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2015/2016 Planning Lunch

 

ISPE Chicago Chapter 2015/2016 Planning Lunch Members Only 

September 24, 2015 

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

 

Bella Bacino's

75 E Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601

Please join the Chicago Chapter board as we install new officers and have an open planning session for the 2015/2016 budget year.  We will accept nominations for board positions and volunteers for committees at this event.  All members are encourage to attend, but must RSVP in advance.

Time:  11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Networking and Lunch 

            12:15 - 1:30 pm - Installation and Open Planning Session

 
Cost to attend:
  $15 (only required if eating)

RSVP:  Please email Robin Pelsis at ChiChapISPE@gmail.com to make your reservation.  Payment will be handled at the door (cash or check).  If you have an interest in participating in any committee or wish to provide an nomination for a board position, please include with your reservation. 


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October PDH Seminar

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 

12:00-1:00 p.m. 

Jardine Water Purification Plant

 

Sanitary Sewer Modeling

Shane Firsching, P.E.

 

Speaker Biography:

Shane Firsching is a licensed engineer in the State of Illinois. He obtained his Masters degree from Illinois Institute of Technology and his Bachelors degree from Bradley University. He works for Baxter & Woodman as a project manager on sewer and water infrastructure projects. For the last eight years, Shane has assisted municipalities with hydraulic modeling of their sanitary collection systems in addition to other studies and construction designs. He lives in Huntley, Illinois with his wife, and in his spare time, you may find Shane doing home improvement projects or training for the next triathlon.

 

Abstract:

A hydraulic model is a tool that helps with the evaluation of sanitary sewer performance. They can be used to assess existing or future improvements. A model can be simple and static, or a model can be complex and dynamic. The quality of a model is determined by understanding input data and verifying predicted results. A few case studies will be discussed to demonstrate various types of sanitary sewer model applications.    

The attendee will learn more about:

  • When and why to use a static model
  • When and why to use a dynamic model
  • Modeling software for static and dynamic models
  • Case Study - Need more capacity? Should you upsize, build a relief sewer, build storage, or remove inflow and infiltration?
  • Case Study - What improvements are needed to eliminate the combined sewer overflow?

Full event registration details will be distributed shortly. 



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2015-2016 Planning Lunch

posted Sep 1, 2015, 8:03 AM by Chicago Chapter ISPE



2015/2016 Planning Lunch

 

ISPE Chicago Chapter 2015/2016 Planning Lunch Members Only 

September 24, 2015 

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

 

Bella Bacino's

75 E Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601

Please join the Chicago Chapter board as we install new officers and have an open planning session for the 2015/2016 budget year.  We will accept nominations for board positions and volunteers for committees at this event.  All members are encourage to attend, but must RSVP in advance.

Time:  11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Networking and Lunch 

            12:15 - 1:30 pm - Installation and Open Planning Session

 
Cost to attend:
  $15 (only required if eating)

RSVP:  Please email Robin Pelsis at ChiChapISPE@gmail.com to make your reservation.  Payment will be handled at the door (cash or check).  If you have an interest in participating in any committee or wish to provide an nomination for a board position, please include with your reservation. 

October PDH Seminar

posted Sep 1, 2015, 8:02 AM by Chicago Chapter ISPE


October PDH Seminar

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 

12:00-1:00 p.m. 

Jardine Water Purification Plant

 

Sanitary Sewer Modeling

Shane Firsching, P.E.

 

Speaker Biography:

Shane Firsching is a licensed engineer in the State of Illinois. He obtained his Masters degree from Illinois Institute of Technology and his Bachelors degree from Bradley University. He works for Baxter & Woodman as a project manager on sewer and water infrastructure projects. For the last eight years, Shane has assisted municipalities with hydraulic modeling of their sanitary collection systems in addition to other studies and construction designs. He lives in Huntley, Illinois with his wife, and in his spare time, you may find Shane doing home improvement projects or training for the next triathlon.

 

Abstract:

A hydraulic model is a tool that helps with the evaluation of sanitary sewer performance. They can be used to assess existing or future improvements. A model can be simple and static, or a model can be complex and dynamic. The quality of a model is determined by understanding input data and verifying predicted results. A few case studies will be discussed to demonstrate various types of sanitary sewer model applications.    

The attendee will learn more about:

  • When and why to use a static model
  • When and why to use a dynamic model
  • Modeling software for static and dynamic models
  • Case Study - Need more capacity? Should you upsize, build a relief sewer, build storage, or remove inflow and infiltration?
  • Case Study - What improvements are needed to eliminate the combined sewer overflow?

