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2012 ASCE Wisconsin Annual Meeting

Conference Schedule and Program Friday, September 7, 2012

Featured Speaker: Mike Szomjassy, CH2M Hill Extreme Engineering: The Regeneration of London Guest Speaker: Greg DiLoreto, ASCE National President-Elect
Up to 5 PDH Credits Offered

Country Springs Hotel

2810 Golf Road Pewaukee, WI 53072


The Southeast Branch invites you to the 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers Wisconsin Section Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held at the Country Springs Hotel located in easily-accessible Pewaukee. The Technical Committee Chairs have provided a fine variety of technical presentations in a variety of civil engineering disciplines. The General Session speaker will be Mike Szomjassy from CH2M HILL, who will give a presentation on Extreme Engineering: The Regeneration of London. This presentation will cover the challenges involved in preparing London for the Olympic Games and the measures taken to make this the greenest games ever while remaining highly sustainable. We also have the ASCE National President-Elect, Greg DiLoreto, giving a presentation on the State of the Society. With the new PDH requirements now in effect for Wisconsin, dont miss this opportunity to get started with the 5 PDHs offered from this meeting. We look forward to having you join us on Friday, September 7.


Committee Co-Chairs
Jared Wendt, CH2M Hill Brian Tierney, Applied Technologies

Committee Members Kevin Wood, GRAEF Chad Shihata, Patrick Engineering Greg Schroeder, We Energies Mike Arnold, URS John Decker, Reserve Advisors


7:00 AM to 8:00 AM 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM 8:00 AM to 8:15 AM 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM 9:15 AM to 9:30 AM 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM 12:15 PM to 12:50 PM 12:50 PM to 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 2:30 PM to 2:45 PM 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM 3:30 PM to 3:45 PM 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM Registration Continental Breakfast Welcome General Session Extreme Engineering: The Regeneration of London Break/Vendor Exhibits Technical Session 1 Break/Vendor Exhibits Technical Session 2 Lunch State of the SocietyGreg DiLoreto, ASCE National President Elect Break Awards and Presentations Break/Vendor Exhibits Technical Session 3 Break/Vendor Exhibits Technical Session 4

Opening General Session

Speaker: Topic:

8:15 AM to 9:15 AM Mike Szomjassy, CH2M Hill

Extreme Engineering: The Regeneration of London

Mega sports events like the Olympics and World Cup have huge challenges around budget, schedule and stakeholder demands. The London 2012 Olympics program had an immoveable schedule: the Games began on July 27, 2012, with no delay possible, and the budget of more than $15B could not be exceeded under UK decree. The London Organizing Committee pledged that these would be the greenest games ever, and the Olympic Park is in one of the most congested and blighted areas of the UK. The challenges of designing and constructing world class facilities in the context of a global recession, highly sustainable, with hugely complex environmental and engineering issues on a logistically difficult site under the highest levels of security, will the subject of Extreme Engineering: The Regeneration of London.

Technical Session 1
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM URBAN PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION Speakers: Mohammed Zagloul, P.E., S.E, Kapur, Mike King, P.E, WisDOT Topic: WIS 29/CTH J Slide-in Structures

Abstract: WIS 29 is a vital regional highway that links central Wisconsin to the Green Bay area. As part of US 41 Brown County Project, a portion of WIS 29 was reconstructed to eliminate at-grade intersections. During the grade separation of the STH 29/CTH J intersection, WisDOT worked to minimize the disruption to STH 29 traffic. To accomplish this, WisDOT utilized the first sliding-in structures in the State of Wisconsin which allowed two overpass structures to be constructed on the existing alignment. A multi-stage bridge construction method was developed to construct the bridge superstructure on temporary abutments adjacent to the existing highway, construct cast-in-place abutments, and then slide the superstructure into its final position. This presentation will focus on the design of the structure and the slide-in method of construction. ENVIRONMENTAL Speaker: Topic: Robert Montgomery, PE, D.WRE, Montgomery Associates: Resource Solutions Alum Application to Reduce Stormwater Phosphorus Loading

Abstract: Phosphorus inactivation using aluminum sulfate (alum) has been a nutrient control tool for Wisconsin lake managers since the mid1970s. Generally, alum is applied within the lake, where it forms a cloudy floc that settles through the water column and carries both dissolved and particulate forms of phosphorus to the lake sediments. The same concept has been applied to treat stormwater in Florida, and local water quality managers are interested to see if alum application can be developed into an effective BMP in Wisconsin. Rob Montgomery is currently working with Dr. Harvey Harper, one of the pioneers of stormwater alum treatment. Rob will discuss pilot projects they are developing in Wisconsin to test both urban and rural applications.

