February Meeting

February 07, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Whole Hog Cafe
3009 North College Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72703

The American Society of Civil Engineers, Northwest Arkansas Branch will hold a regular meeting at noon on February 7, 2018. The meeting will be held at Whole Hog Cafe in Fayetteville, in the private dining room. Networking and branch business will begin at noon, and a 0.5 hr professional development hour (PDH) credit will be available for ASCE members. 

Presentation Topic

The presentation will look at the current transportation innovations that could reinvent the way we travel. These include automated vehicles, connected vehicles, mobility on demand, and electric vehicles. It will explore the possible impacts of these technologies not only on traffic and transportation planning, but also the impact on unrelated industries and disciplines such as roadway and bridge design, land use, urban planning, and economic development.

Presenter Bio

Bobby Cottam PE has 6 years of industry experience in traffic engineering and transportation planning who currently works at Burns & McDonnell. Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 5,700 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants. They take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking and the goal of making their clients successful.  Headquartered out of Kansas City, this entirely employee owned company is one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Bobby is also a Ph.D candidate in the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas researching long range planning for connected and autonomous vehicles.  He received his bachelors in Civil Engineering and Masters in Transportation Systems from Arizona State University.  He enjoys rock climbing and coaches fencing in his free time.

Engineer's Luncheon

The 2018 Engineer's Luncheon will return to the Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock and include Bruce Westerman, 4th District U.S. Representative as our guest speaker.  Come join fellow engineers from ASCE, Society of American Military Engineers, Little Rock Engineers Club, National Society of Professional Engineers, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Registration available online until February 13, cost will be $10 per Members and $15 per Non-Members.  

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Day of Training

The tenth annual Day of Training is ASCE NWA's hallmark event, and the largest engineering conference in Northwest Arkansas. This year's event will be held at the Fayetteville Town Center on March 27, and will include opportunities for 8 PDHs at the lowest cost around. All proceeds from the event go to student scholarships at the University of Arkansas Civil Engineering Department. Information about registration and corporate sponsorships will be announced at the February meeting.

Next Meeting

To be announced.