ASCE Illinois Section
of Civil Engineers
Vol. 46, No. 2
CUP-McCook Reservoir — Grout Test
INSIDE: William A. Rochford, P.E., Chief, Geotechnical Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
President’s Notes Faruk Oksuz, P.E., Project Manager, Black & Veatch Corporation
he Chicago Underflow Plan (CUP) - McCook The Grout Test included the construction and com-
Reservoir is one of three planned reservoirs of parison of two 200-foot long double line grout cur-
Reconstruction of the the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) in the tains and a shallow demonstration section. One
Historic Animal Chicago area. The CUP-McCook Reservoir is under double line curtain was drilled using percussion
construction at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation methods and the other was drilled using the rotary,
Bridge District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) Lawndale diamond drilling method. A shallow demonstration
3 Avenue Solids Management Area (LASMA) facility curtain was constructed to study the connection
in Willow Springs, Illinois, and upon completion will between the overburden cut-off wall and the grout
store combined sewer overflow (CSO) from the curtain near the top of rock and will be further eval-
Section Activities TARP Mainstream and Des Plaines Deep Tunnel sys- uated as the reservoir is excavated. The two lines of
4 tems until treatment capacity becomes available at the grout curtain straddled the existing overburden
the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant. cut-off wall to create an effective barrier to ground-
water flow. The grout holes were drilled in opposing
News & Secretary The reservoir, as shown in Figure 1, will be approxi- directions at a 15-degree inclination from vertical to
Report mately 300 feet deep with a perimeter of 13,000 feet form a lattice-like pattern to intercept the near verti-
and bounded by the Des Plaines River and I-55 to cal joints. The grout holes were installed using the
the northwest and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship split space method, as shown in Figure 2, with a pri-
Canal to the southeast. The reservoir features mary hole spacing of 40 feet and extended to a max-
Diversity Awards include inlet structures, tunnels, shafts, chambers, imum depth of approximately 400 feet below
gates and valves, aeration facilities, control buildings, ground surface.
and a perimeter overburden cut-off wall and grout
curtain. The results of the grouting test proved that a proper-
Calendar of Events ly designed and constructed grout curtain is an effec-
The purpose of the overburden cut-off wall and tive way of reducing seepage by decreasing the per-
grout curtain is to minimize groundwater infiltration meability of the bedrock by 2 orders of magnitude
into and CSO exfiltration out of the reservoir. from an initial average of about 10 Lugeons to a
Excessive infiltration of groundwater will result in residual permeability of 0.10 Lugeons (approximate-
increased pumping and treatment costs and may ly 10-4 cm/s to 10-6 cm/s). Some of the other signifi-
cause slope stability problems in the overburden. cant findings from the test include:
Advertise in the Exfiltration of CSO is an environmental concern by • The lattice of two lines of grout holes inclined in
Illinois Section causing adverse impacts to the beneficial use of the opposing directions is very effective in intercepting
bedrock aquifer. the near vertical joint sets in the bedrock as shown
Newsletter in Figure 3.
and reach The primary objective of the Grout Test Project was • Down-the-Hole water percussion drilling showed
Civil Engineers in to evaluate the effectiveness of the grouting while great potential for drilling deep grout holes. The
determining the most appropriate drilling method rotary drills were able to advance at a rate of 18 feet
the Chicago Area. that should be selected to complete the perimeter per hour versus 40 feet per hour for water percus-
grouting of the proposed reservoir. This included sion with no apparent difference in the groutability
Call Lara Sup, grouting of the upper bedrock and integration with of the holes.
