Archive for March, 2013

Section Board Nominations

The Kansas City Section of ASCE is taking nominations for its Board of Directors.  Positions available for nomination are President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors.  A description of each position can be found below.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or wish to nominate a candidate for the Board, please submit a nomination by e-mail to dsilver@burnsmcd.com by no later than April 5, 2013.

If necessary, a vote on all contested positions will be taken by at our Annual Meeting in mid-May with the and the new Board will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting.  We look forward to your continued participation so that we can keep the Kansas City Section strong and vibrant

Thank you,

David Silverstein, P.E.
President, Kansas City Section 2012-2013

 

POSITIONS DESCRIPTIONS

PRESIDENT-ELECT

The President-Elect shall act in place of the President when the President is not available.  The President-Elect shall serve as the vice chair and attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors. The President-Elect also shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Government & Public Relations and Membership. The President-Elect shall assume the role of President following completion the President’s one-year term.

TREASURER

The Treasurer shall monitor the funds of the Section, assist in preparation of the Section’s annual budget, report periodically to the Section Board of Directors, provide an annual financial report to the Section Board of Directors, and attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors.  The Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation and submittal of necessary Section tax information to regulatory authorities.  The Treasurer also shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Attendance, Dinner, and Programs.

SECRETARY

The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors and serve as secretary at all meetings.  The Secretary shall keep the minutes of Section meetings and be in charge of Section correspondence.  The Secretary shall be responsible for the preparation and submittal of required annual reports to Society. The Secretary also shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Communications/Database and Newsletter/Webpage.

DIRECTORS

The Directors of the Section shall be elected annually by the Subscribing Members of the Section, and shall consist of one Director III, one Director II, one Director I, and one Associate Member Director. Directors shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Awards and History & Heritage, Continuing Education, technical committees, Younger Members and Student Chapters.

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April 2013 Meeting

The Kansas City Section Presents:“MoDOT on the Move and Annual Section Awards

Date: April 9, 2013

Time:     11:30 registration/social
              12:00 lunch/awards
              12:30 program

Location:    Californos
                   4124 Pennsylvania Ave
                   Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Menu: Mixed Grill
Chicken, Beef & Shrimp, Sautéed Vegetables, Rice, Small Garden Salad
coffee, tea & sodas
Vegetarians Accommodated

Cost:  $25 per person

Join the Kansas City Section on Tuesday, April 9th as we host the annual KC Section Awards lunch at which both outstanding students and life members will be recognized.

In addition, Mr. Daniel Niec, P.E. of MoDOT will speak.

MoDOT on the Move  – Missouri’s newly released initiative lead by MoDOT to expand and fund transportation in Missouri for the next 10 years.  On the Move is a community engagement effort led by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to gather direction and insight from Missourians on major transportation issues and priorities across the state.

In 2013, as part of the On the Move program, MoDOT and various community partners will host a series of listening sessions, a mobile tour and virtual forums so that interested citizens, stakeholders and policymakers from across Missouri may be active participants in a conversation about our state’s transportation future.

RSVP:  RSVP to John Dowell at  jdowell@burnsmcd.com or at (816) 823-7176 by Friday, April 5, 2013

PDHs will be available

Parking: Parking is available in the covered lot on the NORTH SIDE of the Manor Square Building at 4050 Pennsylvania (One block north of Californo’s)

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ASCE Kansas City Section Awards

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 four 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”.

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 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”.

Service to ASCE:  “This award is intended to recognize the efforts of Civil Engineers to further advance the perception of civil engineers and civil engineering through community activities and ASCE involvement”.

Nominations are due by April 1, 2013.  Section winners will be recognized at our April Awards meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th.  Please consider nominating someone you feel has made a significant contribution to our profession.  Additional information and nomination forms (also attached) can be obtained by contacting the Kansas City Section Awards Committee, Matt Bleything, 816-349-6795 (mbleything@burnsmcd.com) or Chester Bender, 913-782-0541 (cbender@pyengineers.com).

2013 KC Section – Lifetime Achievement

2013 KC Section – Younger Member

2013 KC Section – Faculty-Practitioner Advisor

2013 KC Section – Service to ASCE

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ASCE/APWA March Lunch Meeting/Presentation

Kansas City ASCE/APWA March Lunch Meeting and Presentation

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Location: The Holiday Inn Kansas City
                    9103 East 39th Street
                    Kansas City, Missouri 64133

Time:   11:30 am-12:00 pm Registration/Social
              12:00 pm-12:30 pm  Lunch
               12:30 pm Presentation

Menu: Mixed Green Salad,
            Herb Marinated Flame Grilled Beef Top Round w/ Red Wine Reduction
            Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
            Green Beans
            Rolls
            Southern Apple Cobbler
            Coffee and Iced tea

Presentation:  The Envision Rating System
Envision is a web-based tool, available in the public domain, to help public administrators
and officials introduce elements of sustainability into civil infrastructure projects. The program is available without charge on the website of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), a not-for-profit public interest organization, formed by three non-profits, APWA, ACEC, and ASCE.

ISI exists for the sole purpose of helping the public sector, at all levels of government, make better and more sustainable decisions regarding horizontal infrastructure projects and systems. The Institute works closely with private sector firms and communities in the planning, design, engineering, construction, and maintenance of civil infrastructure.

This presentation will provide an understanding of the need for a rating system for civil infrastructure and build on sustainable infrastructure discussions. An introduction to the Envision rating system will be provided, and the audience will learn how to access the Envision rating tools.

Presenter:  Mr. Larry Stevens, PE, PWLF

Larry has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Municipal Engineering. He served from 2003 to 2009 as Director of the Iowa Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS) Program at Iowa State University. Prior to that, he worked for the City of Oskaloosa, Iowa for 22 years, filling the roles of City Engineer and Public Works Director and at the City of Grinnell, Iowa as the Assistant City Engineer for 5 years. At HR Green’s Des Moines, IA office since 2009, Larry provides municipal engineering services to some of the firm’s key clients and leads the company’s city engineering services in Iowa and South Dakota.

Larry is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Public Works Association (APWA) as the Region VI Director and serves as the Association’s Treasurer. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, representing APWA as a founding member of the organization, whose mission is to develop and implement a rating system for sustainable infrastructure projects.

Cost: $25.00 Members and Guests

RSVP:  RSVP to John Dowell at by jdowell@burnsmcd.com or at (816) 823-7176 by Noon on Monday, March 11th, 2013

PDHs will be available

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