June 2018

Volume 33, Issue 9
Akron-Canton Section Newsletter
Mark your calendar for Friday, July 20 for the Akron RubberDucks Tailgate and Baseball Game with fireworks!
President's Message

About 20 hearty souls convened at Thirsty Dog, near the former Burkhardt Brewery, for our May Spouses and Friends social event. We traveled in Lolly the Trolley and visited two public houses in the historic district of downtown Akron. These traditional buildings house modern brewing equipment with nostalgic flavor. We first toured the new Akronym Brewing Company, across the street from Crave on East Market Street. Then we headed to the old Swinehart Rubber Company building on N. Howard Street at North Street, now transformed into apartment flats and the Lock 15 Brewing Company. We had good brews to sample and good food to share.

FYI, your Akron-Canton Section is participating with ASCE National to distribute the Dream Big DVD to every high school and middle school in the United States. This DVD informs students about important work engineers do and encourages young people to become engineers. We set aside over $500 to purchase enough DVDs for every middle and high school in our eight-county section and hope these DVDs will inspire the next generation of civil engineers.

This summer, look for events to participate in with your ASCE friends, such as the picnic hosted by the University of Akron Student Chapter followed by a RubberDucks baseball game at Canal Park.

I hope everyone has an enjoyable summer.

Gregg Loesch
Save the Date
Friday, July 20, 2018

Akron RubberDucks vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels 
at Canal Park

Tailgate, Game and Fireworks!
Tailgate at 5:30
Game at 7:05

Look for Registration Link in
Next Month's Newsletter

Akr on Waterways Renewed! 
Construction Update
Finished Tunnel near OCIT 1

OCIT 3 Drop Shaft

Rack 16 Diversion Structure

The OCIT 3 site sits between West Exchange Street and West Cedar Street along the Ohio & Erie Canal. It marks the southern most point of the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel. A 45-foot diameter drop shaft is being constructed that will connect with the tunnel at a depth of 166 feet.  The Contractor continues work at the OCIT 3 Drop Shaft. A total 24 vertical feet of the shaft lining was placed this month, bringing the top of concrete to 90% completion. At Rack 16, the Diversion Structure base slab is now complete.

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.

Update on Rosie's Progress
Rosie, the tunnel boring machine for the  Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) project, has advanc ed more than 2,914' and is  approximately 47% of her total journey.    
Are you a Civil Engineer Interested in Becoming a Professional Surveyor?

The University of Akron College of Applied Science and Technology recently developed a Certificate of Surveying for Civil Engineers consisting of six web-based and online courses. This certificate is for those engineers with an EAC/ABET-accredited B.S.C.E. degree who wish to be eligible for eventual registration as a Professional Surveyor.

The six required courses that make up the certificate are designed to meet the academic content and minimum ORC requirements of 16 semester hours in the required subject areas. The graduate would be responsible to also meet and document the experience requirement before qualifying fully for the PS exam in Ohio.
The University has an ambitious schedule of classes planned for the upcoming 8-week summer sessions. All six of the certificate classes are planned for summer offerings. Typically, the University also offers three classes in the fall and three in the spring semester as well. Enrollment officially begins in mid-March. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact:
Gary Schuller, Surveying & Mapping Program Director
College of Applied Science and Technology
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio  44325-6104

For a full course description, please  click here.
Job Postings!

Employers: Post your job openings for free!

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
Akron Waterways Renewed! Construction Update
Become a Professional Surveyor
Job Postings!

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Thank you for your support!

Akron-Canton Section
Board of Direction

Gregg Loesch
Vice President
ReneĆ© Whittenberger
Ruth Klee
Tim Gilbert

Ken Kostura
Mark Miller

RubberDucks Game

July 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