Director of the overburden cut-off wall that was completed pre- • Balanced stabilized grouts composed of water,
Advertising, viously. The program was also conducted to evaluate Portland cement, pozzolans, admixtures (superplasti-
at (615) 662-9463 drilling and grouting methods and develop grouting cizer and viscosity modifier), and bentonite in vary-
for details. parameters for construction of the perimeter reser- ing proportions are needed to produce non-shrink
voir grout curtain. (continued on page 6)
President’s Notes Thomas T. Burke, Jr.
here is more good news to report this national competition. There is a variety of math and have been so well attended this past year. We
month. The National State Public science programs, ranging from the Bridge Building will continue to put on seminars throughout
Affairs Grant Committee has awarded Contest to MATH Counts, focused on middle to the year but I thought it best to forewarn mem-
the Illinois Section $3,000 in grants to fund a high school age students. The Chicagoland bers that the Illinois Section will not be putting
section activity and membership in two orga- Engineering Awards Benefit on February 25, at the on weeklong seminars in October for those
nizations. Speaking of activities, yet again we Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, will be the con- who have procrastinated. While the validity
gear up for the month of February when the clusion of the National Engineers Week where 45 of and worthiness of the continuing education
culmination of many activities lead to the cele- the top achieving students from the various activities may be debated, the intent is for the engineers
bration of National Engineers Week. This will be recognized. Besides the students, the other to complete them gradually and thus be more
year it takes place from February 20 – 26. highlight of the benefit is the presentation of the effective.
The local Future City Competition has just prestigious Washington Award. The Washington
been completed and the winner will be Award is conferred upon an engineer whose profes- As you may recall, the formation team for the
preparing to head to Washington D.C. for the sional attainments have preeminently advanced the NEW Region 3 met here in Chicago on
welfare of human kind. The 2005 Washington December 11, 2004. We are holding our next
Award recipient will be Robert Langer, Sc.D, set of meetings on February 4 and 5. It is
Kenneth J. Germeshausen Professor of Chemical expected that much of the work to forming the
Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts Region 3 representatives and by-laws will be
ASCE Illinois Section
Institute of Technology. Further information on the determined at the meeting. ASCE has setup an
Chicagoland Engineers Week can be found at e-room with plenty of information regarding
http://www.chicagolandeweek.org/home.asp. the new region, correspondence and minutes of
meetings. If anyone has a desire to find out
I remind all Professional Engineers that by more information about the forming of Region
November 30, 2005 you must have the enough 3, please contact me. 2005 NATIONAL ENGI-
ILLINOIS SECTION NEWSLETTER continuing education credits for renewal of the NEERS “National Engineers Week” celebrates
Mailed to all ASCE-IS dues-paying members license. Hopefully there are not too many cringing with a weeklong celebration from February 20-
American Society of Civil Engineers
Illinois Section – Zone III – District 8 at the thought of getting all the necessary credits this 26, 2005 recognizing the engineering profes-
year. Inevitably there will likely be a mad scramble sion, highlighting engineers and the contribu-
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2 ASCE NEWS Vol. 46, No. 2 February 2005
Reconstruction of the Historic Animal Bridge
Dipal P. Vimawala, SE, PE, CTE Engineers, Inc.
Steve Leimer, PE, CTE Engineers, Inc.
he City of Chicago Department of precast/cast-in-place
Transportation reconstructed 6 miles concrete and stone
of South Lake Shore Drive. Work arch custom fabricat-
included complete reconstruction of the ed to identically
Animal Bridge carrying the Drive over a match the curvature
lagoon in historic Jackson Park. To accom- of the historic arch
bridge. Each sand-
modate increased highway, pedestrian and
stone and granite
bicycle traffic in the park, the bridge was
piece was reinstalled
widened, realigned and moved from its
in its original location
original location. relative to the bridge
structure. The arches
Jackson Park was designed by Frederick are supported on high
Law Olmstead in 1871 as a series of scenic wall abutments that
lagoons with winding roadway and pic- provide a 44 foot
turesque bridges, and was also the site of wide and 24 foot deep
the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. navigation clearance.
The Animal Bridge was constructed in The finished bridge
1904 and is listed as an historic structure carries six lanes of
on the National Register of Historic Places. highway traffic and
It is a single, 46 foot elliptical arch span of 40 feet of pedestrian
cast-in-place concrete and is faced with walkways and bike
granite and sandstone. The bridge is orna- lanes.
mented with obelisks and carved stones,
the most unique being hippopotamus and
rhinoceros heads which give the bridge its
name. The bridge was obscured with a
dark coating of grime, some of the stones
had cracked, many of the sculptures had
been damaged, and the old timber piling
supporting the foundations had decayed.
