Central Ohio Section:
Happy New Year! I hope that everyone enjoyed a relaxing holiday season and is ready to jump head first (or already has) into this new year. We have an exciting upcoming event planned for January. It will be a virtual version of our annual January Dinner Meeting with the Ohio University and Ohio State University ASCE Student Chapters.The student chapters will virtually provide an update on their activities over the last year and some of their plans for the upcoming year. After the student chapter presentations, Miles Hebert of EMH&T will present on the Cannon Drive Roadway and Levee Project near the OSU Wexner Medical Center. The project created a certifed flood levee and realignment of Cannon Drive to open up more developable land for the university. It should be an interesting presentation on an exciting project in Central Ohio. As a reminder, if you aren't able to make it to one of our virtual luncheons a recording is available on our YouTube channel. The on the homepage. We encourage you to subscribe for access to recordings of past virtual luncheons. Thank you for your continued involvement in the Central Ohio ASCE Section. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Chapter please reach out to me or any of the other Board members to discuss opportunities. Thank you for your continued involvement in the Central Ohio ASCE Section. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Chapter please reach out to me or any of the other Board members to discuss opportunities.
H. Patrick Karnes, P.E., ENV SP
ASCE January Dinner Meeting
For the December meeting, we had a great presentation from the City of Columbus: Jim Miller, P.E., Design and Construction Section Manager — City of Columbus, Recreation and Parks Department; Rob Priestas, P.E., Assistant Administrator, Division of Sewerage and Drainage Administrator — City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities, Division of Sewerage and Drainage; and Tim Huffman, P.E., Section Manager, Distribution Engineering — City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities, Division of Water. Jim discussed the upcoming projects regarding greenway and blueway development, as well as park improvements and upgrades. Rob provided an overview of the sewerage and drainage division including the current consent order, their upcoming projects that are in the planning process, and their response to the wet weather events over the past year. Tim presented the Division of Water’s capital improvement program including the upgrades to both the supply and the distribution facilities. It provided an opportunity for good discussion, and we had almost 100 registrants.
|Thursday, August 20, 2020||ODOT South Mega Fix||ASCE & ASHE||Steve Fellinger (ODOT) & Randy McClellan (JMT).||Virtual|
|Thursday, September 17, 2020||OEMA - Emergency Management||ASCE||Steve Ferryman||Virtual|
|Thursday, October 22, 2020||Westerville Uptown Improvement Project||ASCE||TBA||TBA|
|Thursday, November 19, 2019||Smart Columbus||ASCE||Mandy Bishop & Andy Wolpert (COC Smart Columbus)||TBA|
|January 21, 2021||Dinner Meeting-Student Chapters - (OSU)||ASCE||Miles Hebert PE,CFM, LEED Green Associate - Director, Water Resources Engineering - EMHT||Virtual|
|February 21 -27, 2021||E-Week||All||
Mandy Bishop, PE,SI - Smart Cities - The City of Columbus Joanna Pinkerton, PE - The Central Ohio Transit Authority
|Thursday, March 18, 2021||Ethics Topics||ASCE||Dean Ringle||TBD|
|Thursday, April 15, 2021||Crew Stadium Virtual Tour||SEAoO||TBD||Virtual|
|Thursday, May 20, 2021||Awards Luncheon||ASCE||TBA||TBA|