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					                                                               May 2005

                         The Green Mountain Civil Report
                  Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
                                     Website http://sections.asce.org/vermont


          Message from the President
                                                                        Over this past winter, a couple of very motivated young
It‟s been some time since we‟ve included a president‟s                  engineers started up the Vermont ASCE Younger
message in our newsletter. There‟s been a lot going on at               Member Forum. The YMF‟s objective is to get our
in our Section lately. This newsletter is packed full of                younger members out doing “non-engineery” things
interesting items. A great thanks has to go out to our new              together, like hiking, snowshoeing, volunteer work, but
Secretary, Shawn Kelley. He has done a super job pulling                most importantly networking and forming relationships
together all of the info you will find in this issue of the             with their peers. You don‟t have to be a young engineer,
Green Mountain Civil Report.                                            though; anyone is more than welcome to participate. The
                                                                        Younger Member Forum News section below has a full
I want to start my message by first inviting you all out to             updated on what‟s been happening and what‟s coming up.
our May Meeting, next week. We have been offered a
rare opportunity to visit a mega-project in our own great               In Other ASCE-VT Section News, our annual Day
state, the Mississquoi Bay Bridge project. We will get a                Under The Dome was a success. Several Vermont
tour of the project and then gather in St. Albans for dinner            engineers took the opportunity to meet with or state
and a technical presentation from the VTrans project                    leaders and heads of state agencies. This day offers a
engineer and Cianbro‟s project superintendent. I must say               perfect opportunity to bring up the topic of engineering
this project is very interesting, how many $35,000,000                  with our legislators, which doesn‟t happen frequently
bridges do we get a chance to visit and get the inside                  enough. Thanks to those engineers who took the time out
skinny on the construction activities? The details are                  of their busy schedules to spend some time with our
included below. I hope to see you all there.                            legislators.

The past two meetings were outstanding. In March,                       Our tours for the year don‟t end with this months meeting,
Chuck Goodling and Russ Rohloff gave us a tour of the                   a tour of the Vortechnics manufacturing plant is currently
newly commissioned Northfield Waste Water Treatment                     being organized for this summer. Stay tuned for more
Facility. The implementation of the new high tech                       details.
upgrades will certainly serve Northfield well for many
years to come. Thank you Chuck and Russ.                                Our next newsletter publish date will be in August,
                                                                        however, periodic emails will be sent out updating you on
Last month, we combined our efforts with the Vermont                    the current ASCE-VT events throughout the summer.
Society of Engineers and held our annual student                        Moreover, check our website periodically, we will be
presentations as part of their annual meeting. At one                   launching a new site before the Fall.
point during the presentations, I counted over 60 people
in the room. The details are below in the April Meeting                 On last thing, we are currently looking for a new
Overview, but I heard nothing but praise for the students               Treasurer. Chantal has done a great job these past two
and the good job they did. All of the presentations were                years but is moving into the President Elect position. If
informative and professional. They all did a super job                  you would like to serve or know someone who would,
and we intend on doing it again next April. That was only               please contact one of our officers.
one part of the day, there were other interesting
presentations, and by the way, did I mention that                       If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to
Governor Douglas was our keynote speaker? Thank you                     contact me at Spatenaude@Dubois-King.com. I look
to everyone at VSE it was an excellent meeting.                         forward to seeing you at next weeks meeting!