To restore the bridge, cofferdams were con-
structed to isolate it from the lagoon and
Lake Michigan; false work was installed;
and each sandstone and granite piece was
carefully removed, catalogued, mapped and
its condition recorded. The stones were
taken offsite, chemically cleaned and
repaired. Some of the original animal head
carvings had broken off and were lost, so
new ones were carved. Once all of the
stones were removed, the arch curvature
was recorded with a 3-D survey before the
rest of the concrete arch structure, includ-
ing foundations, was demolished.
The bridge was reconstructed 20 feet north
of the original location to accommodate a
new pedestrian underpass, which required
extensive realignment of the channel and
shorelines. The replacement structure is a
ASCE NEWS Vol. 46, No. 2 February 2005 3
Environmental Engineering & For information regarding the group please This is an 8 week course on CD that covers
Water Resources Group contact Robert Gorski at robert_gorski@ the following 8 topics: Hydraulics and
urscorp.com or (312) 939-1000 Hydrology, Transportation, Surveying,
Monthly Group Meeting
Economics, Structures, Geotechnical, and
Date: Tuesday, February 8 NHI Design and Operation of Work Zone Sanitary. The class meets for 3 hours once a
Time: 5:30 p.m. Traffic Control sponsored by the ASCE Illinois week from 5:30pm to 8:30pm (5:30-6pm
Place: CDM Office Section Transportation Group Dinner with class beginning at 6pm). The
125 S. Wacker Drive (northeast Participants will earn six professional devel- cost of the course includes: binder full of
corner of Wacker and Adams) opment hours, the course provides partici- review material, sample problems with
Suite 600 – Conference Room pants with information on the safest and solutions, and dinner. Space is limited, so if
Chicago, IL 60606 most efficient work zone traffic controls, you are interested in taking part in this
For information regarding the EE&WR including: the application of effective design excellent review course, please contact
Group, please contact Group Chair Stephanie and installation concepts; and using signs Yvonne Dekayie at (312) 384-6329 or
Stewart at email@example.com, (847) 823- and markings for detours, construction zones firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
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Topic: Grand Rapids Convention Center Technispeak into English
Design and Construction Date: Friday, March 4 Speaker: Ann-Perry Witmer
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Date: February 8 Transportation Place: Strand Associates, Inc.
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Monthly Group Meeting
Minority Affairs Committee The Transportation Group is seeking candi-
Topic: “An Innovative Approach to the
Monthly Group Meeting dates for academic scholarships in the
Design of Arch Bridges”
Date: February 1, 2005 amount of $750 to an undergraduate and
Steel Arch Bridge - Des Moines,
Time: 5:30 p.m. $750 to a graduate student to be awarded at
Place: ARCADIS the ASCE annual president-elect dinner in
Speakers: Salvatore Di Bernardo P.E., S.E.
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1000 April 2005. To apply for a scholarship con-
Date: Wednesday, February16
Chicago, IL 60601 tact Bryan Luke at (847) 823-0500 or
Time: 5:30 pm
For information regarding the MAC Group email@example.com by March 4.
Place: Greek Islands Restaurant
please contact Group Chair Tim Scully 200 S. Halsted (corner of Halsted
Granzeier. ARCADIS, 35 E Wacker Dr., Ste Younger Member Group
1000, Chicago, TGranzeier@arcadis-us.com, Topic: PE Review Course Chicago, IL 60661
312-263-6703 ext 4109 Date: Beginning Date: Tuesday, Cost: $35 (to be collected at dinner)
February 15th at 5:30 p.m. RSVP: Via e-mail or phone by Friday,
Transportation Group Ending Date: Tuesday, April 5th January 14th
Executive Committee Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Art Nowak (firstname.lastname@example.org,
Date: Wednesday, February 9 Place: HDR Inc. (312) 424-5447)
Time: 5:30 p.m. 8550 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 900
Place: Alfred Benesch & Company Chicago, IL 60631
205 N. Michigan Avenue Cost: $250 (continued on page 8)
Suite 2400, Chicago, IL RSVP: Yvonne Dekayie
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ASCE NEWS Vol. 46, No. 2 February 2005 5
CUP-McCook Reservoir —
Grout Test (continued from page 1)
durable grout. The water to
cement ratios by weight for this
project ranged from 1.76 to
• An automated grouting con-
trol and data collection system
was essential for controlling
water pressure testing and
grouting operations and record-
ing the data needed evaluate the
performance of the grout cur-
The Grout Test construction Figure 2. Grout Hole Orientation – Plan View
began in November 2002 and
continued to March 2004. A
total of 207 Grout Holes were
Figure 1. Proposed CUP-McCook Reservoir
drilled resulting in 11,823 feet
of Overburden drilling and
40,621 feet of Rock drilling
with 55,506 gallons of grout
The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Chicago District
developed the preliminary
design and awarded and provid-
ed oversight of the final design
and construction contracts.
