University of Dayton Distinguished Speaker Series – UD Arena Renovation and Brent Spence Bridge Replacement

The University of Dayton Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics announces a new Distinguished Speaker Series aimed at exploring the connection between civil engineering and the impact the projects we engineers work on have on society. The series will include three unrelated presentations during each of the Fall and Winter semesters. Enrolled sophomore, junior, and senior civil engineering students are required to attend. The Department invites local professionals to attend the presentations and interact with students at the conclusion of the presentations. With limited seating, advance registration is requested. Events of the Distinguished Speaker Series will begin at 2 p.m. on select Thursdays and will take place at the H. Troy and Eileen Sears Recital Hall in the Jesse Philips Humanities Center at the University of Dayton.

University of Dayton Arena Renovations

April 12, 2018, 2 p.m.

The 72 million dollar UD Arena renovation project has been a topic of interest for the entire Dayton community. Scott DeBolt, Senior Associate Director of Athletics and the Director of UD Arena, will speak about the challenges of renovating an existing facility over the course of three years while still hosting events where more than 13,000 people attend including University of Dayton Men’s and Women’s basketball games, the First Four, and Winter Guard World Championships to name a few. Scott will speak about what has been accomplished in the first phase of construction and what is to follow with the next two phases.  

Speaker:  Scott DeBolt, Senior Associate Director of Athletics and the Director of UD Arena

PDH Certificates will be provided.

UD has reserved parking passes in each of the Parking lots near Kettering Laboratories in both C-lot and P-lot, please stop at the parking booth in C-lot to pick up a parking pass.

 

Brent Spence Bridge Replacement

April 19, 2018, 2 p.m.

Presenters Stefan Spinosa of the Ohio Department of Transportation and Mark Policinski of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments will discuss planning efforts for the replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge which carries both I-75 and I-71 traffic through the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. More than 160,000 motor vehicles cross the bridge daily, though its original design was meant to accommodate 80,000 vehicles per day. Due to this increased traffic flow, motorists are three to five times more likely to have a wreck along this corridor than on any other portion of the interstate systems in Ohio or Kentucky. Traffic congestion results in an average of 3.6 million hours of delay for passenger cars every year. The Brent Spence Bridge is along one of the busiest trucking routes in the U.S., with freight equaling three percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) crossing the bridge each year, according to a 2009 study from the Texas Transportation Institute. That equates to $417 billion, more than the total GDP of roughly 150 separate countries worldwide.  

Speakesr:  Stefan Spinosa of the Ohio Department of Transportation and Mark Policinski of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments

PDH Certificates will be provided.

UD has reserved parking passes in each of the Parking lots near Kettering Laboratories in both C-lot and P-lot, please stop at the parking booth in C-lot to pick up a parking pass.

 

Register for the UD Arena here

Register for the Brent Spence Bridge here

 

For more information contact:
Paul Goodhue, LJB Inc.
UD Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Advisory Committee, Vice Chairman
937-259-5040
pgoodhue@ljbinc.com

The University of Dayton Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Advisory Committee thanks the Dayton Section of ASCE for hosting event registration and promoting the Distinguished Speaker Series.

 

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