Investigation Of Damage From Superstorm Sandy

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April 2021President’s Message . 2Section Candidate Nominations . 3Keep Your Membership Current . 3Impact of Coronavirus onScheduled ASCE Programs . 310th Annual MO Legislative Drive-Infor Infrastructure Development . 4Call for Local Award Nominations . 5ASCE Region 7 Awards program . 6Open Committee Positions . 6Illinois Section Report Card. 8EWRI Monthly Speaker Series . 9Geo-Institute Case HistoriesSeminar . 10Younger Member Group Update . 11Work Zone Awareness Run. 12University News . 13Employment Opportunities . 14Submit items to the newsletter . 27Upcoming EventsApril8 YMG Monthly Meeting – EngineeringMindfulness Workshop13 EWRI Monthly Webinar Speaker Series22 Geo-Institute Case Histories Seminar30 Region 7 Awards nominations dueMay13 YMG Monthly Meeting15 EWRI Monthly Webinar Speaker SeriesJune1 Section Awards nominations dueFollow the Section and share with yournetwork.Update your bookmarks with our newSection website St. Louis Section NewsletterYou're invited to the ASCE monthly webinar on April 13, 2021.In lieu of a luncheon, ASCE will provide a continuing education webinar. You are invitedto participate in the webinar remotely from your individual location. The cost forparticipating is free. A link to access the webinar from your computer will be providedupon registration.Please click here to sign up!!!If you registered using the link in the "save the date" email, you do not need to register again.Investigation of Damage from Superstorm SandyPresenter: Joseph G. DiPompeo, PE, SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCEPresident, Structural Workshop, LLCAbstract: The presentation will cover topics included in the following list: in Years Prior to SandyLeadup to SandyPublic Preparation Lessons Learned in Days after SandyObservations at a Damaged Shopping Center over the water in BrooklynErosion and Effect of Dunes at Jersey ShoreObservations of Damage at Various Locations at the Jersey ShoreWave Action, Erosion and Scour, Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Uplift, LateralPressure on Foundations Due to WaterInsurance-Wind vs Water DamageAftermath: Code and Design Changes, NY and NJ State Recovery Programs,Jersey Shore TodayAbout the Presenter: Joe received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering,with a specialization in Construction Management and a Master of Engineering degree inStructural Engineering, both from Stevens Institute of Technology. Joe is a LicensedProfessional Engineer in NJ, NY, CT, PA, FL, CO, MD, LA, OR, WI, AZ, IA, OK, IN, MA, VA,KY, WV, MN, DE, NE, NC, WA, ID, TX, AK, SC, and OH and is certified by the StructuralEngineering Certification Board. Joe is a member of ASCE, ACI, AISC and SEI. Joe is aFellow of the Structural Engineering Institute of the ASCE and a Fellow of the AmericanSociety of Civil Engineers and is past Chair of the SEI Business Practices Committee andSEI Business and Professional Activities Division Executive Committee, as well as amember of the SEI Board of Governors and 2021 SEI President.Joe serves as President of Structural Workshop, LLC, which was founded in February of2004. Structural Workshop, LLC provides a variety of engineering services, includingstructural analysis, inspection and design of commercial, residential, retail, industrial,foundation and earth retaining structures, forensic engineering, commercial buildinginspections, due diligence inspections, building consulting services, project and facilitiesmanagement services. Joe has extensive experience in all aspects of engineering,analysis, inspection and design of a large variety of types of structures and materials. Hisinterests include forensic engineering, unique solutions to unique and difficult structuralproblems, innovation in the business of engineering, teaching and writing and makingstructural engineering understandable and accessible to the general public.April 2021Page 1 of 27

