YMF Eastside Networking @ Lot No. 3

When: Tuesday, November 21, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Where: Lot No. 3, 460 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA
What: Join us for the November East side happy hour! Good time to network and enjoy food and drinks! Appetizers will be provided by YMF!

Parking is validated in the Bellevue Tower - Reservation under Jessica - Check out Lot No. 3 Happy Hour Menu.

Contact Jessica with any questions.

YMF Westside Networking @ FreBrewCo

When: Tuesday, November 21, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Where: Fremont Brewing Company, 1050 N 34th Street, Seattle, WA
What: Join us for the November West Side happy hour event! Eat, drink, and most importantly... network!!! As always, appetizers will be provided by YMF.

Contact Damani with any questions.

Seattle University Engineering Mentor Night Register Online

When: Wednesday, November 29, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle
What: Seattle University (SU) is hosting an engineering mentor night for their students on Wednesday, November 29th from 6 to 8 pm and they are particularly seeking mentors in Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering.

The event will start with a panel discussion of invited SU alumni who will field questions from the students. Following the panel discussion, the students will rotate among tables with the mentors for discussions. To facilitate the discussions, mentors are asked to bring a sample of work (reports, photos, drawings, etc.) to help the students better understand what they might do in different disciplines of engineering.

Mentors will be sent final details, directions, campus map and parking passes a week prior to the event.

Thank you for volunteering and giving your time and talent to encourage our next generation of engineers! For questions please contact Jason Salazar, the PSEC SU Mentor Night Volunteer Coordinator.

ASCE COPRI Seattle Section Monthly Dinner Meeting Register Online

Dynamic Analysis of Floating Bridges with Case Studies of SR-520 & Homer M. Hadley

When: Wednesday, November 29, 5:30PM
Where: Mirabella Seattle, 116 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

What: Washington State has been called the home of floating bridges. These bridges, on Lake Washington and Hood Canal, are an innovative solution to a particular set of engineering constraints at those sites. Foremost among these constraints is the water depth, and, in the case of Lake Washington, poor soil conditions on the lakebed, making conventional bottom-founded bridge piers impractical. On the other hand, these bodies of water are relatively protected, making anchored floating structures a practical proposition. Designing floating structures for public highway bridges has required a unique combination of engineering disciplines, encompassing both conventional bridge engineering and naval architecture. The imposed bridge loads are, in most respects, similar to those faced by a conventional fixed bridge, i.e. dead loads, live loads, thermal loads, wind and wave forces, etc. The response of the floating bridge to these loads, however, is quite different, and it behaves more like a floating vessel or offshore platform than a fixed structure.

Glosten, Inc. has provided naval architecture and analysis services to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and their engineering contractors since approximately 1981, including, most recently, support for the design of the replacement SR-520 bridge and the installation of light rail transit on the Homer M. Hadley (I-90) bridge. In these projects Glosten provided the design climatology, wind and wave loads, hydrostatic responses and flooding loads to the bridge structural engineers. These analyses required a broad range of naval architecture and ocean engineering tools, including statistical analysis, hydrostatics, seakeeping, nonlinear and dynamic finite element analysis.

In this talk Glostens John Cross-Whiter will discuss the analysis techniques employed to compute the hydrostatic, wind and wave loads for the SR-520 and Homer M. Hadley floating bridges.

ASCE Seattle Section Sustainability Committee Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 6, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Where: Yardhouse - 1501 4th Ave #118, Seattle, WA 98101

What: Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you want to make an impact in your local community? Become involved in the activities of this committee! We welcome new ideas and motivated individuals to lead activities related to sustainability!

ASCE Seattle Section December Meeting Register Online

Joint Meeting with Seattle ASCE: Port of Seattle Capital Projects

Join us for this year's joint meeting with the Seattle Section of ASCE. We will be gathering in Tukwila to listen to Mr. Ralph Graves, PE, Senior Director of Capital Development with the Port of Seattle. He will be talking about the capital projects program at the Port. The program is staggering in scale: many billions of dollars in construction. Some examples include the SeaTac Airport and the Fishermen's Terminal. Ralph will also discuss some of the technical challenges that the Port has faced. Our section will be offering participants 1 professional development hour - just be sure to check the box when you register! Don't miss this one!

Where: Ramada Tukwila Southcenter, 15901 West Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 98188
When: Wednesday, December 13, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
5:30 PM - Doors open and social
6:00 PM - Dinner served
6:30 PM - Announcements and ASCE Business
7:00 PM - Presentation

Speaker: Ralph Graves, Senior Director, Capital Development Division
Ralph Graves is director of Capital Development, overseeing project management, design, and construction in support of the business plans and infrastructure needs of the Port.
Prior to joining the Port in August 2008, Graves was a project manager in the Seattle office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a world-wide engineering firm.
Graves served 29 years as an officer in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of Colonel. He commanded Corps of Engineers Districts in Seattle and Honolulu and was Deputy Commander of the Baltimore District. Responsibilities included water resources development, environmental protection and remediation, and major construction on Army and Air Force bases. Earlier military assignments include troop duty in Korea, Germany, and Operation Desert Storm; and teaching at the Army Engineer School and at West Point.
He holds a Bachelor's degree from West Point, a Master of Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, a Master of Science from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and a Doctorate from Stevens Institute. In Seattle he has been active with Seattle University and the Society of American Military Engineers.

YMF Fall 2017 Co-Ed Soccer

When: Wednesday Evenings, September 20 - December 20
Where: Seattle Area

What: Looking for a fun way to get some exercise and meet some new people? The YMF soccer is looking for one or two more guys and girls to fill out the roster for Fall Season. All experience levels are welcome.
Contact Leo Moyer if you are interested!

Seattle Design Commission - Positions Open

Jason W Kelly, (206) 615-0494, jason.w.kelly@seattle.gov
Michael Jenkins, (206) 386-4024, michael.jenkins@seattle.gov

New Commissioners Sought to join the Seattle Design Commission

SEATTLE - Mayor Tim Burgess is recruiting to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Seattle Design Commission - one for a licensed Architect and the other for a licensed Professional Engineer. Both positions will start their terms in March 2018.

Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The appointment is for a two-year term. Commissioners are eligible for a second two-year term. The 10‐member commission is comprised of architects, artists, urban designers, urban planners, landscape architects, civil engineers, a member‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises City officials on design excellence in City funded capital improvement projects, in the City right-of-way, or constructed with City funds. The Commission also advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on projects or policies that impact Seattle’s public realm. You can see the scope of our work at www.seattle.gov/designcommission.

Commission meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of each month and occur in the day. In addition, members may serve on commission subcommittees and represent the commission on other City boards or commissions. Commissioners work between 15-20 hours a month. During the term as a commissioner, and six months following the end of the term, commissioners may not contract with the city on any capital improvement project reviewed by the commission. Commission members receive an hourly rate as compensation for their service.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by December 1, 2017, to:
Mayor Burgess c/o:

Michael Jenkins, Executive Director
Seattle Design Commission
City of Seattle - Office of Planning and Community Development
600 - 4th Avenue, 5th Floor
PO Box 94788
Seattle, WA 98124-7088

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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