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2018 Member Appreciation & Awards Night

posted May 10, 2018, 10:39 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated May 15, 2018, 8:07 AM ]

Please join ASCE Maryland for our annual member appreciation and awards night at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
 
Thursday, June 7th, 2017 
6-9pm 
Baltimore Museum of Industry 
1415 Key Hwy
Baltimore, MD 21230
 
In addition, we will be presenting the 2018 ASCE Maryland Section Awards.

Limited to the first 150 reservations & payments received!


Cost

Dinner Menu

Hors d'oeuvres
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Beef Empanadas
Chicken Roulade topped with Avocado Mousse
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Watermelon Gazpacho

Dinner
Garden Salad
New York Carved Strip Loin
Chicken Piccata
Fingerling Potatoes
Roasted Asparagus

Vegetarian Option Available
Vegetable Napoleon

Family Style Dessert
Lemon Bars
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Fudge Brownie 


 (members, non-members and guests)$50 per person
Complimentary Parking Provided at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

Activities
Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres
Live Music
Dinner / Desserts
Awards Program

Catering Provided by Chef's Expressions

Payment
Payments can be made via credit card at time of registration OR checks payable to ASCE-MD, received no later than June 1. 
Mailing instructions are available upon registration.

No email or verbal reservations will be accepted
No ‘walk-up’ sales will be allowed at the door

Questions
reservations@ascemd.org

Dress
Business Casual

May Section Meeting - Complete Streets

posted Apr 24, 2018, 8:00 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 8:02 AM ]

Presented By: 
Valorie Lacour 
Chief Transportation Planning Division 
Baltimore City Department of Transportation 






Meeting Schedule 
Date: May 9, 2018 
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.

April Section Meeting - MD 404 Corridor Safety

posted Mar 30, 2018, 7:02 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 5:22 AM ]

As part of the MD 404 Corridor Safety Constructors Design-Build Team, the Design Joint Venture of Wallace Montgomery, JMT and RK&K provided final design services to construct two additional lanes along 9 miles of the existing MD 404 creating a four-lane divided highway within a 20-month substantial completion (full roadway opening) schedule.  This project was a Governor Hogan Highlighted Project and the priority project for Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Caroline Counties. 

Eric Sender, PE, DBIA, a Senior Associate with Wallace Montgomery; Eric Mellor, PE, DBIA, Director of Innovative Project Delivery with RK&K; and Jay Smith, PE, a Vice President with JMT will provide a project overview/highlights, discuss challenges in achieving the substantial completed project, and provide an update of the Project’s close-out.



Meeting Schedule
Date: April 11, 2018
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.

2018 ASCE Awards Program

posted Mar 10, 2018, 8:03 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Mar 10, 2018, 8:09 AM ]

Nominations for the ASCE Awards Program are now open! Nominations are due by May 2, 2018 however we request you submit an intent to nominate as soon as possible by filling out the Interest Form on the Awards page.

Descriptions of the awards are available on the awards page here.

RULES FOR SUBMITTING NOMINATIONS

Please submit the 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:

John D. Malinowski, PE, M.ASCE
Coordinator - Awards Committee
Maryland Section, ASCE
c/o City of Baltimore
Department of Transportation
414 N Calvert Street, 2ND Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Telephone: 443-984-2150
Fax: 410-685-6731

Questions may be emailed to John Malinowski at John.Malinowski@BaltimoreCity.gov 

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 John.Malinowski@BaltimoreCity.gov  soon as possible. 

This can then be followed (please include interest form as well) by the complete submittal package by the DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: May 2, 2018.

Mid Atlantic Region School Wins National Award

posted Mar 3, 2018, 8:44 AM by Charles Mitchell

For the first time in 26 Years, a middle school from our Region, MidAtlantic, which encompassed Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC 
won NATIONAL FINALS in the future cities competition. 

More information about the winning team, Edlin School from Reston Virginia, is on the first page of the Future City Website. https://futurecity.org/

The team of 6th and 7th graders, Vinay Ayala, 7th, Lucas Ribeiro, 7th, Spencer Zhang, 7th,  Nikhil Kuntipuram, 6th,  Nikitha Kuntipuram, 6th,  and Raghav Sriram,6th, represented very well amongst the best of the best of 45 schools across the United States, from China, Canada and Nigeria. The Team was lead by Vasantha Ayala and Nandhini Kuntipuram.

This Team also won People Choice at Regional Finals.

The National Judges were extremely impressed with the Teams' solutions that they presented in their City Halona. Hopefully you had a chance to watch them LIVE. If not, no worries, it will be available on YouTube shortly.

Edlin School also won National Special Awards for Best Model and Best Use of Energy Grid. 

For winning first place the team will be attending Space Camp this summer. Space Camp is located in Huntsville, Ala., where America's space program was born. Huntsville is home to the second largest research park in the United States and the fourth largest in the world. They also won $7500 from Bentley.

March Meeting: Student Night & Carroll Memorial Lecture (Some Long-span and Some Tall Buildings by SawTeen See)

posted Feb 18, 2018, 10:11 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 2:14 PM ]

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Civil Engineering
2018 Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lecture

Some Long-span and Some Tall Buildings
 
SawTeen See
P.E., C.E., Dist. M. ASCE

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 5 p.m.

Johns Hopkins University
Homewood Campus
Maryland Hall, Room 110

Directions & Parking

GPS Closest Address: 3100 Wyman Park Drive



Student Night
March's meeting is also student night. Sponsor employers will be in attendance recruiting for internships & full time positions. Students, bring your resumes to share with recruiters!

