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Committees


Career Guidance Committee

The Career Guidance Committee provides information on Civil Engineering to the public, school libraries, high school guidance personnel and students (K-12) to aid them in their choice of career and to provide them with useful information about preparing for a career in civil engineering. For more information about this committee, please contact Scott Nolan (see contact information above).


Continuing Education Committee

The Continuing Education Committee formulates and executes Continuing Education activities in the Section consistent with the goals of the Board. The Committee assists other Section Committees and Technical Groups in areas of Continuing Education. The Committee also sponsors some continuing educational activities that are not sponsored by other Section Committees or Technical Groups. For more information about this committee, please contact Scott Nolan (see contact information above).

 

Government Engineers Committee


 

History & Heritage Committee

Another Day in the Life of an Engineer

During all these years of work on the location and construction of the Kansas Pacific Railway, the surveying parties were continually harassed by hostile Indians, and were frequently obliged to fight for their lives. His army life and acquaintance with warfare was admirable preparation for this experience, and on one memorable occasion, June 19, 1869, Mr. Schuyler, while leading an advance of a preliminary survey near Sheridan, Kan., and while engaged in picking out a line for the party a few miles in the rear, was surprised and surrounded by a band of 100 or more hostile Cheyennes, but by coolness and presence of mind, he cut his way through the lines and escaped without a scratch, killing four Indians in the engagement. Five bullets were lodged in his horse; his field glasses and one spur were cut off by bullets, and his clothes were riddled; even the handle of his carbine were pierced and nearly torn from his grasp by a rifle ball. His plucky defense of himself saved the lives of the rest of the party, and they all succeeded in retreating to the military post fifteen miles distant, fighting their way through the swarming hordes of savages, whose well laid plans for picking off the party one at a time was baffled by the coolness of their intrepid leader. The only member of the party wounded in this thrilling adventure was the writer.

Excerpt from the memoir of Howard Schuyler (1844 - 1883) written by James D. Schuyler for the ASCE Transactions, Vol. XXXVI, December 1896 - (Partial transcription of memoir without changes).

Interesting Project & Historical Links

CSCE Past Presidents
1912 - 28th Annual Meeting and Proceedings

Cover and President's Address
The Wepawaug River Diversion Works
New Haven Pavements
Submerged Gas Mains at New Haven
Raising Putnam Lake Dam
The Saybrook Bridge over the Connecticut River
The Shore Line Electric Railway
Recent Developments in Sewage Disposal
Cedar Hill Engine House Facilities
Addenda, Memoria, Proceedings
Charter Members, Members
Advertisers

1928 - 44th Annual Meeting and Proceedings  

Advertisers (1st of 3 files)
Advertisers (2nd of 3 files)
Advertisers (3rd of 3 files)
Cover-Contents-Committees
Engineering & Aviation
Holland Tunnel (1st of 3 files)
Holland Tunnel (2nd of 3 files)
Holland Tunnel (3rd of 3 files)
Hudson River Bridge (1st of 3 files)
Hudson River Bridge (2nd of 3 files)
Hudson River Bridge (3rd of 3 files)
Memoirs (1st of 2 files)
Memoirs (2nd of 2 files)
Mississippi Flood Control
New England Flood (1st of 2 files)
New England Flood (2nd of 2 files)
Payson Park Reservoir (Gunite) (1st of 2 files)
Payson Park Reservoir (Gunite) (2nd of 2 files)
President's Message
Proceedings (1st of 3 files)
Proceedings (2nd of 3 files)
Proceedings (3rd of 3 files)
Reynolds Bridge
Rocky River Hydro Electric (1st of 2 files)
Rocky River Hydro Electric (2nd of 2 files)