Black & Veatch, along with
Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D., final-
ized the Grout Test design, pre-
pared the contract plans and
specifications, monitored the
grouting activities, and prepared
a ‘Lessons Learned Report’ that
documented the results of the
Grout Test. Advanced
Construction Techniques Ltd.
(ACT) of Maple, Ontario and
Gannett-Fleming, Inc. per-
formed the Grout Test Contract.
The project owner and local
sponsor is the Metropolitan
Water Reclamation District of
The results of this Grout Test
will be used in developing future
grout designs and contract speci- Figure 3. Grout Hole Orientation – Profile View
fications for the remaining
perimeter of the CUP-McCook
Reservoir, as well as at CUP-
Thornton Reservoir and have
helped advanced the state-of-
the-art of grouting in the United
6 ASCE NEWS Vol. 46, No. 2 February 2005
NHI Design and Operation of Work Zone Traffic Control
Sponsored By: ASCE Illinois Section Transportation Group
When: Friday, March 4th, 2005
Registration 7:15 – 8:00am
Morning Presentation 8:00 – 11:30am
Lunch (Included) 12:00 – 1:00pm
Afternoon Presentation 1:00 – 5:00pm
6 Professional Development Hours will be awarded to all attendees
Where: Illinois Department of Transportation
201 West Center Court
Design and Operation of Work Zone Traffic Control: The presenter is Mr. James A. Bragdon, an instructor for
National Highway Institute. This course provides information on the safest and most efficient work zone traffic con-
trols, including: the application of effective design and installation concepts; and using signs and markings for
detours, construction zones and maintenance sites. The legal, administrative, and operational aspects also will be dis-
cussed. Classroom presentations include lectures, case histories and workshops. The registration fee is $300 (includes
material, presentation, lunch, and support to chapter activities). Space is limited, so please register early.
Registrations need to be received by the 18th of February. Please fill out the registration form below and mail with
check payable to “ASCE”.
For further information, contact
Srikanth Panguluri - Technical Programs Committee Chair
8501 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60631-2801
Phone: 773-693-3800, Ext 266.
Fax: (773) 693-3823
Design and Operation of Work Zone Traffic Control
Friday, March 4, 2005
Name:___________________________________________________________ Mail Check and completed form to:
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ASCE NEWS Vol. 46, No. 2 February 2005 7
Chicagoland Engineers Week Activities
“Engineers – Turning Ideas into Reality”
ational Engineers Week is celebrated each year at the time of George plays and presentations that are fun and educational and are designed to
Washington’s birthday. Our nation’s first president was a military enhance children’s interest in math, science and engineering. Displays
engineer and a land surveyor. Washington’s agricultural, military and this year include the Civil Air Patrol, new forms of energy, cryogenics,
land surveying skills led to his acquiring the title of our nation’s first engineer. polarized light, high-rise safety and hands-on SciTech activities. The
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is the 2005 lead society and events are held at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Rice Campus.
For more information contact Barbara Kozi at (630) 682-6040 or
BP is the 2005 lead corporation. For more information on National
email@example.com or visit their website at www.rice.iit.edu/engineersweek/.
