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									American Society of Civil Engineers
                                                 BULLETIN                            http://sections.asce.org/inland

January 2007                          INLAND EMPIRE SECTION – SINCE 1914                  Volume 9, No. 1

                        ASCE INLAND EMPIRE SECTION

President’s Message

Building Bridges
Now that the Christmas season is behind us, hopefully it’s not too late to write an article about gift-giving.
But with National Engineers Week coming up (February 19-25, 2007), it’s a good opportunity to share
some of your gifts of math and science, curiosity, dedication to learning and problem solving, and other
qualities befitting an engineer. It’s an especially good time to share your time and talents with the younger
members of our community.

I recently had the opportunity to help a Den of Webelos Cub Scouts earn their Engineering activity badge.
We went inside one of Avista’s power plants to see how electricity makes its way from a spinning
generator onto the grid and into our houses. We did a walking tour of the various types of bridges in
Riverfront Park (there’s at least four different kinds). We looked in on a building construction project (no,
civil engineers don’t do windows). We built marshmallow catapults out of shoeboxes, pencils, rubber
bands, and plastic spoons. I explained the many different disciplines of engineering and handed out
information on how to enter the ASCE-sponsored West Point Bridge Building Contest.

Perhaps the most amazing thing was that I was able to hold the attention of nearly a dozen 10-year-olds
(right up to when they began pummeling each other with marshmallows). Not everybody has a captive
audience like I did, because spinning generators and suspension bridges are pretty cool. While it may be
a stretch to say therefore engineers are cool, it doesn’t take much effort to show that engineers are
involved in a lot of important stuff.

Consider the benefits of spending some of your time with future engineers, particularly during
Engineers W   eek. Perhaps only a few of them will decide to pursue an education or a career in
engineering, but you’ll make it easy for a lot more people to understand the important role of engineers in
our community.

Chris Mansfield, P.E., M.ASCE
President, Inland Empire Section

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SPAG Grant Hopefuls turn into a Reality
This year, the Inland Empire Section submitted three applications for State Public Affairs Grants (SPAG).
We applied for renewed funding on two grants for sponsorship and related acknowledgements on KPBX,
the local affiliate to National Public Radio. And, our Younger Member (YM) Group applied for a new
grant to help promote interest in areas of math and science among middle school and high school aged

In December, the SPAG Committee selected the Inland Empire Section as a SPAG grant recipient for two
out of our three applications submitted. The IES has been approved for the following grants:
    ? Spokane Public Radio sponsorship $1,425
    ? YMG promote engineering among area students $1,500

Congratulations to our Inland Empire Section, especially to Director Jim Harakas, Young Member J.R.
Norvell, and the growing Younger Members Group f r helping put together these successful grant

 Thank You to our Volunteers
 On Monday, December 4, 2006, several of our IES members volunteered their evening to answer phones
 for the KSPS Membership and Donation Drive.

 Thank you Howard Pettibone for diligently gathering the troops!

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 Summary of Last December’s Luncheon
 On December 13, 2006, over 40 Members enjoyed a free lunch buffet at the Riverview Thai Restaurant as we
 learned about portable cofferdam structures from Kevin Regan of Portadam, Inc. A big thank you to
 Portadam for providing lunch to all the attendees!

                                 ASCE Inland Empire Section
                                               JANUARY MEETING

              I-90 Snoqualmie Pass – Hyak to Keechelus Dam
Join us for our fourth meeting of the Season!
Date: Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Time:   11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Riverview Thai Restaurant

           1003 E. Trent Ave (NE corner Trent / Hamilton, on the River) 325-8370

Program: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch (Register, then Serve yourself)

           12:15 p.m. Section Business
           12:20 p.m. Presentation, I-90 Snoqualmie Pas East Project by Brian White, WSDOT
           1:00 p.m. Adjourn
Cost: $10 for Members and $5 for Students
RSVP: Contact Tim Martin at tmartin@golder.com or at (208) 676-9933 by Tuesday, January 16, 2007.

