Archive for March, 2011

Practical Mine Ventilation Design & Control Short Course

Presented by the Western Mining Safety and Health and Translation Center in conjunction with Missouri University of Science and Technology
May 4-6, 2011

Missouri S&T announces Practical Mine Ventilation Design and Control Short course to be held on campus May 4-6, 2011. This three-day course will provide participants with a sufficient background to design and maintain an underground ventilation system. The materials taught apply to most underground situations, including coal, metal, and nonmetal mines, with the emphasis on practical applications.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for ventilation and planning engineers, safety engineers, production; technical and supervisory personnel who need to become proficient or need a refresher course in mine ventilation. For the computer simulation section, experience on the use of computers is helpful but not necessary.

Course Director
Dr. Jerry C. Tien, P.E., Associate Professor in Mining Engineering, Missouri S&T
Dr. Jerry Tien is a Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky and has over 36 years of ventilation related work, research, and teaching experience. Before coming to Missouri S&T, Dr. Tien worked for the White Pine Copper Company for two years, Peabody Coal Company as a Ventilation Specialist for 10 years, and for Asian American Coal, Inc., Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, as V.P., Technical Service for 1.5 years. He has accumulated extensive practical experience in ventilation system design, pressure surveys and cost evaluation, for both metal, non-metal and coal mines.

Fee and Registration
The fee of $995 covers program materials, three luncheons, coffee breaks, and all instructional costs and materials. Advance registration is encouraged. Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel the course and return all registration fees if the minimum registration is not received. No course refund is payable for cancellation after April 27, 2011.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Attendees completing this three-day course will be awarded 24 PDHs.

For conference program information please see, or contact Dr. Jerry Tien, Conference Director (573-341-4757; and for registration information contact Distance and Continuing Education, 216 Centennial Hall, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO, 65409-1560, (573-341-4278;

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MS&T: GeoMo Conference

ROLLA, Mo. – The Missouri University of Science & Technology will host the 2011 GeoMO Conference May 6, 2011.

Join us May 6, 2011, for GeoMO 2011, as we discuss Practical Applications of Waves to Measure Soil Properties; and professional issues associated with engineering licensure with guest lecturer, Dr. Vince Drnevich.

This year’s focus is stress and electromagnetic waves with some sessions on ethics. The speaker will be Prof. Vincent Drnevich, Ph.D., P.E. of the faculty of Purdue University. Dr. Drnevich is recognized internationally for his research on the engineering properties of soils and concrete, especially as measured by stress wave propagation and electromagnetic wave propagation. He is the recipient of many awards including the ASCE Huber Award and Norman Medal, the ASTM Hogentogler Award and Woodland G. Shockley Award, the ASEE George Wadlin Award, and Chi Epsilon Harold T. Larson and the James M. Robbins.
GeoMO 2011 is an exceptional opportunity for you to network with fellow practicing engineers as well as geotechnical graduate students and faculty.
In addition, the conference provides:
• A Missouri forum for nationally recognized geotechnical experts
• Practical information designed to enhance the capabilities of practicing engineers
• Valuable Professional Development Hours (PDHs) at a reasonable cost
• A convenient venue maximizing interaction between practicing engineers.

Who Should Attend?
Geotechnical Engineers, GeoEnvironmental Engineers and Civil Engineers working in roadway and pavement engineering and foundation design.

Register online at
Registration is $150 per person.

Additional information is also available online at

For registration questions contact
Missouri S&T Distance & Continuing Education
Phone: (573) 341-4200 or email

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MS&T: Missouri Concrete Conference

ROLLA, Mo. – The Missouri University of Science & Technology will host the annual Missouri Concrete Conference April 26-27, 2011.

