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April Meeting - Kristina L. Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE ASCE National President-Elect

posted Apr 5, 2017, 1:16 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 1:18 PM ]

This month’s speaker is Kristina Swallow, PE, our National President-Elect, who will speak regarding ASCE National’s current initiatives, as well as any topics the audience would like to discuss.  She is currently the Engineering Program Manager for the City of Las Vegas.  Previous experience includes working for US Senator Tom Udall as the lead on transportation policy; and owner and President of AVP Consulting, Inc.  Kristina has been active in ASCE since 1995, serving on various Society-level committees such as Education and Diversity, and has served as the Society’s appointed Governor on the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a BS degree and earned a MS from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.   Additional information on Kristina can be found here: http://www.asce.org/templates/person-candidate-detail.aspx?id=18684

***1 Professional Development Hour Available – sign at check-in***

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Meeting Schedule
Date: April 25, 2017
Social Hour: 6-7:00p
Dinner in the ballroom: 7:00p
Announcements and Guest Speaker beginning at 7:45p

Location
Engineer's Club of Baltimore
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.esb.org

Dress Code
Jacket Required, Tie Optional

Cost
Members: $45
Non Dues Paying Members: $60
Non-Members/Guests: $60
Students & Government Employees: $30

Registration Deadline & Cancellation Policy
Registrations are open until Noon, the Friday prior to the event. At that time all reservations are considered firm and billed. You will not be able to receive a refund after that time. Additionally, you will be invoiced, via email, for payment in the event you cancel, after this deadline or do not attend the event. You will not have to pay if you cancel your registration prior to this deadline.

2017 Awards Nominations Now Available

posted Mar 22, 2017, 5:23 AM by Charles Mitchell

It's time to nominate colleagues and projects for the 2017 ASCE Maryland Section awards. Nominations are due by April 28th. Please see the awards page for the nomination packet and further details. Please submit the attached Interest Form to the Awards Committee Coordinator.
 
1. Entries should include: 
  • Resumes; 
  • Project descriptions, costs, etc.; 
  • Reasons why the nominee should receive the award; 
  • Name, address, daytime phone number (including fax number) and e-mail address of the 
  • person submitting the nomination. 
2.  Entries must be typewritten on 8-1/2” x 11” paper. In addition to covers and the Interest for Nominations form, the formal submission for the individual awards shall be limited to six (6) pages maximum. For the project awards, the formal submission shall be limited to a maximum of twelve (12) pages in addition to covers and the Interest for Nominations form. Formal submissions shall include all descriptive text, photographs, attachments, etc. necessary for the Committee to evaluate the nomination. 
 
3.  Multiple nominations for one or more of the awards will be acceptable. 
 
4. One (1) electronic and one (1) hard copy, preferably not bound, of the entries should be sent to: 
 
Joseph P. Kittner, P.E.
Coordinator - Awards Committee
Maryland Section, ASCE
c/o Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
40 Wight Avenue
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Telephone: 410-316-2215
Fax: 410-472-2200
 
Questions may be emailed to Joe Kittner at jkittner@jmt.com 

We welcome your input, comments and suggestions on the award process. Please submit nominations, as well as comments and questions to the committee coordinator at the above address. 
 
The Committee kindly request that upon determining that you plan to submit, please fill out the attached Interest Form and email to jkittner@jmt.com as soon as possible.  
 
This can then be followed (please include interest form as well) by the complete submittal package by the DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: April 28, 2017. 

Special Event: Comedian Don McMilllan - TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE SIGN UP NOW

posted Mar 7, 2017, 9:32 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 2:37 PM ]

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE - The MD Section is pleased to announce that renowned Comedian 
Don McMillan will be at ESB on Wednesday, April 5th, for a special show “geared towards us engineers”!

Don McMillan, Professional Engineer, Accomplished Comedian

It’s not just comedy it’s “ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Comedy)”.
           
He is the world’s first CCSP (Corporate Comedy Services Provider)!  Corporate comedy solutions geared towards the audience’s professional background.

Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. (He has a BSEE from Lehigh University) He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked as part of the team that designed the world’s first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his 6 years at VLSI he designed more than 20 Standard and ASIC Designs many of which are still out there today.

After winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991, Don turned in his chips for a microphone. He went on to be $100,000 Grand Champion on “Star Search” in 1993. He’s had numerous television appearances including “The Tonight Show” on NBC, CNN’s “The Larry King Show”, MTV’s “Half Hour Comedy Hour”, and A&E’s “Evening at the Improv”. Nowadays, you can catch Don headlining top comedy clubs across the country including the “Improv”, the “Comedy and Magic Club”, and the “Ice House”.

