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  • wetland ecosystem

NEASCE March 2024 Environmental Section Meeting

When: Mar 26, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM (CT)

Nebraska Section March Meeting

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Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024


11:15 Registration

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-1:00 Presentation

Location: Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill – Haymarket, 210 N 7th St., Lincoln, NE, 68508


Taryn Horn, Brownfields and Voluntary Cleanup Program Coordinator

Jeff Edwards, Waste Compliance Section Supervisor

Program: “What Every Land Developer Should Know.”

NDEE employees Taryn Horn and Jeffery Edwards will give a special presentation on information about their respective programs. Taryn Horn, NDEE Brownfields Coordinator, will discuss Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and how their benefits extend beyond just providing information about a property of concern, as well as resources provided by the Brownfields Program. Jeffery Edwards, Environmental Supervisor for the Waste Compliance Section, will discuss waste management regulations and how to handle unexpected wastes encountered in the field.

Menu: Buffet

House Salad

Prime Rib Enchiladas

BBQ Chicken

Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans

Assorted Desert Bars

Carrot Cake

Registration Dates
Registration Register Before
Registration Ends Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Lazlo’s Bar & Grill – Haymarket
210 N 7th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Pricing Information
Registration Price
Student 0
Member $20.00
Non-member $25.00
Life Member Free

2017-2018 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 14, 2017 Structural Efficient Steel Design on Your Project
Details (Registration Closed)
Derrick Fitton, P.E., Director of Structural Operations (Drake-Williams Steel)
Oct. 12, 2017 Construction Site Tour of Facebook (Details) Eric Galley (Olsson) and Facebook personnel
Nov. 30, 2017 Management Managing and Business Ethics (Details) Mike McMeekin (Lamp Rynearson)
Jan. 18, 2018 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Papillion Creek Watershed Dam Site 15A (Details & Registration) Lori Laster, CFM (Papillion-Missouri River Natural Resources District)
Feb. 8, 2018 Geotechnical Fort Peck Dam Spillway Plunge Pool Construction (Details & Registration) Steven Butler, USACE (Chief, Omaha District Dam Safety Production Center)
Mar. 15, 2018 Environmental Navigating the Clean Water Act: A Map to the Waters of the US (Details & Registration) Robert Parker, P.E. (Olsson Associates)
Apr. 26, 2018 Transportation / UNO Chapter Metropolitan Area Travel Improvement Study (Details & Registration) Ralph Batenhorst, P.E., PTOE (HDR Engineering)
May 17, 2018 Annual Meeting and Banquet; Awards, Election (Details & Registration)

2016-2017 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 16, 2016 Structural ASCE 37-14 (Design Loads During Construction) J.G. (Greg) Soules P.E., S.E., P.Eng., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
Oct. 13, 2016 Construction Tour: South Interceptor Force Main Steve Marks, HDR
Nov. 17, 2016 Management Managing Track and Rail Safety for Train Crews, Contractors, and the Public Lawrence K. Wenko, Director of Public Safety Union Pacific Railroad and                                John Simpson, Sr. Manager of Grade Crossing Compliance Union Pacific Railroad
Jan. 2017 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Omaha Levee System Reaccredidation  (Details) Vicki Twerdochlib, P.E., Project Manager with HDR
Feb. 9, 2017 Geotechnical Council Bluffs Levee Program – A 28-Mile Puzzle (Details and Registration) Dan Fricke, P.E., Water Resources Engineer for JEO Consulting Group, Inc. and Matt Cox, P.E., City Engineer (Council Bluffs)
Mar. 29, 2017 Environmental Biological Treatment of Odors (Details and Registration) Ashraf Aly Hassan, Ph.D., P.E.; Research Assistant Professor (University of Nebraska Lincoln)
Apr. 6, 2017 Transportation / UNO Chapter UAV Applications in Engineering, Surveying, and Mapping: Lessons learned from 2-years in the field  (Details & Registration) Michael C. Laird, PLS
Olsson Associates
May 18, 2017 Centennial Gala; Annual Meeting and Banquet, Awards, Election  (Details & Registration) “Dream Big” Screening; Society Past President Mark Woodson, P.E., L.S., F.SEI, D.WRE, ENV SP, F.ASCE

2015-2016 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 17, 2015 Structural Introduction to Electrically Conductive Concrete Dr. Christopher Tuan, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Oct. 22, 2015 Construction Tour of Howell Filter Building at the Florence Water Treatment Plant Metropolitan Utilities District Staff – Mike Koenig
Nov. 19, 2015 Management The Council Bluffs Interstate Improvement Program Mark Pohlmann, PE – HDR
Jan. 28, 2016 Water Resources / UNL Chapter From Technical to Legal and Policy Management: A Career in Water Resources Gordon W. “Jeff” Fassett, P.E., Director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Feb. 11, 2016 Geotechnical  Tunneling and Major Geotechnical Issues with the Omaha CSO Program Jim Theiler, P.E. – City of Omaha Public Works CSO Program Coordinator
Mar. 17, 2016 Environmental NDOR Sargent Wetland Reclamation Quinn Damgaard – HDR
Apr. 2016 Transportation / UNO Chapter Roadside Features and Roadside Safety Hardware Jennifer Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E., Research Assistant Professor – Midwest Roadside Safety Facility
June 1, 2016 Annual Meeting and Banquet, Awards, Election Flyer

2014-2015 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 18, 2014 Structural New Nebraska Department of Roads Concrete Specifications Wally Heyen, NDOR
Oct. 16, 2014 Construction Site Tour of the UNO Community Arena Steve Gustwiller, Kiewit Building Group
Nov. 20, 2014 Management The State’s Role in Emergency Response / Nebraska Section Outreach Kits Earl Imler, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency / John Smith, NEASCE Vice Pres.
Jan. 22, 2015 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Republican River Compact Disagreements Get Their Day in Court – Additional Information from Meeting Tom Riley, President, The Flatwater Group
Feb. 12, 2015 Geotechnical Geo-Alchemy: Turning Sand into Sandstone and other Microbiological and Bio-Inspired Ground Improvement Technologies Edward Kavazanjian, PhD, PE, D.GE (Arizona State University)
Mar. 19, 2015 Environmental Reaching Zero: The Realities of Ecological-Friendly Engineering on a Continental Scale Elizabeth Hunter, PE, AICP, LEED BD+C (Leo A Daly)
Apr. 16, 2015 Transportation / UNO Chapter The Iowa Infrastructure Report Card Experience Joe Spradling, Iowa Section President (HDR Engineering)
May 19, 2015 Annual Meeting and Banquet Steve Rodie, Director of UNO Center for Urban Sustainability

