Geotechnical Specialty Seminar

Please enjoy these photos from the 2016 Annual Specialty Seminar.

Kord Wissmann – Geopier Foundation Company

Kord Wissmann – Geopier Foundation Company

Harold Sprague – Parsons

Harold Sprague – Parsons

Dr. Genda Chen - Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Genda Chen – Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Marshall Lew – AMEC Foster Wheeler

Dr. Marshall Lew – AMEC Foster Wheeler

Lok Sharma - Terracon

Lok Sharma – Terracon

Dr. David Rogers – Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. David Rogers – Missouri University of Science and Technology

Phil Sirles - Olsson Engineering

Phil Sirles – Olsson Engineering

H Bolton Seed Lecture 2015

H Bolton Seed Lecture 2015

Peck-Garstang-Williams Scholarship Endowment Program Recipients

Peck-Garstang-Williams Scholarship Endowment Program Recipients

Peck-Garstang-Williams Scholarship Endowment Program Recipients

Peck-Garstang-Williams Scholarship Endowment Program Recipients

Early Morning Registration

Early Morning Registration

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ASCE Pipelines Conference

The ASCE Pipelines Conference will be held in Kansas City July 17-20, 2016.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend:

  • NEW! Pipelines 2016 is part of the new Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute of ASCE and the program will be expanded to include Utility Engineering and Surveying along with technical sessions involving pipeline planning, designing, constructing, renewing, operating, managing and maintaining the lifeline assets.
  • Earn professional development hours (PDHs).
  • Network with industry leaders and make valuable contacts at featured conference special events.
  • See new products and make valuable contacts by visiting a packed Exhibit Hall.
  • Discover all the city has to offer; the Jazz District, authentic Kansas City barbecue, and a variety of museums.

Click here to learn more.

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Construction Engineer Wanted in Lee’s Summit

Seeking a Talented Construction Engineer in Lees Summit area with The Laclede Group

TAKE CHARGE of your career by inquiring about this opportunity

Responsible for coordinating road improvement plans, sewer plans, and development plans from municipalities, engineering firms, and developers so that conflicts with our existing gas facilities can be determined and minimized. Also responsible for completing engineering designs and cost estimates for all types of main and service work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handle calls and correspondence from Construction and Maintenance foremen, general foremen, civic inspectors, the sales department, and other Company departments regarding the status of jobs and projects
  • Handle calls and correspondence from outside the company (municipalities, engineering firms, developers) to process the needed information to coordinate the Company’s facilities with proposed improvements and development
  • Schedule and prioritize projects that are going to construction or have a higher priority due to the Company’s requirements
  • Prepare necessary paperwork related to the Company’s procedures for gas main and service work as required, including utility agreements and other documents
  • Completes engineering designs and cost estimates using GIS for all types of main and service work
  • Complete engineering specifications and designs for new pipe installations, regulator stations, code compliance, improvements, construction/gas conditioning equipment and instrumentation, and retirements of pipeline systems for natural gas and propane pipelines
  • Attend utility meetings and pre-construction meetings to negotiate with representatives from engineering firms and municipalities to reduce the impact of proposed improvements to the Company’s existing facilities

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, (Civil, Chemical or Mechanical preferred)
  • Three years of related engineering experience
  • Two years of practical design experience and interaction with road/highway agencies

Certificates/Licenses: Valid driver’s license

Follow the link to apply: ConstructionEngineer_LaceldeGroup

Work Environment: Normal office conditions

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Laclede Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please click on the following links: About the EEO law and EEO law supplement.

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ASCE Kansas City Section – Meeting Sponsorship

The ASCE Kansas City Section Board is looking for your support through the Meeting Sponsorship Program!

This opportunity will allow civil engineering firms, vendors, manufacturers, contractors and entities gain valuable market exposure by actively sponsoring monthly breakfast, luncheon or dinner meetings. There is a distinct advantage to be recognized at these meetings, where various members of the engineering and construction community gather.

