Events

Upcoming Events

February JEP Talk


CDWM use of GIS

Wednesday February 10th 

12 pm - 1 pm

Jardine Water Purification Plant

1000 East Ohio Street

Chicago, IL 60611


This presentation will demonstrate how CDWM has been able to utilize their GIS throughout the entire department, and the benefits and cost savings associated with having an enterprise GIS.  

 Please note that this is a "brownbag" event, no food will be provided.

**Due to JWPP security protocols, attendees MUST register ONLINE by February 8, 2015. No walk-up registrations permitted.**

 

Registration limited to 25 attendees.   No cost to attend in the spirit of collaboration between by APWA, ISPE, AWWA, IEEE, ASCE, ACEC, and the City of Chicago.


Winter Networking Social


Winter Networking Social

Thursday February 11th

5 - 7 pm

 

Fado Irish Pub

100 West Grand Avenue

Chicago, IL 60654

Join the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Chicago Chapter  for some informal networking a this year's Winter Networking Social. Bring your business cards and come ready to network with Chicagoland engineering professionals.

Registration limited to 20 attendees.  No cost to attend.  Light appetizers provided



Past Events:     

November PDH Seminar

posted Oct 18, 2015, 8:09 PM by Chicago Chapter ISPE

Wednesday, November 5, 2015 


Tunnel and Reservoir Plan


Kevin Fitzpatrick, P.E.

Managing Civil Engineer

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago


12:00-1:00 p.m. 

Jardine Water Purification Plant


 The Tunnel and Reservoir Plan was adopted by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago in 1972 as the most cost effective way to solve the pollution and flooding problems caused by combined sewer overflows in the Chicagoland area.  The presentation will focus on all aspects of TARP including design and construction of several components over the past 40 years and remaining work.

Please note that this is a brownbag luncheon, no food will be provided

Due to JWPP security protocols, attendees MUST register by October 12, 2015.  

 

  Registration is limited to 25 people, but is free to attend thanks the collaborative effort of

APWA, ISPE, AWWA, IEEE, ASCE, ACEC and the Chicago Dept of Water Management.

    All attendees must register on-line.  NO walk-up registrations will be permitted.

    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   [ updated Sep 28, 2015, 3:01 PM ]


     

    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?


    Please note that this is a brownbag luncheon, no food will be provided

    Due to JWPP security protocols, attendees MUST register by October 12, 2015.  

     

      Registration is limited to 25 people, but is free of charge thanks the collaborative effort of

    APWA, ISPE, AWWA, IEEE, ASCE, ACEC and the Chicago Dept of Water Management.

      All attendees must register on-line.  NO walk-up registrations will be permitted.


      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

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