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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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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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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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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 End of Day.

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

http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article93631802.html

KC TV 5

http://www.kctv5.com/story/32680156/make-a-wish-foundation-provides-dream-tree-house-for-kingsville-boy

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 cschoenhals@gbateam.com 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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