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Ohio Sustainable Roadway Materials Workshop

Date & Time: 
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
ODOT Central Office (Auditorium – Lower Level), 1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus OH 43223

ODOT's Office of Materials Management, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Industrial Resources Council are co-sponsoring the upcoming Ohio Sustainable Roadway Materials Workshop, which will be held December 3 at ODOT central office in Columbus, OH. This FREE workshop will provide information and resources to help agencies, engineers, project designers and contractors make sustainable material choices to comply with FHWA's recycling policy. The agenda and listing of speakers can be found at http://industrialresourcescouncil.org/ohsrm

December Luncheon Meeting

Date & Time: 
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:30am
Location: 
Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43210

Topic: Blueprint Clintonville Integrated Solutions Project
Pilot Area Technical Committee (PATC) - Approach and Interim Findings in Columbus, Ohio

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

The City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities, Division of Sewerage and Drainage (the City) has embarked upon its approved Wet-Weather Management Plan (WWMP). Currently, that plan is almost entirely comprised of a series of treatment plant capacity upgrades, storage tanks, tunnels, and other piping system augmentations; collectively known as “gray” infrastructure. After approval of the WWMP, the use of more renewable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly systems, commonly referred to as “green” infrastructure, has been recognized and implemented in many communities as a potential solution to many of the elements associated with consent order requirements.

Recently, the City received approval from Ohio EPA to delay many elements of the WWMP so the City can investigate whether it can meet the WWMP goals and future stormwater regulations with green infrastructure and I&I control on public and private property. The solution is known as the Integrated Solution (IS). The City is proceeding forward with the pilot for this Integrated Solutions approach in the Clintonville neighborhood. 

This presentation will discuss the efforts of the Pilot Area Technical Committee (PATC) charged with developing and refining the project objectives, as well as the methodology and logistical challenges of achieving these goals.

Deterioration and Repair of Concrete

Date & Time: 
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
WD Partners, 7007 Discovery Blvd Dublin, OH 43017

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

Purpose and Background
Concrete has been called durable but not eternal material. Despite its longevity, it eventually deteriorates and requires repair or replacement. This webinar focuses on repairing deteriorated concrete and restoring its structural capacity. (A related topic on strengthening concrete buildings in sound condition is addressed in a separate presentation.) The webinar provides a succinct overview of the issues involved in repair of concrete structures, with a focus on practical solutions useful for a design engineer.

Underpinning and Strengthening of Foundations

Date & Time: 
Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
WD Partners, 7007 Discovery Blvd Dublin, OH 43017

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

Purpose and Background
Many renovation projects involve strengthening of foundations. Whenever an increase in gravity loading or a lateral load retrofit is proposed, foundation strengthening is likely to follow. Underpinning, the lowering or enlarging an existing foundation, is a basic technique of foundation strengthening. Underpinning of existing foundations is particularly common when new construction occurs nearby.

2015 STEM Expo

Date & Time: 
Sat, 02/28/2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Metro Early College High School, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210

We are glad to announce the STEM Expo event will be returning in February 2015 at the same location. Information will again be distributed to area-wide elementary and middle schools starting in January. More information to come later.

November 2014 Newsletter

The November 2014 newsletter is now available for download.

OSU Masters Level Structures Courses

The Ohio State University Department of Civil, Environmental & Geodetic Engineering announces the introduction of structures graduate-level courses beginning at 4:00 PM that may be of interest to Central Ohio working professionals. These courses start in the Spring semester of 2015 and include:

  • CIVILEN 7330 Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVILEN 7332 Advanced Behavior and Design of Metal Structures

Additional information may be found the University’s College of Engineering website at https://ceg.osu.edu/graduate.

November Luncheon Meeting

Date & Time: 
Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:30am
Location: 
Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Rd., Columbus, OH 43229

Topic: SR33/I270 Interchange

Joint meeting with ASHE
(Online registration and payment available, see bottom of page.)

The reconstruction of the I-270/US 33 interchange was identified as an intermediate project in the I-270/US 33 Northwest Freeway Study (NFS), completed by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in 2006. Eight conceptual alternatives were developed and studied to improve traffic operations, promote economic growth and eliminate hazardous crash areas while minimizing environmental and right-of-way impacts. The interchange improvements will be constructed in phases, with Phase 1 construction beginning in 2015 and Phase 2 construction approximately 15 years after completion of Phase 1.

OTEC Happy Hour

Date & Time: 
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Brothers Bar & Grille, 477 Park Street

Please join ASCE, ASHE, OSPE, Engineers Club, EWB, & WTS for a happy hour after OTEC. It is sure to be a great networking event.

LRFD Earth Retaining Structures: Cut Walls

Date & Time: 
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 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

Purpose and Background
Cut walls (top down construction) have a wide range of applications and encompass a diverse range of wall families including sheet pile, post and panel, H-pile and lagging, slurry and soil mix. These walls resist lateral earth and water pressures through their structural stiffness and anchorages. The LRFD platform offers a rational framework for consideration of different types of walls. This webinar will use the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge and Structures Specifications as a basis for the technical content. Applicable articles in Sections 11, 10 and 3 of the 6th Edition (2012) of AASHTO LRFD Specifications will be used as a basis of discussion.

The webinar will assume that the participant has a basic working knowledge of design and construction of cut retaining walls including fundamental aspects of earth pressure theories and earth pressure diagrams. It will include discussion on the terminology and types of cut walls, lateral earth pressure design approaches for cut walls, applicable load factors, use of minimum and maximum load factors for permanent loads, permanent and transient surcharge loads, identification of limit states and resistance factors, pressure surfaces for geotechnical and structural analysis, and consideration of extreme event limits state such as scour and seismic events. Introductory information on ground anchor application, construction and design of ground anchor walls in the context of limit states and general concepts will also be presented. A standalone webinar on ground anchor walls addresses the application of ground anchors in all types of cut walls in more detail.

RSVP to newsletter@centralohioasce.com by Thursday, November 27, 2014.