             The Green Mountain Civil Report, Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
         To submit an article for publication, please mail it to Shawn Kelley c/o GeoDesign, Inc. P.O. Box 699 Windsor, VT 05089 or
                                                         E-mail skelley@geodesign.net
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                                                               May 2005

                         The Green Mountain Civil Report
                  Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
                                     Website http://sections.asce.org/vermont


2004/2005 Meeting Schedule                                              on east side of Missisquio Bay in the ASCE designated parking
                                                                        location. Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) project
  Only one meeting remains in the 2004/2005 year.                       staff will conduct the tour of the three-year construction project
                                                                        that is in its second year. Persons planning to attend this tour
                    May Meeting                                         must also make reservations with Chantal Beliveau. In addition,
                                                                        engineers and guests must wear proper foot ware, hard hats,
           Wednesday, MAY 18, 2005                                      orange safety vest, and safety glasses if you have them (no
                                                                        sandals or sneakers please). Plan to wear a coat as the wind is
Schedule:                                                               always blowing.
Technical Tour of
Alburg-Swanton VT 78                                                    Chow Bella Restaurant:
Mississquoi Bay Bridge:              3:30 to 4:30 p.m.                  The Chow Bella Restaurant is located in down town St. Albans
Social Hour:                         5:00 to 6:00 p.m.                  across from the large village green/park. From bridge project
Dinner:                              6:00 to 7:00 p.m.                  site, take VT 78 East to I-89, take I-89 South to Exit 20, take
                                                                        right on to Vt Route 207 to US Route 5, and take left on to US
Technical Presentation:              7:00 p.m.                          Route 5 south, (North Main Street / Swanton Road). Travel
                                                                        approximately 2 miles South to you see the village park on your
Cost:            Members & Guests: $30.00                               left. From Burlington take I-89 North 26 miles to Exit 19, at the
                 Students: $20.00                                       end of the ramp continue across the four-way intersection with
Food:            Dinner at the Chow! Bella Restaurant                   VT Route 104 to US Route 5 “T” intersection. Take a right on
                                                                        to US Rte 5, Main Street, and travel north 0.7 miles. Chow
                 in St. Albans, VT                                      Bella is at 28 North Main Street. There should be plenty of
                                                                        parking on Main Street or on the backside of the park.
Menu includes:
       House Salad
       Penne Pasta with sweet Italian Sausage                          Technical Presentation:
         and Bella! Sauce
                                                                        The existing Missisquio Bay Bridge was built in 1937 and is a
       Sautéed Free range chicken breast,                              seven span, 558-foot long structure with a welded shut draw
         marsala, roast red pepper lemon sauce,                         span. The new Missisquio Bay Bridge will with be 3580 foot
         wild rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables                        long, 23 span structure with 22 drilled shaft piers costing over
       Dessert will be Chocolate Cake                                  $35,000,000 to design and build. The speakers will be talking
                                                                        about the construction challenges they have faced to build this
       Cash bar will be available 5 to 7 p.m.
                                                                        bridge.

RSVP to:     Chantal Beliveau by May 16, 2005.                          Speakers:
             Phone: 802 - 863 - 6225                                    John Day, Vermont Agency of Resident Engineer, and Scott
             Email:                                                     Tierney, Project Superintendent for Cianbro Corporation of
             ChantalB@engineeringventures.com                           Maine. Both men, over the past 20 years, have been responsible
                                                                        for the construction of many major bridge projects in Vermont
Directions: Missisquio Bay Bridge:                                      and New England.
The Missisquio Bay Bridge is located west of Swanton,
Vermont on VT Route 78 over Missisquio Bay. From
Burlington, Vermont, take I-89 North 40 miles to Swanton Exit
21. At end of ramp off I-89, take left on to VT Route 78 and
travel six miles West through Swanton to the bridge site. Park


             The Green Mountain Civil Report, Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
         To submit an article for publication, please mail it to Shawn Kelley c/o GeoDesign, Inc. P.O. Box 699 Windsor, VT 05089 or
                                                         E-mail skelley@geodesign.net
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                                                               May 2005

                         The Green Mountain Civil Report
                  Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
                                     Website http://sections.asce.org/vermont