Engineers Week, call (703) 684-2852, visit the website at www.eweek.org or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The web page is full of many exciting ideas and All engineers are invited to attend along with members of more than 30
opportunities that you share with students and the general public. engineering societies at the Chicago area’s signature Engineers Week
events, the Chicagoland Engineering Awards Benefit, that honor’s the
Locally, many activities fall under the umbrella of National Engineers Week. profession, recognizes the student winners of the various competitions
Most of these are designed to reach out to local students of all ages, but every- and allows you to network with other professionals and civic leaders on
one is welcome to participate. The week will culminate with the annual Friday, February 25, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The
Chicagoland Engineering Awards Benefit on Friday, February 25. The follow- reception begins at 5:30 pm and dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
ing activities are being planned or have taken place this year. Check out
www.chicagolandeweek.org. The 2005 Washington Award will be presented to Robert Langer, Sc.D,
the Kenneth J. Germeshausen Professor of Chemical Biomedical
Student Outreach & E-Week Activities Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his extraor-
Future City Competition – Teams of 7th and 8th grade students representing dinary contributions to biomedical engineering. The Washington Award
their school create their “City of the Future” including transportation, hous- is conferred annually upon an engineer whose professional attainments
ing, police and other key components using the software SimCity 3000. The have advanced the welfare of all peoples. The guest speaker after the
winning local team then competes at the National Competition in dinner will be John Mitola, chairman of the Illinois Tollway Board of
Washington D.C. against 31 other regional winners during National Directors.
Engineers Week. The competition was held on Saturday, January 29. If you
would like more information, sign up a school, or volunteer to help out next For reservations, please call (312) 913-1730 or email
year, please contact Don Wittmer at (312) 930-9119 or email at email@example.com. For more information, check out the website
firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the local website at www.chicagolandeweek.org.
www.futurecitychicago.org or the national website at www.futurecity.org.
IIT Bridge Design Competition – For the past twenty-nine years, thousands of
high school students have competed in the Bridge Building Contest. The stu-
dents design, build and test their bridge to destruction. The competition will
be held on February 8, 2005, at IIT’s main campus in Chicago. The winners
of the local competition will compete at the International Contest which will
be held on Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Chicago. For further information, Section Activities
please contact Prof. John Kallend at email@example.com. The competition’s web- (continued from page 4)
site can be found at www.iit.edu/~hsbridge.
For information regarding the Structural Group please contact
Mathcounts – The MATHCOUNTS program is a nationwide combined Group Chair Art Nowak, Edwards and Kelcey, One North
effort of the education, business, government and technological communities
Franklin, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60606 firstname.lastname@example.org 312
to promote math excellence among junior high school students and to bring
them together for prompt, lively exchange of the basic arithmetic skills and 424 5447
math logic, probability and statistics.. Annually, it impacts over 700 students
in the Chicagoland area. The Chicago competition will be held on Saturday, Urban Planning and
February 5, 2005, at the University of Illinois – Chicago. The program is
sponsored by NSPE/ISPE. Contact Linda McGovern at 630-990-0302 (ext Development Group
225) if you would like to volunteer. Other chapters of ISPE in the Chicago Monthly Group Meeting
area will also be holding local competitions as well. To find out contacts for Date: Thursday, February 10
these other competitions, go to www.mathcounts.org.
Time: 6:00 p.m.
DuPage Area Engineers Week – The Thursday evening Speaker’s Forum on Place: Chandler's Chop House
February 24 is a panel discussion titled, "Alternate Energies: Where they are 401 N. Roselle Road
and where they are going. Can we afford them? Can we afford to ignore Schaumburg, IL
them?" The presentation is from 7:00-9:00 PM and is free and open to the For information regarding the UP&D Group please contact Group
public. Both BP and IIT will be represented on the panel. The Saturday event, Chair Bill Cussen. Haeger Engineering, 1911 Rohlwing Road, Suite
The Annual Engineers Week Expo, will be held on February 26, and is free
A, Rolling Meadows, IL 60068 email@example.com 847
and open to the public from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM. It features interactive dis-
8 ASCE NEWS Vol. 46, No. 2 February 2005
Illinois Section News & Secretary Report
J A N U A R Y 2 0 0 4
n an effort to inform Illinois Section members Schaumburg. The February meeting will be be contacted at lsup@CBBEL.com.
of the discussions at the monthly Board meet- held on February 10, 2005 at Chandler’s
The Minority Affairs Committee discussed
ings, the Section Secretary contributes this Chop House in Schaumburg, topic to be
interactions with Kenwood Academy at their
monthly article to the newsletter. Any ques- announced. Upcoming activities include an
January meeting. Jose Puente will lead the
tions or comments on the Board activities are MWRD permitting workshop in the spring of
Kenwood partnership effort and Tony Cerda
welcome and can be sent to the Section office at 2005, date and location to be determined.
will lead the scholarship program. The
the address shown on Page 2.
