OSPE-FCC September Luncheon Program

Date:  Thursday, September 19, 2019

Place:  La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH

Time:  Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:50 am, Speaker: 12:00 pm, Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm

Cost: Members: $20.00 & Non-Members: $30.00,   SPE@OSU Students: $5

Registration: CLICK HERE

Title: “Pipeline Integrity – Geohazard Identification, Assessment, and Mitigation”

Abstract: Pipeline failures due to external natural forces significantly impact critical infrastructure and the safe and essential transport of oil and gas across our country. It is important for owners and stakeholders to proactively manage their geohazards risk and maintain pipeline integrity. PHMSA requires each owner to develop a pipeline Integrity Management Plan (IMP) to safely manage the impact of geohazards such as landslides, karst features, abandoned mines, and faulting. Terracon has developed a pipeline geohazard management strategy to understand the importance of geohazards and how they impact new construction as well as existing alignments by combining knowledge of local geologic conditions and significant historical data with GIS-based systems to support a phased approach to identify, assess, and mitigate geohazard threats.

Presenter: Benjamin W. Taylor, PE, Senior Associate, Office Manager

Biography: Mr. Taylor has over 12 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering discipline.  He has served with Terracon Consultants, Inc. since 2007 and is currently Office Manager in the Louisville, KY office.

In addition to management responsibilities, Mr. Taylor performs geotechnical investigations and provides client consultation on geotechnical related aspects of project development. Representative project experience includes commercial, residential, public sector (utilitiy and infrastructure), industrial, retail, office buildings, hospitals, food processing, amusement park rides, water/wastewater, power generation/transmission, transportation, and forensic investigations of foundations/slabs, pavements, retaining walls, etc.

Mr. Taylor has a Master of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Certificate, Civil & Environmental Engineering - University of Louisville, J.B. Speed Scientific School of Engineering - Louisville, KY May 2006. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and South Carolina.

A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be presented at the luncheon.


FCC-OSPE Officer Installation and Awards 2019

The Ohio Society of Professional Engineer’s Franklin County Chapter (FCC) would like to invite you to the Officers and Trustees Installation Dinner Meeting. Please join us for an Italian family style dinner and

This event will be held at La Scala, located at 4199 W Dublin Granville Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43017 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm on Thursday, May 16. All FCC-OSPE members are welcome to attend, and you can bring a plus one!
The dinner event is free for all attendees; although there will be a cash bar. Please RSVP to Dustin Doherty at ddoherty@cecinc.comby Thursday, May 2.

Dinner will include Chicken Parmesan, Cavatelli Alfredo, Lasagna (ground beef), Garlic Smashed Potatoes, and Mixed Italian Veggies. This family-style dinner includes Italian salad, ciabatta bread, iced tea, and
coffee. Desert will be Tiramisu. If you have any dietary restrictions, and/or need to request a substitute, please let Dustin know in your RSVP.

This is the official event for the installation of the officers and trustees of the FCC-OSPE for the 2019-2020 year. Each officer and trustee will be asked to recite the Engineer’s Creed, and then they will be
officially recognized for their position starting in July. Additionally, as part of the evening, we will be handing out several awards to FCC members who have proven excellence in a particular engineering field. Lastly, there will be some light entertainment, as Johnny Philips will be performing a comedy act.

Again, please join us for dinner, installation, awards, and fun!

If you have any questions please contact Dustin Doherty at ddoherty@cecinc.com.

OSPE-FCC April Luncheon Program

Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2019

Place:  La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH

Time:  Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:50 am, Speaker: 12:00 pm, Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm

Cost: Members: $20.00 & Non-Members: $30.00,   SPE@OSU Students: $5


Title: “State Board Investigations”

Synopsis: A presentation that will give the audience a thorough grasp of the laws and rules related to the practices of engineering and surveying in Ohio, to include, the investigative and hearing process that follows a violation of Ohio laws and rules related to Ohio Revised Code Section 4733.

