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					                                The New Hampshire
                                  Civil Engineer
                                New Hampshire Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  VOL. 26 No. 10                            P.O. Box 4953, Manchester, NH 03108                                   December 2005

                                                                              visibility throughout the life of each project. If we
President’s Message                                                           do not do this, then who will?
 I recently attended the
ASCE annual civil                                                             One step toward improving public awareness of the
engineering conference                                                        status of our infrastructure and the need for
in Los Angeles. It was                                                        improvement is illustrated by the ongoing effort by
an honor to represent the                                                     members of the Section to update the 2002
New Hampshire Section                                                         Infrastructure Report Card for New Hampshire.
at     the     conference.                                                    The updated version of the NH Infrastructure
Thank you for sending                                                         Report Card will build on the promotion from the
                                  Jason Gallant
me.      The condensed                                                        National Report Card published in the spring of
program featured events Thursday through Saturday                             2005. The update is scheduled to be completed in
with focus on Vision, Motivation, and Leadership in                           January 2006 and will focus on progress over the
the civil engineering profession.          Illustrative                       past four years in twelve New Hampshire
projects were presented throughout the conference                             infrastructure categories studied previously; Roads,
to facilitate the discussion of the historical role of                        Bridges, Transit, Aviation, Schools, Drinking
the civil engineer in contrast with the perceived                             Water, Wastewater, Dams, Solid Waste, Hazardous
diminished role of engineers in the political arena                           Waste, Navigable Waters, and Energy. We are
today. It is clear that often times the engineering                           planning to present the results at a legislative
challenge of a project may be the easiest component                           reception in January 2006. The updated Report
when compared to the importance of forecasting                                Card will provide data to citizens, municipalities,
infrastructure needs, selling those needs to the                              and State legislators that will reinforce awareness of
general public, and clearing economic and financial                           the infrastructure needs in the State. If you would
hurdles related to civil engineering projects. We as                          like to be involved in the production or promotion
civil engineers are the stewards of this great                                of the Report Card, please contact me.
nation’s infrastructure. It is necessary that we gain
a better understanding of the political aspects                               I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our recently
associated with the work we do and focus on                                   appointed Younger Member Committee (YMC) co-
redevelopment into a role with more public                                    chairs.                       (continued on page 2)

                                 2005~2006 BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                                   What’s Inside

 President                        Secretary                    Sr. New England Council Delegate          •   December meeting – pg 3
 Jason Gallant, P.E.              Jo Sias Daniel, P.E.         Kenneth Milender                          •   Classified – pg 4
 The Louis Berger Group, Inc.     Univ. of New Hampshire       Miller Engineering & Testing, Inc.
 (603) 644-5200                   (603) 862-3277               603) 668-6016
                                                                                                         •   YMC Nominations – pg 5
                                                                                                         •   OCEA/EOY – pg 6
 President-Elect                  Treasurer                    Jr. New England Council Delegate          •   PE Course – pg 7
 Jim Spaulding, P.E               Mike Redding, P.E.           Michael Mozer, EIT                        •   DES Seminar – pg 8
 The H.L. Turner Group Inc.       GeoInsight, Inc              Parsons                                   •   Cranium Challenge – pg 8
 (603) 228-1122                   (603) 434-3116               603) 224-9405                             •   Prof Directory – pg 9
 Vice-President                   Clerk                        Past President
 Fred Douglas, P.E.               Chris Mulleavey              Anthony Puntin, P.E.
 Vanasse and Associates           Hoyle, Tanner & Associates   The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
 (978) 474-8800                   (603) 669-5555               (603) 644-5200
New Hampshire Section ASCE