In December, the Younger Member Group January meeting will be held at ARCADIS at
the group held a joint holiday party with the 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1000, Chicago
Treasurer’s Report Transportation Group and the UP&D Group. on January 18, 2005 at 5:30pm. The
Attendees contributed to Toys for Tots. The January topic will focus on scholarships,
Treasurer Johnson presented the monthly December outreach / volunteer activity was Kenwood involvement and a Chicago DBE
report, General Ledger Trial Balance, Income held at the Onward Neighborhood House. seminar. The committee will hold the
Statement and Aged Receivables Report as of January’s meetings include a monthly group February meeting at ARCADIS at 35 East
December 31, 2004. The Income Statement meeting on the Dan Ryan Reconstruction / Wacker Drive, Suite 1000, Chicago on
was approved as presented to the Board CTA Coordination to be presented by Kevin February 1, 2005, 5:30pm.
Seyko on January 20, 2005, 6:00pm at
Group Reports Edwards & Kelcey, 1 North Franklin, Suite Old Business
500, Chicago. The January outreach/volun-
Each Section Group reported on their past teer activity will be preparing and serving Zone III Conference, St. Louis February 25
month’s activities and future group meetings food or painting at the Chicago Christian – 27, 2005: The new directors are set to
as noted in the Section Activities portion of Industrial League, 123 South Green Street, attend this conference.
the newsletter. Highlights of the Group’s Chicago on January 22, 2005. Next month
New Committee Chairs: President Burke
activities are as follows: group members will serve as judges at the
reported that most committee positions are
Future City Competition at UIC. The
The Geotechnical Group’s December meet- now set. He thanked the members volunteer-
February meeting topic will be Bilingual
ing’s topic was the U-Boat Earth Retention ing for committee responsibilities.
Water Professional or Learning to Translate
Design/Construction at the Museum of the Technispeak into English. The speaker Future City Competition: Preliminary
Science and Industry. The January meeting will be Ann-Perry Witmer and the meeting judging is set for January 22, 2005 with the
will be held on January 10, 2005, 5:30 pm at will be held at Strand Associates at 1170 full competition to be held on January 29,
the Erie Café. The topic will be Landfill Houbolt Road, Joliet at 6:00 pm on February 2005 at UIC. The fundraising is going OK.
Design as presented by Dr. Terry West PhD of 17, 2005 at 5:30pm. The group will sponsor
Purdue University. February’s meeting topic Engineers Week: Numerous Engineers
an eight week PE Review Course beginning
will be the Grand Rapids, Michigan Week activities are planned. The Engineers
on February 15th at 5:30 pm to be held at
Convention Center Design and Construction. Week and Washington Awards dinner will be
HDR, Inc at 8550 West Bryn Mawr, Suite
February 25, 2005 at the Hyatt at
The December meeting of the Structural 900, Chicago.
McCormick Place with the Illinois Toll
Group was a holiday dinner. The January The Transportation group hosted a holiday Highway Authority Chair as the featured
meeting will be held at the Greek Islands on / executive committee meeting on December speaker. Mathcounts competition will be
January 19, 2005 with a topic of “Cast Study 15th. In January, the group’s executive com- Saturday February 5, 2005. The High School
– Design and Construction Issues for St. Luke’s mittee will meet on January 12, 2005 at Bridge building contest will be held at IIT.
Medical Center Cardiac Center and Patient Stanley Consultants at 8501 West Higgins ASCE will host a table at the DuPage Zoom
Tower, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.” The speakers Road, Suite 730, Chicago. The February into Engineering program on February 26,
will be Robert Schumacher, PE and Daniel meeting will be held on February 9, 2005 at 2005 at IIT’s Rice Campus in Wheaton.
