Rochester Section Monthly News & Updates

1 PDH presentation (New Highmark Stadium)
Date/time: June 25, 2024 (12noon - 1pm) - arrive 10 minutes early 
Location: Rundel Library (115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608) - Kusler-Cox Auditorium - or online 
To register: click here
Cost:
ASCE member with lunch $20/person 
Non-ASCE member with lunch $30/person
Virtual $10/person

*For those who would like to attend virtually, meeting link will be sent out to registrants the week of the presentation.
Details: 
Sit down with Bob Steehler of LaBella Associates as he discusses work on the new Highmark Stadium, future home of the Buffalo Bills! Topics include: an overview of the permitting process for the civil design, unique and multifaceted site design aspects, and complexities that set this project apart from standard development.
Speaker: Bob Steehler, P.E. (Vice President/Land Development Manager at LaBella)
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Pick-up Basketball
Date: 6/12/2024
Time: 5:30-8pm 
Location: Genesee Gateway Park (151 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, NY 14620)
To register: click here or use the QR code on this flyer:
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ASCE Rochester Golf Tournament
Date: 6/10/2024
Time: 7:45am-8:45am (range), shotgun start (9am), lunch following tournament
Location: Webster Golf Course (East Course) - 440 Salt Road, Webster, NY 14580
To register or sponsor a hole, click here
Cost: $120/person - includes breakfast, lunch, driving range, 18 holes, cart, drink tickets

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Networking Social Night
Date: 5/29/2024
Time: 4:30-7pm
Location: Rabbit Hole Tavern (284 Exchange Blvd., Rochester) 
RSVP:  to register, click here  (RSVP by May 20, 2024)
Details:  
Join us at the Rabbit Hole Tavern for a social happy hour and networking event! Registration includes appetizers, fountain drinks and 2 FREE drink tickets to use at the bar (beer or well drinks only). Please fill out the form if you wish to attend. We hope to see you there!

Note: ASCE considers engineers/professionals <35 years of age as “Younger Members”. RIT/UB students please input your university email. Life Members are engineers 65 years and older.

Cost:
Younger Members (members/non-member): $5.00
RIT/UB students: free
ASCE members: $15.00
non-members: $25.00
Life Members: $10.00

Note: there is a $5 surcharge for tickets purchased at the door with no prior sign-up.

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1.5 PDH lecture (Reconstructing the BQE Triple Cantilever: Minimizing Traffic Disruptions and Community Impacts)
Date/time: May 16, 2024 (6-7:30pm)
Location: online
To register: click here
Cost:
ASCE members & students – free
Non-members - $10

Details: 
In the 1940s, plans for the 19-mile BQE were developed. Some sections were elevated and some were depressed in an open trench. In Brooklyn Heights, the Right-of-Way (ROW) was limited by homes on one side and waterfront businesses on the other. The highway needed to be stacked. The end result was a triple-cantilevered section with 4 levels: the local street (Furman Street), the BQE southbound towards Staten Island, the BQE northbound towards Queens and a promenade offering an uninterrupted panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline. The structure is now nearly three quarters of a century old and is exhibiting severe deterioration and needs to be replaced or fully rehabilitated. On one side is the Brooklyn Heights community, on the other Brooklyn Bridge Park. The very tight ROW remains but now highway planners are faced with having to deal with existing traffic of more than 130,000 vehicles daily including many large trucks. In this 1.5 PDH presentation, Samuel I. Schwartz, P.E. will explore the history of this portion of the BQE, structural issues that plague it, various plans for final condition with an emphasis on constructability.
Speaker: Samuel I. Schwartz, P.E. (CEO Sam Schwartz)

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14th Annual Pick up the Parks Event
Dates/times: April 20, 2024 (9am-12noon) - arrive by 8:30am prompt, as we need to register and complete safety waivers
Location: Ontario Beach Park (50 Beach Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612)
To register: click here
Details: We will be volunteering at Ontario Beach Park as we help clean up the parks from the winter accumulation of trash and debris, reduce litter entering our local waterways and help get the parks looking great for spring and summer. Specific tasks include: picking up trash/litter and/or loading up trucks to take trash off-site, raking/picking up debris (leaves/sticks and rocks), sweeping shelter and lodge areas and hard surfaces - and mulching and weeding. 

