Archive for February, 2018

Please plan to join KC ASCE for their Annual April Awards Luncheon and visit from Society President-Elect Robin Kemper, , PE, LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE on ASCE Society Initiatives and Vision. This meeting is scheduled to be held at Brio Tuscan Grille in the Plaza.

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Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE and ASCE President-elect has over thirty-five years of diverse and extensive structural engineering experience in design, analysis, and forensics, focused mainly on buildings. Robin currently is a Risk Engineer with Zurich North America. She works for both the Professional Liability and Construction Properties Risk Engineering Groups providing technical support to construction project policies, developing best practices, and investigating losses on construction projects. Robin has a passion for Engineering Ethics and since 2011, in her spare time, Robin has given over 20 presentations to various engineering groups.

Robin is a licensed Professional Engineer in six jurisdictions, and a Fellow of both ASCE and the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute. She has been active in ASCE since college, was President of both the Central Jersey Branch and the New Jersey Section of ASCE, and was District 1/Region 1 Director on the Society Board of Directors. Robin also served on the Board of Direction of Engineers Without Borders, and the Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Board of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her alma mater. She is currently a member of the Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Boards for Rutgers University and the College of New Jersey.

Robin loves to travel, seaside vacations, and her family. She and Chris have been married for 37 years; they have two wonderful daughters and two great son-in-laws, and Robin loves playing with the newest member of the family, grandson Jonah.

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Please plan to join KC ASCE and APWA KC Metro Chapter for their monthly March Luncheon presented by George A. Tannoury (Geotechnical Department Manager at Terracon Consultants, Inc.) on Cement Modified Soil for Pavement Applications . This meeting is scheduled to be held at Porto do Sul Brazilian Stakehouse in Overland Park, KS.

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Presentation Abstract:

For many years, the ability to stabilize soil for pavement base material relied heavily on the use of Fly Ash, a bi-product of energy generation from coal-fired power stations. But more recently, new regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has impacted the availability, and expense, of Fly Ash, making it costly for DOTs and public entities to use for the base layer under pavement. With natural gas being a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly alternative to coal, Fly Ash supplies may continue to decrease while prices increase.  Cement Modified Soil (CMS) provides a better, cost-effective alternative.

 

Speaker: George A. Tannoury, P.E. (Geotechnical Department Manager – Terracon Consultants, Inc.)

George A. Tannoury, P.E. continues to serve as geotechnical department manager with Terracon Consultants (Wichita Office) since 2015 and is the engineer of record on a wide spectrum of projects including wind turbine projects, refinery structures, power plants, grain storage elevators/bins, bridges and highways.  Mr. Tannoury has two Master of Science degrees in civil engineering (The University of Balamand – 2001 and The University of Nevada Reno – 2007) and is currently pursuing his Ph.D.  in geotechnical engineering “Evaluation of Microcraking for Cement Modified Soil” at the University of Kansas.

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