Archive for March, 2017

Meeting Sponsor:

Date:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

Location:

Plaza III Steakhouse

4749 Pennsylvania Ave.

Kansas City, MO  64112

 

Time: 

11:30 Registration / Networking

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Presentation

 

Cost:

$30 per person – Members

$25 per person – Students

$0 per person – Life Members, and Award Recipients

 

Menu:

Filet Mignon or

Grilled Breast of Chicken or

Grilled Atlantic Salmon

 

Please RSVP no later than COB on Thursday, April 6th, 2017

 

Presentation: 

New Life Members

Engineer of the Year Award

Project of the Year

Outstanding Senior UMKC Student

Distinguished Senior UMKC Student

 

National President-Elect’s Vision for ASCE:

Our National (Society) President-Elect Kristina Swallow will present the direction of ASCE, in the upcoming year.  Our industry faces many challenges, and ASCE’s Strategic Initiatives of: Sustainable Infrastructure,  ASCE Grand Challenge, and Raising the Bar, are focused on addressing them.

Speaker:

Kristina L. Swallow, P.E., ENV. SP., F. ASCE

Bio:

Leading a team of engineers responsible for delivering public works projects and planning the sanitary sewer collection system, Kristina has been with the City of Las Vegas since 2012.   She is responsible for negotiating design and construction contracts, reviewing progress of the work, coordination with public and private sector stakeholders, and responding to external comments or questions.  In addition, she advises on bicycle and pedestrian-related infrastructure, representing the City, as needed, at the Nevada Legislature, and participating in public meetings.

Prior to her current position, Kristina served as Senator Tom Udall’s lead on transportation policy.  She worked on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill and the development and passage of the MAP-21 surface transportation authorization bill.

Kristina has been active in ASCE since 1995, serving on various Society-level committees such as Program and Finance, and the Committees on Education, and Diversity.    She served as the Society’s appointed Governor on the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute until her election as ASCE’s 2018 President.

In addition to her professional activities, Kristina is active in her community.    She has served in leadership roles with the Junior League of Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition, Engineers Without Borders, and serves on the Advisory Board to the University of Nevada Department of civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction.

Kristina earned her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1994 and a Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Nevada in 2004.

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Here are our Region 7 Director Marsia Geldert-Murphey and KC Section Associate Director Ernie Longoria and KC Section Past President Sheryl Gallagher in Washington D.C. advocating for our Kansas and Missouri infrastructure! #asce2dc

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The American Society of Civil Engineers Kansas City Section and APWA KC Metro Chapter held their Joint Monthly Meeting with Andy Sauer from Burns and McDonnell presenting on Envision Sustainability. Pictured here are John Blancett and Rob Krewson, P.E. presidents of both Chapters introducing the speakers. Great event and attendance from both organizations! See you all in April for the Awards Luncheons for ASCE! Special thanks to our meeting sponsor – Oldcastle Precast!

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Oldcastle Precast presents Annual Connect 2017 Seminar

ASCE Kansas City Section Members,

Next month is the 5th Annual “Connect” event sponsored by Oldcastle.  This is a great opportunity to spend one afternoon to get those needed PDH’s and then mingle with others in the industry that evening.  The link to the sessions offered, information, and the registration is http://oldcastleevents.com/

The sessions, drinks and food are FREE (Thank you Oldcastle!!!)

Oldcastle Precast is a leading provider of engineered building product solutions and services for North American Infrastructure projects serving a number of markets including Water, Communication, Energy Transportation and Building Systems.  With a nationwide network of engineers, technical sales people and manufacturing facilities, our solutions  are always close at hand. Our team is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality and service. We are committed to be a resource to owners engineers and contractors with a focus on accelerating and simplifying the construction of America’s infrastructure.  Oldcastle precast is part of CRH, a global diversified building material group employing over 87,000 people worldwide. For over four decades, CRH has developed and implemented a proven model of business improvement and has grown to a global leader in the building materials industry.

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2017 ASCE and APWA KC Metro Chapter Joint Luncheon

Please join us Wednesday, March 15th with ASCE and APWA KC Metro Chapterto to learn about Implementing Envision for More Sustainable Public Infrastructure Projects

DATE: Wednesday, March 15th 2017

TIME: 11:30am – 1:00pm

LOCATION: Californo’s (4124 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111)

MENU: Parmesan Chicken, Roasted Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, Small Garden Salad

COST: $25

SPEAKER: Andy Sauer, Burns and McDonnell

Envision is a sustainability rating system that has been adopted by many cities, including Kansas City, Missouri, as an evaluation process to plan, design, and construct more sustainable public infrastructure projects. Envision is a rating tool, similar to LEED that can be applied to infrastructure projects for the purpose of comparing improvement alternatives beyond just costs. Envision can also provide an overall process for evaluating infrastructure programs or for the development of capital improvement plans. This presentation will provide an overview of the Envision rating system, the project verification process, and an example of applying Envision at a program level.

RSVP Here through the APWA website, or Email Joe Burgett at jburgett@gbateam.com .

Upcoming Monthly Meetings:

  • Tuesday April 11th –  Awards Luncheon at Plaza III, Society President-Elect Kristina Swallow as Speaker & Recognition of Life Members
  • May is the ASCE KC Section “kickoff” meeting. Date TBD
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On Thursday March 2nd, ASCE and KSPE Eastern Chapter had over 40 attendees during a Joint Luncheon about the Evolution of Tolling presented by Associate Vice President Cameron McGown of HNTB.

The topic is very relevant ahead of the upcoming release of the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card on March 9th. You can follow the live unveil starting at 8:30 am CT here: Infrastructure Report Card

We look forward to seeing you on March 15th for our next monthly meeting – a Joint Luncheon with APWA at Westport!

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