Jess Schroeder, PE
The 2017 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awardee, Jess Schroeder, earned a civil engineering undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1976, and graduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1977. He is registered or has been registered as a professional engineer in the following states: Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and Louisiana.
He has been a member of ASCE for more than 35 years and served as an officer for 4 of those years for the Cincinnati Section. He is also a member or Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society.
During his 39 years of engineering and management experience, our candidate has worked on hundreds of projects involving: landfills, earthen dams, high-rise structures, industrial sites, tank farms, airports, bridges, highways, retaining walls, and riverfront structures. These were a wide variety of geological conditions were encountered including:
- glaciated areas of the Midwest
- flood plains along the Ohio River
- gulf coastal sediments of Louisiana
- landslide-prone hillslopes in Cincinnati
- karst geology hazards in Kentucky and Indiana
- abandoned landfills
It would be impossible to provide a comprehensive list of his major projects, but here are a few examples:
- Oversite for over a million dollars of subsurface investigation (including thousands of test borings) at the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport for: passenger terminals, operations facilities, corporate headquarters building, freight handling facilities, storage tanks, runway expansions, new runways, taxiways, taxiway bridges, large diameter drainage culverts, and a roller-compacted concrete dam.
- A KY 9 / Licking Pike landslide-prone hillside remediation project (over three-quarter million dollars) involving: a tie-back retaining walls with 2000 soldier piles and tieback anchors, concrete facing, earthwork, and utilities.
- A half million dollar emergency repair program for the US-50 Landslide at North Bend Road in Cincinnati.
- Material management study for a new major runway at Nashville International Airport:
- Expansion of the Army Sabre helicopter facility and new Air Traffic Control Tower at the Fort Campbell, Kentucky Airfield
- Eastern KY Power Cooperative plant expansion in Burnside, Kentucky within areas of highly karst-susceptible bedrock.
- Geotechnical Investigations for projects that were technically challenging including: 1) the Ohio River Bank Landslide in Portsmouth, Ohio and 2) the New Racino replacing the historic River Downs within a floodplain along the Ohio River bank in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The candidate’s career also includes numerous publications and presentations.
- where landslide cause and characteristics were determined
- and an innovative repair design was developed that saved the State hundreds of thousands of dollars by utilizing shear pins at the over 50-foot deep shear plane.
- With a borrow site study that included 90 test borings
- A deep rock and soil embankment analysis,
- And site-specific earthwork specifications, per FAA standards.
- Dunnhumby Headquarters
- Atrium I Office Building
- Fountain Square West (Macy’s)
- Queen City Square
- Aronoff Arts Center