Officers & Directors2020 - 2021President’s MessageApril is upon us. Spring is in the air. And so, still, isCOVID-19. ASCE officially hasn’t taken a stance on thispandemic, other than recommending continued virtualmeetings for ASCE-related activities until the end ofJune. We are now a year into this practice. I,personally, have been working from home since thelast full week of March. As an extroverted engineer(my wife’s brain hurts understanding this), thepandemic has greatly impacted my social nature. It’sbeen over a year since I’ve done my weekly trivialeague! However, this April’s approach to thepandemic has way more answers and understandingthan questions.PresidentJordan PettiboneHorner & Shifrin, [email protected] WeilandWade [email protected] PresidentAlison GravesCivil Design [email protected] ToenjesRoeslein & Associates, [email protected] NortonNestle Purina PetCare [email protected] of AdministrationShari CunninghamTHD Design Group, [email protected] of Professional DevelopmentMelissa [email protected] of Technical DevelopmentWilliam S. Stahlman IIIAmerica's Central [email protected] PresidentBrent VaughnDepartment of Civil EngineeringSouthern Illinois University [email protected]’m trying not to make this message a political stance (which, surprisingly, hasbecome one for a health-related crisis). So, stats! According to the CDC’s COVIDtracking website, there are over 30 million confirmed US cases. This has cost over500,000 Americans their lives. To put this in perspective, we travel to the other sideof our state and show the whole city limits of Kansas City to be gone. Mind blownyet?My first week working from home I was literally in a dimly lit basement. Afterbooting my wife out of working in our guest room, we were able to move myworkstation back to a more hospitable climate. My professional life has not missedmuch of a step. Our St. Louis Section Board was able to start teleconferencingalmost immediately. So many of our own companies already had teleconferenceplatforms. What is so difficult with another meeting on the corporate license? InApril our Section started virtual hosting, and we haven’t missed a beat with ourmonthly lunches. A massive thanks to Tony Roth and Stephen Noeth for keepingour meetings running so smoothly.While we continue to practice CDC and ASCE recommended guidelines during thispandemic, I can’t help but feel a great sense of hope on the horizon. There arepreventative steps identified to help minimize and contain spread. Social distancinghas become a phrase with meaning. Masks have become very fashionable (ASCEhas one on their website! It’s quite chic). Multiple versions of vaccines have beendiscovered. Again, stats! The CDC lists over 60 million Americans have been fullyvaccinated. For scale, that’s twice the population of Texas! I hope over the summerour Board will finalize the framework for our return to in-person (not going to saynormal) activities we so often look forward to, especially our Annual Dinner.I will opine one thing: when it’s your turn, my hope is you’ll roll up your sleeve andcontribute to the herd as soon as possible. I want my trivia!- JordanASCE St. Louis Section NewsletterApril 2021Page 2 of 27

Section Candidate NominationsThe St. Louis Section Nominating Committee has met and is pleased to recommend the following slate of candidates for thenext term:President – John Weiland, P.E.President-Elect – Alison Graves, P.E.Vice President – Christopher Toenjes, P.E.Secretary – Melantha Norton, P.E.Treasurer – Melissa RettigDirector of Technical Development – William Stahlman III, P.E. (continuing, term expires October 2022)Director of Administration – Shari Cunningham, P.E. (continuing, term expires October 2023)Director of Professional Development – Tony Roth, P.E. (term expires October 2024)Additional nominations may be made in writing, signed by ten members, at the April luncheon. If no additional nominationsare made at the April luncheon, the above nominees shall be declared elected by the President at the May meeting. Newlyelected officers take office the first day of October following the Annual Meeting or as soon thereafter as may bepracticable and shall hold office until their successors have been duly elected and qualified.Jordan Pettibone, PresidentASCE St. Louis SectionKeep Your Membership CurrentAre you up to date on your membership dues? 2020 was certainly not normal, but hopefully you were able to takeadvantage of the wide variety of quality virtual events we held throughout the year. We had great attendance at ourluncheons and the conferences our institutes held.ASCE on the local and national level are still focused on helping you get the most of your membership, with several greatbenefits, such as: World class continuing education 10 free archived webinars annually, you can earn PDHs for the webinars you successfully complete. eLearning is also free which focusses more on soft skills. Free compensation and benefits information with ASCE’s Salary Survey Technical and Professional Information including AccessEngineering, a robust searchable repository of civilengineering information Opportunities for local networking and PDH events Continued championing of regional and national infrastructure report cardsPlease update your ASCE membership status. If you don’t know your current status, you can log in to or contactthe St. Louis Section Membership Chairperson, Lyle Simonton at [email protected] of Coronavirus on Scheduled ASCE ProgramsPer a recent memo from Jean-Louis Briaud, ASCE President and Thomas W. Smith III, ASCE Executive Director:“Unfortunately, recent weeks have seen sustained, and even increasing, community spread of the virus. In view of thisconcern, and recognizing our ethical obligation to protect the public health, safety and welfare, we strongly encourage youto pursue alternative options, such as the use of virtual platforms for meetings to be held through June 30, 2021.”All ASCEInstitute, Region, Section, Branch, Younger Member and Student Leaders should review the full memo to better understandour obligations regarding meetings, events or other activities. More general information and details for events can befound at St. Louis Section NewsletterApril 2021Page 3 of 27