 Newsletter Editor
            Newsletter Editor                 President’s Message
                                              (continued from page 1)
         Britt Eckstrom Audet, EIT
             Maguire Group Inc.
        110 Corporate Drive, Suite 6          Jason Ayotte of Hoyle Tanner and Associates and Chris
          Portsmouth, NH 03801                Daigle of The Louis Berger Group have stepped forward with
            (603) 433-0004 x20                the charge of revitalizing the YMC. The goals of the YMC
                                              are: to encourage the full professional development of younger
    Please Send Correspondence To:            members, including increased participation at all levels of the
     The New Hampshire Civil Engineer         Section; to consider and recommend action to the Board of
                 NH ASCE                      Directors on matters of concern to younger members; to
               P.O. Box 4953                  sponsor special programs that enhance the younger member or
           Manchester, NH 03108
                                              encourage greater Section activity; and to maintain liaison on
                                              matters of concern with the Society Committee on Younger
                                              Members. Stays posted for upcoming YMC sponsored events
                                              and please share any ideas you have with Chris or Jason.
       NHASCE Advertising Rates               Our upcoming meeting schedule includes the annual holiday
                                              luncheon December 15th. Once again, we are fortunate to have
               Sponsorship Ad:                the NHDOT Commissioner’s office present the state of
          1.3” x 2.3” Artwork in the
                                              NHDOT to the membership. Featured speakers include
            Professional Directory
                                              Commissioner Carol Murray and Assistant Commissioner, Jeff
                                              Brillhart. I hope to see you at this and future ASCE meetings.
         Sponsorship Ad and link on           Please see the planning calendar on the back of this issue for
            NHASCE Website:                   details on other upcoming events. Have a safe and happy
              $165.00/year                    holiday season!

                Classified Ad:
           3.5” column, 10-pt font

  Advertisements should be placed with the
   newsletter editor prior to the deadline.
             Details on website.

   All newsletter submissions must be                              Quote of the Month
   received by the 10th of the month
           prior to publication.
                                              Leadership as a civil engineer can be defined as: “The art of
                                              designing, creating, and continually maintaining the built
             Next deadline:
                                              environment in which people are engaged to work toward a
        Saturday, December 10th
                                              common goal or vision while continuing to positively develop
         Newsletter Publisher                 and nurture personal goals and visions.”
   Town & Country Reprographics, Inc.
       Concord, New Hampshire                 -Lt. General Henry J. Hatch, P.E., Hon. M. ASCE, US Army (Ret.)

                        AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS – National Contacts
Zone I Administrator        Zone I Vice President    District 2 Director      ASCE Central
Phillip Mariscal            Anni Autio, P.E., M.ASCE Paul Moyer, P.E., M.ASCE 1-800-548-ASCE          (617) 452-6309                          

                                                                                      December 2005



                    HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Date:         Thursday, December 15, 2005
Time:         Social/Appetizers11:30 am
              Dinner Meeting 12:15 pm
Location:     The Red Blazer, Manchester Street Concord, NH
Cost:         $30.00 – Student Members $15.00 and Life Members Free
              Note: No-shows will be invoiced for the cost of the dinner.
Meal:         Prime Rib, Pastry Baked Chicken Breast or Baked Stuffed Haddock
Synopsis:     This years Holiday Luncheon features a presentation on transportation topics of
              importance to the membership. Presenters will be Carol Murray, PE, Commissioner of
              the NH Department of Transportation and Jeff Brillhart, PE, Assistant Commissioner.
Reservations: Email preferred to, or by US Mail to:
              James Spaulding, PE
              HL Turner Group Inc
              27 Locke Road
              Concord, NH 03301
              Be sure to indicate meal choice
              Reservation Deadline December 8, 2005

Directions:   I-93 to Exit 13 in Concord. Travel south on Manchester Street (Route 3) over the river.
              Restaurant is 7/10 of a mile on the right.

              Earn 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) for the meeting

                New Hampshire’s Infrastructure and the
              NH ASCE Updated Infrastructure Report Card
                                       January 19th, 2006

                    Mark your calendar for the NHASCE January Meeting
                                   10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
                       Concord, NH (tentative – location not yet confirmed)

New Hampshire Section ASCE

Software Product/UI Designer #57795

Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital content company, offering customers progressive business solutions
through powerful technology, products and services. Autodesk helps customers in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital
media, and wireless data services fields increase the value of their digital design data and improve efficiencies across their entire
project lifecycle management processes. Autodesk’s suite of ISD software and services are used by GIS mapping technicians, civil
engineers, land planners, and other professionals who deliver critical services in the utilities, communications, building, and government
This is unique opportunity to join a growing, dynamic, fast-paced design team and share design ownership of an evolving product. The
right candidate must possess a clear passion for discovering and solving customer problems, a comparable commitment to excellence
in user experience design, and an ability to see beyond the immediate challenges, several years into the future. Candidates with a
working knowledge of Map 3D, Civil 3D or other Autodesk software will be considered first. This position requires the ability to clearly
communicate your ideas using presentations and detailed specifications.

