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ASCE Ohio Council sends letters of support for GLRI and Infrastructure

 At its spring meeting, the ASCE Ohio Council of Local Sections discussed and overwhelming supported sending letters to Ohio Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown as well as Representative Marcy Kaptur stating that ASCE supports their efforts and recent statements to fully fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  The GLRI was proposed to be cut from the EPA's budget as part of President Trump's budget proposal.  The GRLI was funded for $300/year for 5 years as part of the recently passed WIIN Act of 2016.  Both Senators and the Congresswoman have cited the need for this program to improve water quality for Lake Erie in the wake of the City of Toledo water issues in 2014, as well as keeping the Great Lakes free of invasive species such as the Asian Carp as hundreds of thousands of jobs rely on the Great Lakes and pour billions of dollars in the economy.

2017 Ohio Engineers Legislative Day

Date: 
05/09/2017
Time: 
8:00 AM
Location: 
Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square

Join us in Columbus for Ohio Engineers Legislative Day on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. OSPE and ASCE members may register at a 30% discount!

Earn 5.0 CPD Hours!

Topics will include:

  • Water, Water, Water: Changes in Policies, Programs & Rules
  • New Ethics/Rules CPD Requirement : The State Board of Registration's Expectations
  • Legislative Update
  • Beyond the Grades: Solving the Nation's Infrastructure Crisis
  • The Forces Behind the Dawn of a New Era in Transportation Technology (Pardon the Disruption)
  • The Ohio Dam Safety Organization's Success in State Legislative Communication

 

Use this opportunity to visit your State Representative or State Senator following the program!

OSPE and ASCE members may register for $69. Others may register for $99.

Seating is limited, so register early! For more details on the topics and speakers, click on "Program Details" below. To register right away, click "Register Now" below.

Program Details

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Questions? Call 614-223-1144 (Columbus area) or 1-800-654-9481 (Ohio only).

 
 

2017 Spring Ohio Council Meeting

Date: 
03/31/2017
Time: 
10:00 a.m.
Location: 
Franklin County Engineer's Office

 The 2017 spring meeting for the Ohio Council of Local Sections will be held:

March 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Franklin County Engineer's Office

970 Dublin Road

Columbus, Ohio 43215

 

If you have any questions, would like to add an item to the agenda and to RSVP for the meeting please contact Council President Erin Woodson, P.E. by emailing her at erin.woodson@arcadis.com

Lunch will be provided

For questions concerning directions to the meeting contact Jim Pajk at 614-359-8658.

ASCE Ohio Council Supports “Restore Ohio” Bill

ASCE’s Ohio Council sent a letter of support to State Representative John Rogers (D- Mentor-on-the-Lake) for his sponsorship of HB 492 also known as “Restore Ohio”. This bill will use $1 billion of the State’s rainy-day fund to accelerate and increase Ohio’s ability to maintain, restore, and expand infrastructure throughout the state. It is expected that this investment will lead to improved industrial competitiveness, reduce costs for drivers and enhance services for all Ohio residents that are served by water, sewer, drainage, power, and other utility systems.  The letter was co-signed by President of the Ohio Council, Keith Aschemeier, P.E., and Federal Advocacy Captain, Jim Pajk, P.E. Additionally, ASCE Member Brooks Vogel, P.E. participated in a press conference to help frame the importance of infrastructure investment in the context of grades given in both the National and Ohio Report Cards.

2016 ASCE Ohio Council Spring Meeting

Date: 
04/08/2016
Time: 
10:00 a.m.
Location: 
Franklin County Engineer's Office

The 2016 ASCE Ohio Council Spring meeting will be held on Friday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the Franklin County Engineer's Office.  

The address is 970 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215. 

Any questions related to directions, please contact Jim Pajk at 614-359-8658.

Please submit any agenda items to Council President Keith Aschemeier at keith.aschemeier@arcadis.com

 

2015 Ohio Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award Presented

 

Presentation of the 2015 Ohio Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for the "Winton/South Gilmore Corridor Project".  Pictured in the photo (L to R) Dave Butsch (Fairfield Public Works Director), Ben Mann (Fairfield City Engineer), Al Esser (ASCE Ohio Council), Dave Buesking (Forest Park Public Works Director), Jon Brunot (Burgess and Niple)

 

 

Ohio Council accepting Ohio Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Project applications

The Ohio Council of ASCE is soliciting nominations for the 2016 Ohio Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award. Nominations must be received by the Ohio OCEA Committee Chair no later than 5:00 PM, Monday, March 7, 2016. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please contact Al Esser at 440-256-6500 or email him at esser@sme-usa.com.

Selection criteria for the Ohio OCEA Award parallels national ASCE's criteria except that nominated projects must be located within Ohio's borders. Projects nominated for but not winning the national ASCE OCEA competition are eligible. Ohio Council’s OCEA winner will be selected by a committee of judges representing each Ohio Section.

October 2015 Ohio Federal Legislative Update

 To all Ohio ASCE Section Presidents and Council members,

 

Time to fix Ohio's aging infrastructure through new gas tax: James Pajk, American Society of Civil Engineers

Jim Pajk was a guest columnist for The website Cleveland.com (affiliated with The Plain Dealer newspaper).

James Pajk, federal advocacy captain for the American Society of Civil Engineers, says the Highway User Trust Fund is currently running a deficit, and Congress must increase the tax -- now 18.4 cents a gallon -- that funds it. The money will help restore aging roads and bridges. Bad roads cost drivers $413 a year in added operational costs in Ohio, where Pajk is from. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

2015 ASCE Ohio Council Fall Meeting

Date: 
09/25/2015
Time: 
10:00 a.m.
Location: 
Franklin County Engineer's Office

The 2015 ASCE Ohio Council meeting will be held on September 25, 2015 at 10a.m. at the Franklin County Engineer's Office.

The address for the meeting is:

970 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43017

contact Jim Pajk at 614-359-8658 with any questions regarding directions.

Please submit all agenda items as soon as possible to John Konrad, P.E., P.S., ASCE Ohio Council President at titanium18@live.com

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