Kilbert, PE. The February meeting topic will Alfred Benesch & Co., 205 North Michigan
be the design of Arch Bridges and will focus on Report Card: Progress has been slow on
Avenue, Suite 2400, Chicago. The group’s
a Steel Arch Bridge. The Structural Group’s the report card but will be stepped up next
March meeting will be a joint meeting with
lecture series is set and a schedule will be forth- month.
the Women’s Transportation Seminar with
coming. Registration fee will be $150 and will Rosemarie Andolino, Executive Director of 2006 National Conference: Nick Textor
qualify for 10 PDH credits. the O’Hare Modernization Program, date will be setting the schedule for coordination
The Environmental Engineering & Water and location to be determined. activities and committees. The date of the
Resources Group held an annual holiday din- conference has changed. Volunteers will be
ner on December 7th. The January meeting Committee Reports needed over the next few months.
will be a monthly group meeting at CDM
office on January 11, 2005. The February The Communications Committee reported New Business
meeting will be held on February 8, 2005 at that the February newsletter deadline is
5:30pm at CDM on South Wacker; topic to January 10, 2005 with two feature articles to Lake Co. DOT Funding: Joe Neal drafted a
be announced. cover National Engineers Week and one to be letter of support; the letter is being circulated.
written by the Geotechnical Group. The sec-
In December the Urban Planning & ondary article will be contributed by the Planning is underway for the President
Development Group held two meetings, a Structural Group. The transfer of the website Elect Dinner to be held on April 6, 2005.
monthly group meeting and a holiday party. to Lillian Prince at HNTB is complete with ASCE President Elect Martenson has accept-
The January group meeting will be held on construction still underway. Lara Sup is serv-
January 13th at Chandler’s Chop House in ing as the Director of Advertising; Lara can (continued on page 12)
ASCE NEWS Vol. 46, No. 2 February 2005 9
Tim Scully Granzeir was selected by the Committee
on Diversity and Women in Civil Engineering
(CDWCE) as a 2004 Diversity Champion in recogni-
tion of the voluntary services he provided and contin-
ues to provide, to make the profession more inclusive.
He is currently the Chair of the Illinois Section’s
Minority Affairs Committee. The Illinois Section of
ASCE also won the 2004 Zone III Diversity Award.
These awards will be presented at the 2005 Zonal
Leadership Conference on February 26 in St Louis,
MO. Congratulations to Tim and the Illinois Section!
SAVE THE DATE:
President Elect / Student Awards Dinner
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Time: 5:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM Dinner
Speaker: Dennis Martenson,
National President Elect
Place: Maggiano’s, Chicago
10 ASCE NEWS Vol. 46, No. 2 February 2005
Concrete Pipe Design/Pipe Installation & Inspection
Presented by the Illinois Concrete Pipe Association
Two Seminars in One-8 PDH’s for Both!
On Thursday, February 24, 2005, at Ashton Place in Willowbrook, Illinois, the Illinois Concrete Pipe Association
will present two seminars in one. The morning session will focus on concrete pipe design with an emphasis on
selecting the proper pipe class for a wide variety of installation types and conditions, and will include material on
IDOT specifications. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of our DASH design software and four PDH’s.
The afternoon session will focus on proper installation of both rigid and flexible pipe materials, emphasizing the
impact of installation on structural capacity and design life. Attendees will receive installation guidelines and
inspection checklists, an installation video and four PDH’s. Cost for either or both seminars is only $50. Lunch is
included with both seminars.