          April Meeting Overview                                        VTC
The April meeting was a huge success. It was a joint                    The students from VTC were Jake Bartlett, Christopher
meeting between VSE (Vermont Society of Engineers)                      Cote, Anthony Sak, Sean Kapusta, and Nicholas Rogers.
and ASCE – VT Section and included Governor Douglas                     These students presented a two-part presentation on the
as a guest speaker.                                                     analysis and design of a multi-story retail/commercial
                                                                        building project known as the Brewery Blocks in
The day began with the VSE Annual meeting at 11:00 am                   Portland, Oregon. The presentation included a building
to 12:50 p.m. at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Montpelier,                 overview and discussion of the analysis issues, as well as
VT. Technical Presentation began at 1:00 p.m. with Dan                  the actual framing, costs, and constructability.
Landry, Project Manager in the Structures Section of
VTrans. He discussed the Missiquoi Bay Bridge Project.                  The meeting continued with dinner followed by the
At 1:45 p.m. Tod Cote, Project Manager with Engineers                   “changing of the guard” of VSE. As dessert was served,
Construction, Inc. discussed directional drilling and its               Governor Douglas was announced and presented an
use on the Missiquoi Bay Bridge Project. The technical                  overview of the State‟s condition and issues that are being
presentations continued at 2:45 p.m. with Rick Kelley,                  dealt with at the State level.
Director of the New York Rubber Recycling Division of
PermaLife Products. He presented new technologies and                   Governor Douglas began talking about Health Care
engineered systems for turning scrap tires into useful                  reform in the State of Vermont followed by Medicare
products.                                                               concerns. He discussed Homeland Security in VT, as
                                                                        Vermont is a border state. Other topics included
At 3:30 p.m. student speakers from University of                        upgrading Vermont‟s telecommunications, education, and
Vermont, Norwich University, and Vermont Technical                      support for higher education, affordable housing, power
College presented their senior projects.                                generation, and new laws regarding sexual offenders. In
                                                                        closing, Governor Douglas thanked the VSE/ASCE-VT
UVM                                                                     organizations for inviting him to speak to us and thanked
The UVM speakers were Ryan Allgrove and Christopher                     us for all of the hard work we do as a society to make life
Munroe who spoke about the designs for extension of                     better for all Vermonters and to make Vermont a better
drinking water and strormwater systems for the town of                  place to live.
Island Pond, also known as Brighton. Heather O'Shea and
Hal Metzler, also from UVM presented a study and
                                                                              Younger Member Forum News
design of a parking structure at UVM.                                   If you are 35 years of age or younger then, you are
                                                                        automatically part of the VT ASCE Younger Member
Norwich University                                                      Forum. The board members of VT ASCE YMF would
The Norwich speakers were Patrick Colburn, Adam                         like to announce a number of different activities that
Lazar, and Christopher Nickerson who spoke about an                     younger members of ASCE are welcome to attend.
Economic feasibility study and subdivision/site design for              Historically, younger member ASCE sections all over the
a New Hampshire real estate developer. The second                       country have been described as “fun” “young” and
Norwich group consisted of Christopher Batchelder,                      “active” civil engineers. Here in VT, there is no
Michael Eades, and Jason Waysville. They presented an                   exception!
analysis and design alternative wastewater treatment
system for town of Georgia, VT.


             The Green Mountain Civil Report, Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
         To submit an article for publication, please mail it to Shawn Kelley c/o GeoDesign, Inc. P.O. Box 699 Windsor, VT 05089 or
                                                         E-mail skelley@geodesign.net
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                                                               May 2005

                         The Green Mountain Civil Report
                  Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
                                     Website http://sections.asce.org/vermont