Technical Session 1 (Continued)

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM CONSTRUCTION Speaker: Topic: Mark O. Federle, Ph.D., PE, F.ASCE Marquette University Engineering Hall

Abstract: The vision of Engineering Hall on Marquette Universitys campus was to create a student-centered building that focused on putting engineering on display in as many different ways as possible. The construction of this $50 million dollar project started with demolition in 2009, and ground breaking in March of 2010. The lower two levels were occupied by August of 2011 with the entire building being turned over to Marquette in July of 2012. Unique features of engineering on display will be discussed as well as the efforts related to LEED certification. GEOTECHNICAL Speaker: Topic: John M. Siwula, PE, Milwaukee Transportation Partners/ HNTB Construction Vibration Effect on the Quality of Early-Age Concrete

Abstract: Vibrations from pile driving can cause damage to structures. The potential damage from these vibrations to concrete-filled pipe piles and mass concrete was evaluated through laboratory and field studies. The compressive strength of concrete exposed to pile driving vibrations was studied by varying concrete cure time and distance from the excitation. Concrete cylinders and beams were tested with variable cure times and vibration levels ranging from 0.4 in/s to 20 in/s. Vibration level and cure time had negligible effects on stiffness and strength, except the specimens vibrated at 4-6 hour cure times had substantially lower strenghts than control beam specimens, and strength was significantly affected by the Peak Particle Velocity. A time delay of 3 days between concrete placement and pile driving is recommended.

Technical Session 2
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM URBAN PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION Speaker: Topic: Mark Minor, Integrated Risk Solutions Safety Program on the US 41 Corridor - Brown and Winnebago Counties

Abstract: The US 41 Corridor project is the largest road construction project in North East Wisconsin history. The project spans 17 miles in Winnebago County and 14 miles in Brown County and includes interchange reconstruction, roundabouts, and widened mainline pavement. One of the many unique aspects of the project is the Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP). The OCIP program includes a very structured safety program which provides oversight, guidance and frequent adjustments to maximize the level of operational safety. The presentation will include photos, video, and discussion of numerous project operations and an over view of the unique safety requirements, actions and adjustments implemented through the course of the project. This presentation should trigger a sense of reality and realization that any project can be completed while maximizing the safety. STRUCTURAL Speaker: Topic: Ziad Salameh, Ph.D, P.E., M.ASCE Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the Structural Design Professional

Abstract: The structural design profession is rapidly changing because of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Although structural engineers easily adopted BIM technology to provide the traditional Structural Engineer of Record services they are now leveraging the BIM technology to provide new services as well as expanding their client base. This presentation will cover use of BIM by structural engineers both for the traditional services and the new services such as building skin virtual modeling, BIM services for general and subcontractors, and BIM for facility management. Attendees will learn how to apply the BIM technology to improve quality and safety of structural designs as well as how to use BIM to grow and improve their business practice.

Technical Session 2 (Continued)

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM ENVIRONMENTAL/CONSTRUCTION Speaker: Topic: Art Covi, PE, Principal Engineer We Energies, Coal Combustion Products Utilization Program Manager Roller Compacted Concrete with Recycled Materials - The EcoPad Concept

Abstract: This presentation will detail We Energies construction of two stockpile pads used for plant operations and service center applications using over 90% recycled materials to produce a fully engineered roller compacted concrete with 3,000 psi strength. The EcoPad offers a low cost, highly durable surface for bulk material stockpiling, heavy haul roads, and park roads with a natural exposed aggregate appearance having a superior service life. The EcoPad utilizes recycled concrete and power plant bottom ash for aggregates and a blend of fly ash and Portland cement at a fraction of the expense of conventional paving. The EcoPad is constructed quickly using conventional road paving equipment. We Energies has constructed EcoPads in 2006 and 2011. Durability and strength have been verified by test results. Details for constructing an EcoPad will be presented. WATER RESOURCES & HYDRAULICS Speaker: Topic: David C. Fowler, CFM Thinking Outside the Box Culvert

Abstract: Floodplain management in this country has two objectives, flood loss reduction and the conservation and protection of the natural and beneficial functions of our riparian resources. The second objective has had only minor consideration by our floodplain managers. Floodplain management for too long has been focused on flood damage with little consideration to the cultural, economic, or environmental impacts. Too often the flood control strategy was to confine the river to a predefined channel to maximize the availability of land for development or agriculture. Impacts from structural flood control projects have resulted in both short and long term consequences on the functioning of the natural drainage system. Mitigation of these impacts and planning for future flooding must be part of the design in an economically and environmentally sustainable water system.