Position Summary
The Infrastructure Solutions Division within Autodesk is committed to building a world-class product design team. As a Product
Designer in ISD, you will join a team of highly experienced and creative interaction designers to initiate, conceptualize, and specify
features for the complete suite of ISD products. We are looking for exceptional product designers in both the SanRafael and
Manchester offices.
As a Product Designer, you will lead the design process and design for new features and tools in Autodesk Map, MapGuide and Civil
3D. You will be responsible for analyzing market and user requirements, creating conceptual models from your analyses, and fully
articulating detailed user interface designs that incorporate ideas and input from other members of cross-functional teams.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
• Lead user-centered design process for product design and software development
• Employ user needs analysis to rank customer and market requirements
• Research and validate requirements through customer visits and market research
• Create and refine both conceptual models and detailed feature specifications
• Lead conceptual, visual and interaction design of the user interface
• Prototype and validate proposed designs with customers and product development
• Design and implement formal usability testing and analyze the results
• Interface with outside vendors providing graphic or other design services

• 5-10 years experience as a product designer or user interface designer for commercial software. Equivalent industry experience in
GIS, mechanical engineering, or civil engineering also considered.
• Experience creating conceptual designs using diagramming tools
• Portfolio demonstrating superior presentation and interaction design skills
• Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills
• Solid understanding of software development and internet technologies
• Some experience prototyping using Flash, Director, Fireworks, PowerPoint, or similar applications (examples required)
• Proven track record of on-time, high-quality deliverables
• Experience in user research including formal usability testing
• Demonstrated track record of successful participation in multidisciplinary teams.
• Ability to generate clear product ideas and designs that focus on customer problems and solutions.
Preferred Skills and Background
• A degree in a Design field, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors Engineering, or another relevant field or
equivalent experience.
• A good understanding of Windows, Mac and Web user interface design standards.
• Working knowledge of AutoCAD or an AutoCAD-based vertical product
• Prefer some experience designing one or more of these application types: Web, CAD; 3D modeling or rendering, technical drawing or
illustration, other graphics applications.
• San Rafael: Domain experience in GIS including GIS experience in Utilities, Communications, and/or Government, Civil Engineering
or Design.
• Manchester: Domain experience in Civil Engineering, Hydrology or Land Surveying or Highway or Rail Design.
• Prototyping, programming or scripting in at lease one programming language or prototyping environment.

Expected Travel Time: Minimal

Autodesk provides one of the most exceptional compensation and benefit packages in the industry, including stock options for all
employees, 401k matching, six week sabbatical after four years of employment, domestic partner policy, ongoing employee training and
development, flexible work hours and more!                                    Please submit your resume to:

                                                                                       December 2005

                             CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Younger Member Awards

The Committee on Younger Members (CYM) is actively soliciting nominations for the six
Younger Member Awards listed below. The deadline for all award nominations is February 1,
2006. Nomination forms and additional information for all awards may be found at Please be sure to use the proper form
for the current award year as some forms have changed from last year.

The DANIEL W. MEAD PRIZE is awarded on the basis of paper on professional ethics. This
topic for this year's paper is: "Is it ethical to transfer risk of a construction project to the
Contractor indemnifying the design engineer and owner?" Authors must be members of ASCE
who are 35 years of age or less as of February 1, 2006.

ACHIEVEMENT recognizes the professional contributions of Younger Members of the Society
for service, technical competence, high character, integrity, and leadership. Candidates must be
members of ASCE who are 35 years of age or less as of February 1, 2006.

