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Fairfield County Branch

 

The Fairfield County Branch of CSCE provides meetings, joint meetings, continuing education seminars, and other programs similar to the Section programs in the Fairfield County. For more information about the activities of this Branch, please contact Ronald P. Hill, P.E., Branch President, 15 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877, 203-788-8021 Cell, 203-431-0442 Home, president.fairfield-2017@csce.org

 
ASCE Region 1

 

Society Director - Anthony Cioffi, P.E., M.ASCE, Region 1 Director, Professor, Department of Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology (CMCE), New York City College of Technology/CUNY, 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, Telephone: 718-260-5338, Fax: 718-260-5677

 

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 Benjamin Cote, P.E., Geopier Foundation Company, 165 Taylor Road, Colchester, CT 06415, 860-531-9137 Direct, 860-373-3542 Mobile


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 Benjamin Cote, P.E.
Geopier Foundation Company, 165 Taylor Road, Colchester, CT 06415, 860-531-9137 Direct, 860-373-3542 Mobile

 

Government Engineers Committee

The Government Engineers Committee develops and implements programs and a forum to better enable those Civil Engineers, working in the public sector, to provide enhanced service to the public. For more information about this committee, please contact Rabih Barakat, P.E., Connecticut Department of Transportation, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131-7546, 860-594-3389 Office, 860-594-3373 Fax, 203-397-2996 Home
 

History & Heritage Committee

The History and Heritage Committee prepares and submits to ASCE nomination papers for the designation of Connecticut sites as National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, and to work with ASCE on matters associated with such designation. The Committee also handles other matters relating to engineering and section history and heritage as may arise. Please click here for more information about this Committee. For more information about this committee, please contact Randall States, P.E., 306 Humphrey Street, New Haven, CT 06511-3935, 203-530-9761 Cell

In 2010, ASCE's History and Heritage Committee (HHC) selected the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section as the winner of the History and Heritage Section citation. CSCE was selected for its efforts to scan historic civil engineering information from its proceedings and make the information accessible to students and the general public through its website, and its willingness to work with other historical organizations such as the Connecticut Historical Society to develop historic exhibitions for the public. CSCE would like to thank CSCE History & Heritage Committee Chair (and former CSCE President) Randy States for all his hard work on these efforts on behalf of CSCE!

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 history@csce.org.

Legislative Affairs Committee

The Legislative Affairs Committee investigates, studies, and makes recommendations to the Executive Board and Technical Groups concerning standards of practice, professional ethics, other timely public issues in which the Civil Engis to common problems and to neer has a particular interest and legislation as it affects the profession and the Section. The Committee maintains liaison with appropriate national committees, citizens groups, and other professional or industry organizations in order to improve communications, to arrive at mutually acceptable solution, to coordinate support or opposition to legislation and government policies and to respond quickly to the changing needs of the profession. Ad-hoc Committee members may be recruited for specific assignments, as needed. Such assignments may include following pending legislative matters, maintaining liaison with other professional groups and attending meetings of such groups, when appropriate. For more information about this commitee, please contact: Roy Merritt, P.E., H.W. Lochner, Inc., 424 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511, 203-752-1830 Phone, 860-670-7540 Cell, 203-752-1937 Fax. 

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

 

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 Brianna Maljanian, WSP, 500 Winding Brook Drive,Glastonbury, CT 06033, Phone: +1 860 815 0282

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee plans, schedules and makes necessary arrangements for the Section's monthly dinner meetings. Each Student Chapter and Student Club is considered a standing member of the Committee. The Chair of each Technical Group and Committee is considered a standing member of the Committee. For more information about this committee, please contact Jeff Benoit, P.E., 40 Taft Pond Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259, 860-974-2572.
 

Scholarship Fund Committee

Objective: Scholarship Fund Committee plans, advises, supervises and coordinates the investments made for the Scholarship Fund. For more information about this committee, please contact Jim Sime, P.E., 136 Jessica Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118, 860-569-4186 
 

Water Resources Committee

This committee plans, schedules, and implements programs to better enable those Civil Engineers interested in the Water Resources discipline. For more information about this committee, please contact Tom Loto, P.E., Kleinfelder, 500 Enterprise Drive, Suite 4B, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, 860-258-7177 Phone, 860-830-1418 Cell, 860-563-6744 Fax


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. 


Younger Members Committee

A Younger Member is considered to be 35 years of age or younger. The Younger Member Committee fosters the professional growth, ethical awareness, and technical competence of the Section's younger members. The Committee encourages membership and participation in ASCE and CSCE Committees, Technical Groups, and other activities. The Committee may sponsor or co-sponsor activities of particular interest to younger members. For more information about this committee, please contact Committee President Jodi Greene, WSP USA, 500 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033, Direct: +1 860-815-0301

 

 

Technical Groups & Institutes

Construction Technical Group

The Construction Technical Group develops and implements programs and provides a forum to better enable those civil engineers, interested in the Construction Engineering discipline. For more information about this Group, please contact William J. Cunningham, P.E., F.ASCE, Project Manager / Project Engineer, Mohawk Northeast, Inc., 170 Canal Street, Plantsville, CT 06479, Office Phone: 860-621-1451 x-629, Office Fax 860-620-9974

Connecticut Valley Geo-Institute

The Connecticut Valley Geo-Institute develops and implements programs and provides a forum to better enable those civil engineers interested in the Geotechnical Engineering discipline.  For more information about the Geo-Institute, please contact Benjamin Cote, P.E., Geopier Foundation Company, 165 Taylor Road, Colchester, CT 06415, 860-531-9137 Direct, 860-373-3542 Mobile

Structures Technical Group

The Structures Technical Group develops and implements programs and provides a forum to better enable those civil engineers, interested in the Structural Engineering discipline. For more information about this Group, please contact Omkar S. Jambotkar, P.E., Supervising Engineer, WSP USA, 500 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033, Phone: 860-815-0283, Mobile: 513-885-0793

 

CSCE Members of ASCE Committees

 
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)