Technical Session 3
2:45 PM to 3:30 PM URBAN PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION Speaker: Topic: Finn Hubbard, HNTB Accelerated Bridge Construction

Abstract: The benefits of rapid bridge construction increase dramatically as traffic continues to grow on the national highway system. Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) is moving from a seldom used approach to the mainstream in many states. How best to apply the ABC approach is at the center of a current Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) study by the HNTB Corporation. Part of this project involved the construction of a three span bridge in Iowa. Under the SHRP ABC proposal construction time was cut from 6 months to only 14 days. This presentation goes into what was done to shorten the time the facility was not available to the public. Discussion will include lessons learned on this project and on two other ABC projects. ENVIRONMENTAL Speaker: Topic: Rory Peters, Utilities Unit Manager - Miller Coors Milwaukee Brewerys Approach to Energy and Water Reduction

Abstract: MillerCoors has set aggressive targets for energy and water reduction across the enterprise. Rory Peters will present the Milwaukee Brewerys approach to achieving these targets in a 157 year old brewery with a challenging infrastructure. Included will be methods of heat and water reclamation in brewing and packaging processes as well as use of process controls to optimize performance. Also included will be the Milwaukee Brewerys implementation of Short Interval Control at critical processes, reporting at all levels of the organization, and allocating resources to production departments.

Technical Session 3 (Continued)

2:45 PM to 3:30 PM GEOTECHNICAL Speaker: Topic: Jeremy Thomas, P.E., AECOM City of Oshkosh Riverfront Redevelopment

Abstract: The shoreline along the Fox River in Oshkosh, WI was historically the home to a number of large industrial developments. Over the years, the economy of Oshkosh has matured and the historic riverfront industries have left the City or moved away from the river. The City of Oshkosh has had a long standing plan to redevelop this riverfront into an area for recreation and entertainment in which AECOM has been a part of many of these redevelopment projects. The subsurface conditions left by the industrial years now pose a challenge in the redevelopment of the river front from a geotechnical and environmental perspective. This presentation provides an overview of the history of the city of Oshkosh, a brief discussion of the master plan for the new riverfront development, and a discussion of the challenges and solutions that have been implemented during the development effort.

WATER RESOURCES & HYDRAULICS Speaker: Topic: Andrew J. Erickson, Research Fellow, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), University Of Minnesota New Retrofit Technologies for Stormwater Treatment

Abstract: Sediment and nutrients in urban stormwater runoff have a significant impact on the degradation of water quality in lakes and streams. Sediment represents the largest pollutant in urban runoff and excessive nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen promote eutrophication. Recent advances in stormwater treatment of sediment have resulted in technologies that can be retrofit into existing storm sewers. Capturing sediment however is not enough. A recent study of nationwide data reports that the fraction of total phosphorus that is dissolved (phosphates) is approximately 44% and phosphates are more bioavailable than particulate forms. An iron enhanced sand filter can capture 80-90% of the dissolved phosphorus fraction and can be applied as a retrofit to many existing treatment practices. This presentation will discuss technologies such as the SAFL Baffle and iron enhanced sand filtration.

Technical Session 4
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM STRUCTURAL Speaker: Topic: Kent Zinn, P.E., S.E., Michael Baker Jr., Inc. George Gorrill, P.E., S.E., Michael Baker Jr., Inc. Emergency Rehabilitation of the Sherman Minton Tied-Arch Bridge over the Ohio River

Abstract: The Sherman Minton Bridge consists of two 800-ft long double deck tied arch spans and carries I-64 over the Ohio River in Louisville, KY. The bridge is atypical in that the fracture critical tie girder consists of butt welded sections of T1 steel dating to the early 1960s. Inspection in 2011 examined visible and hidden defects to determine which defects could be tolerated and which required remediation. A critical crack was discovered during this process which required the immediate closure of the 80,000 ADT bridge. What followed included several weeks of non-destructive testing, developing repair solutions, completing contract documents, and providing construction support under an extremely aggressive schedule with intense public interest. A collaboration of multiple engineering firms, university resources, two State DOTs, and the FHWA were required in developing the solution. CONSTRUCTION Speaker: Topic: Tim Lewis, Elyse OCallaghan, and Jack Sweany Marquette University Engineers Without Borders

Abstract: The mission of EWB-USA is to support community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. The core values of EWB are integrity, service, collaboration, ingenuity, leadership and safety. EWB consists of professionals and students from a variety of professions including engineering, public health, anthropology and business. Through its projects and programs, EWB-USA provides innovative professional educational opportunities that provide a global perspective. EWB-USA has chosen the delivery of smaller scale infrastructure projects within an overall community program framework as its program delivery model.

