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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 .

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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ASCE and KSPE Eastern Chapter hold Joint Meeting on “Evolution of Tolling”

Please join us Thursday, March 2nd with ASCE and KSPE Eastern Chapter to learn about The Evolution of Tolling.

DATE: Thursday, March 2nd 2017

TIME: 11:30am – 1:00pm

LOCATION: Cinzetti’s (7201 W 91st St, Overland Park, KS 66212)

MENU: Italian Buffet with Soft Drinks

COST: $20

SPEAKER: Cameron McGown, Associate Vice President at HNTB

Infrastructure plays a vital role in the U.S. economy. As the nation is poised to make a big investment what role could tolling play? How did tolling get to be part of the way we finance roads and bridges and what are the trends?

RSVP Here by Monday, February 27th at noon.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Wednesday March 15th –  Joint luncheon hosted by APWA, with a presentation being arranged by the APWA Sustainability Committee
  • Tuesday April 11th –  Awards luncheon at Plaza III, Society President-Elect Kristina Swallow as Speaker
  • May is the ASCE KC Section “kickoff” meeting. Date TBD
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KC Section Directors support Younger Member Group’s First Meeting of 2017!

Ernie Longoria and Ozzy Bravo stopped by Johnny’s Tavern in Overland Park on Tuesday January 17th to visit with the KC ASCE Younger Members Group. The YMG continues to have strong participation with over 20 ASCE members in attendance. The meeting was presided by Stephen Stinger, President and Structural Engineer with Black & Veatch. Some of the event highlighted included the Annual Mavericks Hockey Night in Indepedence, MO – sponsored in part by Transystems, the Friends of Johnson County Developmental Services Volunteer Day and the upcoming MultiRegion Leadership Conference in Minneapolis. The KC Section will be sending 5 members to participate – one board member and 4 YMG officers.

Ernie Longoria addressing the KC ASCE Younger Members

KC ASCE Members attending the MRLC in Minneapolis: Stephen Stinger, Tony Kulesa, Emily Loiselle, Ozzy Bravo and Tom Greer.


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The Kansas City Section of ASCE held a Joint Luncheon on December 15th with the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers – Western Chapter. During this Luncheon, US Army Corps of Engineers District Engineer Colonel Douglas Guttormsen presented on the role of the US Army Corps of Engineers within our Region. Col. Guttormsen also spoke about the projects the USACE KC District is looking at moving forward. The event was well attended and given that MSPE-WC were hosting, the KC Section members of ASCE got the chance to recite the Engineer’s Creed.


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KC Section August through November 2016

By the end of 2016, KC Section President John Blancett attended the Section and Governor Leaders Workshop at Society in Reston, VA. The KC Section co-hosted two very successful meetings with UMKC in October and with SAME Greater KC Post in November. Both events were highly attended! The KC Section Younger Members held engaging monthly meetings, their President  Stephen Stinger was recognized by the KC Ingram’s magazine and they hosted their Annual KC Sporting Tailgate Event.

The KC Section provided once again four scholarships to their members as preparation for their Professional Engineering Exam, this course is held at UMKC, lasts 8 weeks and provides excellent preparation. Look out for next year’s Scholarship Application.

You can read the December2016 KC Section Newsletter.


The KC Section held their first post summer meeting on September 12th at Burns and McDonnell in a Joint Meeting with APWA KC Metro Chapter. The KC Section Younger Members wrapped up another success fundraising year by hosting the 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation and during the summer attended the Treehouse Unveil partially funded by KC ASCE’s donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri for Tyler a boy living with CHARGE Syndrome in Kingsville, MO.

Read all about it at the October2016 KC Section Newsletter!


This was part of the media coverage, which included ASCE Kansas City Section…

Kansas City Star


ASCE on the front page of the Kansas City Star!

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February Meeting with KSPE

Date: February 24, 2015

Location: Cinzetti’s
7201 W. 91st. Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Meal: Italian Buffet with sandwiches, pasta, pizza, salad, desserts, & drinks

Time: 11:00 – 11:30 Check in and networking
11:30 – 12:30  Lunch Buffet
12:30 – 1:30   Speaker

Cost: $20 for Members/Guests

Topic: Hyatt Skywalk Collapse & Skywalk Memorial

Speaker: Sol Koenigsberg, Bill Quatman, Brent Wright

RSVP: To Cheri Schoenhals at by Friday February 20, 2015

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October Meeting

Date: October 21, 2014

Location: Minsky’s
                    5105 Main St.
                   Kansas City, MO 64112

