Rochester Section Monthly News & Updates

(in person) 1.5 PDH pending presentation, dinner, tour: Charles Carroll Plaza Revitalization
Date: 5/25/2022
Location: Christopher's (First Federal Plaza Building, 28 East Main Street, Suite 10, Rochester, NY 14614)
Schedule: 5-6pm (welcome hour), 6-7pm (dinner/presentation), 7-8pm (site tour) 
Presenter: James Krapf, P.E. (T.Y. Lin)
PDH: 1.5 PDH approval pending. 
To register: to register, click here. (RSVP by 5/20/2022)
Cost: $40 (ASCE members), $50 (non-ASCE members), $20 (students).
For more information: click here
Charles Carroll Plaza and the supporting Genesee Crossroads Parking Garage underneath are located on a prime waterfront site on the west bank of the Genesee River between Main Street and Andrews Street in the city of Rochester's Central Business District. Charles Carroll Plaza, along with the connecting Sister Cities Bridge and Genesee Crossroads Park, is a riverfront public urban space that provides scenic views, park seating, a public promenade, public art, and green space. The multiple levels of the tiered plaza directly reflect the shape of the multi-storied Genesee Crossroads Parking Garage below.

Project Objectives

  • Remove pavers and other portions of the plaza to access supporting garage roof slab underneath
  • Perform concrete slab repairs and replace the waterproofing system
  • Redesign and reconstruct a new plaza that meets the current needs of the City's urban core and supporting downtown revitalization
  • Provide full ADA compliant accessibility and bicycle access throughout the plaza by replacing stairs with ramps in strategic locations
  • Update the Sister Cities Bridge with a new elevated flyover connection

 


ASCE Rochester Golf Tournament
Date: 7/22/2022
Time: 12noon-1:30pm (registration, lunch, social hour); 1:30pm (shotgun start); dinner following tournament
Location: Webster Golf Course (East Course) - 440 Salt Road, Webster, NY 14580
To register or sponsor a hole, contact Josh Rodems at (585) 498-7944 or [email protected] 


ASCE Rochester Engineer of the Year Banquet - honoring Tom Frys, P.E., M.ASCE
Date: 6/22/2022
Times: 5:30pm - cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, 6:30pm - dinner, coffee, dessert, 7:30pm - award ceremony 
For more information, click here.
To register: click here
Cost: $55 (members), $65 (non-members), $20 (students), $0 (ASCE life members), $400 (table of 8) 
Etc: cash bar, 2 drink tickets per person


(Virtual) PDH pending presentation: Pozzolanic Concrete
Date: 4/20/2022
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00pm 
Description: Silica fume is a high fineness amorphous silica with high pozzolanic activity. For more information, click here.
Presenter: Alexander Gugliotta (Aquafin, Inc.)
PDH: 1 PDH approval pending. 
To register: click here.
Cost: $10 (for PDH - for ASCE members), $15 (for PDH - for non-members), $0 (for student or no PDH). Pay via registration link above.


ASCE Rochester Happy Hour
Date: 4/14/2012
Time: 4-7pm
Location: The Exchange Sports Bar (251 Exchange Blvd., Rochester, NY 14608)
1st drink free for ASCE members!
To register, click here.


(Virtual) PDH pending presentation: Strategic Funding Preparation - Planning for Success
Date: 3/3/2022
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00pm 
Description: Planning for the successful funding of infrastructure projects begins long before a Basis of Design is completed for a project or a project is shovel ready. This webinar will outline the high-level steps municipalities should take to set their projects up for future success in pursuing both grants and financing. Attendees will leave with an understanding of funding opportunities and the application process in NYS. This webinar will also highlight two case studies for different types of projects recently awarded grants and financing. 
Presenters: Hannah Rockwell (Arcadis) & Tim Burns (Arcadis)
PDH: 1 PDH approval pending. 
Registration (by 2/25/2022): to register, click here. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the meeting via email. 
Cost: $10 (for PDH), $0 (for no PDH). To pay $10, click here
 


Undergraduate Scholarship  
2022 scholarship introduction letter & application - click here.


