Chicago Chapter ISPE Awards Luncheon
Commissioner Thomas Powers
Chicago Department of Water Management
January 15, 2015
Where: Harry Caray's
33 W Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Time: 11:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
12:00 p.m. Seating and Salad
12:15 p.m. Presentation by Commissioner Powers
12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. ISPE Awards Presentation
Cost: $45 Members, $55 Non-Members (plus ticket fees)
Sponsors: Gold $450 table for 8 attendees
Silver $250 for 4 attendees
Bronze $150 for 2 attendees
(includes company recognition and preferred seating)
Commissioner Powers will provide an update on the Infrastructure Renewal Program and other Chicago Department of Water Management initiatives.
In 2010, Mr. Powers was appointed to his current position - Commissioner of Water Management. In this role, he purifies and delivers drinking water to the City of Chicago and 125 suburban communities. He also manages an aging infrastructure that includes more than 4,300 miles of water mains and 4,400 miles of sewers.
With Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he is launching the most ambitious renewal ever of Chicago's water infrastructure. More than 1,000 miles of water main and 750 miles of sewer main will be replaced or lined in the next decade. The world's two largest conventional water treatment plants will be kept current with advances in the science of water treatment, and 4 pumping stations that have run on steam power will be converted to electrical systems at great savings to the rate payers.
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 AdjournCost: $50 - ISPE, ASCE, ITE members / $60 - Non members /$35 - Public Sector and Students
$150 - Luncheon Sponsor (includes 2 seats)
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
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
Monica Altenhoff (Assistant Civil Engineer, ISPE|Chicago Secretary), Keith Peltason, P.E.
the importance of diversifying your work experience as a young professional
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.
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.