February 18, 2020 – Water Resources Meeting


The program for the evening includes:
3:00pm: Developing Flexible Sequences of Construction
Laura Ridler, P.E., MDOT SHA Office of Highway Development

4:00pm: MDE Dam Embankment Guidance – Tech Memo # 2
Amanda Malcolm, P.E., Daniel Laird, P.E., and Collin Hiltner,
Maryland Department of the Environment

5:00pm: Pipe and Precast Installation
Hank Gottschalk, Central Atlantic Precast Concrete Association
6:00pm: Networking Break

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Dinner Hour

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Keynote Speaker
Joel Oppenheimer, P.E., on “Secrets for Success in 20 Minutes” from
“Building a Better Life – Concrete Steps for Success”

2nd Annual Transportation-minded Happy Hour

2nd Annual Transportation-minded Happy Hour


Save the date! On Monday, January 27th from 5:30-7:30 we are hosting our second Transportation-minded Happy Hour at Monument City Brewery. We will hear from the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance about transportation in 2020, including likely hot topics for the upcoming legislative session.

Like last year, this happy hour will feature several transportation or related organizations in the Baltimore region:
-APA Maryland
-ASCE Maryland Section
-ASHE Chesapeake
-Central Maryland Transportation Alliance
-Global Shapers Baltimore
-ITS Maryland
-Washington D.C. Section of ITE
-WTS Baltimore
-YPT Baltimore

Join us to meet representatives from each of these groups, learn about their upcoming events, and meet other members and friends passionate about transportation. Or just come for the drinks, food, and networking!

October 29 Traffic Meeting

Please join your ASHE colleagues for a joint meeting with ITE on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore. This month’s meeting theme is Traffic.


Three (3) PDHs will be offered for attendance at the technical sessions.

The program for the evening includes:

3:00pm:  CHART DMS Effectiveness and BaltimoreLink Signing
Tim Ryan, PE, PTOE (AECOM), Umesh Murthy, PE (Transtech) and Kevin Permisohn, PE, PTOE (WSP)

4:00pm:  MTA Innovations including Use of Real-Time Data
Mike Helta (MTA)

5:00pm:  Anne Arundel County’s Transportation Master Plan and Neighborhood Traffic Control Program
Ramond Robinson (Anne Arundel County) and Eric Tabacek, PE (Anne Arundel County)

6:00pm:  Networking Break

6:30 – 7:30 pm:  Dinner Hour
Gold Sponsor Presentation, ASHE and ITE Business

7:30 – 8:00 pm:  Keynote Speaker
CAV Policies and Standards presented by Carole Delion, PE (MDOT SHA)

September 17 Construction Meeting

Please join us for the ASHE Construction Meeting on Tuesday, September 17.

Concrete Pipe and Precast (CPP) will lead attendees on a tour of its facilities. At the end of the tour, lunch will be provided at Greene Turtle.

The program for the event includes:

9:30am Arrival at 7955 Dorsey Run Road, Jessup, MD 20794. Attendees will drive to the plant, park on site, and register by 9:30am. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

10:00am Introduction and Plant Tour. CPP representatives will guide the group through the facilities. They’ll speak to production and answer questions throughout the tour. Attendees will see various materials and multiple structures being produced.

12:00pm Lunch Attendees are invited to enjoy lunch at Greene Turtle (7556 Teague Road, Hanover, MD 21076). Please indicate whether you plan to attend lunch when you register.

Two (2) PDHs will be offered for attendance at the plant tour.  

The cost for this event  is $20 for ASHE members, and $30 for non-members.  

What safety equipment should you bring? Hardhats, safety glasses, hi-visibility vests, sleeved (long or short) shirt, and long pants are required. Solid, closed toe shoes or boots are mandatory. Steel-toed boots are not required.

Questions? Contact Amanda Lafleur.

September 7 Kayaking Tour

ASHE Younger* Members Marley Creek Kayak Tour (*and the Young at Heart)


Free for ASHE Members.

Kayaking registration is limited to 14 people. This event is limited to ASHE members. Have your own kayak you can use? Please specify this when you RSVP.

Kayak Tour, lunch, and drinks will be provided by ASHE.

Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch, even if you cannot participate in the kayak tour.


