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September Meeting: The New Silk Road, A Global Engineering Renaissance

posted by Charles Mitchell   [ updated ]

Topic:
The New Silk Road, or the "One Belt, One Road" project as referred to by the Chinese, is the biggest engineering project in human history, which involves building corridors of development of high speed rail,  port and shipping development, dams, bridges and other infrastructure with the participation of 69 countries. In 2013, Chinese President Xi  announced China's support for this project, and in May of 2017, the first international conference on the "One Belt, One Road" was held in Beijing with the participation of 100 countries, including a delegation sent by President Trump.

Guest
 Speaker: Jason Ross is a science and infrastructure advocate with the Schiller Institute, who has also been the Editor-in-Chief of 21st Century Science and Technology magazine. He is co-author of the book length report The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge. He also serves on the LaRouche PAC Science Research Team. In October, 2016 he addressed the New York City chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers on the New Silk Road. In April, 2017 Jason Ross spoke at a seminar held at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering on "The New Silk Road: A Global Engineering Renaissance". His specialty is how to create non-linear increases in productivity through the application of new scientific discoveries applied in  new engineering and scientific platforms, such as represented by the New Silk Road. He is also a specialist in what has been called the "American System" of financing infrastructure, established by the first U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, in order to finance long term investments in new infrastructure, and overcome the infrastructure deficit which the American Society of Civil Engineers has repeatedly identified.

Meeting Schedule
Date: September 13, 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.

Congratulations to the 2017 Award Recipients

posted Jun 18, 2017, 5:39 PM by ASCEMD Web

On June 8th, 2017, ASCE Maryland presented our annual awards at our annual awards banquet with over 100 members and guests present! Congratulations to the recipients!!

Rudolph S. Chow, P.E.

As Director of the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., is committed to promoting the health, environment, and economy of the city.
Since becoming Director in 2014, Director Chow has made cleaning the neighborhoods and revitalizing the aging water system his top priorities. He promoted cleaner, healthier neighborhoods by distributing municipal trashcans to every residence that receives City trash service. He transformed the City’s water billing system by overhauling the water billing process and by replacing miles of water and sewer lines. New water meters and state-of-the-art billing are delivering efficiency, reliability, and accuracy to our customers. Click Here More...

Charles W. W. Mitchell, III, P.E.

Charlie is a leader who takes initiative and is collaborative and considerate. He has made a huge impact on the ASCE Maryland Section and in the site/civil group at RK&K. Charlie has demonstrated an ability to identify a need, generate a sustainable solution, and execute the solution with all stakeholders’ buy-in. He identifies inefficiencies and offers appropriate, strategic fixes to address them in a way that is to scale with the existing resources. Click Here More...



Dr. Sarah E. Mouring, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Sarah Mouring is the Department Chair and a Professor of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is also a lecturer in Civil Engineering for Johns Hopkins’ Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, where she teaches courses in coastal engineering. Dr. Mouring earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She is a registered professional engineer in Maryland, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers, and the Society of American Military Engineers. Click for More...

Frank Waesche III 

Frank Waesche III, P.E., is a seasoned civil engineer whose broad portfolio in infrastructure and transportation projects has been integral to the revitalization of Baltimore City and the State of Maryland, and whose work — whether in the office or out in the community — has connected Marylanders from all backgrounds. Frank’s work on transportation-related projects, specifically the MARC trains, light rail, and metro subway systems, has had a positive impact on business interests throughout the state. Click for More...



