Climate Change, Infrastructure Design, and Rainfall Statistics
Presenter: Daniel B. Wright, PhD; Assistant Professor; Hydroclimate Extremes Research Group – Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
When? Thursday, January 20, 2022; 10:30am-12:00pm ET
Cost? Free for members
Location? Webinar (via Zoom)
Description: There is overwhelming evidence that rainfall extremes are growing more severe due to human-induced climate warming. This understanding, however, has not translated into actionable information needed by hydrologists and engineers. In this presentation, we will see that existing rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) statistics such as the “100-year storm”—for example, from NOAA’s Atlas 14 project—are often inadequate for current and future needs. This translates to serious deficiencies in our hydrologic design standards and infrastructure. We will discuss two solutions to address this challenge for both current and future conditions. From there, we’ll see what other states are doing to rise to that challenge…more »
CCE Holiday Party 2021
When? Thursday, December 2, 2021; 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where? Fox Barn Pub at Twenty9, 16 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, PA 19355
Cost? Free for Members (RSVP requested)
Description: Come and share the holiday spirit with your fellow engineer colleagues and other CCE members! Enjoy complimentary drinks, appetizers, and friendship on the evening of Thursday, December 2nd at the Fox Barn Pub at Twenty9, Malvern!
RSVP: Please register by Tuesday, November 30th so we can adequately plan for food…more »
CCE November Membership Meeting
Commercial Development Forecast for Chester County
Presenter: Charles Swope, Jr; Swope Lees Commercial Real Estate
When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021; 8:30am – 10:00am
Cost: FREE (members only)
Location: West Goshen Township Admin Building, 2nd Floor Mtg Rm, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the designated “training” lot)
Description: What is the outlook for commercial development across Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania? Be prepared by learning about commercial real estate trends and hearing commentary on areas of interest from a local commercial broker.
Attendees will earn 1 PDH.
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Chester County Engineers (CCE) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization dedicated to the civil engineering profession in Chester County, PA. The organization has established a competitive scholarship for college or college-bound students in the region. Each year, we will award a total of $2,500.00, in increments to be determined by the Scholarship Committee.
– You must be a citizen of the United State to apply.
– You must be a resident of Chester County, PA or graduating from a high school (public or private) located in Chester County, PA.
– You must be pursuing or planning to pursue an engineering degree.
– Only those college students who will be enrolled full-time in the Fall of 2022 are eligible.
– Completed application must be received by CCE by May 1, 2022.
– Scholarship decisions will be made by June 1, 2022. Winners will be notified by U.S. mail.
CCE October Member Field Trip
Beaver Creek Dam Site Tour
Tour Leader: Craig Thomas, Chester County Water Resource Authority
When: Monday, October 18, 2021; 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: FREE (members only)
Location: We will meet at the job trailer located as the end of the gravel drive at 375 E Reeceville Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335
Description: Beaver Creek Dam, located on Beaver Creek near Guthriesville, Chester County, is a flood control dam that provides reduction of flood waters for communities located along Beaver Creek, the East Branch Brandywine Creek and the main stem of the Brandywine Creek. With technical support and funding from the USDA-NRCS, CCWRA is undertaking a rehabilitation project on Beaver Creek Flood Control Dam.
This month, the contractor, KC Construction, is placing a roller-compacted concrete drop structure in the auxiliary spillway to armor the control section to prevent erosion. This tour will review the…more »