Presentations at the conference include: recycled concrete mixtures, real-time mixture adjustment, shrinkage-compensation, freeze-resistant concrete, status of flyash regulation, self consolidating concrete, roller compacted concrete case histories, strange construction problems, batch plant maintenance, OSHA preparedness, tier 4 diesel engine issue, poor testing techniques and consequences, low strength game plan, concrete resurfacing, whitetopping, two-lift pavement construction, full-depth reclamation, sustainability, and MoDOT case histories and new specifications.

The conference should be of interest to contractors, public agencies, consulting engineers, testing labs, aggregate producers, ready mix, cement and admixture suppliers, and equipment technical reps. Registration is $130 per person.

Additional information is also available online at

For registration or exhibitor questions contact
Missouri S&T Distance & Continuing Education
Phone: (573) 341-4200 or email or
For technical information, contact
Dr. David Richardson
Phone: (573) 341-4487 or email

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April Awards Dinner

The Kansas City Section Presents: “Annual Kansas City Section Awards Dinner” 

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 


Mr. Andrew W. Herrmann, PE, SECB, F. ASCE 

ASCE President Elect 

Join the Kansas City Section on Tuesday, April 5th as we host the annual KC Section Awards Dinner at which both outstanding students and life members will be recognized. 

In addition ASCE President Elect Andrew Herrmann will speak. 

Andrew W. Herrmann is a Principal of Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, a transportation consulting engineering firm founded in 1887 and headquartered in New York City. During his 36 year career he has been responsible for management of the firm and many of the firm’s major fixed and movable bridge projects. His experience covers inspection, rating, design, rehabilitation, and construction of bridges. He is Past President of ASCE’s NYC Metropolitan Section and past Chair of ASCE’s Structural Division’s (now Structural Engineering Institute) Technical Administrative Committee on Bridges. Andrew was Co-chair of the 2005 Structural Engineering Institute’s Structures Congress in NYC and served on the Advisory Council for ASCE’s 2003 and 2005 Report Cards for America’s Infrastructure and is presently the Chair for the Advisory Council for the preparation of the 2009 Report Card. He has served on the ASCE Board of Direction as District 1 Director, been Chair of ASCE’s Region 1 Board of Governors, been Chair of the Publications Committee, and is presently serving as ASCE Treasurer. He has testified multiple times on behalf of ASCE before the House Committee on Infrastructure and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Public Works and Environment on the topics of infrastructure and the condition of our nation’s bridges. He has been interviewed by magazines, newspapers, radio, and television, and participated in cable documentaries on the subject of bridges and our nation’s infrastructure. 

Andrew earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University and a Master’s in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York. He is a Professional Engineer in 30 jurisdictions including the Province of Ontario. 

Location: Brio Tuscan Grille 

               502 Nichols Road 

                Kansas City, MO 64112 

 Times: 5:30pm Registration 

            6:00pm Dinner

             6:30pm Program 

Salad: Brio Chopped Salad 

Entrees (Choose on Arrival): Penne Mediterranean, Chicken Under The Brick, or Grilled Salmon with Citrus Pesto Sauce 

Desserts: Cheesecake or Milk Chocolate Caramel Cake 

Cost: $35.00 per person 

RSVP: by Thursday, March 31st to Mohamad Ibrawish by emailing or calling (913)638-9184 

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March ASCE/APWA Joint Luncheon

“The Results of Agreements Negotiated During a Recession Will Outlast the Recession”

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Marc Richardson, Assistant General Counsel & Principal of Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., will discuss personal observations regarding the current business cycle, and the fundamental changes being experienced in the current marketing and procurement of engineering and construction services


Crown Club at Kauffman Stadium
One Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129

11:30 pm – Registration / Social
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:15 pm – Program


  • BBQ Beef Brisket or Pan Roasted Lemon Chicken w/ Tomato-Caper Beurre Blanc
  • House Salad
  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
  • Chef’s Choice of Vegetable
  • Chef’s Choice of Dessert

Cost: Members and Guests $30


RSVP by Friday, March 11th to Mohamad Ibrawish by emailing or calling (913)638-9184. 

Please note seating is limited, so RSVP at your earliest convenience.

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