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 Email: email@example.com matters of concern with the Society Committee on Younger Website: www.ascenh.org 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 $150.00/year 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: $15/column-inch 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (617) 452-6309 www.asce.org 2 December 2005 NEW HAMPSHIRE SECTION ASCE DECEMBER MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT 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 email@example.com, 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) 3 New Hampshire Section ASCE CLASSIFIED 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 industries. 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 Requirements • 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 4 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 http://www.asce.org/pressroom/honors/cym_awrds.cfm. 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. The EDMUND FRIEDMAN YOUNG ENGINEER AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL 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 email@example.com. 5 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 6 December 2005 P.E. REFRESHER COURSE FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS SPONSORED BY THE ENGINEERING EDUCATION COMMITTEE TENTATIVE DATES STARTING TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2006 LOCATION: NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – CONCORD _____________________________________________________________________________ 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org _____________________________________________________________________________________ * 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. 7 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Correct responses received by January 1, 2006 will be recognized in a future issue of “The New Hampshire Civil Engineer”. 8 December 2005 Please remember to renew you ASCE membership. Renew online and update your membership profile at www.asce.org. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Place your Ad Here! (see details on pg 2) www.ascenh.org 9 New Hampshire Section ASCE PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 10 December 2005 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 11 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 www.nhecal.org. Contact Jim Spaulding at the H.L. Turner Group (603)228-1122 or email@example.com for details on upcoming meetings.