We encourage you to come support your local section. This is an opportunity for you to meet your peers, sit
back and enjoy the food and discussions. We would love your support. We need YOU!

Brian White, I-90 Project Director. Brian has worked for Washington State Department of Transportation for the
last 15 years. He has been involved in all aspects of project delivery from design through construction manage-
Project Description:
I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project is located in Kittitas County on the east side of Snoqualmie Pass starting at
Hyak and ending near Easton. The project will expand I-90 to meet both the current and future needs of citizens
of Washington State, by reducing avalanche danger and delays, improving safety, replacing deteriorating
pavement, easing traffic congestion and connecting habitats across I-90 for fish and wildlife.

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ASCE-Inland Empire Section News

Critical Infrastructure Update
For the past two years, the ASCE Board Committee on Critical Infrastructure (CCI) has worked diligently to
establish itself within the framework of ASCE. In doing so, we have looked for various opportunities to
capture the interest of Society members across the country. One of CCI’s initial endeavors - and one which
we believe will harness the participation of our current and future younger members - was the creation of the
Infrastructure Champion Program.

Who We Are…

The Infrastructure Champion Program is a network of regional and national multidisciplinary p      rofessionals
who are focused on critical infrastructure protection and resiliency from the affects of all hazards. The
members of the Infrastructure Champion Program will take an active role within their geographic areas to
define the direction of the engineering profession on activities related to homeland security and multi-hazard
protection of critical infrastructure.

What Do We Do?

Infrastructure Champions (IC) will:

?   Act as local liaisons for ASCE on activities related to critical infrastructure resilience and multi-hazard
?   Serve as local media spokespeople;
?   Support and promote engineers' involvement in emergency operations at the local, state, and federal
?   Identify threats and vulnerabilities, evaluate possible impacts, and assess opportunities to mitigate and/or
    protect critical infrastructure within their geographic area; Share the latest innovative solutions,
    strategies, and technologies to secure, protect, and mitigate critical infrastructure with other ICs;
?   Elevate the situational awareness of the vulnerabilities of regional assets and critical infrastructure; and
?   Assist and support local endeavors related to critical infrastructure protection.

How Can You Help?

The Infrastructure Champion Program has been redefined in order to provide our members the opportunity to
get involved with the grassroots efforts of the national Infrastructure Champion Program. The intent is
for current and future ASCE leaders to play an active role in the development of this program, providing
ownership and pride in its endeavors and accomplishments. CCI would like you to become involved with
the Infrastructure Champion program.

In June 2007, Infrastructure Champions will be invited to convene at ASCE HQ for a 1-day workshop to share
current practices and define future program strategies and initiatives. Participation will be limited to 40, so
your early involvement will help assure a “seat at the table” in developing this important program.

This is an exciting time to get involved with the Infrastructure Champion program. To join or to learn more
about the program, please visit our website at http://ciasce.asce.org/InfrastructureChampions.html and
submit the application form. We look forward to your participation in this important endeavor.

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                                        Younger Member’s Forum (YMF)
                                                            JANUARY MEETING
Are you 35 years of age or younger? Come join us!
The YMF provides an opportunity for younger engineers in the professional community to get together. This group
serves as the younger element of the Section and serves as a training ground for future Section leaders. The YMF
organizes activities and social events to encourage younger members to meet and discuss engineering issues
that will further their own professional competence. If this sounds like something you would be interested in
participating, come join us.

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Time:   6:30 P.M.

Location: Players and Spectators

           12828 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA        (509) 924-5141

Cost: Appetizers are provided to you free of charge, sponsored by the Inland Empire Section.
RSVP: Not needed, however feel free to contact JR Norvell with any questions at jnorvell@toengrco.com or at
      (208) 661-2228.