The YOUNG GOVERNMENT CIVIL ENGINEER AWARD recognizes distinguished civil
engineers employed in public service for demonstrated leadership potential in Public Service
Engineering. Candidates must be members of ASCE who are 35 years of age or less as of
December 31, 2005.

The YOUNGER MEMBER GROUP AWARD recognizes the most outstanding Large and
Small Younger Member Groups in the Society. Please note that the criteria for the Large and
Small Younger Member Groups have been revised to reflect the current ASCE membership.

The COLLINGWOOD PRIZE is awarded to the author(s) of a paper (1) describing an
engineering work with which the author(s) have been directly connected, or (2) recording the
investigations contributing to engineering knowledge to which the author(s) have contributed
some essential part, and (3) containing a rational digest of results. Author(s) must be member(s)
of ASCE who were 35 years of age or less at the time the paper was submitted in its final form.

The YOUNGER MEMBER WEBSITE OF THE YEAR AWARD is a new award to promote
and encourage Younger Member Groups to host a website to share information with its
members. The nominations are due February 1, 2006.

If you have any questions, you may also contact Nancy Berson at 800-548-2723, ext. 6010 or at

New Hampshire Section ASCE

                                 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

     Engineer and Young Engineer of the Year Award
     To recognize the achievements of professional and younger engineers within the State of New
     Hampshire, the member societies of the Joint Committee of New Hampshire Engineering
     Societies established the New Hampshire Engineer of the Year Award and the Young Engineer
     of the Year Award. Nominees for each award must be members in good standing of a New
     Hampshire Engineering Society, citizens of the United States, and preferably licensed
     professional engineers (PE) or engineers in training (EIT). Candidates for the Young Engineer
     of the Year Award shall be 35 years of age or younger on December 31, 2005. The candidates
     will be judged on their professional integrity, record of public service, and their contributions to
     public welfare and the good of humankind. They must have demonstrated exemplary behavior
     in their interactions with society and the environment. If you would like to nominate a
     colleague, contact a board member to obtain the Guidelines for the Application Package. The
     completed application package is due to the board by December 1, 2005. The awards are
     presented annually at the Engineer's Week Banquet February 23, 2006.

     All submittals shall be directed to:

                                        George R. Fredette, P.E.
                                      SFC Engineering Partnership
                                           25 Sundial Avenue
                                    Manchester, New Hampshire 03103
                                      (603) 647-8700 x 215 (work)
                                          (603) 647-8711 (fax)
                                     e-mail –

     New Hampshire Outstanding Civil Engineering
     Achievement Award
     Civil Engineering achievement within New Hampshire is recognized annually by selection of the
     NH OCEA. Basis for the award is an engineering project that demonstrates excellence in
     engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to mankind and engineering progress.
     Judging and determination of the Award recipient shall be by a five member Jury. Nominations
     must be submitted to the Chairman of the Jury, Chris Mulleavey, c/o New Hampshire Section of
     the American Society of Civil Engineers, P.O. Box 4953, Manchester, NH 03108 no later than
     December 15, 2005. There are no prescribed forms or format, other than three complete sets of
     Nomination Materials and five copies of a one-page Summary. The Nomination Material may
     include photographs, slides, pertinent plans or other supporting documentation. An appropriate
     bronze plaque will be presented to the owner of the project at ceremonies during the month of
     June. If you are anticipating a project nomination, or have questions about the Award guidelines,
     contact: Jason L. Gallant, P.E. The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (603) 644-5200 ext. 392 or

                                                                                                         December 2005


                                                TENTATIVE DATES

                                    STARTING TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2006


         The P.E. refresher course will be offered on          The course will finish prior to the P.E. exam,
         Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.          providing additional time for individual review
         beginning January 17 and will run for 12              and preparation. The upcoming exam is
         weeks. The course will focus mainly on                scheduled for April 27, 2006.
         problem solving and discussion in the following
         areas:                                                Course books will be available at the first
                                                               session with a complete schedule of all lectures
         Engineering Economy       Transportation              and instructors. The course book is the Civil
         Hydraulics                Surveying                   Engineering Reference Manual, the latest
         Soil Mechanics            Sanitary                    edition. Please submit your applications by
         Structural Design                                     January 10, 2006.