STUDENT & YOUNGER MEMBER                                                MARCH 12TH SNOWSHOEING – A
                                                                        SUCESSFUL OUTING!
COMING EVENTS                                                           Report by: Bill Farley, V.P. YMF
May 14th (Sat) Enosburg
                                                                        A very snowy snowshoe up Stowe Pinnacle turned out
             MRBA- Tree planting
        th                                                              to be a great time. Fresh snowfall the night before
June 18 (Sat) Somewhere in White Mt's!
                                                                        made for fantastic trail conditions especially on the
             Joint hike with NH and Maine
                                                                        way down.
July 16th (Sat) Hinesburg
             Habitat for Humanity- House
               construction
August TBD University of Vermont
             Younger Member/ Student Chapter
               Meeting
September 9th (Friday @ 4pm) Berkshire
             Trout River/Bridge Project Tour with
               Greg Goyette
           st
October 1 (Sat) Burlington
             Habitat for Humanity- House
               construction
Notes:    MRBA= Missiquoi River Basin
             Association
          Some of the events are very kid
             friendly such as the Tree
             plantings, so feel free to include                         MISSISQUOI TREE PLANTING IN ENOSBURG
             the whole family.
                                                                        Bring a Shovel and your River Boats this Saturday
YMF CONTACTS:                                                           May 14th !
  There is always room for adjustment. For more
                                                                        Help plant trees to restore the floodplain of the
  information please contact any of us:                                 Missisquoi River System. For those of you with canoes
          Stephanie Zehler; Pres                                       and boats, this year they are also inviting folks to paddle
             (szehler@dufresne-henry.com) (802) 864-                    after the tree planting along the river for a beautiful day
             0223                                                       out on the water! Everyone, including families and
          Bill Farley; Vice Pres                                       friends are invited.
             (william.farley@state.vt.us) (802) 828-
             3417
          Abby Lisius; Outdoor Events Chair
             (abby@trudellconsulting.com) (802) 879-
             6331



             The Green Mountain Civil Report, Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
         To submit an article for publication, please mail it to Shawn Kelley c/o GeoDesign, Inc. P.O. Box 699 Windsor, VT 05089 or
                                                         E-mail skelley@geodesign.net
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                                                               May 2005

                         The Green Mountain Civil Report
                  Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
                                     Website http://sections.asce.org/vermont


                                                                        For Directions and More Information, Contact:
                                                                        Jen Lamphere at 802-496-2285
                                                                        jen@northernforestcanoetrail.org
                                                                        or
                                                                        Cynthia Scott at 802-933-9009 or 933-8851
                                                                        cynthiascott@pshift.com
           Missisquoi River Basin Association
    Our goal is to restore and maintain the ecological                  Interested in getting involved in Northern Forest Canoe
integrity of the Missisquoi River system so that the uses               Trail projects? We've got campsites to build and another
  and values desired by the community are supported by                  map to create this summer. Join us on the 14th to find out
            the river and quality of its water.                         more!
MRBA is partnering with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
this Sat., May 14 to plant trees and paddle the Missisquoi              * Please note that the Northern Forest Canoe Trail does
River in enosburg Falls. Please get in contact if you plan              not guide trips or provide equipment. This paddle trip is
to attend. We needs lots of hands, there are 1,000 trees to             an informal gathering of people who want to enjoy some
plant!!                                                                 time on the river together, and who are comfortable taking
                                                                        responsibility for their own safety on the water. Hope to
Northern Forest Canoe Trail‟s First Vermont Map is                      see you out there!
Complete! Join Us to Celebrate the Missisquoi-                          Please Contact Stephanie to RSVP, carpool and get
Champlain Map, Honor the Volunteers Who Created It,                     directions: szehler@dufresne-henry.com
Plant Trees, and Paddle!*
                                                                        JOINT HIKE IN WHITE MOUNTAINS
In the spirit of caring for the mighty Missisquoi River, the
Northern Forest Canoe Trail joins the Missisquoi River                  Second Annual Hike with Younger Members from ME,
Basin Association in inviting you to help plant trees for               NH, MA and VT. Gorgeous views and great exercise.
streambank stabilization, to enjoy some cider and cider                 Bring lunch, plenty of water and warm clothing for the
donuts while checking out the new map, and to help us                   top. This year‟s hike is led by Abby Lisius from Trudell
applaud the many local volunteers who put the map                       Consulting Engineers in Williston, VT. Saturday, June
together.                                                               11th with rain date on the 18th. We will be conquering
When:                                                                   one of New Hampshire's fine peaks known as Mt.
Saturday, May 14, 2005                                                  Crawford and Giant Stairs. A description of the hike is as
9 am – 2 pm Tree-planting and Volunteer Recognition                     follows:
2 pm – 4 pm Paddle on the River                                         Mt. Crawford & Giant Stairs This rugged excursion
Where:                                                                  follows the historic Davis Path to a pair of airy view
Enosburg Falls, Vermont                                                 perches on the southern spine of the Presidential Range-
Who:                                                                    Dry River Wilderness. The views are spectacular. Plan a
Everyone alike! Family, kids, friends!                                  full day to cover these 9.8 miles with over 3000 feet of
What to Bring:                                                          elevation gain. Be sure to bring plenty of water.
Waterproof footwear
A shovel and bucket, if you‟ve got „em                                  The Davis Path begins at a large parking area on Rt. 302,
A sack lunch                                                            5.6 miles south of the Willey House site in Crawford
A boat and your paddle gear                                             Notch, and across the road from the Notchland Inn. Soon
                                                                        after crossing the Saco River on a suspension footbridge

