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Thank you to our ASCE members supporting this exciting project in Olathe in support of Friends of Johnson County Developmental Supports. Very similar to a project the KC ASCE YMG completed two years ago in Shawnee Mission Park Shelter No. 6 – this time around ASCE helped build a wooden – ADA ramp for 4 young men with disabilities so they could enjoy their backyard in Olathe, KS.

This is the second project ASCE Kansas City Section has completed with Friends of JCDS this year. Earlier this year, we supported them with painting inside this home so it could be ready for move-in for the 4 residents.

More information on Friends of JCDS can be found here: http://friendsofjcds.com/about-us/

      

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ASCE KC Section hold Annual Elections and transitions leadership for 2017-2018

The Kansas City Section held their Annual Elections and elected four (4) new Directors on Thursday, May 11th 2017.

We thank the service of President John Blancett pictured below with HNTB and Treasurer Valerie McCaw (not pictured).

Mike Winckler (City of Independence, MO) will serve as President for 2017-2018.

Below are the new Board of Directors with ASCE for 2017-2018.

Kansas City Section of ASCE Board of Directors 2017-2018

Mike Winckler   President

Ozzy Bravo          President–Elect

Mo Ibrawish       1st Vice President & Treasurer

Ernie Longoria   2nd Vice President & Secretary

Stephen Stinger Director III

Chad Johnson    Director II

Meagan Malloy Director I

Paige Snow         Associate Member Director

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This morning (5/3/17), despite the rainy weather, the Missouri and Kansas ASFPM (Association of State Floodplain Managers) hosted our 5k run on the Riverfront Heritage Trail. This run was the first year of the ASCE Kansas City Section – Annual Kiosk Run, to celebrate engineering in Kansas City and the landmark ASB Bridge. The participants ran from Berkley Park to the Kit Bond Bridge, then back under the ASB Bridge, by the ASCE Kiosk, to Broadway Bridge, and back. The winner was Glenn Heistand with the Illinois State Water Survey, with a time of 20 minutes ~21 seconds. Congratulations Glenn and thank you ASFPM, Raceday Timing Solutions, Cody Porter, Jason Schneider, Tom Jacobs, and the other volunteers. We look forward to piggy-backing onto some other engineering conference next year, to perpetuate this annual event!

Thanks, ASCE KC Section President – John Blancett

     

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KC ASCE Geotechnical Committee holds Annual Conference

The Kansas City Geotechnical Committee, under the leadership of Dick Vaeth (Black & Veatch) held their Annual Geotechnical Conference. The event was held at Black & Veatch’s Ruisch Auditorium in Overland Park, KS with almost 100 attendees. Every year, the committee puts a great program together in collaboration with the AEG and UMKC. This year, the Keynote Speaker was Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud from Texas A&M University presenting on The Observation Method of Bridge Scour. Additionally, the conference had 15 Gold and Silver Sponsors, and 5 graduate students from KU and Kansas State participated in a student poster competition.

Please see here the KC Geotechnical Annual Conference : ASCE Program APR17_V4

1-Kansas-Briaud-Observation Method-short-18April2017

3-GEOPHYSICAL METHODS FOR SCREENING AND INVESTIGATING UTILITY WASTE LANDFILL SITES IN KARST TERRAIN 042017

4-Stuedlein – Axial-Lat-Tor Drilled Shafts – For Release

5-DFI Report – Kansas City Geotechnical Conference – April 2017 – final

6-Overprediction of liquefaction_Kansas City ASCE 2017

7-Wendland ASCE KC April 2017

9-KC-ASCE_GRS-IBS_Bowders

10-KC Geotech 2017 – CAMDEM MO

Nicholson – Fountain Slide

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Flyer for Tournament – Engineer‘s Club Spring Golf Tourney 2017

Engineer‘s Club Spring 2017 Sponsor Form

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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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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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The ASCE Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI – National) will be hosting their annual mentoring event, Conversations with Civil Engineers, in Kansas City this year as a part of the National Society of Black Engineers 43rd Annual Convention.  CDI has invited ASCE – KC members to participate in this event and serve as mentors to high school and college aged students.  Each mentor will lead a small roundtable discussion to answer questions and share guidance about college, careers and technical developments in their field of engineering.  We are looking for mentors of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds who are willing to share their story of success!

This was last year’s event account:

http://news.asce.org/members-students-connect-at-nsbe-conventions-asce-career-mentoring-event/

This is an excellent opportunity for ASCE-KC to engage with CDI and NSBE’s local and national chapter members.  If you are interested in serving as a mentor for this wonderful event, please contact Nicole Tauheed at nicole.tauheed@gmail.com, or Sosena Teklemariam at steklemariam@duboisengrs.com by March 17th.

Date:                     Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time:                     8:30 – 10:30 PM

Location:              Kansas City Convention Center (Bartle Hall)

301 W. 13th Street

Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Qualifications:   5 years Minimum Experience in the following –

  • Structural
  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Construction Management
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources

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Project of the Year and Engineer of the Year Awards!

Civil Engineering “Project of the Year”

The award will be given to the project that is most exceptional in the Civil Engineering design aspects in at least one of the following categories:
 New or innovative technologies, design, or construction.
 Creative Solutions
 New or refined methodology applied to the Project to enhance sustainability

APPLY HERE

 

Civil “Engineer of the Year”
The selection will be based the candidate who best meets one or more of the following criteria:
 Exemplary professional conduct in a specific outstanding instance in 2016;
 Established reputation for professional service;
 Significant contribution toward improving the professional aspects of civil engineering education;
 Professional guidance of qualified young persons who would seek civil engineering as a career, or professional development of young civil engineers in the formative stages of their careers.

APPLY HERE

 

Submittals for both will be accepted beginning January 9, 2017 and shall be delivered prior to 4 PM on February 9, 2017.

 

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