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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.

Annual ASCE Motorcycle Ride

Date & Time: 
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:00pm
Location: 
SME Inc., 6190 Enterprise Court, Dublin, OH 43016

ASCE Central Ohio Section is planning a motorcycle ride in connection with
the Annual ASCE Golf Outing on June 12. We will meet to leave at 1pm in the
parking lot of SME Inc. in Dublin and finish with dinner at the Darby Creek
Golf Course near Plain City at 4pm. Cost is $35 which can be paid in
advance to Jim Pajk at the Franklin Co. Engineers office, 970 Dublin Rd.
Columbus OH 43215, or paid on-site. Checks to ASCE Central Ohio Section.
Please register by Friday June 5 if you plan to attend so we can order the

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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 Wednesday, June 10th if you will be attending.

Clippers Baseball

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

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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.

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