Chicago Chapter ISPE's Next Event:
Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Date & Location TBD
Attendees received 1 PDH credit for attending.
County Department of Transportation and Highways Long Range Transportation Plan
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Join the Illinois Society of
Professional Engineers (ISPE) Chicago Chapter, ASCE IL Section
Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI), and the Institute of
Transportation Engineers (ITE) on Thursday, March 20th for a luncheon event
featuring Maria Choca Urban and Tara Fifer of the Cook County Department of
Transportation and Highways, as they provide an overview of the agency's long
range transportation plan.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
11:30 Networking / 12:00 Lunch / 12:30 Presentation / 1:30 Adjourn Cost:
$50 - ISPE, ASCE, ITE members / $60 - Non members /$35 - Public Sector and Students
$150 - Luncheon Sponsor (includes 2 seats)
$350 - Premium Table Sponsor. Guest
speaker(s) sit at this table.
Sustainable Alternative to
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Bacino's Restaurant, 75 E. Wacker
Special Guest Speaker: Sean O'Dell, P.E., Baxter & Woodman
Broken, leaky, and undersized water mains are a common problem experienced in
many Illinois communities. This problem is often compounded with
decreasing water capital funds, placing an even greater burden on today's
Municipal Engineers, Public Works Directors and Water Operators. The
typical solution has been water main replacement using open cut methods with
the new main located in the pavement because of minimal space available in
the parkway. These projects are very costly and a major disturbance to
the public. This presentation will discuss the many reasons why
trenchless water main rehabilitation should be seriously considered when
assessing alternate construction methods. The installation process,
permitting, pitfalls, and example projects in Chicagoland will be discussed
O'Dell, PE is the Manager of the Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Department
for Baxter & Woodman, a Chicago based consulting engineering
company. Sean graduated from Bradley University in 2002 with a BS in
Civil Engineering. He is nearing completion of an MS degree in
Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology
(IIT). Sean has planned, designed and managed water, sewer and related
infrastructure collection system and treatment improvements for over 40 area
Thursday, February 20, 2014
11:30 Networking / 12:00 Lunch (Italian Buffet) / 12:30 Presentation / 1:15 Adjourn
Cost: $40 - ISPE,
APWA, ASCE, ACEC or AWWA members
$45 - Non members / $20 - Public Sector and Students
$100 - Luncheon Sponsor
$250 - Premium Table Sponsor. Guest speaker sits at this table.
Attendees received 1.0 PDH for attending.
Pritzker College Prep Career Day
Friday, May 31, 2013
Milhouse Engineers and ISPE members Jose Garcia and Luke Bolzenius (far left)
share their experiences as young professionals in the Civil Engineering field
Young Professionals Networking Event Highlights
Wednesday, April 17, 2013President of CivCon Services Inc. and licensed professional engineer, Jorge Moreno
speaking about the importance of obtaining a P.E. license and five things to keep
in mind when planning your career as a young professional(left to right) Norman Phoenix, P.E., Darren Ujano (UIC Student),
Monica Altenhoff (Assistant Civil Engineer, ISPE|Chicago Secretary), Keith Peltason, P.E.Darren Ujano and retired electrical engineer Norman Phoenix, P.E. talk about
the importance of diversifying your work experience as a young professional
Thanks to everyone who attended and helped make this event a success!
October 30th @ Petterino's Restaurant
Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation Tour and Presentation
Monda, April 1, 2013
IIT Campus - Galvin Center
FREE For Current Students
In January 2012, the Galvin
Center completed and moved into a new, state-of-the-art facility designed to
house its Smart Grid, microgrid and energy research, demonstration and
education activities. Come hear from Director, Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour,
about the facility and the Galvin Center programs. Networking and
refreshments will be available at this evening event.