Morning Program-Concrete Pipe Design Afternoon Program-Pipe Installation &
Josh Beakley, P.E., Director of Technical Services for
the American Concrete Pipe Association, will speak on Bill Nesbeitt, consultant to the pipe industry and former
the history of research done in concrete pipe design, President and Executive Director of the Uni-Bell PVC
loads on concrete pipe, indirect design and proper Pipe Association, will speak on proper installation of
choice of pipe classes, direct design for special both rigid and flexible pipe materials, emphasizing the
applications and use of design software. impact of installation on structural capacity and design
life. This seminar will benefit engineers, inspectors and
Marvin Traylor, Ph.D., P.E., Director of Engineering contractors in developing, implementing and verifying
and Research for the Illinois Concrete Pipe Association, appropriate installation specifications considering pipe
will speak on IDOT specifications relating to the proper materials, structural capacity, installation
selection of pipe materials and classes, and installation requirements, and design life of the project.
Attendees may come for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00
Continental breakfast will be served from 7:00 AM PM. The program will begin at 1:00 PM and conclude
until 8:00 AM, the program will run from 8:00 AM at 5:00 PM.
until 12:00 PM, and lunch will be served from 12:00
PM until 1:00 PM.
Ashton Place is conveniently located near the intersection of I-55 and Route 83 at 341 75th Street, Willowbrook,
Illinois, 630-789-3337. Space is limited, so please register early. The registration deadline is February 21, 2005.
Please fill out the registration form below and mail with check for $50 payable to “Illinois Concrete Pipe
Association”. Please mail to Illinois Concrete Pipe Association, 5 S. 710 Steeple Run Drive, Naperville, Illinois
60540. For further information, contact Glenn Clayton at 630-673-0140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please circle all that apply. I will attend:
Concrete Pipe Design (8:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Lunch (12:00 PM-1:00 PM) If attending lunch, please choose one: Prime Rib Chicken Vegetable
Pipe Installation and Inspection (1:00 PM-5:00 PM)
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645 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 540
Chicago, Illinois 60611
News & Secretary Report (continued from page 9)
ed the Section’s invitation to attend the dinner and will be meeting with
Calendar of Events
Chicago area agencies involved in infrastructure during his Chicago 2 0 0 5
visit. The dinner will include scholarship awards and an Order of the Feb. 1 Minority Affairs Committee Meeting at 5:30pm. at ARCADIS,
Engineer ring ceremony. 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60601
There was a recent District 8 / Region 3 meeting about the gover- Feb. 7 Geotechnical Dinner Meeting – Erie Street Café (Cocktails
nance switch. Also, there is an upcoming meeting on February 4, 2005. @5:30 PM) Topic: Grand Rapids Convention Center
An e-room has been established at the ASCE web site for Section Design and Construction by Curtis Fitzgerald, Nicholson
Members who are interested in the governance transition progress. Construction; Cost $40 with RSVP, $45 at the door
Feb. 8 Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Group Monthly
Office Relocation: President Burke reported that the move is com- Meeting, 5:30pm at CDM, 125 S. Wacker, Suite 600, Chicago, IL
plete and reminded members to please use the new letterhead with the
Feb. 9 Transportation Group Executive Committee Meeting at Alfred
address at 645 North Michigan Avenue. Benesch & Company, 205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400,
Director Joe Neal reported on the League which is a civilian support Chicago
are for the US sea services: Coast Guard, Navy, Marines and Maritime Feb. 10 UP&D Monthly Meeting at 6:00pm, at Chandler’s
Administration. A brochure was circulated. Chophouse, Schaumburg, IL
Feb. 15 Beginning of PE Review Course at 8550 Bryn Mawr Ave.
The work of the Underground Pipe Standard Specifications
Suite 900, Chicago, IL
Committee member is underway. The task force will be meeting
monthly. A report will be developed for the full committee. Five task Feb. 16 Structural Group Dinner Meeting, February 16th at 5:30 P.M.
at the Greek Islands restaurant, 200 South Halsted. The title
forces have been established.
of the presentation is “An Innovative Approach to the Design
of Arch Bridges”.
Feb. 17 YMG Dinner Meeting at Edwards and Kelcey, Inc.
1 North Franklin, Chicago, IL .
The Architects-Engineers Softball League is looking for a team for
League Play which takes place through the summer at 5:30pm on Feb. 18 Registration deadline for Work Zone Traffic Control course
PLEASE VISIT ISASCE.ORG FOR MORE
—By P. Kay Whitlock, Secretary INFORMATION REGARDING ILLINOIS SECTION
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS