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Dr. Merry Memorial Fundraiser

Date & Time: 
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
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
Location: 
Buckeye Grill, Grandview

Let Matt know if you plan to attend. matt.baxendell@woolpert.com

Columbus Crew vs LA Galaxy Soccer Game

Date & Time: 
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 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 LA Galaxy soccer game. 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. If you would like to go, please email Matt at Matt.Baxendell@woolpert.com . Contact Matt for more info or any questions.

Lower Scioto Valley Chapter - An Overview of Geosynthetic Composite Liner Systems

Date & Time: 
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Ritchie's Restaurant, 577 South West Street, Piketon, OH 45661

Topic: An Overview of Geosynthetic Composite Liner Systems

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

The presentation will include an overview of the different components of composite containment liner systems for landfills and other projects.

3-Day Seminar on Drilled Shafts

Date & Time: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:30am - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:00pm
Location: 
E.L. Robinson Engineering, 1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 310 Columbus, Ohio 43215

E.L. Robinson is presenting a three day seminar on Drilled Shafts in Columbus, Ohio, on August 19-21,2014. The seminar will be presented by Mr. Jerry DiMaggio and Dr. Jamal Nusairat. The goal of this course is to provide participants with specific technical guidance on all aspects of designing, installing, and monitoring the construction of drilled shafts.

Lower Scioto Valley Chapter - Prefab Bridges & Structures

Date & Time: 
Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Wastren-Advantage, Inc. (WAI) Corporate Office, 1571 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661
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Topic: Prefab Bridges & Structures

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

The presentation will include the general use of precast bridges and structures, the selection and design process, and some of the latest innovations and applications of this technology.

Permeable Pavement Design

Date & Time: 
Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 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 30 people
*Bring your own lunch
*RSVP to brooks.vogel@korda.com by Tuesday, June 24

Carolyn Merry, PhD, 1950-2014

Carolyn Merry

June 4, 2014

With great sadness we share the news that Dr. Carolyn Merry was involved in a traffic accident Tuesday evening and did not survive.

Carolyn was an extremely active member of the Central Ohio section of ASCE. She helped coordinate our annual Civil Engineering Career Day, introducing dozens of high school students to the profession. She was a major contributor for the ASCE STEM Expo this year, introducing elementary and middle school students to the fascinating challenges of civil engineering. She spent many years as a section board member, and served as section president in 2002-03. She was also an active delegate in the Ohio Council of ASCE.

Her involvement in ASCE and the civil engineering profession has been extensive and transformative. As a long time professor of Civil Engineering and former department chair at the Ohio State University, Carolyn has been personally involved in shaping an entire generation of civil engineers. She was always willing to help the younger engineers and students. Carolyn was a significant contributor both in the collegiate and professional environment and she was highly supportive of the Columbus Pro-Musica chamber orchestra and the arts in Central Ohio. She will be greatly missed.

Her efforts have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Central Ohio ASCE “Outstanding Section Member” in 2003-04 and the “Outstanding Civil Engineer of Central Ohio” in 2013. Not only was she a great colleague but a dear friend to many of us.

Please keep her family and her husband Bob Redfield in your thoughts and prayers.

Creating Design Storms for Rainfall-Runoff Models

Date & Time: 
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
WD Partners, 7007 Discovery Blvd Dublin, OH 43017

*Open only to Central Ohio Section Members
*Seating is limited to the first 30 people
*Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background
This webinar will cover the concepts related to creation of a design storm for use in hydraulic software packages, along with sources of rainfall data. Many projects require that a rainfall-runoff model be developed to determine the design flow for a storm sewer system, a detention pond, or some other hydraulic conveyance facility. This is typically completed using one of a variety of software packages, such as SWMM, HEC-HMS, or vendor software. These software packages require that rainfall information be input, usually in a time series; however, very little guidance is provided in the software packages on how to take the available rainfall information and create a time series that can be used in the software. Storm water design manuals usually include requirements such as designing for the 10-year, 24-hour event, or for the 25-year, 6-hour event, but provide no information on how to actually develop a design storm for these events. This webinar will cover the concepts related to creation of a design storm for use in hydraulic software packages, along with sources of rainfall data. The webinar will include examples of the different techniques so that attendees will be able to use them, along with appropriate rainfall data, to develop a design storm for any location.

RSVP to Patrick.Warnement@wdpartners.com by Friday, June 13, 2014.

June Planning Meeting

Date & Time: 
Wed, 06/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Tommy’s Pizza, 4279 West Dublin-Grandville Road, Dublin, Ohio

The ASCE June Planning Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 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 2014-Spring 2015.

Everyone is invited. Please RSVP to Carlos Vazquez at Carlos.Vazquez@wdpartners.com by Wednesday June 11th if you will be attending.