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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.

LRFD Earth Retaining Structures: Fill Walls

Date & Time: 
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 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
Fill walls have a wide range of applications and range in configuration from the basic gravity and cast-in-place (CIP) semi-gravity walls to complex mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls. The LRFD platform offers a rational framework for consideration of different types of fill walls. The webinar will use the 6th Edition (2012) American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications as a basis for the technical content. Applicable articles in Sections 11, 10 and 3 of the 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 fill retaining walls including fundamental aspects of earth pressure theories. The webinar will include discussion on the terminology and types of fill walls, lateral earth pressure theories for fill walls, permanent and transient surcharge loads, applicable load factors, use of minimum and maximum load factors for permanent loads, identification of limit states and resistance factors, pressure surfaces for geotechnical and structural analysis, and consideration of extreme event limit states such as seismic events.

The webinar will concentrate on external stability of CIP and MSE walls. Introductory information on internal stability of MSE walls in the context of limit states and general concepts will also be presented. A standalone webinar on MSE walls addresses MSE walls in more detail.

RSVP to newsletter@centralohioasce.com by Thursday, November 13, 2014.

October 2014 Newsletter

The October 2014 newsletter is now available for download.

Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Game - SOLD OUT

Date & Time: 
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Nationwide Arena, West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH

Based on the popularity of our previous two Blue Jackets outings, we, in conjunction with ASHE and Engineers Club of Columbus, have a group package of 50 tickets to the Blue Jackets-Hurricanes game. Tickets are $10 per member and $15 per guests. We're accepting pre-payment using PayPal. As these tickets usually sell for $50 face value, it's a great deal. Prior to the game, we’ll have a social put on by the Younger Members group at Brother's, so even if you don't want to go to the hockey game, please come out for drinks, food, and fellowship.

October Luncheon Meeting

Date & Time: 
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:30am
Location: 
Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH 43229
Scioto Greenways

Topic: Scioto Greenways - A Riverfront Transformation

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

The Scioto Riverfront in Downtown Columbus has been transformed as a result of hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private developments in the RiverSouth area. But while substantial public and private investments along the Scioto River have created world-class amenities, the river has remained a slow-moving, overly wide pool of sediment-laden water due to the presence of low head dams.

The removal of the Main Street Dam begins to restore the natural course of the river, improve the ecological systems and river habitat, provide new recreation options, and provide an opportunity to further leverage existing investments by creating a stunning 33-acre greenway through Downtown Columbus, Ohio.

ASCE Young Members gathering

Date & Time: 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
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
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
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 newsletter@centralohioasce.com by Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Ohio University 8th Annual ASCE Golf Outing

Date & Time: 
Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:00am
Location: 
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.