(Virtual) PDH presentation: Engineered Geogrid & Slope Retention Systems
Date: 1/26/2022
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00pm 
Description: This presentation will cover engineered geogrid and slope retention systems. 
Presenter: Tensar
PDH: This presentation has been approved for 1 PDH.
Registration: to register, click here. You will receive an invitation to the meeting via email. 
Cost: $0 
Please consider making a $15-20 donation to the ASCE Rochester scholarship fund. To donate via ASCE Rochester's Paypal account, use this email address: 
[email protected]


(Virtual) PDH presentation: The Changing Climate of Climate Change
Date: 11/16/2021
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00pm 
Description: Not all engineers are comfortable talking about climate change, but the topic has important implications to the profession. This presentation summarizes what is known, and what is not known, about the current situation and future scenarios. We will then pivot to the role of engineers in addressing the problem, and clarify the difference between adaptation and mitigation, focusing on effective action.  
Presenter: James D'Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP (Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt)
PDH: This presentation has been approved for 1 PDH.
Registration: to register, click here. Register by 11/12/2021 and you will receive an invitation to the meeting via email. 
Cost: $0 
Please consider making a $15-20 donation to the ASCE Rochester scholarship fund. To donate via ASCE Rochester's Paypal account, use this email address: 
[email protected]


ASCE Rochester Golf Tournament
Date: 9/17/2021
Time: 12noon-1:30pm (registration, lunch, social hour); 1:30pm (shotgun start); dinner following tournament
Location: Webster Golf Course (East Course) - 440 Salt Road, Webster, NY 14580
For more information, click here
To pay online, click here
To register or sponsor a hole, contact Josh Rodems at (585) 498-7944 or [email protected] 
Registration & payment due 9/3/2021.
Cost: $95/person (includes lunch, driving range, 18 holes, cart, dinner, drink tickets).


(Virtual) PDH presentation: Understanding the final lead & copper rule revisions
Date: 3/24/2021
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00pm 
Description: The EPA recently published the final Lead & Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for lead and copper. Under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), these revised requirements provide greater and more effective protection of public health by reducing exposure to lead and copper in drinking water. This webinar will discuss the LCRR objectives, requirements, and suggested actions for water system compliance. 
Presenter: Rebecca Slabaugh (Arcadis)
PDH: This presentation has been approved for 1 PDH.
Registration: to register, click here. Register by 3/19/2021 and you will receive an invitation to the meeting via email. 
Cost: $0 
Please consider making a $15-20 donation to the ASCE Rochester scholarship fund. To donate via ASCE Rochester's Paypal account, use this email address: 
[email protected]


2020 (52nd) Engineer of the Year: Tom Frys, P.E., M. ASCE

Tom currently serves as the Deputy Director at the Monroe County Department of Transportation. He is responsible for managing and administering the capital highway and construction unit, the major maintenance unit, and the highway operations unit. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Tom previously worked for several consulting firms as a Transportation Project Manager/Design Engineer.

Tom’s ASCE involvement included serving on the board for seven years with roles ranging from President in 2007 to Continuing Educational Chair. Between 2008 and 2014 Tom served as the Awards and Prizes Chairman where he organized ASCE’s Engineer of the Year selection and the RIT and MCC student awards. Tom also served three years on the Board of Directors for the Association for Bridge Construction and Design and organized its 2014 scholarship grant distribution.

Stay tuned for future events including honoring this year’s recipient!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) review course being offered at RIT starting 1/12/2021. Click on the link below for more details.
FE review course


(Virtual) presentation: Hydropower in Downtown Rochester - Station 26 Improvements
Date: 11/18/2020
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
Description: The corner of Court Street & Exchange Blvd. is home to an unimposing Power Plant. Station 26 is positioned at the end of the Court Street Dam and unknown to most. In the last year, some significant improvements have been made. These improvements allow the Station to realize more of its potential by protecting its generating capacity and creating safe reliable access to the Station for future maintenance or improvement. This presentation will detail the identification, planning, design and construction of these improvements.
PDH: This presentation has been approved for 1 PDH.
Registration: to register, click here. Please register by 11/13/2020. 
Cost: $0
Please consider making a $15-20 donation to the ASCE Rochester scholarship fund. To donate via ASCE Rochester's Paypal account, use this email address:
[email protected]


 


POSTPONED UNTIL TBD - ANNUAL 18-HOLE SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
 


POSTPONED UNTIL TBD - Presentation: Hydropower in Downtown Rochester - Station 26 Improvements (1 PDH approved)

The corner of Court & Exchange Streets is home to an unimposing Power Plant. Station 26 is positioned at the end of the Court Street Dam and unknown to most. In the last year, some significant improvements have been made. These improvements allow the Station to realize more of its potential by protecting its generating capacity and creating safe reliable access to the Station for future maintenance or improvement. This presentation will detail the identification, planning, design and construction of these improvements.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Help support Rochester Institute of Technology's steel bridge & concrete canoe teams!