City of Annapolis, Department of Public Works | Owner
EBA Engineering, Inc. | Consultants
Cianbro | Contractor

Located in the heart of Annapolis’ historic district, the Annapolis City Dock Bulkhead Design and Replacement project was a high-profile endeavor requiring careful and extensive coordination between the City of Annapolis, key organizations, businesses, and government agencies.  Phase 1, completed in 2008, involved replacing 1,100 linear feet of steel sheet pile bulkhead along the south section of City Dock, 850 linear feet of boardwalk, multiple piers, and associated utilities, as well as reconstruction of Susan Campbell Park. Phase 2 concluded the City Dock Bulkhead Replacement and was completed in Spring 2016. This phase focused on protecting the inner City Dock (north section) near Market Space and Compromise Street. In all, Phase 2 involved constructing a 700-linear-foot cantilevered steel sheet pile bulkhead with concrete cap, replacing and widening the boardwalk, and installing new boat slips and timber mooring piles. Click for More...

Baltimore County Department of Public Works | Owner
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson | Consultant
Kibler Construction Company| Contractor

Owings Mills Boulevard in Baltimore County, is a north-south arterial road, supporting traffic between established commercial developments, large retail presences, and a commuter rail station. The community is a designated growth area for Baltimore County, and for more than 20 years the County has established planning/zoning strategies and policies to foster area development. 
Drivers previously relied on indirect routes, navigating through residential areas to travel between the nearby communities. The County sought to provide a roadway extension to connect these districts directly with Reisterstown Road and Liberty Road – key local west-east arterials – and create a safer, quicker way to travel. Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) designed both phases of the Owings Mills Boulevard south extension project.

2017 Scholarship Winners

posted Jun 18, 2017, 5:36 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Jun 18, 2017, 5:37 PM ]

Stephanie Coronado 
Johns Hopkins University 
Stephanie is entering her senior year majoring in Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins. She has served as a teaching assistant, was secretary of the ASCE Student Section, and has participated in the Steel Bridge Competition.
  
Nathalia Henriquez
University of Maryland 
Nathalia is a senior Civil Engineering major and is interested in construction management. As the ASCE Student Section Vice President of Operations, she planned the ASCE Mid-Atlantic Regional University Competition that was held at University of Maryland. She is also a member of the University Honors program.
 
Cherod Hicks
Morgan State University 
Cherod received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with honors this past December. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and was President of the ASCE Student Section. He is pursuing a Ph. D. in geotechnical engineering.

New Life Members

posted Jun 18, 2017, 5:34 PM by Charles Mitchell

This year, 13 members of the Maryland Section were awarded the distinction of Life Membership in the Society. 
 
Life members, according to the Bylaws of the American Society of Civil Engineers, are defined as follows:  “Fellows, Members, or Affiliates who shall have reached the age of 65 years, and who shall have paid dues in any membership grade for not less than 30  years, shall be exempt from further dues; provided that Fellows, Members, or Affiliates who shall have reached the age of 70 years, and who shall have paid dues as such for not less than 25 years, shall be exempt from further dues also.” 

The 2016/2017 Life Membership Recipients are: 
Mr. Kenneth Bell 
Mr. Gerard Kramer
Mr. Robert Benson
Mr. Jules Reese
Dr. Jeanne Bilanin
Mr. Craig Roberts
Mr. Mitchell Harris
Mr. Robert Sebastian
Mr. Lawrence Hennessey
Mr. Steven Sharar
Mr. Randall Inouye
Mr. Daniel Sheer
Mr. Donald Koch
 

Congratulations to the 2017 Award Recipients

posted Jun 17, 2017, 10:38 AM by ASCEMD Web   [ updated Jun 17, 2017, 10:42 AM ]

On June 8th, 2017, ASCE Maryland presented our annual awards at our annual awards banquet with over 100 members and guests present! Congratulations to the recipients!!

Rudolph S. Chow, P.E.

As Director of the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., is committed to promoting the health, environment, and economy of the city.
Since becoming Director in 2014, Director Chow has made cleaning the neighborhoods and revitalizing the aging water system his top priorities. He promoted cleaner, healthier neighborhoods by distributing municipal trashcans to every residence that receives City trash service. He transformed the City’s water billing system by overhauling the water billing process and by replacing miles of water and sewer lines. New water meters and state-of-the-art billing are delivering efficiency, reliability, and accuracy to our customers. Click Here More...

