YMF - Soccer Team RSVP

When: January 2 - March 18
Where: Varies
What: Come join your fellow engineers to play soccer! Any experience level is welcome. Please let Elyssa Dixon (elyssa.dixon@gmail.com) know if you are interested.

Stanley D. Wilson Memorial Lecture RSVP

When: March 23, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
What: SEATTLE – March 6, 2017 – Shannon & Wilson, Inc. and the University of Washington’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are pleased to present the 2017 Stanley D. Wilson Memorial Lecturer: Steven L. Kramer. In his presentation, “Time and Soil Liquefaction”, Dr. Kramer will explore how time bears on the liquefaction triggering problem in the form of ground motion duration, and on the consequence problem in terms of the timing of triggering. Dr. Kramer will discuss duration effects, including those associated with Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes, and how consideration of timing can be used to improve predictions of the consequences of liquefaction.

The lecture will be held Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 in Room 389 of Mary Gates Hall on the University of Washington Campus. Reception to follow in the Mary Gates Commons (Room 135). Please R.S.V.P. by March 16th at rsvpsea@shanwil.com or (206) 695-6743. The event is free to the public.

Steve Kramer is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he has been a member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty since receiving his Ph.D. degree from U.C. Berkeley in 1985. His primary research interests include soil liquefaction, site response analysis, seismic slope stability, and hazard analysis. He has served as a consultant to private firms and government agencies on earthquake-related projects in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Kramer is the author of the book Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, as well as of numerous technical papers and reports.

The Stanley D. Wilson Memorial Lecture was established in 1989 to foster and maintain the spirit of thoughtful and practical engineering solutions.

YMF - Ballard Locks Tour RSVP

When: March 25, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
What: Come join the Seattle YMF for a behind the scenes technical tour of the historical Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks).

The tour should take about 90 minutes and afterward, we will head out to lunch.

If you would like sign up for the exclusive tour given by the Army Corps of Engineers or have any questions, send an e-mail to Romulos at romulosragudos@adaptengr.com. Please sign up fast since we have a group limit of 20 people.

YMF - Eastside Networking Event

When: March 28, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
What: Join us at Flatstick at their Kirkland location for the March eastside happy hour!

Parking is free at the library, or park by the waterfront for a small fee. There are board games, video games at the table, great beer, and as always, appetizers (pizza will be brought in) will be on the YMF!

Contact Dan at worthen.daniel@gmail.com with questions.

YMF - Community Service Event

When: March 30, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
What: Come join the Seattle YMF for a behind the scenes technical tour of the historical Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks).

The tour should take about 90 minutes and afterward, we will head out to lunch.

If you would like sign up for the exclusive tour given by the Army Corps of Engineers or have any questions, send an e-mail to Romulos at romulosragudos@adaptengr.com. Please sign up fast since we have a group limit of 20 people.

If you plan to volunteer, please RSVP by March 27th to Kristina at nalani83@gmail.com. When responding, please indicate if you need or could provide a carpool.

Geotechnical Seminars

When: April 21 - 22
What: The ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group/Geo Institute Seattle Chapter will be hosting a two-day short course and seminar on Ground Improvement in Geotechnical Engineering on April 21 and 22, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

For more information and to register for the events, please go to our website at http://seattlegeotech.org/.

YMF - Gold Tournament

When: August 18
Where: Willows Run Golf Course - Eagle's Talon. 10402 Willows Road NE, Redmond
What: Get ready for this year's golf tournament! Please keep an eye out for more information to come.

Any interested sponsors and for more information on the event, contact Matt Thomas at

matt.thomas@transpogroup.com.

Rebuiliding Together

When: August 29, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
What: Rebuilding Together Volunteer Day April 29th, 2017 8am to 4pm.

Rebuilding Together is tackling two projects this year! Rebuilding Together serves low-income homeowners who are elderly, living with disability, families with children, or veterans in need. On April 29th, 2017, ASCE member volunteers will take part in Rebuilding Together Seattle's Spring Rebuilding Day. On this day, we will work together to improve the safety and health of a home in need in the Columbia City area. Please consider joining us on this day!

The event is from 8 am to 4 pm, and volunteers will be provided with doughnuts and coffee, lunch, and water. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, sturdy boots, and any other gear to work in, rain or shine. Contact Jessica Aguilar at jessica.aguilar@abam.com if interested.

Ballard Locks Centennial Celebration (July 2017)

Please note that ASCE is working to participate in a celebration of the Ballard Lock Centennial. More information is coming soon. For now see http://www.ballardlocks.org/events.html for more information

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Needs

ASCE Seattle Section is searching for candidates to fill the role of chairperson of the Legislative Committee. The new State Advocacy Captain is Dr. Conrad Felice.

Candidates for volunteer positions at the local level should have the following qualities and be willing to perform the duties described.
  • Be a leader in the engineering profession and have sound understanding of all aspects of the engineering profession.
  • Understanding of the legislative process and can follow the bills and other initiatives that move across Washington State
  • Communicate frequently and work with the Architects and Engineers Legislative Council to influence our elected leaders regarding the issues ASCE and today's engineers are facing
  • Educate and communicate current legislative issues with the ASCE Seattle membership
  • Educate local and state elected officials on important engineering issues
  • Work with key Washington funding groups and programs to support legislation that is vital to the engineering profession
  • Work with a volunteer committee of engineers to organize events regarding key local legislative issues.
  • Participate in National Level training and fly to Washington DC to participate in a political process where you can share with members of congress your engineering perspective on structures, transportation, water resources, energy, to name a few to help influence program legislation. (Funding for travel, training and accommodations provided to selected volunteers.)
Submit an email to the Seattle Board as soon as practical for a committee role and inform us if you want to attend the November 14th training program in Washington D.C. A second training event will be held in May, 2017 in D.C.

Below is a description of the work that the Legislative Committee participates in.

The Legislative Committee functions in the political arena. The committee can become active in federal, state, county or other governmental issues that are of interest to the profession (such as university engineering budget considerations, issues that affect the practice of or employment of civil engineers, and environmental issues of significance to the profession). The committee is responsible for disseminating information from the AELC pertaining to state legislation. In recent years, the chair of the Legislative Committee has also been the AELC representative. If they are different, the Legislative Committee chair is an alternate to the AELC and shall be responsible for keeping abreast of current activities of the AELC.

The committee reviews proposed legislation and comments on it with regards to its effect on the civil engineering profession. The committee may request the Board take an official stance on certain legislation that is being proposed as appropriate. The committee and its members may also be called upon to testify at Legislative hearings or for other governmental committees (it must be noted that if such testimony is not previously approved by the Board or general membership, such testimony cannot represent the official position of the Seattle Section and is as an individual). The committee should work toward establishing a key contact group of members of the Society who have contacts with elected officials and who would be available to communicate the position of the Section. The committee is generally active prior to and during the sessions of the state legislature. The committee at times seeks the advice of other Section committees that may be more versed on a particular legislation topic. The committee typically sends at least one representative to the Society's annual Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C.

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Events

YMF - Soccer Team RSVP
January 2 - March 18

Stanley D. Wilson Memorial Lecture RSVP
March 23, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

YMF - Ballard Locks Tour RSVP
March 25, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

YMF - Eastside Networking Event
March 28, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

YMF - Community Service Event
March 30, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Geotechnical Seminars
April 21 - 22

YMF - Gold Tournament
August 18

Rebuiliding Together
August 29, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed

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