This is a rain or shine event. Unless extreme weather occurs, the event will not be postponed by Monroe County. For more information, go to:
https://www.monroecounty.gov/parks-pickuptheparks
or contact ASCE Rochester Younger Member Group at [email protected]

Food: Breakfast will be provided. 

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Amerks game vs. Cleveland Monsters
Join us for a night out at the Amerks party deck as ASCE Rochester Section celebrates 100+ years of engineering excellence!
Date: April 3, 2024 
Time: 7pm
Location: Blue Cross Arena (1 War Memorial Square, Rochester, NY 14614)
To register: click here
Cost:
CET Students: $15.00/person
Life Members: $20.00/person
Younger Members (<35 years old): $25.00/person
Members: $30.00/person
Non-members: $40.00/person
Details:
Tickets (regularly $60) include access to the party deck featuring all you can eat food, open bar (domestic beer, wine and soda included), high top tables, plenty of standing room and limited open seating in the bleachers. LET’S GO AMERKS!
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ASCE Region 1 assembly
Dates/times: March 15-16, 2024
Location: Portland, Maine
Agenda: 
Tentative Agenda:
Friday 9 AM – 4:30 pm, potential New York State Council Meeting 4:30 -6, Reception/Social 6:30 pm. (breakfast/lunch on Friday – dinner would be on your own).
Saturday 8 AM – 11 AM (breakfast) student presentations and then 11 AM – 1 PM Would be reserved for lunch with your governors. Potential for BOG meeting at 1 pm.
To register: click here
Official hotel: AC Hotel by Marriott Downtown Portland (158 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101) - $169/night plus tax 
Link to hotel reservations: click here. (must book by 2/19/2024) - you can edit stay duration - it automatically shows up as a 3 night stay (March 14-17). If you have any issues with the hotel reservation, contact Rashad Zagon at:
[email protected]
(207) 482-2955

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Engineer's Week Happy Hour
Date: 2/21/2024
Time: 4-7pm
Location: St. Paul Proper (187 St. Paul Street, Rochester) 
RSVP:  no need to register - just show up! Friends & Family Welcome! 

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ASCE Rochester at MRLC/ERYMC (Miami, FL - January 2024)

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ASCE Rochester Engineer of the Year Banquet - honoring Clement Chung, P.E., M.ASCE
Date: 1/18/2024
Times: 5:30pm - Hors d'oeuvres (2 free drinks), 6:30pm - dinner, 7:30pm - award ceremony 
Location: Glendoveers (2328 Old Browncroft Blvd., Rochester, NY 14625)
To register: click here
Cost:
Life members: free
ASCE members: $50/person
non-ASCE members: $60/person
Students: $20/person
Table of 10: $450/table

Clement Chung, P.E. is the Deputy Director of the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services. He is directly responsible for the Pure Waters Treatment division, which serves 650,000 customers and whose operations include two water resource recovery facilities capable of processing over 650 million gallons of wastewater per day. He also oversees the Monroe County Environmental Laboratory and Sustainability & Environmental Quality Office managing the County’s pretreatment, environmental compliance/household hazardous waste, stormwater management and sustainability programs. He supports the overall management of the 334-person department and $107 million operating budget, and leads special initiatives such as DES’ Diversity Action Plan. Clem is a licensed professional engineer in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Monroe County, Clem spent 20 years designing water and wastewater systems, as well as addressing public health concerns to water quality.

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Holiday Happy Hour
Date: 12/14/2023
Time: 4:30-8pm
Location: St. Paul Proper (187 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14604) http://stpaulproper.com/
Food: pizza and wings provided
Cost: $20 (ASCE members), $30 (non-ASCE members), $15 (students)
RSVP:  to register, click here
Etc.: $10 extra (cash at door) to participate in the 'Hot Ones' Wing Challenge (10 different spice levels of hot sauce on chicken wings). Complete the challenge and receive a glorious prize! 

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

S.T.E.M. toys will also be accepted and donated to the Pirate Toy Fund.

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RIT Civil Engineering Technology Department's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Date: 10/20/2023 
Time: 1:45pm - 8:00pm
Location: RIT (1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623)
To register (registration required): click here.
For more details: click here.
Schedule: 

Registration for tour of the Shed and The Civil Engineering Technology Transportation Lab
1:45-2:45p.m.
Location: Bevier Gallery, Bldg. 7

Tour of the Shed
3-3:45 p.m.
Location: The Shed

Tour of Civil Engineering Technology Transportation Lab
3:45-4:30 p.m.
Location: Brown Hall

Alumni and Student Networking
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Bevier Gallery

50th Anniversary Reception and presentation honoring retired faculty and staff and also Civil Engineering Technology Distinguished Alumni
5:30-8 p.m.
Location: University Gallery, Bldg. 7B


Dolomite Quarry Tour (1 PDH pending)
Date: 10/17/2023 
Time: 9:30am - 12noon
9:30am – arrival and safety briefing
10am – blast
10:15-11:30am – plant tour (batch and drum plants)
11:30am – Roc City Sammich Food Truck (included with registration)

Location: Dolomite (1200 Atlantic Avenue, Walworth, NY 14568)
To register: click here.
Cost: $20/person (ASCE member), $30/person (non-ASCE member)
Includes: plant tour, blast viewing (if daily plant schedule allows), food truck lunch
More details:
Join us at Dolomite’s Walworth Plant for a tour of their aggregate production, asphalt batch and drum plant. Schedule allowing – we will also get to view a blast. PDH pending for the tour, enjoy Roc City Sammich food truck after the tour and blast. Registration is limited to 40 attendees, so sign up soon. 

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Career Networking Event
Date: 10/12/2023 
Time: 4:30pm 
Location: MacGregor's (300 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623)
To register: click here. (register by Friday, October 6)
Details: Following the RIT Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Industry Career Fair, ASCE Rochester is hosting a career networking event to connect young professionals and employers. Come join us for an informal get-together to network prospective employers and students looking for co-op and full time positions.


Baseball Game Gathering
Date: 8/24/2023
Time: 12:00pm (gates open), 1:05pm (first pitch)
Location: Innovation Field (One Morrie Silver Way, Rochester, NY 14608)
To register: click here (RSVP by 8/14/2023)
Cost: $10 per person for a 200-level ticket
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Summer BBQ
Date: 7/22/2023
Time: 1-6pm
Location: Irondequoit Fish & Game Club - 658 Bay Front South, Rochester, NY 14609
To register: click here 
Cost: 
under 10 years old - free
under 21 years old - $5/person
ASCE Younger Member member - $10/person
ASCE member - $15/person
non-ASCE member - $20/person

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James R. Pond Regional Traffic Operations Center - Presentation & Tour (1 PDH approved)
Date: 6/27/2023 
Time: 2:15pm (tour), 4pm (happy hour)
Locations: 
2:15pm tour - James R. Pond RTOC Center (1155 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14624)
4pm happy hour - Beerhead Bar & Eatery (in College Town) - 1401 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, NY 14620 
To register: click here (RSVP by 6/23)
(event is limited to 30 people)
Cost: $10/person (includes free drink at happy hour)
Details: Tour the James R. Pond Regional Traffic Operations Center (RTOC). Learn about the MCDOT Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS), Non-Intrusive Detection (NID) technology implementation, use of data analytics for traffic signal system Signal Phasing and Timing (SPAT) and view demonstrations including RRFB And HAWK beacon setups. Presentation and tour are pending 1 PDH. 
For more information: click here.

 


ASCE Rochester Golf Tournament
Date: 6/12/2023
Time: 7:45am-8:45am (registration, lunch, social hour, driving range); 9am (shotgun start); lunch 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] 
For more information: click here.
Cost: $115/person - includes lunch, driving range, 18 holes, cart, dinner, drink tickets


FEV Water Resource Recovery Facility - Presentation & Tour
Date: 5/18/2023 
Time: 12noon (lunch & presentation), 12:45pm - 1:30pm (site tour) 
Location: 
FEV Water Resource Recovery Facility
1574 Lakeshore Blvd., Rochester, NY 14617) 
To register and pay: click here
Cost: $10/person
For more information: click here.
Details: Monroe County has embarked on a multi-year capital improvements program to simultaneously pilot, test, design, and construct improvement projects for three main systems at FEV:

• Aeration System,

• Secondary Clarifiers, and

• Electrical System.

The total projected construction cost of the Program is over $35,000,000. To add to the immense task of completing construction on three major facility systems concurrently, FEV is operating under a Consent Order from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The presentation will review the key components of the project, highlight operational considerations throughout the project, and highlight how state level funding (from Environmental Facilities Corporation and DEC) can help communities pursue these programs.


Pick Up the Parks Day
Date: 4/22/2023
Time: 8:30am - 12noon 
Location: Ontario Beach State Park (50 Beach Avenue, Rochester, NY)
To sign up: Email [email protected]  
For more information: click here.
Etc.: 

Please join us on Saturday, April 22nd for the annual Pick Up the Parks event! The Younger Member Group has coordinated with Monroe County Parks and will be volunteering to clean up Ontario Beach State Park. The event will last from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and will be rain or shine so wear appropriate attire. Coffee and donuts will be provided in the morning. We encourage everyone to bring a spouse, friend or family member to help out. The more the merrier!

Please respond to [email protected] if you plan on attending and if you plan on bringing any guests. Please show up at 8:30 a.m. to sign waivers and get your assignments while enjoying some coffee and donuts! We look forward to seeing you there!


(online) presentation: Golf Course Design 
Date: 3/29/2023
Time: 3PM EDT - 4PM EDT
Location: online 
To register: click here
For more information: click here
Note: there is no PDH associated with this presentation. 


City of Rochester Hemlock Water Filtration Plant - Site Tour & Happy Hour/Networking Event
Date: 3/8/2023
Time: 2pm (site tour), 4:30pm (happy hour/networking event)
Locations: 
2pm site tour - Hemlock Water Filtration Plant (7412 Rix Road, Hemlock, NY 14466)
4:30pm happy hour/networking event - Lovin Cup (300 Park Point Drive, Rochester, NY 14623) 
To register for the tour: click here
To register for the happy hour/networking event: click here
Cost: students - free; $10 - employers/professionals; one drink included for 21+
Details: Tour the City of Rochester Hemlock Water Filtration Plant to learn about the history of water supply for the City of Rochester and the vital role this facility plays in delivering safe drinking water to the residents of the City of Rochester. Happy Hour/Networking Event to follow at Lovin Cup (300 Park Point Drive, Rochester, NY 14623). 

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1 PDH (online) presentation: Geo-Construction Problems - What Went Wrong? 
Date: 2/23/2023
Time: 12noon - 1pm
Presenters: Abdolreza (Reza) Osouli, Ph.D., P.E. (Executive Director at Marino Engineering Associates, Inc.)
PDHs: 1 PDH approved 
Location: online 
To register: click here
Cost: $0 (ASCE members), $5 (non-ASCE members to receive PDH), $0 (students or no PDH required)
For more information, click here


Engineer's Week Happy Hour
Date: 2/22/2023
Time: 4-7pm
Location: Exchange Sports Bar (251 Exchange Blvd., Rochester, NY 14608) https://www.exchangesportsbars.com/
RSVP:  no need to register - just show up and have fun


Ski Day at Bristol Mt.
Date: 2/11/2023
Schedule: 8:30am - pick up tickets; 11:30am - lunch social
Location: Bristol Mt. (5662 Rt. 64, Canandaigua, NY 14424)
Cost: $10 (lunch only), $80 (lunch & ticket) 
To RSVP, contact Jacob Lewis at [email protected]
For more information, click here.
Bring your own equipment or purchase rentals separately. 


ASCE Rochester Engineer of the Year Banquet - honoring Roseann Schmid, P.E., M.ASCE
Date: 1/25/2023
Times: 5:30pm - cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, 6:30pm - dinner, coffee, dessert, 7:30pm - award ceremony 
Location: Glendoveers (2328 Old Browncroft Blvd., Rochester, NY 14625)
To register: click here
Cost: $50 (members), $60 (non-members), $20 (students), $0 (ASCE life members), $400 (table of 8) 
Etc: cash bar, 2 drink tickets per person


Younger Member Happy Hour
Date: 1/5/2023
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Swillburger (820 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620) http://www.theplayhouseroc.com/
Food/drink: 2 drink tickets for use at the bar and $5 worth of tokens for games (food not provided - but can be purchased on your own)
RSVP:  to register, email: [email protected]
To learn more: click here.


Holiday Happy Hour
Date: 12/15/2022
Time: 5-9pm
Location: St. Paul Proper (187 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14604) http://stpaulproper.com/
Food: pizza and wings provided
Cost: $15 (ASCE members), $20 (non-ASCE members), $10 (students)
RSVP:  to register, click here.