             The Green Mountain Civil Report, Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
         To submit an article for publication, please mail it to Shawn Kelley c/o GeoDesign, Inc. P.O. Box 699 Windsor, VT 05089 or
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                                                               May 2005

                         The Green Mountain Civil Report
                  Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
                                     Website http://sections.asce.org/vermont


you begin a long, steady climb - the toughest part of the               GREEN MT. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
hike. At 1.9 miles you reach the crest of the ridge and a               Green Mt. Habitat for Humanity is building more houses
bare ledge with wide southwest views.                                   this year! Come learn and apply your skills in house
Easier climbing leads to a spur path that forks left at the             building! All tools are provided but you can bring your
foot of a slanting ledge and climbs 0.3 mile to the craggy              favorite hammer and tool belt. There is a lot of work to
summit of Mt. Crawford (3119 feet). The 360 degree                      be done: saw, nail, measure, cut, size, prop, hammer, dig,
view sweeps over a myriad of peaks and provides an                      glue, paint, help, build. The minimum age requirement is
unusual angle on the deep gap of Crawford Notch. To the                 14 years, so bring your friends and bring your kids. The
north are Mt. Washington and the southern Presidential                  folks at Habitat for Humanity will show you what needs
Range. Closer in you see your ultimate destination - the                to be done, and how to do it. No experience is
Giant Stairs, a remarkable step-like formation fashioned                necessary... everyone is welcome!
by a pair of hundred foot cliffs. To the right of the Stairs            The Volunteer Days will occur on:
is Mt. Resolution, its sides spotted with gravel slides.                Saturday July 16th House rehabilitation in
                                                                        Hinesburg.
After absorbing these views, return to the Davis Path and               October 1st Venus Ave in Burlington (two new
turn left to continue to the Giant Stairs. You meander
                                                                        houses).
across the ledges of Crawford Dome with views back to
the cliffy peak you just departed. The Davis Path -
carefully constructed in the 1840s by innkeeper Nathaniel               The work day is from 8am to 3:30pm.
P.T. Davis as a long-way-in bridle path to Mt.                          Snacks are provided at 10am (they‟re great!)
Washington - now slabs around the side of Mt.                           Bring your own lunch.
Resolution. At 3.7 miles from the road the Mt. Parker                   Respond To: szehler@dufresne-henry.com
Trail splits right and a short spur leaves left for
Resolution Shelter, where water can sometimes be found
in a small brook.