2013-2014 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 19, 2013 Structural SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters – Structural and Architectural Design Collaboration Andrew Johnson, Leo A Daly
Oct. 24, 2013 Construction Site Tour of the Nebraska Crossing Outlets Jarrod Kucera, Matthew Pollard, and Andy Stine, Kiewit Building Group; Steve Perry, Olmsted and Perry
Dec. 19, 2013 Management The State’s Role in Emergency Response Earl Imler, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
Jan. 16, 2014 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Central Platte River Sediment Augmentation – A Pilot Study Chad Smith, Platte River Recovery Implementation Program; Tom Riley, Flatwater Group; Pat Engelbert, HDR
Feb. 6, 2014 Geotechnical IHNC Floodwall Breaches during Hurricane Katrina and Recent Ruling Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign
Mar. 20, 2014 Environmental OPPD’s Reenergized Fort Calhoun Station, with the vision of safe and reliable operation and achievement of sustained excellence. Mike Ferm, OPPD
Apr. 10, 2014 Transportation / UNO Chapter Railroads and the City of Council Bluffs Greg Reeder, Public Works Director, Council Bluffs
May 8, 2014 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2012-2013 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 13, 2012 Structural Structural Engineering Challenges for the Pinnacle Bank Arena Matt Farber, P.E., S.E., DLR Group
Oct. 25, 2012 Construction TD Ameritrade HOTC Building – Highlighting LEED certification  Del Reibold, TD Ameritrade
Dec. 20, 2012 Management Developing Employees, Roles of Managers, and What it Takes to Retain Good Employees Ralph Lassiter, TouchStone Strategic Consultants
Jan. 17, 2013 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Republican River Augmentation Project / ASCE Society & Region 7 Update Dr. Jasper Fanning / Dr. Vaughan Griffiths, Region 7 Director, ASCE
Feb. 7, 2013 Geotechnical Missouri River Levee Performance, Analysis and Repair for the 2011 Flood Event Richard Taylor, P.E. and Don Moses, P.E., USACE
Mar. 28, 2013 Environmental Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Rule (SPCC Rule) 40 CFR Part 112 – Oil Pollution Prevention promulgated under the Clean Water Act Mark Aaron, EPA Region 7
Apr. 11, 2013 Transportation / UNO Chapter Engineers Without Borders, Truss Bustin’ Awards
May 22, 2013 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2011-2012 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 15, 2011 Structural Whistle Blowing – When Must You and How Max Porter, P.E., Ph.D., Iowa State Univerity Professor Emeritus
Oct. 20, 2011 Construction TD Ameritrade Headquarters Site Tour – see the changes since last year Phil Spencer, Kiewit Building Group; Del Reibold, TD Ameritrade; Jason Bauer, Kiewit
Nov. 17, 2011 Management Managing the Missouri Jody S. Farhat, P.E., Chief Missouri River Basin Water Management, USACE
Jan. 19, 2012 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Using a Multibeam Echosounder (SONAR) for Critical Infrastructure Assessments During the 2011 Missouri River Flood Rick Wilson, P.E., USGS Nebraska Water Science Center
Feb. 16, 2012 Geotechnical The 2011 Omaha Airport Flood Fight Brian Linnan, URS; Francke Walberg, URS; Tyler Buford, Kiewit
Mar. 22, 2012 Environmental Keep Up with the Flow – How Kellogg’s is Keeping Up with Nebraska’s Storm Water Regulations Josh Milleson, Kellogg’s
Apr. 5, 2012 Transportation / UNO Chapter Overview of Research at the Nebraska Transportation Center Elizabeth “Libby” Jones, Ph.D., Associate Director, Mid-America Transportation
May 24, 2012 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2010-2011 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 16, 2010 Structural Evaluation of Problems in Existing Structures Keith Kesner, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Whitlock Dalrymple Poston & Associates, P.C.
Oct. 21, 2010 Construction TD Ameritrade Headquarters Site Tour Phil Spencer, Kiewit Building Group; Del Reibold, TD Ameritrade
Nov. 18, 2010 Management The Road from Engineering to Politics – Why Engineers Should Get Involved in Public Policy Sen. Tony Fulton, P.E.
Jan. 13, 2011 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Great Flood of 2010 – Impacts to the Elkhorn Basin Stan Staab, General Manager, Lower Elkhorn NRD
Feb. 17, 2011 Geotechnical I-35 W Bridge Reconstruction – Drilled Shafts Quality Control / Assurance Matthew Glisson, P.E., Braun Intertec; Jeffrey Gebhard, P.E., Kiewit
Mar. 24, 2011 Environmental Engineers Without Borders – Humanitarian Engineering at Work David Holtzclaw, Ph.D.; Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt, Ph.D.