Technical Session 4 (Continued)

3:45 PM to 4:30 PM GEOTECHNICAL Speaker: Bruce Weber, P.E., Brierley Associates, LLC Robb Johnson, P.E., Engineering and Construction Innovations, Inc. Slope Stabilization, Grandad Bluff Scenic Overlook, La Crosse, Wisconsin


Abstract: The Grandad Bluff Scenic Overlook is a major tourist attraction and landmark in the City of La Crosse. The Bluff rises approximately 400 feet above the City, providing a scenic panorama of the City, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse and the Mississippi River valley. Serious erosion of the face of the bluff jeopardized safety and limited access to the site. A preliminary site stabilization concept was prepared by River Architects involving soil nailing and shotcreting. Engineering and Constructing Innovations with Brierley Associates as their geotechnical design consultant, developed an alternate technical concept for bluff stabilization using drilled micropiles and shotcreting. This presentation describes the design approach and illustrates the construction methods used to complete the work under extremely difficult access conditions.

WATER RESOURCES & HYDRAULICS Speaker: Topic: Charles S. Melching, Ph.D., P.E., Private Consultant Modeling the Water Quality Impacts of the Potential Ecological Separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins at Chicago for Invasive Species Control

Abstract: The Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating methods to prevent the migration of invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins particularly in the Chicago metropolitan area. Dr. Melching and his students and post-doctoral researchers have developed a model simulating water quality in the Chicago Area Waterways System using the DUFLOW modeling system developed in The Netherlands. The model simulates flows, water levels, and chemical and biological constituents. Dr. Melching and Marquette University have been contracted by the Corps to simulate the changes in water quality resulting from the various scenarios for ecologically separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. The baseline conditions in a wet year (2008), dry year (2003), and medium year (2001) are being compared to conditions under various ecological separation scenarios.


Country Springs is situated less than 1 mile off of Interstate 94. Information regarding accommodations is at A conference rate of $99/night plus taxes and fees has been established for this conference for the nights of September 6th through September 8th only. Please reference this conference when making your reservation by August 27th, 2012. Unfortunately, the water park at Country Springs Hotel will be closed the week of our Annual Meeting. Hotel guests have complimentary use of the Westwood Health & Fitness Center. Information can be found at Country Springs Hotel 2810 Golf Road Pewaukee, WI 53072 262-547-0201 Directions From Chicago, 105 miles, 1hour 55 minutes: North on I-94 toward Milwaukee. Take the 894 bypass, which rejoins I-94 west to Madison. Approx. 12 miles to Pewaukee exit #293 (Hwy T). Right on Hwy T then immediate left on Co Rd D R, 1 mile on right. From Madison, 60 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes: East towards Milwaukee on I-94 approx. 60 Miles to Pewaukee exit #291 (Co Rd G). Left on Co Rd G then right on Golf Rd, 1/2 miles on left. From Milwaukee, 20 miles, 25 minutes: West toward Madison on I-94 20 miles to Pewaukee exit #293 (Hwy T). Right on Hwy T then immediate left on Co Rd D R, 1 mile on right.


President President-Elect Secretary Treasurer Past President Directors-at-Large John Tsouflias, P.E. Robert Martin, P.E. Nick Spitzer, E.I.T. Elizabeth Gruell, P.E. Justin Arndt, P.E. Eric Bahner, P.E., D.GE Brian Tierney, E.I.T. Jared Wendt, P.E. Bridget Schuh, P.E.


President President-Elect Vice President Secretary Treasurer Past President Directors-at-Large Brian M. Udovich, P.E. Julie L. Hoppe, P.E. Jon Lindert, P.E. Peter W. Nilles, P.E. John C. Bainter, P.E. William J. Meyer, P.E. Justin Bilskemper Brian Schroeder, P.E. Laura Gerold, P.E. Shelly Cornelius, P.E. Fox River Valley Branch Director Northwest Branch Director Southeast Branch Director Southwest Branch Director Mark J. Vannieuwenhoven, P.E. Dan Borchardt Justin M. Arndt, P.E. Cassandra C. Goodwin, P.E.


Urban Planning and Transportation: Julie L. Hoppe, P.E. Water Resources and Hydraulics: Structural: Construction: Geotechnical: Management: Environmental: Laura A. Gerold, P.E. Robert J. Schumacher, P.E. Brian M. Udovich, P.E. Mark S. Meyers, P.E. Harold J. Farchmin, P.E. Mark D. Augustine, P.E.