1933 - 49th Annual Meeting and Proceedings

Advertisements (1st of 2 files)
Advertisements (2nd of 2 files)
Annual Meeting Proceedings (1st of 3 files)
Annual Meeting Proceedings (2nd of 3 files)
Annual Meeting Proceedings (3rd of 3 files)
Appraising Damages and Benefits (1st of 2 files)
Appraising Damages and Benefits (2nd of 2 files)
Cover-Contents-Committees
Early Cement Manufacture (1st of 2 files)
Early Cement Manufacture (2nd of 2 files)
Heavy Construction in Russia
High Early Strength Cement
Memoirs (1st of 2 files)
Memoirs (2nd of 2 files)
Mill Rock Reservoir
Modern Soil Mechanics
Northampton Canal (1st of 4 files)
Northampton Canal (2nd of 4 files)
Northampton Canal (3rd of 4 files)
Northampton Canal (4th of 4 files)
Pages from Annual Report
Precise Survey Hartford MD
President's Address
Professional Registration
Sewage Disposal (1st of 3 files)
Sewage Disposal (2nd of 3 files)
Sewage Disposal (3rd of 3 files)

1938 - 54th Annual Meeting and Proceedings

Advertisers (1st of 2 files)
Advertisers (2nd of 2 files)
Banquet Address
Blasting Methods (1st of 2 files)
Blasting Methods (2nd of 2 files)
Connecticut Boundary Survey (1st of 2 files)
Connecticut Boundary Survey (2nd of 2 files)
Connecticut's Canals (1st of 7 files)
Connecticut's Canals (2nd of 7 files)
Connecticut's Canals (3rd of 7 files)
Connecticut's Canals (4th of 7 files)
Connecticut's Canals (5th of 7 files)
Connecticut's Canals (6th of 7 files)
Connecticut's Canals (7th of 7 files)
Controlling Traffic (1st of 2 files)
Controlling Traffic (2nd of 2 files)
Cover-Title-Committees-Awards
Developments in Structural Engineering
Flood Control Paper 1 (Part 1 of 2)
Flood Control Paper 1 (Part 2 of 2)
Flood Control Paper 2 (Part 1 of 2)
Flood Control Paper 2 (Part 2 of 2)
Flood Control Paper 3
Geologist in Lighter Mood
MDC Sewage Treatment Plant (1st of 2 files)
MDC Sewage Treatment Plant (2nd of 2 files)
Memoirs (1st of 2 files)
Memoirs (2nd of 2 files)
Metering Utility Service (1st of 2 files)
Metering Utility Service (2nd of 2 files)
President's Message
Registration
Sand Filter Plant
State Senate Bill 728
The Merritt Parkway (1st of 2 files)
The Merritt Parkway (2nd of 2 files)

1946 - 62nd Annual Report

Cover through Page 28
War Developments
Construction and Idlewild Airport
Proportioning of Workable Concrete for any Strength
Probable Future Trends in Suspension Bridge Design
Methods and Tolerances for Connecticut Surveyors
Comments on the Code of Recommended Accuracy of Maps
Some Methods of Research in Civil Engineering
Some Engineering Aspects of Flood Control in New England
The River Obstructions of the Revolutionary War (part 1 of 3)
The River Obstructions of the Revolutionary War (part 2 of 3)
The River Obstructions of the Revolutionary War (part 3 of 3)
A Look at Nuclear Power with Binoculars
Preservation of Beckley Furnace at East Canaan, CT, as an Industrial Monument
Proceedings
Constitution Bylaws - The Connecticut Engineer Registration Act
Memoirs and Members
Advertisers

1955 - 71st Annual Report

Cover through Page 22
Advancement of the Young Engineer
Highway Inlets for Catch Basins
Hartford Public Library
Hogback Dam and Development
Functions of a Site Planner
Middletown Power Plant
Transmission Lines Encircling Hartford
Shepaug Hydro-Electric Plant
Traffic and Parking Ills can be Cured
Parking Garages
Pigeon Hole Parking
Traffic Control (Hartford)
State Street Bridge and East-West Highway
Phases of the Present Engineering Act
Local Meetings
Annual Meeting
Memoirs and Membership
Professional Cards and Advertisers
 

