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  ASCE Richmond Branch Newsletter   Volume 6 Issue 5 May 2014 Important Upcoming Dates
 
 

ASCE Richmond Branch Newsletter

 

Volume 6 Issue 5

May 2014

Important Upcoming Dates

 

In This Issue

May Branch Meeting - Cranes for Engineers May 22nd, 12:00 PM, Westwood Club

President's Message

Exciting Upcoming Events and PDH Opportunities

Exciting Upcoming Events and PDH Opportunities

 

President's Message

Good morning to you, as the calendar turns to

Local News and Projects

May I am reminded my term as Branch President is nearing completion. This year has

May I am reminded my term as Branch President is nearing completion. This year has flown by as we have hosted many exciting events. I would like to say thank you to a wonderful Board who made these events possible and successful. Caleb Lange was instrumental in planning our speaker series and from my perspective did a wonderful job. Two speakers that I enjoyed the most were Dr. Jim Smith, UVA professor and founder of PUREMadi, and Dr. Noah Goodall, VCTIR research scientist who presented on wireless communication between vehicles. My goal for the year was to provide speakers that appealed to the largest portion of our membership.

   

Meet the Board and Chair Members!

Click here for our bio's and contact information

President - Austin Clark, P.E.

Several other events we hosted were the Engineer's Night Out last summer at Iron Bridge Sport Park, attending a Flying Squirrels game, and the Popsicle Bridge Contest during Engineer's week. Our largest event which we normally hold in the fall we moved to the spring to increase attendance and to eliminate conflict with other golf tournaments. I thought was well attended in both instances and would like to thank Caleb and Ashley Johnson for planning these successful events. Through the golf tournaments we are able to sponsor our annual college scholarship and fund our educational outreach opportunities such as the Popsicle Bridge Contest.

President Elect - Brooke Young

Vice President - Caleb Lange, P.E.

Secretary/Treasurer -

Shannon Kerrigan

We have openings for several positions beginning in August on our Board. If you are interested please email me, ALClark@TranSystems.com,

for more information.

Past President - Amy Bird, P.E.

Later this month Curtis Childress, Safety Director for F&R, will speak on crane safety. More
Later this month Curtis Childress, Safety Director for F&R, will speak on
crane safety. More details are available in our newsletter.
Communications Chair -
Melanie Leckey, P.E.
On June 9 th , we will host a membership event to award our college
scholarship and honor those who were conferred Life Member
status by ASCE. Stay tuned for more details on the event location
and time but save the date for this fun event.
Education Outreach Chairs
-
Ashley Johnson, P.E.
Sincerely,
Government Relations
Chair - vacant
Austin Clark
Membership Chair
Exciting Upcoming Events and PDH Opportunities!
-
Jonathon Oliver
Website Chair - Kevin
O'Neill, P.E.
May Branch Meeting - Cranes for Engineers
Young Member Chair -
Justin Watson
Location: Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA 23226
When: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Cost: $25
PDH: 1 credit
Menu: A buffet style lunch will be served
Connect with
ASCE Richmond
A crane can be one of the most useful pieces of equipment on your
jobsite. However, they can also be the lead story on the evening
news. In recent years, cranes have been involved in major incidents
that have resulted in injuries, deaths, millions in damage to equipment,
and severe impacts on project schedules. This program is intended for
the non-crane specialist, to help identify some of the warnings signs that
things may not be going well. It takes a quick look at common crane
types, setup and stability, rigging, and operator/ controlling contractor
responsibilities. If you would like to expand your knowledge of cranes,
this program may help you.
on our
LinkedIN Page!
About the presenter:
Curtis Childress is the Safety Director for Froehling & Robertson. He was
previously the National Construction Training Manager for St Paul/
Travelers Insurance Company, and a Senior Training Consultant for
Zurich Insurance Company. A native of Virginia, he holds certifications
as a CSP, ALCM, and is an OSHA and MSHA Outreach Instructor. He is
also holds Unrestricted certifications as a Blaster for Mining,
Construction, Demolition and Research.
Contact Caleb Lange by phone at 540-642-2766 or by email at
clange@FandR.com for more information. Please register on our
website.
Save the Date STRUCTURES CONGRESS 2015 DoubleTree Portland Hotel and Oregon Convention Center Portland, Oregon
Save the Date
STRUCTURES CONGRESS 2015
DoubleTree Portland Hotel and
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon - U.S.A
April 23 - 25, 2015
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Submit your abstract and/or full session proposal today for Structures
Congress 2015.
We are currently accepting proposals for complete sessions and abstracts
for individual papers to be presented at Structures Congress 2015.
The Congress provides a forum to advance the art, science, and practice
of structural engineering.
All proposals are due June 11, 2014.
Visit the conference website for all the details
www.structurescongress.org
Top 5 Reasons to Attend this Congress
• Network and make connections with leaders in your profession
• Gain Knowledge by attending outstanding technical sessions -
over 110 from which to choose
• Earn Professional Development Hours (PDH's) in technical
sessions
• Interface with students and young professionals
• Visit Portland for roses, parks, museums, outdoor adventure,
great food, and so much more.
Local News and Past Events
ASCE Annual Golf Tournament a Success!
The 12th Annual ASCE Richmond Golf Tournament was held on April 24th at
Brandermill Country Club. We had six teams on hand to enjoy a lovely spring
afternoon with beautiful scenery and perfect weather. Congratulations to our
winners:
1st Place: Corey Simonpietri, Matt Long, Ryan Perkins, and Mark Boyd
2nd Place: Scott Sutton, Ben Jackson, Leo Rutlege, and Jay Wells
3rd Place: Vance Fuller, Drew Quinn, Austin Clark, and Keith Henshaw

The tournament raised $1,100 for our educational outreach efforts, benefitting our annual Popsicle Bridge Contest and scholarship award. Thank you to our sponsors:

ACF Environmental AMT Austin Brockenbrough

CH2MHill

ECS Exact Storm Filterra Froehling & Robertson Inframap Kimley-Horn MBP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. RK&K Spivey Townes Site Engineering TranSystems

& Robertson Inframap Kimley-Horn MBP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. RK&K Spivey Townes Site Engineering TranSystems
& Robertson Inframap Kimley-Horn MBP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. RK&K Spivey Townes Site Engineering TranSystems
Thanks to our Sponsors this Month! Interested in advertising in this newsletter and being seen
Thanks to our Sponsors this Month!
Interested in advertising in this newsletter and being seen by
hundreds of local engineers and companies within the Greater
Richmond Area? Email Melanie at mleckey@dewberry.com for
more information!
If you have any comments regarding this newsletter, please don't
hesitate to contact me at mleckey@dewberry.com.
Thanks!
Melanie Leckey
ASCE Richmond Branch Communications Chair