Presenter: Jason P. McLean, Enforcement Supervisor

Biography: Jason McLean is responsible for supervision of the Board’s enforcement and investigations unit. This unit is charged with investigating all complaints against regulated individuals, firms and those attempting to practice without a license. Prior to joining the Engineers and Surveyors Board in January 2009 Jason was an investigator with the state of Ohio for eight (8) years. In addition to his eighteen (18) years’ experience as a state investigator, Jason has (15) years’ experience as a police officer. Jason brings to this Board extensive knowledge of investigations and interviewing experience and continues to serve as a part-time police officer in Ohio.

Jason earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo in 1998 and has been a member of the Ohio Investigators Association and the NCEES National Law Enforcement Committee. In addition to his duties for the Board and the NCEES National Law Enforcement Committee, Jason provides licensure, enforcement and ethics presentations concerning the practices of engineering and surveying throughout the state. He has successfully completed several advanced courses in investigative techniques, interviewing, interrogation and regulatory enforcement through organizations such as John E. Reid & Associates, Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be presented at the luncheon.

OSPE-FCC March Luncheon Program

Date:  Thursday, March 21, 2019

Place:  La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH

Time:  Registration: 11:30 am ,Lunch: 11:50 am, Speaker: 12:00 pm, Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm

Cost: Members: $20.00 & Non-Members: $30.00, SPE@OSU Students: $5

Registration: CLICK HERE

Title: “The Road to a Connected Corridor – US 33”

Synopsis:  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) implementation of connected vehicle technology could reduce crashes by 80%.  What are the challenges that come with creating connected infrastructure?  The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor is blazing a new trail on the road to becoming a connected corridor.  NW 33 Innovation Corridor Council of Governments was awarded a $6 million USDOT Advanced Transportation Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to implement connected vehicle technologies along a 35-mile section of US 33 between the City of Dublin and City of Marysville near Columbus, Ohio. The corridor connects two nodes of automotive research: the Transportation Research Center (TRC) and Smart Columbus and includes multiple public and private partners. The US 33 corridor will offer a unique opportunity to deploy and test smart vehicle technology in various settings, including; urban, suburban, and rural and roadway types, including; local, arterial, and collector streets and multi-lane divided highway ramps. The project includes the installation of 61 dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) devices along US 33 with another 32 installed at traffic signals within the Cities of Marysville and Dublin, equipping between 600 and 1,200 vehicles with connected vehicle technology, developing V2I applications, and developing a connected vehicle environment to manage the data flows and system. An initial pilot of Signal Phasing and Timing was deployed across six signalized intersections within the two cities in January. This session will provide an overview of the project, with a special focus on the lessons learned so far during the implementation.

Will close presentation taking some time to discuss what we envision being needed from an education/training standpoint for current and future engineers to be better positioned for jobs related to CV/AV.

PRESENTERS: Lori Duguid, P.E., PTOE – Michael Baker international, Project Manager & Kevin Fiant, P.E. – ODOT District 6, Project Manager

BIOGRAPHY: Lori Duguid, P.E., PTOE

Lori is a seasoned project manager and transportation engineer with nearly 20 years of experience.  The diversity of her project experience spans from multimodal transportation planning to traffic design to emerging technology implementation for a wide range of clients.   She has a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University.  She serves on an NCHRP project panel on traffic forecasting and has taught as a lecturer at The Ohio State University in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering.  She is an Associate Vice President at Michael Baker International and is the Project Manager for the Program Management of the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor project.

BIOGRAPHY: Kevin Fiant, P.E.

Kevin is Transportation Engineer at ODOT District Six where he leads a Team of Engineers and Technicians and also manages multiple projects.  He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Ohio University and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in GIS from Penn State University.  During his 18+ years at ODOT District Six Kevin has been involved on a variety of Design and Project Management assignments including Bridge design and review, Maintenance of Traffic design and review and management of multiple projects from Interchange reconstruction to Bridge replacement and rehabilitation. 

A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be presented at the luncheon.