What:        Guided kayak tour of Marley Creek,

Paddle by US Coast Guard yard and WWI freighters, stopping for lunch at Rams Head Dockside


Where:      Kayakers: Meet at Solley’s Cove

7360 Carbide Rd. Curtis Bay, MD


For lunch only: Meet at Rams Head Dockside

1702 Furnace Dr, Glen Burnie, MD

When:       Saturday, September 7th from 10:30am-4:00pm ASHE will be at Rams Head Dockside starting at 12:30 pm for lunch.


RSVP by email by Friday, August 30th to lahavener@mccormicktaylor.com. Please indicate if you plan to bring your own kayak.

American Canoe Association Liability waivers to be signed by each participant.

More details and waivers will be sent out to those who register.

July 17 Dam Safety Workshop with MDE

ASHE and MDE host MDE’s Dam Safety Workshop

Join your colleagues to earn 6 PDHs during a daylong Dam Safety Workshop, presented by MDE, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore.

Your reservation is due by noon, Monday, July 15, 2019. Register early since only 100 attendees will be accommodated.

Register Now! ($40 for ASHE members and $60 for non-members.)


8:00 AM – Check-In and Breakfast

9:00 AM – Session 1 – Background

  • Dam safety background
  • Laws and regulations requiring breach analysis
  • Fundamentals of hazards associated with moving waters
  • Case studies of dam breaches

10:00 AM – Session 2 – Breaking down the Guidance Document

  • What’s in it?
  • What’s new and what has been revised? 

11:00 AM – Session 3 – Example

  • Work through a full incremental dam breach analysis

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Session 4 – Example

  • Work through a few simplified breach analyses

2:00 PM – Session 5 – Example

  • Work through several “screening level” breach analyses

3:00 PM – Session 6 – Summary

  • Open forum for questions and discussion


Bring a laptop with charger which may facilitate following along and learning during the technical sessions.

If you have any questions and/or special dietary needs, then please e-mail Gregg Iskra at Gregg.Iskra@wsp.com.

June 15 Stream Clean Up and Happy Hour

Volunteer with ASHE Chesapeake and Blue Water Baltimore for a Stream Clean Up!

Brats, Schnitzels, and Biers will follow.

Join ASHE Members, their friends and families, and Blue Water Baltimore for a stream clean up along Herring Run, a tributary of Back River, at the Northeast Regional Recreation Center on Saturday, June 15th, 11am to 2pm.

After the clean up, brats, schnitzels, and biers to be provided by ASHE at Das Bierhalle (9527 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234)

RSVP* by Monday, June 10 via e-mail to Amanda Lafleur.

*More details (where to meet, what to bring, registration and waiver) will be provided upon RSVP.

June 6, 2019 – Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser

Congratulations to tournament winners:










Join ASHE on June 6, 2019 at Oakmont Green for its Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser. The annual golf tournament is the primary fundraiser for the ASHE Chesapeake Scholarship Program, with all proceeds going toward the scholarship program.  This year, ASHE awarded three $4,000 scholarships to students studying civil engineering at local universities, bringing the total amount of scholarships awarded to date to over $80,000.  Donate $200 towards the ASHE scholarship fund and create your own company logo sign to be placed at a Tee Box on the course.

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 8:00am registration & breakfast; 9:00am shotgun start
Location: Oakmont Green, Hampstead, MD
Registration Form: Download the registration form here.

Please email the completed registration form to Dion Ho.  Mail payment with the completed registration form to:

Attn: Dion Ho
936 Ridgebrook Drive
Sparks, MD 21152

Skill and door prizes will be awarded at the event. Individual prizes include a Closest to Pin on Par 3s and a Men’s and Women’s longest drive. Team Prizes include a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize as well as a last place consolation prize.  Coffee and doughnuts will be available in the morning and lunch will be served following the round.  All registrations must be made by May 29, 2019. 

March 19 Transportation/Highway Meeting

Please join your ASHE colleagues for a meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore. This month’s meeting theme is Transportation/Highway.

Three (3) PDHs will be offered for attendance at the technical sessions.

The program for the evening includes:

3:00pm, 4:00pm, and 5:00pm:  Technical Sessions including

Will Pines of the Maryland Transportation Authority;

Kevin Oberheim of RK&K on the Purple Line Light Rail Project;

Anil Ahuja of CCJM on Integration of Nature and Transportation Technology for Smart Cities.

6:00pm:  Networking Break

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Dinner Hour

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Keynote Speaker

Earl Lewis, Maryland Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary of Policy, Planning, and Enterprise Services

Registers today!