Full event registration details will be distributed shortly. 

March Luncheon - Thursday 3/19/15

posted Mar 4, 2015, 11:06 AM by Chicago Chapter ISPE

 March Luncheon

March 19, 2015

  

March Luncheon with  

IDOT Acting Secretary Randall Blankenhorn 

 

Please mark your calendars for March 19, 2015.  ISPE is partnering with ITE, ITS Midwest, WTS, and ASCE T&DI to host a luncheon in Schaumburg with invited guest speaker, IDOT Acting Secretary Randall Blankenhorn.       

 

Where: Chandler's Chophouse, Grille & Banquets
              401 N. Roselle
              Schaumburg, IL 60194

 

When:   11:30 - 12:00 registration and networking

              12:00 - 12:15 begin lunch

              12:15 - 1:00 Presentation

              1:00 - 1:15 Q&A

              1:30 - Wrap up

 

Cost:    $40 Members

              $50 Non-Members

              $30 Students/Public Sector Employees  

 

Register by Friday March 13th, 2015. 

 

Reservations:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eajldtvd4f8caf1e&llr=ysolytrab 

 

Visit the link for more information. 

February Networking Event

posted Feb 4, 2015, 8:04 PM by Chicago Chapter ISPE

PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR NEXT EVENT

February Networking Event

Join the ISPE|Chicago Chapter and ASCE for this year's first networking event. Come and mingle with engineers from the Chicagoland area.


February 19, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Fado Irish Pub

100 W Grand

Chicago, IL


Free to Attend.  Light appetizers will be served.



                                  Click Here to Register

Thank you for Attending our January 2015 Luncheon

posted Feb 4, 2015, 7:52 PM by Chicago Chapter ISPE   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 7:54 PM ]


Thank you to all those who attended our
Chicago Chapter ISPE Awards Luncheon

 

Featuring:

Commissioner Thomas Powers

Chicago Department of Water Management

 

January 15, 2015  

 

Harry Caray's

33 W Kinzie Street 

Chicago, IL 60654


Thank you to Commission Powers and the Chicago Department of Water Management for an outstanding presentation at our January 15, 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon. 

In addition, to Commission Powers' presentation we also presented this year's Excellence in Engineering Project Award Winners:

Robinson Engineering, Ltd.

Village of Matteson Water Tank Raising and Community Outreach

URS (a wholly owned subsidiary of AECOM)

CDOT Congress Parkway Project

New this year - the Outstanding Board Member Award was presented to Drew Randall PE, AECOM and Richard Hogan, PE and Norm Phoenix, PE were recognized as Outstanding Chapter Members.  The Chicago Chapter ISPE scholarship winner Sandra Burciaga, IIT was also acknowledged. 


 



A special thank you to everyone who donated to the Scholarship Fund during the Awards Luncheon.  We raised 30% of our goal for the year.  A special THANK YOU to John P. Mick II, PE, F-NSPE, Baxter & Woodman who matched all other donations.


Thank You Awards Banquet Sponsors


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March 20, 2014 PDH Luncheon

posted Feb 11, 2014, 9:00 AM by Chicago Chapter ISPE   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 6:04 AM ]

 

Cook 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.

 

When:  Thursday, March 20, 2014

Where:  Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse 

Time:   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.


Attendees received 1 PDH credit for attending.

February 20, 2014 PDH Luncheon

posted Feb 11, 2014, 8:56 AM by Chicago Chapter ISPE   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 6:10 AM ]

  WATER MAIN LINING

A Sustainable Alternative to  

Open Cut Replacement

PDH Luncheon 

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 in detail.

 

Sean 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 municipalities.  

 

When:  Thursday, February 20, 2014

Where:  Bacino's Restaurant 

Time:   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.

 



2013 Outreach Activities

posted Feb 11, 2014, 8:55 AM by Chicago Chapter ISPE   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 6:14 AM ]

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, 2013

President 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!


Joint Luncheon Seminar with the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

posted Oct 17, 2013, 8:15 AM by Chicago Chapter ISPE   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 6:11 AM ]

October 30th @ Petterino's Restaurant

Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation Tour and Presentation

posted Jan 14, 2013, 1:40 PM by Chicago Chapter ISPE   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 6:14 AM ]

Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation Tour and Presentation

Monda, April 1, 2013

IIT Campus - Galvin Center

5:00 PM

$10 Members

$15 Non-members

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.

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