ohio University Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers invites you to partake in this year's Annual Alumni Golf Outing Fundraiser. Attached is all information regarding the event. This golf outing is the primary source of donation for the student school year. It produces funds for all guest speakers, educational activities and competitions. The golf outing will be held this coming September 26th, 2015 with a 9:00am shotgun start. There will be individual prizes and donated items for top teams.

Roadway Geometric Design for Improved Safety and Operations

Date & Time: 
Fri, 09/18/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
Burgess & Niple, 5085 Reed Road, Columbus, OH 43220
  • Offered for free to Central Ohio Section ASCE Members
  • Seating is limited to the first 25 people
  • Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background
This webinar explores the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 432: Recent Roadway Geometric Design Research for Improved Safety and Operations as well as other recent publications such as NCHRP Report 707 on Auxiliary Lanes, NCHRP Report 730 on Ramp Terminals and NCHRP Report 422 on Trade-Off Considerations in Highway Geometric Design. Given the abundance of literature on roadway geometric design issues, practitioners have faced challenges identifying the information that they need to do their job effectively.

Lower Scioto Valley Chapter - Selection, Design, and Installation of Storm Sewer Pipe

Date & Time: 
Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Wastren-Advantage, Inc. (WAI) Corporate Office, 1571 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661

Topic: Selection, Design, and Installation of Storm Sewer Pipe

You are invited to a Technical Presentation and Meeting of the Lower Scioto Valley Chapter of ASCE. The Chapter is part of the Central Ohio Section of ASCE.

The presentation will include:

  1. an overview of some storm drains alternatives including CMP, Corrugated HDPE Pipe, Steel Reinforced Polyethylene Pipe and other material;
  2. review of pipe selection and design process including: structural, hydraulic and durability considerations; and
  3. installation and backfill issues associated with different types of pipes.

Columbus Crew vs Sporting Kansas City --SOLD OUT--

Date & Time: 
Sat, 08/22/2015 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Columbus Crew Stadium, 1 Black and Gold Blvd, Columbus, OH 43211

ASCE and ASHE have a group package of 50 tickets to the Columbus Crew vs Sporting Kansas City. Tickets are $10 per member or guest. We're accepting pre-payment using PayPal. As these tickets usually sell for over $20 face value, it's a great deal. The event will include a tailgate prior to the game (pop and food provided, bring your own adult beverages if you like).

You can pick up the tickets from Matt Baxendell at the tailgate before the game. Any questions, contact Matt at mbaxendell@primeeng.com. The ASHE contact is Emily Steva at ESteva@msconsultants.com .

EWB 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser

Date & Time: 
Thu, 08/20/2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill, 775 Yard Street #100, Columbus, OH

Engineers Without Borders is hosting their Second Annual Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser! The tournament will be held at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill (775 Yard Street #100, Columbus, Ohio 43212) on Thursday August 20, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Entrance fees will cost $10, which will include two drink tickets, appetizers and optional participation in the tournament. Additionally, EWB is looking for corporate sponsors through engineering firms, contractors, and trade vendors for the event.

Ohio Department of Health Small Wastewater System Designers List

The Ohio Department of Health is preparing a listing of Consulting Engineers qualified and interested in design of small on-site sewage treatment systems in Ohio. The Central Ohio Section of ASCE is forwarding this notice to members at the request of ODH. If you or your firm is interested in being placed on this list, please contact:

The Seismic Coefficient Method for Slope and Retaining Wall Design

Date & Time: 
Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
E.L. Robinson Engineering, 1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 310, 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
Up until recently, the methods for determining the seismic coefficient that have been used to design and build retaining structures have neglected important criteria. This webinar discusses a performance based methods that will help determine much more accurate seismic coefficients that, in turn, will lead to much more economical slope and retaining structures design.

How to Review a Lift Plan

Date & Time: 
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 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

Lift Plans have been in use for decades, but usually have been limited to those lifts with a very high risk factor or in high risk environments. It is only natural that management may require that these documents be reviewed by a competent individual, whether in-house or third party. This competency cannot be learned overnight or from purely reading reference material. This webinar offers a basic knowledge of cranes, lifting, rigging, and lift plans that should enable an individual to gain further knowledge needed to professionally review a lift plan. Some owners and governmental bodies now require that the review of lift plans be stamped.

Ohio State Fair

Date & Time: 
Mon, 08/03/2015 (All day) - Sun, 08/09/2015 (All day)
Location: 
The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH

ASCE will be providing a display on engineering at a State Fair youth display on a day in the period Monday August 3 through Sunday Aug. 9. If anyone is interested in helping for a day or half day in this period please contact Dave Pritchard at 614-519-4819 or davepritchard@sbcglobal.net . While Dave has hands-on displays for use, he is also interested in any new suggestions for the display that might provide good interactive opportunities. It is also interesting to see the many displays put on by other tech entities.