1965 - 81st Annual Report

Cover and Committees
Sub-Drainage
Ring Compression Theory
Developments in Pavement
Developments in Pavement Construction
Connecticut's New Dense Graded Base
Soil-Cement Construction
Durable Concrete for Sidewalks
Has the Tape Become Obsolete
Topographic Map Reproduction
Title Search
Forty Years of Water Pollution Control
Watershed Flood Protection Program
Comprehensive Water Resource Investigations
Gas Industry Past and Present
Natural Gas in the Future
Local and Annual Meetings
Memoirs and Membership
Professional Cards and Advertisers

1975 - 91st Annual Report

Cover, Committees and Awards
Housing and Community Development
Hartford Center
Title Traps and Surveyors
Highways to Trails
Soil Conservation
Energy and the Environment
Offshore Drilling
Meetings
Memoirs
Officers and Membership
Constitution and Bylaws
Professional Cards and Advertisers

Historic Connecticut Highway Bridges
Arrigoni Bridge
Merritt Parkway
Founders Bridge
Long Island Crossings
BUILDING BIG, a five-part PBS television series and website from WGBH Boston
Railroad History Archive at the University of Connecticut
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Engineering Collection at the Linda Hall Library
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute - The Farmington Canal
National Asphalt Pavement Association - History of Asphalt

CSCE welcomes inquiries and more information about Connecticut civil engineering history. If you are interested in learning more about any of the files above or have historical information to share, please send an email to Randy States (see contact information above)
 

Infrastructure Report Card Ad-Hoc Committee

On October 30, 2018, the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2018 Report Card for Connecticut’s Infrastructure, identifying Connecticut’s infrastructure shortfalls and successes, and revealing to us just how much our infrastructure needs attention. The Report Card assessed five infrastructure categories and assigned Connecticut with an overall grade of “C-”. Included in the Report Card are grades for the state’s network of roads, which received a “D+,” and bridges, which received a “C-.” The report card may be found online at: https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/state…/connecticut/


Legislative Affairs Committee

In 2018-2019, this Committee provided testimony on behalf of CSCE to the state legislature on the following bills:

In Support of:

Senate Bill No. 713 – An Act Concerning Open Rest Areas

House Bill No. 5162 – An Act Establishing A Task Force To Study Alternative Funding Sources For Rest Areas On State Highways

House Bill No. 7280 (Raised) – An Act Concerning Support For Transportation Infrastructure And The Creation Of The Connecticut Transportation Finance Authority

House Bill No. 7202 – An Act Concerning The Sustainability Of Connecticut’s Transportation Infrastructure

 

In Opposition to:

Senate Bill No. 917 - An Act Concerning The State Contracting Standards Board And Requirements For Privatization Contracts

Senate Bill No. 1037 – An Act Concerning Verification of Contractor Employee Activity Under Certain Computer-Related State Contracts

Senate Bill No. 876 – An Act Authorizing And Adjusting Bonds Of The State For Capital Improvements, Transportation And Other Purposes

House Bill No. 877 – An Act Concerning Revenue Items To Implement The Governor’s Budget

From March 12-14, 2019, Brianna Maljanian, P.E., Jen Buchanon, P.E., and Katie Klose represented CSCE at the 19th Annual ASCE Legislative Fly-In in Washington, DC. While there, they attended Younger Members training events and met with the ASCE President-Elect and staff of Connecticut legislators.

In 2017-2018, this Committee coordinated CSCE’s efforts to support the following bills:

HB-5046 - An Act concerning the Sustainability of Transportation Projects - The proposed revision to statute to create a sustainable revenue source for transportation by allowing electronic tolls on Connecticut highways was of interest to CSCE.

HB-5391 – An Act concerning the Preparation of a Tolling Proposal and Support for Transportation Infrastructure – The proposed revision to statute to create a two-step process for establishing electronic tolls on Connecticut highways was of interest to CSCE.

SB-10 – An Act concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget - Three specific actions proposed to stabilize transportation revenue in the Special Transportation Fund were of interest to CSCE.