You most likely have seen Don as the star of fifteen national commercials for Budweiser Beer. He plays the Bud delivery guy who mans the “freshness hotline” and protects the world against “skunky” beer. He can also be seen in commercials for 7–11, Franco-American Ravioli, Little Caesar’s Pizza, ServiStar Hardware, and United Airlines.

In the movies, Don starred in “Don: Plain & Tall” an independent film that was awarded “Best Feature – Comedy” at the Back East Film Festival and the Breckenridge Film Festival. Don has also appeared in the feature length films: “Air Bud III-World Pup”, “Life Without Dick”, “Macon County Jail”, “Party Crashers”, and “Fanatics”. Don has guest starred on the TV series “Star Trek: Voyager”, “Babylon 5″, “City Guys”, and “Step by Step”. He has also been profiled in both “Entertainment Weekly”, “TV Guide”, and the “IEEE Spectrum”.

Schedule
April 5th, 2017
Social Hour, Open Bar and Appetizers:  6 - 7 PM 
Showtime: 7 PM  (no dinner) 

Location
Engineer's Club of Baltimore
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.esb.org

Dress Code
Jacket Required, Tie Optional

Cost
$20
This will sell out, so RSVP Early!

Registration

Registration Deadline & Cancellation Policy
Registrations are open until Noon, the Friday prior to the event. At that time all reservations are considered firm and billed. You will not be able to receive a refund after that time. Additionally, you will be invoiced, via email, for payment in the event you cancel, after this deadline or do not attend the event. You will not have to pay if you cancel your registration prior to this deadline.


Don McMillan named #1 Corporate Comedian by CBS Business Network!

Job Postings

posted Feb 25, 2017, 11:36 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Feb 25, 2017, 11:37 AM ]

Check out the ASCE maryland Job Postings page by clicking on the Job Postings tab at the top! 10 new jobs posted this week! 

2017 ASCE Scholarship Fundraiser Mini Golf & Cornhole Tournaments

posted Feb 9, 2017, 1:51 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 9:35 AM ]

The date of this year’s ASCE-MD Scholarship Fund Raiser Tournament will be March 11, 2017.

The theme will be Maryland Madness. Also this year, participants will have the option to play corn hole games as well as putt-putt golf. Don’t miss out on the fun!

If you cannot attend the event, please consider making a Sponsorship donation. Those donations go directly to the university endowments.

The proceeds from the ASCE Scholarship Fund Raiser Event are donated to endowments at the three universities in Maryland that provide civil engineering programs: the John’s Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and the University of Maryland. Scholarships of approximately $3,000 are awarded every year at each school. 
Your continued support allows ASCE to add to the endowment funds and increase the total value of scholarship money available to deserving civil engineering students at the three schools.

March Meeting

posted Feb 7, 2017, 4:34 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 8:33 AM ]

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Civil Engineering 
2017 Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lectureship
 
Wind Effects on Structures: Fundamentals to Emerging Frontiers
 
Guest Speaker
 Ahsan Kareen 
 Robert M. Moran Professor of Engineering
 Director of the NatHaz Modeling Laboratory
 University of Notre Dame

Event Schedule
Date: Wednesday March 8, 2017
5:00p Reception: Hodson Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby
5:30p Carroll Lecture: Hodson Hall, Room 210
6:30p ASCE Social Hour: Glass Pavilion*
7:30p Dinner: Glass Pavilion*
*Reservations are required for cocktails and dinner.


Location (Please Note The Location Change)
Johns Hopkins University
Homewood Campus
Hodson Hall, Room 210

Cost
ASCE Members: $45
Non Dues Paying ASCE Members: $60
Non-Members/Guests: $60
Students & Government Employees: $30

Registration Deadline & Cancellation Policy
Registrations are open until Noon, the Friday prior to the event. At that time all reservations are considered firm and billed. You will not be able to receive a refund after that time. Additionally, you will be invoiced, via email, for payment in the event you cancel, after this deadline or do not attend the event. You will not have to pay if you cancel your registration prior to this deadline.

Baltimore Dream Big Movie Premier - SOLD OUT

posted Jan 17, 2017, 2:18 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 1:57 PM ]


Dream Big Trailer

All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a giant-screen film about engineering, will take viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audience will witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.

Date/Time
Friday Evening
February 17, 2017, 6pm
Maryland Science Center - IMAX Theater

Ticket Prices
$3 Advance Sales
$5 At the Door
$1 Students

Reception
Cash Bar
Light Finger Food and Snacks

To Purchase Tickets
Contact: Amy Lambert, KCI Technologies
amy.lambert@kci.com
410.316.7839


Join Together in Celebrating Engineering Achievements Around the World!