Click here to support the RIT steel bridge team.

Click here to support the RIT concrete canoe team.

 

 

 


Ski Day at Bristol Mt.
Date: 2/1/2020
Schedule: 8:30am - donuts, coffee tickets; 9am - ski and/or board; 11:30am - lunch/social; until 6pm - ski and/or board
Location: Bristol Mt. (5662 Rt. 64, Canandaigua, NY 14424)
Cost: $10 (lunch only), $40 (lunch & ticket), $5 (lunch only - student rate), $20 (lunch & ticket - student rate) 
To RSVP, click here.



51st Engineer of the Year Award Ceremony - honoring James Hofmann, P.E., M. ASCE (from Stantec)
Date: 1/7/2020
Schedule: 5:30pm Hors d'Oeuvres, 6:30pm dinner, 7:30pm award ceremony
Location: Rochester Riverside Convention Center (123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604)
Complimentary parking at South Avenue parking garage 

Cost: $50 (ASCE members), $60 (non-ASCE members), $20 (students), $450 for table of 10 
To RSVP, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) review course being offered at RIT starting 1/14/2020. Click on the link below for more details.

FE review course


ASCE Rochester Holiday Happy Hour
Date: 12/4/2019
Time: 5-9pm
Location: Rohrbach Beer Hall (97 Railroad Street, Rochester, NY - near the Rochester Public Market)
Food: Appetizers provided.
Cost: $20 (ASCE members), $30 (non-ASCE members), $10 (students)
To RSVP, click here.

*Don't forget to bring a new pair of winter gloves or winter hat and receive a token for a free flight of beer or glass of wine. Donations will be given to the local Veterans Outreach Center to help keep our hero Vets warm this winter.*


ASCE Rochester Younger Member Happy Hour
Date: 11/21/2019
Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: Swilburger (820 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY)
To RSVP, click here.
Questions? Contact Matt Putnam

(315) 767-3415
[email protected]


Lunch & Learn "Dechlorination Case Study - Northwest Quadrant Water Resource Recovery Facility"  (PDH approved)
Presenter: Hannah Rockwell (Water Resources Desiger at Arcadis)
Date: 10/30/2019
Time: 12noon - 1:30pm
Location: Erdman Anthony (145 Culver Road, Suite 200, Rochester, NY)
Parking: free at Culver Road Armory
Food: Build-your-own garbage plates from Dogtown
Cost: $20 ASCE members, $30 non-ASCE members, $10 students
To RSVP (by 10/25), click here.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ASCE Rochester Happy Hour
Date: 9/19/2019
Starts: 5:00pm
Location: Blades Bar & Grill (1290 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607)
To RSVP, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ASCE Rochester Happy Hour
Date: 6/19/2019
Starts: 5:30pm
Location: Rochester Beer Park (375 Averill Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620)
To RSVP, click here.


ASCE Rochester Golf Tournament
Date: 5/17/2019
Time: 12noon-1:30pm (registration, lunch, social hour); 1:30pm (shotgun start); dinner following tournament
Location: Webster Golf Course (East Course) - 440 Salt Road, Webster, NY 14580
For more information, click here.
To pay online, click here.
To register or sponsor a hole, contact Josh Rodems at (585) 427-8888 or [email protected] 
Registration & payment due 5/3/2019.
Cost: $95/person (includes lunch, driving range, 18 holes, cart, dinner, drink tickets).


Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) review course being offered at RIT starting 4/30/2019. Click on the link below for more details.

FE review course 


4/11/2019 YMCA presentation & tour 

You're invited to our next monthly educational seminar for our member, students and general public. ASCE Rochester is offering a presentation on the development of one of the largest YMCA branches. The presentation will be located in the facility and will discuss the development progression from start to its current construction and will include an on-site tour of the facility.