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

S.T.E.M. toys will also be accepted and donated to the Pirate Toy Fund – receive 2 free drink tickets for this donation!


2 PDH presentation: Asphalt Performance & Specifications
Date: 11/16/2022
Time: 11am-1pm
Presenters: Bruce Barkevich (NY Materials) & Chris McClurg (Dolomite Group)
PDHs: 2 PDH approved 
Location:
Bausch & Lomb Library Building
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604 
To register: click here
To pay: click here (or pay at the door). 
Cost: $30 (ASCE members), $40 (non-ASCE members), $0 (students)
For more information, click here
 


ASCE Region 1 social - Rohrbach's Railroad St. 
Dates/times: 9/24/2022 (5pm on)
Location: Rohrbach's Railroad Street (97 Railroad Street, Rochester, NY 14609)
https://www.rohrbachs.com/railroad-street-beerhall
To register: click here.
Food/beverages to be purchased on your own. 


PDH presentation/tour: Charles Carroll Plaza & Sister Cities Bridge Revitalization
Dates/times: 9/24/2022 (11am-12noon at Strathallan Doubletree.......1:30pm-2:30pm - click here for location to meet (refer to p. 2))
Location:
11am-12noon Strathallan Doubletree Hotel (550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607)
1:30pm - 2:30pm - click here for location to meet (refer to p. 2) 
To register: click here. (RSVP by Sept. 8, 2022)
ATTENDEES MUST WEAR CLOSED TOED SHOES. NO HARD HAT, NO SAFETY VEST REQUIRED. 

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 Region 1 assembly
Dates/times: 9/24/2022 (8:30am - 11am)
Location: Strathallan Doubletree Hotel (550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607)
Agenda: click here
To register: click here. (RSVP by Sept. 8, 2022)


ASCE Region 1 social - Radio Social 
Dates/times: 9/23/2022 (6:30pm - 8:30pm )
Location: Radio Social (20 Carlson Road, Rochester, NY 14610)
https://radio-social.com/
To register: click here. (RSVP by Sept. 8, 2022)


ASCE Region 1 assembly
Dates/times: 9/23/2022 (12noon - 4:30pm)
Location: Strathallan Doubletree Hotel (550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607)
Agenda: click here
To register: click here. (RSVP by Sept. 8, 2022)


ASCE Region 1 social - Hattie's 
Dates/times: 9/22/2022 (5:00pm on)
Location: Strathallan Doubletree Hotel (550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607) - Hattie's (9th floor of the hotel)
https://www.strathallan.com/hatties
To register: click here
Food/beverages to be purchased on your own. 


PDH presentation/tour: Charles Carroll Plaza & Sister Cities Bridge Revitalization
Date: 9/14/2022
Time: 5-5:30pm - welcome half hour; 5:30-6:30pm - dinner/presentation; 6:30-7:30pm - site tour
Presenter: James Krapf, P.E. (T.Y. Lin) 
PDH: 1 PDH approved 
Location (for welcome half hour/dinner/presentation):
Riverside Convention Center
123 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14604 
To register: click here
To pay: click here (or pay at the door). 
Cost: $35 (ASCE members), $45 (non-ASCE members), $20 (students)
RSVP by: 9/9/2022

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: 10:30am - 11:45am (registration, lunch, social hour); 12noon (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] 
For more information, click here.
Cost: $110/person - includes lunch, driving range, 18 holes, cart, dinner, drink tickets


New Developments Downtown with walking tour & social hour - presented by the Rochester Engineering Society (RES) 
Date: 7/21/2022
Times: 3:00pm (meet for presentation, followed by walking tour) - meet at The Strong in the Paychex Theater (1 Manhattan Square Drive, Rochester, NY)
~5:00pm (following walking tour) - meet at Roc Brewing (56 South Union Street, Rochester, NY)
Presenters: Dana Miller (City of Rochester Commissioner - Department of Neighborhood and Business Development) and Steve Dubnik (President & CEO of The Strong) 
Misc.: After the presentation, we will walk the neighborhood to see: the current projects under construction, recently completed projects in the Neighborhood of Play, and the "new" Union Street. 
To register: click here.


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: 4/14/2022
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.