At 4.0 miles the Stairs Col Trail comes in from the right.
Continue ahead on Davis Path for a neat zigzag climb up
the side of Stairs Mountain, passing a viewpoint called
the "Down-Look." At 4.4 miles turn right on a spur path
that wanders out to a flat ledge atop the upper Giant Stair.
This is a dramatic viewpoint with a tremendous drop-off
below and a panorama of peaks across the southern
horizon.

The 4.6 mile return to your car is back along the Davis
Path, with only a couple of minor uphills
Abby Lisius, Outdoor Events Chair, VT ASCE YMF
abby@trudellconsulting.com 802-879-6331




             The Green Mountain Civil Report, Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
         To submit an article for publication, please mail it to Shawn Kelley c/o GeoDesign, Inc. P.O. Box 699 Windsor, VT 05089 or
                                                         E-mail skelley@geodesign.net
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                                                               May 2005

                         The Green Mountain Civil Report
                  Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
                                     Website http://sections.asce.org/vermont


                                                                        We are still selecting a date for the trip, but we are
     Other ASCE-VT Section News                                         planning for a Friday in June or late July. Tentative costs
                                                                        will be approximately $50 per person, including lunch
       SUCESSFUL DAY IN THE DOME!                                       with Maine fare, bus transportation, and 2 PDHs. If we
                                                                        are able to fill the bus, costs will decrease. Members
On March 30, 2005 several Vermont consulting
                                                                        interested in RSVPing to get on the reservation list early
engineers visited the State House in Montpelier and                     should contact Chantal Beliveau, chantalb@engineering-
met with numerous State Representatives as well as                      ventures.com. More details will follow, as they are
the Secretary of Transportation, Dawn Terril, the                       available.
commissioner of the Department of Buildings and
General Services, Tom Torti, Commissioner Department
of Environmental Conservation, Jeff Wennberg, and
Governor Jim Douglas to name a few. As part of the
Day in the Dome activities, the ACEC annual
engineering excellence awards presentation panels were
displayed for Representatives to view. Thank you to
all of those who attended this event and represented
Vermont consulting engineers in the State House!

   UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
The Vermont Section of ASCE depends on its
membership to update their member information with
ASCE National. Shawn Kelley, our secretary, has access                  Photo of Vortechnics in Scarborough from website.
to the ASCE member database for Vermont, from which
he is able to compile our electronic newsletter distribution            DONATIONS TO LOCAL STUDENT CHAPTERS
list. Members who wish to be included in the electronic
                                                                        The officers of the ASCE-VT section have recently
newsletter distribution, but who do not want to give their
                                                                        voted on sending monetary support to local ASCE
e-mail address to ASCE National or members who would
like to receive a paper copy of the newsletter by mail                  student chapters in VT.
should contact Shawn; see address in footer.
                                                                        The following is a list of donations recipients and
                                                                        amounts. Look for news and photos from these
        ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PLANNED
                                                                        student sections in subsequent Green Mountain Civil
       SUMMER TOUR OF VORTECHNICS
Vermont Section ASCE is planning a summer tour of the
                                                                        Report newsletters telling us how they are doing.
Vortechnics      facility  in      Scarborough,     Maine
(http://www.vortechnics.com). Founded in 1988 and                       Twinfield          $100
based in Scarborough, Maine, Vortechnics has built its                  Norwich            $150
business on the development of industry-leading                         VTC                $200
stormwater treatment products used on municipal,
industrial and commercial sites in the U.S. and Canada.



             The Green Mountain Civil Report, Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
         To submit an article for publication, please mail it to Shawn Kelley c/o GeoDesign, Inc. P.O. Box 699 Windsor, VT 05089 or
                                                         E-mail skelley@geodesign.net
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                                                              May 2005

                        The Green Mountain Civil Report
                 Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
                                    Website http://sections.asce.org/vermont


                                                                       SPRING 2005 NATIONAL ASCE CONFERENCE
            ASCE National News                                                         CALLING