LaBella Associates and YMCA of Greater Rochester will jointly deliver the presentation and lead the site tour. 

To register, click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2/9/2019 ASCE Rochester Ski Day at Briston Mountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2/9/2019 Ski Day
Location: Bristol Mountain (5662 NY-64, Canandaigua, NY 14424)
Arrive: 8:00am
Breakfast / Registration: 8:30am
Ski /Board: 9:00 -11:30
Lunch: 11:30 to 12;30
Ski / Board: 12:30-4:00pm 
Apres Ski Party: 4:00pm

Tickets and Lunch Prices:
•       ASCE Members…………...  $ 60.00
•       ASCE Non-Members……  $ 70.00
•       ASCE (RIT) Students…….  $ 20.00
•       Lunch Only …………………. $ 10.00

Food provided: 
8:30am: donuts, coffee
11:30am: burgers, hot dogs

To RSVP, click here.

Link to ski day flyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2018 ASCE Rochester Engineer of the Year banquet
Honoring Tom Hack, P.E. (Senior Structural Engineer at the City of Rochester)
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (5:30pm)
Location: Rochester Riverside Convention Center (123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604)

5:30pm social hour (2 drinks included)
6:45pm formal sit down dinner
7:30pm awards ceremony

To RSVP, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) review course being offered at RIT starting 1/22/2019. Click on the link below for more details.
FE review course


12/6/2018 Holiday Happy Hour
Location: Rohrbach Beer Hall (97 Railroad Street, Rochester, NY 14609)
Time: 5:30-9pm
Cost: $15 (students), $20 (members), $25 (non-members)
To RSVP: click here.
Payment: accepted at the door (cash, check) or online (click here).

*Don’t forget to bring a new pair of winter gloves or a winter hat and receive a token for a free flight of beer or a glass of wine. Donations will be given to the local Veterans Outreach Center to help keep our Vets warm this winter.*

Includes appetizers, live music, door prizes and games. Brewery or Distillery tour pending. 


11/15/2018 Continuous Flow Intersection
Presenters: Lorenzo Rotoli, P.E. & Tom Miller, P.E. (LaBella Associates)
Location: LaBella (300 State Street, Suite 201, Rochester, NY 14614)
Time: 12noon
For more information: click here.
To RSVP: click here.


10/17/2018 Rehabilitation of Historic Truss Bridges over the Erie Canal in Orleans County
Presenter: Katherine Fragale (NYSDOT Region 4 Regional Structures Engineer)
Location: Erdman Anthony (125 Culver Road, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14620)
Time: 12noon
For more information: click here.
To RSVP: contact John Papponetti at [email protected] or (585) 295-6287.
Payment: accepted at the door (cash, check) or PayPal (online)


9/18/2018 Roc the Riverway presentation (cash bar/social hour starting at 5:30pm)
Presenters: Tom Hack, P.E. (Managing Engineer, City of Rochester) & Kevin Kelley, AICP (Associate City Planner, City of Rochester)
Topic synopsis: The Roc the Riverway Initiative is a bold and progressive plan to revitalize the severely underutilized Genesee Riverfront in the core of the City of Rochester, NY. It represents years of planning and community engagement around a myriad of potential riverfront projects, culminating in a captivating and cohesive vision for revitalizing the city's most significant asset. 
Location: Staybridge Suites (1000 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611)
Time: cash bar 5:30pm, dinner 6:30pm, presentation 7pm
For more information, click here.
To RSVP, click here.
Menu: full salad bar, rootbeer glazed beef brisket, baked seasoned chicken, augratin potatoes, lasagna, beverages (coffee, tea, water), rolls, cookies 


Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) review course being offered at RIT starting 9/11/2018. Click on the link below for more details.

FE review course

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Engineer of the Year Banquet
 
The Rochester Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers cordially invites you and a guest to the 48thENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS BANQUET. 
 
Join us for a night of fun and celebration at Monroes Restaurant in Pittsford on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm, honoring Jeffery D. Netzband, P.E, M.ASCE.
 
