ASCE-Southern Colorado Live Webinar:
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021 
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Roger Graham, CDOT
Topic: CDOT's Ramp Metering System on I-25 in Colorado Springs

Join us for the CO/WY ITE Section Joint March Webinar with ASCE and SAME for a presentation by Roger Graham of the Colorado Department of Transportation as he shares an overview of CDOT's new ramp metering system in Colorado Springs on Thursday, March 11th from 12pm to 1pm.

CDOT installed metering signal systems at 12 ramp locations along I-25 in Colorado Springs, and several were live by the fall of 2020. Roger Graham, PE, CDOT Region 2 Traffic Operations Engineer will present on the evolution of the project and how it’s been working so far.

Please register using the link below. Meeting information will be sent after registration is received.
ASCE Spring 2021 PE Review Course

ASCE Southern Colorado Branch invites you to participate in our Spring PE Review Course. The recorded webinars are taught by expert instructors with experience preparing engineers to pass the PE Civil Exam. The course is held through April 1st. All registrants will gain access to recorded material to review at your own pace. The course costs $200 for ASCE members or $300 for non-ASCE members. Once we have at least 15 people registered we will buy the course and send out an email to all registrants. So, pass this email on to anyone you know taking the PE!! If we don't hit a minimum of 15 registrants we will refund everyone their money.
 
If you have any questions about the course do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Best of luck to all the Spring 2021 PE exam takers!
 
Sincerely,
 
Nathan D. Hukkanen
ASCE Southern Colorado Branch
Denver ASCE Branch March Meeting with Professor Hussam Mahmoud - Wildfire Modeling in Colorado Communities - March 18th @ 4pm

Recent wildfire events, in the US and around the world, have resulted in thousands of homes destroyed and many lives lost, leaving communities and policy makers, once again, with the question as to how to manage wildfire risk. Given the current trend of wildfires and global warming, the risk of wildfires to communities is expected to increase. Accordingly, focus needs to be shifted towards minimizing potential losses to communities by making them resilient. An understanding of the factors that contribute to community vulnerability and risk is essential in developing effective mitigation measures at the community level. In this presentation, a graph-based model to assess wildfire risk for communities is formulated. The results suggest a need for exploring unique fire mitigation measures for communities independently based on individual community characteristics. Learn more about the presentation and sign up early HERE.
El Paso County Road Safety Plan Input Needed

El Paso County’s new Road Safety Plan will help position the County to reduce deaths and serious injuries in El Paso County and to make the County a safer place for all whether riding transit, walking, biking, or driving (or riding as a passenger) in a vehicle. This plan utilizes an innovative data-driven approach to improving safety in the County through first analyzing crash data for the region to understand where, why, and how crashes are occurring. This plan will guide El Paso County and partner agencies in improving safety through implementation of recommended countermeasures based on the safety data analysis, road safety audits, and a prioritized list of projects, ensuring the County continues in line with the state in their history of utilizing state and federal roadway safety dollars effectively in fatal crash reduction.

El Paso County is requesting your thoughts on road safety issues in El Paso County, and where you have experienced safety concerns. The El Paso County Road Safety Plan Project Team will incorporate this feedback into the plan including, but not limited to, identifying emphasis areas, selecting proven countermeasures, and in developing an implementation list.

You can provide feedback HERE.
Happy Engineers Week!

COVID-19 has laid bare the critical work of engineers in creating a world safe from pandemics, climate change, cyber-attacks, and other daunting global challenges.

Engineers Week (February 21 to 27) is a time to celebrate their important work and engage the next generation of innovators. Even with social distancing, you can make a difference.

Visit Discover Engineering's Website for more information.