                  For further information, contact Fred Douglas, P.E. at (978) 474-8800 Ext.146

                         * REGISTRATION FORM * P.E. REFRESHER COURSE *
                                      * JANUARY 17, 2006*

         __________________________________                        ___________________________________
         Name                                                      Telephone No. (W) & (H)

         __________________________________                        ___________________________________
         Mailing Address                                           Fax No.

         __________________________________                        ___________________________________
         Mailing Address                                           E-mail Address

         __________________________________                        ___________________________________
         Company                                                   *ASCE Membership No.

         Course Fee:     ASCE Members - $250.00 (Includes Course Book)
                         Non-Member - $400.00 (Includes Course Book)

         Make checks payable to:           New Hampshire Section, ASCE

         Send registration form with fee to: Fred Douglas, P.E.
                                             Vanasse & Associates, Inc.
                                             10 New England Business Center Drive
                                             Suite 314
                                             Andover, MA 01810

*Your ASCE membership no. can be found on the address label on your issues of ASCE News or Civil Engineering magazine.

New Hampshire Section ASCE

                         Waste Management Division
                 Technical Topics / Lunch Seminars – Fall 2005
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Waste Management Division will be hosting a series of
special interest technical seminars for staff and all interested public, consultants, municipal officials, regulated community
and other stakeholders at our offices on 29 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH. The sign in will start at 11:45 a.m. while the
seminars themselves will be held in our auditorium from noon to 1:00 p.m. The presentations will be structured like a
Town Meeting so that everyone can ask questions and participate in the discussion in any way they feel comfortable.
Experts from UNH, industry and consulting will be part of the presentations and bring us up to date on the latest in
technical innovations in waste site cleanup, waste management and waste reuse. A number of people have expressed
interest in these topics so each seminar will certainly benefit from such free and open discussion.
Please contact Amy Azeredo at or phone 271-2905, if you plan to attend so that we can plan our
accommodations. Please feel free to bring your lunch. We also have a cafeteria with take out in the building.

December 9 (Note Date Change)

 “Remedial Technologies – What’s Been Working!”: This seminar includes a joint presentation of those clean-up
technologies that have been working effectively on both hazardous waste and petroleum sites. Design, construction and
operational criteria will be presented and highlighted with the actual performance record.

                                            Cranium Challenge
                                                       December 2005
        In the October issue, you were challenged to find the largest sum of numbers moving from the lower
                                left to upper right corner of the grid. Your colleagues who discovered that 37
                                was the magic number are:

                                          Tim Audet, HTA
                                          Roger Berry, Conway NH
                                          John Gorham,P.E. & John Blackburn,P.E., Edwards and Kelcey
                                          Jay Johonnett, Aries Engineering, Inc.
                                          Braeden MacGuire, EIT, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, P.C.
                                          Patty Summers, Stratford Town Office
                                          Meghan Theriault, P.E., Goffstown

        For this month’s problem, we head out to the field (literally): You need to help a farmer who wishes to
        enclose the maximum possible area with 100 yards of fencing. The pasture is bordered by a straight
        cliff, which may be used as part of the fence. What is the maximum area that can be enclosed?

        Send your solutions to Dr. Jo Daniel, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, or by
        email to Correct responses received by January 1, 2006 will be recognized in a future issue of “The New
        Hampshire Civil Engineer”.

                                                 December 2005

              Please remember to renew you
             ASCE membership. Renew online
            and update your membership profile


                     Place your Ad Here!
                     (see details on pg 2)

New Hampshire Section ASCE

                             PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

                         December 2005


Planning Calendar

December 5th        Board of Directors Meeting, 5:30 pm at H. L. Turner Group (all members welcome)

December 15th       December Meeting, Holiday Luncheon, Concord, NH (see details on page 3)

January 19th        January Meeting, New Hampshire’s Updated Infrastructure Report Card

                         View the unified engineering calendar at

       Contact Jim Spaulding at the H.L. Turner Group (603)228-1122 or for details on
       upcoming meetings.

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