2019 Annual Convention

2019 Annual Convention
The 2019 Annual Convention is co-hosted this year by ISPE and the Illinois Engineering Initiative, formerly known as the ISPE Foundation. This year’s event will focus on moving engineering forward through innovation. In an effort to increase awareness about issues surrounding STEM fields, the ISPE Foundation has been re-branded as the Illinois Engineering Initiative (IEI). In addition to its past efforts, IEI’s enhanced mission is to build and retain engineering talent in Illinois. Join us in Naperville/Lisle as we move Full STEaM Ahead in our efforts to support and strengthen the engineering community in Illinois.

 

   

 

Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
3003 Corporate W Dr, Lisle, IL 60532

Room rate: $109/night + taxes/fees
Deadline to book: July 3, 2019
Call for reservations: (630) 505-0900
Make online reservations here: http://group.doubletree.com/ILSocietyProfEng 

Conference Registration Information

Member fees:
Early bird fee (by 5 PM June 21): $285
Regular fee (by 5 PM July 17):  $335 

Non-member fees:
Early bird fee (by 5 PM June 21): $365
Regular fee (by 5 PM July 17): $415

 

On-site Registration Policy

Registration on-site at the conference is discouraged.  If you must register on-site, please note that there will be an additional $75 charge per registration.

Registration Cancellations

Cancellations must be made in writing by 5 PM on June 21, 2019 for a refund, less a $50 processing fee.  Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after July 17, 2019 at 5 PM, or for no-shows.  Substitutions are permitted, provided ISPE is notified in writing by July 17, 2019. 

Recording Waiver (Photography, Audio & Video)

Portions of this ISPE meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By registering, individuals agree that the ISPE may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that the ISPE may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission.


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When
7/25/2019 9:00 AM - 7/26/2019 2:45 PM
Where
DoubleTree By Hilton Lisle Naperville 3003 Corporate W Dr Lisle, IL 60532 UNITED STATES

Program

   

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

 
Please make your donation to the Illinois Engineering Initiative.  Choose multiples of $10 to adjust your donation amount.
Category
Donation

Join IEI (formerly known as the ISPE Foundation) for 9 holes of golf at the Orchard Valley Golf Course.
Category
Event
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3:00 PM

Thursday, 25 July 2019

 
Paula Dixon, Holmes Murphy
This three part Case Study workshop presents examples of self-implicating, subsequently weaponized emails and guidelines for writing appropriate, shorter, clearer messages. Includes excerpts from claims case studies and disputes exemplifying Seven Deadly Sins, and Ten (heavenly) Steps to optimizing your email.
Category
1.5 PDHs
Track
General
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
10:30 AM

Byron Lloyd, Leidos, Inc.  
Three to four percent of the U.S. energy consumption is used for drinking water and wastewater services.  Thirty-five percent of a typical municipality's energy budget is for water and wastewater treatment.  This presentation will discuss the typical energy consumption of a wastewater treatment plant, ways to improve the efficiency of the plant, the incentive funds available through the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program, and examples of facilities that have used the incentive funds for efficiency projects.
Category
1.5 PDHs
Track
ME/EE/ENV
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
10:30 AM

Josh Quinn, Southwind Industries, Inc.  
Understanding the Various Aspects of CCDD Management from an Operator's Perspective What are the various aspects that a CCDD (Clean Construction or Demolition Debris) facility operator must consider when determining if a generator or source should be approved for material acceptance? From complying with regulatory requirements to developing a due diligence process, the operator of a CCDD facility also has to effectively manage risks as well. This session will allow Professional Engineers to better understand the receiving facility's perspective to improve relationships with CCDD / USFO operators.
Category
1.5 PDHs
Track
Civil
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
10:30 AM

This event is included in the regular registration DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
11:45 AM

2019-2020 Officer Installation
Category
Event
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
11:45 AM

The Capitol has been swirling with discussions about a capital bill this session. Representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Tollway, and the Capitol Development Board will discuss the scheduled capital projects most likely to affect you.
Category
1.5 PDHs
Track
General Session
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
1:45 PM

Kyle Lazell, IDFPR  
We will lead a discussion panel with the Department's Design Profession Investigator and General Counsel for the Design Professions.  We will be taking questions from the audience as well as addressing topics such as: Department and Profession overview, application process, process for submitting a complaint, understanding the process for Complaints, Investigations, Prosecutions, information regarding Act / Rules updates and more
Category
1.5 PDHs
Track
General
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
3:30 PM

Richard Harnish, Midwest High Speed Rail Association  
Midwestern states need fast, affordable, and reliable ways to get around—not systems stuck in the past. The Illinois Fast Track Initiative calls for a coordinated statewide plan for modernizing transportation options and integrating them into a robust, connected network. This presentation will highlight the necessary steps forward with regard to technical aspects of the project such as preliminary engineering and design work, track alignment, and right of way clearance.
Category
1.5 PDHs
Track
Civil
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
3:30 PM

Dan Acuna, Ph.D., EI., P.E., International Technology and Manufacturing, LLC  
Scientific Method to Analyze, Optimize and Control a Service or Manufacturing Operation A Scientific Method to Define, Evaluate, Analyze, Optimize and Control a Service or Manufacturing Operation. The attendees will learn a method that always proves to be effective for Engineering Planning, New Technologies, Operations and Control, either for the Service or Manufacturing industries. A golf course operation located in Miami, Florida will be presented as a case study.
Category
1.5 PDHs
Track
ME/EE/ENV
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
3:30 PM

