The 2018-2019 ASCE Kansas City Section met for their first meeting of the new fiscal year this afternoon. We are looking forward to serving our ASCE membership this year! We were also excited to have past president Mike Winckler join us as we discussed plans for this year, and the budget for our organization.

 

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ASCE Kansas City Section sincerely appreciates these groups for their support during 2017-2018! We look forward to our partnership you back in 2018-2019!

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The 2017-2018 has wrapped up for the ASCE Kansas City Section! On Thursday May 17th 2018, ASCE held their May Monthly Meeting Celebration for ASCE members and held their Officer Elections! The turnout was magnificent, with a lot of energy in the room, and interest in the upcoming year of activities.

Thank you to those members that attended, and we look forward to hosting our other ASCE members starting in August during our first meeting of the 2018-2019 year! Special thanks to our meeting sponsor ADS and Garrett Klinger, and to our 2017-2018 President Mike Winckler!

Please welcome our new board members: Chad Charest (HNTB Corp.) and Mariah Schroeder (Burns & McDonnell)!

Returning Board Members include: Ozzy Bravo (Terracon), Mo Ibrawish (Geotechnology), Ernie Longoria (City of Overland Park, KS), Stephen Stinger (Black & Veatch), Chad Johnson (Olsson Associates) and Meagan Malloy (CDM Smith).

      

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Today, was the last meeting with Mike Winckler, P.E., M.ASCE as President of the Kansas City Section of ASCE. Thank you Mike for your leadership and direction throughout this year, it has been a very enjoyable ride! We look forward to your service as Past-President starting soon.

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MAPA LUNCH AND LEARN – INDEPENDENCE

TOPIC: BASICS OF BALANCED MIX DESIGN

What: Lunch & Learn – Hosted by Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association

When: June 13, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center (Water)

18011 Bass Pro Dr.

Independence, MO 64055

Topic:  Basics of Balanced Mix Design – Grant Wollenhaupt, Superior Bowen

Who: Great educational & networking opportunity for Engineering Consultants, City and Municipal Engineers and Public Works Directors.

Registration: Registration is FREE (Register by June 7th)  Link to sign in:  https://moasphalt.org/2018/mapa-lunch-and-learn-independence/

Lunch will be served before the presentation. PDH’s are available and there is no cost to attend.

The Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association will be hosting a Lunch & Learn at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Independence from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Design engineers, consultants, city engineers, and public works officials will learn about the basics of balanced mix design. When level 1 of the Superpave mix design system was rolled out in the late 1990’s, the intent was to follow its adoption with a level 2 & 3 that incorporate performance-based tests into the system. Nearly 30 years later and that roll out is finally starting to be addressed. In only the past few years, many performance tests have been developed and/or refined to provide cost-effective, repeatable and timely results. Coupled with a need to evaluate mixtures beyond volumetrics, performance-based specifications have been shown to improve upon the existing mix design system and therefore are being implemented in many places. Several States are either reviewing or have already adopted a balance mix design approach and trend is growing rapidly. This presentation is focused on how the balanced mix design process works as well as how it can allow owners to take advantage of current cost saving innovations while maintaining or improving performance of their asphalt mixtures.

Professional Development Hours (1 hour) are available to those who attend.

This is a great opportunity to learn about using asphalt effectively. There is no charge for registration and seating is limited. If you want to attend, please register online by completing the form below. Email Brandon Atchison brandon@moasphalt.org with any questions.

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How many members of the Kansas City Section can you spot in the latest ASCE News insert? If you get Civil Engineering Magazine, you received the insert this month to coincide with Women’s History Month. There are a lot of good conversation starters in there. While we have come a long way as a profession, we still have work to do.

Congratulations and thank you to the women representing ASCE and Kansas City! Jennifer Jacka-Taylor, P.E, ENV SP Nicole Tauheed Kim Pemberton, PE Sheryl Gallagher Sam Kevern  Please tag anyone I missed!

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The Infrastructure Report Card for Missouri was released today – April 26, 2018 in Jefferson City, Missouri. The overall grade for Missouri was C-, no change from 2013.  https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/state-item/missouri/

Marsia Murphey-Geldert – ASCE Region 7 Director

Missouri Infrastructure Report Card Grades

Sheryl Gallagher – Geotechnology – Chair for 2018 Infrastructure Report Card

Missouri Representative Kevin Corlew

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Please Save the Date to join the ASCE Kansas City Section for their Annual May Elections Meeting.

This year we are changing things around – all ASCE Kansas City members in good standing (membership renewed for 2018) will be invited to attend this meeting at no cost. All Kansas City Professionals are welcome to attend for $15!

During this Annual Meeting, we will hold an election for our Board of Directors for 2018-2019 (SAMPLE BALLOT) , we will induct our ASCE Kansas City Board of Directors, and we will preview the events we will have coming up for the upcoming year. ASCE Kansas City will take a break for June and July, however, we will have a membership celebration / drive in August to get the year started!

Thank you to our 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, and all volunteers!  http://www.kcengineers.org/board-of-directors/

Also thank you to our meeting sponsor: Advanced Drainage Systems.

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