Geographic Services is proud to announce the Continuing Education schedule of seminars and workshops for the spring and summer that are scheduled in your geographic area. These seminars/workshops have been produced by ASCE’s Continuing Education Department with your members in mind.

Earthquake-Induced Ground Motions May 8-9, 2014 Scottsdale, AZ
 Structural Design for Bomb Blast Loads and Accidental Chemical Explosions (Buildings and Industrial Facilities)  May 14-16, 2014  St. Louis, MO
 Low Impact Development Applications for Water Resource Management  May 29-30, 2014  Kansas City, MO
 Introduction to Tunnel Design and Construction  June 11-13, 2014  Scottsdale, AZ
 Leadership Development for the Engineer  June 19-20, 2014  Kansas City, MO
 Design-Build Contracting  June 26-27, 2014  Minneapolis, MN
 Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers  July 24-25, 2014  Denver, CO
 Risk-Based Seismic Design and Evaluation  August 7-8, 2014  St. Louis, MO
 Seismic Loads for Buildings and Other Structures   August 21-22, 2014  Denver, CO
 HEC-RAS Computer Workshop for Unsteady Flow Applications  September 10-12, 2014  Kansas City, MO
 Design of Concrete Pavements – NEW  September 11-12, 2014  Denver, CO
 Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers  September 25-26, 2014  Rapid City, SD

Geographic Services would greatly appreciate if the newest Continuing Education schedule be included in your upcoming newsletters as well as added to your websites.

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Presentation - President Elect Robert D. Stevens PhD., PE, AICP, F.ASCE

Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014

Location: Plaza III
                4749 Pennsylvania Ave
                Kansas City, MO 64112

Time: 11:30 Social/Registration
          12:00 Meal
          12:30 Section Awards/Presentation

Menu: Choice of: Filet Mignon, 
           Grilled Chicken Breast, or Salmon
           Herb Roasted Red Potatoes
           Cheese Cake with Strawberry Sauce
           Sourdough Bread
           Tea, Coffee, Soda

Cost: $25.00 per person

Speaker: ASCE President Elect Robert D. Stevens, PhD, PE, AICP, F.ASCE

President Elect Stevens’ Vision Statement:

In these challenging times, it’s still great to be a civil engineer. While civil engineers can provide society the infrastructure that it needs, it is only possible for us to do that if funds are available to do it. Both our Infrastructure Report Cards and Failure to Act reports provide valuable information. They are helping us get the message out that the condition of our infrastructure is not what it should be or could be and that more public- and private-sector funding is needed. While we are doing a great job getting this message out to the public and our elected officials, more needs to be done. We especially need to do more to enhance our efforts towards influencing public policy. I see an ASCE that is an even more influential leader.

ASCE’s Roadmap 2025 provides specific steps that the civil engineering profession can take to achieve the Vision 2025 for the Civil Engineer. This is a global vision of civil engineers working smarter and more effectively for the good of all people by creating a sustainable world and enhancing the global quality of life. To accomplish this, civil engineers need to not only be planners, designers, constructors, and operators of the built environment but also leaders in infrastructure policy, managers of risk due to natural and man-made disasters, and innovators and integrators of ideas and technology. It will take a closely coordinated global civil engineering community endeavor to achieve this Vision. There is much to be done to achieve Vision 2025 in the next 12 years.

If you would like to read more please go to–Stevens,-Ph-D-,-P-E-,-AICP,-F-ASCE—Vision-Statement/

RSVPs due Friday April 18th.  Register by clicking here


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March 2014 Meeting with APWA

Joint Meeting with APWA

Presentation - Right of Way Management Overview  

Date: Wednesday March 19th, 2014

Location: Grand Street Cafe
               4740 Grand Ave
               Kansas City, MO 64112

Time: 11:30 Social/Registration
         12:00 Meal
         12:30 Presentation

Menu: Roasted Pork or Grilled Chicken Breast
           Whipped Potatoes
           French Green Beans
           Roll and Butter
           Tea or Soda
Cost: $25.00 per person

APWA’s Community Service Committee is collecting non-perishable foods.  Come on out and support a good cause.

Presentation: Right of Way Management Overview 

Description: In light of the recent findings in the JJ’s restaurant investigation; Monty Zimmerman and Murv Morehead will discuss proper right of way management techniques as practiced by area cities.

