ESWP / PSPE Program with ALCOSAN

October 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

SAVE THE DATE!

Registration & Breakfast Buffet – 8am

Program – 8:30am

The ALCOSAN Wastewater Treatment Expansion and the Ohio River Tunnel (ORT) Project are part of The Clean Water Plan (CWP), a $2 billion, long-term plan ALCOSAN submitted as a solution to eliminate approximately 7 billion gallons of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) annually into the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela Rivers by 2036.  As required by a Consent Decree signed by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the PA Department of Environmental Protection, ALCOSAN is required to implement the CWP with an aggressive schedule.

The CWP includes the proposed expansion at the Woods Run WWTP.  The proposed upgrades will expand the WWTP wet weather primary treatment capacity to 600 mgd. The secondary capacity of the WWTP will be increased to 295 mgd, from its currently permitted full treatment capacity of 250 mgd. The major projects associated with the expansion include a wet weather pump station, a 360 mgd east headworks facility, additional primary sedimentation and final secondary settling tanks, solids thickening and dewatering improvements, and construction of a second chlorine contact tank with a dry weather discharge outfall.

The Ohio River Tunnel (ORT) is the first of three new, large diameter deep tunnel projects that ALCOSAN will use toward the CWP’s overall goal to significantly reduce CSOs released into the region’s three rivers.   The ORT Project includes one main rock tunnel (approximately 150 feet below ground) generally running parallel to the Ohio and Allegheny Rivers and two branch tunnels crossing beneath the Ohio River.   The primary components of the ORT project include the main rock tunnel, ten shafts, two branch tunnels (Chartiers Creek and Saw Mill Run) and several near surface facilities.

Speakers: Mike Lichte and Kim Kennedy

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PSPE Pittsburgh Chapter E-Week Awards Banquet

You are cordially invited to join the PSPE Pittsburgh Chaptefor the annual E-Week Awards Banquet

on

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

at

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania
337 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Please join us as we honor the following:

Distinguished Service Award: Steve Shanley, PE

Outstanding Engineering Achievement: Kenmawr Bridge Project

Dedicated Service Award: Jennifer Nolan-Kremm, PE

Silvio Lorenzi President’s Gold Star Award: Justin Kramm, PE

PSPE State Engineer-of-the-Year Nominee: Brian Krul, PE, PTOE

Young Engineer of the Year Award: David JacksonPE

Tickets are $60 per attendee and reservations may be made online at
https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2022-pspe-pittsburgh-eweek-awards-banquet-2138819691


or by contacting Dave Teorsky at ESWP at (412) 261-4300 or d.teorsky@eswp.com

RESERVATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 11.  Please reserve early!

Buffet-style dinner will include garden salad, rolls, oven roasted lemon chicken, grilled salmon with dill butter, grilled medallions of beef, ricotta stuffed shells in marinara, California mixed vegetables, wild rice pilaf, dessert, and coffee.

Please note that masks will not be required as this is a dinner event.  For our guests’ health, if you are not feeling well, have any COVID-related symptoms, or have had close contact with someone with COVID in the days leading up to the event, please refrain from attending.  If a minimum number of guests is not reached by February 11, the event may be postponed or cancelled at the discretion of PSPE Pittsburgh Chapter.

POSTPONED – MOVED TO APRIL 6th WEBINAR – PSPE Pittsburgh Chapter – Dinner Meeting

Thursday, March 24, 2022, Dinner Meeting

Thursday, March 24, 2022, Webinar Here

The Port Authority of Allegheny County will highlight projects from an ongoing capital program including Bus Rapid Transit, a new light rail high platform transit station in Beechview, rehabilitation of several bridges, improvements to the South Busway using crack and seat pavement design and various railway projects.   The presentation will include information about the existing and proposed conditions of the projects and the challenges in design that had to be overcome to prior to construction.    

Earn 1 PDH

At the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania Building, 337 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

A buffet will be provided and accompanied by rolls, butter, coffee service, iced tea, and cookies and brownies.

