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2016 Central Ohio ASCE Awards

2016 ASCE award winners

At our May Luncheon, the Central Ohio Section of ASCE recognized our 2016 award winners for Outstanding Civil Engineer of the year and Outstanding Section Member.

2016 Outstanding Civil Engineer
William (Bill) Shaw, PE, PS
Hocking County Engineer

2016 Outstanding Section Member
Thomas Less, PE

Carlos Vazquez also presented certificates to two new ASCE life members, Jim Siebert and Greg Mooney.

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System

Date & Time: 
Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc., 1650 Watermark Drive, Ste 200 Columbus, OH 43215
  • Offered for free to Central Ohio Section ASCE Members
  • Seating is limited to the first 25 people
  • Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background
By combining GRS into an integrated bridge system (IBS), bridges can be built faster with substantially lower costs as compared to conventional foundation alternatives. This webinar presents an overview of geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) as an accelerated construction technology for single span bridges. It discusses the benefits and limitations of GRS-IBS in highway applications. Through presentation by FHWA engineers, participants will gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of GRS technology, its benefits, design and construction considerations, and performance.

RSVP to brooks.vogel@korda.com by Thursday, June 23, 2016.

ASCE Central Ohio Section Supports Water For People

Water for People Award

ASCE Central Ohio Section donated a portion of the proceeds from our successful Spring Seminar on Water Quality to Water For People by sponsoring their annual fundraiser at the Boat House at Confluence Park.

Water For People is a nonprofit that is dedicated to improve sanitation and provide safe drinking water in developing countries. Water For People was founded in 1991 by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and you can find out more about this organization at their website, www.waterforpeople.org

May 2016 newsletter

The May 2016 newsletter is now available for download.

Introduction to Rock Mechanics

Date & Time: 
Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
S&ME, Inc., 6190 Enterprise Court, Dublin OH 43016
  • Offered for free to Central Ohio Section ASCE Members
  • Seating is limited to the first 25 people
  • Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background
In their professional assignments, civil engineers frequently encounter rock as an engineering material; however, rock mechanics are almost never taught at the undergraduate level, and it is rarely taught at the graduate level. This webinar is a very first orientation to the field of rock mechanics and engineering that civil engineering professionals may use as a stepping stone in furthering their education in the field. It discusses the mechanical and hydraulic properties of intact rock, rock fractures and rock masses. It also discusses the difficulties in rock mass characterization and modeling.

May Awards Luncheon

Date & Time: 
Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:30am
Location: 
Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, 240 E Kossuth St., Columbus, Ohio 43206

Topic: ASCE Initiatives / Section Awards

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

The ASCE Board monitors key issues facing the civil engineering profession, addressing those that most demand civil engineers’ attention through “strategic initiatives.” Currently, ASCE pursues three strategic initiatives—Sustainable Infrastructure, the ASCE Grand Challenge, and Raise the Bar. An update on current happenings at the Society level will also be given.

The Central Ohio Section will also present the annual Section and Life Member awards.

Geotechnical Analysis for Rock-Socketed Drilled Shaft

Date & Time: 
Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
E.L. Robinson Engineering, 1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 310, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Offered for free to Central Ohio Section ASCE Members
  • Seating is limited to the first 25 people
  • Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background
Drilled shafts are a common foundation selection for all types of structures. When the soil is relatively poor quality and the structure loads are relatively large, the shafts are often drilled through the poor soils into underlying rock mass is present. These shafts could be founded or seated on the rock mass surface, or they could be drilled into the rock mass to form a rock socket. This webinar concentrates on the geotechnical analysis for drilled shafts that derive their axial and lateral resistance from rock sockets. The webinar is based upon Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methodology as per the specifications of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). It discusses load transfer models for axial and lateral behavior of rock sockets. It also discusses selection of appropriate rock parameters and methods of axial and lateral load analysis.

April 2016 newsletter

The April 2016 newsletter is now available for download.

Gray Areas of Responsibility in Masonry Design

Date & Time: 
Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
WD Partners, 7007 Discovery Blvd Dublin, OH 43017
  • Offered for free to Central Ohio Section ASCE Members
  • Seating is limited to the first 25 people
  • Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background

20th Annual ASCE Golf Outing

Date & Time: 
Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:30am
Location: 
Darby Creek Golf Course, 19300 Orchard Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040

20th Annual ASCE Golf Outing June 17th!!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars and signup for the 20th annual ASCE Central Ohio Section Golf Outing to be held June 17th, 10:30 AM 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.