ASCE 2005 YOUNGER MEMBER EMPLOYER                                      This Spring ASCE National invited all Section and
RECOGNITION AWARD                                                      Branch Presidents to participate in conference calls
The Committee on Younger Members is pleased to                         conducted by the Geographic Services staff. Topics
                                                                       included Government Relations, Membership Retention
solicit nominations for the 2005 Younger Member
                                                                       and Recruitment Activities, Governance Implementation,
Employer Recognition Award. Please publicize this                      Educational Activities, and Geographic Services'
announcement in your local Newsletter, through your                    programs and events. The Geographic Services staff of
local e-mails or on your web site so that your                         ASCE National will reconvene with the next series of
Younger Members are informed of this recognition                       conference calls in the Fall.
program.

The Employer Recognition Award was created to                          MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR
recognize employers who acknowledge that young
engineers are today's leaders in the profession and                    The Green Mountain Civil Report is the newsletter of the
provides support for and assistance with their                         Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil
personal development. CYM will also award a                            Engineers. This newsletter intends to keep you up-to-date
Superior Employer Recognition Award to the                             on the activities of civil engineers around our state.
nominee that best displays exemplary support of
young engineers in their organizations. A list of                      Did you or your firm recently complete an interesting
                                                                       project that others would enjoy reading about? Does your
winning organizations will be submitted for
                                                                       firm have an engineering position open? Are you an
publication in Civil Engineering magazine or ASCE                      ASCE member looking for a new position? Do you know
News in addition to the Younger Member Newsletter.                     of an upcoming engineering seminar or conference? If so,
                                                                       please send in a brief note to the Green Mountain Civil
Nominations must be postmarked by August 1, 2005.                      Engineering Report.
The nomination form, which describes the award in
detail, is attached to the end of this newsletter for                  Please feel free to contact us with your announcements.
your convenience.                                                      We will work hard to get them included in the newsletter.
The nomination form may also be at our web site at:                    The newsletter is typically distributed via email, however
                                                                       if you would like a hard copy or if you are not receiving
http://www.asce.org/files/doc/EmployerRecognitionFo                    the E-Newsletter and would like to please contact Shawn
rm05.doc                                                               Kelley (Secretary and Newsletter Editor) at
                                                                       skelley@geodesign.net or any of the officers listed below.
Thank you for your continuing support.




            The Green Mountain Civil Report, Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
        To submit an article for publication, please mail it to Shawn Kelley c/o GeoDesign, Inc. P.O. Box 699 Windsor, VT 05089 or
                                                        E-mail skelley@geodesign.net
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                                                              May 2005

                        The Green Mountain Civil Report
                 Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
                                    Website http://sections.asce.org/vermont


2004/2005 ASCE Vermont Section Officers
Past President: Lynnette Whitney, P.E.                                 Secretary: Shawn Kelley, E.I., Ph.D.
(lwhitney@dirtsteel.com)                                               (skelley@geodesign.net)


President: Shawn Patenaude, E.I.                                       Director: Sherward Farnsworth, P.E.
(SPatenaude@Dubois-King.com)                                           (Sherward.Farnsworth@state.vt.us)

                                                                       Director: Jean-Guy Beliveau, P.E., Ph.D.
President Elect: Chantal Beliveau, P.E.                                (beliveau@emba.uvm.edu)
(ChantalB@EngineeringVentures.com)
                                                                       YMF President: Stephanie Zehler, E.I.
Treasurer: Vacant                                                      (szehler@dufresne-henry.com)




            The Green Mountain Civil Report, Newsletter of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
        To submit an article for publication, please mail it to Shawn Kelley c/o GeoDesign, Inc. P.O. Box 699 Windsor, VT 05089 or
                                                        E-mail skelley@geodesign.net
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                                       EMPLOYER RECOGNITION PROGRAM