The criterion for the Meeting Sponsorship Program is as follows:

  1. One (1) Sponsor per meeting
  2. Sponsor name appears on meeting invitation
  3. A table space will be available, just inside the entrance to the meeting area, for the Sponsor to arrange a display and have a couple of representatives to make promotional materials available.
  4. Two (2) lunches for Sponsor representatives
  5. Sponsor introduction with a 5-minute presentation at the beginning of the meeting
  6. Display the Sponsor logo on the welcome screen before the program
  7. A donation of $300 (check made out to “ASCE Kansas City Section”)

Please see the upcoming meetings dates below:

  1. January 19th, 2016: Joint meeting with EWRI.
  2. February 16th, 2016: Joint meeting with KSPE.
  3. March 15th, 2016: Joint meeting with APWA.

We look forward to working with you to help improve networking familiarity in the metro area.  If you have any questions, please contact Mike Schmitz, PE (

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October Newsletter

Ladies and gentlemen, the October Newsletter has arrived. Click here to learn about the latest in ASCE and what to expect from the future with a special forward from our new president!


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October Meeting with UMKC and YMG

Please join us Tuesday, October 20th, with ASCE-UMKC and ASCE-YMG to enjoy learning about floating liquefied natural gas plants and Chipotle. Brian Schmidt will be our speaker.

DATE: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

TIME: 6:00pm

LOCATION: UMKC Diastole (2501 Holmes St., Kansas City, MO 64110)

SPEAKER: Brian Schmidt of Black & Veatch

Click here to register today! You must register by October 16th at 3:00pm if you would like food.

Brian E. Schmidt is currently the energy chief engineer at Black & Veatch.  In his role, he is accountable for energy engineering processes, engineering interfaces with other energy processes, incorporating continuous improvement and lessons learned for engineering processes, and resolution of project engineering issues.  The chief engineer is also accountable for the engineering risk management for proposals and projects.  The chief engineer’s roles and responsibilities are global.  Prior to this role, Schmidt was the director of project controls within Black & Veatch’s energy business. In this role, Schmidt was responsible to ensure that planning, scheduling and cost control was implemented on all Energy Division projects. This included recruiting staff, professional development, training, mentoring, policy and procedure development and implementation, budgeting, and general management of the Project Controls Department.  Prior to the project controls role, Schmidt was the chief civil / structural / architectural engineer of energy. Primary responsibilities included business process ownership of civil / structural / architectural processes, development of a technical training program, development, preparation and maintenance of engineering guides, standards, specifications, templates, standard details, information technology, and third party software,  Six Sigma projects, quality control, supplier technical qualifications, and global office technical development.  Schmidt is experienced in the development of project schedules, cost reporting, and cost forecasting.  Schmidt is also experienced in the design of site work, foundations, reinforced concrete, and structural steel, and in the preparation and administration of material handling equipment, general construction, and superstructure contracts. Schmidt has been involved in structural steel and reinforced concrete design of various material handling structures, coal fueled power plant structures, combined cycle and combustion turbine structures, SCR structures and ductwork, and structural modifications for CEM systems.

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The Kansas State University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-KSU) is working with a rural community in Guatemala to build an elementary school. This presentation will focus on the progress of the project, as well as lessons that have been learned about encouraging community ownership and cross-cultural interaction. Click here to learn more about EWB-KSU.

DATE: Tuesday, September 1st, 20

TIME: 11:30 Social/Registration

12:00 Meal

12:30 Presentation

LOCATION: Matt Ross Community Center (8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS 66204)

SPEAKER: Danny Preut of KH Engineering Group

Click here to register today!

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Golf for Guatemala

The K-State chapter of Engineers Without Borders will be hosting a golf fundraiser next Saturday (May 2nd) at Deer Creek to raise funds for the construction of a single-story school in Guatemala. Although this is a busy time of the year, we would like to invite you to participate and support our project in Guatemala. To find out more information you can go to our website at Golf for Guatemala.

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SWE-KC Meet and Greet

Society of Women Engineers: SWE-KC Meet and Greet

Please join SWE-KC and ASCE’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee on Wednesday, April 8th on the rooftop at the Well (7421 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114) for a happy hour Meet and Greet hosted by Kaeisha Akinmoladun. Some appetizers will be provided; and we will have door prizes. All members of APWA, KCWIT, WTS and NSBE are also welcome to attend. We will be there rain or shine!

DATE: 4/8/2015 (Wed 5:30PM – 7:30PM)

LOCATION: The Well Rooftop (7421 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114)




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April Newsletter

Please see the link below for this month’s section newsletter and information about several exciting upcoming events.

April 2015-3

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