 
 
 
Annual ASCE SKI DAY
 
SATURDAY / MARCH 3, 2018
BRISTOL MOUNTAIN
 
Arrive: 8:00am / Meet in the upstairs room of the Sunset Lodge
Breakfast / Registration / Socializing: 8:30am
Ski /Board: 9:00 -11:30
Lunch: 11:30 to 12;30
Ski / Board: 12:30-4:00pm 
Apres Ski Party: 4:00pm
Tickets and Lunch Prices:
  • ASCE Members…………... $ 60.00
  • ASCE Non-Members…… $ 70.00
  • ASCE (RIT) Students……. $ 20.00
  • Lunch Only …………………. $ 10.00
(See attached Flyer for more information) 
 
 
ASCE Volunteer Opportunities
 
 
RMSC Holiday Science and Technology Week
 
The ASCE Career Guidance Committee needs help in staffing the "hands-on” display booth at the Rochester Museum & Science Center for their Holiday Science and Technology Week event. Volunteers are able to obtain free admission in to the museum upon arrival. The dates & times that volunteers include Thursday & Friday, December 28 & 29, 11:00am - 3:00pm.
 
This is one of our regular events where we make miniature concrete samples for kids and explain to them what exactly engineers do. If you can only make it for an hour or two, that’s ok, please consider it!
 
Call Ed Farrell at 427-8888 (Ext. 1098) or email to [email protected] to sign up or get more info!!  
 
Younger Member Council Awards
 
Younger Member Council Awards
The ASCE Buffalo Section is soliciting for assistance in judging award nominations for the Younger Member Council Awards. The awards for judging can be found here under the heading “Younger Member Council Awards”:
 
 
If you have interest in assisting please contact Francis Mahaney at [email protected].
 
 
 
NYSDEC's Environmental Education Summer Camp Sponsorship
 
The Genesee Finger Lakes Chapter of the AWMA is again sponsoring participation in NYSDEC's Environmental Education Summer Camps for up to three campers, $350 each. It probably seems too soon to be thinking about summer camp, but registration starts on January 24 and these camps have rave reviews and therefore fill up quickly! Please see the attached application (GFLAWMA Summer Camp Application_2018.pdf) for details and return it by December 31, 2017 or sooner. Registration for camps begins on January 24 and we would like to have our campers selected before then to allow the campers the best chance of getting a slot at the camp they are interested in attending.  
 
In its 71st year, the DEC Summer Camps program offers week-long adventures in conservation education for children ages 11-17. DEC operates four residential camps for children: Camp Colby in Saranac Lake (Franklin County);Camp DeBruce in Livingston Manor (Sullivan County); Camp Rushford in Caneadea (Allegany County), and Pack Forest in Warrensburg (Warren County). All four camps now offer programming for children aged 11-13 and aged 14-17. Camperswill have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of outdoor adventuresand are encouraged to try new things. Activities may include fishing, birdwatching, fly-tying, archery, canoeing, hiking, camping, orienteering, andhunter safety education. Along with adventure experiences, DEC campersengage in fun, hands-on activities, and outdoor exploration focused on field,forest, stream, and pond ecological principles. Campers might collect insectsin a field, use nets in a stream, investigate soil composition, measure treesizes, or practice taking field notes, and writing in journals. Trips to nearbystate lands might include kettle bogs, state parks, fish hatcheries, or naturemuseums.
 
All four camps will operate for seven one-week sessions (Sunday to Friday)beginning June 24, 2018 except for Pack Forest, which operates for eight weeks. Drop-off time is 3:00 PM on Sunday and the closing ceremony and pick-up time is Friday at 4:30 PM. One week of camp remains $350 per child for the 2018 year and includes all meals, programs and trips. For more information please visit the DEC’s website at www.dec.ny.gov, call 518-402-8014, visit “NYS DEC Summer Camps” on Facebook or write to DEC Camps, 3rd Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-5256. On January 24th, the chosen applicants can submit their applications for the Summer Camp through DEC's online registration program available through a link from the DEC summer camps website www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html
 
Please note for the sponsorship, GFLAWMA gives preference to children of AWMA members. To ensure your membership is up-to-date, please visit the Join us page on our website.
 
For more information about GFLAWMA's DEC Summer Camp Sponsorship, or other sponsorship opportunities, please visit the Grants & Scholarships page on our website.