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Ohio Engineers Legislative Day

Date & Time: 
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 8:30am - 2:30pm
Location: 
Capital Club, 41 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio Engineers Legislative Day

Earn 5.0 CPD Hours!

Join us in Columbus for Ohio Engineers Legislative Day on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. OSPE members may register for a 30% reduced price!

Topics will include:

  • Working With Government Entities for Maximum Impact
  • Legislative Update
  • Ways to Cure Ohio's Lake Pollution
  • Project Status Report, Ohio Turnpike Commission
  • National Transportation Funding
  • Plan Stamping and Industrial Exemption Update

19th Annual ASCE Golf Outing

Date & Time: 
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:30am
Location: 
Darby Creek Golf Course, 19300 Orchard Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040

19th Annual ASCE Golf Outing June 12th!!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars and signup for the 19th annual ASCE Central Ohio Section Golf Outing to be held June 12th, 11:00a.m. at Darby Creek Golf Course. The format is the ever popular 2 person mixed format. For a low entry fee of $70 you get greens fees, cart, driving range, drink tickets, lunch, steak and chicken dinner, beverages, tons of hole and place prizes and lots of “those” pies at the end.

March Luncheon Meeting

Date & Time: 
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:30am
Location: 
Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Rd., Columbus, OH 43229
Bridge Park Development

Joint meeting with SEAoO

Topic: Case Study - Bridge Park Development

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

Schaefer is providing structural engineering and parking consulting services for the first phase of this $300 million mixed-use development. Phase 1A consists of 370 apartment units, 140,000 sq ft of office space, 120,000 sq ft of retail and restaurants, and a 190-room hotel with conference center. Two six-story free-standing parking structures will park 900 vehicles in 291,000 sq ft each; a third similarly-sized garage is in the planning stages. The Schaefer team is developing the garages’ functional layouts including entrances and exits, circulation and parking stall layout. Construction materials for the project’s structures include post-tensioned concrete for the parking garages, structural steel for the free-standing office buildings, and one- and two-story post-tensioned concrete podiums supporting three- to five-story wood-framed residential buildings above. The presentation will cover project challenges that included roadways on the podiums, a sloping site with rock, multiple construction types and materials, and detailing for wood shrinkage, concrete movement, and brick support. Non-technical challenges included the project delivery method, zoning requirements, budget, and schedule.

February 2015 newsletter

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Floodplain Mapping Using HEC-GeoRAS and RAS Mapper

Date & Time: 
Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
S&ME, Inc., 6190 Enterprise Court, Dublin OH 43016

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

Purpose and Background
HEC-GeoRAS is an ArcGIS toolbar that helps to incorporate LiDAR and other topographic datasets in to HEC-RAS. This webinar will demonstrate how to easily add topographic data to a HEC-RAS model once the HEC-RAS model has been run, and how to map the resulting floodplain using both HEC-GeoRAS and the new HEC-RAS tool, RAS Mapper.

RSVP to MMarquis@smeinc.com by Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

Dynamically Loaded Machine and Equipment Foundations - A Design Primer

Date & Time: 
Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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

Machinery and equipment typically found in industrial and process facilities often exert dynamic loads on their foundations. Designing these foundations is quite complicated, much more so than the design of the foundations that support buildings and statically loaded equipment. (The latter is addressed in the companion ASCE webinar, Design of Foundations for Equipment Supports.) This topic is rarely, if ever, included in the engineering college curricula, and the engineers are left to learn on the job. Yet the stakes are high: The failure of an incorrectly designed machine foundation can lead to damaged equipment and to expensive downtime. This webinar provides a practical introduction to the complex issues of designing dynamically loaded machine and equipment foundations.

Purpose and Background
Many engineering firms that specialize in the design of industrial facilities and heavy-equipment foundations have developed a wealth of in-house design standards, but this information is not available to others. As a result, and because of the design complexity involving dynamic analysis and specialized software, some engineers have resorted to simplistic rules-of-thumb without understanding the limitations of such shortcuts.

Calculation and Use of Time of Concentration

Date & Time: 
Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Stantec, 1500 Lake Shore Drive, Suite 100 Columbus, Ohio 43204

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

Purpose and Background
Time of concentration is a frequently overlooked parameter in urban drainage design. It is often calculated using one of several common equations that are selected based on user familiarity rather than on the characteristics of the drainage basin. Time of concentration can also be calculated incorrectly when the emphasis is placed on finding the longest flow path, which often is not appropriate when used to determine peak flows. This webinar will cover the Kirby-Hathaway Equation; the Kirpich Equation; the FAA Equation; the SCS Method for computing time of concentration; as well as a solution using the physical concepts of sheet flow, shallow concentrated flow, and open channel flow. The webinar will include examples of the different equations and a discussion on when the use of each equation is appropriate. It will also include a discussion on requirements for time of concentration calculations in stormwater design manuals.

RSVP to president@centralohioasce.com by Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.

Sustainable Transformation/Rehabilitation of an Urban Corridor

Date & Time: 
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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
During the past 50 years, roadway infrastructure in the urban environment has been focused on moving vehicles as quickly as possible from one place to another – generally into the city in the morning and to the suburbs in the evening. As urban living becomes more popular and dependence on the automobile becomes less desirable, city officials are looking at ways to transform roadway corridors into comprehensive transportation networks. This hierarchical network needs to function efficiently to support the movement of people and goods, as well as benefit the communities in which they are located. This webinar will show various challenges and solutions addressed in a rehabilitation infrastructure project in Washington DC – the Rehabilitation of H Street NE.

RSVP to newsletter@centralohioasce.com by Friday, February 6, 2015.

Engineers Week Luncheon

Date & Time: 
Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:30am
Location: 
Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell, Ohio 43065
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Join us in celebrating the engineers that make the world a better place.

Topic: Engineering New Horizons: Honda and The Power of dreams

Speaker: Clement D’Souza, Engineering Large Project Leader, Honda of America Mfg., Inc.

Clement D’Souza is an engineering large project leader at Honda of America Mfg. currently assigned to the New Model Group for the Acura NSX and the startup of the new Performance Manufacturing Center.

Clement will talk about his experiences working with Honda, in particular,

  • Good engineering starts with the willingness, ability, and empowerment to dream. At Honda we believe that dreaming big is the key to success.
  • Clement will share what he has learned since he started at Honda, how the challenges he faced in launching mass production products prepared him for the biggest challenge of his professional career - developing a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will build the first-ever produced super sportscar in the United States.
  • As the production leader for the NSX project, Clement will explain the thrill in creating an all-new plant to build an all-new super sports car. He will talk about the focus of him and his team on creating a plant that has the perfect synergy between man and machine.

January 2015 Newsletter

The January 2015 newsletter is now available for download.