Archive for January, 2014

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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February Meeting with KSPE

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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