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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.

November Meeting: Ellicott City Flood - Initial Response and Recovery through the 1-year Anniversary.

posted Oct 20, 2017, 11:19 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Oct 25, 2017, 4:53 AM ]

Speaker: Thomas E. Butler, PE 
 
Tom Butler is the Deputy Director of Howard County DPW, Engineering, Development and Construction.  He is a PE and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Administration from George Washington University.  Tom has over 30 years of experience in design and construction of public works infrastructure projects.



Meeting Schedule
Date: November 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.

October Meeting: Mentoring in Civil Engineering

posted Oct 6, 2017, 11:11 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Oct 6, 2017, 11:12 AM ]

Speaker:  Dan Sheer, P.E., Ph.D.
 
After earning his Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Dan joined the Interstate Commission on the Potomac where obtained his P.E. and helped put in place the CO-OP section which continues to ensure reliable water supply for the Washington Metro Area. That effort earned Honorable Mention in the ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Award competition. In 1985 he founded HydroLogics Inc., a very small company that helped resolve a wide range of water disputes nationally and internationally. HydroLogics helped manage water resources in basins containing about 20% of the US population. Dan was honored with the ASCE Edmund Friedman Young Engineer's Award. He is the 2017 recipient of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute's Julian Hinds Award for "bringing leadership and vision to water management in the U.S. and internationally, for pioneering the collaborative modeling processes, and for technological innovations in water resource systems management including development of systems, optimization tools and the reservoir operations software, OASIS."  Dan is also a Life Member of ASCE.

Meeting Schedule
Date: October 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.

International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management (ICSW 2018)

posted Aug 25, 2017, 11:33 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Aug 25, 2017, 11:33 AM ]

The 33rd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management (ICSW 2018) will be held at the Annapolis Westin Hotel on March 11-14, 2018. There will be 200 presentations from 40 countries. Maryland ASCE members can register at the discounted rate of $690 for the full conference/$345 for 1-day (standard rate is $1200/$600).  Up to 12 PDHs can be earned by attendance.  

The Call for Presentations has been issued.  If you would like to make a presentation showcasing a project you have done, visit http://solid-waste.org or contact Ron Mersky at solid.waste@widener.edu. Exhibit space is also available.

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

posted Aug 15, 2017, 6:06 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 6:06 PM ]

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.

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