SB – 193 – An Act concerning Revisions to the Department of Consumer Protection Statutes – The proposed revision to the statutes to clarify that individual members of LLC’s and owners of corporations practicing professional engineering or land surveying services are not required to be individually licensed themselves was of interest to CSCE.  This change clarified statute and offer additional legal protections to individual engineers employed by engineering companies.

In addition, the Committee submitted an opinion editorial (op-ed) to the Hartford Courant in February 2018 regarding the funding crisis with the Special Transportation Fund.

In 2016, the Committee coordinated CSCE’s efforts to support the establishment of a financial lockbox to protect transportation funds (see below):

CCIA Testimony at the Public Hearing of the Transportation Committee

 

2018 - CSCE in the News - October 31, 2018

Highway Fund Needs Protection - Op-Ed in the Waterbury Republican-American

News Release - October 30, 2018 - Connecticut Infrastructure Earns Overall GPA of “C-” from ASCE - Investments in rail yielding positive results, but wastewater infrastructure is at risk for flooding 

Learn more > 2018 Connecticut Infrastructure Report Card

Read about the press conference in the Hartford Courant on October 30, 2018 > Engineers Give Connecticut's Aging Roads, Bridges, Water Systems A 'C-' In New Report

See coverage of press conference on Eyewitness News 3 WFSB > https://www.wfsb.com/news/civil-engineers-give-state-poor-marks-for-bridges-drinking-water/article_1bbbe364-dc51-11e8-8486-9f272cad31b5.html


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee encourages civil engineers to become affiliated with the ASCE and the Section. The Committee is responsible for increasing ASCE and Section membership, and inviting new members to monthly meeting. For more information about this committee, please contact Clayton Patterson (see contact information above)


Programs Committee


 

Scholarship Fund Committee


 

Water Resources Committee


Website Committee 

The Website Committee operates, maintains, and upgrades CSCE's website. The Committee also investigates, studies, and makes recommendations to the Executive Board concerning the operation, maintenance, financing, and appearance of the website. The committee maintains contact with appropriate local and national committees, groups, and student chapters and clubs, to improve communications through technology. This committee is made up of the CSCE First Director, who serves as the Chair, Vice President, and Newsletter Editor. Adhoc Committee members may be recruited for specific assignments as needed. 

For more information about this committee, please contact Past CSCE President Benjamin Cote (see contact information above).


Younger Members Committee

 

 

Technical Groups & Institutes
 

The Connecticut Chapter of the Construction Institute develops and implements programs and provides a forum to better enable those civil engineers who are interested in the Construction Engineering discipline. 

The Connecticut Valley Chapter of the Geo-Institute develops and implements programs and provides a forum to better enable those civil engineers interested in the Geotechnical Engineering discipline.  The Structural Engineering Institute - Connecticut Chapter develops and implements programs and provides a forum to better enable those civil engineers who are interested in the Structural Engineering discipline. 

Contact Person: 

William Cunningham, P.E., F.ASCE

Mohawk Northeast, Inc.

170 Canal Street, Plantsville, CT 06479

860-621-1451 x629

Contact Person:

 Benjamin Cote, P.E.

AeroAggregates, LLC

165 Taylor Road, Colchester, CT 06415

 860-531-9137/ 860-373-4841

Contact Person:

Alex Mora, P.E., D.PE

Foth Infrastructure & Environment

68 Magnolia Road, Milford, CT 06461

508-762-0787 x0787/ 203-685-7741

 
CSCE would like to thank all the CSCE members who serve on Technical, Professional, Educational, Research, Board and Institute Committees at the Society level. These people could potentially: 

1. Provide up-to-date information on the activities and programs of their Society Committees

2. Serve as liaisons between the Society Committee and their Section and/or Branch
 
3. Facilitate and encourage involvement of their local members at the Society Level. 

 

Thank you for donating your time and resources to issues of concern to ASCE!


For more information about CSCE, please contact any of the people listed above or the CSCE Administrative Assistant via Email or USPS mail (P.O. Box 1101, Deep River, CT 06417)