             FOR EXEMPLARY SUPPORT OF YOUNG ENGINEER INVOLVEMENT IN ASCE ACTIVITIES


Young Engineer enthusiasm, meaningful involvement, and growth are the keys to ASCE’s future. As a means of fostering
individual Young Engineer participation in Society activities, the ASCE Committee on Younger Members (CYM) has
developed a program to help Sections and Branches recognize those employers who encourage their Young Engineers to
get involved. Special recognition will go to those organizations that exhibit exemplary support evidenced by efforts such
as:

        *       Providing a model for involvement through company-wide participation in local, regional and national
                ASCE activities

        *       Encouraging and supporting Young Engineers to attend ASCE meetings and seminars

        *       Encouraging Young Engineers to prepare articles for publication in ASCE professional and technical
                journals

        *       Assisting in the payment of local and national dues


Young Engineers who want their organization to be considered for recognition should complete the
nomination form detailing their organization’s level of encouragement and support and submit the
completed form to their Section/Branch leadership. Sections/Branches or their Younger Member groups
should forward meritorious submittals to CYM.

A Young Engineer is defined as an engineer 35 years of age or younger.
Program Operation

The program will operate as follows:

        1.      CYM will review nominations at its Fall meeting and select organizations for recognition. Additional credit
                will not be awarded for packages in addition to this form.

        2.      Incomplete nomination forms will be disqualified.

        3.      For those organizations selected, CYM will:

                        (a)     Submit a list of winning organizations for publication in Civil Engineering
                                magazine or ASCE News in addition to the Younger Member Newsletter
                        (b)     Encourage Sections/Branches to provide winning organizations with local recognition

                4.       CYM will award Superior Employer Recognition to a nominee that shows exemplary
                support of Young Engineers in their organization. This award was created to recognize admired
                employers who acknowledge that Young Engineers are today’s leaders in the profession and set
                goals for their personal development. The name of the winning organization will be submitted for
                publication in Civil Engineering magazine or ASCE News in addition to the Younger Member
                Newsletter.

        5.      Your organization may be nominated for the award each year. If your organization is a previous winner of
                the award, the nominator must be a different Young Engineer in the firm. The nominator must be an
                ASCE member in good standing.




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Award Year 2005
Please make sure you are using the current version of this form.


                     Employer Recognition Program for Exemplary Support
                      of Young Engineer Involvement in ASCE Activities
Please fill out and return this nomination form to your Section/Branch President or Younger Member Group Chair. Cite
specific examples to backup your assertions. Use additional pages if necessary. Completed forms should be sent to
ASCE Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Attn: Nancy E. Berson, Geographic Services
Department. Incomplete nomination forms and nominations using an old form will be disqualified.

The postmark deadline for submittals is August 1, 2005

I.      General Information

        Name of Nominee (Company, Agency Name):

        Address:



        Name of Nominator:                                   e-mail address:
        (Must be a "Young Engineer" employed by the nominee)

        Title:

        If submittal for local office only, provide office location:

II.     Employee Distribution

        How many individuals does the nominee employ at the local office?

                                                                                all engineers           Young Engineers

        How many are Civil Engineers?

        How many are current ASCE members?

        How many pay Section dues?

III.    Employee Distribution

        For those engineers who are ASCE members:                               all engineers           Young Engineers

        How many employees are active on a Section or Branch Board?

        How many employees are active on a Section or Branch Committee?

        How many employees are active on an ASCE Regional Council or
        National Committee?

IV.     Employer Participation

In what ways does the nominee provide opportunity and support for advanced training/technical development for Young
Engineers?




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In what ways does the nominee provide opportunity and support for advanced professional development for Young
Engineers?




How does the nominee support Young Engineers’ attendance at local Section/Branch meetings?




How does the nominee assist Young Engineers with National dues, Section dues, and subscriptions to ASCE
technical/professional journals?




Thank you for your continued support of ASCE.


                                                                      Date__________________________________
Nominator’s ASCE Membership ID #


Nominator’s Signature


Section (and Branch, if applicable)

Zone:     I     II    III    IV       (circle one)




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