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ODNR Division of Geological Survey Core Workshop

Date & Time: 
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 7:30am - 5:30pm
Location: 
H. R. Collins Lab and Core Repository, Alum Creek State Park, 3307 South Old State Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015-7635

The Ohio Geological Society and the ODNR Division of Geological Survey present a core workshop:

Depositional systems and hydrocarbon potential of the Upper Devonian Ohio black shales as interpreted from core and geophysical logs from northern Ohio

Workshop participants will earn 10.0 Professional Development Hours

Instructors:
Brian Currie, Miami University
Mac Swinford, Ohio Geological Society
Joe Hannibal, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
John Wicks, JL Wicks Exploration
Mike Angle, ODNR Division of Geological Survey
Brian Mott, DLZ Ohio

May Awards Luncheon

Date & Time: 
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:30am
Location: 
Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Rd., Columbus, OH 43229
OSIS Odor control facility

Topic: OSIS Downtown Area Odor Control Facilities

(Online registration and payment available, see bottom of page.)

We will present this year's awards for Outstanding Civil Engineer of Central Ohio and Outstanding Section Member of ASCE Central Ohio, and hear about the OSIS Downtown Odor Control Facility.

The OSIS Downtown Area Odor Control Facilities project was devised in 2007 in response to complaints of odors through the downtown riverfront corridor. Engineering analyses determined that the source of the odors was the Olentangy / Scioto Interceptor Sewer (OSIS), which traverses the downtown corridor. Further analysis determined that bio-filters would be the most cost effective method of treatment. While odor mitigation was the main focus of the project, the odor control facilities will also provide ventilation for the OSIS Augmentation and Relief Sewer (OARS), which is a deep tunnel that will convey overflows from combined sewers to the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The presentation will cover the goals of the project, the field investigations performed to determine the odor source and sewer ventilation requirements, the design of the biofilter system, an overview of the construction process and an update on the performance of the facilities since construction was completed.

Civil Engineering Career Day - 2014

Date & Time: 
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:00am
Location: 
410 Hitchcock Hall, 2070 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1275

The Central Ohio Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is sponsoring a "Civil Engineering Career Day". The purpose of the program is to expose high school juniors to the profession in hopes that they may consider civil engineering as a career. In the past, the program has received national recognition from ASCE for the excellent exposure that the students and community receive as part of the program. This year the program will take place April 24, 2014.

April 2014 Newsletter

The April 2014 newsletter is now available for download.

18th Annual ASCE Golf Outing

Date & Time: 
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:30am
Location: 
Darby Creek Golf Course, 19300 Orchard Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040

18th Annual ASCE Golf Outing June 13th!!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars and signup for the 18th annual ASCE Central Ohio Section Golf Outing to be held June 13th , 11:00a.m. at Darby Creek Golf Course. The format is the ever popular 2 person mixed format. For a low entry fee of $70 you get greens fees, cart, driving range, drink tickets, lunch, steak and chicken dinner, beverages, tons of hole and place prizes and lots of “those” pies at the end.

April Luncheon Meeting

Date & Time: 
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Schmidts German Village Restaurant, 240 East Kossuth Street, Columbus, OH, 43206

Topic: Becoming the Engineering Leader of Tomorrow

(Online registration and payment available, see bottom of page.)

Engineering the Future: ASCE’s Vision for 2025 includes three strategic initiatives: Sustainability, Infrastructure, and Raise the Bar. Hear about what ASCE is doing in each of these critical areas and how you can participate in making a difference.

Ohio Engineers Legislative Day

Date & Time: 
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:00am - 1:45pm
Location: 
Capital Club, 41 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Save the Date!
Ohio Engineers Legislative Day

4 CPD Hours Available!

Save the date to join us in Columbus for Ohio Engineers Legislative Day on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. OSPE and ASCE members may register for a 30% reduced price!

Use this opportunity to visit your legislator's office following the program.

The program includes a representative of ASCE’s headquarters, tentatively scheduled to be the lunch speaker, Brian Pallasch, the head of ASCE’s national legislative program.

Further details coming soon.

Modern Roundabouts: The Geometric Aspects

Date & Time: 
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc., 1650 Watermark Drive, Ste 200 Columbus, OH 43215

*Open only to Central Ohio Section Members
*Seating is limited to the first 25 people
*Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background
This webinar will focus on the best practices for designing the geometric aspects of roundabouts to maximize the safety of all road users using guidance from the latest publications from FHWA and TRB. About 65% of all crashes in urban areas and 40% of all crashes in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies. Because crashes are typically complex events, a variety of mitigation measures have been tried with varying degrees of success, including the modern roundabout. This webinar will focus on the best practices for designing the geometric aspects of roundabouts to maximize the safety of all road users using guidance from the latest publications from FHWA and TRB. Case studies will be used to highlight problems that can result from roundabouts that are not designed in accordance with best practices.

RSVP to newsletter@centralohioasce.com by Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Practical Design of Bolted and Welded Steel Connections

Date & Time: 
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
E.L. Robinson Engineering, 1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 310, Columbus, OH 43215

*Open only to Central Ohio Section Members
*Seating is limited to the first 25 people
*Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background
Design of steel connections goes hand-in-hand with the design of structural members. Quite often the connection proves to be the weakest point of the structure, with predictable consequences. Indeed, a number of recent construction failures and accidents that led to inevitable litigation involved steel connections. There is plenty of information on the topic, but some engineers may not have kept up with the changes in the authoritative documents and still use obsolete design procedures. While many of the old designs worked well enough, there is a good practical reason to learn about the new approaches, as they tend to yield more economical solutions.

This webinar provides a concise and to-the-point overview of the most practical issues involved in the design of bolted and welded connections found in structural steel buildings. The presentation starts with a summary of the main issues, including the relevant AISC documents. It then proceeds to the main subject the practical methods of designing bolted and welded connections. The instructor examines the relevant changes that have taken place in the AISC Specification and AISC Manual. A number of design examples using the tables in the Manual and other sources illustrate the practical design approaches to handling groups of bolts and welds.

The presentation continues with a discussion of simple shear connections and how they are different from moment connections. (The latter are discussed in a separate ASCE webinar Moment-Resisting Connections In Steel Structures.) Throughout the webinar, the instructor points out some of the issues that are still not fully resolved and those where design practices tend to differ among engineers.

RSVP to newsletter@centralohioasce.com by Monday, April 21, 2014.

Stormwater Infiltration Basin Design - Design Consideration and Example Projects

Date & Time: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
E.L. Robinson Engineering, 1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 310, Columbus, OH 43215

*Open only to Central Ohio Section Members
*Seating is limited to the first 25 people
*Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background
As the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), state and local water quality management regulations increasingly limit impacts to receiving water, stormwater management and the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) have become a primary design consideration for most civil engineering projects in the U.S. Many states provide stormwater BMP design guidance documents to aid engineers with the selection and proper design of many types of structural BMPs. However, with the variability of soils, topography and other design constraints that occur between sites, it is often difficult to determine which BMP will be the most appropriate and cost effective solution. This webinar will review guidance documents and use example projects to demonstrate how to determine when a site is appropriate for the utilization of dry bottom infiltration basins that rely on in-situ soils for stormwater quantity and quality treatment.

RSVP to newsletter@centralohioasce.com by Friday, April 18, 2014.