American Society of Civil Engineers
January 2007 INLAND EMPIRE SECTION – SINCE 1914 Volume 9, No. 1
ASCE INLAND EMPIRE SECTION
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
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
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 email@example.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-
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at
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 email@example.com
ASCE IES Liaison – Bob Turner at BTurner@SpokaneCity.org
Washington State University – Dr. Shane Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 335-7847
ASCE IES Liaison – Teresa Dugger at email@example.com
University of Idaho – Dr. Ed Schmeckpeper at eds@uidaho. edu or (208) 885-6702
ASCE IES Liaison – Remy Newcombe at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
(SEE NEXT PAGE FOR AGENDA AND REGISTRATION FORM)
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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
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
Allocation of Risk
4:00 – 4:30 Project Closeout
4:30 – 5:00 Questions
Effective Construction Project Management
Enroll: Attendees @ $125.00
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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ENGINEERING REFRESHER COURSE
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
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
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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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
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
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T IM MARTIN, P.E. MATT ZARECOR, P.E. $50 / 1 year (10 issues)
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DIRECTOR – POSITION #1 DIRECTOR – POSITION #2
DAROLD ORGILL , P.E. JIM HARAKAS, P.E.
Phone: (509) 891-3949 Phone: (509) 363-3125
Fax: (509) 928-2581 Fax: (509) 363-3126
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ASCE - Inland Empire Section
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