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ASCE Young Members gathering

Date & Time: 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Marshall's, 1105 W. First Avenue Grandview, Ohio 43212

We will be discussing some upcoming events and other things we have planned for the year. Come out and have some free food and drinks!

Innovative Bicycle Facility Treatments

Date & Time: 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 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
Recent advances in bicycle facility design guidance have led to increased demand from government agencies and the public to implement many of these innovative treatments. As more of these facilities are being implemented, users are recognizing the host of safety benefits and greater comfort level generated from the increased separation from automobile traffic and enhanced intersection treatments. Agencies throughout the country are using the design guidance recently issued within the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Bikeway Design Manual, in association with the guidance set forth in the established U.S. manuals such as the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities and MUTCD, to implement these facilities. The primary goals of this webinar are to familiarize transportation engineers/planners with the newest innovations in the bicycle facility design practice. The webinar will discuss recent developments in available design guidance and considerations when designing these facilities.

RSVP to by Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Ohio University 8th Annual ASCE Golf Outing

Date & Time: 
Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:00am
The Ohio University Golf Course in Athens, Ohio

Main annual fund raiser for OHIO’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Four-person golf scramble for students, faculty, alumni
Win prizes provided by event sponsors
Fall ASCE social to follow at Broney’s Alumni Bar & Grill on Court Street!

Contests will include:

  • Scramble
  • Individual Long Drive
  • Individual Closest to the Pin
  • Individual Longest Putt

Rules and Regs:

  • Teams must consist of four people. If three participants are unable to obtain a

September 2014 newsletter

The September 2014 newsletter is now available for download.

Lower Scioto Valley Chapter - Electrical Engineering Basics for Civil Engineers

Date & Time: 
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Wastren-Advantage, 1571 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661

Topic: Electrical Engineering Basics for Civil Engineers

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 electrical engineering basics, and some guidelines for Civil Engineers when working with Electrical Engineers on multi-discipline projects.

September Luncheon Meeting

Date & Time: 
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:30am
Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43210
Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-270 and Roberts Road

Topic: Roberts Road Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)

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

A congested interchange in the midst of a heavily traveled industrial, commercial, and residential area has received a major overhaul. The previous diamond interchange at I-270 & Roberts Road in Columbus, Ohio has been transformed into a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) – an emerging and cost effective roadway solution designed to improve safety, reduce crashes, and ease congestion. It is the first DDI constructed in the state of Ohio and was the 23rd in the United States.

The previous diamond interchange had geometric design deficiencies and a high frequency of congestion-related crashes. The former interchange also couldn’t handle the high volume of traffic that travels through it – including a large amount of trucks that drive area commerce.

Some key components of the I-270/Roberts Road DDI include:

  • No right-of-way acquisition
  • No environmental impacts
  • Dedicated bike lanes through the interchange – first in the U.S.
  • Dual turn lanes for large trucks
  • Design of DDI merged with a maintenance design project for the overhead bridges that was already underway
  • Extensive public involvement and education process
  • Full closure of the bridges through the interchange; four-month construction schedule
  • $10.6M construction cost

This presentation will discuss the intricacies of the planning effort, the key aspects of the design, and lessons learned during both design and construction. As the Project Manager of the design team, Mr. Toombs will provide insight about design and construction, including lessons learned during various points in the process.

International Conference on Perpetual Pavement 2014

Date & Time: 
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:30am - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:30pm
Hilton Columbus/Polaris Hotel, 8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43240

More than 250 experts from 30 states and 19 state departments of transportation attended the first two International Conferences on Perpetual Pavement (ICPP), held in 2006 and 2009, to discuss optimal design and construction approaches for asphalt pavements designed and built to last longer than 50 years without requiring major structural rehabilitation or reconstruction, and needing only periodic surface renewal in response to distresses confined to the top of the pavement.

EWB 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament

Date & Time: 
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill, 775 Yard Street, Grandview, Ohio 43212

Join us for a night of cornhole, food, and friends while raising money for Engineers Without Borders.

When: Thursday, August 21st 2014
Where: Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill, 775 Yard Street (in Grandview Yard)
Time: 5:00-9:00

Challenge your friends and coworkers to a game of corn hole and enjoy live band music.

$5 per person entry fee covers two drink tickets, appetizers and optional participation in the tournament. You can also enter the raffle for OSU Football tickets for $50 and join the tournament for free.

Dr. Merry Memorial Fundraiser

Date & Time: 
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
OSU Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43210
  • Dessert Reception
  • Cash Bar
  • Live Entertainment
  • Special Memorial Presentation

Come Join us to honor Dr. Carolyn Merry’s memory and to share stories of how she impacted our lives.

All proceeds from the event to benefit the Carolyn J. Merry Engineering Scholarship Fund.

2014-15 ASCE Younger Member Planning Meeting

Date & Time: 
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Buckeye Grill, Grandview

Let Matt know if you plan to attend.