July 2018

Volume 33, Issue 10
Akron-Canton Section Newsletter
Please join your ASCE friends on Friday, July 20 at an  Akron RubberDucks Baseball Game  with a tailgate followed by fireworks at Canal Park.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
with Akron-Canton ASCE!!!

University of Akron
Student Chapter News

The University of Akron Civil Engineering students recently competed in the National competitions for both Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge.

The Concrete Canoe team traveled to San Diego State University and placed 8th overall in the nation! High honors included 2nd in Display, 4th in Men's Sprint, 5th in Men's Endurance, 10th in Female Sprint, 10th in Co-Ed Sprint, and 12th in Female Endurance. Way to go students!

The Steel Bridge team  traveled to The University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and placed 21st overall. They finished 13th in Lightness, 15th in Construction Efficiency, 15th in Stiffness, 27th in Construction Speed, and 28th in Construction Economy. Congratulations students!
Akr on Waterways Renewed! 
Construction Update
OCIT 3 Drop Shaft 
Water Reclamation Facility Stepfeed Phase 2

The contractor has completed the outer wall of the OCIT 3 drop shaft. No further work is planned for this 166-foot deep, 45-foot diameter drop shaft until Rosie, the tunnel boring machine, ends her journey by cutting through the drop shaft and is lifted up and out of the shaft.

The WRF Stepfeed Phase 2 project includes refurbishing and updating the aeration basins and final settling tanks to increase the volume of water that can be treated at the Water Reclamation Facility.

Update on Rosie's Progress
Rosie, the tunnel boring machine for the  Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) project, has advanc ed more than 4,000', which is  approximately 64% of her total journey that began on October 18, 2017.

Construction Site Trolley Tours
The Akron Waterways Renewed! program is offering two-hour trolley tours of the completed and active sewer construction projects around the City of Akron in 2018. Attendees will learn about the ongoing Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) work by visiting a variety of basins and green infrastructure sites, as well as learn about the history of the canal.

Green Infrastructure Free Event

A free educational networking event about how to create healthy urban trees that can be used to efficiently and cost-effectively manage stormwater will be held on  Wednesday, August 8th from 4:30-6:30 . Hosted by GreenBlue Urban at the  Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113.

Job Postings!

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The ASCE Akron-Canton Section website posts career opportunities in our area which may interest you. We provide this page free of charge to local employers. No postings will be accepted by recruiting or headhunter services. Check back regularly for updates. 

PDH Documentation
Did you attend a recent section meeting and need documentation for proof of attendance for tracking PDH's? Visit the  Resources  page on our Section's website  to find meeting attendance records.

Current Contact Information for our

Board of Direction, Committee Chairs, and University of Akron Student Chapter Officers


Click the link below to view the current Section officers contact information. 


Board of Direction Contact Information


In This Issue
Akron RubberDucks Tailgate and Baseball Game
Hands on Exchange
Student Chapter News
Akron Waterways Renewed! Construction Update
Green Infrastructure Event
Job Postings!

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Akron-Canton Section
Board of Direction

Gregg Loesch
Vice President
ReneĆ© Whittenberger
Ruth Klee
Tim Gilbert

Ken Kostura
Mark Miller

Past President's Outing

September 20 , 2018

Upcoming Board of Direction Meeting

August 13, 2018

Environmental Design Group Office
450 Grant St., Akron

Links to
ASCE Websites

Ruth Klee, Secretary and Newsletter Editor
ASCE Akron-Canton Section