Apr. 14, 2011 Transportation / UNO Chapter Roadway Wind / Solar Hybrid Power Generation and Distribution System Anuj Sharma, Ph.D.
May 19, 2011 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2009-2010 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 17, 2009 Structural What Real BIM is for the Steel Industry Mark Holland, P.E., Paxton & Vierling Steel Co.
Oct. 22, 2009 Construction How Design and Construction Impacts Facilities Maintenance Glen Schumann and Larry Shippen, UNL
Nov. 19, 2009 Management Panel Discussion on the Nebraska Section Nebraska Section Board Members
Jan. 14, 2010 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Current Water Issues Brian Dunnigan, P.E., CFM, Director, Nebraska DNR
Feb. 11, 2010 Geotechnical Echoes of the Future John Bachner, Bachner Communication, Inc.
Mar. 18, 2010 Environmental Relicensing the Loup Canal and Hydroelectric Project Lisa Richardson, PE., HDR; Neil Seuss, P.E., Pres/CEO Loup River Public Power District
Apr. 8, 2010 Transportation / UNO Chapter High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Update – Chicago to Omaha Will Sharp, P.E., PTOE, HDR
May 13, 2010 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2008-2009 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 18, 2008 Structural Pacific Street Bridge over I-680 (Omaha, Nebraska) Karl Burns and Marty Weander, NDOR District 2
Oct. 16, 2008 Construction UNL’s New Physics Building Constuction Tour Harmon Connor, Project Superintendent
Nov. 18, 2008 Management Career Success and Satisfaction that Endures in Tough Economic Times Dan Weber, CEO and Executive Coach, Peak Pathways, LLC
Jan. 15, 2009 Water Resources / UNL Chapter From Design to Experiment – Adaptive Management, Ecosystem Rehabilitation, and Collaboration on the Platte River Chad Smith, Headwaters Corporation
Feb. 12, 2009 Geotechnical Applications for Drilled Shafts Dan Brown, P.E., Ph.D., Dan Brown and Associates, PLLC
Mar. 19, 2009 Environmental Sustinable Energy and Environmental Stewardship at OPPD Christene Bywater, P.E., OPPD
Apr. 16, 2009 Transportation / UNO Chapter Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Beltway Feasibility Study Matt Tondl, P.E., HDR
May 14, 2009 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2007-2008 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 22, 2007 Structural Ice Storm Impacts on Central Nebraska Power Systems Jay Dring, P.E., NPPD
Oct. 18, 2007 Construction Antelope Valley Jane Jordan, PB
Nov. 15, 2007 Management Engineering Risk Management Dave Jesse, The Harry A. Koch Company
Jan. 17, 2008 Water Resources / UNL Chapter LB 962 – Legislation and the Methods Used in Determining Fully Appropriated Basins Jesse Bradley, Department of Natural Resources
Feb. 14, 2008 Geotechnical True Predictions of Pile Response to Load, a Compilation of the Outcome of a Collection of Prediction Seminars Dr. Bengt H. Fellenius, Bengt Feelenius Consultants, Inc.
Mar. 13, 2008 Environmental Community Based Energy Development (C-BED) in Nebraska John Hansen, Nebraska Farmers Union
Apr. 17, 2008 Transportation / UNO Chapter Traffic Management and ITS Mike Piernicky, Olsson Associates
May 15, 2008 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2006-2007 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 21, 2006 Structural Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge Update Chris Brown, P.E., HNTB
Oct. 19, 2006 Construction Platte West Water Production Facility Construction Tour/Presentation HDR and MUD
Nov. 16, 2006 Management Be An Advocate for the Civil Engineering Profession Brian Pallasch, CAE, ASCE Director of Government Relations
Jan. 18, 2007 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Platte River Recovery Program Jim Cook, Nebraska DNR Legal Counsel
Feb. 15, 2007 Geotechnical Hurricane Katrina – What Went Wrong? What’s Next? J. MIchael Duncan, P.E.
Mar. 15, 2007 Environmental Current Environmental Engineering Research at UNL Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt
Apr. 24, 2007 Transportation / UNO Chapter 96th Street, Giles Road to Highway 370 Dan Owens, P.E.
May 24, 2007 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2005-2006 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 22, 2005 Structural Structural Engineering Responsibility Issues Norman Scott, P.E., The Consulting Engineers Group, Inc.
Oct. 20, 2005 Construction Husker Championship Facility Boyd Eppley, Associate Athletic Director
Nov. 16, 2005 Management Seven Rules for Good Management in the Engineering Profession Jim Linderholm, P.E., HWS Consulting Group
Jan. 26, 2006 Water Resources / UNL Chapter LB 962 – Integrated Management of Surface and Groundwater Ann Bleed, P.E., Acting Director, Nebraska DNR
