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Annual Kavanagh Lecture Series at Penn State University - Main Campus
Jon D. Magnusson
Senior Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Structure Becoming Architecture: Case Studies of Aesthetics, Form, and Efficiency
When: April 16, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Where: 112 Kern Building
For more information, click here.
Upcoming Live Presentation - Diverging Diamond Interchange Projects in Pennsylvania
Join the ASCE Central PA Transportation Technical Group on Tuesday, March 19 for a live presentation of Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Projects in Pennsylvania. Earn 1.5 PDH credits.
The presenter is Mr. David A. Hamlet, P.E. He is Vice President and Highway Section Manager at Gannett Fleming, Inc., an international engineering firm with corporate headquarters in Camp Hill, PA. For more than 100 years, Gannett Fleming has been a leader in global infrastructure solutions. Gannett Fleming has designed the first two DDIs to be constructed in PA. Mr. Hamlet’s experience includes being the Project Manager for the DDI at I-83 Exit 4 in Shrewsbury, PA. He will present an overview of this unique type of interchange and how they improve interchange functionality, as well as discuss some of the lessons learned from the completed DDI in Washington, PA. He has been practicing engineering for 26 years.
Food and beverages will be provided courtesy of Central PA ASCE for those attending at Gannett Fleming.
Location: 209 Senate Ave., Gannett Fleming West Building, Conference room W260
Date: Tuesday, March 19th
Time: Presentation will be 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM (We recommend arriving at least 15-20 minutes early to sign-in and get your lunch)
Cost: FREE for ASCE members. $20 for non-members. Please provide ASCE membership number with RSVP
RSVP: by Wednesday, March 13 to Chris Messner by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (570) 880-7345. Attendance is limited to the first 60 RSVPs for Room W260. Presentation can be broadcast as a webinar – details to be provided upon request with RSVP.
All non-Gannett Fleming personnel will need to enter via the front entrance of the West building and obtain a visitor's pass. Directions to Gannett Fleming can be provided upon request.
Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure Featured Category - Stormwater
Direct Stormwater Runoff Pollution Mostly to Blame for a Whopping 19,000 Miles of Our Rivers and Streams Designated as “Impaired” by PADEP in 2016.
While Generally performing adequately for higher-frequency lower-intensity rainfall events, the age of much of Pennsylvania’s stormwater infrastructure exceeds 100-years, and needs on-going repairs, replacement, and capacity upgrades. There is also a lack of easily accessible critical information relating to the size, condition, capacity, and capital needs of all public and privately-owned stormwater assets. Source of funding for these much-needed improvements are not consistently available for municipalities across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act was amended in 2013 by Act 68 to permit the creation of stormwater authorities, and Act 62 was signed into law in June 2016 authorizing second class townships to create stormwater utilities. Several other legislative bills are currently in the Pennsylvania Senate, and if enacted, will further empower local governments to apply a stormwater use-based revenue system to fun the operation, maintenance and upgrades of stormwater assets.
***We will be featuring a category from the Report Card each month, so check back regularly.***
2018 Report Card for PA's Infrastructure Has Been Released!
All grades and supporting information can be found by clicking the image below.
Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project Tour with the SEI
Members of the Central PA Section and Penn State University SEI Graduate Student Chapter visited this major transporation project in PennDOT District 3-0 back in October. A very special thank you to PennDOT for an informative and picturesque tour of the 4,545’ long, 90’ wide, 180’ high river bridge construction site.