Speaker: Monty Zimmerman, City of Lenexa & Murv Morehead, City of Overland Park 


Monty Zimmerman is the Right of Way Manager for the City of Lenexa. Monty has been with Lenexa for 23 years and has held the position of Right of Way Manager for the last 14 years.  Monty’s experience over those 14 years ranges from overseeing the Everest/Surewest overbuild of Lenexa  that started in 2001, to helping develop a state of the art communications and electrical duct banks to accommodate utility relocations for CIP projects, as well as the normal day to day duties of Right of Way management. Over the last 14 years Monty has lent his ROW management experience to several right of way related professional organizations both locally and nationally such as APWA UPROW, CGA (Common Ground Alliance, PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration) and IRWA (International Right of Way Association).

Murv Morehead was selected as the first ROW Coordinator for the City of Overland Park and has served in that position for 13 years.  He previously served as co-chairman for the Kansas Regional Chapter of Common Ground Alliance and currently serves on the National CGA Best Practices committee. He is currently Chairman of APWA’s National UPROW Technical committee and also serves as the co-chairman of APWA’s National Abandoned Utilities subcommittee. He also previously chaired the KC Metro APWA UPROW committee.  He is supportive of the SUE process and is also currently involved in promoting the  Coring, Keyholing and Reinstatement method of utility locating under pavement which is a perfect complement to the SUE process.

RSVPs are due Monday March 17th RSVP HERE


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Sustainable Infrastructure 2014 Evening Kickoff Meeting

 The APWA & ASCE Sustainable Infrastructure Committees are hosting a kick-off meeting and social from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Burns & McDonnell’s Auditorium, 9400 Ward Parkway, KCMO, featuring Julia Anastasio, APWA’s National Director of Sustainability, presenting updates on the Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure rating system, and the APWA Center for Sustainability.

 Speakers will also present on how Envision is being implemented on the Target Green Marlborough project in Kansas City, MO, and the Snow Creek Stream Environmental Zone (SEZ) Restoration Project in North Lake Tahoe, CA. Target Green is one of the first and largest green infrastructure projects in the U.S., spanning 740 acres between 75th and 85th Streets and Holmes and Prospect to significantly reduce combined sewer overflows to the Middle Blue River Basin. The SEZ Restoration Project restored a brownfield site, using low impact development improvements to protect water quality, reestablish vegetation and wildlife habitat. It is the first project to receive an Envision Platinum Award.

 For those who are unable to attend the MARC workshop in the morning, a brief summary will be provided. Mardi Gras themed appetizers and beverages will be served.  Cost is $15 per person. 1.5 PDH’s

 Register here:

 Envision™ is the product of a joint collaboration between the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the
Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

See Sustainable Inf 2014-03-04_KickoffSocial for more details

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Section Awards Nominations


 The Kansas City Section is now taking nomination for the annual section awards.  These awards are in line with the ASCE Region 7 awards, which includes our section.  These awards were started at the region level to honor and recognize outstanding service to ASCE and the civil engineering profession.  We hope to receive nominations at the section level and submit our local winners for consideration at the region level.  The three award categories are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement:  ”This award is intended to recognize the lifetime efforts of a civil engineer’s service to further advance the field of civil engineering through their contributions, innovative concepts, research and materials”.
 Lifetime Achievement Award Application

Outstanding Younger Member:  “This award is intended to recognize the efforts of younger Civil Engineers to further advance the field of civil engineering through innovative concepts, research, and materials”.
 Outstanding Younger Member Application

Outstanding Faculty/Practitioner:  ”The award is intended to recognize the efforts of an Outstanding ASCE Faculty/Practitioner Advisor who supports ASCE Student chapters and Civil Engineering Students”.
 Outstanding Faculty/Practitioner Application

 The deadline for submittal is April 30, 2014 to Chester Bender at

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Joint Meeting with KSPE

Project Overview – The South Lawrence Trafficway

Date: Wednesday February 12th, 2014

Location: Cinzettis Italian Buffet
               7201 W. 91st St.
               Overland Park, KS 66212

Time: 11:30 Social/Registration
         12:00 Meal
         12:30 Presentation

Menu: Fancy sandwich buffet, pasta salads, desserts, and drinks

Cost: $15.00 per person

Presentation: Project Overview of the South Lawrence Trafficway

Speaker: Ryan Robinson, HNTB & Jonathan Marburger, KDOT

Bio: Ryan Robinson is a Professional Engineer, licensed in the State of Kansas and serves as Project Manager in the Transportation Group in the HNTB Overland Park office. Ryan joined HNTB out of college in 2002 as a highway engineer and has contributed in varying roles on small site-civil projects to major freeway bypass projects. Ryan holds a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University.