5:00 p.m.Cocktails (Cash Bar)6:00 p.m.Dinner Followed by the Presentation

Reservations, including payment, must be received by the end of day Friday, March 18, 2022

Cost per attendee is $45.00 for PSPE members and non-members and $30.00 for government employees

Reservations can be made here

PSPE Pittsburgh and PSPE Beaver Joint Meeting @ Stick City Brewing

On Wednesday, April 20th 2022, PSPE Pittsburgh Chapter in congruence with the PSPE Beaver Chapter will be hosting a meeting at Stick City Brewing in Mars PA!

Presented by: Nick Salkeld, PE, Owner/Brewer at Stick City Brewing
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Stick City Brewing
109 Irvine Street
Mars, PA 16046

$45/person
Includes one drink ticket and buffet-style BBQ
dinner featuring BBQ ribs, cheddar mac &
cheese, crudité, potato salad, garden salad,
fruit salad, and brownies.

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5:30 PM – Social Hour and Buffet Dinner

6:30 PM – Presentation and Brewery Tour

1.0 PDH Awarded for Attendance

POSTPONED – 2022 PSPE Pittsburgh E-Week Awards Banquet

You are cordially invited to join the PSPE Pittsburgh Chapter for the annual E-Week Awards Banquet

on

Saturday, February 26, 2022
5:00 PM Cocktail Hour (cash bar)
6:00 PM Dinner and Awards Presentation

NEW DATE – Thursday, May 19th, 2022

at

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania
337 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Please join us as we honor the following:

Distinguished Service Award: Steve Shanley, PE

Outstanding Engineering Achievement: Kenmawr Bridge Project

Dedicated Service Award: Jennifer Nolan-Kremm, PE

Silvio Lorenzi President’s Gold Star Award: Justin Kramm, PE

PSPE State Engineer-of-the-Year Nominee: Brian Krul, PE, PTOE

Young Engineer of the Year Award: David Jackson, PE

Tickets are $60 per attendee and reservations may be made online at
https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2022-pspe-pittsburgh-eweek-awards-banquet-2138819691


or by contacting Dave Teorsky at ESWP at (412) 261-4300 or d.teorsky@eswp.com

RESERVATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 11.  Please reserve early!

Buffet-style dinner will include garden salad, rolls, oven roasted lemon chicken, grilled salmon with dill butter, grilled medallions of beef, ricotta stuffed shells in marinara, California mixed vegetables, wild rice pilaf, dessert, and coffee.

Please note that masks will not be required as this is a dinner event.  For our guests’ health, if you are not feeling well, have any COVID-related symptoms, or have had close contact with someone with COVID in the days leading up to the event, please refrain from attending.  If a minimum number of guests is not reached by February 11, the event may be postponed or cancelled at the discretion of PSPE Pittsburgh Chapter.


Professional Review Courses for 2022

Civil PE Review Refresher – Spring 2022

This PSPE PE Review Course has proven to be very beneficial in preparing young engineers for professional registration in our area.

Beginning this spring, in April 2022, the Civil PE Exam is a computer based exam and will be administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers.

This PE Exam Review Course helps exam applicants prepare for the Civil PE Exam.  The topics are taught by professional engineers who have both industry and teaching experience.  The review course consists of 30 hours of lectures covering the common topics of both the breadth and depth Civil PE Exam.  The topics include: structures, construction management, geotechnical, highway design and traffic analysis, environmental and water resources.

Thirty (30) hours of instruction from 5 separate instructors that help exam applicants prepare for the Civil PE Exam.

WHEN:  Thursdays from March 24 to May 26, 2022 from 6 PM to 9PM

WHERE: Virtual On-line Class

Cost: $580 for 30 hours of instruction (minimum of 6 registrations).  Registration closes Friday, March 18, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Musial, PE

Civil PE Mini Refresher – Spring 2022

To be better prepared for the Civil PE Review Course, the Pittsburgh Chapter offers a three (3) session Mini Prep Review Course which includes six (6) subjects prior to taking the Civil PE Review. This mini course is primarily for engineers who have already passed the EIT Exam, but feel a need to brush up on some subjects that are of importance for the Civil PE Review Course or for those who plan on taking the Mechanical PE Exam.

