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ASCE General Branch Meeting (September 2014) PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 11:15

 ASCE invites you to attend our September General Branch Meeting.
 
General Meeting – Not your ordinary regulatory compliance stories – Chris Pepper

Technical Session – U.S. Army Corps Engineers Permitting - Jeremy Hanzlik, P.E
 
When: Monday September 8th, 2014
Where: Anne Maries at Devonshire - 12475 Starcrest
Time:
      Technical Session: 10:30am-11:30am
      General Meeting: 11:30am-1:00pm



General Branch Meeting
Chris Pepper
Winsted PC
Speaking Topic: Not your ordinary regulatory compliance stories

Bio:
Chris Pepper is a member of Winstead’s Environmental Practice Group. A registered patent attorney, Chris holds a Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology and brings a unique technical perspective to client matters. He served as a staff attorney of the TCEQ Office of Legal Services. He also worked as a senior research associate at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health in Lubbock, Texas, where he was a member of the Vector-borne Zoonoses Laboratory.  He lives in Dripping Springs with his wife and two sons.
Representative Experience

  • Assists multiple rock crushing, sand mining, concrete batch plants, feed mills and fertilizer warehouses with air quality permit amendments, permit alterations, and permit reaffirmations
  • Represents industrial manufacturing facilities subject to TRI reporting (Toxic Release Inventory) for anhydrous ammonia
  • Assisted clients with verifying environmental compliance for new acquisitions by performing environmental audits of plant production records, pollution control equipment, and various TPDES, PSD, NSR and PBR recordkeeping requirements
  • Engaged in a variety of noticed self-audits at the TCEQ for rock, sand and mineral extraction facilities pursuant to House Bill 571, which is a new registration requirement for all of Texas’ aggregate production operations (APOs) under 30 Tex. Admin. Code Chapter 342
  • Responded to spills, fires, explosions and emission events at various manufacturing, fertilizer, chemical, and aggregate facilities to verify compliance with TCEQ’s Emission Event Reporting Rules in 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 101 and with TCEQ’s Spill Prevention and Control Rules in 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 327

Technical Session
Jeremy Hanzlik, P.E.
Natural/Cultural Resources Manager
Speaking Topic: U.S. Army Corps Engineers Permitting (Section 404 of the Clean Water Act)

Bio:
Jeremy is both a biologist and a licensed professional engineer.  He graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Bioenvironmental Sciences from the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology; upon graduation, he re-enrolled at Texas A&M University in a combined B.S./M.S. program in Biological and Agricultural engineering.  

Jeremy is Terracon’s National Practice Group Leader for Natural/Cultural Resources and he manages the South Texas Natural/Cultural Resources group.  Prior to joining Terracon, Jeremy served as the Environmental Manager for the Bexar County Flood Control Program—one of his most favorite endeavors to-date.

He serves on the Texas A&M University Bioenvironmental Sciences Professional Board, where he chairs the Financial Development Committee, which established endowment currently valued over $30,000.  Additionally, Jeremy is serving his second year as Chair of the Alamo Chapter of Air and Waste Management Association.

 
2014-2015 Officer Elections Results PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2014 16:56
ASCE San Antonio would like to announce the results for the 2014-2015 ASCE San Antonio Branch Board and ASCE Younger Members elections.
After an extensive review of the ballots the certified results are as follows:
 
San Antonio Branch Board of Directors
President – Ty Turner
Past President – Steve Gonzales
President Elect – Curt Campbell
VP Programs – Amy Stone
VP Membership – Deepa Thankavel
Treasurer – Luke Reed
Secretary – Ryan Plagens
Director - Kara Heasley
 
Younger Members Board of Directors
President – Priya Lad
Vice President – Andres Munoz
Treasurer/Secretary – Mike Bratten
 
Congratulations to the next leaders of the San Antonio Branch ASCE Boards. The installation of these officers will be in October. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.
John A. Tyler, P.E.
Chair - ASCE San Antonio Election Committee
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 17:12
 
ASCE New Braunfels Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 14:53

NBTX

 

As you know, ASCE strives to provide matchless value to all our members. The San Antonio branch, in endeavoring to meet this goal, has planned a lunch and learn session more convenient to our northern based members. On May 22, we will be hosting a meeting at NBU Service Center, 355 FM 306, New Braunfels, TX 78130.

 

Topic: Blieder's Creek Watershed Restoration

Meeting Time: May 22 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Box Lunch: $20, by WhichWich

Only 40 seats available.

 

Speaker Details:

Steve Ramsey, PE, RPLS, is currently the Public Works Director for the City of New Braunfels where he is involved in the day to day management of solid waste operations, engineering support, streets and drainage, facilities maintenance and watershed management.

Steve grew up in Seguin while his father worked with the Soil Conservation Service mapping soils in the New Braunfels and Seguin area. Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree from St. Mary's University in Engineering Administration. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Registered Public Land Surveyor. He is a member of the American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, National and Texas Societies of Professional Engineers, Texas Floodplain Management Association and the Texas Water Conservation Association.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 15:43
 
Structures Congress 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 May 2014 13:11

SEI SCSave the Date
STRUCTURES CONGRESS 2015
DoubleTree Portland Hotel and
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon - U.S.A
April 23 - 25, 2015


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Submit your abstract and/or full session proposal today for Structures Congress 2015.

We are currently accepting proposals for complete sessions and abstracts for individual papers to be presented at Structures Congress 2015. 

The Congress provides a forum to advance the art, science, and practice of structural engineering. 

All proposals are due June 11, 2014.


Visit the conference website for all the details www.structurescongress.org

Top 5 Reasons to Attend this Congress

  • Network and make connections with leaders in your profession
  • Gain Knowledge by attending outstanding technical sessions - over 110 from which to choose
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (PDH's) in technical sessions
  • Interface with students and young professionals
  • Visit Portland for roses, parks, museums, outdoor adventure, great food, and so much more.
 
ASCE Section/Branch/Liaison Workshop/ICSI 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 May 2014 10:41

In January 2014, the Committee on Sustainability (COS) emailed ASCE Section and Branch Presidents asking them to identify local Sustainability Leaders. These individuals along with already established Section, Branch and ASCE Sustainability Committee Liaisons met in Atlanta in February. It was a very productive and engaging workshop with over 20 representatives from all over the country. Each participant presented their local experiences and ideas with the larger COS group. Participants provided a written report and a PowerPoint presentation that has been compiled into a report. This information will feed into a major task of developing  program content for a subsequent workshop on "Engineers as Sustainability Leaders at the Community Level" to be held at the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, (ISCI 2014) November 6-8, 2014 in Long Beach, California.

The COS Working Group members and other ASCE sustainability leadership attendees who met in Atlanta are encouraged to participate in the ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) in Long Beach, California. As part of the ASCE COS plan, the Strategic Communications Committee of the COS is establishing a National Sustainability Strategy Working Group for Sections, Branches, and Institutes.

The ASCE Committee on Sustainability (COS) will hold a face-to-face meeting in Long Beach on Wednesday, November 5, 2014; Working Group members are welcome to attend. Working Group members and ASCE sustainability leadership individuals are required to register for and participate in the ICSI 2014 Conference. Interactions and enhanced understanding from ICSI technical sessions will help Working Group members and ASCE sustainability leaders facilitate a workshop on the afternoon of November 8th immediately following the conference.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 13:15
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General Branch Meeting (September 2014)
09-08-2014 12:30 PM

General Branch Meeting (October 2014)
10-13-2014 08:00 PM

General Branch Meeting (November 2014)
11-10-2014 12:30 PM

General Branch Meeting (December 2014)
12-08-2014 12:30 PM