Charles W. W. Mitchell, III, P.E.

Charlie is a leader who takes initiative and is collaborative and considerate. He has made a huge impact on the ASCE Maryland Section and in the site/civil group at RK&K. Charlie has demonstrated an ability to identify a need, generate a sustainable solution, and execute the solution with all stakeholders’ buy-in. He identifies inefficiencies and offers appropriate, strategic fixes to address them in a way that is to scale with the existing resources. Click Here More...



Dr. Sarah E. Mouring, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Sarah Mouring is the Department Chair and a Professor of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is also a lecturer in Civil Engineering for Johns Hopkins’ Engineering for Professionals (EP) program, where she teaches courses in coastal engineering. Dr. Mouring earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She is a registered professional engineer in Maryland, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers, and the Society of American Military Engineers. Click for More...

Frank Waesche III 

Frank Waesche III, P.E., is a seasoned civil engineer whose broad portfolio in infrastructure and transportation projects has been integral to the revitalization of Baltimore City and the State of Maryland, and whose work — whether in the office or out in the community — has connected Marylanders from all backgrounds. Frank’s work on transportation-related projects, specifically the MARC trains, light rail, and metro subway systems, has had a positive impact on business interests throughout the state. Click for More...



City of Annapolis, Department of Public Works | Owner
EBA Engineering, Inc. | Consultants
Cianbro | Contractor

Located in the heart of Annapolis’ historic district, the Annapolis City Dock Bulkhead Design and Replacement project was a high-profile endeavor requiring careful and extensive coordination between the City of Annapolis, key organizations, businesses, and government agencies.  Phase 1, completed in 2008, involved replacing 1,100 linear feet of steel sheet pile bulkhead along the south section of City Dock, 850 linear feet of boardwalk, multiple piers, and associated utilities, as well as reconstruction of Susan Campbell Park. Phase 2 concluded the City Dock Bulkhead Replacement and was completed in Spring 2016. This phase focused on protecting the inner City Dock (north section) near Market Space and Compromise Street. In all, Phase 2 involved constructing a 700-linear-foot cantilevered steel sheet pile bulkhead with concrete cap, replacing and widening the boardwalk, and installing new boat slips and timber mooring piles. Click for More...

Baltimore County Department of Public Works | Owner
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson | Consultant
Kibler Construction Company| Contractor

Owings Mills Boulevard in Baltimore County, is a north-south arterial road, supporting traffic between established commercial developments, large retail presences, and a commuter rail station. The community is a designated growth area for Baltimore County, and for more than 20 years the County has established planning/zoning strategies and policies to foster area development. 
Drivers previously relied on indirect routes, navigating through residential areas to travel between the nearby communities. The County sought to provide a roadway extension to connect these districts directly with Reisterstown Road and Liberty Road – key local west-east arterials – and create a safer, quicker way to travel. Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) designed both phases of the Owings Mills Boulevard south extension project.

2017 Member Appreciation & Awards Night

posted Apr 26, 2017, 5:35 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Jun 9, 2017, 4:50 AM ]

Please join ASCE Maryland for our annual member appreciation and awards night at the Belvedere Hotel. 

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
6-10pm
THE BELVEDERE HOTEL
1 East Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

In addition, we will be presenting the 2017 ASCE Maryland Section Awards.

Cost
$50 per person (members, non-members and guests)

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

Register Now by Clicking Here - Space Still Available

Payments can be made via paypal at time of registration OR checks payable to ‘ASCE-MD’, mailed to:
Randy Brown,
81 Mosher St.
Baltimore, MD 21217
received no later than June 2

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

Questions: Kris Shea;   kshea@ascemd.org / 443-589-2400  x1341
DRESS: BUSINESS CASUAL

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***

Click Here to Register

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! 

1-10 of 25