FUTURE EVENT: The ASCE YMF Ski trip will be Saturday January 27th at 49 Degrees North. Families welcome. More to come!

                                    ASCE Student Chapters
 For more information regarding student chapter meetings, contact:

                    Gonzaga University – Dr. Paul Nowak at nowak@gonzaga.edu
                    ASCE IES Liaison – Bob Turner at BTurner@SpokaneCity.org

                    Washington State University – Dr. Shane Brown at shanebrown@wsu.edu or (509) 335-7847
                    ASCE IES Liaison – Teresa Dugger at tdugger@geoengineers.com

                    University of Idaho – Dr. Ed Schmeckpeper at eds@uidaho. edu or (208) 885-6702
                    ASCE IES Liaison – Remy Newcombe at rnewcombe@blueh2o.net

 Don’t hesitate to contact your university’s liaison Bob, Teresa, or Remy. Liaisons are professional engineers
 which assist student chapters to bridge the gap between the student and professional sections. This is a
 great way you to ask questions regarding the “real world” of engineering and learn about issues and projects
 occurring within our community. Also, don’t forget the ASCE IES Board voted in 2006 to distribute a $500
 scholarship to each of these universities every year, effective this year. Don’t miss out on applying!

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     Effective Construction Project Management Seminar
                                               March 15, 2007

                         Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Commons Building
                                           400 W. Randolph Road
                                         Spokane, WA (509) 328–2971

ASCE Inland Chapter is pleased to present the second part in the Effective Construction Project Management
series. This section will focus on Construction Planning and Scheduling, Construction Operations, Safety,
Measurement of Work, Materials and Workmanship, Changes and Extra Work, Claims and Disputes, and Project

The course is specially designed to acquaint Project Managers, Contract Administrators and Resident Engineers
with the organization of major projects. Of special interest will be information on project changes and

The full course is a continuing education course developed by E. R. Fisk for the University of Washington,
Engineering Professional Programs, TRANSPEED program. This course segment is presented by Wayne D. Reynolds,
Associate Professor in the Department of Technology at Eastern Kentucky University.

This course qualifies for 8 PDH continuing education hours.


Wayne D. Reynolds, PE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Technology at Eastern Kentucky University. He
teaches project organization and supervision, scheduling and cost control, construction contracts, quantity and
cost estimating, engineering economy, construction structural design, soils and foundations, and statics and
strength of materials in the Construction Management Program. Mr. Reynolds holds a B. S. from the U.S. Military
Academy, and an M.S. in civil engineering from The Ohio State University.

Mr. Reynolds has experience in design and construction projects, including transportation facilities, navigation
structures, flood protection, and institut ional buildings; and has served as Inspector, Project Engineer, Assistant
Resident Engineer, Project Manager, Deputy District Engineer, and Contracting Officer. Mr. Reynolds was an
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a member of the American Society of
Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, and the Associated Schools of Construction.

Cost: $125.00 (includes seminar, lunch and refreshment breaks)
      Full time students are entitled to an enrollment fee of $65.00
Education Credit: 1.0 CEUs (8 PDHs) for attendance of this course.
For more Information: Contact Richard Koch (509) 329–3519 (telephone) OR rkoc461@ecy.wa.gov


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Effective Construction Project Management Seminar (CONTINUED)

7:30 – 8:00     Registration
8:00 – 8:15     Introduction and Opening Remarks
8:15 – 10:00    Construction Planning and Scheduling
                  WBS and Network Analysis
10:00 – 10:15   Morning Break
10:15 – 11:30   Construction Operations
                   Accepting and Rejecting Work
11:30 - 12:00   Safety
                   Engineer and Owner Responsibilities
12:00 – 12:45   Lunch
12:45 – 3:00    Measure of Payment
                   Types and Administration of Payments
                   Unbalanced bids
                 Materials and Workmanship
                   Inspecting Materials and Equipment
3:00 – 3:15     Afternoon break
3:15 – 4:00     Changes and Extra Work
                   Types of Changes
                   Differing Site Conditions
                Claims and Disputes
                   Avoiding Claims
                   Allocation of Risk
4:00 – 4:30     Project Closeout
                   Beneficial Use
                   Substantial Completion
                   Liquidated Damages
4:30 – 5:00 Questions