Jonathan Marburger began working for the Kansas Department of Transportation in 2003, and is currently the Special Requirements Engineer in the Bureau of Road Design. He is responsible for managing the Pavement Design Section, Plan files unit, maintaining the Road Design Manual, and managing several highway design projects with an estimated construction costs totaling over $275 million. Jonathan has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology, and and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas. He is a Certified Public Manager and is a Professional Engineering in the state of Kansas.

RSVPs due Monday February 10th

RSVP here

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January Meeting with EWRI

Kansas City Section January Meeting 

Joint Meeting with EWRI

Building Community Acceptance of Stormwater BMPs 

Date: Wednesday January 8th, 2014
Location: Lidia’s Italy – Freight House 
 101 W. 22nd St. 
 Kansas City, MO 64108

 Time: 11:30 Social/Registration
            12:00 Meal/Presentation

Menu: Pasta Trio, including salad, dessert, coffee, and iced tea 
Cost: $30.00 per person (Students and Engineers between jobs, $15.00)
Presentation: Kansas City Water Services has installed a number of stormwater BMPs and there are more on the way.  Building community acceptance is critical to the successful implementation of green infrastructure.  This presentation will highlight the “extra” benefits of using stormwater BMPs, explore the psychology of BMP acceptance, and will include images of beautiful stormwater BMPs to inspire.

 Speaker: Lisa Treese, RLA, LEED® AP, Kansas City Water Services 
Bio: Lisa is a landscape architect with nearly ten years experience in practice.  She started her landscape architectural career with Wallace, Roberts & Todd (WRT)in Coral Gables, Florida, working on national site design and planning projects. She returned to Kansas City and worked at Vireo (formerly Patti Banks Associates) for over six years on regional projects rooted in environmental sustainability.  In November of 2012, she began working for Water Services as part of the Overflow Control Program and supports other departmental divisions.  She is responsible for in forming decisions related to green infrastructure and site design, monitoring green infrastructure maintenance agreements, and advising internal maintenance programs.  Lisa holds a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture and a secondary major in Natural Resources & Environmental Science from Kansas State University.

Register by Jan. 6th, 2014  Register Here

 Contact Marc Schlebusch at for any questions

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December Meeting with MSPE

 Joint Meeting with MSPE

 An Afternoon with Octave Chanute

 Date: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

 Location: Matt Ross Community Center
                  8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS

 Time: 11:30 Social/Registration
           12:00 Meal/Presentation

Menu: Boxed Lunched from Jimmy Johns

 Cost: $15.00

 Speaker: Bill Nicks as Octave Chanute

 Our guest speaker will be Civil Engineer Octave Chanute as performed by area historian and historic 1st person re-enactor Bill Nicks.  Chanute was the civil engineer who built (1869) the Hannibal Bridge in Kansas City, the first Railroad Bridge over that ‘treacherous’ Missouri River.  The bridge made KC the dominant city in the Missouri Valley.  Learn about Chanute’s life, his involvement with Lenexa Ks, how Chanute Ks came to bear his name and how he mentored the Wright Brothers in their quest for controlled flight. 

 Bill Nicks, through his company  conducts historic bus tours and has been speaking to historic-minded groups since 1996.  Nicks also re-enacts three other great men; Dr. James Naismith, Dwight Eisenhower and Wilbur Wright.  He is employed full time with The American Royal Association as Director of Events.  His office is in the Historic West Bottoms near the old KC Stockyards.  Yards designed by Octave Chanute.  Come enjoy an ‘edu-taining’ lunch hour with Octave Chanute. 

 Door Prizes: Two 25 dollar gift cards will be given away to preregistered attendees!

 RSVPs due Monday December 9th
Register Now 

Contact Brian Hill at 913-317-9390 or email if you have any questions


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Mark Your Calendars!

Here are the tentative dates for our upcoming meetings

Dec 10 with MSPE

Jan 8 with EWRI

March 19 with APWA

April – TBD Awards and ASCE Pres-Elect presentation/visit

May – TBD

Hope to see you there!

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The Results Are In!

This past October we asked you on how we can better serve you as a chapter.  Below is a link for the results on what you said. 

ASCE Survey Results


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