Feb. 16, 2006 Geotechnical A View of Civil Engineering as Portrayed in Postage Stamps Fred Kulhawy, P.E., Cornell University
Mar. 16, 2006 Environmental Environmental Permitting for Ethanol Plants Jim Pavlik, P.E.
Apr. 20, 2006 Transportation / UNO Chapter 144th Street, Madison to Dayton Tom Glow, City of Omaha; Jeff Sockel, P.E., HWS
May 18, 2006 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2004-2005 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Sep. 23, 2004 Structural Learning from Terrorist Events – Lessons from Iraq Edward Conrath, US Army Corps of Engineers
Oct. 21, 2004 Construction Construction of the New Bay Bridge (San Francisco to Oakland) Dave Sinsheimer, Kiewit Engineering Co.
Nov. 18, 2004 Management Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge: Preparing the Civil Engineer of the Future Dale Jacobsen, P.E., DEE
Jan. 26, 2005 Water Resources / UNL Chapter The Ongoing and Progressive Floodplain Management Effort in the City of Lincoln Nicole Fleck-Tooze and Ben Higgins, City of Lincoln
Feb. 17, 2005 Geotechnical Soil on the Moon – What Is It and How Did We Learn It? James Mitchell
Mar. 17, 2005 Environmental Remediation of Lead-Impacted Soil at the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant Firing Range (Grand Island, NE) Steven Jorgensen, P.G., P.E.
Apr. 26, 2005 Transportation / UNO Chapter Intelligent Transportation Systems: Beyond the Cameras and Software Christopher Poe, Ph.D., P.E.
May 19, 2005 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2003-2004 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Oct. 2, 2003 Structural Leadership Within and Beyond the Industry Richard Weingardt, Richard Weingard Consultants
Oct. 30, 2003 Construction Expansion of Interstate 80 to Six Lanes from Lincoln to Omaha Terry Gibson, Nebraska Department of Roads
Dec. 11, 2003 Management The Upcoming Legislative Session Sen. Ronald Raikes, Nebraska State Senator
Jan. 22, 2004 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Dams in Nebraska: Dam Safety, Impacts of Development, Dam Regulations, and Floodplain Mapping Paul Zillig, Lower Platte South NRD; Dennis Hurtz, Nebraska DNR; Mike Sotak, Olsson Associates
Feb. 19, 2004 Geotechnical Compression Top Load Reaching Shaft Bottom – Theory vs. Tests: Is Bottom Cleanliness Important? David Crapps, David K. Crapps, Inc.
Mar. 18, 2004 Environmental Missour River Restoration Activities John Remus II, US Army Corps of Engineers
Apr. 29, 2004 Transportation / UNO Chapter Design and Testing of Roadside Safety Barriers Robert Bielenberg, Midwest Roadside Safety Facility
May 20, 2004 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2002-2003 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Oct. 3, 2002 Structural Structural Design of the Omaha Arena & Convention Center Ray Hicklin, DLR Group; Erleen Hatfield, Thornton Thomasetti
Oct. 24, 2002 Construction Design and Construction of the Addition to Immanuel Hospital in Omaha Susan Jorgensen, Leo A Daly; James Fisher, McCarthy
Nov. 21, 2002 Management Current Conditions and Happenings in DC Tom Janssen, State Director for Sen. Chuck Hagel
Jan. 23, 2003 Water Resources / UNL Chapter Surface Geophysical Survey Techniques to Detect Subsurface Conditions or Features Wade Kress, US Geological Survey
Feb. 20, 2003 Geotechnical It Shouldn’t Have Happened Dr. Jorj Osterberg, Northwestern University
Mar. 18, 2003 Environmental EPA – Regional and National Priorities James Gulliford, Region 7 Administrator US EPA
Apr. 24, 2003 Transportation / UNO Chapter Future City 2003 National Champions
May 16, 2003 Annual Meeting and Banquet

2001-2002 Section Meetings

Date Host Committee Topic Speaker
Oct. 4, 2001 Structural Risk Drivers Dave Jesse, Harry A. Koch Co.
Oct. 25, 2001 Construction Underground Construction at the New Omaha Convention Center Terry Atkins, Lamp Rynearson & Associates
Nov. 14, 2001 Management Recent National Developments and Opportunities W. Don Nelson, State Director for Sen. Ben Nelson
Jan. 23, 2002 Water Resources / UNL Chapter The New Nebraska-Wyoming Water Rights Agreement for the North Platte Basin Roger Patterson, Director, Nebraska Dept. of Natural Resources
Feb. 28, 2002 Geotechnical Stabilty Assessment of Ten Large Landfill Failures Robert Koerner, Drexel Univ. / Geosynthetics Research Institute
Mar. 21, 2002 Environmental The Former Alter Monofill, Council Bluffs, Iowa Michael Hagermeister, Terracon
Apr. 11, 2002 Transportation / UNO Chapter The Intelligent Transportation Systems Information and Infrastructure Laboratory (I3 Lab) at the Peter Kiewit Institute Elizabeth Jones, University of Nebraska
May 17, 2002 Annual Meeting and Banquet
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