Effective Construction Project Management

Day Phone:

Enroll:         Attendees @ $125.00
Total Enclosed:
Make checks payable to ASCE Inland Empire Section
Send Reservations to Richard Koch, Dept. of Ecology, 4601 N. Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99205

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                                               Spring 2007

                 No need to sign up, just show up the first night, $20 for students,
                                     $100 for non-students!

The EIT Refresher offered as a joint activity by WSPE and Gonzaga University starts February 12t h. See the
attached Revised schedule for details on location, cost and dates. Feel free to forward this to all who may
be interested.

Date Course     Instructor

February 12 – Differential Calculus by Dean Larson
February 15 – Integral Calculus by Dean Larson
February 26 – Differential Equations by Dean Larson
February 28 – Statics by Paul Nowak
March 5 – Dynamics by John Marciniak
March 7 – Dynamics by John Marciniak
March 19 – Strength of Materials by Paul Nowak
March 21 – Strength of Materials by Paul Nowak
March 26 – Electricity by Curt Nelson
March 28 – Electricity by Curt Nelson
April 2 – Fluids by Noel Bormann
April 4 Fluids by Noel Bormann
April 10 Economics by Noel Bormann
April 11 Chemistry by Sarah Mandel
April 16 Thermodynamics by Max Capobianchi
April 18 Thermodynamics by Max Capobianchi

                                           GONZAGA UNIVERSITY
                                              Herak Center 301
                                             7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
                                           All classes M,W except
    For Thursday, 2/15 due to President’s Day Holiday and Tuesday, 4/10 due to Easter Monday holiday.
           No classes held during Engineers’ Week, 2/19-2/23 or Spring Break Week, March 12-16.
                                               $20 Student Fee
                                            $100 Non-Student Fee
                                  For additional information call: 323-3522

EIT EXAM: Saturday, April 28, 2007

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                                           Upcoming Events
ASCE IES February Meeting: Tuesday, February 27th at Anthony’s Restaurant from 11:45 to 1:00 p.m.
Our speaker will be the ASCE National President-Elect Mongan. More details in the next newsletter.

ASCE Region 8 Assembly: February 22-23, 2007 Bellevue, WA

ASCE Region 8 & Region 9 Leadership Conference: February 23-24-25, 2007 Bellevue, WA

WRYMC Leadership Conference: February 23-24-25, 2007 Bellevue, WA

Legislative Fly-In: March 7-8, 2007 Washington DC

Region 8 Assembly: August 2007 Southern Idaho (to be determined at later date)


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  2006–2007 Board of Directors
   PRESIDENT                                                                                 PRESIDENT – ELECT
   CHRIS MANSFIELD, P.E.                                                                     DOUG BUSKO , P.E.
   Phone: (509) 328-3371                                                                     Phone: (509) 327-8697                                SPONSORS NEEDED!
   Fax: (509) 328-8224                                                                       Fax: (509) 327-7345                                Contact the Section Treasurer
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   Fax: (208) 676-8602                                                                       Fax: (509) 477-7478
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   DIRECTOR – POSITION #1                                                                    DIRECTOR – POSITION #2
   DAROLD ORGILL , P.E.                                                                      JIM HARAKAS, P.E.
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   LISA CORCORAN, E.I.T.                                                                                                         you would like to see in this publication, please contact
   Phone: (509) 328-5139                                                                                                         the Newsletter Editor.
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                                                                                             YOUNGER MEMBER C ONTACT                             NEWSLETTER EDITOR
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                                                                               ASCE - Inland Empire Section
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