February Meeting - A Vision for the Future of the Structural Engineering Profession & Spring Career Fair

posted Jan 16, 2017, 1:04 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Jan 16, 2017, 1:06 PM ]


This month’s speaker is David J. Odeh, who is a Principal at Odeh Engineers, Inc., a leading structural engineering consulting firm based in Providence, RI with projects throughout the United States and international recognition for its innovative use of technology. 

David has over 20 years of experience in the design and analysis of building structures, with particular emphasis in the development and application of digital design tools to structural engineering practice.

David served as President of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE for 2015-2016, and has served on its Board of Governors since 2012.  He is a Fellow of SEI and of ASCE.

David has also served on the adjunct faculty of the Brown University School of Engineering in Providence for 15 years and has been an invited lecturer at numerous other colleges and universities.  He has published numerous articles in engineering conference proceedings and engineering journals, including Structure magazine and Modern Steel Construction.  He was an invited speaker at the 2015 ASCE National Convention in New York and at the 2015 Civil Engineering Triennial at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London.

***1 Professional Development Hour***

ASCE Maryland will also be hosting our spring career fair!

Meeting Schedule
Date: February 8, 2017
Social Hour: 6-7:00p
Dinner in the ballroom: 7:00p
Announcements and Guest Speaker beginning at 7:45p

Location
Engineer's Club of Baltimore
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.esb.org

Dress Code
Jacket Required, Tie Optional

Cost
Members: $45
Non Dues Paying Members: $60
Non-Members/Guests: $60
Students & Government Employees: $30

Registration Deadline & Cancellation Policy
Registrations are open until Noon, the Friday prior to the event. At that time all reservations are considered firm and billed. You will not be able to receive a refund after that time. Additionally, you will be invoiced, via email, for payment in the event you cancel, after this deadline or do not attend the event. You will not have to pay if you cancel your registration prior to this deadline.


2017 ASCE Scholarship Fundraiser Mini Golf & Cornhole Tournaments

posted Jan 11, 2017, 2:38 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 7:15 AM ]

The date of this year’s ASCE-MD Scholarship Fund Raiser Tournament will be March 11, 2017.

The theme will be Maryland Madness. Also this year, participants will have the option to play corn hole games as well as putt-putt golf. Don’t miss out on the fun!

If you cannot attend the event, please consider making a Sponsorship donation. Those donations go directly to the university endowments.
The proceeds from the ASCE Scholarship Fund Raiser Event are donated to endowments at the three universities in Maryland that provide civil engineering programs: the John’s Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and the University of Maryland. Scholarships of approximately $3,000 are awarded every year at each school. 
Your continued support allows ASCE to add to the endowment funds and increase the total value of scholarship money available to deserving civil engineering students at the three schools.

January Meeting - Center Stage Renovation

posted Jan 3, 2017, 7:12 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 9:36 AM ]

January Section Meeting 
Center Stage Renovation 

Field Coordination to Solve Detailing Challenges at Center Stage 
 
Topics: 
  • Micropile reinforcement of existing spread footings 
  • Supporting theater rigging steel from early riveted steel trusses in the Head Theater 
  • The presentation will focus mostly on the structural challenges, however, most of these challenges included constructability concerns which were fun to solve. 
Speakers 
Cho-Benn Holback, Architect 

Adam Rush, PE, Keast & Hood, Structural Engineer 

Adam joined Keast & Hood’s Washington, DC office in March 2015. In his eight years of professional experience, he has contributed to projects involving new construction, adaptive reuse, and historic preservation. His experience spans the healthcare, academic, residential, and commercial sectors. Adam is a seasoned project manager who can creatively solve complex and challenging engineering problems. Adam brings strong project leadership skills and specialized experience in seismic analysis to the Keast & Hood team.

Whiting-Tuner, Construction Manager 
 
Meeting Schedule
Date: January 11, 2017
Social Hour: 6-7:00p
Dinner in the ballroom: 7:00p
Announcements and Guest Speaker beginning at 7:45p

Location
Engineer's Club of Baltimore
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.esb.org

Dress Code
Jacket Required, Tie Optional

Cost
Members: $45
Non Dues Paying Members: $60
Non-Members/Guests: $60
Students & Government Employees: $30

Registration Deadline & Cancellation Policy
Registrations are open until Noon, the Friday prior to the event. At that time all reservations are considered firm and billed. You will not be able to receive a refund after that time. Additionally, you will be invoiced, via email, for payment in the event you cancel, after this deadline or do not attend the event. You will not have to pay if you cancel your registration prior to this deadline.

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