Please join us for the, 2013 SEF on February 26 for a lecture - Skyscrapers—Past, Present, Future. Dr. Shankar Nair will outline the history of the skyscraper — the invention of the safe passenger elevator, which made tall buildings usable; the invention of the metal-framed structure, which made them economical; the rapid increase in height from the 10-story Home Insurance Building in 1885 to the 102-story Empire State Building just 46 years later; the stagnation in height for many years even as structural materials and techniques improved rapidly; the present surge in super-tall buildings; and trends for the future. All of these developments will be explored with a particular emphasis on the fundamental engineering principles driving the evolution of these structures. Though presented primarily from a structural engineering perspective, the presentation should be accessible to anyone interested in tall buildings.
About the Speaker:
Shankar Nair has more than 45 years of experience in structural engineering as a designer, researcher, author, and lecturer. His work has focused on structural engineering for large architectural and civil engineering projects, including the longest tied-arch bridge span in the world and many high-rise buildings. Dr. Nair has worked for exp and its predecessor firm Teng & Associates since 1995, and before that was a principal at RTKL Associates in Baltimore and Alfred Benesch and Company in Chicago. His work has garnered numerous awards, including four AISC “Prize Bridge” awards and six annual “Most Innovative Structure” awards from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois. Dr. Nair chairs the AISC Committee on Specifications and is a past chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 2005.
This promises to be a very interesting lecture. It will be held at the Chicago Architecture Foundation located at 224 S. Michigan, Chicago. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be available starting at 5:30 pm, with the lecture beginning at 6:30 pm. The reception and program are free of charge and open to the public.
Please join us for the February 2013 SEAOI Dinner Meeting.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
AECOM performed phase I and II engineering services for the Chicago Department of Transportation for rehabilitation of historic Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River. Built in 1922, it is a double-deck, double leaf, fixed trunnion structure that carries an elevated railway on the upper level, and vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on its lower level. The main span of the bridge is 345 feet long and 72 feet wide. The bridge has numerous structural members with extensive corrosion and loss of section.
Walsh Construction was awarded the construction contract and rehabilitation begun in the fall of 2012. The goal is to have absolute minimal disruption to transit services, river navigations and the traveling public. Bascule bridges in this country are considered as landmarks; maintenance and rehabilitation of them are challenging and costly. Wells street Bridge is unique as it carries two levels of traffic in busy downtown business district of Chicago and thus creates additional design challenges from the staging point of view.
The presenters will be Johnny E. Morcos, P.E., Acting Chief Bridge Engineer, CDOT and Dipal P. Vimawala, S.E., P.E., Vice President, AECOM. Mr. Morcos is the CDOT Project Manager for the North/South Wacker Drive Viaduct Reconstruction, Torrence Avenue Vertical Lift Bridge and Wells Street Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation. Mr. Vimawala is the Bridge Practice Leader for Midwest region of AECOM. He has extensive experience in bridge design, project management and Quality Assurance/Quality Reviews.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This program should be of interest to all members of the construction industry, including architects, engineers, and contractors. SEAOI dinner meetings are open to the public.
The dinner will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Parthenon Restaurant, 314 S. Halsted, Chicago. A cash bar will open at 5:15 pm and dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. The program is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm.
Chicago, July: The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) has scheduled a women’s engineering networking event for July 24th.
Please join us at noon for lunch on July 17th at Rock Bottom for our second Women’s Networking event of the year. We are looking to see our faithful attendees along with new faces, so don’t be shy.
Date: July 17th
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Rock Bottom
One West Grand Avenue
Cost: $20 per person (prepayment required)
The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) is an organization established in 1965 to represent all licensed structural engineers in the State of Illinois. SEAOI monitors legislation affecting the design profession. The association recognizes distinguished engineers and holds an annual design competition honoring excellence in structural engineering. SEAOI also holds monthly dinner programs to keep the practicing structural engineer aware of the latest advancements in the field. Interested parties are invited to contact the organization at (312) 649-4600, or visit the SEAOI website at www.seaoi.org, regarding membership and general information about the association’s activities.