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On Friday November 3rd, over 12 ASCE Volunteers from the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in Kansas City arrived at the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. There, they provided mentoring to over one hundred college students attending the Annual Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Convention in Bartle Hall.

The event titled “Conversations with Civil Engineers” has become an Annual event during this convention and is led by Lisa Black (ASCE Society level), Jimmy Galvez, P.E., and Moises Young, P.E. Thank you to Nicole Tauheed and Sosena Teklemariam from DuBois Consultants for providing KC ASCE with the local leadership during the event.

The disciplines represented and discussed with the students included:


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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


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


10-KC Geotech 2017 – CAMDEM MO

Nicholson – Fountain Slide

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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

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:

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, or Sosena Teklemariam at 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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Sustainable Infrastructure 2014 Evening Kickoff Meeting

Sustainable Infrastructure 2014 Evening Kickoff Meeting

 The APWA & ASCE Sustainable Infrastructure Committees are hosting a kick-off meeting and social from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Burns & McDonnell’s Auditorium, 9400 Ward Parkway, KCMO, featuring Julia Anastasio, APWA’s National Director of Sustainability, presenting updates on the Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure rating system, and the APWA Center for Sustainability.

 Speakers will also present on how Envision is being implemented on the Target Green Marlborough project in Kansas City, MO, and the Snow Creek Stream Environmental Zone (SEZ) Restoration Project in North Lake Tahoe, CA. Target Green is one of the first and largest green infrastructure projects in the U.S., spanning 740 acres between 75th and 85th Streets and Holmes and Prospect to significantly reduce combined sewer overflows to the Middle Blue River Basin. The SEZ Restoration Project restored a brownfield site, using low impact development improvements to protect water quality, reestablish vegetation and wildlife habitat. It is the first project to receive an Envision Platinum Award.

 For those who are unable to attend the MARC workshop in the morning, a brief summary will be provided. Mardi Gras themed appetizers and beverages will be served.  Cost is $15 per person. 1.5 PDH’s

 Register here:

 Envision™ is the product of a joint collaboration between the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the
Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

See Sustainable Inf 2014-03-04_KickoffSocial for more details

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46th Annual Basic Course In Concrete Technology

The Mid-West Concrete Industry Board will conduct the 46th Annual Basic Course In Concrete Technology on January 4, 5, and 6, 2012 at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Royall Hall, on 52nd ST. between Rockhill Rd. and Charlotte. Meet on 1st floor, Stack Auditorium. Parking in 4 level garage, 52nd and Charlotte, entrance on Charlotte. For more details see link.


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14th Annual Concrete Streets and Local Roads Seminar

The 14th Annual Concrete Streets and Local Roads Seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 8,2011 at the Ritz Charles Conference Center in Overland Park, KS.  This one day seminar will focus on designing and constructing streets and parking lots using concrete.  Concrete topics include Environmentally responsible design and construction, Roller Compacted Concrete, Project case studies using Pervious Concrete and Decorative Concrete, Curb & Gutter, Flowable Fill, Back to the Basics, Designing with APWA specifications, and an update from the KCMMB.  Contact Cindy Allen at 913-381-2251 ( or visit for additional information.  Continuing Education Certificates will be provided:  6.0 PDH’s for Engineers, 6.0 AIA-HSW Credits for Architects, and 4.0 Hrs for Contractor Licensing.  Please see mailer and flyer below for more details

 Local Roads 2011 Mailer





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ASCE Construction Institute: 1st Annual Construction Summit

“Construction managers are the singular key individuals that lead project teams to success.  Through pre-emptive leadership, construction risks and issues are mitigated or overcome to deliver projects within cost, on time, and of the highest quality.”

KEYNOTE Speaker Jim Rispoli, P.E., F.ASCE, President of Project Time & Cost and former Assistant Secretary of Energy will present unique project examples that explore leadership techniques that led to project success.

ASCE/CI and Washington University are teaming up to present the 1st Annual CI Construction Summit – a multi-track construction engineering specialty conference for industry leaders, dedicated to in-depth discussions and providing practical solutions to the new rules and requirements of contracting and project delivery success.

Conference Sessions Include:

  • Pre-Conference Workshop on Fall Protection – covering the new ANSI/ASSE A.10 Standard on Fall Protection – October 12, 2011

Questions?  Please contact Erin Santiago or (703) 295-6076.

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