About the Speaker 
SawTeen See, a structural engineer with 40 years' experience, will share some of the highlights of her collaborations with architects in the design of pedestrian bridges, museums, convention centers, and some of the world's tallest buildings.  

She will discuss projects such as the AIG pedestrian bridge in Hong Kong, the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC, the Baltimore Convention Center Expansion, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the 555m Lotte World Tower in Seoul (the 5th tallest in the world), the 630m PNB 118 tower under construction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and innovations for some super high-rises of the future. 

SawTeen See has extensive experience in the structural design of the full spectrum of building and structure types.  SawTeen is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences.  She is on the Advisory Board of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University.  In 2017, SawTeen was featured in the CTBUH Journal's Special Issue: "Women in the Tall Building Industry".  She was one of three professionals representing architecture, developer, and engineering in the 2016 AIA-CTBUH program "Women Shaping the Urban Habitat".  The 2006 ASCE publication "Changing our World: True Stories of Women Engineers" featured SawTeen as a structural engineer.  

Schedule of ASCE & JHU Events
5:00p
Carroll Lecture, Maryland Hall, Room 110

6:00p
ASCE Reception/Student Night, Gilman Hall Atrium*

7:30p
Dinner, Glass Pavilion*


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, Friday March 9th. However, the refund deadline has already passed. 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.


Putt-Putt & Corn hole Scholarship Event

posted Jan 16, 2018, 5:17 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 5:14 AM ]


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The date of this year’s ASCE-MD Scholarship Fund Raiser Tournament will be March 10, 2018.

The theme will be the Luck of the Irish. Also this year, cornhole will be returning as a popular addition. 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.

Registration

The registration deadline has passed, however we are still accepting donations.




Registration Extended to Monday - MAA Delivers – From Greenfield to Cargo Apron in Ten Months - January Section Meeting

posted Jan 3, 2018, 6:40 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 10:55 AM ]

In March of 2017 the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) was approached by a prospective new cargo operator that wanted to begin cargo operations at BWI Marshall by May 2017, with up to three aircraft parking positions and infrastructure to support the cargo handling operation. The operations would then ramp up to six aircraft positions by November 2017.  The existing cargo facilities at BWI Marshall needed a series of immediate improvements and reconfigurations to allow for the start of operations and then MDOT MAA undertook a series of interim and long term improvements to double the size of the operation to meet the year-end deadline.  The presentation will outline the history of the facility, the short, intermediate and long-term projects undertaken by MDOT MAA to meet the unique program requirements and the projects that were successfully executed to make the operation a reality.


Speakers

Tracy L.  Hollida, PE – Ms. Hollida is an Associate Vice President with Michael Baker International, where she has worked for nearly 21 years.  She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has a Masters Degree from Virginia Tech.  Her entire career has been dedicated to airport design and planning with a primary focus on serving the MAA and BWI Marshall Airport.  Ms. Hollida has worked on numerous airfield projects across the country including multiple runway designs and airfield reconstruction projects.  She has served as project manager for several recent airfield projects at BWI Marshall Airport including the Runway 15R-33L Runway Safety Area Program and the Midfield Cargo Apron Expansion project. 

Alan Peljovich is a Civil Engineer with over 24 years’ experience in the design of infrastructure development for public sector clients.  From a young age, Alan has always had a love for aviation which he planned to turn into a career as a fighter pilot but fate pushed him towards engineering. He has traveled a long road through this industry through a series of assignments that exposed him to roadway, structural, hydraulic and a myriad of other projects until finding his way back to his passion, aviation and designing airports.  Alan is married to his high school sweetheart Jennifer and together they have two children, Ryan and Flynn.  He makes his home in Reisterstown and is a rabid Steeler fan.

Meeting Schedule
Date: January 10, 2017
Social Hour: 6-7:00p
Dinner Buffet 7:00p
Announcements and Life Member Recognition: 8:00p
Coffee and Desserts: 8:30p

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
Spots still available - Registrations are open until Noon, MONDAY 1/8. However, the refund deadline has already passed. 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.

2018 Scholarship Fundraiser (Mini-Golf & Cornhole)

posted Dec 12, 2017, 4:33 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 4:37 PM ]


The date of this year’s ASCE-MD Scholarship Fund Raiser Tournament will be March 10, 2018.

The theme will be the Luck of the Irish. Also this year, cornhole will be returning as a popular addition. 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.

December Meeting - Holiday Gathering

posted Nov 29, 2017, 8:16 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Nov 29, 2017, 8:19 AM ]

Join us for a special Holiday Party as part of our December Meeting (Wednesday December 13th)! This event will offer an excellent opportunity to enjoy a casual, social atmosphere and enjoy an evening of live holiday music, an extended open bar and a relaxed buffet style dinner with desserts following.  

Following dinner, we will be recognizing the new life members for our Section. 

Please consider bringing a toy or two for our annual Toys-for-Tots drive! Marines will be on hand to pick up your generous donation(s).

This meeting will not include any technical sessions and will be an excellent opportunity to bring your spouse or significant other for a great time with fellow engineers in our community. 

Meeting Schedule
Date: December 13, 2017
Social Hour: 6-7:00p
Dinner Buffet 7:00p
Announcements and Life Member Recognition: 8:00p
Coffee and Desserts: 8:30p

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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