10th Annual MO Legislative Drive-In for Infrastructure Development2021 Virtual Legislator Meetings – OngoingLEGISLATIVE UPDATE: A promising gas tax bill (SB 262) passed out of the Missouri Senate and awaits action in theHouse. It’s critical that we reach out to our MO Representatives and urge them to support the bill and send it toththe Transportation Committee for a hearing. The session ends on May 14 , so there is still time to act! The billincreases the gas tax by 2.5 cents a year for 5 years, 12.5 cents in total; includes option for 100% rebate; Increaseselectric vehicle decal fee. Read more here: ase-passed-by-senate/Member meetings are ongoing – if you’re interested in reaching out to your Representative or Senator during theremainder of the session, let us know – we can help! We’d be happy to brief you on the issues and provide somehandouts to share ahead of your meeting. Look up your legislators here.For more info, contact Dennis Boll at 314.568.3125 and [email protected], or Alison Graves at314.540.5925 and [email protected] We’re happy to answer any questions! Thank you.MO ASCE Membersattend the 2021 MODrive-in TrainingSession: MelissaRettig, Adam Spector,Jared Williams (KC),Michelle Bresnehan,Dennis Boll, SherylGallagher (KC), &Alison Graves. Notpictured: Alyssa Davis& Otto Lynch (Nixa).ASCE St. Louis Section NewsletterApril 2021Page 4 of 27

Call for Local Award NominationsDo you have an outstanding project or colleague who deserves recognition? Consider nominating them for anASCE St. Louis Section award! These prestigious awards are presented at the Annual Awards Dinner in Septemberand are a great way to showcase the civil engineering excellence in our Section!The St. Louis Section is seeking nominations until June 1, 2021 for the following Local Awards:St. Louis Section Project of the YearThis award is made annually for any engineering project that falls into the general category of civilengineering. The award is given to the owner, lead design engineer and general contractor of theproject. Only engineering and construction achievements within the boundaries of the St. LouisSection are eligible. The project must have been completed and placed into operation within 5 yearsof the date the nomination is submitted. Basis for the Award is “an engineering project thatdemonstrates the greatest engineering skills, and represents the greatest contribution to civilengineering progress and mankind”.Professional Recognition AwardYoung Engineer AwardThis award recognizes the importance ofprofessional attainment in the advancement ofthe science and profession of engineering and ispresented annually to a Member of the St. LouisSection who has made substantial contributionsto the engineering profession and the St. LouisSection.This award recognizes professional contributionsof younger members to the Society and to theSection and is presented annually to a Memberof the Section who is less than 35 years of age onFebruary 1, 2021.Award to Service PeopleExcellence in Journalism AwardTo bring public recognition to individuals whohave performed outstanding service to people intheir communities and to further publicunderstanding and recognition of theidentification “Civil Engineering - A PeopleServing Profession”. The awardees need n