Central Ohio Section:
Thanks to all of you who have completed our 2019 member survey. This only takes a few minutes to complete and provides us with valuable information on how we can make ASCE better for you. And a big thank you to those of you who have expressed an interest in getting more involved in the Section – BUT - the survey is truly anonymous, so for those that didn’t include your contact information please call or email me so we can provide you with more information.
We are excited for our first annual City of Columbus CIP Luncheon in November. We’ll have leaders within the Division of Water, Sewerage & Drainage, and Recreation & Parks provide an update on recent accomplishments and information on their upcoming Capital Improvement Programs. This will be a great highlight of improvements within the City and for consultants a preview of upcoming project opportunities.
Many of you have probably received your renewal information for your Ohio PE and/or PS license, which is being sent only by email this year. If you haven’t received anything, you may need to contact the Ohio Board (https://www.peps.ohio.gov/) to get the necessary information.
Thank you, and I hope to see you at an upcoming event.
We are currently renewing sponsorships for our 2020 calendar year through the purchase of an advertisement on our website. Our Section reaches over 800 members and we average over 2500 website visits per month from almost 1000 unique visitors.
The yearly renewals for website advertisements are due on December 31, 2016. We would greatly appreciate your consideration for support of our section as we also feel this is a good investment for your company. Your sponsorship will be used to support our Section’s outreach initiatives for our members, Ohio University and Ohio State University student group outreach, and scores of programs for local grade school and high school students pursuant to the civil engineering field.
NCEES launched a new and improved Records program on June 20, 2016. The new system features
- Faster processing times. You can now expect to complete the application process electronically within approximately 30 days.
- Online verification process for work experience and professional references.
- No application fee.
- No annual renewal fee.
Accounts that were established prior to the launch of this new system must be linked to your MyNCEES account in order to access and transmit your Record to a state licensing board. NCEES customers are now able to access all NCEES products and services through their MyNCEES account.
ASCE Central Ohio Board will be hosting an Axe Throwing event in January 2020
On October 17, the Section hosted its October Luncheon at the Gahanna Sanctuary on the topic of the I-670 SmartLane which was set to open the week following the luncheon. Brian Toombs from Burgess and Niple, the designer of the project, and Brian Gable from ODOT presented. The SmartLane is Ohio’s first hard shoulder running project in which the shoulder is utilized at lower posted speeds during peak demand, which in the case of I-670 east is typically the PM rush hour. The lane is “Smart” because it is controlled at the ODOT traffic Control Center and monitored by a system of more than 40 cameras and many message boards along the corridor which are dynamically controlled by ODOT to open and close the lane. The project also included changes to the interchange at I-270 and I-670 to allow the SmartLane to function as fully intended. The presenters provided a general overview of the design and operation of the SmartLane as well as the construction and some of the challenges. The attendees asked many questions about operation and construction challenges as well a cybersecurity of the LED message boards. Thank you to the presenters.
Free Webinar - Pavement Condition Assessments
December 02, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Registration Deadline: November 29, 2019
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Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc.,
1650 Watermark Drive, Ste 200
Columbus, OH 43215
- Offered for free to Central Ohio Section ASCE Members
- Seating is limited to the first 25 people
- Bring your own lunch
Purpose and Background
This webinar outlines methods of evaluating the structural and functional condition of pavements. These types of assessments are used to objectively and systematically determine the condition and issues that may result in a reduced pavement life, determine the most economically maintenance and rehabilitation methods and timing or to ensure the traveling public is provided a safe and comfortable ride. Assessments can range from a simple visual assessment to more comprehensive non-destructive testing to measure surface distresses, ride quality, surface skid resistance and response to traffic loading.
Primary Discussion Topics
- Evaluation methods for pavement conditions
- How these types of assessments are used to determine conditions and issues
- Assessment ranges
- Understand the benefits and costs to develop an understanding of the condition of roadway infrastructure
- Be able to develop an appropriate scope that includes data needs and frequency of testing for pavement testing
- Understand the need and value of using specialized equipment for the evaluation of pavement condition
- Recognize indicators that may reduce the life of pavements if not addressed in a timely and logical fashion
- Find out the latest technologies in the evaluation of pavement condition
- Learn why pavements deteriorate and how to mitigate deterioration
- Understand the types of equipment used to evaluate pavement condition and what the data means
- Find out how to use pavement condition data to develop pavement performance prediction models to improve the overall health of the network
- Determine the amount and quality of data needed to actively manage a pavement network
- Evaluate methods for easy retrieval and understanding of pavement condition data
- Be able to cost-effectively determine the type and frequency of pavement condition data collection
- How municipalities and other road agencies use pavement management systems (PMS) to determine condition of the road network
- Understanding of the basics of pavement condition evaluation
- Understanding of what the data means and how it can be used to improve pavement maintenance and rehabilitation decision making
- Introduction to pavement distress surveys ranging from manual to semi-automated
- Techniques available to complete surveys almost fully automatically
- Available tools with examples of their use
|Thursday, September 19, 2019||Ethics Topics||ASCE||John Greenhalge, Executive Director, Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors||Confluence Boathouse|
|Thursday, October 17, 2019||Building the SmartLane (I-670)||ASCE & ECC||Brian Toombs (Burgess and Niple), Zac Amnah (ODOT), and Brian Gable (ODOT)||The Gahanna Sanctuary|
|Thursday, November 21, 2019||City of Columbus DOSD, DOW, and Rec&Parks Update||ASCE||John Newsome (DOSD), Danella Pettenski (DOW), and Jim Miller (Rec & Parks)||Big Walnut Park Shelterhouse|
|Thursday, December 19, 2019||John Glenn International Airport ConRAC & Long Range Plans||ASCE & SEAoO||TBD||94th Aero Squadron|
|TBD January||Dinner Meeting-Student Chapters - USACOE (Flood Resiliancy and Management)||ASCE||TBD||TBD|
|Thursday, February, 20, 2020||E-Week||All||TBD||Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center|
|Thursday, March 19, 2020||ASCE President-Elect||ASCE||TBD||TBD|
|Thursday, April 16, 2020||I-71 South Side Mega Fix||ASCE & ASHE||TBD||TBD|
|Thursday, May 21, 2020||Awards Luncheon & EWB Present||ASCE & EWB||TBD||TBD|
The UESI Surveying and Geomatics National Conference 2020, will be hosted in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. We are seeking sponsors and exhibitors interested in the event. The exhibitor and sponsorship prospectus is available at this link: https://www.