Time: 5:30 pm

Menu: Pizza and non-alcoholic drinks        

Cost: $10.00 

Topic: UMKC’s Development Plan and Upcoming Projects

Speaker: Mr. Greg Silkman, Manager of Planning, Design, and Construction at UMKC

Register Here

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May Meeting

Tour Exhibit: The Land Divided, The World United: Building the Panama Canal

Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014

Location: Atterbury Student Success Center Room 237
                5000 Holmes
                Kansas City, MO 64110 
Park at the Linda Hall Library 

Time: 11:30 Social/Registration
          12:00 Meal
          12:30 Tour

 Menu: Boxed Lunch includes, sandwich, chips, a piece of fruit, and dessert       

Cost: $15.00 per person

Exhibit:  The Land Divided, The World United: Building the Panama Canal

It was an audacious gamble that took more than 40 years and 42,000 workers to blast, dredge and excavate one of the greatest engineering triumphs connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Heralded as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the Panama Canal opened in 1914 as a symbol of America’s innovation and emergence as a global superpower.

To celebrate the Panama Canal’s centennial in 2014, the Linda Hall Library – located on the campus of the University of Kansas City- will recount the development of the Panama Canal with its epic triumphs and tragedies.  The Linda Hall Library’s centennial exhibition will highlight the myriad of fascinating technological, social and political facets in the construction of the Panama Canal, including:

  •     History of the Isthmus: Since the 16th century, the small isthmus between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans led explorers to search for a passage between the seas.
  •     Life in the Trenches: Workers in the Canal Zone faced constant hardships: backbreaking work, social inequalities, and the relentless fear of infectious disease.
  •     The French Attempt: The French began construction of a sea-level canal in Panama in the 1880s. Thousands died of malaria and yellow fever. Obstacles became insurmountable, forcing the French to abandon the project in the early 1890s.
  •     The Panama Railroad: The railroad was essential for carrying people and supplies and hauling away the tremendous volume of excavated dirt and rock.
  •     The American Achievement: The U.S. acquired rights to the Canal Zone in 1903, and a year later began building a lock canal 50 miles across the Isthmus. Completed in 1914, the Panama Canal shortened the distance for ocean-going freight and passengers traveling between U.S. east and west coasts by more than 8,000 miles.

RSVP by May 19th RSVP HERE

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March 2014 Meeting with APWA

Joint Meeting with APWA

Presentation – Right of Way Management Overview  

Date: Wednesday March 19th, 2014

Location: Grand Street Cafe
               4740 Grand Ave
               Kansas City, MO 64112

Time: 11:30 Social/Registration
         12:00 Meal
         12:30 Presentation

Menu: Roasted Pork or Grilled Chicken Breast
           Whipped Potatoes
           French Green Beans
           Roll and Butter
           Tea or Soda
Cost: $25.00 per person

APWA’s Community Service Committee is collecting non-perishable foods.  Come on out and support a good cause.

Presentation: Right of Way Management Overview 

Description: In light of the recent findings in the JJ’s restaurant investigation; Monty Zimmerman and Murv Morehead will discuss proper right of way management techniques as practiced by area cities.

Speaker: Monty Zimmerman, City of Lenexa & Murv Morehead, City of Overland Park 


Monty Zimmerman is the Right of Way Manager for the City of Lenexa. Monty has been with Lenexa for 23 years and has held the position of Right of Way Manager for the last 14 years.  Monty’s experience over those 14 years ranges from overseeing the Everest/Surewest overbuild of Lenexa  that started in 2001, to helping develop a state of the art communications and electrical duct banks to accommodate utility relocations for CIP projects, as well as the normal day to day duties of Right of Way management. Over the last 14 years Monty has lent his ROW management experience to several right of way related professional organizations both locally and nationally such as APWA UPROW, CGA (Common Ground Alliance, PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration) and IRWA (International Right of Way Association).

Murv Morehead was selected as the first ROW Coordinator for the City of Overland Park and has served in that position for 13 years.  He previously served as co-chairman for the Kansas Regional Chapter of Common Ground Alliance and currently serves on the National CGA Best Practices committee. He is currently Chairman of APWA’s National UPROW Technical committee and also serves as the co-chairman of APWA’s National Abandoned Utilities subcommittee. He also previously chaired the KC Metro APWA UPROW committee.  He is supportive of the SUE process and is also currently involved in promoting the  Coring, Keyholing and Reinstatement method of utility locating under pavement which is a perfect complement to the SUE process.

RSVPs are due Monday March 17th 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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