Relax after a long day of learning with refreshments and friends.  Visit with our vendors on site to share the latest tools and technology.
Category
Special Event
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

This event is included in the regular registration DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

This event is free for those registered for the full conference. DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM

Relax after a long day - Join your peers and colleagues at Granite City Food & Brewery for, you guessed it, hors d'oeuvres and local brews. This event is free to attend. Transportation is not provided.
Category
Special Event
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM

Friday, 26 July 2019

 
Join us for a hot breakfast as we honor our 2018 Award Recipients and induct new members to the Order of the Engineer.
Category
Special Event
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM

This event is included in the regular registration DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM

Category
Special Event
Time
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
8:30 AM

Bryan Miko, P.E., Advanced Drainage Systems  
21st Century Advancements in Polymers and Stormwater Applications The presentation covers a brief history of polymer technology and advancements harkening back to the 1930’s.  In 2007, polypropylene was introduced to North America for use in gravity flow storm, combined and sanitary sewer applications. Since the introduction of these standards, there has been rapid growth and use of this pipeline advancement in sanitary sewers, as well as public stormwater drainage applications.
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
Civil
Time
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM

Lauren Milligan, ResuMAYDAY
Whether we realize it or not, in business and in life, we’re always negotiating. Because we do it more than we realize, we should know how to do it well, right? This presentation sheds light on the different types of negotiations, the 3-step process to a negotiation, what to do when problems arise, and when to walk away.
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
General
Time
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM

Carl F. Baldassarra, P.E., FSFPE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
Using the new CBC When Renovating Your Existing Chicago Buildings.
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
ME/EE/ENV
Time
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
9:30 AM

Ann Luther, P.E., Ramboll US  
In this presentation, an overview of MEMS technology will be presented. Design and analysis of the widely used sensors will be reviewed.  The fabrication techniques used to build MEMS will be explained. Design and operation of future types of sensors and their potential applications will be highlighted.
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
Civil
Time
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
10:30 AM

Glenn Clayton, P.E., Illinois Concrete Pipe Association  
Practical Guidelines in the Evaluation of Scientific Studies (Hint:You don't need a Ph.D.) Despite the rise of postmodernism, there remains an objective, evidence-based method for determining the validity of the claims, conclusions, and results of particular scientific inquiries. Several examples cutting across multiple scientific fields will be discussed.
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
General
Time
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
10:30 AM

Peter J. Schubert, Ph.D., P.E., Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 
The Rebirth of Power Generation, Distribution, and Energy Storage   A host of disruptive technologies are approaching, and portend dramatic changes in how we generate, share, and store energy.  History from other fields can show possibilities.  How can you position yourself and your organization to lead, and benefit from, these burgeoning transformations?
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
ME/EE/ENV
Time
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
10:30 AM

Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb, Ph.D., P.E., Northern Illinois University  
Design and Applications of Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) Sensors In this presentation, an overview of MEMS technology will be presented. Design and analysis of the widely used sensors will be reviewed.  The fabrication techniques used to build MEMS will be explained. Design and operation of future types of sensors and their potential applications will be highlighted.
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
ME/EE/ENV
Time
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
11:35 AM

Garrett Litteken, P.E., CFM, Hanson Professional Services  
Engineering Natural Streams within the Built Environment: How the Greater Peoria Sanitary District Weathered Mother Nature. The Greater Peoria Sanitary District (GPSD) is experiencing significant vertical and lateral erosion around various sanitary sewer facilities located on Big Hollow Creek, Kickapoo Creek, and Tributaries to Big Hollow Creek and Dry Run Creek.  Urbanization of the watershed in conjunction with steep channels and narrow floodplains has produced severe vertical and lateral erosion.  Hanson was tasked with identifying both natural and artificial means of grade control and river training including hard armoring, vegetation, turf reinforcement, and energy dissipators.
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
Civil
Time
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
11:35 AM

Adam Derringer, GISP, Senior Project Manager, Ayres Associates
High-resolution aerial imagery and lidar can be captured to see and measure entire project areas without stepping foot on the ground for DTM, planimetrics, curb and gutter, and more. UAV (drones) can be deployed for tasks such as site documentation, inspection, and volume calculations. This presentation will discuss multiple technologies and how they can be applied to various projects to save you time and money while helping you make better decisions.
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
General
Time
11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
11:35 AM

This event is included in the regular registration DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:30 PM

Category
Special Event
Time
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:30 PM

Ray Murphy, Federal Highway Administration
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
Civil
Time
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM
1:55 PM

Denise Johnson, IDOT  
The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) legislation is currently being implemented throughout all state agencies in the state of Illinois.  This presentation will illustrate the process  a Grantee is required to follow in order to be in compliance and receive grant funding from the state.
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
General
Time
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM
1:55 PM

Role of Anaerobic Digestion for Sustainability and Developing Circular Economy
Kuldip Kumar, Ph.D., Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) implemented a Resource Recovery Ordinance in 2016, which allows MWRD to accept organic-waste beneficial reuse. Environmental benefits of anaerobic digestion to recover resources at MWRD will be discussed in this presentation. Utilizing organic-wastes beneficially will help the MWRD contribute to developing a sustainable circular economy in Illinois.
Category
1.0 PDHs
Track
ME/EE/ENV
Time
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM
1:55 PM

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