This mini course is being offered because we have found that many engineers have not used certain basic skills for some period of time and need a brief review to allow them to take full advantage of the material presented in the Civil PE Exam Review Course.  Our goal is to give all students the best opportunity to be successful on the PE Exam. These sessions will review selected topics in mathematics, statics, strength of materials, physics, electrochemistry and engineering ethics.

WHEN:  Thursdays from March 3 to March 17, 2022 from 6 PM to 9PM

WHERE: Virtual On-line Class

Cost: $235 for 9 hours of instruction (minimum of 5 registrations).  Registration closes Friday, February 25, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Musial, PE

EIT Review Course for All Disciplines – Spring 2022

The EIT Review Course helps engineers prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.  The review course consists of 30 hours of lectures covering common exam topics.

WHEN:  Thursdays from March 24 to May 26, 2022 from 6 PM to 9PM

WHERE: Virtual On-line Class

Cost: $580 for 30 hours of instruction (minimum of 6 registrations).  Registration closes Friday, March 18, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Musial, PE.

POSTPONED – December Dinner Presentation

POSTPONED – Thursday, December 2, 2021, Dinner Meeting

Yeager Airport: The Longer Road to Recovery from the Slide of 2015

Presented by Allen Cadden, P.E., D.GE of Schnabel Engineering, Inc.


In March 2015, the Runway Safety Area and Engineered Material Arresting System were destroyed when the reinforced soil slope failed at Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV.  The result of the structural fill failure was a near vertical soil face in the remnant fill over a massive debris field extending over a road and creek.  Cleanup consisted of moving over 400,000 cubic meters of debris and shortening the useable length of the runway.  To restore safety features and normal operations, a new 122 meter-long retaining wall up to 25 meters high was designed and constructed.  Wall construction included compacted soil backfill as well as geofoam backfill.  This presentation will give an overview of the design and construction challenges posed by the site conditions, as well as those associated with bottom-up construction of an anchored soldier pile wall and the incorporation of Geofoam backfill. We will close with some performance data from the monitoring system that has been in place for more than two years.

At the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania Building
337 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

A buffet dinner will be provided.  The cost is $40 per attendee.

5:30 PM Cocktails (Cash Bar) | 6:30 PM Dinner and Presentation

Reservations, including payment, must be received by noon on Monday, November 29, 2021.

1 PDH will be awarded for attendance

Checks should be made payable to “Pittsburgh Chapter PSPE” and mailed to:
Pittsburgh Chapter, PSPE
337 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Cancellations must be received three days prior to the event.

E-Week Awards Banquet

In conjunction with Engineers’ Week, the Pittsburgh Chapter, PSPE will hold an

Engineers’ Week was founded in 1951 by NSPE and is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing the understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.  Engineers’ Week promotes recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy.  It motivates youth to pursue engineering careers.  Each year, Engineers’ Week reaches thousands of schools, businesses, and community groups across the United States.

In conjunction with Engineers’ Week, the Pittsburgh Chapter, PSPE will hold an Awards Banquet at the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) on Saturday February 22, 2020, recognizing outstanding people involved in engineering exceptional projects in our area.  Come and join PSPE in honoring the following awardees and nominees:

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Dr. John Oyler, P.E.

OUTSTANDING ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Philip Murray Bridge (South 10th Street Bridge) Rehabilitation Project

DEDICATED SERVICE AWARD

Vicky Sadaka

SILVIO LORENZI PRESIDENT’S GOLD STAR AWARD

Brian Schull, P.E.

PSPE STATE ENGINEER-OF-THE-YEAR NOMINEE

Brian Schull, P.E.

YOUNG ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Michelle Hinds, P.E.